Hello and welcome to Broken Frontier!
Here’s some more on who we are, where we come from and what you can expect from us.
We’ve been around since 2002 and over the years have been referred to as a comic book news site, as a webzine, and in the very, very early days as a fan site. Our tagline back then read “Where Fans Come First!”, since we very frequently ran guest articles by fans from across the globe looking to voice their opinion on comics-related topics close to their heart. Since it was the pre-blogging era, many people grabbed that opportunity with both hands.
As our site grew, so did our brand, which led us to create the world’s first digital comics magazine for tablets, The Frontiersman, which ran for 30 issues between 2010 and 2012.
No matter how you’ve experienced BF’s content, the core of our approach to comics journalism has never changed: we’ve always strived to be a website that paid more attention to the independent and small press scene than to the mainstream. There’s so much more to comics than spandex.
One other constant in our near two-decade existence is the multitude of nationalities we’ve had on staff. British, obviously, but also Canadian, American, Belgian, Dutch, Philippine and Australian.
Breaking the norm
Our insistence on heavily spotlighting publications that don’t belong to the mainstream stems from the firm belief in the power of comics as an art form and in the continued progressive evolution of the medium. As with anything in society, evolution comes through revolution, by breaking the boundaries of the normal… until the experiment becomes the status quo itself. And so it is in comics.
Your stop for quality comics coverage
At Broken Frontier, we’re adamant about serving you quality comic book journalism covering comic books and graphic novels that are fully in line with our DNA. As Frontierspeople, we want you to come away with good impressions of the comics and the talent that you need to pick up today because they will define tomorrow. Our international staff will repeatedly go beyond US borders on that quest, because we’d be unable to live up to our goals if we limit ourselves to the US only.
We’re here to report on the next steps in the evolution of our wonderful medium, no matter where it comes from.
Let’s continue to explore all corners of the comics universe together. Onwards, upwards and sideways!