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Comic Critics #159!

Here is the latest installment of the Comic Critics strip, courtesy of Sean Whitmore (writer) and Brandon Hanvey (artist)! You can check out the first hundred and fifty-eight strips at the archive here and you can read more about Sean and Brandon at the Comic Critics blog.

Enjoy!

Let us know what you think, either here or at the ComicCritics blog!

12 Comments

For future reference Brandon, the cartoony eye-pop of the final panel doesn’t really fit the overall art style of the comic.

I think Josh’s reaction should look more angry than dismayed in that panel. It fits the character better.

Also, it would be way better with giant robots, and possibly a talking llama. Oh yeah, and ROM.

@Thok: I think you’re supposed to get the sense that the black character just pulled up the “review” on his laptop. Josh might get angry when it settles in, but I think his initial reaction of total shock, and hence bug eyes, fits just fine.

love the shock on joshe’s face when he relized his reaction to grounded was taped and could have been you tube fodder. plus also the parody of the top writers list going on now

Remind me to never start a webcomic that will run on a popular comic-blog. I could never take all the secondhand guessing that comes with the pre-installed visitors.

The previous comic was so good and yet this one stumbled so badly. Not funny in the slightest. Especially the facial reaction in the final panel

“Also, it would be way better with giant robots, and possibly a talking llama. Oh yeah, and ROM.”

As long as no one has buggy eyes! And there’s correct ratio of panels! But yes, very few things would not be improved by those additions.

funkygreenjerusalem

April 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm

I gotta say, I can’t help but think that’s a valid review of the early Grounded issues.
I’m hoping that once grounded finishes up, there will be all sorts of analysis written about the bizarre, contradictory story cooked up by JMS, G Willow Wilson, and Chris Roberson, and what it says about Superman, shifting views on superheroes, DC editorial, the comics industry, and all sorts of other takes.
But at the end of the day, no matter what it all means, and no matter how good a job of saving the day Roberson does, those earl issues still make me want to hit my head against a wall.

The previous comic was so good and yet this one stumbled so badly. Not funny in the slightest. Especially the facial reaction in the final panel

I was too busy laughing at the pay off to the joke to even notice facial reactions.
As is often the case, the pay off is in the 2nd last panel, so I’m already chuckling when I get to the extra jokes at the end.
So I’d guess the facial reaction is there, and broad, to just help things along, rather than meant to be the cause of the comedy.

I always enjoy Comic Critics. I don’t understand why people bag on it so much. The eyes popping out in the last panel is funny in a disturbing manner, as though Josh very quickly developed a terrible thyroid problem.

I also generally enjoy this strip. A lot. But there’s bound to be a couple missteps here and there. Like this one.

I thought Joss forgot his review for all the wall-banging!!

We all should start wall-banging (wall punching?) now.

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