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!
Hello and welcome! Welcome to the final day of Metrocop’s Nostalgia Update, a haven of old-school Garry’s Mod comics, re-released online for your viewing pleasure! On Day 1, we had Clover (Jeff, Secret Agent Whiskey and more); on Day 2, the old comics of yours truly, Mythos; Day 3 was all about the huge PoB/CR-O War; and yesterday, Day 4, was a re-release of FZE’s works.
Just as I started the Nostalgia Update with a huge nostalgia trip to one of the biggest Garry’s Mod comic classic authors, it seemed appropriate to end on a somewhat similar, and yet hugely contrasting, note. Contrasting because, where Jeff was a cheerful and lighthearted comedy, this series in particularly triumphs in its dark humor and self-deprecating tone. Sound familiar? And also, amusingly enough, this series was actually the very first contribution to the Metrocop Comic Archive. The last to be released is actually responsible for kick-starting the whole thing!
As you may have already guessed, the final Day of the Nostalgia Update is all about Worse than Life! In fact, it’s the re-release of all Worse than Life issues – and including, of course, the latest issues as well, released on Metrocop to begin with!
And with these 49 extra comics, the content of the new Comic Archive is now complete! Therefore, it’s now finally online, complete with not only the series released throughout the week, but also the previously released The Adventures of Hercule Cubbage and another quintessential classic, Apostasy!
Likewise, by the time you read this, you’ll likely already have the new Metrocop menu to go with the new logo and archive, which should simplify browsing through the site! Ain’t I nice?
This was a fun thing to do and it’s great to finally have literally months of work pay off, for everyone’s enjoyment. That said, it’s not the last update the Comic Archive will ever get! It’s simply its original release, but you’ll get more comics – classics and, hopefully, brand new stuff – as time goes by. Not everything will go in, I’m afraid, mostly because I need to be careful with upload space, but you’ll get more awesome stuff, for sure!
For further updates, I suggest you follow the site through e-mail subscription (or, if you’re a registered WordPress user, through your WordPress account), and you’re always welcome to just come back occasionally to check the news and re-read your favorite comics! With your help and attention, perhaps we can make Metrocop the definitive modern Garry’s Mod comics website!
And with that, the Nostalgia Update is officially over! Apologies for the lack of hat drops and new weapons, but I hope you enjoyed the comics! Come back soon!