Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wild Webcomic Review IN SPAAAACE!!

Space, the final frontier.  These are the voyages of. . .


Yes, that's right, another batch of five NEW reviews.  You ready?  Good.

201.  Supermassive Black Hole A* - This is not a webcomic.  Then what is it doing here?  Well, it presents itself (and advertises itself) as a webcomic, but it isn't, it's an animation series.  Yes, it has a "webcomic" version, which is just stills from the animation, but like Lizzy, at best it can only give you an overview of the story.  Without watching the videos, much of the action is flat and uninteresting.  The fact that the art is heavy black and white, getting any sense of action from the stills is difficult at best.  It does get better (the still version) but it's still just not quite right.  So is it any good?  Well, I think the story isn't too bad, but again, half the action is in the animations, and due to issues on my end, I didn't get to watch more than a few minutes of the first one, so I can't say for sure.  Due to this nature, though, I'm not going to be following it.

202.  Chainsawsuit - While reading this, I couldn't escape the fact that it seemed familiar.  Then I read that it's made by the same guy who does Starslip Crisis, and it made perfect sense.  Oh, it's not exactly the same art wise, far more towards the stickman side of things, but it's close enough that it seems familiar.  Otherwise, Chainsawsuit is like any number of joke-a-day daily strips, typically with a satirical bent, often just being non-sequitur.  Nothing wrong with it, and it is often funny.  It does seem to update more often than Gunshow, which is the closest comic I can come up with to it's nature, so I'll probably keep it on the list for a bit, but really, nothing I haven't seen before.

203.  The Princess Planet - It's comic built on puns, so you know it's going to be full of groaners.  Often it's a play on words that builds up to the inevitable groan.  Funny?  Sometimes, as all puns sometimes are not grounds for execution.  It plays against the old princess stereotypes that have floated around and tortured brothers via their younger sisters (thankfully mine was more into My Little Pony than this princess stuff, of course that brings its own scars).  While it's not bad in any way, it really isn't a comic I intend to keep reading, mostly because I've got enough to read on a daily basis.  Still, if you can stand the puns, it's not bad.

204.  Exiern - I've had this on the to be reviewed list for a while, and finally got around to it.  It's one of an entire sub-genre of webcomics featuring "gender swap."  Other notable strips include The Wotch (though that covers for more ground than that), El Goonish Shive and Misfile (those two I haven't read yet).  Now while the latter two apparently take the entire gender swap thing rather seriously, Exiern does it strictly for jokes.  And they're pretty funny sometimes too.  On top of that you have a typical competent humorous fantasy story that is rather enjoyable.  Still, this comic is about drawing sexy women and having their clothing torn off, and then having at least one bitch about it since she's actually a he.  Entertaining?  Yeah, but not anything super special.

205.  Cleopatra in SPAAACE! - I do frequently review very young comics, and this one is less than 20 pages long so far.  Still, LOOK AT THE TITLE!  Like Kristy vs. The Zombie Army, it's simply amazing and instantly draws you to it.  From what little has been posted so far, there's plenty of action, the characters have some basic traits laid down without going overboard with it and the art is actually pretty damn good.  I'm certainly going to follow it for a bit based on the title alone.

Well, that's it for this week.  Next time, I'll get back to the old reviews.  Until then kiddies.

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