Monday, December 12, 2005

You know, this payoff is almost worth the entire arc

(picture from Jack. Click on the picture to see it within the context of the website. (Sensitive readers should not venture far from the links I provide in the column.))

I haven't been digging Jack recnetly for some reason. It just seemed lackluster to me, even though it features two characters I like a lot; Tedd and Dr. Sullivan.

I think one of the large problems here is the lack of moral conflict within the storyarc. There have been no large revelations. Mostly it's just been fighting and carnage. They're fighting aliens. Yay.

Then this strip comes along. They're all dead anyway, and a little humor is injected into the strip. Of course, to get this, you need to do a little bit of archive crawling. Such as the storylines here and here. The first is more pertinent, if you want to know. (Both stories should be relatively safe in terms of content, too.)

It's not top 5 worthy, but it is noteworthy.

(I'm actually working on a couple reviews right now. Expect them whenever as always. They will be finished when I'm satisfied. I also would like to build up a queue if possible. Please give suggestions. They can be your own comic, a comic you are considering, or one your like. It can be a comic in the reader list, the waiting list or neither. I'm not overloaded for comics yet. Suggest away.)

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Check it out.

I found an early experiment for trying to fuse music with comics here. Enjoy.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Cheesecake. Of Justice.

(Picture from Angels 2200. Click on the picture to see it within the context of the website.)

This comic's actually pretty big if you've been reading Angels 2200 recently. It marks the return of humor for it's own sake to the comic. That doesn't mean there wasn't humor before, it's just that the humor was being used in conjunction with something more serious.

Over the past few months, the squad has been slowly falling apart. It was really starting to get nasty. Finally, they've gotten together and talked about it. I was expecting a very emotional moment, and then this happens.

Plus if you read the comic, you know the word cheesecake has a deeper meaning than just a healthy desert platter. (Although not much deeper than that) That's why Whiskey was so interested when it was said.

If you want to know my favorite part of the strip, though it's that bulliten board in the first panel. It just sets the mood so well.