Your Obedient Serpent (athelind) wrote,
Your Obedient Serpent
athelind

  • Mood:

What's Good On The Web?

I've recently stumbled across a trio of Very Good Comics which have quickly worked their way into my affections.

  • Kid Radd
    Schedule: Concluded.
    An "Animated Pseudo-Sprite Comic". My vote for Best Use Of The Medium As Something Other Than A Paper Substitute, Kid Radd uses just the right amount of animation to keep things, um, moving. It's not a cartoon, but it's not a static comic, either. It starts off looking like a fairly standard gag-a-day sprite strip, but slowly builds into an adventure saga that genuinely rates the oft-abused term "epic". Unlike most comics, web or otherwise, this one actually has a resolution, so reading it is more like reading a novel than adding another comic to your already-long list.

  • A Miracle of Science
    Schedule: Mondays & Thursdays.
    Hard SF, plus "Science-Related Memetic Disorder" (Mad Science Syndrome!), plus a "technological singularity", plus the only sympathetic human group-mind I've seen in science fiction makes this strip give Schlock Mercenary a run for its money as My Favorite Hard SF Comic. It most certainly wins my award for Setting I'd Most Like To Live In. From the pacing and the full-page comic format, I suspect that it, too, will eventually conclude.

  • Dominic Deegan, Oracle for Hire
    Schedule: Daily
    Another strip that starts out gag-a-day, then builds into a series of extended storylines. Dominic, as the title says, is a clairvoyant in a classic RPG fantasy world with a little anime influence. It's frequently funny without falling into the now-dreary genre parody trap; it also manages moments of genuine suspense and drama.


I suppose, at some point, I should give a more complete rundown of the web comics I read, or, at the very least, my favorites among them. These three just happened to fall into my lap within a few weeks of each other, and all have very strong, solid storytelling, pacing, setting and characterization.
Subscribe

  • In Which Your Obedient Serpend SHUTS THE TWEET UP

    I have disabled the Twitter Aggregate Post Function on LiveJournal. It has done nothing but spam my archive and make it impossible for me to find…

  • My tweets

    Tue, 12:17: RT @ WIRED: Patch your Chrysler now against a wireless hacking attack http://t.co/jLc4nDNxVV Tue, 12:17: RT @ karldegre:…

  • My tweets

    Mon, 14:06: RT @ usclimateplan: California's #climate goals could catapult the state economy forward while setting new global standards.…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 3 comments