Welcome to iFanboy 3.0!
It’s the new iFanboy.com!
Veteran readers know that this was a long time coming. It’s been built, torn apart, redesigned and rebuilt again and now, finally, here we are. Quite frankly, we couldn’t be more excited about the next chapter in the world of iFanboy!
The first thing you’ll notice is the new design. The old girl needed a new coat of paint badly, and while we loved the iFanboy.com of the past, we all agreed it was definitely time for an upgrade. Hopefully things will be a little easier to find, a bit better organized, and look more like a website from this decade. One significant difference is that you’ll have an account with a username and password (and an avatar!) that you will need to use the new features.
You can have your own pull list on the site, as well as the ability to rate and review your books each week! Just go to the list of this week’s comics and start clicking. You can even print out your pull list and bring it with you to the store! After you’ve read your books, you can rate them and see how others rated them as well. Just head over to the “Your Comics” section to write a review of any of the books on your pull list! This site isn’t just about Ron, Conor, and Josh’s opinions, it’s about everyone being heard.
You love the Pick of the Week, right? Now there’s also the Book of the Month! At the beginning of every month, we’ll pick one trade paperback, graphic novel, hardcover, collection, anthology, Absolute or Omnibus as our Book of the Month. Look for a written review, and a discussion segment on the podcast for each selection. First up: Godland Celestial Edition Volume One, by Joe Casey and Tom Scioli.
But wait, that’s not all! Up until now, we’ve been doing all the writing around here and we just couldn’t keep up. So we decided to bring in some ringers. Perhaps you’ve heard of them.
Every other Wednesday iFanboy brings you “Concentric Circles”from Jonathan Hickman, the writer and artist of The Nightly News and Pax Romana, and one of the most talented new names in comics.
Then, every Thursday join us for “200 Words with Paul Dini” in which the Emmy and Eisner Award winning writer of Batman: The Animated Series, Detective Comics, and Countdown muses on whatever strikes his particular fancy that week – sometimes comic book related, often not. There are no rules, save that he must use 200 words – no more, no less.
Finally, there are some additions to the iFanboy team. You know him, you love him: Gordon the Intern has been promoted! Well no, but at least he wasn’t fired. But he will be contributing to the site on a regular basis. We also welcome Dave Wiese, whose technical wizardry helped make the site what it is. So please welcome them with open arms.
As if that’s not enough, iFanboy has even more surprises in the coming months, so stay tuned! 2008 is going to be a really great year for iFanboy, and you’re not going to want to miss it.
We want to thank all of you who made this community what it is, and we’re going to keep working at making it the best place for comic book fans on the web.
And last but not least we’d like to thank all those who made this new website possible, including Allie Delgado, Chris Eliopoulos, Lindsay Flanagan, Dave Kersting, and Jonathan Sawitsky.
It’s a new day for iFanboy and a new design. There will be some bumps that will need to be smoothed out, and there will be a few bugs to be fixed – that’s par for the course for any new website. It was five years on the old design so it’s going to take a little bit of time to reformat all the old content to the new design, but it’s all still there, we didn’t lose anything, so please bare with us. If you find anything that needs our attention, or have an idea of something you want to see, or any thoughts in general send ‘em along to firstname.lastname@example.org.