Xaviar Xerexes focuses in on Dark Red, a fantasy webcomic by Lynn French and Joanna McKenzie. Dark Red features some nicely rendered photo-based art work and an epic tale of war between demons and angels and the people in between. With a a pretty small archive and the promise of a more action-packed storyline on tap, it's not a bad time to check out this webcomic.
Late last year, my girlfriend and I took a nice roadtrip down the 101 to that City by the Bay, San Francisco. One of the many sights I wanted to see was Haight-Ashbury, the geographical flashpoint of the 1960's hippie movement. I was a little disappointed with what I saw. Haight-Ashbury was a rundown little ghetto frequented by people who may or may not be homeless. There were some colorful murals here and there, but nothing you couldn't see in some of the skeezier neighborhoods of Flint, Michigan. Haight-Ashbury was gritty, uncharacteristically quiet for a San Francisco district, and, most depressing of all, it failed to live up to the vibrant personality created by its own mythology.
What did I expect to see? Probably something like the town depicted in Templar, Arizona, a webcomic written and illustrated by Charlie "Spike" Trotman.
Larry "El Santo" Cruz takes a look at Aaron Diaz's too-surreal-for-you webcomic, Dresden Codak.
This time, Dr. Haus lowers his expectations and tries to avoid taking too many cheap shots as he tries to review the action-packed comic Marilith without a smarmy narrative or outright mentioning the
bosoms, melons, balloons, large persuasive tools, Holy Grail, Man-Disarmer breasts the artists saw fit to draw on most of the adult female cast members.
Will he succeed this time? Read it and find out.
I've gotten a few dead-tree books in still sitting on my desk which in a bit of New Year's optimism I'm determined to get reviewed, plugged and just generally, processed, one way or another. One I definitely wanted to get to is Rob Hanes Adventures, a comic book serial from Randy Reynaldo.
I like the (mostly) all ages tales of detective/adventurer Rob Hanes. But I don't understand why it's a comic book and not a webcomic. It's the 21st century already!
In this episode, Dr. Haus takes a look at the webcomic The Prime of Ambition. Watch as he tries to help an androgynous black elf and white elf couple come together to realize that they both want the same things. Will Dr. Haus succeed in bringing the two sides together, or will this be as futile as trying to solve the Israeli-Palestinian crisis? Read on and find out.
This is Dr. Haus' second review for ComixTalk; last month he reviewed the webcomic Slackerz.
Doctor Haus tries to review the comic Slackerz -- a one-shot gag strip that has fallen into treading where many other comics have treaded before. Can the comic be saved? Is Slackerz doomed to being "just another gaming comic?"
Read on as the Doctor tries to help bring Slackerz back from the brink of gaming addiction.
Very few comics can reference Men in Black, John Carpenterâ€™s The Thing, and painter Thomas Eakins in a single story line, much less a story line that includes extreme violence, puns, slapstick, and touching self sacrifice. And even fewer can do it in such a way that is so seamlessly professional and on tone as any work in print or on the web. But that is what you get 5 days a week in Kristofer Straubâ€™s Starslip Crisis.
"All-ages" means a story in which anyone who enjoys a little action, a little thought, and a little character interplay will find something to like, and where that enjoyment will only deepen as the reader gets older. The webcomic Tales of the Questor by Ralph Hayes, Jr. more than lives up to that definition.