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7th Apr '16 9:37:48 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/StringTheory'': Megacorporations run rampant, people living off the grid are hunted by the government and thrown in prison, much of the United States is a radioactive dust bowl, Chicago is a quarantine zone devoid of human life but filled with fungus zombies, the list goes on.
12th Mar '16 3:03:19 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:350:[[Webcomic/LuminaryChildren http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/crapsack_6.jpg]]]]
30th Aug '15 5:53:20 PM JohnDoe010
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* ''Webcomic/{{Follower}}'': Unemployment is up, the military is cracking down on dissent, and the internet has been shutdown via kill-switch. Things aren't looking too good for the U.S. and the rest of the world is implied to be doing just as bad.
28th Aug '15 12:34:15 PM TheTitanPrince
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* ''Webcomic/NightTerror'': The Nightmarescape is definitely this trope. Nothing but an empty, barren void with the occasional floating island. The only inhabitants are the Phobias, and their creator, the [[GodOfEvil Boogeyman.]]
17th May '15 6:34:25 PM intastiel
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* ''[[http://flatwoodcomic.com/index.php Flatwood]]''. The light has long gone from the world, and bad things happen to good people. Oh, and you're dead. (Webcomic strongly based on Dante Alighieri's ''Divine Comedy'' and biblical lore, with BodyHorror monsters.)

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* ''[[http://flatwoodcomic.com/index.php Flatwood]]''.''Flatwood''. The light has long gone from the world, and bad things happen to good people. Oh, and you're dead. (Webcomic strongly based on Dante Alighieri's ''Divine Comedy'' and biblical lore, with BodyHorror monsters.)
2nd Mar '15 8:58:47 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Webcomic/RomanticallyApolcalyptic''. The world AfterTheEnd is surprisingly boring and desolate, with mutant monsters being few and far between. All you have is the ruined city, its skeletal occupants, and your own imagination to keep you occupied in the search for resources. However, when [[EldritchAbomination monsters]] do show up...

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* ''Webcomic/RomanticallyApolcalyptic''.''Webcomic/RomanticallyApocalyptic''. The world AfterTheEnd is surprisingly boring and desolate, with mutant monsters being few and far between. All you have is the ruined city, its skeletal occupants, and your own imagination to keep you occupied in the search for resources. However, when [[EldritchAbomination monsters]] do show up...
2nd Mar '15 8:52:05 PM Mr.Bubbles
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** The world before the apocalypse was this as well. Everything was controlled by the GOOD Directorate, inc., who even copyrighted sleep. If you were part of the 1% who couldn't to the neural network with your mind, you were pretty much locked out of everything. The environment was also in a rapid state of decline, but no one really seemed to care. In fact, the directorate made a profit out of tours into the dead zone.

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** The world before the apocalypse was this as well. Everything was controlled by the GOOD Directorate, inc., who even copyrighted sleep. If you were part of the 1% who couldn't to the neural network with your mind, you were pretty much locked out of everything. The Outside protector city domes, the environment was also in a rapid state of decline, but no one really seemed to care. In fact, the directorate made a profit out of tours into the dead zone.zones.
1st Mar '15 4:53:12 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Webcomic/RomanticallyApolcalyptic''. The world AfterTheEnd is surprisingly boring and desolate, with mutant monsters being few and far between. All you have is the ruined city, its skeletal occupants, and your own imagination to keep you occupied in the search for resources. However, when [[EldritchAbomination monsters]] do show up...
** The world before the apocalypse was this as well. Everything was controlled by the GOOD Directorate, inc., who even copyrighted sleep. If you were part of the 1% who couldn't to the neural network with your mind, you were pretty much locked out of everything. The environment was also in a rapid state of decline, but no one really seemed to care. In fact, the directorate made a profit out of tours into the dead zone.
2nd Feb '15 1:09:42 PM ironicusername
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* A [[BlackComedy comedic]] example in ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness''. Rarely does a strip go by without a person dying or doing/saying something digusting.
19th Jan '15 12:36:35 PM TheUnsquished
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* ''Ugly Hill'' takes place in a world where everyone is literally a monster, and quite a few of them are monsters in the figurative sense. The main characters include Eli Kilgore, a likable but shiftless UnluckyEverydude; Snug, Eli's even-more-shiftless and much-less-likeable friend; and Hastings, Eli's overbearing workaholic brother with high blood pressure and a string of failed marriages.

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* ''Ugly Hill'' ''Webcomic/UglyHill'' takes place in a world where everyone is literally a monster, and quite a few of them are monsters in the figurative sense. The main characters include Eli Kilgore, a likable but shiftless UnluckyEverydude; Snug, Eli's even-more-shiftless and much-less-likeable friend; and Hastings, Eli's overbearing workaholic brother with high blood pressure and a string of failed marriages.



* ''SomethingPositive'' is set in a world where every person is generally petty, greedy, self-centered, stupid and/or passive-aggressively oblivious.

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* ''SomethingPositive'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' is set in a world where every person is generally petty, greedy, self-centered, stupid and/or passive-aggressively oblivious.



* ''SuicideForHire''. A couple of goth friends, Hunter Ravenwood (The fox and hedonist) and Arcturus Winrock (The mouse, and only one with morals), sick of the moronic world they live in, and the idiotic populace that inhabits it, decide to open up a business, in which they assist the moronic teen populace with their demise in creative and gruesome ways, and profit from this "business". In this world, guns are sold by indifferent clerks, shanking hobos is a sport, Pizza deliverymen sell BlackMarket weapons, and a rash of teen deaths is unheralded and unreported by the news. Watch out for the Happy Gun Dance!
* GoneWithTheBlastwave, where an EndlessWar is fought for no discernible reason, with its effects having reduced a city of huge size to ruins. Also, the militaries are apparently mostly filled-with incompetents and actually receiving support, or even knowing where you are in the damned city, is seen as a miracle.

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* ''SuicideForHire''.''Webcomic/SuicideForHire''. A couple of goth friends, Hunter Ravenwood (The fox and hedonist) and Arcturus Winrock (The mouse, and only one with morals), sick of the moronic world they live in, and the idiotic populace that inhabits it, decide to open up a business, in which they assist the moronic teen populace with their demise in creative and gruesome ways, and profit from this "business". In this world, guns are sold by indifferent clerks, shanking hobos is a sport, Pizza deliverymen sell BlackMarket weapons, and a rash of teen deaths is unheralded and unreported by the news. Watch out for the Happy Gun Dance!
* GoneWithTheBlastwave, ''Webcomic/GoneWithTheBlastwave'', where an EndlessWar [[ForeverWar endless war]] is fought for no discernible reason, with its effects having reduced a city of huge size to ruins. Also, the militaries are apparently mostly filled-with incompetents and actually receiving support, or even knowing where you are in the damned city, is seen as a miracle.



* The world of ''TwoKinds'' is a currently immutable example where racism is prevalent across the land, the guys standing against the EvilEmpire are an EvilEmpire themselves, slavery is an acceptable institution, the "gods" are playing a game with the nations, the only people who could affect a change in the war are isolationists [[spoiler:and have recently lost most of their major civilian and military leaders]], and one of the protagonists is starting to have aspects of his murderous alter-ego become more and more prevalent. The one bright spot here is that this is ''not'' the state of the entire planet, just the state of one of the regions on it, the reader really doesn't know what the rest of the world is like . . . so far.

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* The world of ''TwoKinds'' ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'' is a currently immutable example where racism is prevalent across the land, the guys standing against the EvilEmpire are an EvilEmpire themselves, slavery is an acceptable institution, the "gods" are playing a game with the nations, the only people who could affect a change in the war are isolationists [[spoiler:and have recently lost most of their major civilian and military leaders]], and one of the protagonists is starting to have aspects of his murderous alter-ego become more and more prevalent. The one bright spot here is that this is ''not'' the state of the entire planet, just the state of one of the regions on it, the reader really doesn't know what the rest of the world is like . . . so far.



* ''CryHavoc'' exists in a pretty bleak world. Humanity has been fighting constant low intensity wars for the last six centuries, and are quickly approaching the point that humanities survival is a low probability. Colonialism has ravaged most if not all of the old world, and the new world is hinted at being worse off. And on top of all that, a monstrous race of werewolves has been brought back from extinction. (an extinction that required a decades long war, and the loss of over two thirds of Europe's population to enact)

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* ''CryHavoc'' ''Webcomic/CryHavoc'' exists in a pretty bleak world. Humanity has been fighting constant low intensity wars for the last six centuries, and are quickly approaching the point that humanities survival is a low probability. Colonialism has ravaged most if not all of the old world, and the new world is hinted at being worse off. And on top of all that, a monstrous race of werewolves has been brought back from extinction. (an extinction that required a decades long war, and the loss of over two thirds of Europe's population to enact)



** There's also [[AfterTheEnd post-Reckoning Earth]], a lifeless desert populated by a handfull of alien nomads, where finding food is an accomplishment worth celebrating.

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** There's also [[AfterTheEnd post-Reckoning Earth]], a lifeless desert populated by a handfull handful of alien nomads, where finding food is an accomplishment worth celebrating.



* DemonEater. It's literally a dog-eat-dog world, for there is nothing else to eat.
* ''WeaponBrown''. A post-apocalyptic wasteland populated mutants and cannibals, where the last dregs of civilization (if you can call it that) are ruled by a tyrannical syndicate and the only way to live free is to be a cold-blooded killer for hire. Food reserves are running so low that the syndicate has seriously considered cannibalism as a way of keeping the public supplied with enough food to prevent a total collapse of order. Oh and the entire cast are reimagined versions of syndicated comic strip characters, which somehow makes the place even creepier.
** And there are places in the world of WeaponBrown that are even worse than that: "Shoulda done a tour in the Wastes, kid. After watching a man and a woman come to blows over which of them will get to eat their baby, nothing much surprises you."
* John Kossler, author of ''TheWordWeary'', states in the comments section of [[http://wordwearycomic.blogspot.com/2011/11/19-november-2011.html this issue]] that the philosophy of his comic is "when it rains, it pours and also you get struck by lightning and one of the paramedics who revives you steals your shoes."

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* DemonEater.''Webcomic/DemonEater''. It's literally a dog-eat-dog world, for there is nothing else to eat.
* ''WeaponBrown''.''Webcomic/WeaponBrown''. A post-apocalyptic wasteland populated mutants and cannibals, where the last dregs of civilization (if you can call it that) are ruled by a tyrannical syndicate and the only way to live free is to be a cold-blooded killer for hire. Food reserves are running so low that the syndicate has seriously considered cannibalism as a way of keeping the public supplied with enough food to prevent a total collapse of order. Oh and the entire cast are reimagined versions of syndicated comic strip characters, which somehow makes the place even creepier.
** And there are places in the world of WeaponBrown ''Weapon Brown'' that are even worse than that: "Shoulda done a tour in the Wastes, kid. After watching a man and a woman come to blows over which of them will get to eat their baby, nothing much surprises you."
* John Kossler, author of ''TheWordWeary'', ''Webcomic/TheWordWeary'', states in the comments section of [[http://wordwearycomic.blogspot.com/2011/11/19-november-2011.html this issue]] that the philosophy of his comic is "when it rains, it pours and also you get struck by lightning and one of the paramedics who revives you steals your shoes."



* In ''{{Sinfest}}'',

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* In ''{{Sinfest}}'',''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'',
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