Code Name: Hunter

Code Name: Hunter is a furry fantasy webcomic (also available in print) in which a government agency in London investigates magical-related situations. Think Torchwood with animals.

Code Name: Hunter cover

It’s drawn by Darcy Sowers and co-written by her and husband Matt. Based on the background material, they’re thinking of it as a long series destined for print, so the serialization is page-at-a-time, not stand-alone updates, with three pages promised a week.

To get an idea of the art, try their “stand-alone issue” of two short stories. The first adapts a Ray Stevens song, which struck me funny once I realized what they were doing. The second is two guys in a bar, which’ll tell you more about the dialogue, before becoming a kind of origin flashback story.

I thought the characters have personalities obvious through the art (they’re distinctive, in other words, which can be difficult to achieve) and the hand-done colors are lovely. I didn’t have time to dive into the longer storylines, but I’d like to. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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9 Responses to “Code Name: Hunter”

  1. John Says:

    “Think Torchwood with animals.”

    That brings up connotations that I don’t really like to think about.

  2. Johanna Says:

    For lots of people, they went there as soon as I said “furry”.

    There doesn’t seem to be that kind of content in this strip, based on what I sampled, just to reassure you.

    But can’t you see Captain Jack as a randy mink?

  3. John Says:

    I can also see Captain Jack FLIRTING with a randy mink! He swings all ways, I believe.

  4. Johanna Says:

    Well, yeah, remember when Spike James Marsters guest-starred and was enthusing over a poodle?

  5. Matt Says:

    “There doesn’t seem to be that kind of content in this strip, based on what I sampled, just to reassure you.”

    There’s none of that sort of stuff in ‘Hunter. But as a quote from the FAQ:

    Q: What does the T (Ages 13+) rating mean?
    A: As a librarian I ran across a number of graphic novels and soon realized they had their own rating system. The T (Ages 13+) stands for “teens age 13 and up” or “T+ teens and up” and is from the Marvel Rating System for rating the content of comics. This rating means the comic may contain crude humor, adult language and casual references to tobacco, alcohol or illegal drug use. Mild sexual content such as innuendo, non-sexual nudity and partial nudity may also be included in the story. It’s equivalent to the PG-13 rating used for movies.

  6. Ash Says:

    Torchwood with ani*chokes on mashed potato at the thoughts erupting*
    Bwa ha ha ha!

  7. Slush Pile Cleanup: Comic Books Part 1 » Comics Worth Reading Says:

    [...] liked the webcomic, but I like it even better in colorful print. The animal characters are so vibrant! Issues #0.1-0.3 [...]

  8. Hm Says:

    None of the links work

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class comments in /comics/RCSI/www.codenamehunter.com/web/classes/comments.orig on line 3

  9. Johanna Says:

    Looks like the Code Name Hunter folks are having some website issues. Hopefully they’ll be back soon.

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