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Discussion in 'Comic Book Culture' started by Zam, Oct 31, 2007.
Interview with the Artists
So....here it is. DC's webcomic venture....their goal is to improve the current unprofitable status of webcomics, which I would appreciate, but do their choices have what it takes? I'm not seeing much promise....
ALPHA MONKEY: "You didn't save me. And I fell into that bowl of rice pudding because you farted so loud that booger monster pushed me. I should have let him crush you with his giant snot." This is when I quit reading.
BATTLEFIELD BABYSITTER: Now this I like. I like the flipped premise of a normal girl in a superhero world, and not only that, she prefers it that way. This has some real potential.
BLACK SWAN: I saw the first page and laughed my head off, which probably wasn't the reaction they were going for. Wow, is that bad. I had the same experience with The Enders.
THE DEAD SEAS: The second half of this comic was good, but the first half was confusing beyond belief. I don't like fantasy stories that bog themselves down with so many separate fantasy elements that you have no idea what's going on.
DEAD IN THE NOW: Looks more like a string of minimalist gallery drawings than a coherent story, or like the kind of comic book they'd sell at Hot Topic. There's a place for such fare, but it's niche. I'd keep this going, but tuck it into a quiet corner.
RAINING CATS AND DOGS: Uh-oh, this is for girls, so I can't pass proper judgment on it. I don't know if they'd eat it up, but I found the dialogue reduced to an unreadable size, and stupid to boot ("He stole my last-gen My-Pod!") It's not as bad as mentioning a booger monster, but it's nearly there. The art is very nice, though.
THIS AMERICAN STRIFE: This is even more niche than Dead in the Now. It's a string of unrelated drawings in different styles--some mildly funny, some not so, some not intending to be. I don't need this, I visit a site called Deviantart that delivers that kind of entertainment better.