In August 2021, the landscape of comics distribution shifted slightly, as two of America’s most popular and acclaimed comic book writers, James Tynion IV (Batman, Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #6) and Jonathan Hickman (X-Men, Transhuman), announced Substack financial grants that meant their upcoming projects would release via Substack’s email newsletter platform. Tynion’s announcement felt particularly seismic since the writer coupled the news with his planned departure from DC’s Batman, the biggest superhero comic in America.
Other creators accompanied the news, or followed later, including notable talents like Molly Knox Ostertag, Saladin Ahmed, Chip Zdarsky, Sophie Campbell, ND Stevenson, Kelly Thompson, Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire and Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman. On January 31, 2022, a day declared “Comics Day on Substack,” the roster swelled to include Tom King & Elsa Charretier, Brian K Vaughan & Niko Henrichon, Khary Randolph & Joanne Starer, Rodney Barnes, Jen Bartel, oh, and GRANT MORRISON. [Read more…] about The Guide to Comics on Substack