GoComics by Universal Uclick is a site dedicated to providing different strips and comics to the online and mobile world.
From the classics Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes and Garfield to the more recent FoxTrot and Cul De Sac, GoComics has it all. Editorial cartoons are also available at the site.
One feature of the site is that you can save your favorite comics and categorize them in what is called collections.
Comics Sherpa, a space where aspiring cartoonists get to share their craft and receive feedback from the comic experts and fans is also available.
GoComics, through Amazon, also sell the following merchandise:
Created in 2005, GoComics is part of the Universal Uclick network.
Universal Uclick is the merged company of Universal Press Syndicate and Uclick.
Uclick has been a long time provider of comic strips, editorial cartoons, puzzles, casual games, manga, comic books, syndicated columns, photography and illustration.
The current location of GoComics is at 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO.
In a video review, Comic Strip Critic said that GoComics and DailyInk is the place where he gets his most of his comics. In his review, he explained that compared to GoComics, DailyInk has no advertisements in its site. On the other hand, GoComics offer more comics and cartoons than DailyInk.
In Daily Comics Review, some of the offerings of GoComics were reviewed.
One review said: "That is Priceless is one of the funnier things I've seen on any site lately. Absolutely laugh-out-loud (I wish there was an abbreviation for that) punch lines combined with famous works of art. I think this is so successful because the seriousness of the art juxtaposed with a usually ridiculous and keenly observed gag makes this work well."
The site is not registered at the Better Business Bureau and therefore does not have a BBB rating.
However, the parent company of GoComics, the Universal Uclick has an A+ rating at the BBB.
Universal Uclick is home to award-winning editorial cartoonists such as Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Auth, Herblock Prize awardee Matt Bors and the Clifford K and James T. Berryman awardee Robert Ariail.
Meanwhile, the company's comic strip creators such as Thompson and Pastis are nominees in the 2012 Harvey Awards.
According to Alexa, the website has a global rank of 2,681 and a US rank of 659.
The Google PageRank of GoComics is 6 out of 10.
In Compete, the site is in the top spot in the competitive rank with 520,587 unique visitors tallied last December 2012- a 12.05% increase from the previous month.
The blog of GoComics is updated regularly and is maintained by staff members with posts ranging from funny to serious topics. There are even times wherein three to four entries are posted in just one day.
The site has relatively good social media presence with 68,459 page likes in Facebook, 48,145 followers in Twitter, 1276 followers in Pinterest and +840 followers in Google+.
At GoComics, a secure socket layer (SSL) is used to protect costumer’s information especially during billing transactions. It is also a policy of the company that only authorized employees will have access to the costumer’s personal information.
In the Google diagnostic test, it showed that the site is not suspicious and has not hosted malicious or virus-infecting software in the past 90 days.
The site has two options- the free and pro accounts. The free account enables a costumer to access the more than 240 comics available at the site. The downside to the free account compared to the pro account is that there are no advertisements with the latter.
Also, for only $11.88 a year or $.99 a month, a costumer can get unlimited site access and membership discounts on books and other collectibles.
Pro accounts also get to have a pro email and pro homepage. A pro email is wherein the comics of your choosing will be sent to you on a daily basis. A pro homepage is an easy-to-scroll page where all the comics and cartoons that you follow are placed.
Compared to DailyInk's $19.99 a year, GoComics rate is cheaper.
For the aspiring cartoonist, a Comics Sherpa account enables one to place their work in GoComics with their own feature page for $9.95 a month for the 6 month plan or $99 a year for the 12 month plan.
Products and merchandise offered at GoComics can be availed of through Amazon.
If you want to purchase a particular comic or cartoon, just click the "buy" icon on the top of the comic or cartoon and it will automatically redirect you the the Amazon page.
Therefore, the items bought are subject to the shipping rates and policies of Amazon.
When paying for a Pro or Sherpa account, the payment methods accepted by GoComics is through Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
For the GoComics merchandise bought at Amazon, the payment methods are subject to the latter's options. Amazon accepts American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Eurocard, Visa, Visa Check Cards. Aside from these, payment can be made from one's checking account. The site also accepts Amazon.com gift cards, Amazon.com Gift Card claim codes, Amazon Payments Stored Balance, and the Amazon Store Card.
GoComics accepts a return of their products and will give a refund provided that the purchased item is still in its original package. Returned items must come with its packing slip and include a reason why it is being returned. Items must be sent to this address:
1130 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
If you want to return items that are custom-made such as the collectible and framed collectible prints, you will have to wait for the assessment of GoComics if they will allow you to do so. You can call them at 1-800-255-6734 ext. 7308 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or write to them at the address mentioned above.
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