Friday, November 2, 2007

The Paperless Funnies…and Not so Funnies: Sci-Fi

Happy Halloween!

These are a couple of treats from the writers and artists of ZAP! and No Need for Bushido. I thought that with the strange costumes and creatures now would be a great time to get into my Sci-Fi picks, starting with ZAP!
The story of how the most important rebel ship in the galaxy ended up in the hands of an apparent idiot. However, there is more to Captain Zap Vexlar than meets the eye, and with the help of his crew, the lovely Reona, the loyal alien Grontar, and the Robot he might just save or destroy the universe. I recommend this comic because it cleverly disguises itself as a fun read when it is really a complex story that gets addictive.
For a more serious slice of Science Fiction I would suggest Terinu, the tale of a mysterious being that has the entire universe after him. So if you enjoy tales about strange aliens, space pirates, and federations than Terinu will certainly be for you.
Then again if you are looking for stuff that is more “out there” I have two other comics that definitely fit, College Roomies from Hell and El Goonish Shive. Truth be told they qualify as being more than Sci-Fi but there are events with mutations, aliens, and shape changing belts, so I made a couple of exceptions. They are both fun comics but on different levels. El Goonish Shive is, for lack of a better word “sweeter” compared to some of the antics in the CRFH. But the storylines in each are well thought-put and amusing. But I have one warning about CRFH, when I introduced this Blog I said that there would be comics that needed a chance to improve in certain areas, if you start from the beginning you’ll find that in the case with CRFH it gets better with age.


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