This week features a comic with time travel that’s so fun, your nose will bleed! Or your older self might die! But don’t worry, he’ll come back. Shen, with help from Megan McKay and Dave Mercier, brings us Live With Yourself, a Multiplicity-like with heart and zany, doppelganger-infused hijinx that tells the story of Todd and his three friends, himself, himself, and himself. You don’t need more than one of yourself to enjoy this comic, though!
Plum: it’s like Pokemon, except instead of monsters living in balls, it’s fruit, and instead of making them fight each other, you stack them. Like, really high. That’s the idea behind our comic review this week, Plum! Come for the silly conceit for a story, stay for us brainstorming modern disagreements that could be solved with fruit stacking matches.
The world of Ty Dunitz and Jenn Lee’s Rising Sand is desolate, hopeless, and treacherous, fully-realized and under-explored. Follow along with a small but lively group of the survivors of this dangerous land and hear why the art style reminds us of a Don Bluth cartoon and how you might need to give this slow-paced but engaging comic some breathing room in between views.
Monsters live among us and, as usual, kids are the only ones with enough chill to keep them happy and alive. Drew Weing’s The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo will entertain and delight you, even as Steve and Jason use it’s immense quality to discuss the days when webcomics weren’t necessarily so good. Enjoy both, please!
Lee Keegan has taken the wide open, detailed world of Dwarf Fortress and added his own story and characters to it with Bridgedflickered. Jason doesn’t pretend to know a thing about it, so Steve leads the way on why all dwarves are so expendable and who comes up with these goofy names. It’s a fun ride!
Learning can be fun, and Aztec Empire is here to show us just that. This expertly crafted comic about history informs just as much as it entertains, with plenty of behind the scenes trappings for those of you who always want a little something extra in their entertainment.
Jason loves romantic comedies and tolerates dumb science. Steve loathes both things. This makes their tandem review of LUFF by Arechan a contentious one, indeed! Listen as they come to a consensus of disbelief and enjoyment for this questionably-nominated comic.
The internet is a historical oddity, full of old browsers and search engines that rise to fame in a day and burn out just as quickly. But, did you ever want to see what it looks like if they were all represented by magical anime girls? Then boy howdy, do WE have the comic for YOU! Check out our review of the inscrutable Internet Explorer by Merriweather and Princess Hinghoi and pick your favorite anthropomorphized web browser!
This podcast has been around for almost 15 years, so Steve and Jason take a quick look back at some of the episode formats that worked and many others that didn’t. After that brief introspection, it’s time to get lost on a strange planet with a band of intrepid adventurers in Room of Swords!