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20th Apr '16 3:25:09 PM Berrenta
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** The first month consisted of [[KidHero John]] hanging around in his room and house and getting nothing done, and that was followed by a few months of mucking around with [[TheGamePlaysYou Sburb]]'s ability to let them them to build and manipulate objects in each other's houses. ''Then'' things get more intense, [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt to say the least]]. This can be [[JustifiedTrope chalked up to the fact that]] at that point, ''Homestuck'' was still driven by [[InteractiveComic reader commands]] and they'd just come off the tail of the incredibly silly ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', so this is what people knew to do; the suggestion boxes were closed partway through and that's when the series is generally considered to have [[GrowingTheBeard grown its very strange beard]]. A common symptom of this is people [[ItGetsBetter finding it difficult to get into]] ''Homestuck'' because of how long the first few months of hanging around is (though said first few months includes ''loads'' of {{Foreshadowing}}, [[ChekhovsGun Chekhovs Guns]], and subtle set-ups if you know where to look).

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** The first month consisted of [[KidHero John]] hanging around in his room and house and getting nothing done, and that was followed by a few months of mucking around with [[TheGamePlaysYou Sburb]]'s ability to let them them to build and manipulate objects in each other's houses. ''Then'' things get more intense, [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt to say the least]]. This can be [[JustifiedTrope chalked up to the fact that]] at that point, ''Homestuck'' was still driven by [[InteractiveComic reader commands]] and they'd just come off the tail of the incredibly silly ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', so this is what people knew to do; the suggestion boxes were closed partway through and that's when the series is generally considered to have [[GrowingTheBeard grown its very strange beard]]. A common symptom of this is people [[ItGetsBetter [[SlowPacedBeginning finding it difficult to get into]] ''Homestuck'' because of how long the first few months of hanging around is (though said first few months includes ''loads'' of {{Foreshadowing}}, [[ChekhovsGun Chekhovs Guns]], {{Chekhovs Gun}}s, and subtle set-ups if you know where to look).



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28th Jan '16 8:04:11 AM Korodzik
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** The first month consisted of [[KidHero John]] hanging around in his room and house and getting nothing done, and that was followed by a few months of mucking around with [[TheGamePlaysYou Sburb]]'s ability to let them them to build and manipulate objects in each other's houses. ''Then'' things get more intense, [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt to say the least]]. This can be [[JustifiedTrope chalked up to the fact that]] at that point, ''Homestuck'' was still driven by [[InteractiveComic reader commands]] and they'd just come off the tail of the incredibly silly ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', so this is what people knew to do; the suggestion boxes were closed partway through and that's when the series is generally considered to have [[GrowingTheBeard grown its very strange beard]]. A common symptom of this is people finding it difficult to get into ''Homestuck'' because of how long the first few months of hanging around is (though said first few months includes ''loads'' of {{Foreshadowing}}, [[ChekhovsGun Chekhovs Guns]], and subtle set-ups if you know where to look).
** The beginning of the first Act has [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=001906 a moment]] where [[AudienceSurrogate the player]] directly interacts with the game world and moves an object on John's behalf. This never happens again in the comic and for the most part if a character wants to do something they just do it themselves.

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** The first month consisted of [[KidHero John]] hanging around in his room and house and getting nothing done, and that was followed by a few months of mucking around with [[TheGamePlaysYou Sburb]]'s ability to let them them to build and manipulate objects in each other's houses. ''Then'' things get more intense, [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt to say the least]]. This can be [[JustifiedTrope chalked up to the fact that]] at that point, ''Homestuck'' was still driven by [[InteractiveComic reader commands]] and they'd just come off the tail of the incredibly silly ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', so this is what people knew to do; the suggestion boxes were closed partway through and that's when the series is generally considered to have [[GrowingTheBeard grown its very strange beard]]. A common symptom of this is people [[ItGetsBetter finding it difficult to get into into]] ''Homestuck'' because of how long the first few months of hanging around is (though said first few months includes ''loads'' of {{Foreshadowing}}, [[ChekhovsGun Chekhovs Guns]], and subtle set-ups if you know where to look).
** The beginning of the first Act has [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=001906 a moment]] where [[AudienceSurrogate the player]] directly interacts with the game world and moves an object on John's behalf. This never happens again in the comic and for the most part if a character wants to do something they just do it themselves.
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28th Jan '16 7:55:12 AM Korodzik
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** Early in the comic, Dave's bro is refered to by some characetrs as his "older brother", in the same way and context real people would do when talking about him. Later on, everybody calls him Bro consistently, specially after the main characters discover Bro is actuallly his biollogycal father and not his brother.
28th Dec '15 6:34:48 PM Nazo
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** Early in the comic, Dave's bro is refered to by some characetrs as his "older brother", in the same way and context real people would do when talking about him. Later on, everybody calls him Bro consistently, specially after the main characters discover Bro is actuallly his biollogycal father and not his brother.
10th Dec '15 8:16:38 PM eowynjedi
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* In the prologue of ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', Almond complains "we haven't had a decent fight [[BreakingTheFourthWall this whole chapter]]!" Later points do have characters LeaningOnTheFourthWall (eg by causing OddShapedPanels, or the Dream Oracle batting away some end-chapter narration) but but it's never been outright punctured since then.

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* In the prologue of ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', Almond complains "we haven't had a decent fight [[BreakingTheFourthWall this whole chapter]]!" Later points do have characters LeaningOnTheFourthWall (eg by causing OddShapedPanels, {{Odd Shaped Panel}}s, or the Dream Oracle batting away some end-chapter narration) but but it's never been outright punctured since then.
10th Dec '15 8:16:16 PM eowynjedi
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* In the prologue of ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', Almond complains "we haven't had a decent fight [[BreakingTheFourthWall this whole chapter]]!" Later points do have characters LeaningOnTheFourthWall (eg by causing OddShapedPanels, or the Dream Oracle batting away some end-chapter narration) but but it's never been outright punctured since then.
12th Nov '15 11:49:09 AM FF32
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'', this meant that Ben didn't always act like he was struck with TourettesShitcockSyndrome when around girls. [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/13 See here.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'', this meant that Ben didn't always act like he was struck with TourettesShitcockSyndrome HollywoodTourettes when around girls. [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/13 See here.]]
18th Oct '15 8:03:28 AM PurrElise
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* The author of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' admitted that the second chapter doesn't fit with the rest of the comic, because he was still figuring things out. Since it's popular with the fans, he's left it in place.
** Then there's later technically average Annie building a robot out of spare parts (later retconned as requiring no skill due to modularity of the Court robots) and notoriously antisocial and reclusive Zimmy willingly and eagerly participating in a school science fair.
* One of the first plot arcs in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' involves an aborted romance between Marten and Faye's coworker Sara. Sara [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome vanished completely]] after strip #66; as Faye and Dora became the female leads.
** Hannelore's introduction in [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=515 this strip]] contrasts pretty sharply with her later characterization. [[{{Retcon}} Retconned]] by her explaining she was on strong anti-anxiety meds at the time.
** [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=16 This very early strip]] is a weird non-plot-advancing rant, a form that is never seen in the comic again.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'', this meant that Ben didn't always act like he was struck with TourettesShitcockSyndrome when around girls. [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/13 See here.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' initially wasn't even a webcomic, it was a site for Munroe to upload random sketches.
* ''Webcomic/{{Keiki}}'' felt more like a SliceOfLife comic in its early years, while the plotlines gradually became more outrageous.
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' initially opened with it being quite clear that the characters were derived from the early MMO {{Furcadia}}, but then moved to being a more fleshed out world of its own, even if still retaining some of its old "MMO made real" elements Alexis' Banhammer became a magical greathammer, the Twinks become a "normal" organized crime gang, etc. And there are also other elements that linger a while before being more or less phased out for example, [[BewareTheNiceOnes Lorenda]] was introduced having saved Jyrras from muggers by eating them, got evicted because she'd ''eaten'' her neighbors and then proceeds to eat several door-to-door salesmen. While she was admittedly self-proclaimed as preferring not to eat people, and this was a common source of friction with her mother, it hasn't been mentioned for hundreds of comics. In fact, neither has her much more predatory mother's tendency to eat people.

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* The author of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' admitted that the second chapter doesn't fit with the rest of the comic, because he was still figuring things out. Since it's popular with the fans, he's left it in place.
** Then there's later technically average Annie building a robot out of spare parts (later retconned as requiring no skill due to modularity of the Court robots) and notoriously antisocial and reclusive Zimmy willingly and eagerly participating in a school science fair.
* One of the first plot arcs in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' involves an aborted romance between Marten and Faye's coworker Sara. Sara [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome vanished completely]] after strip #66; as Faye and Dora became the female leads.
** Hannelore's introduction in [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=515 this strip]] contrasts pretty sharply with her later characterization. [[{{Retcon}} Retconned]] by her explaining she was on strong anti-anxiety meds at the time.
** [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=16 This very
''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'''s early strip]] is a weird non-plot-advancing rant, a form that is never seen in the comic again.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'', this meant that Ben didn't always act like he was struck with TourettesShitcockSyndrome when around girls. [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/13 See here.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' initially
installments are virtually unrecognisable. Strips tended to rely on non-sequitur humour. Mr Bear wasn't even a webcomic, it the elderly sophisticate he would be established as later on. Philippe was a site for Munroe to upload random sketches.
* ''Webcomic/{{Keiki}}'' felt
described as "retarded" rather than simply being 5 years old. Characters like Pat and Lie Bot were far more like a SliceOfLife comic in its early years, while prominent, the plotlines gradually became former being more outrageous.
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' initially opened with it
of a beatnik. Ray and Roast Beef were minor characters, the former established as being quite clear poor. The fact that the characters Philippe, Teador, Lyle and Mr Bear were derived stuffed animals was a major recurring element. Basically, pretty much everything apart from the characters' names was retconned out.
* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'': in
the early MMO {{Furcadia}}, stages, the Mega Man jokes were only there to fill in until a hand-drawn strip could be introduced, but then moved to being after a more fleshed out world couple of its own, even if still retaining some of its old "MMO made real" elements Alexis' Banhammer false starts, the hand-drawn part was dropped entirely and it was retooled into a full-time Mega Man sprite comic. There was also character-related oddness such as Bass having a decent IQ (later he became a magical greathammer, the Twinks become a "normal" organized crime gang, etc. And there are also other elements that linger a while before being more or less phased out for example, [[BewareTheNiceOnes Lorenda]] was introduced having saved Jyrras from muggers TheDitz even by comparison to Mega Man).
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' had a much cruder art style, and largely revolved around jokes about Kirby
eating them, got evicted because she'd ''eaten'' her neighbors random things rather than the deeper plot lines and then proceeds characterization in later issues. The comic also initially included quite a few {{Take That}}s (such as one directed at Creator/ElectronicArts), in contrast to eat several door-to-door salesmen. While she was admittedly self-proclaimed as preferring not to eat people, and this was a common source of friction with her mother, it hasn't been mentioned the later strips mostly avoiding potentially controversial topics for hundreds the sake of comics. In fact, neither has her much more predatory mother's tendency to eat people.concentrating on the comic's signature cute, universally humorous gags.



* ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' was originally pitched to NewspaperComic syndicates, and early installments reflect this. There's much less sense of the passage of time; character development ranges from slow to absent; the pets Charles and Finister are featured much more often; details about the setting are purposefully obscured to the point that the series could have taken place in Canada, and the LesYay, aside from one bit of LoveLetterLunacy, is basically absent, even Sara in one strip being ''noticeably attracted to a boy''; the {{Retcon}} of this makes it a plot point.

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* ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' initially opened with it being quite clear that the characters were derived from the early MMO {{Furcadia}}, but then moved to being a more fleshed out world of its own, even if still retaining some of its old "MMO made real" elements Alexis' Banhammer became a magical greathammer, the Twinks become a "normal" organized crime gang, etc. And there are also other elements that linger a while before being more or less phased out for example, [[BewareTheNiceOnes Lorenda]] was introduced having saved Jyrras from muggers by eating them, got evicted because she'd ''eaten'' her neighbors and then proceeds to eat several door-to-door salesmen. While she was admittedly self-proclaimed as preferring not to eat people, and this was a common source of friction with her mother, it hasn't been mentioned for hundreds of comics. In fact, neither has her much more predatory mother's tendency to eat people.
* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}''
was originally pitched to NewspaperComic syndicates, set in the ForgottenRealms setting, and early installments reflect this. There's much less sense of the passage of time; character development ranges from slow to absent; the pets Charles and Finister are featured much was a lot more often; explicit about sexuality, deliberately introducing [[{{Squick}} Squicky]] details about the drow sex lives to [[DeliberateValuesDissonance intentionally weird out the readers]] and showing Ariel as a more outright VillainProtagonist. Later on the first several chapters were redone to make the tone and setting are purposefully obscured more internally consistent with later story arcs.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Educomix}}'', the characters all speak strangely, but only slightly, and some more recent strips only have dialogue that would make sense in real life. However, the first few strips contained some of the strangest dialogue, e.g.:
-->'''Dave:''' I would like to apply for a job descriptions of the fire engine, ma'am.
** Also, the first four strips used a different font
to the point that the series could have taken place in Canada, and the LesYay, aside from one bit of LoveLetterLunacy, is basically absent, even Sara which became standard in one strip being ''noticeably attracted to a boy''; the {{Retcon}} of this makes it a plot point.strips 5-200.



* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' introduces several pieces of hardware as new or exceptional, then pretends that they were normal all along. The captain needs to be told what a fabricator ("Fabber") is, but later we see that they're widespread, important and something Tagon should probably know about. Even more odd is the fact the mercenary company doesn't start out wearing armor, either low or high profile, until they encounter a unit wearing some.
** The latter is potentially acceptable as Tagon's company was very new when it was taken over, and so may not have been able to ''afford'' armour.
** And then there was the copious [[BreakingTheFourthWall Fourth-Wall Breaking]], with the narrator frequently getting pulled into the action. The last time the Fourth Wall got broke was in 2006, with the author making a personal appearance during a near-death dream-sequence one is forced to assume that they finally had that wall reinforced with fullerene armor, or possibly some nice hullplates...
** Also, the 'Grunts' used to be so stupid they could barely talk without resorting to HulkSpeak. Nick couldn't count past 7 because he lost 3 fingers on one hand during an accident. While they're still [[DumbMuscle not exactly brilliant]] with Nick in particular being prone to not understanding figures of speech or long, complicated words they've at least reached the point where they're BELIEVEABLY stupid.

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' introduces several pieces ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' is pretty good at keeping up with its own continuity, and holds well together if read from the beginning. However, the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erfcast.html original cast page]] at giantitp.com, before it moved to its own website, was posted before the first page of hardware as new or exceptional, then pretends that they were normal all along. The captain needs to be told what a fabricator ("Fabber") is, but the actual comic, and there are some minor deviations from later we see continuity. In particular, "Dirtamancer" is spelled "Dirtomancer", and the cast page refers to the Plaid and Croatan "tribes", not mentioned in the comic itself, instead of aligning the characters with "sides", which are typically named after their capital cities. (In fact, the prequel book reveals that they're widespread, important Wanda was popped in the Goodminton side, making no mention of the Croatan tribe.
* Early ''{{Webcomic/Goblins}}'' strips often involved back
and something Tagon should probably know about. Even forth interaction between the adventurers and their oversensitive DM. As the series went on, that was increasingly dropped in favor of more odd is internally consistent worldbuilding and character interaction.
* The author of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' admitted that
the fact the mercenary company second chapter doesn't start out wearing armor, either low or high profile, until they encounter a unit wearing some.
** The latter is potentially acceptable as Tagon's company
fit with the rest of the comic, because he was very new when still figuring things out. Since it's popular with the fans, he's left it was taken over, and so may not have been able to ''afford'' armour.in place.
** And then there was Then there's later technically average Annie building a robot out of spare parts (later retconned as requiring no skill due to modularity of the copious [[BreakingTheFourthWall Fourth-Wall Breaking]], with the narrator frequently getting pulled into the action. The last time the Fourth Wall got broke was Court robots) and notoriously antisocial and reclusive Zimmy willingly and eagerly participating in 2006, with the author making a personal appearance during a near-death dream-sequence one is forced to assume that they finally had that wall reinforced with fullerene armor, or possibly some nice hullplates...
** Also, the 'Grunts' used to be so stupid they could barely talk without resorting to HulkSpeak. Nick couldn't count past 7 because he lost 3 fingers on one hand during an accident. While they're still [[DumbMuscle not exactly brilliant]] with Nick in particular being prone to not understanding figures of speech or long, complicated words they've at least reached the point where they're BELIEVEABLY stupid.
school science fair.



* ''Webcomic/{{Keiki}}'' felt more like a SliceOfLife comic in its early years, while the plotlines gradually became more outrageous.
* The very first strips of ''WebComic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' are the only ones featuring a character from outside the Metal Gear Solid universe, specifically ''X-Men'''s Cyclops. The author says that it's probably because it was 2003 and the X-Men film had just been released.
* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' got its start as a straight-up ''WorldOfWarcraft'' parody. It was much more cartoonish in both drawing style and narrative, with Richard burning Kale to ash in his first appearance, then having a conversation with him as a pile of ashes in a pouch while seeking out the priestess Ben'Joon ("Benny") to resurrect him. In the years that followed, the comic has developed its own unique world. It remains comedic but has lost its more cartoonish elements.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'', this meant that Ben didn't always act like he was struck with TourettesShitcockSyndrome when around girls. [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/13 See here.]]



* [[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]] is a unique example. It is entirely coded and developed in Flash and it is painfully obvious that the creator's ambition out-reaches their abilities in the first 60 or so pages, particularly with the jerky "fighting" animations. [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1694220/page-22-a-flurry-of-futile-fists/ Compare this offering]] to [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ this recent animation]].
* The initial focus of ''WebComic/NeglectedMarioCharacters'' actually wasn't comics, but instead humorous biographies and fact sheets for various obscure Mario characters. Then Jay Resop created a comic based on the end of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', and from there the site gradually changed...



* Even outside of CerebusSyndrome and the GenreShift, early ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' still had narration, which was absent from later strips as well as characterization that differed from what would come later.
* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' was originally set in the ForgottenRealms setting, and was a lot more explicit about sexuality, deliberately introducing [[{{Squick}} Squicky]] details about the drow sex lives to [[DeliberateValuesDissonance intentionally weird out the readers]] and showing Ariel as a more outright VillainProtagonist. Later on the first several chapters were redone to make the tone and setting more internally consistent with later story arcs.
* The initial focus of ''WebComic/NeglectedMarioCharacters'' actually wasn't comics, but instead humorous biographies and fact sheets for various obscure Mario characters. Then Jay Resop created a comic based on the end of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', and from there the site gradually changed...

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* Even outside of CerebusSyndrome and the GenreShift, early ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' still had narration, which was absent from later strips as well as characterization that differed from what would come later.
* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}''
''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' was originally set in pitched to NewspaperComic syndicates, and early installments reflect this. There's much less sense of the ForgottenRealms setting, passage of time; character development ranges from slow to absent; the pets Charles and was a lot Finister are featured much more explicit about sexuality, deliberately introducing [[{{Squick}} Squicky]] often; details about the drow sex lives setting are purposefully obscured to [[DeliberateValuesDissonance intentionally weird out the readers]] point that the series could have taken place in Canada, and showing Ariel as the LesYay, aside from one bit of LoveLetterLunacy, is basically absent, even Sara in one strip being ''noticeably attracted to a more outright VillainProtagonist. Later on boy''; the {{Retcon}} of this makes it a plot point.
* Early ''WebComic/PvP'' is almost unrecognizable. The art style is different, the comedy style is different, and half the cast is different.
** Also, it used to alternate between two series. The A-strips evolved into the current comic; the B-strips were set in a D&D-style universe and disappeared after a while.
* One of
the first plot arcs in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' involves an aborted romance between Marten and Faye's coworker Sara. Sara [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome vanished completely]] after strip #66; as Faye and Dora became the female leads.
** Hannelore's introduction in [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=515 this strip]] contrasts pretty sharply with her later characterization. [[{{Retcon}} Retconned]] by her explaining she was on strong anti-anxiety meds at the time.
** [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=16 This very early strip]] is a weird non-plot-advancing rant, a form that is never seen in the comic again.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' introduces
several chapters pieces of hardware as new or exceptional, then pretends that they were redone normal all along. The captain needs to make the tone and setting more internally consistent with be told what a fabricator ("Fabber") is, but later story arcs.
* The initial focus of ''WebComic/NeglectedMarioCharacters'' actually wasn't comics, but instead humorous biographies
we see that they're widespread, important and something Tagon should probably know about. Even more odd is the fact sheets for various obscure Mario characters. Then Jay Resop created a comic based on the end of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', mercenary company doesn't start out wearing armor, either low or high profile, until they encounter a unit wearing some.
** The latter is potentially acceptable as Tagon's company was very new when it was taken over,
and from so may not have been able to ''afford'' armour.
** And then
there was the site gradually changed...copious [[BreakingTheFourthWall Fourth-Wall Breaking]], with the narrator frequently getting pulled into the action. The last time the Fourth Wall got broke was in 2006, with the author making a personal appearance during a near-death dream-sequence one is forced to assume that they finally had that wall reinforced with fullerene armor, or possibly some nice hullplates...
** Also, the 'Grunts' used to be so stupid they could barely talk without resorting to HulkSpeak. Nick couldn't count past 7 because he lost 3 fingers on one hand during an accident. While they're still [[DumbMuscle not exactly brilliant]] with Nick in particular being prone to not understanding figures of speech or long, complicated words they've at least reached the point where they're BELIEVEABLY stupid.



* ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' used to be a collection of pin-up images consisting of Ally dominating Lisa and Anne. Many of these featured descriptions of Ally enslaving them and subjecting them to unsafe punishments, as might be expected of a pure fantasy scenario. Since deciding to write ''Sunstone'' as a serious story aiming at debunking popular misconceptions of BDSM the author removed most of the problematic strips...
** ...for them to later reappear [[DaydreamSurprise as fantasy sequences of main characters. ]]
* ''WebComic/TwoKinds'' used to have a SuperMode for keidrans, where they switched from PettingZooPeople to outright [[BeastMan Beast-men]]. It hasn't shown up in years. It also used to have devices called "towers", which looked like high-tech knockoffs of Barad-Ur, until they showed up in the Bastin Isles arc, where they look like ordinary wall turrets.



* Even outside of CerebusSyndrome and the GenreShift, early ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' still had narration, which was absent from later strips as well as characterization that differed from what would come later.
* At the start of ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'', the PettingZooPeople main cast was treated as something unusual in a human world. The author soon dropped the "something unusual" angle as not really being where he wanted to take the webcomic, and since then has gravitated over time towards making more of the characters anthropomorphic animals.
** And in the actual comic, the first uncroaked units to appear are three skeletons. After that, all uncroaked units are portrayed as decaying zombies.
* ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' initially wasn't even a webcomic, it was a site for Munroe to upload random sketches.



* Early ''{{Webcomic/Goblins}}'' strips often involved back and forth interaction between the adventurers and their oversensitive DM. As the series went on, that was increasingly dropped in favor of more internally consistent worldbuilding and character interaction.
* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'': in the early stages, the Mega Man jokes were only there to fill in until a hand-drawn strip could be introduced, but after a couple of false starts, the hand-drawn part was dropped entirely and it was retooled into a full-time Mega Man sprite comic. There was also character-related oddness such as Bass having a decent IQ (later he became TheDitz even by comparison to Mega Man).
* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' got its start as a straight-up ''WorldOfWarcraft'' parody. It was much more cartoonish in both drawing style and narrative, with Richard burning Kale to ash in his first appearance, then having a conversation with him as a pile of ashes in a pouch while seeking out the priestess Ben'Joon ("Benny") to resurrect him. In the years that followed, the comic has developed its own unique world. It remains comedic but has lost its more cartoonish elements.
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' had a much cruder art style, and largely revolved around jokes about Kirby eating random things rather than the deeper plot lines and characterization in later issues. The comic also initially included quite a few {{Take That}}s (such as one directed at Creator/ElectronicArts), in contrast to the later strips mostly avoiding potentially controversial topics for the sake of concentrating on the comic's signature cute, universally humorous gags.
* ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'''s early installments are virtually unrecognisable. Strips tended to rely on non-sequitur humour. Mr Bear wasn't the elderly sophisticate he would be established as later on. Philippe was described as "retarded" rather than simply being 5 years old. Characters like Pat and Lie Bot were far more prominent, the former being more of a beatnik. Ray and Roast Beef were minor characters, the former established as being quite poor. The fact that Philippe, Teador, Lyle and Mr Bear were stuffed animals was a major recurring element. Basically, pretty much everything apart from the characters' names was retconned out.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Educomix}}'', the characters all speak strangely, but only slightly, and some more recent strips only have dialogue that would make sense in real life. However, the first few strips contained some of the strangest dialogue, e.g.:
-->'''Dave:''' I would like to apply for a job descriptions of the fire engine, ma'am.
** Also, the first four strips used a different font to the one which became standard in strips 5-200.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' used to be a collection of pin-up images consisting of Ally dominating Lisa and Anne. Many of these featured descriptions of Ally enslaving them and subjecting them to unsafe punishments, as might be expected of a pure fantasy scenario. Since deciding to write ''Sunstone'' as a serious story aiming at debunking popular misconceptions of BDSM the author removed most of the problematic strips...
** ...for them to later reappear [[DaydreamSurprise as fantasy sequences of main characters. ]]
* [[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]] is a unique example. It is entirely coded and developed in Flash and it is painfully obvious that the creator's ambition out-reaches their abilities in the first 60 or so pages, particularly with the jerky "fighting" animations. [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1694220/page-22-a-flurry-of-futile-fists/ Compare this offering]] to [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ this recent animation]].
* At the start of ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'', the PettingZooPeople main cast was treated as something unusual in a human world. The author soon dropped the "something unusual" angle as not really being where he wanted to take the webcomic, and since then has gravitated over time towards making more of the characters anthropomorphic animals.
* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' is pretty good at keeping up with its own continuity, and holds well together if read from the beginning. However, the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erfcast.html original cast page]] at giantitp.com, before it moved to its own website, was posted before the first page of the actual comic, and there are some minor deviations from later continuity. In particular, "Dirtamancer" is spelled "Dirtomancer", and the cast page refers to the Plaid and Croatan "tribes", not mentioned in the comic itself, instead of aligning the characters with "sides", which are typically named after their capital cities. (In fact, the prequel book reveals that Wanda was popped in the Goodminton side, making no mention of the Croatan tribe.
** And in the actual comic, the first uncroaked units to appear are three skeletons. After that, all uncroaked units are portrayed as decaying zombies.
* ''WebComic/TwoKinds'' used to have a SuperMode for keidrans, where they switched from PettingZooPeople to outright [[BeastMan Beast-men]]. It hasn't shown up in years. It also used to have devices called "towers", which looked like high-tech knockoffs of Barad-Ur, until they showed up in the Bastin Isles arc, where they look like ordinary wall turrets.
* Early ''WebComic/PvP'' is almost unrecognizable. The art style is different, the comedy style is different, and half the cast is different.
** Also, it used to alternate between two series. The A-strips evolved into the current comic; the B-strips were set in a D&D-style universe and disappeared after a while.
* The very first strips of ''WebComic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' are the only ones featuring a character from outside the Metal Gear Solid universe, specifically ''X-Men'''s Cyclops. The author says that it's probably because it was 2003 and the X-Men film had just been released.
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* Early ''{{Webcomic/Goblins}}'' strips often involved back and forth interaction between the adventurers and their oversensitive DM. As the series went on, that was increasingly dropped in favor of more internally consistent worldbuilding and character interaction.
* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'': in the early stages, the Mega Man jokes were only there to fill in until a hand-drawn strip could be introduced, but after a couple of false starts, the hand-drawn part was dropped entirely and it was retooled into a full-time Mega Man sprite comic. There was also character-related oddness such as Bass having a decent IQ (later he became TheDitz even by comparison to Mega Man).
* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' got its start as a straight-up ''WorldOfWarcraft'' parody. It was much more cartoonish in both drawing style and narrative, with Richard burning Kale to ash in his first appearance, then having a conversation with him as a pile of ashes in a pouch while seeking out the priestess Ben'Joon ("Benny") to resurrect him. In the years that followed, the comic has developed its own unique world. It remains comedic but has lost its more cartoonish elements.
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' had a much cruder art style, and largely revolved around jokes about Kirby eating random things rather than the deeper plot lines and characterization in later issues. The comic also initially included quite a few {{Take That}}s (such as one directed at Creator/ElectronicArts), in contrast to the later strips mostly avoiding potentially controversial topics for the sake of concentrating on the comic's signature cute, universally humorous gags.
* ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'''s early installments are virtually unrecognisable. Strips tended to rely on non-sequitur humour. Mr Bear wasn't the elderly sophisticate he would be established as later on. Philippe was described as "retarded" rather than simply being 5 years old. Characters like Pat and Lie Bot were far more prominent, the former being more of a beatnik. Ray and Roast Beef were minor characters, the former established as being quite poor. The fact that Philippe, Teador, Lyle and Mr Bear were stuffed animals was a major recurring element. Basically, pretty much everything apart from the characters' names was retconned out.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Educomix}}'', the characters all speak strangely, but only slightly, and some more recent strips only have dialogue that would make sense in real life. However, the first few strips contained some of the strangest dialogue, e.g.:
-->'''Dave:''' I would like to apply for a job descriptions of the fire engine, ma'am.
** Also, the first four strips used a different font to the one which became standard in strips 5-200.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' used to be a collection of pin-up images consisting of Ally dominating Lisa and Anne. Many of these featured descriptions of Ally enslaving them and subjecting them to unsafe punishments, as might be expected of a pure fantasy scenario. Since deciding to write ''Sunstone'' as a serious story aiming at debunking popular misconceptions of BDSM the author removed most of the problematic strips...
** ...for them to later reappear [[DaydreamSurprise as fantasy sequences of main characters. ]]
* [[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]] is a unique example. It is entirely coded and developed in Flash and it is painfully obvious that the creator's ambition out-reaches their abilities in the first 60 or so pages, particularly with the jerky "fighting" animations. [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1694220/page-22-a-flurry-of-futile-fists/ Compare this offering]] to [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ this recent animation]].
* At the start of ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'', the PettingZooPeople main cast was treated as something unusual in a human world. The author soon dropped the "something unusual" angle as not really being where he wanted to take the webcomic, and since then has gravitated over time towards making more of the characters anthropomorphic animals.
* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' is pretty good at keeping up with its own continuity, and holds well together if read from the beginning. However, the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erfcast.html original cast page]] at giantitp.com, before it moved to its own website, was posted before the first page of the actual comic, and there are some minor deviations from later continuity. In particular, "Dirtamancer" is spelled "Dirtomancer", and the cast page refers to the Plaid and Croatan "tribes", not mentioned in the comic itself, instead of aligning the characters with "sides", which are typically named after their capital cities. (In fact, the prequel book reveals that Wanda was popped in the Goodminton side, making no mention of the Croatan tribe.
** And in the actual comic, the first uncroaked units to appear are three skeletons. After that, all uncroaked units are portrayed as decaying zombies.
* ''WebComic/TwoKinds'' used to have a SuperMode for keidrans, where they switched from PettingZooPeople to outright [[BeastMan Beast-men]]. It hasn't shown up in years. It also used to have devices called "towers", which looked like high-tech knockoffs of Barad-Ur, until they showed up in the Bastin Isles arc, where they look like ordinary wall turrets.
* Early ''WebComic/PvP'' is almost unrecognizable. The art style is different, the comedy style is different, and half the cast is different.
** Also, it used to alternate between two series. The A-strips evolved into the current comic; the B-strips were set in a D&D-style universe and disappeared after a while.
* The very first strips of ''WebComic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' are the only ones featuring a character from outside the Metal Gear Solid universe, specifically ''X-Men'''s Cyclops. The author says that it's probably because it was 2003 and the X-Men film had just been released.
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15th Oct '15 1:34:41 PM Korodzik
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** The beginning of the first Act has a moment where [[AudienceSurrogate the player]] directly interacts with the game world and moves an object on John's behalf. This never happens again in the comic and for the most part if a character wants to do something they just do it themselves.

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** The beginning of the first Act has [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=001906 a moment moment]] where [[AudienceSurrogate the player]] directly interacts with the game world and moves an object on John's behalf. This never happens again in the comic and for the most part if a character wants to do something they just do it themselves.
14th Aug '15 5:22:05 PM WoodyAlienCubed
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* The very first strips of ''WebComic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' are the only ones featuring a character from outside the Metal Gear Solid universe, specifically ''X-Men'''s Cyclops. The author says that it's probably because it was 2003 and the X-Men film had just been released.
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