Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Will Hagle
Thrillbent is a site created by comic book writers for comic book lovers, allowing readers to access great content in digital form.
Thrillbent is a digital comics site that transforms the comic book medium to the online space. The site was created by comics writer Mark Waid as well as John Rogers, a comic book writer as well as a screenwriter (he wrote the first draft of Transformers as well as the screenplay for Catwoman) and film producer. The site attempts to make full use of the opportunities presented by new, digital media while respecting and staying true to the comic book art form. The site hosts works by several content creators with varying levels of publishing experience. Because the writers are so diverse, the types of comics that can be found on Thrillbent are similarly wide-ranging.
Unlike many other comic book hosting sites, Thrillbent doesn’t simply display a traditional comic book in a digital form. It makes full use of the digital platform, allowing readers to click through panels in an interactive manner. This doesn’t fully mimic the experience of flipping through a real book, but it certainly comes close. There are also other details regarding each of the comics hosted on the site, such as credits, download links, chapters, and the ability to share on social media platforms or embed the comic on other sites. Thrillbent also has a shop which hosts comic books from a variety of creators and providers. The majority of these comics are available in PDF format, and typically are DRM-free. This replicates the experience of browsing a brick-and-mortar comic shop, but allows for access to an amazing wealth of content from your laptop or tablet or computer wherever you may be.