A Place to Hang Your Cape was founded in 2010 by digital superhero and frequent cape-wearer David Molofsky. Originally, it was a site to explore and define the superhero genre.
In 2013, the site was relaunched as David set out to recruit a team of talented writers to help him with his new mission: to support indie comic book creators and provide quality articles about the superhero genre in every medium.
In 2014, AP2HYC expanded with the launch of our YouTube channel, which features interviews with celebrities, comic con diaries, and cosplay tips.
In 2017 it was found that Scott James Meridew had a rage that could not be contained by the written word alone, so AP2HYC hulked out and started its first official audio podcast, PodCapers. With Scott hosting and a new guest each week, PodCapers features interviews with comic creators, reviews of superhero films and TV shows, rants about Disney, and, of course, the occasional musical number.
David and his trusty Sidekick, Fred McNamara, now run the site together, with an ever-growing league of super writers joining in their crusade.
What we do
At AP2HYC, we help you do three things:
- Discover new comics
- Attract new readers
- Gain new experience
Discover new comics
Our heroic writers help comic readers stay up to date on the very best of the indie comic scene. It can be daunting to explore comics outside of the familiar Marvel and DC offerings. Sometimes, you just need someone to swing down and give you some friendly neighbourhood advice about what to read. From high-flying sci-fi to down-to-earth autobiographical comics, we review everything and anything in between.
Not only do we review comics, we interview the creators too. We find out about their process and influences, asking them the same questions you might ask if you happened upon their booth at a comic con.
As much as we love indie creators, we also love those men and women who fly around in tights and capes across the silver screen. AP2HYC has reviews of superhero films and TV shows, articles about the superhero genre, humour pieces, and listicles – all about your favourite supers.
Attract new readers
As mentioned, we love discovering new comics, so we’re always looking for new creators to shout about from our social media rooftops.
If you are a comic creator / writer / artist / cat who sits on the windowsill and watches their human create comics, we want to hear from you!
We offer a wide variety of ways to promote your comics, both new releases and your back catalogue. You can find out more about how to submit your comic for review on our Submission page.
We also offer specific campaigns for creators running Kickstarter campaigns. We know how stressful those can be, so we’ve found a secret formula to help you get the word out to your target audience – at a price anyone can afford. You can find out more about what we offer for Kickstarter promotion in our Kickstarter Korner.
Gain new experience
Much like the Avengers and the Justice League, we at AP2HYC are always looking for new talent to join our super team. We are especially interested in helping students and graduates break the “you need experience to get experience” cycle.
We recently launched a brand-new program called Capers XP (Experience / Portfolio). On Capers XP, students and graduates are paired with a member of our Senior Team who will train them to develop new digital superpowers (including social media marketing, video production, SEO, and article editing). If you’d like more information about Capers XP, please contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Capers have gone on to work for the likes of Buzzfeed, Screen Rant, and Sky, while others have written for pop culture magazines or even published their own books.
We also welcome more experienced writers to join our team. Many of our writers have used AP2HYC to learn and develop new digital skills by getting placed straight on the front lines. AP2HYC is a place where anyone can grow their digital XP. Find out more about working for AP2HYC.