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* TakeThat: In general, the entire comic is a StealthParody of works like ''CtrlAltDel''
** In the comic itself, Shadow's way of illustrating what he dislikes is by shooting Dorkwinkle after they say "Do you like this thing?"
31st Dec '16 8:07:03 PM ThatDude92194
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* AmbiguouslyBrown - Darkwinkle. Not for lack of information, but because Chad himself can’t keep the information straight: Darkwinkle varies from black to Mexican from strip to strip.
* ArtEvolution -

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* AmbiguouslyBrown - AmbiguouslyBrown: Darkwinkle. Not for lack of information, but because Chad himself can’t keep the information straight: Darkwinkle varies from black to Mexican from strip to strip.
* ArtEvolution - ArtEvolution:



* BlackComedyRape - [[spoiler:Subverted. Shadow getting raped by Harriet is treated deathly seriously and played for drama, completely at odds with the UnfortunateImplications and DudeNotFunny that the comic usually utilises. Then double subverted, as the storyline ends with God telling Shadow that he should just be happy he got more sex, and Shadow fully embracing it.]]
* CampStraight - Marvin the Metrosexual.
* CanadaEh - [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5267676/ More like Can'tada, Eh?]]

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* BlackComedyRape - BlackComedyRape: [[spoiler:Subverted. Shadow getting raped by Harriet is treated deathly seriously and played for drama, completely at odds with the UnfortunateImplications and DudeNotFunny that the comic usually utilises. Then double subverted, as the storyline ends with God telling Shadow that he should just be happy he got more sex, and Shadow fully embracing it.]]
* CampStraight - CampStraight: Marvin the Metrosexual.
* CanadaEh - CanadaEh: [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5267676/ More like Can'tada, Eh?]]



* CerebusRetcon - Dorkwinkle dying and coming back to life is initially presented as NegativeContinuity. But [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5252131/ this strip]] actually plays his death (somewhat) seriously, and [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5252688/ shortly afterwards]] it's revealed that he really has the ability to respawn after death.
* CerebusSyndrome - Spoofed in a series that is about Shadow being raped in his sleep for years. It's PlayedForDrama up until the end, and the only punchline is the fact that Shadow sometimes still grins while crying. The real joke, of course, is that we aren't attached to Shadow, even as the "writer" thinks that we are.

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* CerebusRetcon - CerebusRetcon: Dorkwinkle dying and coming back to life is initially presented as NegativeContinuity. But [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5252131/ this strip]] actually plays his death (somewhat) seriously, and [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5252688/ shortly afterwards]] it's revealed that he really has the ability to respawn after death.
* CerebusSyndrome - CerebusSyndrome: Spoofed in a series that is about Shadow being raped in his sleep for years. It's PlayedForDrama up until the end, and the only punchline is the fact that Shadow sometimes still grins while crying. The real joke, of course, is that we aren't attached to Shadow, even as the "writer" thinks that we are.



* CosmicDeadline - With the real-life Chug's departure (and thus, the end of the comic) looming, every conceivable plot line gets wrapped up, the answers are revealed to mysteries that the audience didn't even know were mysteries, and half of the supporting characters reveal themselves to be long-lost relatives of Shadow.
* CrazyCatLady - Shadow (the author) apparently thinks all feminists are like this:.

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* CosmicDeadline - CosmicDeadline: With the real-life Chug's departure (and thus, the end of the comic) looming, every conceivable plot line gets wrapped up, the answers are revealed to mysteries that the audience didn't even know were mysteries, and half of the supporting characters reveal themselves to be long-lost relatives of Shadow.
* CrazyCatLady - CrazyCatLady: Shadow (the author) apparently thinks all feminists are like this:.



* CutAndPasteComic - ''Abused''.
* DiagonalCut - An entire story arc consists of nothing but a ninja sneaking around, bisecting his targets this way.
* DullSurprise - Owing to the cut-and-paste art, character's facial expressions often have nothing whatsoever to do with the emotions they're allegedly feeling.
* DrivenToSuicide - [[spoiler: Shadow killed himself... and came back to life.]]
* EasyAmnesia - [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4992018/ Starting here]], Jack Thompson gets a sofa dropped on his head, and wakes up with no memory. One sentence from Shadow and Chug convinces Jack to become a clone of them. George W Bush attempts to pull the same stunt on Shadow, but Shadow is "too cool to be brainwashed".
* EveryoneIsGay - ''Powerup Adventure'', a spinoff, does this. [[{{Expy}} Francis, Gobwii, Dorkizar, Abracamoobs, Thompsonaur and Dork Chug]] are all gay (most of them [[DepravedHomosexual evil]]); Shadowlord and Chuggeth have also had sex with men (but TheRant says it 'wasn't gay'), and Shadowlord freaks out when Shaddark calls him homophobic insults. Shadowlord has also had sex with Dorkizar while he was transformed into a woman.
* FanDisservice - [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/index.php?p=390623 Here]] and [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/index.php?p=369398 here]] (sorta).
* FlippingTheBird - Shadow’s hair, as drawn by Amy Sauce: his bangs are in five distinct spikes, four of them tightly curled, and the middle spike pointing straight up.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot - Chug's mom is a lesbian; Shadow is incapable of talking about her without mentioning how hot he thinks it is.
* GISSyndrome - Parodied in one comic which had a giant iStockphoto watermark left in the background.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters - Shadow runs for President because he's not happy with either of the big-ticket candidates. He starts lying about his position in order to get more votes; [[DumbassHasAPoint Dorkwinkle, of all people,]] points out that, by doing so, Shadow has become just as "lame" as the politicians he's running against.
* HoYay - Frequently invoked intentionally to underline Shadow's neediness, especially in Powerup Adventure, when Shadow and Chug had an argument and Shadow had to draw the strips himself. [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Adventure/index.php?p=405256 I'm glad we're friends, Chuggeth]].
* HypocriticalHumor - [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4968710/ Here]], Shadow mocks Dorkwinkle for creating a SpriteComic: "I suppose you think that copying sprites is art, huh?"

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* CutAndPasteComic - CutAndPasteComic: ''Abused''.
* DiagonalCut - DiagonalCut: An entire story arc consists of nothing but a ninja sneaking around, bisecting his targets this way.
* DullSurprise - DullSurprise: Owing to the cut-and-paste art, character's facial expressions often have nothing whatsoever to do with the emotions they're allegedly feeling.
* DrivenToSuicide - DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Shadow killed himself... and came back to life.]]
* EasyAmnesia - EasyAmnesia: [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4992018/ Starting here]], Jack Thompson gets a sofa dropped on his head, and wakes up with no memory. One sentence from Shadow and Chug convinces Jack to become a clone of them. George W Bush attempts to pull the same stunt on Shadow, but Shadow is "too cool to be brainwashed".
* EveryoneIsGay - EveryoneIsGay: ''Powerup Adventure'', a spinoff, does this. [[{{Expy}} Francis, Gobwii, Dorkizar, Abracamoobs, Thompsonaur and Dork Chug]] are all gay (most of them [[DepravedHomosexual evil]]); Shadowlord and Chuggeth have also had sex with men (but TheRant says it 'wasn't gay'), and Shadowlord freaks out when Shaddark calls him homophobic insults. Shadowlord has also had sex with Dorkizar while he was transformed into a woman.
* FanDisservice - FanDisservice: [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/index.php?p=390623 Here]] and [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/index.php?p=369398 here]] (sorta).
* FlippingTheBird - FlippingTheBird: Shadow’s hair, as drawn by Amy Sauce: his bangs are in five distinct spikes, four of them tightly curled, and the middle spike pointing straight up.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot - GirlOnGirlIsHot: Chug's mom is a lesbian; Shadow is incapable of talking about her without mentioning how hot he thinks it is.
* GISSyndrome - GISSyndrome: Parodied in one comic which had a giant iStockphoto watermark left in the background.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters - HeWhoFightsMonsters: Shadow runs for President because he's not happy with either of the big-ticket candidates. He starts lying about his position in order to get more votes; [[DumbassHasAPoint Dorkwinkle, of all people,]] points out that, by doing so, Shadow has become just as "lame" as the politicians he's running against.
* HoYay - HoYay: Frequently invoked intentionally to underline Shadow's neediness, especially in Powerup Adventure, when Shadow and Chug had an argument and Shadow had to draw the strips himself. [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Adventure/index.php?p=405256 I'm glad we're friends, Chuggeth]].
* HypocriticalHumor - HypocriticalHumor: [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4968710/ Here]], Shadow mocks Dorkwinkle for creating a SpriteComic: "I suppose you think that copying sprites is art, huh?"



* LooseCanon - Following one cameo in ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'', Parker points out in TheRant that the ''Tall Comics'' canon regarding the “real” Shadow and Chug isn’t 100% official ''Powerup Comics'' canon. Parker specifies that he doesn’t want his concept of the “real” Shadow and Chug to invalidate anyone else's theories about the “real” Shadow and Chug.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot - Zombie Ninja Werepyre.
* NuclearOption - [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5014544/ Here.]]

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* LooseCanon - LooseCanon: Following one cameo in ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'', Parker points out in TheRant that the ''Tall Comics'' canon regarding the “real” Shadow and Chug isn’t 100% official ''Powerup Comics'' canon. Parker specifies that he doesn’t want his concept of the “real” Shadow and Chug to invalidate anyone else's theories about the “real” Shadow and Chug.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot - NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Zombie Ninja Werepyre.
* NuclearOption - NuclearOption: [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5014544/ Here.]]



* OnlySixFaces - Chug's cousin is a recolor of him, and single-use character Woobs is just Moobs with feminine traits MS-Painted on.
* PaperThinDisguise - Subverted. [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5007028/ Here]], Chug sees that Woobs is obviously just Moobs wearing a wig and lipstick... until the real Moobs also shows up and stands right next to Woobs.
* ProductPlacement - In lieu of a punchline, have [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5011569/ Shadow and Chug's faces on a Mountain Dew can]].
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality - Shadow and Chug have both killed people just because they don't agree with them. [[spoiler: And when Shadow kills ''himself'', He goes to Gamer ''heaven''.]]

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* OnlySixFaces - OnlySixFaces: Chug's cousin is a recolor of him, and single-use character Woobs is just Moobs with feminine traits MS-Painted on.
* PaperThinDisguise - PaperThinDisguise: Subverted. [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5007028/ Here]], Chug sees that Woobs is obviously just Moobs wearing a wig and lipstick... until the real Moobs also shows up and stands right next to Woobs.
* ProductPlacement - ProductPlacement: In lieu of a punchline, have [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5011569/ Shadow and Chug's faces on a Mountain Dew can]].
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality - ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Shadow and Chug have both killed people just because they don't agree with them. [[spoiler: And when Shadow kills ''himself'', He goes to Gamer ''heaven''.]]



* SecretTestOfCharacter - [[spoiler:Darkwinkle is revealed to be Barack Obama in disguise, secretly testing whether Shadow is racist. Shadow passes, of course, and is awarded NWordPrivileges.]]
* ShallowParody - [[invoked]] Shadow's idea of political satire is UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush wearing an "I <3 OIL" t-shirt.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter - SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Darkwinkle is revealed to be Barack Obama in disguise, secretly testing whether Shadow is racist. Shadow passes, of course, and is awarded NWordPrivileges.]]
* ShallowParody - ShallowParody: [[invoked]] Shadow's idea of political satire is UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush wearing an "I <3 OIL" t-shirt.



* StepfordSmiler - Characters often smile at inappropriate times; usually more due to lazy copy-and-paste artwork than anything else.
* StrawLoser - Dorkwinkle.
* StealthParody - Of TwoGamersOnACouch webcomics in general, and of ''CtrlAltDel'' in particular. While Powerup rarely directly mentions CAD, it copies all the features that Truth & Beauty Bombs members considered CAD’s biggest flaws (OnlySixFaces, the gamer religion, the one "dramatic" story, claiming to be a gaming webcomic while focusing on story arcs that have nothing to do with gaming, etc.).
* {{Stylistic Suck}} - Possibly done a little too well.
* TakeThatCritics - Shadow responds to criticism by [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4968696/ putting their words in Dorkwinkle's mouth]], just before shooting him in the groin. Later, he cuts out the middleman and [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4994892/ just shoots the fourth wall]].
* {{Tsundere}} - Alix. [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4987471/ "When will Shadow realize that I only tease him because I love him???"]]

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* StepfordSmiler - StepfordSmiler: Characters often smile at inappropriate times; usually more due to lazy copy-and-paste artwork than anything else.
* StrawLoser - StrawLoser: Dorkwinkle.
* StealthParody - StealthParody: Of TwoGamersOnACouch webcomics in general, and of ''CtrlAltDel'' in particular. While Powerup rarely directly mentions CAD, it copies all the features that Truth & Beauty Bombs members considered CAD’s biggest flaws (OnlySixFaces, the gamer religion, the one "dramatic" story, claiming to be a gaming webcomic while focusing on story arcs that have nothing to do with gaming, etc.).
* {{Stylistic Suck}} - Suck}}: Possibly done a little too well.
* TakeThatCritics - TakeThatCritics: Shadow responds to criticism by [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4968696/ putting their words in Dorkwinkle's mouth]], just before shooting him in the groin. Later, he cuts out the middleman and [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4994892/ just shoots the fourth wall]].
* {{Tsundere}} - {{Tsundere}}: Alix. [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4987471/ "When will Shadow realize that I only tease him because I love him???"]]



* WordSaladHumor - [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4955680/ Here.]]

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* WordSaladHumor - WordSaladHumor: [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4955680/ Here.]]
31st Dec '16 3:26:29 AM ThatDude92194
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* WhamLine: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5489421/ one of Draz's comics]].
-->'''Chug:''' Shad, I don't know how to tell you this, but I never really put that much effort into Powerup.
30th Dec '16 1:43:41 AM ThatDude92194
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* StealthParody - Of TwoGamersOnACouch webcomics in general, and of ''CtrlAltDel'' in particular. While Powerup never directly mentions CAD, it copies all the features that Truth & Beauty Bombs members considered CAD’s biggest flaws (OnlySixFaces, the gamer religion, the one "dramatic" story, claiming to be a gaming webcomic while focusing on story arcs that have nothing to do with gaming, etc.).

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* StealthParody - Of TwoGamersOnACouch webcomics in general, and of ''CtrlAltDel'' in particular. While Powerup never rarely directly mentions CAD, it copies all the features that Truth & Beauty Bombs members considered CAD’s biggest flaws (OnlySixFaces, the gamer religion, the one "dramatic" story, claiming to be a gaming webcomic while focusing on story arcs that have nothing to do with gaming, etc.).
26th Dec '16 6:52:58 PM ThatDude92194
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Following the latest hiatus, the comic has abruptly returned with no explanation as to what has happened to the characters in the intervening time, with Chug returning as the comic's artist using the exact same copy-pasted art from the original iteration of the comic.

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Following the latest hiatus, the comic has abruptly returned with no explanation as to what has happened to the characters in the intervening time, with Chug Jason returning as the comic's artist using the exact same copy-pasted art from the original iteration of the comic.
25th Dec '16 11:17:07 PM ThatDude92194
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Eventually, Jason left for college, forcing Chad to bring ''Powerup Comics'' to an end, though he insisted that it was just a temporary hiatus until a new artist could be found. Over a year later, Chad found his artist—Amy Sauce, another ''Tall Comics'' character—and relaunched the comic with almost none of the old characters, and a painfully hip art style that clashes just a little bit with the writing. Currently, this incarnation of ''Powerup'' lingers in ScheduleSlip limbo.

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Eventually, Jason left for college, forcing Chad to bring ''Powerup Comics'' to an end, though he insisted that it was just a temporary hiatus until a new artist could be found. Over a year later, Chad found his artist—Amy Sauce, another ''Tall Comics'' character—and relaunched the comic with almost none of the old characters, and a painfully hip art style that clashes clashed just a little bit with the writing. Currently, writing.

After a whopping 5 strips by Amy, the new duo encountered "creative differences" (Chad didn't like that "she kind of made Shadow look gay") and the comic entered another year-and-a-half long hiatus. The comic was then re-resurrected with another new artist, Draz, who drew the comic as a series of mostly uncoloured pencil sketches. During
this incarnation time, Jason returned to visit Chad, met Draz, and "revealed" that he didn't put much effort into the comic when he was the artist. Meanwhile, Chad became increasingly frustrated with Draz's tendency to make confusing additions to the planned story without asking, and eventually they decided to once again stop making Powerup.

Following the latest hiatus, the comic has abruptly returned with no explanation as to what has happened to the characters in the intervening time, with Chug returning as the comic's artist using the exact same copy-pasted art from the original iteration
of ''Powerup'' lingers in ScheduleSlip limbo.
the comic.



** Amy Sauce's new art style is wildly different (and a huge step up) from Chug's style.

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** Amy Sauce's Sauce and Draz's new art style is styles were wildly different (and a huge step up) from Chug's style. style.
17th Jun '16 7:37:22 PM sharkmug
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* ColorMeBlack: Shadow is randomly turned black by a Jamaican Wizard (a recolored Moobs) just so he can prove to the audience just how not-racist he is. This mostly involves being chased by the police, and having Darkwinkle (who is black for this story) act like an extreme racist stereotype, so Shadow can comment on how even Black people can be racist.
22nd May '16 8:56:15 PM nombretomado
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''[[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/ Powerup Comics]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch webcomic detailing the awesome adventures of the uber PS3/[[XBox360 360]] gamers, Shadow and Chug.

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''[[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/ Powerup Comics]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch webcomic detailing the awesome adventures of the uber PS3/[[XBox360 UsefulNotes/{{PS3}}[=/=][[UsefulNotes/XBox360 360]] gamers, Shadow and Chug.
24th Feb '16 9:51:55 AM nombretomado
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* ScheduleSlip: The Amy-drawn comics are so bad about this that Shadow {{lampshade}}s it in TheRant. [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5416120/ This comic]] was allegedly written back when ''Film/TheAvengers'' was in theaters--and it took so long to get finished that the dialogue was changed to refer to the home video release.

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* ScheduleSlip: The Amy-drawn comics are so bad about this that Shadow {{lampshade}}s it in TheRant. [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5416120/ This comic]] was allegedly written back when ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' was in theaters--and it took so long to get finished that the dialogue was changed to refer to the home video release.
6th Dec '15 10:40:53 AM jedidarrick
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''[[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/ Powerup Comics]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch webcomic detailing the awesome adventures of the uber PS3 / [[XBox360 360]] gamers, Shadow and Chug.

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''[[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/ Powerup Comics]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch webcomic detailing the awesome adventures of the uber PS3 / [[XBox360 PS3/[[XBox360 360]] gamers, Shadow and Chug.



''Powerup Comics'' is the half-baked product of two man-child [=PS3 / 360=] fanboys. The protagonists are a pair of MartyStu [[AuthorAvatar self-inserts]] who talk big about their gaming prowess, but spend most of the comic getting into inane adventures that are only tangentially (at best) connected to video games. And this excuse for a plot often gets tossed to the side so the authors can soapbox their uninformed opinions on whatever topics happens to have grabbed their interest that week. The artwork consists of, at most, two poses for every character (which are then abusively copied and pasted), and the punchlines are either nonexistent, or consist of Shadow shooting whoever he happens to disagree with.

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''Powerup Comics'' is the half-baked product of two man-child [=PS3 / 360=] [=PS3/360=] fanboys. The protagonists are a pair of MartyStu [[AuthorAvatar self-inserts]] who talk big about their gaming prowess, but spend most of the comic getting into inane adventures that are only tangentially (at best) connected to video games. And this excuse for a plot often gets tossed to the side so the authors can soapbox their uninformed opinions on whatever topics happens to have grabbed their interest that week. The artwork consists of, at most, two poses for every character (which are then abusively copied and pasted), and the punchlines are either nonexistent, or consist of Shadow shooting whoever he happens to disagree with.
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