Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Episode 315 - Warrior Nun Areala versus Razor - Deceiver

Episode 315: Warrior Nun Areala versus Razor - Deceiver

He's a grizzled old cop who as seen too much. She's a leather-clad killer who is driven by vengeance. It's an odd choice for a RomCom, but not entirely unwelcome either.

There are few things more nineties then 'Bad Girl' comics, featuring massively endowed, under-dressed women who all apparently suffer from severe spinal trauma. But when you have a crossover between two of them, then it gets really silly (and possibly even 'xtreeeeeem'). That's exactly what happens when Warrior Nun Areala (Wielder of the Sword of Catholic Guilt) and Razor (Your basic stabby psychotic stripper) encounter each other and, because the comic has no plot otherwise, fight in a battle to decide who's costume is more blatantly fetishy. But it's not all fun and games and splayed crotch leaping as evil is afoot and something that resembles a story is happening, forcing our two anti-heroines to put aside their differences, work together and beat people up while they're in the bathroom. It's paint by numbers crossover only with more sweaty priests!

Riffers: Rebecca Bartley, Natasha Isavia, Mat Simmons and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Rick R.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Episode 314 - Gundam Build Fighters: Life's Gunpla Battle Championship MkII, chapters 5-6

Episode 314: Gundam Build Fighters: Life's Gunpla Battle Championship MkII, chapters 5-6

Mine is a cross between a Bogmips Wimple and a Magenta Zonedweebie, with the Zorkblonker Floonburper and a full set of QQ Wompnurgles, which allows it to go fully Gronknuts with its Turgledome Squarkblork.

Not content with being the most miserable human being on the face of the planet, Kale Cassel heads to Gundam Junior Camp so he can share his misery with others and crush any love they may have ever had for anything in the universe. But it’s not all fun and games for our cruel mockery of a protagonist. Personal tragedy abounds as Kale gets a deranged stalker and Monica’s family die because she took so long in the bathroom. And so as Kale passes an important milestone on his path to manhood (hint: not Zabanya), Lyle figures out what a girl is (hint: also not Zabanya) and guest star Mister Plight does that thing that we all know he always does, we continue on our painful march to oblivion. I mean the next two chapters of the fic. Really.

Riffers: Dan, Rebecca Bartley, Tsuneo Tateo and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Zogster and Rick R.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Art Fails

One of the limitations of comic book MSTings is relying on the written descriptions of what's happening. This has two problems; the first is that a scene in a comic can often be hard to describe in text form, especially when it's a complicated one or involves a lot of characters, or action or the like. The second is that it means I can't really riff on the art quality. After all, I'm making a joke about the art in a way that means the reader isn't able to see what I'm joking about. It'd be like commenting on the special effects in an Ed Wood movie on the radio.

Art Fails is a new feature that will be addressing some of that. I'll be scanning selected pages or panels from some of the comics and sharing them with you in order to better illustrate some of the odder moments I've come across. They may be bad, they may be incomprehensible or they may be just plain awkward, but there's a lot to be seen.

As a way of introduction, I present a panel from League of Champions #6. I simply described this as "Kid making a weird face. I cannot describe it beyond ‘wrong’". Take a look for yourself, and see.

The Horror...
Seriously, if you can describe that face, then please explain what it's meant to be.