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Postby ChowRiit on Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:12 pm

Thanks to the success of my Computer Security thread, I've decided to write you all another nice long thread, this one with slightly less of a serious topic, but instead something all together more relaxing...

Well, I'm going to basically post links to all the webcomics I read, and give a short review of them. Feel free to add your own brief reviews of webcomics you read along with a url, or even your own webcomic, but no OMG THIS COMIX ROX LOL!!!1!! posts, lets have impartial reviews describing the theme and style of the comic.

I've marked some of the comics as possibly not work safe, but that's a pretty conservative judgment. Nothing here is going to get anyone over 12 in trouble with their parents, I don't think, or anything like that. Unless your parents are right wing Christians who think the word sex is a sin. In which case shoot them. Then read the comic.

Also I've provided a sample strip for each comic, to try and give more of an idea of what the comic is like. But remember, there is no way I can sum up any comic by picking just one strip, so if you have time, try and read the whole thing :)

Lets get going. Comics are in a sorta alphabetical order, but it sort of falls apart at the end. Everything underlined is a link, so get clickin'!


1. Alien Dice

A serious sci-fi comic about a girl who gets caught up with the player of an intergalactic game of life and death, which is a bit like Pokemon in idea (but not in childish presentation, I hasten to add), and the player she meets, who is himself another pawn in the game, forced to fight for the rest of his life, not even able to kill himself to escape the game. All the comics are well drawn and in colour, but because of complicated speech bubbles it can be a little hard to follow on occasion, but all the comics are accompanied by the same scene written in reasonably professional prose, so following the storyline is never much of an issue. Updated irregulally, currently most days.

SAMPLE COMIC



2. Angels 2200

Another serious sci-fi comic about a group of female space fight pilots (no, not like that, there's no nudity), documenting their training, and now beginning their moving into a combat zone. This comic is really an epic space opera, the characters really have, well, character and they are constantly evolving. The comic is extremely well drawn, but is 90% black and white. A short feature film being made by the writer (he's an amatuer director) is currently being shot. The comic is updated on Mondays and Fridays, with Wednesday updates containing fillers, from odd artwork to fanart, pretty much anything really. Possibly not work safe or suitible for young children, but not the sort of thing teenagers are going to get in trouble from their parents or over or anything.

SAMPLE COMIC



3. Bizarre Uprising

Bizarre indeed: this comic is almost anime porn in style, but not, as there is no ACTUAL nudity, just frequent sex scenes in which you see everything except the interesting stuff. Ahem. A rather weird story line about relationships and the main character is a vampire, except not in the traditional sense. Contains a little comedy, but is mainly serious. Black and white, well drawn. Possibly not work safe or suitible for young children, but not the sort of thing teenagers are going to get in trouble from their parents or over or anything. Updated Mondays.

SAMPLE COMIC



4. Ctrl + Alt + Del

Ok well, most of you have probably seen Ctrl Alt Del, but for those who havent its a well drawn and usually funny comic about a pair of gamers, interspersed with the odd game parody comic. Well drawn and very funny, with an ongoing storyline that makes it more interesting to follow (in my opinion) than the likes of Penny Arcade. Drawn in glorious cell shaded colour, this comic is a must read for more serious gamers with a good sense of humour. Updated Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

SAMPLE COMIC



5. Diesel Sweeties

This one is a quite funny and rather random comic primarily about the relationship between a robot and his human wife, and the antic of their friends and family. DS is a spirte comic (drawn on a very low resolution, ie with visible pixels), which puts a lot of people off. Updated weekdays

SAMPLE COMIC



6. Krakow

Krakow is a well done and very funny comedy story about a boy who attempts to summon a demon, but ends up with a Succubi. Good onging storyline, and also well drawn and full colour. Again, not actually pornographic despite the subject. Has rather drifted off any particular plotline, is more just a comedy. Updated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

SAMPLE COMIC



7. Penny Arcade

Probably the biggest webcomic out there, PA has been going for about 5 years. A comedy comic about two gamers with no ongoing storyline, about gaming, gaming parodies, with some general comedy strips. Well drawn, full colour. If you've heard of a webcomic, chances are its this one. Not my personal favorite, but i can definately see why it's so massivly popular. Updated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

SAMPLE COMIC



8. Queen of Wands

Interchanging between comedy and seriousness, Queen of Wands is a "my life" type comic, centered around Kestrel a twenty something woman living with her best friend and her ex, who are now married. Very well drawn in full colour. Possibly not work safe or suitible for young children, but not the sort of thing teenagers are going to get in trouble from their parents or over or anything. Updated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

SAMPLE COMIC



9. Questionable Content

Again, a misleading title, as this is one of the least dirty of the lot (comparitivly, none of them are that dirty), a couple of mentions of the word porn and i think that's it. A well drawn full colour comic about a boy and girl who happen to live together but who arent in an actual relationship. Describes themselves as a comic for Indie kids and computer geeks. Well, I'm not Indie and I like them so... oh. Bugger. Anyway, mostly comedy, a little "my life" stuff too. Updated every weekday.

SAMPLE COMIC



10. Sword in Hand

Well drawn full colour comic fantasy about a bunch of different bumbling characters (and gods) in this made up world. Very, very funny and well worth reading. Thinking about it, this comic is actually really hard to describe, so make sure you read it and decide for yourself. Updated very irregularly now, but the back comics are WELL worth a read.

SAMPLE COMIC



11. Van Von Hunter

Comedy fantasy about a bumbling vampire/zombie/troll etc hunter and his chance companion. Black and white, but very well drawn (come to think of it, most of these comics are pretty well drawn...). This comic doesnt take itself seriously, they had a "10th comic celebration comic", joking they'd never reach 100, and at one stage early on had a character who could summon technology from the future, but didnt understand it, culminating in a B2 bomber being used against our hero. As catapault ammunition. All very silly. Updated Sundays, quite often late, but it does get updated once a week without fail, normally by monday.

SAMPLE COMIC



12. VG Cats

Gaming comedy/parody comic, based around two anthropomorphic feline gamers. Very, very funny, but generally more so if you've played the games, a mixture of console and pc titles. Can't easily be described in general, as it varied from post to post. Very well drawn, in full colour. One of my very favorites, DEFINATELY worth checking out. Updated Mondays.

SAMPLE COMIC



13. Spamusement

Not STRICTLY a webcomic, but great nonetheless, Spamusement is a handdrawn comic/joke, where every day the author takes one of the sillier subject lines from the piles of spam emails he gets, and draws a comic based on a literal or silly interpriation of the title. Can't be described very well, you really need to see for yourself. Updated daily.

SAMPLE COMIC



14. Least I Could Do

Comedy webcomic about a sex mad twentysomething (again, sadly lacking on the dirty front suprisingly), and his friends. Ocassionaly the plot wanders off into unrelated parodies, but it's all very funny. Updated Monday through to Saturday.

SAMPLE COMIC



15. Loserz

Silly webcomic about a bunch of American teenagers. Mostly just arse and nerd jokes, but worth reading. Normally updated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but sometimes the updates can be a bit sporadic at best.

SAMPLE COMIC



16. The n00b

Very, very funny webcomic based in the fictional MMORPG of "clichequest". This read is a MUST for any mmorpg gamers out there, it's one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. Updated Mondays and Thurdays.

SAMPLE COMIC



17. Exterminatus Now (Reviewed by CheeseBanana!)

Very Funny British run webcomic. Drawing style is excellent and features plenty of great "one-off" drawings througout. Set In the future with 4 goverment "Men in black" style officers as the main characters with a gauranteed excellent joke in every comic. Also often pokes fun at itself and doesn't take itself too seriously

SAMPLE COMIC



18. Universe

Universe is a webcomic just kicking off, giving a silly and satirical account of the beginning of life, the universe, and well, everything! It's very short, and each comic is only 3 panels long, but it's WELL worth reading. Especially recommended for all you sciency types out there :)

SAMPLE COMIC



And also: Buzzcomix

Not a webcomic itself, but instead a top 100 list. Always a good place to find your own webcomics in whatever genre you're interested in. Most of the bigger webcomics aren't in here though, like all webcomic lists its only used by the smaller and less established comics, however as such it lets you find them early on. A lot of the webcomics I read I started reading when they were smaller than they are now.


Hope you enjoy yourselves, that's what I made this thread for :)

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Postby Raven™ on Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:20 pm

how long am i gunna be in here!!!! :shock:

love it......
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Postby ChowRiit on Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:26 pm

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Postby SupaSharpShoota on Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:36 pm

Nice post, great artwork in those comic samples.
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Postby ChowRiit on Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:38 pm

Worth noting on the samples that they're just samples. Many of the webcomics have a change of style as the comic progresses, and the artist becomes more proficent, so you find they look a lot better later on in the comic's life. Questionable Content is a nice example of the artwork evolving, the artist upgraded his style at least 2 or 3 times so far throughout the lifetime of the comic :)
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Postby cheesebanana on Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:35 pm

17. Exterminatus Now

Very Funny British run webcomic. Drawing style is excellent and features plenty of great "one-off" drawings througout. Set In the future with 4 goverment "Men in black" style officers as the main characters with a gauranteed excellent joke in every comic. Also often pokes fun at itself and doesn't take itself too seriously

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Postby Death on Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:32 pm

cheers chow u have broke the scroll button on me mouse, i over used it scrolling down ur small post..

tbh ncie effort ut i read the first line and though f it lol...

must have taken u ages
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Postby CATCHERAL on Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:17 pm

Nice. I have just finished reading all of number 16 'the n00b' and it r0x0rs. nice mate.
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Postby Cobra on Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:02 pm

Very nice Chow, very nice m8. 8)


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Postby ChowRiit on Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:48 pm

Thanks for all your replies and stuff, especially to Cheese who's the first person to write their own review, and a review of a really, really class webcomic at that :)
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Postby Tramp Magic on Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:11 pm

LOL Chow no guesses to which comic i enjoyed most outta there BIZZARE UPRISING!!!

Also alt ctrl delete is a big favourite only cos i relate to ethan so much. which the fallout to obsessions and wot not...

Another great forums contrabution by Choriit tbh well pld ill be looking forward to your next post!


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Postby CATCHERAL on Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:08 pm

I just read all of exturminateus Now and it is really good. Better than
The n00b which is the other one ive read.
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Postby ChowRiit on Sat Jan 01, 2005 5:41 pm

I bring you a further tool in the quest to be entertained.

http://www.thewebcomiclist.com

This site is made and run by someone I know, it contains THOUSANDS of webcomics, and has some great features. For example, if you register and add your favorite comics, it will check for you and tell you when they update. It also suggests more comics based on your preferences, and has a whole host of other snazzy features.
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Postby KeirAyres on Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:41 am

This is a great thread, I've got to bump it up.


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Postby CATCHERAL on Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:54 am

thanks chow for a great thread. I now must wait for the next parts of the noob and exturminateus now to be finished. :D
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Postby ChowRiit on Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:37 pm

CATCHERAL wrote:thanks chow for a great thread. I now must wait for the next parts of the noob and exturminateus now to be finished. :D


If you like those two, try VGCats and Ctrl+Alt+Del, you'll almost certainly like them as well :)
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Postby CATCHERAL on Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:54 pm

ok :D
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Postby TC on Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:12 am

If anybody hasn't checked out this post yet because yer knew here - you should! Some great comics strips to read !


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Postby Ethan Gabe on Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:18 am

I always read:

http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com
http://www.penny-arcade.com
http://www.vgcats.com
http://www.applegeeks.com
http://www.little-gamers.com

In fact, my nickname is based on my two favorite webcomic characters :)


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Postby ChowRiit on Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:26 pm

Added Cheese's review of Exterminatus, top notch comic there, loved every minute, and a review of a new one I found, WELL worth checking out.

Also, this may or may not be a leet ninja bump :P
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