I like comics. A lot. It just seems that I can’t get what I enjoy with paper comics anymore. Most of them are tie-ins to tie-ins to Super World Changing Story Lines. My favorite Capes have been re-made every six months for the last couple of years, and I just can’t do it anymore. Planet Hulk is one of the best examples of this. Hulk needed revamping; he had gotten boring. By sending him to another world where he could be allowed to grow and develop, they gave him the ability to move leaps and bounds beyond his stagnated persona. Until Marvel decided, of course, to fuck all of this up with World War Hulk. They blew up the people Hulk had grown to care about and sent Hulk back to earth, just to start breaking things again. I can’t stop loving comics just because my heroes are being poorly written. My solution instead was to start reading different comics. I have been reading webcomics for years, but after I stopped reading print comics regularly, I jumped in head first. I figured I’ve forced my opinions on music down your throats enough; let’s try reading material! So, here it goes:
1 Questionable Content
Robots, coffee, obscure bands, cool t-shirts, and sarcasm. This comic has everything. The art has gotten so much better in the years since it started. It’s now at a point where I would go so far as to say that it has some of the best in the business. The musical references have died down some, but there are still plenty of other selling points. Check Questionable Content out.
2 Something Positive
There is something about sarcasm that I cannot get enough of. It makes me smile and laugh more than any other style of humour. You’ll have an epic amount of back story to read for this one, but once you’re caught up, it’s well worth the effort. This one is Dungeons and Dragons, theatre, naked tech support, and so much more. Here, start at the beginning of Something Positive.
3 White Ninja Comics
Not much to describe here, because really it’s pretty much impossible to explain what is happening. You’ll just have to read White Ninja Comics to see for yourself. This is a good place to start.
This is full of things I don’t understand, such as math. This one is probably the most intelligent thing on the popular webcomic scene these days. Enjoy a random good one from XKCD.
5 Kate Beaton
This is the newest one I have started reading. I’m not sure how many of you like history jokes, but this one is full of them. Leave a comment here to let me know how you like Kate Beaton, please!!
I love reading comics.
I agree about the stories/character development getting a little stagnant after awhile. Thanks for the suggestions.
I wasn’t sure if comics had gotten stale or if I had just outgrown them. Maybe I haven’t outgrown them and they are, indeed, getting worse.
I still have a pile of old comics from the 1980s/early 1990s and I find myself turning to those every now and again.
Now, Web comics. Hadn’t thought of that before…
I had no idea this stuff existed – thanks, dude.
These can’t really replace comic books considering your examples are mostly sarcastic comic strips. Now if you could find web-stories to replace the Incredible Hulk or X-Men, that might scratch the itch.
Check this out: http://www.platinumgrit.com/index.htm
I think someone should make up comic books for old Dynasty episodes.
comics books suck.
White Ninja Comics are stellar, their magic lamp one is one of my favorite webcomics ever.
White Ninja is hilarious. Kudos.
I love XKCD, and I think someday I will make a child with that Kate Beaton woman. Yes, someday…
Also, check out faans.com if you like sweeping stories about love and nerds and science fiction and intrigue and things. It’s one of my all time favorites. I suggest starting from the beginning, otherwise you won’t understand what the fuck is going on.