‘Tis the witching hour of All Hallow’s Eve… or rather, the eve of All Hallow’s Eve, which, uh, means it’s not All Hallow’s Eve at all, since it’s the eve before the Eve… I think? And I guess the “witching hour” depends on the timezone…
Ah, anyway, what I mean is, it’s Halloween! Time for tricks and/or treats, jack-o’-lantern and all kinds of things that quietly crawl up your legs, just like they’re doing right now. Usually, I’m never one to really care for Halloween, but this year it’s different. Hot on the heels of the Nostalgia Update (remember that?), I’m proud to give you…
*thunder cracks, witches laugh in the distance*
Hey, guys! Bet you didn’t expect a new post so soon. Well, I just wanted to share something I came across while I was working on last week’s Nostalgia Update.
As you may know by now, my own comics from between 2007 and 2011 were part of the Nostalgia Update. While pretty much all of them were still stashed online, I ended up going back to my hard drive backup for some of the files. Along the way I bumped into an old comic I was working on and thought it would be interesting to share with you guys.
Hello, everyone! With the Nostalgia Update now behind us, I thought it was time to report on something really cool: comics are back!
While not yet quite to the same level of prevalence as in 2006-2008, the past few weeks have seen a lot of comic releases and the return of many fantastic comic makers from the past, so I decided to do something to bring them to your attention and hopefully give them the spotlight they deserve. Therefore, I decided to create this new feature: Weekly Comics Roundup!
At the end of every week – probably on either Friday or Sundays, I haven’t decided yet -, I’ll make a short list of the comics I’ve seen released online, so you can easily find them in one place and an archive can be made for future reference. These will be external links though, so if you’re revisiting this post a long time from now (hi, future!), there’s a chance the comics may be broken or lost. That said, it’s probably a good way to keep up to date with all the newest comics!
For now, as Metrocop doesn’t exactly have its own forum, I’ll be linking back to the Facepunch forums. For this inaugural week, we have:
- 22/10/2014: The Resistance, by Near Elite. The fan-favorite comic maker Near Elite recently returned to comic making with two ongoing series. The Resistance is the sequel to Back to Comics, the comic where his personal skin returned, and details how Near discovers that the last comic makers have built a Resistance to fight an invasion of the undead.
- 24/10/2014: Masque, by usaokay. Masque is a short comic featuring the Spy from Team Fortress 2 having an enormous idea. Literally!
- 25/10/2014: Team Life Chapter 2 – Unnecessary Attention, by Near Elite. Another comic by Near Elite, both in the same week! Team Life is the series Near returned to comics with, starring Team Fortress 2’s Heavy and Medic finding themselves stranded in the Half-Life 2 universe.
- 26/10/2014: Awake and Sing, Ye That Dwell in Dust, by FZE. Another returning comic maker! FZE was recently spotlighted in the third day of the Nostalgia Update and just in time for him to make a comeback. Guest-starring a bunch of members of the now defunct Brain Dead Union, the comic is about FZE’s personal skin literally coming back from the dead. UPDATE: Just a few minutes after I posted, a new comic came out: The Quest #9, by Gogi. Gogi’s been releasing parts of his comeback series like clockwork, which is fantastic – check out the latest!
Four new comics in one week! Not exactly Christmas, but it’s still pretty good and hopefully new comics will keep coming out! As long as they are, I’ll be doing these weekly roundups to spotlight them. If there aren’t any new ones, I probably won’t post anything, but hopefully it won’t come to that. Oh, and if I missed anything, do contact me, please!
Alright, stay tuned! There’s more stuff coming this week, that’s a promise! See ya soon!