We are a team of dedicated comic book, graphic novel, and sequential art fans who want to talk about those things in an open forum. We want to start a conversation about the role of comic books in popular culture, as well as review and suggest specific comics we enjoy reading to our followers. On a very literal level, comic books are hardly more than words and pictures, but are generally still considered to be things for shy kids and immature adults to collect in their basement. But in a bigger way, comic books are so much more than simply words and pictures. We’d like to bring the beauty, intricacy, and art of some of these comics out to the forefront.
Plus? We get to talk to people about comics. I mean, that’s pretty great in its own right.
Spandexless is a review site that looks to give coverage and critical review to Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Sequential Art outside the superhero genre. We don’t hate superheroes–we love them. We read them, and some of us follow them very, very closely. But–strong as they may be–they should not be burdened with carrying the weight of the entire medium. We are attempting to shine a light on comics that don’t fall into the usual format, titles that slip from the mainstream.
We keep a close eye on the comic book industry, as well as artists and writers that interest us. We’ll bring you weekly reviews of comics we actually read, as well as legacy stories from years past. We’ll get you interviews with creators that might not be favored by bigger sites. We’ll give you news about the books you love, and previews of the books you are about to. We want to talk to the community and get people interested in stories outside of the mainstream. Does “outside the mainstream” mean you’ll never ever, cross-our-hearts-and-hope-to die, see something on here that could be considered of a “super” nature? No. But if it is here, you can bet it’s also indie or self-published, and creator owned. Because much like in the Wild West, we can make our own rules.
Here at Spandexless, we are committed to an enduring conversation. We understand that this conversation may not exist purely on our site. We want you to take what you read here and share it with anyone that you think would be interested. We encourage you to link to us, should you find our work to be of interest or useful. Spandexless reserves all rights to the work produced on its site, or by any of the social accounts related to it.
In accordance with the FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, Spandexless would like everyone to know that while we do purchase our own books for review on occasion, you should assume that every book reviewed was provided to us by the publisher or the author for free, though we will do our best to also call out any free copies in each post. Because we like thanking cool publishers and authors and giving them their due.