The B-Movie Comic is based on a long, proud history of So Bad, It's Good movies. It mostly follows the exploits of a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits who have thus far been engaged in fighting mummies, zombies and Commies. This does change a little bit when a lot of the main characters disappear /die for a large chunk near the end of the second arc, only to be replaced by another set of mistfits, who promptly disappear when the originals came back from the dead.
On September 21st-28th, 2017, the comic switched engines to Word Press, transferring only the pages from chapter 6 (The Secret of the White Lotus) onwards. The old archives are now inaccessible and all links are dead, making it a fine example of how NOT to move a webcomic.
The B-Movie Comic provides examples of:
- The Chew Toy (Lee, who plays Snuka)
- DVD Commentary
- No Budget (the director is aplty-named Nolan Nobucks)
- Obvious Stunt Double: The central joke is that it's recreating B Movies in all their cheesy, low-budget glory. Part of this is the variety of behind-the-scenes bonus comics, explaining how they accomplished the numerous stunts and special effects. Turns out that Snuka's underpaid Chew Toy actor Lee does his own stunts, and everyone else's stunts, regardless of how little he looks like them.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Professor Dr.Rant: But cybernetics/paleontology is also the ideal combination for Professor Dr. of course, who just happens to be an expert in both of these fields! Mostly because he always happens to be an expert in whatever field is relevant to the plot, or because a scriptwriter isnt even aware that there are different fields in science.
- The Rant: One of the major interests of the comic. Without it, many of the visual jokes in the page would be lost.
- Special Effects Failure: In-Universe.
- Stock Footage: Whenever the director thinks he can get away with it.
- The "Professor Dr. discovers a dead body" scene has become such too (though the third time it's another character played by the same actor).
- Stylistic Suck: lots of it.
Tropes in the first movie "Revenge of Rutentuten":
- The Coroner Doth Protest Too Much: The Pharaoh and his queen's deaths.
- Insulted Awake
- Shoot the Money: Snuka's best scene vs. the mummy strangling a redshirt.
Tropes in the second movie, "Attack of the [Description withheld in order not to spoil the surprise]Angels.":
Note: The actual title is revealed at the end (SPOILER!) to be Attack of the invisible zombies from outer space.
- Alien Invasion
- An Aesop
- Anvilicious: In-Universe here.
- Arc Fatigue: The second movie's storyline lasted a good four years for nearly 500 pages. Which is considerably longer than the first chapter was (about 100 pages).
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
- Batman Parody: For one early arc, Prof. Dr. and Snuka parody Batman.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Snuka.
- From a Certain Point of View
- Invisible Streaker: In order for Snuka to be invisible.
- Lonely Funeral
- Masked Luchador: El Lightning Blue.
- Shoot the Messenger
- Stripperific: Snuka spends most of the story arc wearing what amounts to a workout bra and jeans that are so baggy they might as well just be leg warmers.
- Villain Decay: In-Universe.
- Wondrous Ladies Room
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The informer at the end's Sequel Hook.
- Zombie Apocalypse
Tropes in the third movie "20,000 leeks below the surface of the ocean":
- Atlantis: In the form of a Domed Hometown Underwater City.
- Blah Blah Blah: Captain Emo's rank as heard by Sephy.
- Daydream Surprise: Ludicrous speed here.
- Intellectually Supported Tyranny
- Not as You Know Them: In this chapter, many of the characters like Mopey and Buff look noticeably completely different. This can usually be expected from a B-movie sequel.
- The Remnant: On the island of Toblerone.
- Sea Monster
- Smoking Hot Sex: Mopey's flashback.
- Welcome to Corneria: There are many guards in the castle... and no castle.
Tropes in the fourth movie "Earth vs. Uranus"
- Alien Invasion
- As You Know
- Dirty Communists
- Dumb Blonde: Biff's current girlfriend, Bustimena Cuntessa Putasestupida, aka Busty, is on the same intellectual level as him.
- FakeReal Turn: The good guys set up a fake poll to get information from the henchmen, and when Prof. Dr. notices they have almost enough data to make it a real poll (and get credit for the university), he decides it would be a waste to stop now.
- Gag Boobs: Busty's chest is her most important feature (and gets more screentime — and lines — than her head).
- Middle-Management Mook: Dr. Ray Infinity Kobras.
- The Other Darrin: Prof. Dr. (well not exactly: it's still the same actor, but they're no longer bothering with the heavy makeup, so the effect is the same).
- Recycled Set: The Silhouette Mountain set.
- Red Herring
- Sequel Escalation: This movie has a mountain 81 times as tall as Silhouette Mountain.
- This Is No Time to Panic: This page and the next one, when Prof. Dr. states whose disappearance is or isn't cause for panic.
Tropes in the fifth movie, "The Verraderlijk Plot of Dr. Dutchman Fu"
- Bad Habits: Mopey disguises as a nun in 1503.
- Brick Joke: Biff Saving the real Pr. Chronometricos in the epilogue, whom he had neglected much earlier.
- Demon Head: Used by Prof. Dr. to get an answer from Mopey.
- Groin Attack: Dutchman Fu's favorite torture device.
- Meaningful Name: Professor Time-on Zeitgeist Chronometricos
- Percussive Maintenance: Used here to disable the self-destruct mechanism.
- Pocket Protector: Churchill's Golden cigar box
- Recycled Set: The Silhouette Mountain set.
- Self-Destruct Mechanism: One for the entire continent of Africa
- Skeleton Key Card: Snuka vs. vault door
- Time Travel: The basis of the plot.
- Traveling at the Speed of Plot: As Prof. Dr. explains.
Tropes in the sixth movie, "The Secret of the White Lotus"
This one is about 235 pages long.
- Artistic License Ships: A small boat becomes a WWI battleship
- Nested Story: Professor Dr. recalling his first contact with Admiral Watanabe, who recalls his arrival on the island, where he recalled his childhood....
- Ninja: Both the enemies and Professor Ninjaiakis.
- Not Quite Dead: The first scene after the opening credits reveals Dr. Dutchman Fu survived.
- Self Destruct Mechanism: One for Aravanadi Island this time, which deflates it.