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Marry Me by Bobby Crosby and Remy “Eisu” Mokhtar is a fun comic. I avoided it for a long time because I thought it would just be about a shallow performer going through a shaky relationship filled with angst. Took me awhile to realize that it was nothing like that (check out their other comics: GREAT reads). Marry Me is about philanthropist pop star Stasia who makes a rash decision to marry the first guy she sees holding up a “Marry Me” sign – that would be Guy (yes his name is Guy). Guy doesn’t even like her music, he’s just holding his best friend Parker’s(Stasia’s #1 fan and Official Head Updater of Stasia’s wikipedia) sign as she goes to the restroom. After that they have to figure out if they’re actually married all while being one step ahead of her raging father. It’s a sweet romantic comedy that would make millions if it was turned into a movie; seriously, it’s one of the few webcomics where I wanted to buy the book.


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One problem is that the characters are a bit too perfect:

  • Stasia: beautiful, talented (can-acutally-sing pop star not I’m-famous-omg-I-should-put-out-a-record pop star), major-major philanthropist, and very friendly.

  • Guy: smart, kind, level-headed, helps people, loyal, and he even speak Swahili!
  • This is addressed in the story. Some flaws include and are not limited to: Stasia being smart but she makes dumb decisions when she’s being rash(hence the plot) and Guy agreeing to said dumb decisions.

    And with this I am DONE! 15 blog posts and I get a job-well-done aka no zeros. I could keep up the blog, and once I’m done with school I could actually talk about PG-13 comics, but I don’t know if I’m going to. Sorry to anyone who stumbles upon this but I’m pretty sure that this blog will fall into the pile of dropped blogs.

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    Sandra and Woo is a webcomic by Powree and Oliver Knorzer that is about “friendship, love, food and other important stuff.” It focuses around 11-year-old Sandra and her pet racoon. Woo isn’t just a pet racoon (though that’s odd by itself), he can also talk but Sandra is the only person who he feels safe enough to speak to. Sandra’s two best friends are Larisa the pyromaniac and Cloud the sword-fighter(his parents are Final Fantasy fans). Two of Woo’s friends are the fox Shadow and the Squirrel Sid. Beyond the drama that comes with any comic whose characters are still in school there’s also relationship drama: 2 girls + 1 guy = love triangle. What’s nice about that is that instead of going for each other’s throats, Larisa and Sandra talk it out and come to an understanding – all this without “the emo.”This comic is very lighthearted, cute, and humorous which makes for a nice uplifting read but it does touch on serious issues – actual world issues and problems in the character’s lives.

    Sandra and Woo is also available in German if you prefer that.

    Evil Diva is an adorable comic about angels, devils and highschool; a perfect post for a private school student. It’s not “happy hearts and sunshine” cute, but the main character wishes it were. It’s by Brinson Thieme, HAI, Joe Cashman, and Peter Menotti – together they are stronger, faster, smarter than an average man.

    Diva’s a devil who just wants to be good but that’s very very bad. She goes to a high school for devils and angels but it’s hard because she never fits in with the devils and she’s enemies with the most popular angel Angela (it’s even harder since she has a huge crush on Angela’s brother Gabriel). It gets easier once she receives the magic wand.

    Even though this comic’s description seems like a head-on collision for clich├ęs: angels verses devils, highschool, an outcast heroine (who’s kinda a ditz) that chooses good over ‘evil’, a popular enemy, crush on boy who is related to enemy, a cute mascott/pet, and a magic wand that does magical transformations. Even with all of these cliches, the authors pull together and make an entertaining comic. They write it so well that . The characters are distinct, there is originality, and it’s very funny!!! Another plus is that there are so many different vote incentives, just click VOTE to see.

    Crappers. I’m 2 posts behind the scheduled blog update even with this one. And it’s hard finding a comic I can be POSITIVELY certain that I can talk about – the guideline that I have is can Sister Jane watch it (our resident nun and head of school)? This knocks out a looot of stuff. Farewell PG-13 comics! You are a major category but unfortunately not valid! It’s not that she wouldn’t like it, she’d probably like them since she’s cool like that, it’s that you might be embarrassed showing her.

    This post will be a movie I made (another project) about using common sense to find good comics. Have fun watching the obvious.

    Since I haven’t done a webcomic in a while I’ve decided to do one, however this one will be a bit difficult to explain…

    Okay, picture this: You have Cabbage Patch doll that your parents bought from ToyRUs and gave to you. You loooove this doll! You play with it and take it everywhere, never let it out of your sight. Now there’s another doll that your grandma passed down to you- old doll, really detailed – vintage lace and all; it’s so antique that you put it in a glass case. You don’t play with it, you don’t carry it around with you, but you look at it and love it. The rag doll is other comics and the old doll is HERO . I’m not saying that the Cabbage Patch doll is bad/lesser (you loooove it, remember?) it’s just that HERO is unique. And I sorta used tha example because I haven’t checked in on HERO for so long (but I remembered it) just like I’m sorta using this post so that I’ll remember to keep checking in on it.

    HERO is surreal, like Rice Boy surreal, in the story telling and the art. It’s kinda hard to explain (made all the worse by me not checking in on it for so long). The summary is “HERO is a story about a perfectly ordinary boy with no memory of the past and no urgency for the future; who one day accepts a most extraordinary offer to travel to distant places and invisible cities,” but it’s so much more than that. You start at the beginning of the boy’s story but it’s the middle of everyone else’s; you use the stories people tell to piece together the past. It’s a patchwork of all the character’s stories and they twist together to creates a beautiful quilt mosaic (hah! look at me being poetic! what can I say – I’m a visual thinker). And have I mentioned the BEEEA-U-TI-FUL art!!

    Three main characters are:
    The boy who isn’t perfectly ordinary, hasn’t got a name, but he may have been the golem Eira. Valentine is a demon who takes the boy on a journey to see cities and used to know Eira (likes him but killed him complicated relationship), and there’s Duck who is the duck/motorcycle. There’s humor and drama, something for everyone!

    Also, it’s not a silent comic. Move your mouse over the panels to see the script. Awes~ome!!


    Adventure, Romance, Mad Science!” is to motto of the comic Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio. It has everything a reader could want – drama, political intrigue, action, sci-fi, fantasy, and even romance (a love triangle or two)!

    18 years after the Source (a being that tried to control the world) was defeated by the Heterodynes Agatha Clay discovers she is a spark. Sparks are people who have the spark, the ability to become mad scientists; this usually gets them killed – either by their own creations or by people who don’t want another spark in the world. If this isn’t bad enough she gains the attention of Gilgamesh Wulfenbach (Gil), only son of Baron Wulfenbach, dictator of all Europa and former adventuring friend of the Heterodynes. Agatha must gather allies, escape her enemies, and reclaim her birthright.

    Girl Genius received the Hugo award which it richly deserves. This storyline is filled with politics and that means lies, ambition, back stabbing, coups, and alliances. As Agatha tries to answer her questions, the reader only ends up with more. With so many twists and supposed truths the only thing the reader can be sure of is that everyone while be looking out for their best interests. Even with all the seriousness the writers are still able to have a punchline a page. Along with original creatures, places, cultures, and characters; the authors even create an original language. The artwork alone is very skilful even separated from the story with wonderful expressions, detailed machinery and clothes, and exquisite background. Instead, the art is mixed with equally great writing to make an extremely enjoyable comic. The story won’t be the only thing to surprise you; be on the lookout for hidden surprises in the details and background.

    While it’s a beautiful comic that I enjoy reading over and over, I should give some warning. There is blood, death, and a lot of fanservice but nothing too terrible.

    As my first comic review I’ve decided to do Phables . It’s a webcomic by Brad Guigar that centers around life in Philadelphia. Phables ties together community, history, humor,and tradition. It is made up of stories sent in by people, from Phillyblog.com (no longer operational), or from the author’s own life. Bingo sheets and Dos&Don’ts are included.

    Whenever the world gets you depressed, Phables is sure to cheer you up. It’s not all smiles but I guarantee all strips will give you a smile even through tears. If you don’t believe me then believe the awards – Phables has won Best Local columnist in Philadelphia and is nominated for the Eisner Award. This just shows that other people have taste – even without the award and nomination Phables is still a favorite comic of mine as I’m sure it will be for anyone who reads it.

    I have only two complaints

    1. That it ended. Unfortunately Phables has ended and there is probably no chance that the author will continue it. You can order Phables the book to own.

    2. Another is that it has no archive button. This can be both good and bad. It’s enjoyable to read through (and it’s not that long); however, sometimes you are looking for a specific page and it’s a bit frustrating going through 50+ pages looking for it.

    Phables is a very enjoyable slice-of-life comic and I recommend it. A must read for everyone, especially if you’re from Philly. “Everybody has a story about Philly” and this Texan loved to read them.