I was browsing through ComicFury's listings of comics, and I noticed there were a number of comics that have been on hiatus for quite a while. Kind of sad, since a lot of them looked really cool!
Are there any webcomics out there that you wished would come back and update again? How long have they been out? Was there any notice on the author's part on the hiatus, or did they run off to god knows where? Discussion!
Oh yes. Its real sad that most webcomics simply die out by not updating... Especially when it was getting good! Well, here's some that I can think of:
Cataclysm: This one is not a webcomic, but the fact it was one of the best things in Bob and George (an ancient Megaman Sprite Comic site that pre-dated most webcomics) makes this sort of counts. The story of Cataclysm is about Zero (Megaman X) being awakened in the Megaman timeline far too early and goes on a rampage. The viewpoints of the story revolves around Megaman, Protoman, and Roll as well as Ran (an Original Character) as they deal with the situation. It was supposed to cover Bass viewpoint as well and a conclusion but it never happened. This movie started sometime in the mid 2000s. And remains unfinished even now.
Greed: A comic about Wario's misadventures throughout different Nintendo worlds in his quest to stop Ganondorf and get his riches back. What made this story interesting is Wario's dysfunctional relationship with the Mushroom Kingdom and how he makes use of what's around him in any situation! For example, he has to shoot the eye crest in order to create a bridge for him to cross. He simply long jumps it and makes it. He needs to shoot the eye crest to stop the swinging mace traps and open the door. But he doesn't have a bow. So, he rides the mace traps to get to the eye and plant said arrow into the eye! Its the creativity that I like about this comic... its a shame it stopped updating.
Sweet Revenge: Its a doujin written and drawn by Mr. OMA that is about Lina Inverse and how she wanted to take revenge on Nala (OC) for humiliating her. This tale has reached a climax... but it never resolved.
Reploid Hunter Iris: A megaman sprite comic that is about Iris who changes from a sweet girl as seen in Megaman X4, becomes a badass who decides to take life in her own hands! The story was getting better when the stakes increase because of a conspiracy happening right under her nose, but then the author stopped for some reason...
DG Comix: A somewhat typical Sonic sprite comic that started in 2000s, that features a young hedgehog girl who is so enamored with Japan and anime (A proto-Weaboo if you will) who can turn into magical girl who attacks anyone who disses her and an evil other dimension Tails who solves his problem by blowing it up... I wanted this to continue because it was building up to a climax. Which never continued because of the Author's laziness.
"Into The Orchard" really good artwork and a very interesting story but for unexplained reasons, it stopped updating like 2 years ago, such a shame D:
"Enko" I just love tree scab's art style :D simply because it reminds me of wind waker, She rebooted her comic at some point (after like 30/50 pages in) and it stopped updating just recently (I think she was having some problems with college I don't remember quite well) I still have my hopes up for Enko though :) (funny thing: I was the last one to comment on her comic)
It's not on ComicFury, but Geek Tragedy remains one of my favorite all-time webcomics.
Never understood why it didn't get more attention, but at least it served as a platform for the artist to start a career as a professional colorist (most notably, responsible for some Green Lantern comics and the current colorist for Evil, Inc). Ed was always an awesome guy to talk to on his forum and still owes me a round of drinks in the event I make it back up to Winnipeg and I'm seriously happy for the career he's made for himself these days, but every time I pull on my GT shirt, my heart thuds a little harder.
I miss the hacker, the slacker, the grifter, and even the ghost. Always will.
Also, the Lar deSouza inspired Pain Puppet is the greatest thing. Ever.
But I do fear it will eventually die for good before he has a chance to finish The Book Of Armless Theo (an extremely compelling allegorical discussion of religion told through the eyes of a fellow born without arms).
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Not on ComicFury?
There are three.
Shadownova. No link, 'cause the website it was on no longer exists, so the comic's most likely lost forever. :(
Keychain of Creation. Technically could come back (and I'm hoping it does!), but it's really depressing that one of the main things which killed it was the author getting the bane of all artists: tendinitis. I loved the humor, and enjoyed the art evolution featured within. It basically advertised itself as "Order of the Stick...for Exhaulted", but I actually enjoyed it MORE than I do Order of the Stick!
I unfortunately don't remember the name of the third, but it involved a demon girl, an average guy who she accidentally stole the soul of, an insane guy, and the demon's girl sister possessing the average guy's dog.
Pretty much anything I've subscribed to which hasn't updated since January 2012. (That's what I basically consider the cutoff point; anything older than six months is probably not going to be resuming any time soon. :P)
Until Fun and Games came along, my favorite Werewolf comic was wolfie town, and was (again, until Fun and Games) the only werewolf webcomic to have a unique story. (Well, lack of it, as it was more gag-a-day.) And it was the ONLY werewolf comic to not feature any of the werewolf players, meaning everyone within was a unique character. I enjoyed it quite a lot while it was around.
Oneiromance. Intriguing story, but most of all, absolutely stunning, beautiful art.
Fourth Grade. MOSTLY gag-a-day, but it did have some character growth which was noticeable over time. I loved the characters, the art style was very cute, and it was all-around a very entertaining comic.
Reanimated Response. By reading Wake the Sleepers, I learned that Shaggers had been having computer problems, and that's about all I know about it not updating. (Admittedly, I wasn't following along very closely.) However, I loved it when I saw it.
An American Nerd in Animated Tokyo. A little confusing to follow along with, but very entertaining--I'd totally buy the fictional game within. :P It had a fairly unique (and interesting) art style, the artist was clearly improving with time, it had a very good plot...yeah, I do miss it.
Comicafe. OCOS is clearly an excellent writer, and it's a shame he had trouble keeping a good artist. It was a very nice way to have fun, and if memory serves, was largely inspired by chatzy.
There are others, of course, but these are the main ones.
Most of the comics I follow on ComicFury are still going. Off ComicFury however, there is one that I think was a shame to have just stopped a couple of years ago. leveL went through a lot of changes and was fast developing in both art and story. I think the artist dropped the comic when he moved to Japan to take a teaching job. I wish Nate all the luck and good fortune, but I think it was sad that the comic was just forgotten. It was good.
And a few others would update more often. Not sure if these comics or some of the others in my subscription list are really even still around. Willow was my first subscription and I don't think that has updated in years.
There are loads of others too that have fondly gone bye bye.
I have a really dry taste in comics, I like it when a comic tells a story rather then take me to a new world or sends me into hysterical laughter. I'm still young and haven't really experienced much so these comics that follow an easy going story with life lessons tends to hit me in the right spot and sinks into my memory forever.
Just Peachy is one of those comics that makes me want to curl up in a blanket and drift off in my imagination. The characters are likable, even the normally unlikable ones and you can tell that a talent was put into this that you won't see every day. Then, it just stops updating.
It doesn't really upset me that an author chooses to move on with their time, but the story was never finished and the true ending will never be known. I can sit and wonder for hours and all I ever come up with is a fantasy ending where everyone either falls in love, exits a bad situation and moves on or everyone just falls apart. But I never know the joy of the authors original intended outcome. Maybe he did it just to pass time or to tell us something, but I believe that he had a gem going that still retains a bit of sparkle.
Or maybe it's all my opinion and selfish cravings to know everything, but I'm happy thinking this and I won't shoot anyone down that questions me for liking what I like.