During its nearly 16 years of existence, YouTube has managed to provide a platform for creators to connect with viewers with incredibly diverse niche interests. Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of channels dedicated to discussing comics, and while they take different approaches, the best ones have found a way to connect with comics fans.
However, because there are so many channels on YouTube dedicated to discussing the medium, these can get lost in the crowd. Anyone who is interested in comics and wants to explore that love, even more, could find these channels right up their alley.
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Strip Panel Naked is a channel run by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (known as “Hass”) that delves into how a certain comic showcases a technique, style, or aspect of the comic-making process, such as lettering. or panel layout.
Viewers can tell right away that Hass knows what he’s talking about, and it’s no surprise that he’s had experience working as a letterer, writer, and editor for the Eisner Award-winning film. PanelxPanel magazine. SPN currently posts about once every two months, but each video is well worth the wait.
Have you ever been able to tell that a work was drawn by a certain artist or written by a certain writer? Some call it style, but for Chris Piers, it’s all tropes. Episodes on his channel Comic Tropes take between 10 and 30 minutes to talk about a certain creator’s work, an interesting aspect of comic history, or a specific comic story.
Chris is also someone with industry experience, having done illustration work and interviewing creators like Todd McFarlane and Robert Kirkman on his channel (the latter of whom is a longtime friend of his). For a comic book fan’s view, Piers is the best option.
With superhero action movies dominating the box office, it’s no wonder Matt Draper’s self-styled YouTube channel is so focused on the subject. But not only Focusing on comics (he also likes to review movies and the occasional video game), it is one of the most important, and Draper makes captivating essays on the characters and books that have inspired today’s great superhero franchises.
Draper’s style is easily accessible, allowing even the casual comic book reader to follow along, even if they are unfamiliar with the story at hand. There is definitely something for every type of comic book fan here.
Presenting a more relaxed conversational setting is Comic Drake (Drake McWhorter), who makes viewers feel at home by appearing on screen in a standing newsroom format, but with a cup of coffee in hand and a comfortable and relaxed delivery.
As the name suggests, Drake focuses on comics and comics-inspired media, incorporating discussion of comics and adaptations of comic book characters into film or television in a way that makes it easy for newcomers and comics readers alike. veterans jump into a video. anytime. Come for the content, stay for the friendly atmosphere.
While a comics-focused channel doesn’t have to be run by a comics creator to be worth watching, it’s always a plus to have an insider’s view, and that’s what artist Kayfabe provides. Co-hosted by comic book creators Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg, the channel posts video reviews and interviews, averaging an impressive three to four videos per week.
A great place to start is your breakdown of vigilantes — a great graphic novel for beginners and newcomers to comics, over the course of 12 videos, culminating in a lengthy interview with vigilantes artist, Dave Gibbons. Piskor and Rugg are clearly fans and experts, and it’s about as inside as you can get in baseball.
Owen likes comics
The name says it all: Owen definitely likes them. In Owen Likes Comics, he talks about the comic book movies as they come out, but in between, he wanders into the pages of comic book stories, like Grant Morrison’s. arkham asylum or JM DeMatteis’ Kraven’s Last Huntthe latter being one of the darkest Spider-Man stories.
Even when it’s a video clearly made because of a new release, like his cover of Matt Fraction and David Aja. Hawk Eye to match the series, the videos feel like they belong together with everything else, and they don’t get dated by the passage of time.
The bus collector
The Omnibus Collector (real name Ryley) announces his main focus on his channel name: collecting. An “omnibus” is a collection of a series of works, and in comics, this is a great trade paperback. Although viewers don’t need to have an interest in collecting comics to enjoy his content, this is the approach he takes with his work and how he presents it to viewers.
yes collect is In a viewer’s alley, your channel fits the bill. If instead a viewer is more interested in reading the comics, Ryley has plenty to offer as well. He also establishes manga as a focus on his channel, making him a great choice for fans of that style as well.
Have you ever read a Marvel, DC or Image book and wanted a voice to go along with it? Look no further than Comicstorian. Channel creators take a paperback or trade edition, give it a plot synopsis, and then present that synopsis to readers through narration.
Comicstorian makes comics more accessible to readers new to a particular character, team, or title. Viewers are encouraged to go to a local comic book retailer to purchase the issues themselves if they find any interest in them from what is provided. In doing so, the channel becomes an indispensable resource for readers who want to preview what they’re considering buying.
If you have questions, he has answers. According to the About page, Comics Explained has been reading comics for over 25 years and is here for new and old fans of the medium. If you want to know more about the characters in an upcoming show, he’s got you covered, like with his in-depth look at Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow, one of Moon Knight’s most powerful villains.
However, just as it promises, it has a lot to share when it comes to comic book lore, and its 2,000+ videos fully deliver on that promise. There’s no better place on YouTube to get comic book knowledge than here.
Scott Niswander has been talking comics to his viewers since 2013 on NerdSync. Originally starting out as a place to talk comics and a hub for all things nerdy, in 2019 Niswander shifted the channel’s focus to longer-form videos from 40 minutes to over an hour.
His back catalog of videos alone are worth watching, but with the reinvention of his channel, NerdSync has become a place to take on the medium of comics, as well as its impact on pop culture through movies and shows. of television that inspire the comics. Nerds everywhere, welcome!
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