Ok, so, yea. This is a warning: once you start reading this webcomic, you WILL.NOT.STOP. I know, I know – I’m about to gush. I can’t help it! It’s really that good.
I don’t even know where to begin. RetroBlade is not your typical post-apocalyptic story, except that it is. What’s different, though, is that the prologue sets things up with a really, REALLY interesting backstory. I don’t want to give away all the details, but, it’s more elaborate and interesting than others I’ve read. It actually reminds me of the opening to a classic JRPG (which is a compliment, if that wasn’t obvious). So – great story? Check.
Artistically – amazing. Panel variation, character development, dialogue, and visuals are all top-notch. This webcomic is a treat boot to bonnet. The main character is a little one-dimensional at times, but you could just construe that as sticking to the character. I’m curious to see how that develops over time. But for the most part, the story is incredibly engaging, moves at a good pace, and the visuals simply get better over time. That’s not to say the original pages aren’t good, it’s just the latest pages are really great.
The comic has only been running since last year, but when I say I read through the archive in one sitting, it’s because I couldn’t stop. I kept thinking to myself, OK – it’s time to eat food now, but even that wasn’t enough to rouse my from my webcomic consumption.
If it wasn’t obvious, I recommend you check out this webcomic immediately. Go. Right now. I’ll be here when you get back.