So Bad Its Good / Web Comics

Some webcomics are good. A lot of them are bad. And some come to a strange line between quality and enjoyability.
  • Concession appears to a perfect example of this trope. Granted Immy's improved his art considerably (it's still nothing to write home about) but with gratuitous furry sex, over-the-top battles of the mind and a wangsting Marty Stu wolf with evil psychic powers as the protagonist it's just hard to deny. All while still under the face of being a gag a day comic no less. Despite the sympathetic backstory, Joel is clearly the bad guy. The whole point of the character is that you are supposed to feel conflicted about rooting for him, because he is an evil controlling bastard.
    • Then there are instances where the plot (still maintaining the gag a day format) delves into pedastery and brain cancer. See the scene where the rat blames his child molestation on his brain cancer — something that was lampshaded and made fun of later on with the real reason being revealed. And dear God the strawmen, every Christian character is a veritable bag full o' them.
    • Concession defines the term Narm Charm.
  • Crash Bandicoot Retold. Crash Bandicoot meets Dragon Ball Z with the goofy cartoon Bandicoot turned into serious Goku-expy and bunch of Original Characters added in. Not to mention some people actually like the comic unironically and it has spawned three sequels. Warning: NSFW
  • Dolan comics are relished for their extremely poor grammar and spelling (the name alone is a corruption of "Donald" [Duck]) and bizarre use of rape, scatological humor, racism, and extreme violence.
  • Dysfunctional Family Circus: The Red Zone captions (those that were exiled for being exceptionally terrible) often fell into this, as can be glimpsed here. They have poor spelling and grammar, unnecessary reliance on Vulgar Humor (which is saying something, since the good captions already used them heavily), and most of all had almost nothing to do with the comic in question. For example, the linked comic shows Thelma (the mother) washing dishes, with Dolly speaking to her and Jeffy standing close by. Some captions?
    dad now has herpes
    im standing on you clitoris
    jeffy shat in the sink
    we got some coupons for some jizz. can we redeem them in the sink
    whu let the dick in the fuzzy hair in the house mommie? can I show him the way to San Jose?
  • In-universe for Faux Pas, on Myrtle's story: this is so dreadful it's almost great.
  • Freefall: In-Universe, believed by Sam Starfall to be intentionally invoked by makers of the Kaiju movies he loves, to the point that the painfully obvious People in Rubber Suits are digitally rendered so well that it looks like a rubber suited person instead of CGI.
  • The Gentle Likpas, available here (NSFW, though less so than might be reasonably expected) describes, in severely broken English, the idyllic life and times of the 'likpas', cheerful little penis-Smurfs who were once men 'to whom the natural selection suppressed all their useless organs', and of their female companions, the 'gentle boobettes'. Watch as the likpas and boobettes ride around in sex-powered locomotives, indulge in vaguely suggestive music sessions, and strive to overthrow the soulless capitalist 'phallocracy' and bring about a Communist utopia. It's exactly as gloriously insane as it sounds.
  • Hamstard, a deliberately awful strip "drawn" by the main character of Erfworld.
  • Some people who read Harkovast bemoan it for stiff action, walls of text and poor art but it still seems to make them cackle with delight.
  • The strips on How Not to Run a Comic are all made intentionally badly. Some of them are just exercises in laziness and Lampshade Hanging, but this is so retarded that it's hilarious.
  • The Jack BS arc Frigid McThunderbones would certainly fall into this category. David Hopkins has quite clearly set out to use this trope in the entire arc. Not only does he parody a wide variety of awful material, but he does it in such a way it's actually funny at times (which is somewhat surprising, considering that Jack is normally a serious story comic).
  • For some Kit n Kay Boodle is this. Some comic reviewers firmly claim it's in Horrible territory but quite a few Furries enjoy it so it clearly appeals to its own niche.
    • Some people find the combination of cutesy-poo artwork and dialogue with graphic sex scenes to be so downright bizarre it's actually kind of funny.
  • Laws 4 Kidz comics are so blatantly anvilicious and poorly drawn that they are really asking to be mocked, thanks to Memetic Mutation.
  • Mass Effect 3: Generations, an alternate ending for the series that breaks most of the established lore, characterization, and continuity just so that Shepard and the gang can have cross-species offspring.
  • Powerup Comics is a deliberate attempt to straddle this and So Bad It's Horrible. The main characters are blatant Marty Stus who only have two poses (endlessly copied and pasted). The punchlines often rely on blatant discrimination and intentional backdrafting. But once you accept that the comic is irredeemably awful, the numerous art errors and non-punchlines like "Okay Shadow I know how you love to game!" suddenly become hilarious. Whether you love it or hate it largely depends on whether you're in on the joke.
  • Any webcomic made by Brian Clevinger's friend Ryan Sosa. But especially the now-defunct "Real Life Adventures of Brian and Sosa."
    • The first strip, transcribed from memory: Brian: Oh noes! it's the red phone! Sosa: That means there must be trouble downtown! Brian: To the space helicopter! SFX: Thumpa Thumpa Thumpa! Sosa: It's Rob Liefeld! He's destroying perspective! Rob Liefeld: Roar! Sosa: Oh god! I can see you're front and back at the same time! Brian: are you moving towards me or away from me? Sosa: I have no idea! Brian: I'll stop him with insults! Hey Rob! nobody likes you! Rob Liefeld: People don't like yogurt either. I'm like yogurt. Brian: Oh god! His logic hurts me! Sosa: I'll stop him with violence! SFX: pow! Rob Liefeld: Arrgh! Naration: Chris Claremont swears revenge! Chris Claremont: I hates them!
      • And that is arguably the strip that makes the MOST sense.
  • Shadow's Quest Adventure is a webcomic by user Shadowfan0X90 (Or one of his many, many alternate accounts, due to being repeatedly banned) It has quite a large amount of people who hate it, and yet can't quite stop reading it due to it being so unquestionably awful. Bad grammar, poor presentation and loads of plot holes (A good few of them being characters dying and coming back to life for no reason) just make it all the more entertaining.
  • SHERLOK HOMS, a troll comic in which "Sherlok Homs", Ben, and Wallace Wells must catch "Soicide Mouse", "Soicide Sonic", and other villains.
  • In-universe for Sinfest: God's justification for the world.
  • The webcomic Sonichu was supposed to star an (uncreative) hybrid between Sonic the Hedgehog and Pikachu, but it ends up being more about this comic's author and his escapades in finding a girlfriend and defeating his enemies. While lots can be said about its quality (in fact, it's usually considered just plain bad, but on a larger scale), it's impact on web culture can't be denied. Indeed, the main draw of the work is just how inept the comic's author is at... Well, virtually everything. He's immature, arrogant, and has no idea what Autism is other than it's a disorder and he has it, he's incredibly homophobic, unintentionally racist, and most of his ideas are blatantly taken from other works. In the end though, this is probably more of an example of the author of a work being so bad it's good, than the actual work.
  • Starfighter has interesting, beautiful art. However, it also has such unspeakably stereotypical yaoi in it that a parody of it would be the exact same thing. Bonus points for naming the protagonists Cain and Abel, and for portraying the relationship between them as that of a sexual predator and his prey, and yet the 'prey' ends up succumbing to him in the end.
  • Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff is a joke comic created by Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures, where every strip is intentionally aliased, badly spelled, horribly drawn, filled with .jpeg artifacts, and covered in Comic Sans. The hilarity of the comic comes from its parody of amateur webcomic writers.
    • But then that only begins to scratch the surface. Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff is ostensibly created by Dave Strider, a character in Hussie's actual webcomic, Homestuck. Dave is a 13-year old boy who delights in being cool through use of Irony, that is, enjoying things because they are uncool and thus because it is cool to like them. Dave makes the webcomic, deriving enjoyment from the fact that his fans think that he is sincere in creating these terrible webcomics. In effect, the entire thing becomes a satire of Powerup Comics.
    • What's crazier is that you can't even make it that bad in MS Paint. He has to use Photoshop and several work arounds to get it terrible enough.
  • Tails Gets Trolled, a hilariously bad tale of Sonic and pals, how they deal with trolls, and how Everyone Is Gay. Except Sonic, clearly. MSTed version here.
  • The Ebola Files. Put it this way, if your comic is getting a 10/10 on the bad webcomics wiki because of how much it fits this trope you know you that Concession (which the same wiki considered to be So Bad, It's Horrible) has some serious competition. The comic tried to be an action/comedy hybrid and succeeded hilariously at it. It is filled to the brim with drawings so Animesque that secret bases look like Japanese classrooms, the plot has Artistic License so ridiculous it has to be seen to be believed and is just so random that everything feels so utterly stupid (such as the main character, who happens to be the creator of ebola, asking towards everyone to give them their ebola powers to create a gargantuan bomb). It is so loved that people keep demanding for a sequel.
  • It's never quite clear whether it's intentional or not, but between the occasional interruptions for captioned photographs of tech support calls, an utterly bizarre early gender reveal, an Unwanted Harem that puts Tenchi to shame, a political filler that's no more or less than a black(?!?) Nazi with W's where swastikas should be, and a Good Angel, Bad Angel lesbian sex scene, Too Much Information definitely fits.
    • The random interruptions were moved to another site. The Fanservice is still pretty cool, though.

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