Type of site
Comic book
Available in English
Owner Townsquare Media
Editor Andrew Wheeler
Launched 2009 (2009)
Current status Online

ComicsAlliance is a website dedicated to covering the comic book industry as well as comic-related media, and is owned by Townsquare Media. The site has been nominated for multiple awards including a 2015 Eisner Award win in the category Best Comics Periodical/Journalism.


ComicsAlliance was established in 2009 as part of a online network of sites owned by AOL, and run by editor-in-chief Laura Hudson.[1] The site featured writing from critics including David Brothers, Andy Khouri, Caleb Goellner and Chris Sims. In 2012 Hudson left the site, with former Vertigo Comics editor Joe Hughes later announced as the new editor-in-chief.[2]

On April 26, 2013, ComicsAlliance and the AOL Music properties were abruptly shut down.[3] On June 2, 2013, AOL sold ComicsAlliance and several of the AOL Music blogs to Townsquare Media,[4] with editors Joe Hughes, Andy Khouri, and Caleb Goellner remaining in position on the site.

In 2015 the site was the recipient of an Eisner Award in the category Best Comics Periodical/Journalism.[5] ComicsAlliance is currently run by Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wheeler; with senior editor Luke Brown and assistant editors Elle Collins and Kieran Shiach.

Regular Features

The longest-running column on the site is Ask Chris, written by Chris Sims, which has run on the site since 2010.[6] In 2011, Sims was featured on The Daily Show as part of a feature on the Batman comics series, credited as a ‘Batmanologist’.[7] Additional features of note for the site have included Kate or Die, a regular comic from cartoonist Kate Leth; as well as Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly feature showcasing new comics-related art. The podcasts War Rocket Ajax and The Arkham Sessions have both been serialised on the site.


The site has been the recipient of a number of awards and award nominations, including:


  1. Hudson, Laura. "Welcome to ComicsAlliance".
  2. Hudson, Laura. "Laura Hudson Leaves ComicsAlliance as Editor In Chief". ComicsAlliance.
  3. Constine, Josh (April 26, 2013). "AOL Is Shutting Down AOL Music And Firing Staff Who Are Live-Tweeting The Bloodbath". TechCrunch. AOL. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  4. Brandle, Lars (June 3, 2013). "Townsquare Acquires Various AOL Music Sites, ComicsAlliance". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  5. "2015 Eisner Awards Winners Full List". Newsarama.
  6. "Ask Chris Archive". ComicsAlliance.
  7. Bardi, Marie. "Aasif Mandvi Contemplates Batman's Muslim Sidekick on The Daily Show".

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