DS 653: Oi! Tales of Bardic Fury

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Bryan is a traveling bard who is bad at his job. Servius is a slave who is better at that job. Rhiannon is a selkie girl looking for love and approval from her townsfolk. Aideen, her sister, loves a good fight and excels at hurling. Their dad, King Star Seal, is often high and gets lost at sea on the reg. If that cast of misfits and screw-ups don’t make you want to read Oi! Tales of Bardic Fury by Daniel de Sosa, what would?

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DS 652: Murrz

Murrz by Murrz is a journal comic like many others, full of joyful yearnings after pointless pursuits and enough Internet speak to interrupt your cat’s poo-powered mind control. Hidden in the many updates of this kind, however, are more personal stories about the creator’s family that will bring you that much closer to understanding and empathizing with another person’s life in a way that other mediums just can’t touch.

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DS 651: Miss Melee

Can Miss Melee truly have it all: a loving family, the career of her dreams, and a superhero life that would make Bruce Wayne jealous? In this comic by Rob Johnson and Ariel Guadalupe, the titular character is lucky enough to have a husband that adores her and a daughter that wants to be her, but unlucky that her boss is secretly the big bad. Does that work out in the end? Listen to our review and then read it for yourself, true believer!

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DS 650: BaDoom

Everything about this week’s comic, BaDoom by Sirk!, just screams life and excitement. Even the name is exciting! Journey the wasteland with our intrepid screw-ups, enjoy a Michael Jackson pun or two, and try to figure out just what the heck those worms are infected with. This story is fun, it’s action-packed, and it’s not safe to breathe in, so get that mask back on and join us!

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DS 649: War and Peas

It might be a return to the gloriously existential gag-a-day world of War and Peas, but Steve certainly never forgot about the robot hoping to be loved (how could he forget someone so similar to himself?). You’ll find a lot to like the jokes creators Jonathan Kunz and Elizabeth Pich have in store for you here. Maybe just spread them out to avoid crushing, suffocating ennui? That way the antics of a slutty witch will always seem fresh and funny in your mind (but really, why wouldn’t they?).

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DS 648: Tom ‘N’ Artie

Journey to new galaxies with two buddies just trying to make rent with Tom ‘N’ Artie, a throwback comic to webcomics of old. Like Steve says, a massive lore dump isn’t always necessary to have a good time with a story, and the titular duo proves it with a zany adventure full of even weirder creatures and plenty of explosions. Strap in and let’s go!

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DS 647: Everything is Fine

Everything is Fine? More like Everything is NOT Fine, amirite? Enter this twisted, sanitized world, created by Mike Birchall, where nothing is as it seems but everyone wants you to believe it is. Decide whether you want to keep asking about the dogs and what’s in the basement or take on your job at the box incinerator and wear your suburban best to the next dinner party. Whatever your choice, make sure to listen to our review (and theories!) before reading this tense thriller for yourself!

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DS 646: Peritale

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For the wingless fairy godmother wannabe screw-up in all of us, there is Mari Costa’s Peritale. Periwinkle does the best she can with what she has, but when her best really isn’t that great, uncomfortable situations and awkward conversations ensue. Also, this comic confirms for us once and for all that cantankerous talking cats are scientifically hilarious. We’ve got all that and news about Cosmoknights Season 2. Climb a tower and take a gander at it all!

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DS 645: Doc and the Deathbot

He’s a plague doctor with a heart and he’s a murderous robot sent from the future to save us from a deadly pandemic. Together, they are Doc and the Deathbot, and Steve Ogden is here to give this buddy adventure a sense of humor just a bit too edgy for the Sunday morning funnies (is that still a thing?). Hear our review in addition to news about Kill Six Billion DemonsTom Parkinson-Morgan’s RPG fun and the fourth season of Urban Animal kicking off. Now grab a friend and go have some hijinks!

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DS 644: Theseus

If you love stories about Greek gods but want them taken just a bit less seriously, Jordan Holt’s Theseus is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Jason likens it to the Greek pantheon through the filter of Napoleon Dynamite and Steve concurs. Don’t miss the blog posts either, which are full of their own wit and wisdom, and aren’t required reading to enjoy the story itself. Great work all around, Jordan, now work on those mountains.

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