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For those of you new to Webcomics Wednesday, it’s a weekly tradition where we choose five webcomics centered around a certain theme. They are chosen and presented in no particular order based on art, story and appeal. This week’s theme is clubs, groups of friends with a shared objective or trait, or the places in which such people meet.
Comic: The Zurvan Club
Creators: Adolf Navarro and Izara Masie
In our words: The study of ancient civilizations can leave you with a lot of questions, especially about the mythologies of the people. How did the ancient myths start? What was the truth behind them? Those are the questions that the Zurvan Club looks into. This exciting, 3D comic is available in both Spanish and English and traces the adventures of two heroes as they explore the world of ancient civilizations.
Comic: Club Love
Creators: Rose Abernathy and Emily Eadie
In their own words: Club Love is a comic about a group of high school students with special powers who help others find true love. This incarnation of the comic began in August 2009 (though there was a previous version in 2008), and the comic ended in November 2011.
In our words: Manga, high school, superheroes, and true love. This webcomic has it all! Club Love follows the adventures of a group of young people in their quests to put their powers to good use, do well in school, and, of course, find true love. Though the story ended last year, it’s a pleasant read with a little bit of everything knocked in.
In our words: Around the world… In every climate… In every corner of space… Through every disaster… There are… College students bored out of their minds! So begins this next comic, The Amazingly Fantastic Adventurers Club (TAFAC). TAFAC is a new webcomic series that follows the adventures of a bored college student in his quest for the right major. Geology, though fascinating in movies, is boring in the classroom, but is there anything that isn’t? This comic is witty and fun, with just the right flare of excitement as you get pulled into the mind of an incredibly sympathetic character.
Comic: Crazy Pussy Cat Club
Creator: Sarah Beavis
In her own words: Miss Kitty is the owner of the infamous Crazy Pussy Cat Club; a den of iniquity and fabulous jazz music since 1925. This notorious underground club has been patronised by the pets of the world’s greatest artisans and London’s elite. Although renowned for [its] debauchery, over the years Miss Kitty has developed a guide to etiquette which outlines her observations on acceptable behaviour for her dancers and patrons. For the first time she has graciously agreed to share some of her wisdom in this blog. She hopes that all cats of good breeding and filles de le monde will enjoy reading her advice.
In our words: Calling all jazzcats and would-be jazzcats! This adorable guide to manners and behavior is a must-read, though at times the advice offered may be bizarre or nonsensical. Color and cats add to the jazzy style of this set of single panels, each one offering a new tip for all who belong to the Crazy Pussy Cat Club.
Comic: Ko Fight Club
Creator: Russ Williams
In his own words: Eclectic comics about go, boardgames, the Bench, Watchmen, Fight Club, Shakespeare, Esperanto, Toki Pona, etc.
In our words: Whether it’s classic movies, modern hits, board games, or old literature, Fight Club always manages to bring something new to the table. Each page pokes fun at an old favorite, and the user-friendly index helps if you want to look up a certain topic (and believe me, there are many to choose from!). Or you can browse through the comics one at a time, enjoying the references as they pop up and looking at the world in a more humorous way.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s look at all the different clubs out there, and please come back next week for another selection of Webcomics Wednesday. In the meantime, tell us if we missed anything in this week’s selection. What webcomics do you read? Is there something that we haven’t featured yet that we should? Let us know! We love getting feedback and suggestions for future material! Also feel free to share this page with anyone you know who’d love it. The buttons on the side are there for just that purpose! It’s always fun for people to find a new favorite!