Friday, 25 March 2011

More Webcomic Tweetness

Some more Cool Webcomics That I've been posting about on Twitter. Hope you enjoy these and as always feel free to comment or even better follow @coolwebcomics on twitter.

So, as with the previous post below are some Cool Webcomics that I've been reading and felt the urge to tell you about, well in the very least give you a link so you can go check them out for yourself.

I'm sure that you'll find something that you like, if not in this post then most definitely somewhere on the blog.

For Lovers of Dragons and Fantasy webcomics Tears of the Dragon is awesome. Go read it here.

Teenage spies, espionage, International Danger. That'd be Spy6teen. Another cool webcomic.

Check out Team Mummy online comic. It's insane.

Check out The Assignment from R & R Comics. Well worth your attention.

Go have a look at Hard Graft very enjoyable.

Found this awesome webcomic called The Class. Think this is gonna be a big deal. go read it now.

Found another promising webcomic. It's called Blueyonder. Don't confuse it with the broadband and TV provider Blue Yonder. Who are now Virgin. . . Just go check out . It is very nice.

Another nice Little Webcomic for your viewing pleasure .

Malaak: Angel of Peace. About a Lebanese superhero. Well worth your time .

The Allies lost WWII. Find out what happened after that in Heroes Inc. great story, great art!

Zombie Fun. Gotta love a good Zombie Webcomic! check out

Specimen b-28 just got a brand new website. making it much easier to enjoy.

Only 25 pages so far but looks really good. Go check it out.

Check out 'Light Years Away' on Floodworks. A certified Cool(by me) online comic .

Everyone's probably already reading this one but check out the brilliant 'Jackie Rose'

Still more to come soon. I've been Tweeting lots.

Webcomic Tweets on Twitter

Hey folks,
I don't get to post full comic profiles as often as I'd like but if you follow me on Twitter you'll know that I've started to Tweet about Some of the cool webcomics I found out there on that Internet thing. so with this post I thought I'd update you on what I've been tweeting about so anyone not on the old twitter bandwagon can also click through to the awesome webcomics i tweet about.

I think going forward this may be the new format for posts. So by following me on Twitter you'll get links to all these cool webcomics and more a few days quicker than they'll apear here, but if you want a bunch of comics all listed together with basic info about them, then this is the place to come

The Rioteer over on WEVolt is a good one to start on. Click here to go read that.
1948: America entered WWII too late to stop the 3rd Reich. Emboldened by their victory in Europe, the Germans brought the war to American soil...and won. Now the East Coast belongs to the Axis Powers, and is a testing ground for their depreaved mad scientists. Only one man stands between the huddled masses and scientific horrors: the last surviving result of America's super-soldier program. Atomic zombies, Nazi vampires, terrors from beyond the stars...nothing is too much for The Rioteer: Champion of Freedom! Comic updates on Fridays

Next up is Geist which is a little bit different to the stuff I normally post about although still very good and has lots of promise. To read Geist click here.
After weeks in hospital, Kate Crowley returns to school scarred, cursed and looking for revenge. But it won’t be easy: her targets are the untouchable Geistlords, influential students with the power to control the invisible monsters known as Geists. Worse, her cursed eye is making her hallucinate. And her only ally is her former best friend, who hates her almost as much as he hates the Geistlords. To get her revenge – and, maybe, win back her friend – she’ll have to use her curse to discover the truth about Geists…if it doesn’t drive her insane first.

Now this next one is an online garphic novel that has been completed and is available for you to read in full. Heartless Dark by Phillip and Adam Sevy. To read it click here.
Heartless Dark follows both Matthew and Ailis, two people at opposite ends of an apocalyptic prophecy, as they struggle to link global occurrences, personal events, and historical writings in a race to save the world.

OK about big mech robots and city destroying monsters. Kill all Monsters has that covered. Go here to read this high octane slugfest. Kill all Monsters is by Michael May and Jason Copland.
This webcomic is lots of fun and well worth a read (not that the others are not, i just don't have a synopsis for this one)

Some Superhero goodness now with Frostfire. I enjoyed this one hope you will too. Go here to read it.

Next is Wayward Sons: Legends. An Epic Sci-fi, fantasy, super powered, mythilogical saga with great art and a cool story. Read Wayward Sons: Legends here.
The Pantheans have just prevailed in a bloody civil war. Things go quickly awry while attempting to imprison the traitorous Kronos and a multitude of monstrous intergalactic criminals. Now the crew of the Ulympea, led by Captain Suras, must do whatever it takes to stem a full-scale prison break. What happens next, however, is completely unexpected! What starts as a straight forward Sci-Fi story, soon takes twists and turns into a genre-bending epic that defies explanation.

Red Moon Rising is really nice and is building to be another epic webcomic. Read it here.
Red Moon Rising is a full-colour steampunk fantasy webcomic set in the midst of a magic-fuelled industrial society, following one person’s small mistake and the knock-on effect it has on the people and the world around them.

Next I tweeted a link to Danielle Dark. If you like vampires then you'll like this. if you don't like Vampires then I suggest checking this out because its got so much more going on and the art is nice too. Read it here.
Danielle Dark is the story of a vampire not entirely accustomed to what she is. Danielle is trying to fit into mortal society, but discovers that is more difficult than she imagined.
Turned just over 150 years ago, Danielle is a relatively young vampire, but the circumstances of her change have made her a vampire with additional abilities. The fact that Danielle is different than other vampires has not escaped the attention of various entities with their own agendas. Some merely wish to observe Danielle’s activities, while others want her cooperation. There are also those who want Danielle destroyed.

Fortunately, Danielle Dark is a formidable vampire with equally formidable allies. But her biggest challenge is to accept herself for what she is. Find out more about Danielle Dark each week. Updates are every Friday.

More coming in the next post but enjoy these for now

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Top 10 Cool Webcomics for March 2011

I was over on DeviantArt commenting on Mr Hades journal and had a brainwave (or brainfart). So here it is the Top 10 Cool Web Comics for March 2011 as decided by The Cool Webcomics List Blog(that's me).

The Top 10 Cool Webcomics
10. The Private Files of the Fowl by Dan Schkade
9. AxeCop by Ethan Nicolle
8. Questionable Content by J. Jacques
7. Ichor & Blood by Stephan Krosecz
6. Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
5. Pictures of You by Gibson Twist
4. Acrobat by JD Smith (also on DrunkDuck)
3. Vanguard by Mr Hades(Dan Butcher)
2. Jesus Christ: In the Name of the Gun by Eric Peterson and Ryan Cody
1. FreakAngels by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield

So, there you have it. My Top 10 Cool Webcomics for March 2011. (Also provides me with a handy list of links for reading my favourite webcomics rather than having them bookmarked)

As always if you'd like to suggest a web comic for the Cool Webcomics list please email me. I do get lots of submissions and don't have the time to respond to every one (i only get about 20 minutes free time per month to mess around online, mostly I work, or be a dad, or clean, or be a husband, or train, or sleep. so I'm sorry if i don't get back to you.) However if I see something that is awesome I will most definitely come back to you and post it on the blog. It might even make the Top 10.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Vanguard - Web Comic

Vanguard by Dan ButcherPage from Pictures of You WebcomicThis Comic is one I've been watching for a while. It's a superhero webcomic, which are pretty rare things to find online, well good ones anyway.
The creator Dan Butcher(Mr Hades) is a prolific online comic creator/collaborator having worked on other webcomics such as Retake(I blogged about this one) and Heros Unite over on DrunkDuck.
Having cut his teeth on those other books Dan's new comic Vanguard shows a certain level of craft and maturity that you dont get on many webcomics.

I'm really enjoying Vanguard but when it came to writing up this blog I was at a loss when trying to describe it. On the face of it, this looks like your typical superteam story but after a few pages you start to get concepts of a much larger story going on. My initial impression was of a superhero team like the Avenger or the Justice League but this got drastically changed when the team is sent on a rescue mission which becomes more of a military covert ops team of super soldiers.
I was having trouble labelling it so I did the only smart thing I could think of. I emailed Dan Butcher and asked him to describe it.

Here's what Dan says.
"Vanguard is the story of a team of genetically enhanced meta-humans employed by the British government to protect the nation’s interests, at home and abroad. It is set in the not too distant future, where the world is becoming more politically and economically unstable. There are food riots, water and power shortages and a rising crime rate as day to day living becomes more of a struggle. The story begins with a simple rescue mission and events spiral from there."

Now that's a perfect description, I wish I could have done that. Anyway, moving on.

The Story
Really good concepts and some excellent scripting so far have made me really enjoy this comic. Good character interaction and development are keeping me interested and coming back for more.
The Art
I've written about Dan's art before when I blogged about Retake(Go see that post) so all I'm going to say on this one is that his skills continue to develop, his colour work is vibrant and intense his use of textures and cg background and props integrate well with the line work. Go see for yourself and enjoy the comic.

As always let me know what you think of it, or better still tell Dan.

Vanguard Comic
Dan Buthcher on DeviantArt