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I am shocked to discover that the wonderful-beyond-words Wordpress blog, COMICSWORLD, has been either suspended or removed by the powers-that-be at Wordpress.
This site was the comix equivalent of the Library of Congress. Its death leaves a gaping void in the world of comic book scholarship. The site collected comic books--old and new--of all different genres. Thanks to their all-inclusive offerings, I was able to read and scrutinize thousands of obscure comics that, otherwise, I'd have never seen.
Many of the offerings I've been able to share here on Stanley Stories came from scans that appeared on Comicsworld. I was still in the process of trolling through the site's huge quarry of Dell Comics scans, in search of stray Stanley pieces.
Alas, they also gathered modern mainstream comics--this was, most likely, their undoing.
Thousands of zip files of comics posted on Comicsworld are still available on Rapidshare--albeit under cryptic file names, which would make them quite hard to locate.
If the person or persons who were behind Comicsworld see this posting, please contact me. I'd like to express my thanks for all your hard work.
And, just in case Wordpress reverses their decision, THIS LINK is the original URL for the Comicsworld site. As well, altho' none of the links work any longer, HERE is a Google cache of the CW site, just in case you never knew of it or checked it out...
Should it be gone forever, Comicsworld will be sorely missed. I hope we will see it again, in this or another form.
HAPPY UPDATE: JUNE 18, 2012... It's baaaacccckkk.... check out the links below!
wordpress.com/ Mostly comic books but some long runs of some old comic strips too; bottom left side.http://magazinesforall. wordpress.com/ Loads of digest-sized Sci-fi mags from the 50s, 60s, etc.
SAD UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2012... The heartless bastards who are out to destroy everything wonderful about the Internet have again stricken Comicsworld. All the Rapidshare files have been flagged as "illegal" and can no longer be accessed. The golden age of the Internet is over, folks... let's brace up and face it... it's all downhill from here!