What was the biggest webcomic story of 2010?

2010 is coming to a close, and that means “Biggest Story of the Year” pieces. I think there’s a pretty common consensus with webcomic observers what the biggest story was, and I’ll probably be discussing that issue on another site in the upcoming days. However, I’ll put it up to you… what was the biggest story in webcomics this year? The iPad? Zuda? Everybody Draw Mohammed Day? I’ll let you decide in the poll below. And if you’re all, “Hell nah, none of the above, dawg!”, then feel free to drop your own “Biggest Story” in the comments section.


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 December 6, 2010, in The Webcomic Overlook, WCO Poll, webcomics. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. None of the above.

    Machine of Death beats Glenn Beck for #1 on Amazon. That was bigger than any of those things.

    • Crap, I knew I forgot something. Hmm… only two votes on the poll so far… I might have enough time to re-do it and include that one.

    • Draw Muhammad Day had a number of very real, life-changing consequences that people will be dealing with for years to come. Machine of Death out sold a blowhard’s book.

      Get some perspective.

      All of you.

      • Were many of the people who will have real, life-changing consequences from Draw Muhammad Day webcomics creators? ‘Cause that seems to be the focus of El Santos’ poll…

      • I agree with you. As far as Machine of Death goes, I haven’t heard much about it save for news from this site. I can assure the same for nearly everyone around here. Draw Muhammed Day? You bet people heard about that. When push comes to shove, Machine of Death is just another US Indie comic release. Draw Muhammed Day challenged, very directly, a fear-imposed cencorship on what artists can and can’t do. If you can’t see why that’s important, well…

  2. “Religious extremists force a creator to go into hiding? Was my favorite webcomic involved? No? Not important then.”

    Fucking hell…

  3. A lot of people here seem to confuse “big” for “important.” You can bet that Brangelina stories are “bigger” than stories about tensions between Colombia and Venezuela. Similarly, in my nerd community I heard a lot more about Machine of Death than of Draw Mohammed Day (I actually had to look it up). The story that actually touched your social group appears to be the bigger story, even if it is much less important.

    It’s all well and good to give a vote of confidence to the more important story, but deriding those who did not is just plain offensive. If the results of the poll is so depressing to you, perhaps you should be railing against social media or news outlets. The straw men are not appreciated.

    • Agree with you. I don’t think Machine of Death was more important, but I do think it was VERY big news in the webcomics community.

  4. i think “machine of death” was the biggest story in webcomics this year, and a huge achievement for a good group of creators involved.

    i also think religious extremism is terrifying, and the consequences of the draw mohammed day were tragic.

    i hope it’s okay to to make both of these statements!

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