Atop The Fourth Wall
is a Nostalgia Critic
style review series of bad comics with story arcs and humour. I feel Linkara is one of the strongest personalities on That Guy With The Glasses *
Even if you don't read comics really or have familiarity with the specific ones he's talking about, he'll go through it carefully and even explain some of the history and backstory you need to know. It never feels like knowledge is required and should be open to more than comic fans.
I can't really review the story arcs because I don't like that sort of thing and so skip them, but you can do that, his stuff is long enough that you don't lose out.
But despite all this, I've only watched 15 ish of his videos (from fairly scattered time periods, and all of some of his event series' though). I just can't make myself watch them and it very quickly becomes an anti-enjoyable experience for me.
The thing is, he's too negative. His thing is this is where bad
comics burn, so he doesn't come into them looking for a judgement, but to entertain the audience by ripping into them. He's got a strong fanbase so people must enjoy him, but he's so keen to seek out the bad things that he stretches too far doing so, it also creates quite a flat dynamic, constantly hearing bad things makes everything boring eventually because there's no change or pacing to it. EDIT: Linkara does point out good things in the main review, I'm not sure why it doesn't feel like it /EDIT By contrast, the Nostaliga Critic is also careful to point out the good things and not everything is mind boggling awful, it builds up to rages, slowly, with boring bits and headscratchers until the full out suckiness is released.
With Linkara it becomes easy to stop agreeing him and think 'hold on, but there are plenty of things that do that which aren't necessarily bad' . Instead of agreeing with him and having fun learning about the awfulness of something together
with someone, instead it becomes about how Linkara doesn't really know that much about suicide or depression and some of his points really aren't that valid.
At the end he does a summary where he puts the comic into context, sums up the good and the bad. This works, it's just a shame the rest isn't like that.