This article is from the Comics Misc FAQ, by with numerous contributions by FAQcis Uy firstname.lastname@example.org others.
Web Comics fall into two major categories. There are real-world comics with
web promos or reprints, such as http://www.unitedmedia.com, and also many
comics that exist solely or entirely on the Web. Some good sites are:
WHAT'S UP WITH MARVEL? ARE THEY BANKRUPT?
Not anymore. In July 1995 Marvel tried to sell its comics exclusively
through Heroes World Distribution and proceeded to screw up royally. In 1996
Marvel fired hundreds of staffers and outsourced several titles (including
Captain America and the Avengers). In December 1996 Marvel Entertainment
Group defaulted on $650 million in loan payments and filed for bankruptcy.
But received more loans from Chase Bank and publishing new comics. See
http://members.tripod.com/~comics_faq/marvel.html for details.
In February 1997, Marvel shut down Heroes World and returned to Diamond. In
April 1998 the New York Stock Exchange de-listed Marvel's public stock. It
had fallen to $1 from a high of $30 in 1994. The reorganization is nearly
over, and Marvel plans to have yet another retcon restart for its comic