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Penny Arcade is a contender for Best Webcomic of the Decade

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  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I voted for Girl Genius, because it is the best webcomic. It has great artwork, great coloring and a great ongoing storyline. Its a bitch to get into after around 8-9 years of ongoing story, but its one epic story.

    Penny Arcade is one of the few webcomics that matches it in artwork, buuuut the fact is Penny Arcade reads more like an illustrated blogpost then a webcomic. Too often the jokes make no sense unless you have read Tycho or Gabe's posts. Wich means that it sorta fails as a pure webcomic if not as entertainment.

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  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Polar Warbear ˁ ͡° ᴥ ͡°ˀRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    MSPA is not on the list. It's not only the best webomic, but the best anything on the internet.
    Spoiler:

    Therefore, I voted for LICD, because seriously what a shit list, I'm going to vote for the worst thing on it.

  • FrosteeyFrosteey 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    What is the comic with Musashi and the boat oar? I would vote for that or Peachi comics or Beartato : (

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Doesn't have: MSPA, Nedroid, Qwantz/Dinosaur Comics, Achewood, Dr. Mcninja and most importantly Jerkcity. Awful, awful list.

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    think xkcd is the best because of its innovation: roll-over text to provide a second punchline to each strip, online forums for fans to discuss the strip or whatever else, and perhaps most of all, the real world meet-ups between fans. I am simply unaware of a single comic EVER that has inspired so many Live Action events (comic BOOKS sure, but a daily or weekly strip? No way.) Personally, I prefer continuing storyline strips (Girls With Sling Shots, Questionable Content, Legend of Bill.) But xkcd uses the internet to actually transform the way readers experience the comic: it's not just a funny or edgy strip scanned and posted. xkcd has really created something different, which is why I rank it "The Best" of the past decade.


    (On a personal note: Michael, what are the chances of getting an interview with Randall? I have SUCH a nerd crush on him.)

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  • VariableVariable Weed and Masturbation Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'm voting for PA because this place is my home while I'm also at home, but I have to comment on the fact that PBF is the funniest comic I've ever read.

    voting hard for PA though on every computer I see til the poll ends. I saw Gabe's tweet to wang the poll haha but I didn't actually click his link.

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  • VariableVariable Weed and Masturbation Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Quid wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    I voted PA.

    Whattaya gonna do?

    Be pissed at you for not voting for pbf

    What the fuck Quid, I thought we were cool man :?

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    Spoiler:

    yes, that is a hilarious dig at PBF which I find funny while also believing PBF to be brilliant.

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  • KastanjKastanj __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Achewood all the way.

    Achewood isn't even an alternative.

    Fuck. Everything.

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  • VariableVariable Weed and Masturbation Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Kastanj wrote: »
    Achewood all the way.

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Wow, Devil's Panties is on the list. I like that comic, but best ever? Glad to see Hark a Vagrant, Girl Genius, and Order of the Stick. Saddened by no Achewood, MSPA, Dinosaur Comics, A Lesson is Learned but the damage is irreversible. Maddened by User Friendly and Least I could Do.

  • Tiger BurningTiger Burning (poster is a bear)Registered User, SolidSaints Tube regular
    edited January 2010
    That's one goosey list. No Achewood, no vote.

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  • OhtsamOhtsam Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Girl Genius for me, though it was a tough choice

  • geckahngeckahn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Hoz wrote: »
    Perry Bible Fellowship should win.

  • Slacker1913Slacker1913 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Eh. OOTS got my vote.
    But the community is better on PA.

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  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Perry Bible Fellowship is the winner, and it is our duty to make all others believe this.

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  • NeliNeli Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    geckahn wrote: »
    Hoz wrote: »
    Perry Bible Fellowship should win.

    This, I agree with

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  • MegaforceMegaforce __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Heh, the good thing about this list is there are some comics I hadn't seen yet.

  • Andrew_JayAndrew_Jay Registered User
    edited January 2010
    That is a pretty sad list, but major congrats to Kate Beaton for being recognised for Hark a Vagrant. Who thought a relatively obscure comic largely about Canadian history would get noticed by the WP?

    While I love Nedroid, it's only been around a few years hasn't it? Besides PA the only really decade-long (or near decade-long) comics are Achewood and Dinosaur Comics and neither are up there. PBF was good and all, but it's gone now, let it go. And did it really have that long a run (I can't recall, to tell the truth)?

    So it's a silly list made by silly geese. I don't care so long as, shudder, xkcd doesn't win. Maybe I'll vote PA, or just toss a vote towards Hark a Vagrant.

    EDIT: just noticed the honourable mentions near the top. Cat and Girl at least gets a mention, but still no Achewood or Dinosaur Comics.

  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    was get your war on on there? Sure it was topical and therefore ages faster than an open jar of mayonnaise but it was still innovative and funny.

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    No Goats, and no Bobbins/ScaryGoRound. This poll is worthless.

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    PBF is pretty great, and probably the best on a "chances of great laughs per comic" scale. Penny-Arcade is the big dog though, with the strongest voice, over a decade of consistent updates, many classics, a convention that grew into one of the top gamer conventions in the USA, it's own charity, the ability to wang sites.

    Achewood, Dinosaur Comics, and Nedroid deserve a spot on the list. XKCD does not deserve to win.

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  • Andrew_JayAndrew_Jay Registered User
    edited January 2010
    SanderJK wrote: »
    XKCD does not deserve to win.
    Yet, it's in second place.

    Everyone vote for this Least I Could Do nonsense. Lesser of two evils, etc.

  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Andrew_Jay wrote: »
    While I love Nedroid, it's only been around a few years hasn't it? Besides PA the only really decade-long (or near decade-long) comics are Achewood and Dinosaur Comics and neither are up there. PBF was good and all, but it's gone now, let it go. And did it really have that long a run (I can't recall, to tell the truth)?

    PvP has been going on actually longer than PA by about 6 months and is on the list. The first PA was done on the 18th of November, 1998 and the first PvP was done on the 4th of May, 1998

    PBF did not have a long run, only a few years. Not sure about the rest, but they didn't strike me as "X of the decade" as much as i enjoy some of them.

    Edit: What is so bad about XKCD. I agree its not the webcomic of the decade, but its constantly entertaining.

  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Andrew_Jay wrote: »
    SanderJK wrote: »
    XKCD does not deserve to win.
    Yet, it's in second place.

    Everyone vote for this Least I Could Do nonsense. Lesser of two evils, etc.

    Least I Could Do is the greater evil by far. BY FAR.

  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    no get your war on and no toothpaste for dinner.

    Sarah Palin is right. the silly geese in washington are truly out of touch with the common sense family values main street geese.

  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Get your war on was never really an online comic, it was originally done for publication in indie newspapers. The online archives were an afterthought.

    No clue about toothpaste for dinner.

  • Torso BoyTorso Boy Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Achewood. Fuck these guys.

    Rent wrote: »
    So that's what having no idea what you are talking about looks like
  • PureauthorPureauthor Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Voted for Girl Genius - it's funny, has a long and well thought out storyline, and never suffers from schedule slip. And of course, great art.

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  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable is way better than Get Your War On anyway.

    It's also kind of funny to me to see how many people like Girl Genius in here, while it gets such hatred in the se webcomics thread.

  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Neli wrote: »
    geckahn wrote: »
    Hoz wrote: »
    Perry Bible Fellowship should win.

    This, I agree with

    Just going to quote this again

    No web comic has had the wit and genius of PBF in a while

    Also while xkcd has some good jokes here and there, it is the laziest and creepiest self-insertion comic ever

    I would also bet that Least I Could Do is only winning because its vote mining its community. That comic boils down to *something that happened to me recently haha I should draw that* or *couple panels talking, last panel witty comment*

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  • ArchArch Viruses are totally dependent on knowledge of every eternity. Renounce faith. Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Neli wrote: »
    geckahn wrote: »
    Hoz wrote: »
    Perry Bible Fellowship should win.

    This, I agree with

    Just going to quote this again

    No web comic has had the wit and genius of PBF in a while

    Also while xkcd has some good jokes here and there, it is the laziest and creepiest self-insertion comic ever

    I voted for PBF

  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Least I could do is probably in the lead because the authors put a link to the poll in both LICD and LFG. Thats how I found out about this poll(I like LFG okay). It will probably even out as other Webcomics do the same.

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  • ArchArch Viruses are totally dependent on knowledge of every eternity. Renounce faith. Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Kipling217 wrote: »
    Least I could do is probably in the lead because the authors put a link to the poll in both LICD and LFG. Thats how I found out about this poll(I like LFG okay). It will probably even out as other Webcomics do the same.

    But both of those may actually be contenders for the WORST webcomic of the decade

  • Andrew_JayAndrew_Jay Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Also while xkcd has some good jokes here and there, it is the laziest and creepiest self-insertion comic ever.
    I may just appropriate this as my own reason for disliking xkcd.

    Also, this sums it well too:

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  • KoolaidguyKoolaidguy Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Why isn't CAD on that list?
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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    As much as I enjoy Penny-arcade's comic, my vote had to go to the Perry Bible Fellowship.

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  • SnorkSnork Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    how in the fuck is achewood not on this list

  • KastanjKastanj __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Andrew_Jay wrote: »
    Also while xkcd has some good jokes here and there, it is the laziest and creepiest self-insertion comic ever.
    I may just appropriate this as my own reason for disliking xkcd.

    Also, this sums it well too:

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    Still not as unpleasant as LICD. Then again, in the choice between Super-slick mega-stud straight out of an Askmen "advice" column or self-insert self-aware self-self nerd worrying about the friend zone, my selection would be the flamethrower used on own face.

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  • KoolaidguyKoolaidguy Registered User
    edited January 2010
    So Wondermark only got a an honourable mention. Screw that list.

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