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The Greatest Web Comic Based On A Classic Namco Video Game
April 30, 2013 3:40 PM   Subscribe

Galaga: Invasion is a webcomic from Ryan North, Christopher Hastings and Anthony Clark. Drop whatever it is you're doing and get reading!
posted by boo_radley (23 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
I am glad that I followed your instructions and read that because it was awesome
posted by cubby at 4:10 PM on April 30, 2013


There's actually a good number of Namco properties represented on that site. Like Katamari....
posted by JHarris at 4:16 PM on April 30, 2013


MEGAPUNCH!!!
posted by sexyrobot at 4:17 PM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Aw, I was waiting for season 2 to post this. Here's my draft:
Game on!

Penelope and Betty fight an invasion from giant insects from space, using a spaceship they cobbled together, in Galaga, the webcomic.

It's written by Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics), illustrated by Christopher Hastings (Dr. McNinja), and colored by Anthony Clark (Beartato, Nedroid).

It's based on 80's shoot-em-up arcade game Galaga, and it's far better than it has any right to be.

Read it from the beginning.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:19 PM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


GROUND FLOOR.
posted by boo_radley at 4:21 PM on April 30, 2013


This is awesome!
You are awesome!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:22 PM on April 30, 2013


"What's the White House hold music?"

"Rapper's Delight...I'm not complaining"


Love this.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:28 PM on April 30, 2013


Wow, why didn't I know about this? I guess I need to read more things that aren't actually said by dinosaurs...
posted by aubilenon at 4:30 PM on April 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is awesome. I hope a movie adaptation is in the works. It's like Explorers crossed with The Last Starfighter.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 4:34 PM on April 30, 2013


I hate webcomics. All they do is make me wish I had drawing talent and time to pursue creative endeavors.

But seriously, this is great.
posted by prize bull octorok at 4:37 PM on April 30, 2013


I love this, I just wish there was an rss feed I could grab, since I keep forgetting about it.
posted by sauril at 4:49 PM on April 30, 2013


http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/rss/galaga worked for me. (The site stopped working a few minutes ago though, is why I'm not obnoxiously posting a snarky reply with a screenshot of the page with a red circle around the RSS icon. The feed probably won't work until the site's back either.)
posted by aubilenon at 4:53 PM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


The feed probably won't work until the site's back either

The site is only allowed to load onto two screens at one time. You can push buttons all you want, but until the site clears off at least one of those two screens it won't do anything.

Eventually, there'll be a bastardized version that also includes a Ms. Pac-Man webcomic that will load all over the place and you'll be able to get much further than you ever believed possible.
posted by LionIndex at 5:21 PM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love this. I love all of these people; their individual creations are all great. (Anthony Clark also colors for Dr. McNinja as well, I think).

Anyway, this is rad.
posted by dismas at 5:41 PM on April 30, 2013


Thanks aubelinon, I will add it after the site's back up. I could only find the main rss feed.
posted by sauril at 6:03 PM on April 30, 2013


It's not loading for me, but... that is an amazing lineup.
posted by painquale at 6:03 PM on April 30, 2013


I guess the only way this could get any sweeter is if Emmy C. did a guest run.
posted by boo_radley at 6:30 PM on April 30, 2013


OH MY GOD

OH MY GOD

WHY IS THIS SO AWESOME

OH MY GOD
posted by DoctorFedora at 7:22 PM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


I got this.
posted by limeonaire at 7:34 PM on April 30, 2013


Wow. This is really incredibly work-for-hire.
posted by egypturnash at 7:58 PM on April 30, 2013


Note on the excellent shiftylook Katamari comic: it's drawn and written by the geniuses behind Buttersafe.

I haven't read any of the other shiftylook comics besides those two but I'd be shocked if they weren't also brilliant.
posted by sandswipe at 12:11 AM on May 1, 2013


Oh man, Galaga, on some long forgotten eighties 8 bit computer was my first videogame obsession. This is brilliant.
posted by MartinWisse at 3:23 AM on May 1, 2013


"We're the lady bros that save the entire planet. Yep."

Those are some top notch strong female characters.
posted by 256 at 6:15 AM on May 1, 2013


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