Welcome back to the Web Comic Spotlight where we take a look at a piece of the comic book world that keeps us entertained on a daily basis. Last week, we featured a great web comics called Garfield Minus Garfield. This week we take a look at a comic that is incredibly topical about something most of us love, the world of video games. Check out Ctrl + Alt + Del.
Ctrl + Alt + Del is a web comic by Tim Buckley that explores the lives of a couple of gamers: Lucas and Ethan. Both Lucas and Ethan are room mates and gamers, and they live next door to Lilah, who is a gamer as well. The main comics focuses on current things happening in the gaming and nerd culture, and many times, like the strip above, it gives a different perspective to event that most people on the net are pretty angry about.
There are also some other strips on the site that deal with other aspects of the gaming world, such as buying skins for your character in a video game, only to realize that no one but you notices the difference.
The site covers a lot, and you can even go back to the beginning of the strip and relive the old times, like when Star Wars Galaxies ruled the MMO world or when random arrows would just shoot people in the chest.
The strip has been around since 2002, and aside from being incredibly funny, it's very topical and fresh. It takes idea much of the mainstream wouldn't understand, but nerds love, and puts them into a lovable format for nerdom to gobble up.
Not only is it funny, but it has a good sense of humor about the culture it caters to. On top of that, it's split into storylines, so each comic strip isn't a one shot. Usually a few of these together make a coherent story, but even on their own, they're incredibly funny.
There's also a section called "Sillies." Don't let these bare-bone strips fool you. They're very well done and good for a quick laugh. They consist of three panel and they're all black and white with no shading. It's a section of the site that's just as good as the original.
The site also has a store where you can pick up collections of the comic, shirts, plush toys, and a lot more. In addition, there's also an app for your phone to check out all the awesomeness. Thus far, this is probably my favorite web comic because it's funny but it isn't a one trick pony, and it's updated pretty regular. In fact, it's been 10 years of updating. That's dedication.
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