The Dark Gate Comic Slurper

Comic Slurper is an online comics aggregator, taking webcomic images and displaying their latest installment on a single html page. Slurper gives visitors the ability to decide which of the menu of comics (both comic strips and webcomics are among the choices) to appear on the page for them. It also offers the ability to create a customized RSS/XML feed of those comics. (It even offers a PDA friendly version).

It’s a nice looking page with an easy to use interface that provides a personalized comics portal. It’s also doubtful that all of the comics are used with creators’ permission since several are owned by large newspaper syndicates who have traditionally not allowed for such reuse of their copyrighted material. We have requested comment from the site (there is no identifying information at the site other than “Dark Gate Corporation”) on their policy with regards to creator permission and will post if we get a reply.

Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.

5 Comments

  1. Doing a little web-searching. Dan Lane was housemates with the creator of Comic Slurper. No response to my email asking about whether or not creators’ permission is obtained before including a comic…

  2. A lot of those comics are with Keenspot, who hold exclusive web publishing rights to them, and it’s very unlikely that they’ve given permission. Jeff Darlington’s General Protection Fault Syndication Info page makes it clear he’s not accepting any such requests.

  3. Here we go again… By the way, what happened to Comictastic? I know the guy implemented a HTTP user agent, but what about the RSS feed and the merch sale support? Do we have any further words on this?

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