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It's A Pun, Or A Play On Words
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Strip number fifty. 50. The big five-oh. In the words of Lord Keanu, whoa. Although we should have hit the half century number sometime in July if I'm not mistaken, and now September is in full swing, I'm guess I'm a bit late. Well, there was a two week gap between the first and second strips, so I guess I should have seen this coming. I guess at this juncture, I'm the web-comic equivalent of Kevin Smith. Actually, that was meant to be a crack about the three year gap between issues 3 and 4 of Spider-Man/Black cat, but bugger it, being Kevin Smith in any medium would be awesome. Well see you next year for strip 51. I have a reputation to keep up now.

Nah, see you next week, don't worry, we'll be here. Maybe. Ok, so this is actually, shock horror the first part to a three part story line. I'm sorry to scare you as any readers of another popular "comedic" web comic should know that story lines + 3 panel strips = just not funny. But don't worry, its only three strips long, and I like them, so relax, it'll be all good. In the hood. Even though I'm writing this from the suburbs, but hopefully my point is made. I personally don't think that narrative serial storytelling works online, unless your writing it like the Hellboy story, "the Corpse." That was originally published two pages at a time and it shows. Every two pages, sure enough, something crazy happens, to make you hang from the emotional cliff until next time. So if narrative comics made that sacrifice, cool, its just page after page of really nothing and most of the time pretentious nothing as well, that make me wonder why they don't just send it off to Dark Horse or Image and try to get it published.

I mean why not? Just try. And if it doesn't get picked up isn't that a pretty good idea that your property doesn't work and its time to back to the drawing board? Just a suggestion. What the hell do I know??

Before you pipe in, not much, I'm just sharing.

I also want to take this opportunity to say how much of badass Drastic reader Colm McGrath is. He lent me Angel season 5 and in the bag was a copy of The Ultimates issue 1. I thought it was pretty weird and when I asked him about it, he said, nah, that's for you. I have two issues, so you can have that.


Colm Mc Grath, thank you so much, its one the nicest things that anyone's ever done for me and wait till you see what I have you in return. I have no one clue myself, but it will be badass. Don't worry. Man, that's great. I have no words to describe how grateful I am. Cheers. I mean, wow.

Also, if you still haven't got it, go pick up Revelations next chance you get on your trip to the comic book store. Its by Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos and published by Dark Horse. Its quite lovely. Ramos is a fantastic cartoonist and he draws one of my favourite Spider-Man's (Spider-Men??) and I think the book looks fantastic. Also, it sets up a murder mystery in the Vatican, which I'm enjoying so far. Maybe it's a lapsed Catholic thing, I don't know. But pick it up. Its great.

See You guys next week

© 2005,2006 Adam Murray