With the launch of a new chapter entitled “Serenity Lost“, Steve Troop as rebooted his long running and popular webcomic Melonpool. When we discussed it on our show we noted that the story was extensively deep and complex. Self referential jokes abounded. None of that is necessarily a bad thing, but it sure was daunting for a first time reader to try and jump in.
The intimidating depth to his sci-fi/comedy epic was something Steve has been aware of for some time and his plans to make Melonpool a little more accessible to the casual reader is getting underway. Along with a fresh start and a new story line comes a new look and feel. The comic pages are bigger and in full color. I’m enjoying the new look so far. Ever since we reviewed Melonpool on the show I’ve been reading the comic regularly and I can’t wait to see where Steve is going to take things. I’ve actually understood each comic in the new chapter without having to dig through the 9 year long archives to get a reference or joke. I love the new format.