- Posted by Johanna on July 11, 2009 at 3:02 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
I thought I’d stop by and check out this month’s Zuda entries, which made me wonder about how similar they were all becoming. I noticed that many of them were tagged either Super-Hero, Action/Adventure, or Horror. There were smart-alec animals, girls in their underwear, bloody fights, talky conspiracies, and always, too much time spent waiting for the viewer to load. The content reminded me of what I can already get elsewhere.
Also typical: lots of setup, no real story. With only 8 panels, it’s tough, but I shouldn’t learn more about the premise of your comic from the text synopsis than I do from reading it. The one I like best, the one I could see continuing to read as a webcomic, was Vigilante Granny, because it’s funny and unusual and loads quickly (it’s black and white). It’s also currently in last place. Figures. The current first-place holder is something called RockStar, which looks like a whole lot of other superhero comics.
Is the audience self-selecting for things they’re already comfortable with, given that they’re participating in this project from DC Comics? Or are superheros and fights just what’s easiest to do in 8 “screens”?