Savant Magazine (at www.savantmag.com ) is a weekly web magazine covering comics activism. Yes, comics activism. These people are dedicated to 'saving comics', which seems to be a popular cry among fans- especially those who used to read the Warren Ellis Forum.
Started in May of 2000, the magazine has several sections- some of which are in every magazine such as Start, Essay, Essential and Reviews, and some which are special bonuses like Retail, Doing the Work, and Extra. There used to be a Rant section, also. Most sections are self explanatory, but Essential focuses on a graphic novel (usually) that is deemed a must have, and Doing the Work focuses on tips for people wanting to create their own comics.
Savant's distribution philosophy bears mentioning. They call it 'ideological freeware'. Inspired by the open source movement, it says you can distribute it any way you want just as long as you don't charge for it or say you did it. So if I thought the Activist's Cookbook ,a pretty nifty collection of some of the best articles, describing people doing everything from cutting a variant cover comic in half right in front of a customer to setting up a booth in the street and yelling FREE COMICS!! was cool, I could just print the pdf out and put copies out wherever I could get permission to put them. I could hand them out on the street, if I liked.
Savant recently got a new editor, Dan Carroll, co editor and publisher of E- volution Comics, a web anthology. Maybe this marks another refining of Savant's vision. Over the years, Savant seems to have undergone an internal revolution, while advocating an external one. They've gone from screaming we need a revolution in the streets, to trying quieter ways to make cause a revolution deep within comics, not just on the surface. Hopefully they'll continue on their work- and we'll have this new quiet revolution.