Monday, November 2, 2009

11/2: Week in Review

Welcome back, everyone. I hope you had a good weekend, and now it's time to start your week with webcomics. In the tradition of This Week in Webcomics tradition, let's look over the past week and see what's been good.

In Monday's Real Life strip, what starts as an exchange between nerd couple Greg and Liz turns into an exploration of the different forms of geekery. It goes on to expose the face of a prejudice deeper than racial and economic biases: that of nerdism.

Nobody Scores dished out several quality comics this past week, but this update casts Jane Doe's life as a movie, and her circle of friends and acquaintances as the supporting cast. The image of Sara frowning in the playplace ball pen is fantastic, and the riffing on movie trailers is pretty humorous overall. It takes an abrupt and hilarious twist for the postscript, so check it out.

Also, this week I found out via press release that the webcomic SMASH has finished its 12th episode, with almost 140 pages of comic content under its belt. In the Episode 12 finale, ten-year-old superhero Smash faces off against his arch-enemy, an insane mastermind known as the Magus. I haven't had time to check it out fully, but I can tell from a brief read that the creative team of Chris and Kyle Bolton are putting out a quality comic here. The art looks like one part Calvin and Hobbes to one part Marvel Comics, and it's dynamic and well-detailed. You can read the season finale, or start reading from the very beginning of season one. If you like reading offline, you can even download season one in a PDF.

It's been a busy weekend, but when I have the time, I'm definitely going to have to come back to this comic.

A few other comics from this week that I thought were good:

I was going to do a whole rundown of Halloween comics, but instead, let's get a little reader interaction going on. Did you come across a memorable Halloween-themed strip this past week? Drop a link in the comments and share some Halloween webcomic funtimes with us all.

4 comments:

fluffy said...

My favorite Halloween strip came barely after Halloween, in the form of Basic Instructions.

Jackson said...

Thanks for the link, Fluffy. I was just thinking about Basic Instructions the other day. The Halloween comic rings quite true.

On the Halloween topic: I only just now had a chance to check out this year's Halloween 'toons from Homestar Runner. H*R consistently puts out good Halloween cartoons, and this year's double-header is especially awesome. Not technically a webcomic, but still highly entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that SICD has an animated Halloween special in the works.

http://www.drunkduck.com/Smug_I_Could_Do/index.php

Anonymous said...

Oops. Let me fix that.

SICD at DrunkDuck.