Last week, Aol shut down a large portion of its Aol Music division, and now reports are circulating that the popular comics blog ComicsAlliance is the latest to get the axe. A number of ComicsAlliance staffers have posted messages on Twitter that appear to confirm the shutdown; writer David Uzumeri posted a "goodnight, @comicsalliance" message earlier today, while founder of ComicsAlliance and current Wired editor Laura Hudson said, "So the news is out: ComicsAlliance has been shut down by Aol."
1,155 days. 288,521 words. 167 posts. Goodnight, @comicsalliance.— David Uzumeri (@DavidUzumeri) April 29, 2013
It's not immediately clear what caused the shutdown — Hudson says on Twitter that it "wasn't performance related" and went on to say that "traffic on the site was better than ever." Neither current editor-in-chief Joe Hughes nor the official ComicsAlliance Twitter account have acknowledged the shutdown yet, but Comic Book Resources has reportedly confirmed the site's closure. It also pointed out a conspicuous absence of new content over the weekend, despite several major events taking place. The site itself is still live, but only one story has been posted since Friday. We've reached out to Aol to find out more about the apparent shutdown and will update this post with any new information.
So the news is out: ComicsAlliance has been shut down by AOL. bit.ly/15V0Lzg— Laura Hudson (@laura_hudson) April 29, 2013