Starts off epic, then pole vaults over the shark
A group of people go off to do something. I read the comic through twice- and still I have yet to figure out exactly what that thing is- but I'm sure its very important.
For countless millennia, one rule has stood firm in the minds of reviewers everywhere. One rule that should never be broken.
Drama/Action comic switching to comedy = ok
Comedy comic switching to Drama/Action = Never, ever even remotely ok
This is the rule the Looking For Group
breaks. The series starts off with a witless elf and unimaginably evil warlock joining forces, and then goes through an epic ducks in a row
sequence for quite awhile. This is all well and good until the author is seduced by the allure of action and drama, and it all goes down from there
. On top of this, our poor author seems be unwilling to work with a comedy cast. So- Instead of ending the comic and starting a new one like any sane person would do- he turns ditzy comic relief into Martin Sue
and starts taking public speaking classes from Brave Heart
. Later, he tries to do the same to Richard but fails due to protests from the fanbase- leaving the cast in the awkward position where one member still thinks he's in a comedy while the rest know its Serious Business
Usually, I rate the series on its genre here. So when a series changes halfway through- I'm left with an interesting decision: To rate it harshly by its most recent trait- or rate it kinder on its older trait. I have- in this regard- decided to be even meaner. I will rate it on its recent humor- which consists of one liners. Haha.
Not much to complain about here. The art is great.
Its hard for a webcomic to last as long as Looking For Group
. Between time constraints and lack of profit, an author has to be very
dedicated to even last 100 comics. So I can't blame LFG for decaying. All series come to an end, and I suspect that poor Looking For Group
is nearing that day. So I guess what I'm trying to say is- let the poor series rest.
23rd May 09
26th May 09
(edited by: Earnest)
26th May 09
(edited by: Lemur)
28th May 09
I agree with this review completely. I stopped reading a while back due to the Cerebus Syndrome that the strip turned into.
13th Aug 09
14th Sep 09
10th Dec 09
250 strips? You must have the patience of a monk.
12th Dec 09
Wow. I didn't know LFG is supposed to be that bad. Personally I liked it when Cerebus Syndrome stroke, as I didn't find it particularly funny even before that. But I think that the plot is rather good, especially that War of North part, even if this Kethenekia part seems to take forever.
4th Jan 10
4th Feb 10
28th Apr 10
2nd Nov 10
Order of the Stick does it well, but the problem with LFG's humour is that too much (dare I say almost all?) of it relies completely and utterly on Richard being a wacky spotlight stealer. This leads to dramatic scenes derailing to a stop into a joke with Richard on a splash page far too often than is healthy for pacing.
5th Oct 11
6th Oct 11
I liked it in the beginning, but now? Now I just realized that the king is dead, because of the serial nature of the strip, and it becoming more forgetful as time goes on.
7th Oct 11
7th Oct 11
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