Yes, it is as bad as everyone says.
Rather than focus on the comic as a whole, let us start with some of its aspects:
Art: I will be frank. Tim Buckley is a horrible artist. While Buckley has learned not to draw B^U faces, he now draws characters with oversized heads, nonexistent top teeth, and over-the-top gesticulations and expressions that would make William Shatner cringe. It does not help that Buckley is known to use Google Image Search for inspiration. And by inspiration, I mean he plagiarizes, only admitting it if he is caught.
Characters: All one-sided and unlikable. Ethan is your classic WACKY VIJEO GAMEZ guy who deserves punishment he never receives, Lucas is a douchebag Deadpan Snarker
who got angry when his girlfriend cheated on him after he said they should take some time to experiment
, Lilah is a Shallow Love Interest
whose sole purpose is to orbit Ethan's dick, and Zeke is Stewie Griffin
as a robot. It's sad when even minor characters (Rob the Counterstrike
player, Scott the Linux user, etc.) are better-written than our "heroes".
Jokes: Can be split up into separate sections. We have year-old jokes that Buckley believes are cutting age, your classic misogynist/racist/violent/dick jokes, jokes that briefly talk about Game X only to go on a tangent (seriously, you can take half of Buckley's comics, replace one game name with another, and nobody could tell the difference), jokes that are over-explained before even getting to the punchline... The list goes on. All of them are mediocre at best. There are some occasional storylines, but they're so idiotic and long-winded that you will literally beg them to end.
I am not going to cut corners with all the "It has a lot of flaws, but it's pretty good otherwise" shit. This comic, written by an egotistical douchebag with no talent, is only legitimately good and enjoyable if you are incredibly drunk, too withdrawn to read any better webcomics, Tim Buckley himself, or all of the above. It makes me sick to see that the comic's page
was whitewashed and locked just to avoid the butthurt of Buckley's "fans".
There are hundreds of webcomics floating on the internet that are better written and drawn then Ctrl Alt Del
. You literally have no excuse to read this.