Sunday, June 18, 2006

Here's a webcomics twofer!

Gone With the Blastwave
16 comics in, and it's already #10 on Buzz. Holy crap. Where'd this comic come from, again?

From what I hear, it was linked by Ctrl-Alt-Del, hence its sudden popularity. I suppose enough incoming visitors stayed to vote in droves and bring it up the list. But! Thankfully, the strip's not without its merit. In fact, it's really quite good. With a setting similar to Post-Nuke and a humor style reminiscent of Red vs. Blue, GWtBW makes for quite an entertaining read. This strip especially gave me quite a laugh.

Cheshire Crossing
Call me a sucker for crossovers, but the idea of Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz," Alice from "Alice in Wonderland," and Wendy from "Peter Pan" all being brought together for purposes yet to be revealed really piques my interest. Although I must admit, the more period-correct "League of Extraordinary Gentleman" (another crossover comic with a similar premise) has sort of spoiled me. While it's possible that Dorothy and Wendy could meet, being that their respective books' publication dates (and thus their own time periods) are set around the early 1900s, how can Alice be involved if she's from 30 years prior? It's best not to ask questions, because altogether Cheshire Crossing is very promising. While I don't much care for Weir's art style (for as enormously shapely as he draws his women, they sure look tremendously unappealing), the writing keeps the characters interesting and dynamic enough to keep reading, with bits of situational humor thrown in to sweeten the deal.

Oh, and it has Mary Poppins.


Blogger Max Radical said...

Thanks for the link to Gone with the Blastwave - a very good strip.

I'm only disappointed by the lack of strips so far. Usually when I discover a new funny strip I get to use hours going through huge built up archives. I'll have to remind myself of this one in a few years.

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