SW10/REVIEW: Catalog of Earths, 2015 Update #3 of 5: The Web Comics

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Tue Dec 29 18:08:30 PST 2015

--- PART 3:  The Web Comics ---

UNIVERSE:  Ripping Off King Arthur

- Type:  Mystic, apparently

- Chronicler:  Arthur Spitzer

- Chronicler's Web Site:  http://www.rippingoffkingarthur.com/

- Activity:  sporadic

- Relevance:  Major as for last year.  This continuum is dominated by 
one cosmic-level threat, but its activity currently concentrates on a 
sort of chainsaw-Smurf species.

- Threat Analysis:  Medium-level (down from Major last year).  Due to 
inactivity, we have downgraded the threat level.  However, those 
chainsaw-Smurfs might yet get it together, get the plotline out of 
deadlock, and surprise everyone.

- Critique:  When the stories actually happen, they're impressive or 
just plain fun, and often both.  One might imagine how the storyline 
might resolve from where it is now.  But that's different from the 
storyline actually resolving.

- Psychovant's Comments:  $#@! the storyline!  Gimme one of those 
chainsaw-hulu dolls!  I'll make 'er say Rrarr Rrarr!


UNIVERSE:  Continentals

- Type:  Tech

- Chroniclers:  Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton

- Chronicler's Web Site: 
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Continentals/ (moved since last year)

- Activity:  Now twice weekly

- Relevance:  Unlikely, as for last year.  This universe is 
self-contained and unlikely to interact with others.

- Threat Analysis:  Low-level as for last year.  The mad-scientist 
villain is finally hatching his master plan, but is unlikely to spread 
it beyone his homeworld.

- Critique:  It's a decent enough story, paced like a comic book 
miniseries and mostly concentrating on drama.  A finish might be on the 
way, next year.  But at one or two pages a week, it's designed for binge 
reading and republication.  Given that, one can hope that the occasional 
typo gets fixed before republication time.

- Psychovant's Comments:  hey, Mr. Hyde was in charge of a special-needs 
relative?  Wouldn't that drive *anyone* crazy?


UNIVERSE:  Chevalier

- Type:  Mystic (probably)

- Chronicler(s):  Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton

- Chronicler's Web Site:  http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Chevalier/ 
(moved since last year)

- Activity:  Inactive.  The story is completed, though a sequel is possible.

- Relevance:  Interaction with the Council is unlikely but feasible.

- Threat Analysis:  Minor.  Its crusading heroes (from a sentient 
species of mouse) got their Happy Ending from their quest, and are quiet 
for now.

- Critique:  It was faithful to all of its fictional premises, and it 
worked in the end.  But either those are two small kingdoms, or that is 
one Great Horn.

- Psychovant's Comments:  Oh, blow that horn!  I might've blown it a 
different way, but I couldn't've done it any better!  ... Heh, maybe I 
could get a gig there as an air-steed.  I'm not gonna let mice ride me, 
but that Princess can mount up anytime!

--- Next:  PART 4:  Legacy Universes ---

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

When you *are* the leader... whatever goes wrong... whether you did it
or not... *you* are held responsible. - Barack Obama

I know. - Archie Andrews

- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

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