Like many people who read this comic, I got into Looking For Group because I thought it was a funny and well done parody of fantasy tropes. And it was, at least at first.
Ryan Sohmer has admitted to being a big fan of Robert Jordan's The Wheel Of Time
and it very much shows. As the weeks go by, the story becomes more and more decompressed, to the point where we have pointless filler splash pages at least once per chapter, and in the last we had two, although the second was a well done hint at things to come. Focussing on that chapter, number 16, it is clear that Sohmer wanted to wait until volume five (Four chapters = one volume) before the big arc he had just spent two books leading up to. The problem is most of that chapter was padding, which becomes even clearer when you notice there was a perfectly good filler arc (The 300 strong scouting party attacking the portal) established, and yet Sohmer ended it quickly so the protagonists could fall back and have a long, drawn-out meeting amongst the leaders.
This is where Sohmer fails: He thinks he's Jordan, who can make these sorts of discussions somewhat interesting and use them to pad out the book. Unfortunately, one of the biggest complaints about Wheel of Time was the excessive padding, and Sohmer has none of the dramatic talent to pull it off. The humour is okay sometimes, but whereas it meshed well in the beginning of the series, in later volumes it has become pointless and jarring.
Hopefully Sohmer will realise that he needs to work at his own strengths rather than the strengths of other writers and get this series back on track.