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On April 4, 2016, Jonah Weiland announced that Comic Book Resources had been sold to Valnet Inc., a company that is known for its acquisition and ownership of other media properties such as Screen Rant. The site was relaunched as CBR.com on August 23, 2016 with the blogs integrated into the site.
The company has also hosted a YouTube channel since 2008, with 1.3 million subscribers as of September 12, 2018.
Comic Book Idol
Comic Book Idol, also known as CBI, is an amateur comic book art competition created and hosted by comics writer J. Torres, and sponsored by Comic Book Resources and its participating advertisers. Inspired by the singing contest American Idol, CBI is a five-week and five-round competition in which each contestant is given one week to draw a script provided by guest judges. These invited comic book professionals comment on the artists' work in each round. The contestants to move on to subsequent rounds are selected by fans who vote in a weekly poll.
2011: Won the "Favourite Comics-Related Website" Eagle Award.
2011: Won the "Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism" Eisner Award.
2013: Won the "Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation" Harvey Award for its Robot 6 blog.
2014: Won the "Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism" Eisner Award.
In 2014, the site found itself at the center of a debate around the harassment of women trying to participate in the online comics community. The debate was sparked by the community's reactions to an article by guest author Janelle Asselin, which criticized the cover of DC Comics's Teen Titans. Following harassment and personal threats against Asselin, Jonah Weiland issued a statement where he apologized for the incident, condemning the way that some community members had reacted and rebooted the community forums in order to establish new ground rules.