History Webcomic / Westward

20th Apr '15 1:19:27 AM DFETRFYGTYTUH
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19th Apr '15 11:25:45 PM nombretomado
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Set in an AlternateHistory where the ColdWar never ended and humanity reached {{UsefulNotes/Mars}} by [[TheSeventies the 1970s]], ''Westward'' has a unique visual style, a wide cast of engaging characters, and a plot that takes its readers from dead alien worlds to mysterious spaceborne artefacts to a seemingly unremarkable Western town all without losing its impact, its sense of adventure, or its ability to keep everyone guessing and glued to the screen with every page.
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Set in an AlternateHistory where the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar never ended and humanity reached {{UsefulNotes/Mars}} by [[TheSeventies the 1970s]], ''Westward'' has a unique visual style, a wide cast of engaging characters, and a plot that takes its readers from dead alien worlds to mysterious spaceborne artefacts to a seemingly unremarkable Western town all without losing its impact, its sense of adventure, or its ability to keep everyone guessing and glued to the screen with every page.

* ColdWar: In ''Westward'''s timeline, it never ended. Initially it's just an interesting part of the background, but eventually the implications become quite important to the plot, and personally to some of the characters...
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* ColdWar: UsefulNotes/ColdWar: In ''Westward'''s timeline, it never ended. Initially it's just an interesting part of the background, but eventually the implications become quite important to the plot, and personally to some of the characters...
1st Feb '15 6:14:28 AM Homunclus
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* Spin-Off: Westward's 3rd episode moved the focus away from the ship and its crew back to earth, where we get to follow the story of a teenage girl cooping with the death of her mother and a useless father. Eventually her adventures were continued in [[http://westwardcomic.com/arizona-introduction/ Arizona]]
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* Spin-Off: SpinOff: Westward's 3rd episode moved the focus away from the ship and its crew back to earth, where we get to follow the story of a teenage girl cooping with the death of her mother and a useless father. Eventually her adventures were continued in [[http://westwardcomic.com/arizona-introduction/ Arizona]]
1st Feb '15 6:13:14 AM Homunclus
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* Spin-Off: Westward's 3rd episode moved the focus away from the ship and its crew back to earth, where we get to follow the story of a teenage girl cooping with the death of her mother and a useless father. Eventually her adventures were continued in [[http://westwardcomic.com/arizona-introduction/ Arizona]]
1st Feb '15 6:07:46 AM Homunclus
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* [[ClarkesThirdLaw Clarke's Third Law]]: [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?itemid=18 Evoked by Rex and Captain Carter]] early on in the strip.
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* [[ClarkesThirdLaw Clarke's Third Law]]: [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?itemid=18 com/strips/0013/ Evoked by Rex and Captain Carter]] early on in the strip.
1st Feb '15 6:06:01 AM Homunclus
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* ArtEvolution: The [[http://westwardcomic.com/strips/0009/ earlier pages]] have a simpler and rougher appearance than [[http://westwardcomic.com/strips/0549/ later ones]], though [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?itemid=6 many of them]] have a certain charm precisely because of that cleaner, simpler approach.
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* ArtEvolution: The [[http://westwardcomic.com/strips/0009/ earlier pages]] have a simpler and rougher appearance than [[http://westwardcomic.com/strips/0549/ later ones]], though [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?itemid=6 many of them]] have a certain charm precisely because of that cleaner, simpler approach.ones]].
1st Feb '15 6:03:26 AM Homunclus
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* ArtEvolution: The [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?itemid=10 earlier pages]] have a simpler and rougher appearance than [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?itemid=889 later ones]], though [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?itemid=6 many of them]] have a certain charm precisely because of that cleaner, simpler approach.
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* ArtEvolution: The [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?itemid=10 com/strips/0009/ earlier pages]] have a simpler and rougher appearance than [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?itemid=889 com/strips/0549/ later ones]], though [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?itemid=6 many of them]] have a certain charm precisely because of that cleaner, simpler approach.
1st Feb '15 5:55:07 AM Homunclus
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Read it [[http://westwardcomic.com/ here]], start from the beginning [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?itemid=3 here]], or view the entire first episode (caution -- may take a bit of time to load!) [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?special=episode01 here]].
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Read it [[http://westwardcomic.com/ here]], start from the beginning [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?itemid=3 com/strips/0001/ here]], or view the entire first episode (caution -- may take a bit of time to load!) [[http://westwardcomic.com/comic.php?special=episode01 com/archive/episode-one/ here]].
6th Jan '14 5:26:18 PM LongLiveHumour
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* MCEscher: [[FasterThanLightTravel Escherspace]] is a reference to his work, of course. ''Relativity'' specifically is used to illustrate the concept in a {{newsreel}}.
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* MCEscher: Creator/MCEscher: [[FasterThanLightTravel Escherspace]] is a reference to his work, of course. ''Relativity'' specifically is used to illustrate the concept in a {{newsreel}}.
26th Jul '12 12:09:49 PM girlyboy
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* NoWarpingZone: As noted under "FasterThanLightTravel," it is dangerous to use Escherspace within a star system, and generally anywhere near a sufficiently massive object, so months of travel using conventional rockets are required before an interstellar jump becomes possible.
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