Pipeline Comics is creating comic book journalism
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patrons

$16
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The internet is sorely lacking comic book websites that are about comics. Instead, they're all about the latest "Arrow" casting announcements, rumors and gossip on the next superhero movie, and completely irrelevant things like pinball, football, Funko toys, horror movies, etc.

Are you looking for more comic book websites that focus on the comics?

That's what I started PipelineComics.com to do -- focus on the comics.  There's not an article on the site that isn't about comics.  It's the guiding star of the site.

With the site now almost a year old, it's time to consider how to continue doing it in the way I wish without selling out or writing clickbait stories about unrelated things (for the good of "geek culture").

I don't need much.  I'm just looking for some help to cover the bills.  The servers hosting the site need annual love from their hosts.  

But the big news for this Patreon campaign is that the $50 level brings us to the return of the first comics podcast in the world, The Pipeline Comic Book Podcast.  If I get enough pledges to cover those costs in addition to the main website, I'll commit to doing it.  (I have lots of ideas for this podcast.  I can't wait to start it!)

If things go better than that: The majority of reviews on the site come from books that are on sale that week digitally, on the cheap.  I would like to guide my selection of reviews closer to some newer releases and what looks interesting to begin with, rather than what's the cheapest.  Funds from this drive will be used for that, as well.

If things go very well: I'll add in a tier to commit to creating more videos, which have always been a very sporadic contribution to the site.

I've been writing Pipeline for twenty years now and have no plans to go away.  With your help, I can only expand the Pipeline Empire and bring more cool stuff to the internet!
Tiers
Pipeline Participant
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Your name will be added to the Special Thanks page at PipelineComics.com.  You also get the bonus Patron-only posts, which go up at least once a week. This will cost you less than a third of the price of a special "Deadpool" issue!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Your name on the Special Thanks page of PipelineComics.com
Pipeline Curious
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Ask me a comics-related question, and I'll answer it in a Patreon post.  Want advice on writing a column? Want to know what I think about the latest industry controversy? What comics are overrated?  Which Belgian artist is the best?  Ask away, and I'll answer in a patron-only post.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Your name on the Special Thanks page of PipelineComics.com
  • I'll answer one of your questions.
  • My thanks for your generosity and an internet fist bump.
Pipeline Ad Button Buy
$50 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
I don't have much in the way of ads on the site, so here's your chance.  You get a 300 x 300 pixel non-animated, family-friendly ad placed at the top of the sidebar for one month.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Your name on the Special Thanks page of PipelineComics.com
  • My thanks for your generosity and an internet fist bump.
  • 300 x 300 pixel ad space
Pipeline Power Patron
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
You get the thanks and the feed and the question, but I'll also send you three random trade paperbacks or one awesome hardcover. (My choice.)

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Your name on the Special Thanks page of PipelineComics.com
  • I'll answer one of your questions.
  • My thanks for your generosity and an internet fist bump.
  • I will send you 3 trade paperbacks.
Pipeline Plenipotentiary
$500 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
On top of the thanks, the extra patron content, and the question answering, I'll draw you a character sketch and I'll send you ten random trade paperbacks. Offer good while supplies last, of course. (But I have plenty... )

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Your name on the Special Thanks page of PipelineComics.com
  • I'll answer one of your questions.
  • My thanks for your generosity and an internet fist bump.
  • 10 random trade paperbacks
  • A sketch of a character of your choosing
Goals
$16 of $50 per month
The return of The Pipeline Podcast!  The first comics podcast will make its glorious return to the internet's airwaves!
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The internet is sorely lacking comic book websites that are about comics. Instead, they're all about the latest "Arrow" casting announcements, rumors and gossip on the next superhero movie, and completely irrelevant things like pinball, football, Funko toys, horror movies, etc.

Are you looking for more comic book websites that focus on the comics?

That's what I started PipelineComics.com to do -- focus on the comics.  There's not an article on the site that isn't about comics.  It's the guiding star of the site.

With the site now almost a year old, it's time to consider how to continue doing it in the way I wish without selling out or writing clickbait stories about unrelated things (for the good of "geek culture").

I don't need much.  I'm just looking for some help to cover the bills.  The servers hosting the site need annual love from their hosts.  

But the big news for this Patreon campaign is that the $50 level brings us to the return of the first comics podcast in the world, The Pipeline Comic Book Podcast.  If I get enough pledges to cover those costs in addition to the main website, I'll commit to doing it.  (I have lots of ideas for this podcast.  I can't wait to start it!)

If things go better than that: The majority of reviews on the site come from books that are on sale that week digitally, on the cheap.  I would like to guide my selection of reviews closer to some newer releases and what looks interesting to begin with, rather than what's the cheapest.  Funds from this drive will be used for that, as well.

If things go very well: I'll add in a tier to commit to creating more videos, which have always been a very sporadic contribution to the site.

I've been writing Pipeline for twenty years now and have no plans to go away.  With your help, I can only expand the Pipeline Empire and bring more cool stuff to the internet!

Recent posts by Pipeline Comics

Tiers
Pipeline Participant
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Your name will be added to the Special Thanks page at PipelineComics.com.  You also get the bonus Patron-only posts, which go up at least once a week. This will cost you less than a third of the price of a special "Deadpool" issue!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Your name on the Special Thanks page of PipelineComics.com
Pipeline Curious
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Ask me a comics-related question, and I'll answer it in a Patreon post.  Want advice on writing a column? Want to know what I think about the latest industry controversy? What comics are overrated?  Which Belgian artist is the best?  Ask away, and I'll answer in a patron-only post.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Your name on the Special Thanks page of PipelineComics.com
  • I'll answer one of your questions.
  • My thanks for your generosity and an internet fist bump.
Pipeline Ad Button Buy
$50 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
I don't have much in the way of ads on the site, so here's your chance.  You get a 300 x 300 pixel non-animated, family-friendly ad placed at the top of the sidebar for one month.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Your name on the Special Thanks page of PipelineComics.com
  • My thanks for your generosity and an internet fist bump.
  • 300 x 300 pixel ad space
Pipeline Power Patron
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
You get the thanks and the feed and the question, but I'll also send you three random trade paperbacks or one awesome hardcover. (My choice.)

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Your name on the Special Thanks page of PipelineComics.com
  • I'll answer one of your questions.
  • My thanks for your generosity and an internet fist bump.
  • I will send you 3 trade paperbacks.
Pipeline Plenipotentiary
$500 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
On top of the thanks, the extra patron content, and the question answering, I'll draw you a character sketch and I'll send you ten random trade paperbacks. Offer good while supplies last, of course. (But I have plenty... )

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Your name on the Special Thanks page of PipelineComics.com
  • I'll answer one of your questions.
  • My thanks for your generosity and an internet fist bump.
  • 10 random trade paperbacks
  • A sketch of a character of your choosing