Welcome to iFanboy 3.0!

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 contact@ifanboy.com.

Comments

  1. You’ve won this time iFanboy!! *shakes his fist mightily*

  2. Thanks guys, the chat and Countdown was awesome, and the site looks great! not slow, and no bugs yet!

  3. The beards were worth it.

  4. Looking good.

  5. Tonight was great fun and the redesign is amazing.

  6. Thank you guys very much for the fun evening.

  7. Yeah.

  8. The comments seem to cut off everything after the first period.

  9. @JFernandes – try hitting refresh and see if the comments appear correctly

  10. Tonight was great, and thank you for your hard work and dedication.

  11. @ron, no go yet; I’ma go pass out now.

  12. Well done ifanboy, *starts a slow clap*

  13. Where do you want us to send the bugs we find?

  14. Not 100% sure where to post bugs, but I thought you’d want to know it’s not letting me upload an avatar.

  15. *Clap clap*

  16. Send them to contact@ifanboy.com

  17. New site looks awesome, good work guys.

  18. We’re working on it…

  19. HA, just proves we either didn’t read or didn’t take in the post we are talking in 😉

  20. I love the pull list!!!! Great idea.

  21. Excellent work, gents. Looking forward to all the new goodness. Thanks!

  22. Such a great redesign. The pull list feature is sweet. But I need a weekly bonus question.

    Where am I to get such deep philosophical insight as to whether I would help a loved one bury a body- no questione asked- if not at iFanboy?

    Where, indeed.

  23. Gah I can’t believe after all the anticipation that’s been building in my head the last week was actually totally paid off.

  24. 😉 nothing wrong with a good payoff every now and then

  25. Interesting, my last comment had the last few lines cut off, I did a few ‘enters’ and it didn’t get posted

  26. I don’t know if i want to have kids after reading the Terms of use i agreed to.

  27. Anyway, I’m guessing the ‘pull’ system is like the ‘digg’ system, we ‘pull’ the comics we really want or are going to get in order to show their overall popularity, kind of like a rating system without the actual rankings, then we can give a review if we want

  28. yikes Luke – we’re looking into the these comments problems!

  29. You, say, send, Bugs, Me, send, Bugs *smacks chest* (Say in head like Tarzan)

  30. Bug – The contact@ifanboy.com link at the bottom of the article is pointing to Malto not Mailto

  31. Even better than expected!

  32. Hmmmm, web 2.0.

  33. Hm, very nice, all very nice. (Stands and claps a bit)

  34. Looks good, but damn the effort! Another password to remember!
    The formality makes me feel like I should have something important to say, instead of pissing around.

    Year One is a giant montage.

  35. wow…just wow.

  36. Hey guy, nicely done!

  37. Great job guys. Looks really good! I’m proud if you Ron.

  38. Well played, gentleman. I just finished reading TNN last night and was thinking to myself,

  39. Oh, pretty. . .

    Nice job, guys.

  40. Way to go guys. I did the new look. Most impressive.

  41. Looks amazing, people. Great job, even if you were up way too late to get it done.

  42. Hey, where’d the video feeds go?

  43. way to go dudes!

  44. Huge improvement!

  45. Looks great! Keep it up guys.

  46. friggen awesome!!!

  47. I love white people. You get good stuff done. Plus you make the flowers grow. But that’s a Biblical discussion. Congrats!

  48. So much fun last night, and there’s nothing better than waking up to iFanboy 3.0. Good stuff. Can’t wait to use the site a bit more, it looks like a lot of fun.

  49. I love white people. You get good stuff done. Plus you make the flowers grow. But that’s a Biblical discussion. Congrats!

  50. Were you guys really up until 4:00?? I went to bed earlier than that, and I have a newborn. But then, I guess, so do you.

    To be honest, I’m a little overwhelmed, but all the new features look great. I can’t wait to take a crack at this pull list.

  51. My last post was supposed to be a quote of gene’s post along with a question about what he meant, but only the quote got posted. 🙁

  52. Awesome stuff, guys. Well done.

  53. Looks pretty cool, fellas.

  54. Love the new look and features!

  55. Love the look and feel… but, if I can make some minor critiques:

  56. Yeah… my whole post didnt get posted!?!?

  57. Guys, the site looks great.

  58. JD and Six Gun – the comments are a little buggy right now – so bear with us

    Six Gun – Quotes will be coming

    JD – please send ny critiques to contact AT ifanboy DOT com

  59. Well played iFanboy, well played.

  60. WOW guys. This is incredible. You guys have really come a long way. Congratulations!!

  61. Hey! What happened to my post?!! BUG!

    I was trying to answer Sixgun.

  62. Love it!

    Always good to know when one’s faith is placed properly. 🙂

  63. holy f’n cow this was worth every sleepless night of wonder!!!

  64. Check my profile, sixgun.

  65. Love the new design and features, guys – so much so, that I’ve been moved to post for the first time in who-knows – look forward to the ratings and reviews, should be fun.

  66. Awesome site…just awesome

  67. gene…I read your profile too…dude…eww…it’s not 1952 anymore…

  68. Nice update guys. Loving the pull feature and looking forward to Dini, Hickman and of course Gordon!

  69. Is that why my rotary phone’s not working?

  70. I love that you can print the pull list. Now I can give that to the wife and she won’t skip books any more when its her turn to go to the comic store.

  71. Love the revamp and the fact that it loads faster on my iPhone than the previous version.

  72. Great work guys!

  73. where are ya’ll getting your avatar pics from? how do you do it?

  74. I like it here.

  75. I just want to see my new avatar.

  76. I feel like people can understand me better because I’m no longer bogged down with my Revision 3 Continuity.

  77. Just go to your profile and upload an image.

  78. Looks great guys, I love the new pull list

  79. yea I tryed and it’s saying it needs a jpg, the file i’m using IS a Jpg.

  80. do they need to be a specific size?

  81. Great Job

  82. That might be it.

  83. My av is like 400×400 at 47 kb.

  84. I went to the site forgetting that the update was imminent.

  85. While it’s still a little buggy (and we will have this worked out soon), try either appending .jpg to the end of the file name.

  86. Having a little trouble with my comments being cut off.

  87. This is forcing me to be succinct and I’m having a hard time with it.

  88. no dice, oh well, I’ll just try later. thanks

  89. New place looks stellar guys. Much congrats to the new look and features. Big time.

  90. Wow….. almost 100 comments, I think this is probably the most I’ve ever seen in one Thread! On the site. Joy! Avatars are working now

  91. Nice job on the site guys, the blue is a nice contrast to the institutional white.

  92. Nice little place you got here fellas.

  93. All you need now is a swim

  94. Love the new site but I am also having a hard time with the avatar. It might just be my computer idiocy though.

  95. …weird, half my messages keep disappearing.

  96. When posting, don’t make a new paragraph, it voids the words you type in that line, sometimes the entire post

  97. I’ll echo the

  98. @DickieThickWhistle – We’re aware there are some bugs with the comments – we’re sorry for the issue and ask that you be patient while we work the bug out

    If anyone has a problem with comments, please email us at contact AT ifanboy DOT com – subject line COMMENTS – and let us know what happened – the more specific the better – thanks

  99. EVERYONE – we think we found the bug, but before we can get it fixed, here’s how you can avoid getting your comments cut off:

    DON’T HIT ENTER/RETURN Twice – if you have 2 line breaks – it cuts off everything after the second line break (as LukeB mentioned) – you can hit Enter/Return once – that seems ot be ok, but twice causes the bug – we’ll advise when its fixed

  100. Freakin’ sweet.

  101. Dudes.

  102. Hrrm comment got cut off after a double space between sentences.I guess check that too.Anyway, was saying

  103. And another bug: don’t use double-spaces between sentences. lol. The joys of new sites. 😀 I love how fast it is now, though. Now for the third time, I’m off to get Godland!

  104. Send the Bugs to contact@ifanboy.com otherwise they’ll get lost in the comments 🙂

  105. The new site design manages to be easy to use, professional looking and still friendly. The features you thought to include, especially the pull list, show that you’re thinking of the fans. Will there be more onscreen chats with you guys? That was a fun thing to stumble on.

  106. We’ll definitely be looking to do that again in the future.

  107. Great job. Now to figure out this avatar.

  108. Amazing.

    Please bring back the ustream feeds sometime.

  109. I just found the digguesqe pull list feature.

    Very well done lads, very well done.

  110. Love the new look and fucking ADORE the pull list.

  111. *clap*,*clap*,*clap*

    Awesome redesign! the pull list feature looks promising!

  112. its hilarious that hitting enter twice breaks ifanboy.

  113. bravo! bravo! 100 times bravo iFanboys!

  114. I’m gonna be here all day now.

  115. What exactly did Chris Eliopolus do? All the snazzy fonts?

  116. Amazing guys! simpleing anazing! Did Gordon get any sleep?

  117. The Pull List will be great to have on my iPhone when I’m at the store.

  118. there’s

  119. damnit

  120. there’s a lot of us who are having problems with the avatar. what are ya’ll (the ones who’ve figured it out) doing differently?

  121. I absolutely love the pull list printing feature. I used to scribble out a list by hand from ifanboy every week, but no more!

  122. Congrats – love the new look, and the pull list feature is super useful!

  123. The avatar issue may be related to some caching on our side – for the non technical – if you load an avatar, try logging out, closing your browser and logging back in – if that fails, hold down shift and press refresh to see if it comes through.

  124. @SkinnyJ – try loading the avatar from a different browser. I did mine in Firefox because I hate IE.

  125. Love the new look guys! I am greatly anticipating the new content, too.

  126. Holy crap guys! Totally blew away any expectations I had about the forthcoming redesign! AMAZING JOB! I love how the layout for forthcoming podcasts.

  127. The new site looks good and I like the few features I’ve been able to check out so far.

  128. Damn you all for making this site so cool. It’s bad enough I spend so much time on the internet as it is, and now this site will prolly add another… four hours a day. So many new features I don’t even know where to start! It’s freakin’ sw33t guys… It’s freakin sw33t.

  129. Have the posting issues been fixed yet–how soon until I can use punctuation in my posts 🙂

  130. Just hoping the old rss feeds still work…

    Otherwise good job guys!

    Shakara!

  131. This definitely beats anything I had in mind. A Digg-esque pull list is gonig to be a ton of fun. One more reasonn for me to head to the shop more. For now I’m just pulling everything I want to read, or am reading in trade.

  132. Regarding the avatar issue: I was unable to upload an avatar to my profile using either of my two PCs.

  133. When I uploaded the avatar using my Mac (Safari), it worked perfectly. So it may be an Internet Explorer issue on PCs.

  134. I keep having te relogin despite checking

  135. So, does tomorrow mark our first Hickman column? Or is the one of the other every-other-Wednesdays?

  136. Cue the awesome!

  137. Here’s my two cents. I love the new website. Rope (Rad Dope).

  138. Hey i can’t find my1 post! And i keep trying to post my avater that use @ the forums but won’t work. I know it has jpg,gif, and png and stuff. can sombody help me?

  139. superfriend82: try using Safari as your web browser, it worked for me. Internet Explorer kept kicking out the file format error.

  140. Love the new site, it has a great look. Love the pull list option. And last night’s live chat was oodles of fun. Keep it up.

  141. Man all i have is inernet explorer. NO fair! and isn’t safari for macs all i have is IBMs. I have

  142. superfriend82: no, you can get Safari for your PC right from Apple’s website. Enjoy!

  143. nice work, guys!

  144. This new look is fantastic! And absolutely dripping with cool content (I literally spent about an hour just looking through all the cool new stuff). Great work, guys, you’ve done us proud and it was certainly worth the wait!

  145. HOLY CRAP, I finally got it to work. I was trying to use a pic I had downloaded but that didn’t work in IE or even after I downloaded Safari. the only way it works id if you use a pic’s target on the internet.

  146. The Promised Land at long last! And it didn’t even take 40 years of wandering… Great work on the site, Gents.

  147. Jesus fucking christ this page looks good.

  148. I don’t recognize your av, SkinnyJ. What’s that image from?

  149. This new 3.0 site rocks hard, dudes.

  150. What happened to the rest of my comments?

  151. I hope you guys remember us when you shoot off into the Big-Time…

  152. Awesome updates to the site!

  153. Glad to see Gordon the Intern getting his righteous do.

  154. One thing I do miss – the old iFanboy logo with Jack Kirby art – please bring it back!

  155. it’s the new Guardians of the Galaxy for issue #1. I know its hard to see but its Star-lord, Wraith, Rocket Racoon, Queersar, and the one chick who was banging Nova in Annihilation. here’s the link. http://comics.ign.com/articles/851/851643p1.html

  156. I think I’ll have to change it, there’s to much for such a small square

  157. Excellent Job Gentlemen …excellent!

  158. I was a little jarred at first.

  159. You utter and total bastards…How could you do this.

  160. cannot

  161. This new site doesnt work very well

  162. Gotta say that I love the new site guys.

  163. Comment’s

     

    are

     

    fixed. 

  164. Dude, the new pull list option is awesome! Well worth the wait, and I’m very glad it WASN’T Galactus after all.

  165. hasd anyone figured out to print my personal pull list or do I need to print out the whole thing?

  166. @SkinnyJ – under the iFanboy logo, there is a link to "Your Comics" – click that – and then that will show you the comics you pulled this week – then on the upper right (above the ad), there is a link to Print Your Pulllist – that should open a pop up with your pull list and trigger the print option and then you can print it out!  good luck and let us know if you have any problems

  167. oh, ok. well that’s not working for me, I’ll check if it works on safari. appreciate it.

  168. yea, it’s saying

  169. unable to select comics

  170. looks like you don’t have any comics selected – go to ifanboy.com/comics – and if you see a comic you like, click the PULL button – that will add it to your personal comics list and the button will change to PULLED – then check YOUR COMICS – you should see them there

  171. ShiNY!

  172. yea, I mean i did all that.

  173. i’ve got like 12 books with pulled next to them.

  174. Can it really be fixed?!?! K… just a few nitpicks, the fonts are too small and the I cannot stay logged in, even if I check "Remember Me."  Site looks damned good… please bring back the video chat for when you record the Podcasts.

  175. Love the update, the site is awsome.  I can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleves.

  176. but when I click on the your comics link it’s not picking them up

  177. Is it just me, or does the store lack a link to buy an Intern shirt?

  178. @SkinnyJ – ok – hang in there – we’re going to investigate to see what’s up – email us at contact AT ifanboy DOT com – subject "SkinnyJ comics" and we’ll follow up with you over email

    @JFernandes – OMG you’e right! we’ll get that back in there ASAP

    @JD – We’re working on Remember Me, so bare with us – and maybe we’ll do more live video and chat soon – stay tuned!

  179. Looking Good. Love the look looking forward to the new features.

  180. PymSlap PymSlap (@alaska_nebraska) says:

    This is but another part of the Skrulls grand design.

  181. Great job guys! I love the pull list feature. I’m loving the new look. 🙂

  182. I’ve lived with it for a day now, and it’s great, but there is so much stuff going on on the home page I can barely wrap my head around it. This may take some adjustment.

  183. Love the new design. Great job. The pull lists are very cool im very excited about these new features. =)

  184. It’s Wednesday in EST and what does that mean?  Well it means that if you check out your pulled comics you will see that a star rating system has appeared next to each comic book.  You can now give each book you pull an overall star rating after you’ve read them!  This is a different rating than the story/art rating in the review section – it’s an overall rating. 

    Enjoy!  I can’t wait to see what the iFanbase thinks of their books. 

  185. This is really cool, not that it wasn’t awesome to begin with. I love it,huge improvement.  Can’t wait to use the new rating system!

  186. Awesome! All the stuff I hoped for in the What’s coming forum came true….. the serious guesses that is, can’t wait to read my books so I can rate/review them…. also Paul Dini and Jonathan Hickman Articles every week! THAT’S FREAKIN AMAZING! Thanks guys!

  187. @LukeB – You freaked us out with your prediction.  It was quite funny.  "We’ve got a leak!"

    Also, Hickman is every other week; Dini is every week. 

  188. @conor – lol, Great minds think alike eh 😉

  189. I do second iSteve in already missing the old logo. Any chance you guys can fit it in somewhere on the site?

  190. The three of us had been staring at that logo for about 8 years, so we were feeling need for a full change.  Our nod to the old site is still sitting right there at the bottom left of every page.

     

    But we appreciate the nostalgia.  I hope the new stuff makes up for the slight loss. 

  191. Fair enough. We’ll just have to come up reasons for Conor to post on the forums even more.

  192. Yeyyyy!!! Nobody stole my username…

    This is great Guys, of course old Ifanboy will be missed, and I expect to the picture of the three kirby guys podcasting somewhere on Itunes or whatever, but this is such a great step for the Ifanboy project.

    My sincerest congratulations  

  193. Um, I still can’t get an avatar to load. I tried one saved on my computer and another that I saved to my computer from the internet (and all I got was a strange grey box). The file extension names are correct. I’m not very tech savvy, so there could be something I’m doing wrong. Just checking in to see if anyone else is still having issues getting a picture loaded.

  194. I had to DL safari from apples website then, find the picture I wanted, then right clicked on it, went to properties, copied the adress to the pic then pasted it into the website, hope this helps

  195. OMG I love the new site also I made my profile and I think this is going to ROCK.. I love how there is a book of the month. I LOOOOOOOOVE the new features and the pull list makes my life so easy. I can’t wait to read Paul Dini’s 200 words blog. and  I can’t wait to see the rest of the new ifanboy.

     

     

  196. Maybe, the grey box can be your thing?

  197. When the Great Grey Box speaks, we listen. @_@

  198. The new site is BEE-U-TEE-FUL! Well done.

  199. Well, it is a nice shade of grey (maybe I should go buy myself a grey guitar and play. *musical flourish* Mr. Jones and me…oh … sorry, got a little sidetracked). Forgot to mention that the site is gorgeous! I really really love how you have the podcast and videocast posted on the front page. Everything is so neat and tidy and wonderfully, well, graphic!

  200. When dones Gorndon get to do something?

  201. Well my original comment got cutoff after one sentence somehow…but the site is great!  Love the pull comics system and the ability to comment on individual issues, plus review them later. 

    Next step in the site evolution should be to have a comic collection …collector.  Something like Comicdb…but maybe simplier and more of a focus on checking out others collection rather than completely documenting yours.  Not sure how that would work, but the new site was a huge step, so maybe the next huge step could include this.

    Keep up the great work on this and the ‘cast

  202. Just dropped by to say again how wonderful this new site is… Great Job.

    I can’t wait for Ifanboy 4.0…No, I’m Kidding. 

  203. Wow. I kind of forgot something was coming and I was jarred awake after I clicked through to the site. It looks good so far. I can’t wait for more.

  204. After having a day or two now to work with the site, I gotta say nice work.  The pull lists are awesome and 5 star rating system is a very nice touch.  My only complaint is that the comment system doesn’t work on my iPhone, other than that it’s pretty fookin’ cool.

  205. I’ve found a work around for the comments problem on the iPhone.  If you tap the comment box before the page fully loads you can launch the keyboard and type till your hearts content. 

  206. congratulations for the new baby

    wonderful job

     

    thanks

     cheers from france

    keep on 

  207. Wow, this was a change.  I like the review writing feature.  I too am having issues with the avatar loading, but I’m on shitty work PCs so I’ll retry this at home on my Powerbook later.

    But congrats on the site. 

  208. Well done, guys. I really like the new look and am looking forward to the new features. good show!

  209. good job boys

  210. After wasting a day on the site the only negative I can find (other than mentioned avatar uploading issue which hopefully will be fixed by using a better computer) is that it would be nice if you could see if someone commented on a review.  I mean I wrote a few today, but the only way I can figure out to check is to actually go read the review itself.

     I’m sure it’s one of those things that takes more work than it’s worth, but it’s just something I’ve noticed.

    Once again, great revamp.

  211. @Jazzlawyer – that’s a good idea, i’ll see what I can do

  212. Love the redesign and all the new content.  I am eagerly awaiting the chance to read my books so I can review them on the site!  Can’t wait to hear what everyone else thinks of their books too.

  213. Yay innernets!  Site looks fab!

  214.  Awesome job on the site, guys! I’ve been lurking for a year & the site makeover inspired me to finally start posting. Looking forward to whatver else you have up your sleeves!

  215. AWESOME!! Congratulations on the update.  Hopefully you’ll see a huge jump in user participation.  You’ve made it a lot easier and more fun to interact. Saw-WEET!!

  216. Damn you iFanboy, not since my very first porn site have I spent so much time in one place on the internets.  I can’t get over how bad ass the site is.