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Metapost: Springtime for Webcomic Overlook

Little Gamers

It’s springtime! Flowers are blooming, leaves are sprouting on the trees, and the warm spring breeze fills the air. Unless you’re in Seattle, where it’s gotten cold and rainy and where everyone misses the nice balmy 60 degree F weather of February.

Springtime also means spring break, and when your wife is a teacher, that is a very big deal. So we’re going on a short vacation to recharge and relax. The Webcomic Overlook will also be going on a month-long hiatus as a result.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I plan on taking a look the 2010 Eisner nominees for Best Digital Comic. And then it’s off to the races. Here’s a list of the next few webcomics I plan to check out, some of which were recommended by readers like you:

Marilith

In addition, here’s some other webcomic review sites you might want to check out as well:

  • Coyote Trax’s Webcomic Critique – There’s speaking your mind, and then there’s Webcomic Critique. Coyote Trax has no problem speaking his mind; unfortunately, that’s the sort of thing that gets you in a lot of hot water. A middling review of Axe Cop attracted all sorts of negative attention, eventhough, in my opinion, Mr. Trax actually have some very legitimate points. (On the other hand, I understand that artist and creator Ethan Nicolle was rather appreciative of the review.) While half the time I don’t agree with him, Coyote Trax does back up his opinions and sheds a whole new aspect on the webcomics he reviews.
  • Luprand’s Webcomic Musings – Luprand is far more genial. Proof: he really doesn’t have a rating system, rather aiming for nebulous conclusions like “Two hockey pucks” and “10 mg of Adderall per day.” His reviews also tend to focus on the artwork.

Here’s to critics, the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems!

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About El Santo

Somehow ended up reading and reviewing almost 300 different webcomics. Life is funny, huh? Despite owning two masks, is not actually a luchador.

Posted on April 9, 2010, in metapost, The Webcomic Overlook, webcomics. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Coyote Trax has no problem speaking his mind; unfortunately, that’s the sort of thing that gets you in a lot of hot water.

    Tsk.

    Doesn’t he know that people prefer their webcomic criticism to be of the “Sucking cock” variety?

  2. A month without El Santo? Sad day. :c

    Oh, but I kid. I’ll miss your reviews, but goodness knows you deserve a nice, long break with the missus (is it odd that a nineteen-year-old like me is using such an old-fashioned term?). I hope you two have a wonderful time, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing you in May (especially since you’re tackling Marilith).

  3. Marilith was interesting and I liked the original set-up, but it does meander a bit and the lead and her antagonist are both killers with sliding morality scales that are also kind of hard to tell apart…

    Galaxion is a good hard scifi comic. But its billed as a romance and it would be nice if there was more than just a hint of that…

    Wasted Talent is a well-drawn and generally funny bio-comic and so is kind of hard to judge beyond that…

    Never read Bottle of Awesome…

    And Digger is like Blacksad or Usagi Yojimbo in that its a furry comic you can admit to liking in public…

  4. plz open a formspring account I want to ask a lot of questions!!!

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