The World of Warcraft phenomenon has inspired everything from poems, to
songs, to clothing lines. So it’s not surprising that there
are a myriad of WoW based web comics out there for your personal
viewing pleasure. A simple Google search for WoW comics will provide
the searcher with seemingly endless pages of results. If you get around
to browsing the various comics out there you will find that they are as
varied as the people who play World of Warcraft, and as such there is a
little something out there for everyone.
While it is true that there is a WoW web comic out there for just about
anyone, searching for and actually finding the perfect comic
to fit your particular type of humor can turn out to be a difficult and
daunting task indeed. I have several personal favorites
myself, and while I sometimes neglect to check them out on a regular
basis they are always great for when I need an extra laugh. So without
further adieu here are some of my favorite WoW web comics on parade:
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with witty creative humor, this comic produced by Jerry Holkins and
Mike Krahulik is probably one of the most popular web comics online and
for good reason. Featuring Holkin’s and Krahulik’s
comic doppelgangers the comic takes aim at various games across the
spectrum, pulling it’s humor from every aspect of the gaming
experience. Don’t be put off by the coverage of other games,
as the humor is pretty universal and easy to understand even
if you have never played the featured game. Penny Arcade also had the
distinct honor of creating numerous illustrations that were featured in
the World of Warcraft strategy guide. My favorite Penny arcade comic to
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Penny Arcade posts new comics every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and
is definitely worth checking out.
Created by two WoW players (Chris and CP) this web comic is full of WoW
based satire. All the comics are created to look like they came
straight from the pages of a newspaper or magazine, and for those of
you scratching your heads and going “What the heck are
those?” newspapers and magazines are those things made of
paper that people used to use for news and entertainment before the
invention of the interwebs. While the humor here is certainly not the
LOL rolling on the ground laughing so hard you scare your cat variety,
I find that with the wry humor and attention to detail one
can’t help but be drawn in. Check out " href="http://www.thedailyblink.com/2010/03/if-st-patricks-day-were-a-wow-holiday/"
target="_blank">Why St. Patrick's Day should be a WoW
Holiday" one of my favorite TDB
comics, and if you find you enjoy it new TDB comics are posted Monday,
Wednesday, and Fridays.
The design of this web comic reminds me very much of a regular comic
book that you would purchase off your local book stores shelves. This
comic follows the misadventures of Cale’Anon, a very unusual
Blood Elf Hunter, and Richard an Undead Warlock determined to be as
evil as possible, as well as their companions. While the humor is still
there (thanks largely in part to the antics of Richard) it has become
more intermittent since the start of the comic, however I still feel
it’s worth the read. The story and characters are interesting
and dynamic, the comic itself is very well drawn and pleasing to the
eye, and the humor when present is usually enough to make me snort out
loud. My personal favorite moment in the adventures of Richard and
Cale’Anon happens moments after their first encounter,
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hilarity ensues. Check for new
updates for this comic every Monday and Thursday, however I would
suggest to fully enjoy this comic you need to start at the beginning
and work your way up.
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you’re looking for a comic
with a hand drawn look that is
based off real players experiences in game then this is defiantly the
comic for you. Follow the misadventures of Xandaria, Solstia, and
Azarizotza through various harebrained situations throughout the lands
and dungeons of World of Warcraft. While this comic is lacking in the
more refined humor of the other comics listed here, it speaks to me
nonetheless. I think perhaps it’s easy to imagine myself and
a group of my friends finding ourselves in similar situations. Many of
the comics found on Torment of the Week come with their own personal
blurbs giving the reader insight into the events that eventually
inspired that particular comic. Overall this comic has a very
“homey” feel; it’s grainy, grity, and
real and I like it. My personal favorite comic from this site is
entitled “ href="http://www.tormentoftheweek.com/2010/04/06/high-roller/"
because I am convinced that my wife has let me die in game as a form of
revenge. I guess I should have listened when she told me payback is
a….well you know.
If what you’re looking for in a WoW web comic is not here,
don’t be discouraged, chances are it’s out there
waiting for you to discover it. If you’re not
exactly sure what type of comic suits your fancy head over to the
official World of Warcraft website and check out the href="http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/community/comics.html"
comics there, it should give you a general idea of what makes you
giggle. Or if you’re so inclined join us on our forums and
share your favorite web comic with me and the rest of our readers,
because everyone needs a good LOL.
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