Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Favorite Strips?

Hey folks -- do you have favorite strips? From time to time it would be nice to be able to point to a strip that's at the top of its game.

I wish PVP were set up with Oh No Robot. It would make searching a hell of a lot easier.

42 comments:

Fran├žois said...

I'd link to the pvp site but I don't have the time to look it up in the archives. Fortunately, I laughed at it so much I saved a copy.
The punchline is perfect, the timing is brilliant, and character-wise it works completely. Also it has become about 25% more hilarious since I started hearing Skull's lines in my head with his voice from the animated series.

47 said...

pvponline.com/my-parents-are-dead

Brian said...

I'm in agreement with 47. It's not my favorite but it's certainly in the top 3. I particularly love the part where Batman is first screaming about his dead parents. Something about the foam and the face and the drawn out Deeeeaaad!

But I should say more than just a drawn out, "Me too!" So I'm going with this as probably my favorite:

http://www.pvponline.com/2003/01/01/wed-jan-01/

I saw it coming, I knew it was Brent but damn, I love the reveal of the glasses at the end.

Jai said...

Hm... the time Francis invented a role-playing game about role-players? That was a really funny idea and I remember the strips as being pretty funny in a complex way, although I don't know where they are.

Gotta agree with Fran├žois and 47, too.

R.W.McGee said...

The plot-line where Francis built a robot to sit in line for movie-tickets was among my favorites. Especially because the robot came back a couple times in surprising and clever ways. I felt like Kurtz cared enough about that storyline to really have fun with it and play with the audience. I would like to see more of that these days.

Anonymous said...

i really like the plotline with francis' enemy(?) turtle.

the fratboy's wealth and butler is always good for some yucks.

The Wax Lion said...

I checked my files for PvP's I liked enough to download, print out, and tack on my office door:

How the Brent Stole Xmas

Jade Buys a Mac Powerbook

and Cole Tries to Play XBox

All within 2 months of each other, hmmm. That must have been a good streak! :) I'm with 47, too--My Parents Are Dead!

evan said...

I can't find my favorite strip, and I'm trying really hard. If anyone remembers it, please help me out...

I can't remember exact words or anything, but Cole and Brent were having a stream of consciousness discussion about Mail Order Knees, or Elbows, or something. Really in-depth. The plusses and minuses and what the important features to look out for would be. And Jad sat there listening until she finally just couldn't take it any more.

I can't find it, and if anyone can help me find it, it would be greatly appreciated.

Is it possible that my favorite PvP strip, the one I point to when I defend my habit of reading it every day to myself, isn't a PvP strip at all? Maybe I just dreamed that it existed. If so, I'll have to write it myself. it was a good strip.

Anonymous said...

I always liked Brent's apple switch scheme.
http://www.pvponline.com/2003/01/01/wed-jan-01/

ralph baumgardner said...

I would say some of the best would be the storylines that lead into more storylines.

such as the "Stuck in the elevator" Storyline. Brent obtains the fez, fart jokes, it's all good.

Also, when francis goes back in time and does the boob grab.

The radio shows were pretty funny with Francis and Skull also.

I miss francis' old hair, and the strip seemed to have more pizazz! before Miranda was a regular character.

The strip doesn't even both using past established props or characters anymore, it's just monotonous.

It's been ages since I have found a strip that was genuinely heartwarming.

The christmas story is still my favorite, and I was a bit distraught when it was ripped apart the way it was, taking out some of the best punchlines.

Video game references seemed to help the older strip along, but not make past knowledge of games neccesary. I had never heard of Diablo II before reading about it in PVP.

I've been reading since I saw and discovered scott at some thing he did at a library with Frank Cho, and picked up a copy of striptease.

He has so much potential, but in the last few months it just seems like he doesn't have the passion for it anymore.

I still count and believe in scott though, because I know he can bring the strip back when the moment is right.

Shivan (Shy-Vin) said...

Yeah, I'm telling you that things have drastically changed. I think what happened was Scott lost control when he started going in too many directions at once. The cartoon, the foray into other comics. He lost focus on PvP. He lost focus on his own characters in the strip.

R.W.McGee said...

Yeah, I think that's probably right.

Thomas said...

It's the one with Cole and his wife. She calls him to bed and he'll be there in just a minute. She comes in and scolds him for spending so much time on the internet -- doesn't he love her more? Oh, of course he does, dear. Big hug.

*mouseclick*

No Neckbeard Fat Scott said...

Did they actually show what Cole's wife looks like?

Rick said...

My favorite, and the one me and my friends still quote to this day, was from his City of Heroes special strips.

The one with the punch line of "Sorry lady, level 12!"

Jai said...

Yeah, I have to agree with that CoH strip love. Those were all pretty funny, but none more poignant than those poor citizens being plagued by level 1 villains as heroes with the equivalent of god-like powers constantly stream past.

Scott is My Buddy Because I Compliment Him said...

I like the art style in the current strip, "Pew Pew." It's really cute.

. said...

FOOK! ARSE!

Anonymous said...

I hear the real reason Scott is having friends do fill-in guest strips is because his fat has to be removed from his other fat in an emergency fat removing surgery triggered by excess fat blocking fat in the fat-latory system that him and few others possess. Fat.

Kethry said...

I always enjoy the strips where Brent gets to DM. Particularly the one where Francis checks the hall for traps, and doesn't "see" any. Then he proceeds down the hall and gets hit with three or four (sorry, don't remember and couldn't find it). He gets upset with BRent, who reminds him he didn't say there WEREN'T any traps, just that Francis didn't see them.
And, of course, the Scratch Fury ones, where he's trying to kill Cole; and the one where he first encounters the Christmas tree (NOT Kringus). "Breakable shiney dangly things!"

Anonymous said...

I have to say, these last few days have been weird. It's odd to have the comic consistently on time.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with brian.

I wasn't reading PVP back then. When I encounter a new webcomic, I read the archives. That story arc was what hooked me, despite the fact that none of the recent strips were up to that level of quality. It's why PVP ended up in my bookmarks.

I think part of the reason it was so good was that it was obviously planned in advance. It started in November and ended in January. I don't get that feeling from more recent comics.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, the CoH series--where Jade is "The Titillator" and her battle cry is "Eyes up here, buddy!" That was priceless.

Anonymous said...

http://www.pvponline.com/2003/01/31/fri-jan-31/

I know this one resonated with somebody. I just stumbled across this one while wasting time in the archives. I'd forgotten about it, but as soon as I read it I realised that I once met someone who did the same thing and passed the idea off as his own. I'm pretty sure he stole it from this, because he too used the phrase "cube of power."

At the time I just thought he was a wanker.

No-Neckbeard FatScott said...

In reference to the Cube of Power strip: Man, Brent looked like he had Down's Syndrome back then.

Anonymous said...

Or at least having recently suffered a stroke.

SlinkyTheDrunk said...

brent's eyes without shades on

http://www.pvponline.com/1998/07/28/tue-jul-28/

SlinkyTheDrunk said...

and again..
http://www.pvponline.com/1998/10/17/sat-oct-17/

Jai said...

Haha, you can't count guest strips.

Speaking of, though, who did those two? I absolutely cannot remember. Too bad they aren't labelled.

Anonymous said...

Those aren't guest strips.

R.W.McGee said...

That's because they aren't guest strips...they are just very very old, lol.

R.W.McGee said...

Interesting, going through the old strips I found this:

http://www.pvponline.com/1998/11/09/mon-nov-09/

I wonder how those two feel about Cole's marital problems...

R.W.McGee said...

I love the archives...can you spot the typo?

http://www.pvponline.com/1998/11/18/wed-nov-18/

Anonymous said...

I have to wonder if Scott will remember this comic when the time comes:

http://www.pvponline.com/2000/01/24/mon-jan-24/

R.W.McGee said...

Good thing Francis didn't get the nipple injury I guess. Nice find!

R.W.McGee said...

OK, last archive stuff of the night:

The reason the recent Skull in the woods plot is strange:

http://www.pvponline.com/1999/07/28/wed-jul-28/

The origin of the Panda Attack:

http://www.pvponline.com/1999/08/03/tue-aug-03/

Sage said...

It'll be interesting to see when May 24th comes around then, even though it doesn't look as if Marcy is the one to give it up that quickley, unless theyre at a prom . . .

SlinkyTheDrunk said...

on the other hand... fancis HAS made a robot girlfriend before. who's to say a human gets his virginity.

Anonymous said...

I've read every PVP and had no recollection of Cole having a baby. It didn't even arise as an issue when Cole revealed that divorce looked likely. Did something happen to stop that baby from being born?

Anonymous said...

I've been reading the archives a lot today, and I keep finding stuff.

Does this joke sound familiar?
http://www.pvponline.com/2000/07/10/mon-jul-10/

Not that I can hold it against him; I can't remember 07/10/2000 all that well either.

Jeff Daniels said...

Wow... that 7/10/2000 strip was so much funnier than the one recently put up by Kurtz. Is it because I'm pretentious enough to not find the word "poop" amusing, even in that supposedly-amusing context?

Julia said...

I'm late to the party, but I have to agree with Brian. The whole Jade/Brent/Everquest love triangle thing was actually right around the time I first found PvP. I got up to that storyline just as I was finishing up catching up on the previous 5 years.

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