Silver Bullets to get makeover, new name

One of my favourite comics news sites is about to undergo a reavmap and name change, so be ready to update your book marks.

Since its creation in 2000, Silverbulletcomicbooks.com (SBC) has been one of the most frequented sites for comic book-focused reviews, commentary and features. In 2005, the site won an Eagle Award for “Favourite Comics-Related Website,” and hosts a plethora of entertaining columns such as “All The Rage” and Beau Smith’s “Busted Knuckles,” among many others.

In the coming months though, SBC will be re-launched as ComicsBulletin.com with a completely re-designed website.

“Nearly eight years ago we launched a site into the burgeoning field of comics journalism,” said SBC/Comics Bulletin publisher Jason Brice. “In that time, Silver Bullet Comics has become recognized as the pre-eminent site for comics criticism and has featured the writing of a huge number of fans and professionals. It’s axiomatic in many industries that any organisation must ‘change or die,’ and so to that end, we’re moving to the next step in evolution, with a new name, a new design, and a new approach to what we do best.

“I’m incredibly proud of the outstanding team of writers, editors, designers, and programmers that we have put together for this venture. I’m certain that the thousands of comics fans and professionals that witness our transformation into Comics Bulletin will be amazed at what we have planned and will witness a paradigm shift in the way our industry understands comics journalism. Comics Bulletin is the way ahead.”

It will be interesting to see how the new site develops and what new features will be added to an already-terrific web site. Good luck, folks!

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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