Life And Death is a webcomic by Jonathan Oliver about the personifications of Life (Bobby) & Death (Steve). The comic can be found herehereDespite the mechanics of this wiki, has nothing to do with the Pantheon.The link at the top will now directly you to the comic's smackjeeves page the new Drunkduck site.
Big Brother Instinct: He has a fair tolerance for people badmouthing him (with exception to "dress" cracks and related crimes), but one sincerely ill word of his sister and he will be at your fraggin' throat, as seen here. Yikes.
Box-and-Stick Trap: The Boss guesses that Chaos was able to find Steve in the vast Sands of Time using a six pack of beer and a crate (actually it was twenty six-packs laced with enough drugs to put an elephant to sleep).
Characterization Marches On: In comic #313, Steve takes a very blase attitude toward magic. Fast forward a few hundred comics, and you get Steve's fleshed-out backstory, and some very compelling reasons for why he doesn't like using magic.
The type of magic he's doing in this strip is way less dangerous than the type of magic that he's scared of. As of comic #1092, he's summoning a black hole on the moon, and he's justifiably scared...
Comedic Sociopathy: Steve takes his job as Death very seriously and a lot of the people he takes die in some pretty weird ways. However, he doesn't usually go out of his way to be a jerk unless his target is stupid, undead, or the Phoenix bird.
Cool Mask: Bobby's mask. Arguably Steve's hood as well.
Day In The Life: Alot of strips focus on Sally, who's filling in as Death while Steve is away, going about the normal routine of being a reaper. Both Steve and Sally take a very...active role in making sure the person that's supposed to die does so.
Hurricane of Puns / Incredibly Lame Pun: Bobby and Steve have an ongoing contest based on this, to the point where it's become infectious; Lucy, the personification of Time, has taken to riding a magic carpet (Time Flies).
There are also stand-alone one-panel comics devoted entirely to these. Highlights include:
No Mouth: When obscured, even by just shadows, Steve's mouth, not to mention the rest of his face, literally ceases to exist. However, the spell that facilitates this does so by way of "make it so nobody but me can touch my face" so he can still speak, eat, etc.
Noodle Incident: Apparently, Chaos isn't very trustworthy in the Boss' eyes, due to "that time in Thailand."
Out of Focus: Bobby. For a comic called Lifeand Death, the Personification of Life is hardly in it.
Running Gag: Several. The "wizard hat" and the pink elephants are used fairly frequently (usually together), Steve's inability to catch the phoenix, and Chaos' obsession with the platypus, or the fact that his shirt changes in every panel.