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"Magellan" by Stephen Crowley
October 8, 2009 4:33 PM   Subscribe

"Magellan" by Stephen Crowley may be my favorite superhero comic on the web. The art seems to owe more to Tintin than Marvel or DC. The dialogue and plots are fun. The cast is huge, but the characters are distinctive, and generally charming. If you like Paul Grist's Jack Staff, give this a try. To start at the beginning: here.
posted by shetterly (11 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love Paul Grist! I will check this out!
posted by Greg Nog at 4:35 PM on October 8, 2009


Dammit. I was supposed to do work tomorrow.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:40 PM on October 8, 2009


I endorse any superhero comic with a Wombat-Man character (and he's Australian, because an American Wombat-Man would only be a cheap spoof on You-Know-Who)
posted by evilmidnightbomberwhatbombsatmidnight at 7:05 PM on October 8, 2009


I was put off by the art at first (mentioning Tintin had given me expectations of a very different style and more competent perspective work) but the story is pretty engrossing.
posted by Gnatcho at 7:57 PM on October 8, 2009


That was pretty cool. Thanks!
posted by egypturnash at 8:19 PM on October 8, 2009


Gnatcho, agreed, Tintin isn't the right reference. I was also a little put off by the art at first, but I've gotten fond of it now.
posted by shetterly at 8:49 PM on October 8, 2009


This is awesome. I've been jonesin' for a 2nd season of No Heroics, but that's not happening. This seems have a similar idea (though, obviously a verrry different tone). I'm excited to get into this.
posted by baxter_ilion at 9:20 PM on October 8, 2009


This is a great comic...I spent way too much time reading it last night!
posted by Calzephyr at 8:36 AM on October 9, 2009


Oh, and those of you still looking for something that looks a hell of a lot like Hergé might enjoy Ellie Connelly. Which is a good long way from being done, but is pretty entertaining.
posted by egypturnash at 10:35 AM on October 9, 2009


Gnatcho, if it's Tintin-esque you're looking for, you want The Rainbow Orchid.
posted by Naberius at 11:23 AM on October 9, 2009


Gnatcho, if it's Tintin-esque you're looking for, you want The Rainbow Orchid.

Wow. Haven't looked at it enough to check the writing, but when it comes to the art, that's the real deal (so to speak). It's a pity more adventure comics don't get written that use Hergé's clear line style, since there's no shame in following a style - look at superheroes and manga.

Yes, I am checking this thread 21 days later
posted by Gnatcho at 7:21 AM on October 29, 2009


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