Thursday 26th November 2015,
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Web Comics Wednesday – Geekery

Michael Wirth 01/04/2012 ZDONOTUSE

We’re going to start 2012 off right… By getting back to our roots. For the first Web Comics Wednesday of the new year, let’s take a look at a few comics devoted to GEEKERY. From video games, to comic books, to movies, these webcomics find a way to joke about all aspects of nerdhood, but do so lovingly. 

If you’re new to this, here’s the scoop: Each Wednesday we will showcase five indie web comics. Each will be categorized and will be judged by ART, STORY and APPEAL. This will give you an opportunity to support indie artists and the amazing work they do.


By Scott JohnsonComic: Extra Life
Story & Art:
Scott Johnson
About: Though more on the gaming side, Extra Life lambasts many aspects of geek culture. From the full freedom allowed in Skyrim to the costume changes of the new Superman movie, Extra Life is sure to please every geek.



By John Kovalic Comic: Dork Tower
Story & Art: John Kovalic
About: Dork Tower is for anybody who’s ever been burned being an early adapter; who’s made more Twitter tweets than actual Twitter followers; who’s ever gone to a Star Trek convention; who’s ever played Dungeons and Dragons; who suspects Anime is more than just a passing ad; and who’s been fragged by a Gravity Hammer in Halo III – or anyone who KNOWS one of these people.

But it’s REALLY for people who know the significance of “42″; who have bookmarked more than one area of; who’ve memorized very lyric to Jonathan Coulton’s ouvre; who’ve cataloged which Classic Trek episodes involved the Prime Directive; and who know the names of six people and a cat that make regular appearances in Wil Wheaton’s blog. And, of course, it’s for people who know that HAN SHOT FIRST!


Written by Kevin Church with Art by Benjamin Birdie & Joe HunterComic: The Rack
Kevin Church
Art: Benjamin Birdie & Joe Hunter

About: Simply put, The Rack is a comic strip about a comic shop. More correctly, it’s a comic strip about the people who work in a comic shop, which means it’s a bit soap-operatic and there’s whole storylines that have nothing to do with talking about how Nova’s helmet makes him look like a “ladies massager.”


By Matt Pascal & Jessi BavorackComic: Geeks Next Door
Story & Art: Jessi Bavorack & Matt Pascal
About: Jessi is the artist. Loud, creative, and not afraid to express herself. Loves Matt more than cheese. She enjoys watching anime, playing video games, reading comics, and drawing things that make people giggle.

Matt is intelligent, witty, and somewhat diabolical. He’s the resident smartass and loves it. Goofiness slips out now and again, though. He also loves anime, reading books and comics, writing, and tabletop RPGs. 


Story & Art: Joel Watson
About: Geeking for the sake of geekery. HijiNKS Ensue doesn’t really follow a story. Most of the comics use one geek pop-culture reference to make fun of another geek pop-culture reference. That sounds stupid when you read it out loud but it ends up working in the end. If you are into SciFi, Technology, Comic Books, Cartoons, 80′s TV, Non 80′s TV or geek-life in general you should find something to laugh at here.


Want to share your favorite indie web or print comic? Feel free to comment below! I would love to add them to my list. Also feel free to visit my Facebook Wall to chat with these and other Indie comic creators.

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About The Author

Hailing from the armpit of America, New Jersey, Michael has been collecting comic books since the age of 10. Now, he deigns to keep his finger on the pulse of pop-culture, keeping up with every passing fad or iconic innovation, never losing sight of his comic book roots.

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