Webcomic Roundup: Space-Mullet, XKCD, Gunshow, and more!
First up this week in the Webcomic Roundup is Space-Mullet. Space-Mullet is drawn, written, and colored by Daniel Warren Johnson and is best described as a sci-fi buddy-cop story. Every Monday and Thursday, Daniel updates with a new page in the story of Jonah, an ex-space marine turned space trucker, and Alphius, his alien copilot, as they travel the galaxy and attempt to do good everywhere they go. The comic is about thirty pages into chapter two at this point and has featured space goblins, amazing action sequences, and the best bromance on the internet. The comic only uses blue/black/white, giving it a look different from many webcomics while remaining visually appealing. If you’ve never seen a space goblin take on a space marine, then head over to Space-Mullet.
Next is xkcd. XKCD was created by Randall Munroe and updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with another strip dealing with math, science, sarcasm, love, or so much more. Munroe has constantly pushed and innovated what a webcomic could be, often making xkcd more than just a gag. The comic is funny and smart, often teaching the reader just a little something. Munroe has never been afraid to do something new, as he’s shown by explaining a complicated concept with simple words or fully utilizing the internet for a certain panel.
Gunshow is a comic created by KC Green that is basically whatever KC might feel like drawing that day. An epic story about a man who argues with the ghost of his father? Sounds good. A strip about an unfunny taco named Jeff? Even better. Gunshow is just KC putting his thoughts out on the internet, and what wonderful thoughts they are. The sense of humor is often odd or dark, but it never disappoints. Gunshow is one of those webcomics that many others often imitate, but few actually replicate the magic of it.
For Lack of A Better Comic never lacks for a great comic. Jacob Andrews takes relatively simple art and genuinely funny ideas and makes a quality comic. It’s a gag-a-day type comic that often has quite absurd humor, like a comic that features a train with a taste for human blood or a puffer fish with a bad attitude. There is a definite refining of style as Andrews has created over 200 comics, and it can only get better.
Last, but not least is Edmund Finney’s Quest to Find the Meaning of Life. The titular Edmund Finney has been on his quest since early 2009 and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Creator Dan Long has put Edmund on a journey that has included nomadic biker gangs, aliens with translation problems, and much more. Edmund is currently wrapped up in a murder mystery full of very strange characters, which will only serve to make his journey all the more interesting. When or if his journey finally reaches its conclusion, Edmund is sure to have some stories to tell.
Five more webcomics this week for perusal. All the comics are well worth a read, and if there are any you’d like to see featured, feel free to drop a comment or get in contact on Twitter!