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Web Comics

With so many comic book properties being turned into big budget, Hollywood blockbusters it’s hard to keep ’em straight. You might find yourself saying “This week’s movie is about some green dude, the Green Hornet? I thought that came out already? I think Seth Rogen’s funny.” To which comic book fans scream, “No! You moron! This is Green Lantern and he’s got a power ring that he uses to make stuff, which makes him waaaay cooler than the Green Hornet, with his sweet ass car and kick ass sidekick, Kato. Okay, maybe Green Hornet is kind of cool. And I think Seth Rogen’s funny, too.”

But comic books are no doubt, confusing, even to fans. Which is why it’s fabulous the good folks of Let’s Be Friends Again make these great web comics to explain the convoluted comic book history. In the most recent edition of Comics, Everybody! we explore the history the first human Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. (Not including the first first Green Lantern, Alan Scott who is in no way related to the Green Lantern Corps or the Guardians of Oa. His powers come from magic, but whatever, ::shrug:: comics, everybody!)

Click the jump for whole comic and learn the fascinating history of Hal Jordan, Green Lantern and colossal dick.

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The million dollar, big screen adaptation of Thor opens this week, May 6th, (by the way have you read our review, yet?) but some of you might still be scratching your head about what’s all the fuss about this Norse god. Well, first off, he’s got a cool hammer, named Mjolnir, and I’ll admit I’m still not sure how to pronouce it. Umm… and that’s where my Thor knowledge fizzles.

But the movies out in two days how can I possibly learn a thing about this guy in that amount of time, you ask, exasperately!?

Don’t worry, what else is the internet is here for. The good folks of the web comic, Let’s Be Friends Again compiled Thor’s long and convoluted history into eight easy to understand panels. It’s another issue of their ongoing series, Comics, Everybody!, where they explain in simple terms the history of all the confusing comic book characters we love.

Click the jump for the entire comic, and remember, if it doesn’t make sense, meh, Comics, Everybody!

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Amazing Dark and Gritty Mario Web-Comic

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It must not be easy being the plumber brothers that save the princess from the same bad guys over and over again.

But what if things took a grittier and more realistic route? What if Luigi returned and tried to have a normal life in the real world, away from the insanity of the Mushroom Kingdom?

The user MF_Doom on Spaceghetto (a website for artists to share their works) decided to show us exactly what would happen to the world-famous Mario Brothers if they tried to be normal like everyone else, and it is amazing. If this guy used this idea and drew a graphic novel or comic book about it … I would buy it in a heartbeat!

For the full comic, you can visit the website here, or check it out below.

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Last we heard of ex-Buffy the Vampire star Nicolas Brandon he was having some troubles with the law. Back on March 17th a drunk Brandon was tasered and arrested for vandalism and taking a swing at police officers.

While we’re still laughing at that incident ole’ Nick hasn’t let the drunken mishap ruin his fading career. He’s actually been hard at work on a web comic entitled “A Very Bad Koala”.

Co-created by Rafael Santiago A Very Bad Koala is about the adventures of two marsupials, Avery and Irving and their encounters and mishaps with all walks of people. (Check out this early description of the comic from the website verybadkoalas.com)

The koalas, Avery and Irving, are as far from criminals as they could possibly be. Wrongly accused, they break out of prison together and form an unlikely, co-dependent friendship. Their bizarre adventures will take them to exotic and scary places along the highway in the “out there.” Unintentionally misguided by a hipster shaman gorilla, our heroes will encounter Amazon women elephants, Fleshies (furry animals who wear human costumes), a religious cult of highway-flattened animals, vampire turtles and a large variety of bizarre characters, each more twisted than the last…

The comic seems a little twisted, which could possibly stem from Brendon’s own struggles these past few years . In the end, it’s nice to see the good-humored boy who has helped slay vampires on top once again! From early illustrations this concept looks
inventive and engrossing. Who would have thought the idea of two very bad koalas could seem so good?

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