Monstar is a Web Comic by Jacen Carpenter. Set in Longreach, Australia, it chronicles the adventures of Monstar, a large, grey, horned, green-eyed monster. (Although it rarely comes up, Monstar is in fact the personification of jealously, literally the "green-eyed monster".) With his rabbit pal Bunnee, Monstar spends most of his time dealing with mundane situations (like what to do while waiting for your video game to recharge), occasionally taking a break to save the world or some such.
Visually, the comic's style features cartoon characters drawn on top of photographic backgrounds. In terms of writing style, Carpenter loves to lampshade various comic book tropes.
This comic provides examples of:
- Born Unlucky: Jinx is a superhero with this trope as a power.
- Character Title: Monstar is the name of the protagonist.
- Foreshadowing: To his own surprise, Monstar is able to perfectly quote a line of William Shakespeare in the fourth chapter: "Death and Dumb". This is because Shakespeare is Monstar's creator.
- Guest Strip: A rare canon example shows up when guest characters come to help Bunnee defeat Monstar's Superpowered Evil Side in the penultimate twenty fifth chapter: "Some Ways to Die".
- Hyperspace Arsenal: Bunnee literally pulls weapons (up to and including anti-aircraft guns) out of his ass.
- I Call It "Vera": Wonder-Bra Woman named her sword "Fred".
- I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Wonder-Bra Woman has this trope as a power.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: Bunnee will hit on anything with breasts.
- Our Zombies Are Different: Bunnee manages to revive Monsoon as an example of the flesh eating variety of this trope.
- Resurrective Immortality: This is the shtick of the hero known as Jinx.
- Take That!: The comic deals one to One More Day at the end of the ninth chapter: "Christmas Countdown Crisis".
- The Symbiote: Death's suit is made of souls that cannot go to heaven or hell and gives its wearer the powers and visage of Venom.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Xerox can scan objects with his eyes and make an exact copy with his shapeshifting hands.
- Wingding Eyes: One of a character's eyes will turn into a star when if the character is excited or an exclamation mark if the character is surprised.
- World of Buxom: Easy to see during the seventeenth chapter: "Who Washes the Water Tower?" where a good portion of the female cast is introduced.
- World of Pun: There's at least one per strip on average.
- Your Head A-Splode: Xerox kills a villain known as the Ram-Raider by sticking his hand into his mouth and shapeshifting it into a clockpost.