I think it would fit to keep it in the main comic.
It would revolve mainly around two characters, and I feel weird about having 37 pages where the rest of the main cast doesn't show up.
Would it work to have a B plot where you cut to the other characters briefly sometimes? It wouldn't have to directly intersect with the main plot, but it would be a nice way to keep the audience in touch with the other characters. If that wouldn't work, then I think you should probably just do the 37 page story anyway though.
Nice! Always good to see someone having success in comics or related fields. People act like it's a waste of time since it never pays off financially, so it's nice to see them proven wrong every once in a while. (I mean, they're wrong anyway imo, because even if it doesn't pay off it's still worth it, but still.)
I try to just keep a low profile online these days. I used to try to be friends with everybody but I've found that isn't really possible. If I like someone's comic sometimes I'll post a link to it on my site though. If I don't like a comic I'll keep that fact to myself, outside of a critique thread.
The one thing I might change is the parts where it says Bink! Bink!
It doesn't look integrated enough with the panel in my opinion. Maybe if there were speech bubbles around them it would look better. Not necessarily a normal speech bubble like a human would have. The bubble could be rectangular, and/or glowy and/or transparent. Hard to say exactly how it should look, but it's something to maybe play around with and see what you can do. Right now I just feel like it's not quite at the same level of professionalism as the rest of the comic, it has sort of an internet meme look to me.
Another thing, this is really hard to explain since I don't know what I'm talking about, but there's something I don't like about the colors. I guess I would say they're not sharp enough, if that makes any sense at all. Like there are too many subtle variations in the color within one object. I think I'd prefer a style with more areas of solid color. There's something cleaner and easier to read about that style. I think the lines could be thinner and straighter also. This is all just personal taste, other people might have no idea what I'm taking about, or might understand, but disagree. The only thing I really feel strongly about is the Bink text.
Not necessary, I do all my own hating. When you're serious about comics you've got to learn to do pretty much everything yourself, including art, writing, html, advertising, and finding a million reasons why your comic is terrible and should never have existed.
I started posting my comic sooner than I originally wanted to because I started to see some similar comics coming out and I didn't want people to think I ripped them off. They turned out to not actually be that similar though. Even if a similar premise or style has been done before, every story will be unique in how it's told.
Wow, years... How did you find me when I wasn't on CF?
I've talked to you on reddit before, my username is slightly different here though. Fun fact: I'm pretty sure you've also talked to Bobblit on reddit, there's some shared users between this forum and /r/comic_crits, but Sovember is the only one I've seen who actually uses the same username.
The ones with color look pretty cool. I'm not sure if it would be quite worth such a big slowdown of the update pace, but it looks better in my opinion and would make it more fun to read. I've actually been meaning to read this for years, since before you came to CF, but black and white comics just don't usually hold my interest as easily so I never made it through the whole archive. I still intend to finish reading it someday, but it would just be really nice with color.
I can only speak for myself though. A lot of people here like black and white, and it's not as if black and white comics never get popular. It still looks good how it is now, it just holds my interest less and it's a bit harder to tell what's going on.
I do definitely prefer color, but I'm not absolutely opposed to reading black and white if the comic is good enough and if it's clear what's going on.
It would be interesting to see how your pages would look colored, if you have any like that to post, cause I can't know for sure if it would be worth it or not if I couldn't see a page to compare. It's possible that it would be a lot better, but I certainly don't think your comic is unreadable in its current state so it's probably not necessary to change.
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Oh, also I remember hearing someone talk about how shitty the description was (which it WAS, btw) so I figured I'd write up a new one. What do you think of this?
"Earth is so small in the greater scope of things; All of creation has fallen under the shadow of the United Galactic Sovereign Republic. A star-crossed rebellion has gathered 5 young adults from every corner of the globe. Our last hope, on a world bent towards its own decimation."
Better, but there are still a couple issues.
-It is a little bit cliche, but that's sometimes hard to avoid in a short description and not necessarily a bad thing, since it makes it clear what type of reader it's aimed at.
-I'm less likely to read a comic with the phrase "young adult" in it since YA isn't my favorite genre. Of course it all comes back to who you're aiming at. If you're going for a YA audience, then maybe that's a good keyword to include. (I guess it just sort of irks me that there's apparently a need to even specify that the characters are adults of any sort, when in any genre besides children's books, it's more or less assumed that the main characters are adults. So it sounds somewhat immature and niche to me, separate from most of what I'd consider normal literature or "real" literature.) Perhaps I'm outside of your target audience or overly biased against YA. But I'm only 22 and I feel too old for this comic, so I wonder if maybe you're limiting your audience more than necessary? I dunno, I feel like you could call them "young revolutionaries" or "young insurgents" or something. It's not them being young that's the problem, it's just that calling them adults paradoxically makes it sound kinda childish to me. It's like if someone feels the need to specify that they're human.
-In the words of Will Bailey, globes don't have corners. Maybe try "every corner of the map" or "all across the globe" or something.
-I don't love the word decimation, cause the way it's often used today is very different from the original Latin meaning, which is very clear to people familiar with the etymology. It originally meant to destroy 10% of something, it shares a root with decimal and probably decade. So I don't know whether you mean 10% of the planet will be destroyed or if all of it will destroyed, and I'd prefer clearer language.
-Besides maybe changing the word decimation, the last sentence is very good in my opinion. It's interesting and kinda unexpected, and it explains why the title is Worldbent.
Anyway, you don't have to take all of my suggestions, it's your comic, not mine, and it doesn't have to cater to me if I'm not your target audience. I think it's a good sign that you guys at least seriously consider feedback from me and others though, it means you have the potential to really improve over time. Something I've noticed over the years is that when a comic is really really struggling, those are often the authors most resistant to crits, they'll just come up with excuses whenever someone gives them feedback, and the result is that they continue struggling.