These four things make the world go round."Move in day at Bosley Hall. Pandemonium reigns." -A caption from the first comicKhatru
began in April 2008. It is set in an American college administration building that has been converted into student housing. The 16 residents of Bosley Hall House 4 have the dubious honor of living in the building's basement. A lot of strange people live in House 4, or "The Hidden House" as they call it, and this comic is the chronicle of their stories.
The creator posts new comics once a week. Most of the time.
It can be seen at its original hosting here
or at the new creator-designed site here
This webcomic has a list of characters.
It has nothing to do with the Yes
song Siberian Khatru besides the name, which sounded like a good Webcomic Nonsense Title.
Khatru also features occasional B-Side Comics
and Filler Strips
. These take the form of random Dada Comics
(Real and True Adventures of Driving Through Wisconsin One Time) and Cut and Paste Comic
(the upcoming Gordon Knot strips).
This comic provides examples of:
- Abandoned Info Page - On the comic's original hosting only.
- Alien Abduction - Ranger believes he was abducted when he was younger. The drive for the truth is what motivates him to this day.
- All Love Is Unrequited - Evidently, Lindsey has a thing for Ross.
- All There in the Manual - Character background information is hidden on the Cast Page of the new site the creator is building.
- Art Evolution - It's getting better. More or less.
- Art Shift - Occasionally used to do visual gags, like stained glass shots.
- Author Guest Spot - On the strip's One Year Anniversary special.
- B-Side Comics - One comic (Khatru Gaiden) and a series of text pages.
- Child Prodigy - Kira was one of these when she was younger. She stabilized into her current status as Omnidisciplinary Scientist.
- Determinator - McKaela in high school, while attempting to become a member of a Nebulous Evil Organization. Unfortunately it ends up with her almost becoming a Stripperiffic Virgin Sacrifice for them, until she mysteriously obtains magic powers, and decapitates them all.
- Disproportionate Retribution - After being slighted, Gwendolyn vows to ruin Ross and Ranger.
- The Fettered - Kira was ok with pure research. When she discovered her think tank was involved with sinister Cloak & Dagger activities, she wanted to blow the whistle. Unfortunately a certain signature granted the them Protection from Editors.
- Filler Strips - The creator doesn't do these as often anymore.
- Five-Man Band
- Life Embellished
- Loads and Loads of Characters - Four main characters, twelve (and counting) minor ones.
- Muggles - Half the cast.
- Ordinary High-School Student - Half the cast, except that they're in college.
- Real Place Background - Minneapolis, MN apparently
- Schedule Slip - Something about the summertime makes it worse than usual. And it's usually pretty irregular.
- Shout-Out -
- Snarky Non-Human Sidekick - Averted, with the Magical Chicken.
- Social Services Does Not Exist - Averted with Flynn's unpleasant childhood in the foster system.
- Story Arc - Most are divided in half but each leads into the next.
- 1. Intro - Some characters are introduced, but mostly this was a pitch to the webcomic hosting site.
- 2. House Meeting/Spooky Room - As college students, the characters have to sit through an abominable meetings where everybody has to introduce themselves. Ranger wanders off and runs into some trouble in the Spooky Room.
- 3. For Science!/FrankenRanger - Kira talks Ranger into testing a new gizmo, and things go a little bit wrong.
- 4. Gwendolyn Rising - House 4's resident  moves to consolidate her power.
- 5. Come Clean - Flashbacks tell the story of the Main Four's early lives.
- 6. Laundry Quest - The B-Team fights Gwendolyn for control of a valuable House 4 resource.
- There Are No Adults - In the cast, at least.
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness - McKaela dealt with one of these in her high school days, which resulted in her obtaining magic powers.
- Wacky College
- Webcomic Time, Schedule Slip: The Headless Ranger storyline, for example, took from January 9 through December 7, 2009 (real time) to finish producing.
- World of Weirdness - So, magic is real, as is super-science, a guy can't die, and another guy controls fire. Not to mention the mysteriously blocked off room at the end of the hall, and the pirate ghosts.
- Youngsters - We've seen the four main character's early lives: