Discovering Steven Universe (Episode #29) "Island Adventure"

Discovering Steven Universe w/ Papa Kenn (Episode #29) 
REVIEW OF: 
"Island Adventure" (2014) - S1E30

"Island Adventure" Summary/Synopsis: 
Steven takes Lars and Sadie on a vacation to a magical beach to mend their friendship. (via steven-universe.wikia.com)

Playlist of every "Discovering Steven Universe" Episode:
http://tinyurl.com/DiscStevenU

Intro Animation by:
Jayce "PeekingBoo"
- PeekingBoo.com
Youtube.com/PeekingBoo

Music:
"A Symphonic Metal Tribute To Steven Universe" by The L-Train
Youtube.com/TheLTrain9000

Discovering Steven Universe (Episode #28) "Secret Team"

Discovering Steven Universe w/ Papa Kenn (Episode #28) 
REVIEW OF: 
"Secret Team" (2014) - S1E29

"Secret Team" Summary/Synopsis: 
Steven, Amethyst, and Pearl accidentally pop a bubbled gem and form a secret team to secretly retrieve the missing shards. (via steven-universe.wikia.com)

Playlist of every "Discovering Steven Universe" Episode:
http://tinyurl.com/DiscStevenU

Intro Animation by:
Jayce "PeekingBoo"
- PeekingBoo.com
Youtube.com/PeekingBoo

Music:
"A Symphonic Metal Tribute To Steven Universe" by The L-Train
Youtube.com/TheLTrain9000

Discovering Steven Universe (Episode #27) "Space Race"

Discovering Steven Universe w/ Papa Kenn (Episode #27) 
REVIEW OF: 
"Space Race" (2014) - S1E28

"Space Race" Summary/Synopsis: 
Steven attempts to build a spaceship to let Pearl revisit the wonders of the cosmos. (via steven-universe.wikia.com)

Playlist of every "Discovering Steven Universe" Episode:
http://tinyurl.com/DiscStevenU

Intro Animation by:
Jayce "PeekingBoo"
- PeekingBoo.com
Youtube.com/PeekingBoo

Music:
"A Symphonic Metal Tribute To Steven Universe" by The L-Train
Youtube.com/TheLTrain9000

Review: Stick in the Mud

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Stick in the mud is a story of a guy named Rod whose life is slowly deteriorating into something he is not all that comfortable with. He just got dumped by his girlfriend and to make things worse his sister bought some alien moonshine that had them all blackout and he ended up buying a bar. On a strange note, the bar turns out to be a frequented place by devils and monsters from across the veil. Pretty weird huh?

This story has some of the best comedy I have seen before. They take the situation and just keep living in their new circumstances. Rod starts running the bar, which he dubs “Rod’s”, and begins the task of learning about his otherworldly customers and learning the ways of magic. His friends live their lives as the try to make it by, and his sister becomes a warrior for a group known as the Order of the True Human Race, which is an organization dedicated to eradicating all non human life, and John (Rod’s sister) seems to be using her position to only party harder than she usually does.

The art style is very minimalist relying on darker colors and shadows to paint a scene, blacks, whites, and greens. Heavy lines make for very distinguished silhouettes and each person has their own personality and expressions. Rod is a very gruff guy, but is kind at heart perfect for the bartender position, his sister is a wild, enthusiastic dj party animal who is drunk more often than not. Each character that comes across the panels is full of life and has their own breath, I adore it.

This comic does have nudity, swearing, drug and alcohol use, sex. So a big ol’ NSFW warning to go along with my recommendation. Keep out of reach of young children, do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars, you get the gist. 

If you like a story of a guy running a bar with some supernatural tones thrown in give Stick in the Mud a chance.

And, as always, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

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Review: Kill Six Billion Demons

Kill 6 Billion Demons is a fantasy story about gods, demons, immortals, and a young woman who just wanted to get laid. Sadly, just before she could do the deed a large entity appeared in her room and forced a strange light into her skull, her boyfriend was stolen, and she was transported to a far of place she could never have conceived in her wildest dreams, she was taken to the land of Throne, the hub world that all universes branch off of in the great wheel of the multiverse. In her journey Allison Wanda Ruth will face dangers on a cosmic scale, learn to control her new found powers, and quite possibly rescue her boyfriend who is being held captive by angels. Damn, talk about a roller coaster of events.

This is another webcomic I’ve known about for a while now and am just getting to it at long last and I have to say I am sorely upset that I never read it before last week. KSBD has pretty much everything I love in a story tied together almost flawlessly. There are dozen if not hundreds of thousands of awesome creature and character designs, the world is absolutely dense with lore and mythologies, the story is well written and just all around a great adventure, and each main character is so unique and full of life that I can’t help but fall in love with each of them.

The art is a totally unique style belonging solely to the creator. The monsters, demons, angels and every single creature are absolutely one of a kind with their own personalities and lives. I will say in the first few pages Allison looks a bit bony and stick like, but that is completely forgiven in later pages. The environments are also some of my favorite of any story I’ve read so far with sweeping views, crammed city streets, and even voids are depicted wonderfully, so much so that I could wax on for hours and hours, but I’ll keep it concise and say I freaking love the backgrounds.

Over all, I love Kill Six Billion Demons, I love it and intend to follow it to its end. If you like fantasy of this scale, and aren’t a bit queasy when it comes to blood and violence then I highly recommend you check out this comic. You can follow the creator on their tumblr @orbitaldropkick, their twitter of the same name, and as usual if you want to support this story they have a Patreon campaign. Show them some love and support if you can! If you like my reviews, be sure to check out my own Patreon as well. I appreciate every single one of you for reading and following thanks again, even though I could never say it enough.

And, as always, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Discovering Steven Universe (Episode #26) "House Guest"

Discovering Steven Universe w/ Papa Kenn (Episode #26) 
REVIEW OF: 
"House Guest" (2014) - S1E27

"House Guest" Summary/Synopsis: 
Steven befriends a magical mirror that can mysteriously communicate with him through After injuring his leg, Greg comes to live with Steven and unintentionally interferes with Steven's powers. (via steven-universe.wikia.com)

Playlist of every "Discovering Steven Universe" Episode:
http://tinyurl.com/DiscStevenU

Intro Animation by:
Jayce "PeekingBoo"
- PeekingBoo.com
Youtube.com/PeekingBoo

Music:
"A Symphonic Metal Tribute To Steven Universe" by The L-Train
Youtube.com/TheLTrain9000

Review: Amber Ella

Amber Ella is a pretty new webcomic up on the interwebs about a monster hunting teen girl and her shape shifting tanuki sidekick, Kohaku. With a tough attitude and some fighting skills to back it up, Amber seems to be a force to be reckoned with.

I found this particular comic by pure happenstance, was simply browsing around when it seems to pop up in my feed one day. Can’t remember what page caught my attention, all I know is that the art style really drew me towards it. The artist takes perfect advantage of his stylistic choices, giving the characters very big expressions and easily defined silhouettes, and also showing off Kohaku’s shape shifting powers while giving him his own personality. I can’t tell you how many times a sidekick’s only defining characteristic is that they’re the “sidekick”. With Amber and Kohaku, it is easily seen that they are partners and friends before anything else.

The story so far seems to be somewhat episodic, though since it is still on the first arc of its debut we’ll have to see if there is a long running story in the works. At the moment, it is simply about a young girl and her buddy hunting down a werewolf and all the shenanigans that happen in between. For what is up, it is a solid story, a good foundation with plenty of potential for development in the future, and plenty of questions that will keep you wondering about it as you read.

As stated before, the art style is very eye catching. As far as I’ve seen, and since most of the comic so far has taken place either at night or in the earliest hours of the godforsaken morning, it is full of shadows and dark colors everywhere. All the characters facial features are totally unique and easily identifiable. I will say Amber’s design does remind me of someone, I can’t quite put my figure on who though. Might be a character the maker drew inspiration from, but who knows? 

All in all, Amber Ella is a rough and tumble adventure full of monster hunting and bloodshed. While I don’t know the definite update schedule, I will be following this story for as long as possible, and I hope you will give it some love like I am, new comics need all the support they can get.

And, as always, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Like Amber Ella? Wanna help out the artist? Check out their patreon! Every little bit helps, and if you like my comic reviews why not swing by and check out my Patreon as well?

Review: Earthsong

Earthsong is the story of planets, stars and their children. In this universe every world is inhabited by different species and race, and every planet is sentient with a different element flowing through their cores. The elements are the life blood of the planets and also are how they form their first children, their Adams and Eves as it were. Sadly, the planets are suffering from a plague of sorts. Their elements are “leaking” to their surface and infecting the children, giving them a strange stone that grants them amazing powers at the price of siphoning the life of their planet. In an attempt to save the children and planets, a plan is formed, the children with stones will be taken to a planet who has yet to create their Eve, and they will reside there until such a time that they can return safely. The one who is chosen as the care taker of these children is called Earthsong, and her surface while bare of her own children, is home to countless others who call her world home.

This story is probably one of my favorites, I found it when I was still in school and have been reading it over and over. It has such an interesting lore that extends past the sentient races and species all the way to the planets and stars that dot the heavens. There is an antagonist in Earthsong, but I’ll let you find out his story on your own as it would involved quite a few spoilers should I mention anything about him. I can mention the main character however, her name is Willow, an amnesiac who finds herself on Earthsong’s surface with no idea on how she arrived there. Her journey to discover who she is and where she came from is full of twists and turns I’m sure you’ll love.

The art style in the first few pages has been updated to the current style, then suddenly switches to the original mid chapter. It’s a bit jarring and makes it a bit hard to focus at first, but once you adapt to you should be able to enjoy the rest of the story no problem. 

I really do love this comic, the art is colorful and full of life, and the story is so dense with lore I could spend hours sifting through it and making theories. If you can, maybe let me know some of yours some time if you happen to pick this one up and add it to your read list.

If you want to watch the very cosmos themselves live and breath, then I highly recommend giving Earthsong a read.

And, as always, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

There is Patreon for Earthsong if you feel like want to help support it, and if you like my reviews I have my own patreon if you are interested.

Discovering Steven Universe (Episode #25.2) "Mirror Gem" & "Ocean Gem" (REVIEW)

Discovering Steven Universe w/ Papa Kenn (Episode #25.2) 
REVIEW OF: 
"Mirror Gem" (2014) - S1E25
"Ocean Gem" (2014) - S1E26

"Mirror Gem" Summary/Synopsis: 
Steven befriends a magical mirror that can mysteriously communicate with him through recordings of what it has seen. (via steven-universe.wikia.com)

"Ocean Gem" Summary/Synopsis:
The ocean disappears on the first day of summer, and Beach City is in a panic. (via steven-universe.wikia.com)

Playlist of every "Discovering Steven Universe" Episode:
http://tinyurl.com/DiscStevenU

Intro Animation by:
Jayce "PeekingBoo"
- PeekingBoo.com
Youtube.com/PeekingBoo

Music:
"A Symphonic Metal Tribute To Steven Universe" by The L-Train
Youtube.com/TheLTrain9000

Discovering Steven Universe (Episode #25.1) "Mirror Gem" & "Ocean Gem" (REACTION)

LINK TO FULL REACTION: 
http://tinyurl.com/DSU-MirrorOceanGem
PASSWORD TO VIEW:
MirrorOcean

Discovering Steven Universe w/ Papa Kenn (Episode #25.1) 
REACTION TO: 
"Mirror Gem" (2014) - S1E25
"Ocean Gem" (2014) - S1E26

"Mirror Gem" Summary/Synopsis: 
Steven befriends a magical mirror that can mysteriously communicate with him through recordings of what it has seen. (via steven-universe.wikia.com)

"Ocean Gem" Summary/Synopsis:
The ocean disappears on the first day of summer, and Beach City is in a panic. (via steven-universe.wikia.com)

Playlist of every "Discovering Steven Universe" Episode:
http://tinyurl.com/DiscStevenU

Intro Animation by:
Jayce "PeekingBoo"
- PeekingBoo.com
Youtube.com/PeekingBoo

Music:
"A Symphonic Metal Tribute To Steven Universe" by The L-Train
Youtube.com/TheLTrain9000

Discovering Steven Universe (Episode #24) "An Indirect Kiss"

Discovering Steven Universe w/ Papa Kenn (Episode #24)
REVIEW OF:
"An Indirect Kiss" (2014) - S1E24

"An Indirect Kiss" Summary/Synopsis:
When Amethyst cracks her gemstone, Steven and the Crystal Gems go on a mission to heal her. (via steven-universe.wikia.com)

Playlist of every "Discovering Steven Universe" Episode:
http://tinyurl.com/DiscStevenU

Intro Animation by:
Jayce "PeekingBoo"
- PeekingBoo.com
Youtube.com/PeekingBoo

Music:
"A Symphonic Metal Tribute To Steven Universe" by The L-Train
Youtube.com/TheLTrain9000

Review: Legend of the Hare

Legend of the Hare is the story of a young woman named Jill Leverett, a fast food worker with a side job as a bassist for a band. Her life is as unremarkable as you can guess, she hates her job, pestered constantly by her roommate for rent money she doesn’t have, and has no decent gigs with her band. That all changes of course when a talking rabbit suddenly appears in her closet and whisks her away to a strange tower full of talking animals that is ruled by evil rats. They have chosen Jill as their champion and it is her duty to try and overthrow the rats fro their seat of power. Probably not the best of choices.

The story itself is one of those genres with no real name as far as I know. The one where the hero/heroine taken to a different dimension/world and is the chosen one of some great prophecy or just random chance and it is up to them to save the day somehow. While this “genre” is by no means small, Legend of the Hare does give us something new, our main character does not want any part of this what so ever in the beginning. All Jill wants is to live out her safe risk free existence for the rest of her days, that is until she has a falling out with one of her band mates and one of the enemies within the tower pays her a visit and tells Jill just how pathetic her life really is.

The art is very round in my opinion. The characters have no distinct angles, just curves that flow together wonderfully. The contrast being the environment has plenty of angled surfaces so the characters really pop and are never lost against the backgrounds. While it isn’t my favorite kind of art style, I can definitely appreciate the work that the creators have put into it.

If you like a fantasy story with a few differences than the usual mystic babble, and are prepared for some touchy subjects like depression and blood, I recommend giving Legend of the Hare a read. With only one chapter completed so far, it’s a perfect time to catch up before it has a million pages.

And, as always, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

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Review: My Pet Succubus

My Pet Succubus is another gag a day slice of life style comic centering around the people of a certain household, the main two in today’s page are Natasha, the grand witch and Giselle, daughter of Belphegor, and book club president! It has been Natasha’s dream to have her very own pet succubus to do all sorts of things with, but what she gets is a somewhat naive young demon who enjoys anime and cosplay more than anything else.

There isn’t much of a story here, aside from a few pages that add up to what could be described as an “arch” every now and then, mostly sticking to the one off style that is associated with gag a day comics. Each page has its own joke, but also manages to expand a bit on the universe of the comic once in a while. Sometimes the jokes made are clever, and other times, not so much.

The art is delightful, having a more cartoony feel with those big anime expressions thrown in for effect.It’s incredibly fun to watch these characters interact and just play off each other so well. When one of them does something, it doesn’t necessarily cause any harm or have any consequences to the rest, with the occasional magical mishap throwing a wrench into things, but those are fun to see and watch the jokes and fold.

While this is a gag style comic, it can be risque and lewd sometimes, so I do have to give it an NSFW tag, just for safety reasons, and so nobody can say I didn’t warn them. There isn’t really any nudity, but nudity is sometimes the punchline of a joke, what with a succubus and a busty witch living together, it’s going to happen one way or another.

The jokes can be lewd, some are clever, some miss the mark, but over all, this is a delightful comic, worth your time if you just so happen to stumble across it like I did.

And, as always, i hope you enjoy as much as I do.

If you feel so inclined, please support the artist on his Patreon. You get early access to comics, and maybe some rewards down the line, and if you like my reviews, or find them at all helpful when deciding what comics to read, why not check out my own Patreon campaign if you feel like? every little bit helps!

Discovering Steven Universe (Episode #23) "Monster Buddies"

Discovering Steven Universe w/ Papa Kenn (Episode #23)
REVIEW OF:
"Monster Buddies" (2014) - S1E23

"Monster Buddies" Summary/Synopsis:
Steven accidentally releases a monster from a gem bubble and attempts to tame its wild, violent instincts. (via steven-universe.wikia.com)

Playlist of every "Discovering Steven Universe" Episode:
http://tinyurl.com/DiscStevenU

Intro Animation by:
Jayce "PeekingBoo"
- PeekingBoo.com
Youtube.com/PeekingBoo

Music:
"A Symphonic Metal Tribute To Steven Universe" by The L-Train
Youtube.com/TheLTrain9000

Review: My Life with Fel

Apologies for the late post of today’s review. It has been storming a lot recently, and as a result I keep losing internet for extended periods of time, which is inconvenient all around. To top it off, I got caught up playing Dark Souls 3, so I found myself playing that for about three hours, but you’re not here for that, you’re here for a webcomic review! Let’s get going shall we?

My Life with Fel is a not so average story about a not so average guy, who meets a not so average girl, and they live their not so average lives. If anything I would call this a gag-a-day/slice-of-life webcomic because there are pages that are just of them and their shenanigans, and then there are portions that have major story points. It’s quite an interesting balance this comic makes.

Our story is about a man who finds a strange tiger woman in his garbage one day, and decides to care for her. As a result, the two wind up living together as a couple. We later learn that Fel is the result of a science experiment to push the human evolution cycle forward, but the government of course decided they wanted super soldiers, as is their want. 

The story is a little scattered about in my opinion, but the comic itself is done every monday in a “24 hour comic” fashion from what I read in the about page, and the level of work and dedication that takes is truly inspiring, but as I have only gotten so far into the comic, I can only give my first hand feelings towards it, as well as my thoughts.

The art looks almost to be done in water colors, yet has a kind of purposefully rough kind of feel to it. It might not be your favorite art style, but you may find it growing on you after a while.

There are a few grammatical and spelling errors strewn about, but keep in mind that English is probably not the creators first language, so hold your not picking until you’ve read a fair bit before you decide to rant about how a few words are misspelled, Ok?

This comic does have kind of risque undertones all about, so I’ll have to give it an NSFW warning, but it’s not too bad. The artist does to more adult side comics, so unless you want to read some straight up porn, I’d avoid those if I were you, but since I’m not, I’ll be reading them sometime in the future.

If you like love stories with comedy thrown in, with lots and lots of adult jokes, maybe you’ll find yourself liking My Life with Fel?

And, as always, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

If you wanna show your support to the artist, consider becoming a patron on his Patreon Campaign, or even following his tumblr if you want to get notified on updates to the comic, and if you like my reviews, I also have a patreon you can join if you feel up to it!