Daveosaurus (southerndave) wrote,

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Has it really been six weeks since last time?

Must have been as I've got a bit of a backlog of web comic comments to think up. Plus a few that somehow got missed out the last couple of times. Only quick comments, unfortunately... I don't really have much in the way of brainpower left at the moment (too much work and all that).

Cat Legend has been a difficult comic to comment on... Despite having finally ploughed through its huge archive, I'm still not sure whether I even like it that much. Like the proverbial curate's egg, it's not perfect, but parts of it are excellent. Whether I'm prepared to plough through the chaotic story and uneven artistic style to get to the good parts is something I still haven't figured out.

I read the archive of Earthbound a good couple of months ago and it's now rather hazy in my memory. The main characters are demons, of the Western variety, and so far the story has just about managed to balance having unsympathetic characters as its protagonists without making them inappropriately cute-'n'-cuddly.

Girl Genius has just released another couple of hundred pages, which took quite a bit of getting through... the story's remained good, though, and there's a classic sequence beginning here which involves lots and lots of coffee. Plus mad science. Quite fun. Incidentally, meganbmoore, if you haven't had a look at this comic yet, you might find it moderately enjoyable.

I finally finished the Pointless archive. What I said before, still goes, and I must have been getting used to the art as it ended up not nearly as hard to live with. Definitely a story worth keeping an eye on.

Red Gate Society is another monster-hunter comic, with the monster-hunters in this case being monsters themselves, with their ringleader being a five-tailed kitsune from Japan (that's probably redundant, really...). This is another story still in its formative stages, with the total output so far being an introductory story and a couple of flashbacks. The characters and story are interesting enough, but the dialogue and artwork still being fairly average. As a few other comics I read started off with fairly basic artwork and improved over time ("Unshelved" and "Questionable Content" being two that spring readily to mind) I'm not giving up on the story... at least, not yet.
Tags: webcomics: cat legend, webcomics: earthbound, webcomics: girl genius, webcomics: pointless, webcomics: red gate society

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