So, when I asked the Twitterverse for a webcomic that was both funny, yet also story-line driven, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Deep within the pile of suggestions, was Registered Weapon.
This webcomic is certainly an interesting take on the age-old old cop, new cop crime-fighting genre. The main character (old cop) is paired with an advanced crime-fighting robot, which happens to be in the form of a cash register. I know, I know – at first, I thought this premise was absolutely preposterous, and nearly abandoned. I am happy to report, that I am glad I didn’t.
The story itself is clearly unique, and the quirks in both art style and writing are what make it so interesting. Normally, just due to personal preference, I shy away from black & white comics. However, panel variations were a-plenty, and there was liberal use of black ‘as a color’ to keep things interesting. Strips often have a sense of motion due to their arrangement, which really helps keep things moving, and encourages the reader to always be looking for the next panel.
Dialogue is fluid and a little kitchy. The interplay between the rough old-timer and his new zaney robot partner is generally light and fun, though at times it seems a little formulaic. But, there are all manner of small details (both visual and textual) that draws the reader in, and usually results in a chuckle or three. I wouldn’t say that there have been any strips that ended in uproarious laughter, but I have certainly been more than amused. My only true gripe is that I didn’t get through as many strips as I would have expected, because sometimes the strips are heavy on the text, as well as the small details.
If you’re looking for something different, with an interesting story and bemusement abound, look no further than Registered Weapon.
You can read the comic here: http://registered-weapon.com
You can follow this webcomic on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/rgstrdwpn
You can like Registered Weapon on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/registeredweapon