Gastrophobia – The 12 Labours of Gastrophobia

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It doesn’t take long for this cute, funny webcomic to be seen as hella snarky and sharply toned personality to shine through. This book has 12 episodes and each one is a great time with the view of a mother-son team kicking some ass and fumbling their way to success, sometimes. The first story had them going after a humongo-lion looking cheetah and ending with them not receiving the reward on it, due to its state. The second was a story of Phobia (mama) looking for her bro when they were both quite young and locating him at the bottom of a long ass plummet down a hole, Hydra also waiting for her. In the end, this tale being for Gastro (son), she scares him since he’d been so unceremonious with how he woke her.

The third was a Bambi-like story where he wants revenge on she, whom killed his mother, so must become a “monster” in kind, with an open ending. There are also short one-offs, but the longer story after has to do with Phobia’s relative haunting Gastro over how she’d dined and dashed a ton of inns, ending with another look see at grown Alcides, Phobia’s baby bro. The next episode has to do with Gastro being responsible for cleaning out their hut since he’d packed it with trash from the city thinking it could be useful, and also thinking directing the river through the hut would be the best way of cleaning it. The more I read, the more Gastro reminds me of Steven Universe.

The fifth episode had the two going after a minotaur and Gastro ending up without his horn because the minotaur didn’t get bored. Phobia meanwhile, doesn’t see the value in replacing it anyways, since their family were warriors and Gastro was destined to be one, as well. They then walk into Horsetown where a new resident horse gives Gastro the opportunity to get some kind of magical request and in the end gets his horn replaced with a mini harp.

There’s even a nod to The Time Machine HG Wells-style, which then transforms into the Phobia episode where it shows how she got kicked out of Amazonia. The crossover comic with Chris Hastings was funny and the humor stays strong throughout. They have a bake-off Iron Chef-style, which the results are just as unfair.

The last story has Phobia adopt a puppy for Gastro, it not being a large beast, but still had a good sense of the hunt. Another fun go-back is the ever-changing story of whom Gastro’s father is, Zeus, but the form he takes being different in the tellings. This is bunches of fun and I’ll enjoy reading them til there are no more.

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The Meek

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I first read Mare Internum, an ongoing webcomic and love it, still can’t wait to read more, so in the meantime, I’ve decided to read this. A story about a 15 yr old nekkid kid, Angora running off from a bunch of half naked fellas in the forest. Whilst this could go in a mad dark direction, girly runs off and meets another fella, Pinter whom was in the middle of getting some jars of yummies most like, and he’s able to fistycuffs first fella until they’re discovered by their work-lead and has them focus on their job rather than chasing a naked girl with jars, since Pinter asked her to save the rest.

She escapes though, and mentions how she was on a mission to locate “the center” given by her grandfather which she didn’t know how to complete, yet. She requests help from Pinter, whom she rediscovers camping in the woods. Then the 2nd chapter shifts to the emperor and his family. His wife’s unfortunate death leading to some crazy powers which he uses against a bystander in the parliament.

Then a couple new characters are intro’d, Soli and Alamand, they infiltrating an old man’s home for his research notes, not realizing they were his own and library books from the fancy shmancy library. Soli ends up taking a hit whilst trying to help a boy leader extricate his kid workers from a arrestable situation, she being found unconscious.

Meanwhile, Angora and Pinter have a new dude added to their party when they learn he’s looking for his wife, whom was wounded. Angora eventually realizes Pinter had a problem with booze and refuses to go back the way they’d come for the sake of the new dude. The new dude’s wife is a cunt and tries to assault Angora believing she’s a witch and utter nonsense, besides. Angora and Pinter end up fucking off without the two, she now having to help Pinter for getting a bit of a booboo.

Rana falls in love and when her father returns, learns she’s to be married off, so she confirms with her lover of agreeing to having the emperor diiiiiie. Draaama! and this is where it has stayed on hiatus… It’s an easy, fun, dramatic, comedic read and I’m looking forward to more.

 

A Small Revolution

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Webcomics certainly are easy to snowball, they all having authors and artists who list off all their faves. This is another discovery which was worth the checking. The story begins with a little girl, Florence and the kind of world she lives in which doesn’t bat an eye at orphans on the street, some having breathing problems whilst others have trouble not smoking (like Florence). She has the goal of saving every orphan and she does help one, Auguste, whom didn’t have scavenging skills as honed as Florence, but she being among some hard-ass kids like herself, as well.

She decides she wants to fight alongside Dominique, Auguste’s older bro, but he has her stay at their base, she seeing the bloody aftermath. She meets the president and the ending is quite dramatic. Lovely little comic. Check it out, I’ll definitely be looking forward to more from her.

 

PowerNap

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A funny webcomic which grew on me pretty dang quick. This takes place in a world where peeps don’t get the usual 7-8 hour healthy amount of sleep, but rely on tabs to keep them up and ready to do their jerbs. One guy, Drew can’t take the tabs so usually ends up taking power naps and seeing some weird shit in the process in-between the weird shit people have now begun to get used to as daily life expectations. He starts with a wannabe date with a co-worker whom had the early morning end of 2, so by the end of their date, he was hella asleep, she annoyed and biffing off before any fun could be had. He then takes a job where he can sleep and have weird ass nightmares involving 2 fellas looking like Hellboy, the smaller a Pesci-sort as well as teaming up with other dreamers, apparently to fight monsters, but the damage sustained, possibly being just as dangerous as Life. Drew decides this is good for his R.E.M. and swipes the spider which helps put people under, using it to calmly go into beddy-bye, ending the 3rd chapter and making me interested in seeing where this crazy ride goes. Worth it, so far!

Live Forever

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This was a great little webcomic, which I happened to discover through a link from another webcomic. This story is blatant with it’s themes of grief and how to deal with illness and death of loved ones. It was an exciting, roller coaster with a toothless vamp and some crazy psychic kids, and of course, the main character, a little girl, whom loves being musical, and doesn’t give a shit whether she takes out someone who gets in the way of her bull-headed idea of gaining vamp blood and getting a serum to living forever spurned from the abrupt death of her fatally ill mother. The art was perfect for the subject, since most of the characters were pleasing to the eye and backgrounds held up with them, as well. I’m now addicted to Raúl Treviño.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

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I was at first enjoying the reviews of the stories by Dumbledore, but some of them seemed a little lacking in substance. As a heads up, this review is vague only due to believing, most will know the t.o.c. has the titles, so: first tale was definitely better than the second, since the first at least had a magical object assaulting one’s senses, whilst the second was just a bunch of people walking to a pond which didn’t do anything important, but bring said people together. Okay, kewl. The third story is bewildering in plot, mos def. The fourth was most entertaining, Babbity Rabbity being an Animagi. The Tale of the Three Bros, is ofc a good’n, since it was also in Deathly Hallows, and is one of ’em. Overall, it was alright, better, because it’s quick.

Lazarus Churchyard: The Final Cut

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Immediately reminiscent of Transmetropolitan, Lazarus Churchyard watches a lady looking like a fella get fucked at the bar whilst someone else bleeds from their mouth, perhaps from drugs. Lazarus meets up with a skull-headed fella offering to kill him and get him wasted whilst they discussed the details. This dude offers a high quality death, Laz being for centuries old and wanting to go feet up by now. the deal was he must locate a missing scientist whom had the most knowledge about datasea, a VR which apparently was exploding some people’s heads. On top of this, the scientist was already dead, Laz taking the job from PJ Proby, whom was with Isis-Elek.

As PJ takes him through the Headquarters, he states how there was a VR “heaven” for those they couldn’t move forward with their projects without. PJ then shows Laz’s incentive, the machine scary-looking. Laz is attempting, a quiet lie-down when he must kick some hindering asses who’d walked themselves in (Holy fuck, the violence!). He’s escorted by PJ to another fella, whom updates what’d occurred to those programmers who’d gone searching for Bruckner. Then, Laz deduces they planned to stick in in the datasea, he pretty much only needing to go in and wonder to himself why he wasn’t seeing the heaven-like program, Bruckner interrupting his thoughts and taking him to a different part of the sys, assumably, “to talk”, which she does.

Once they see what PJ had done, she helps him back into his body and Laz spares PJ, for a short time until deciding to let Bruckner mess with him, instead. By the end of it, Bruckner accidentally screws him over, destroying the kill machine before Laz can do the deed. Laz has been stuck underground for more than 2 months, and when he breaks surface, a hoor greets him looking to party! She immediately leads him along, she catching Laz up on what he’d missed, the police disbanded and everyone living it up, since Isis-Elek blew. Laz knocks her out when he denies her further advances. She wakes up in time to explain her lil “pet”, it killing her, then apologizing and offering to explain, Laz curiously allowing this, and by the end of the monster’s diatribe, dreams of whether crazy ho’s deed for the club was lying around.

He discovers it, since he’s now owned the club over a year. He’s convinced by the monster book to tell his origin story, involving a 12-year-old looking plastic girl called Lucy. One of the scientists gets creepy screwy with her and by the end, she’s burned in a bed, but survives, even after being dumped in the sewer, she developing a way to cry for help, her message becoming the name of the club. Once she was found round about 40 years later, they put her down properly, making Laz much more durable than his predecessor.

Laz enters his club to be met by Angel Hellequin, whom Laz was excited to get drugs from as she attempts to catch up with him, he sprouting big breasteses. As he’s investigating his other bits in the bathroom, the toilet is inquiring about his pooping needs, on the wall, graffiti, “women need men like fish need bicycles.” He goes upstairs to consider how to reverse his lady bits when a vengeful lady, Justine comes in, Laz getting scary tits, not amused by her, at all. She ignores this to mention how Isis-Elek was still active and she’d joined, planning on keeping him captive within their experimental fancy, but he’s saved by Angel, more IE crew waiting downstairs.

They mess with the barman, though and it starts a fiery bar-fight. Laz is almost tricked into believing he’d killed his last ex, which leads to a memory when he’d been getting a beating by a trio of brothers. He turns the table on ’em once they want to set him up for bonfire status, taking out all 3 due to they not being bright boys. 4 centuries later, an old woman watches the news and is eager to implement revenge.

Laz is then shown viewing a lady’s man-like body lying on the bar, he recognizing the name on the knife after the body was removed, an Inspector Sleep arriving and impressed Laz’d be so calm as death approached him. Laz finally becomes impressed when Sleep starts throwing punches at him, they making ouchies and realizing this fool was reinforced not as strongly, but still impressively, as himself. He beats him til Sleep flees, Laz’s boobies gone by now, he knowing Sleep’d be back if his final shot hadn’t killed him, which he realizes is the case when the fool comes back in a fly ship with guns strafing.

This doesn’t save him though, Laz shooting him in 2, but fella survives, so Laz has his barman store him in the cellar. He then has the ship take him to it’s home base in Spain. When he meets the Lizaran organization mostly nakie weapon-toting crew, he tries out his memory-gathering skill, realizing the old woman had been pretty much leaching off of the fam’s parts as well as empaths. Laz doesn’t make her feel placated when noting how stingy she’d been when giving her 3 sons a single grave. He continues with how she’d done terrible things to the empaths for her own longevity, he reaching her, and she ready with a bomb about to go off, it decimating the area to rubble and sand, Laz wandering his way back quite nakie, himself.

30 years have passed and Laz is in Iceland talking of his mother to a stripper. Laz’s hometown is in Germany and his pop was a perv from London, he reminiscing how his parents had met and they being the perfect fit for each other, but his pops being found by a London cop ready to kill his girl and him. He makes it back to her in time to plant lil Laz in her, then croaking, Laz telling this sad, disgusting love story to a dead girl.

Fucking grand! Ellis is the bomb!