The Paul Reveres is a weird historical war comic set during the American Revolution, where all the historic battles are fought in a Battle of the Bands format, with the American militia represented by one band, The Paul Reveres, while the British are represented by The Union Jack-offs. Occasionally features other re-imaginings, such The Green Mountain Boys as a Boy Band, with Ethan Allen as their manager. Yes, really.
Written and illustrated by Tina Pratt. Updates every Monday.
You can read it here on the official website.
This webcomic provides examples of:
- '80s Hair: A number of characters can be described as having very 80's hair.
- A Flock of Seagulls: How Allen describes Paul's "cool" hair.
- Alternate History: It's the American Revolution, but with punk rock, electric guitars... and David Bowie references?
- Anachronism Stew: In spades. Electric guitars, blue mohawks, King George is a David Bowie fanboy, potshots at Anti-Flag...
- Ascended Extra: Creepy ass Johnny Tremain becomes a cast regular as the comic progresses.
- Book Ends: From this moment to this moment, closing out our time with Thomas and Margaret Gage.
- Boy Band: Ethan Allen, and his legendary Green Mountain Boys. Some historians might call it disrespectful, others want it thaaaaat way.
- Break the Cutie: Edward's time with Cilla has a severely dark impact on the once bubbly and bright Cilla, introducing her to opium.
- Censor Box: G-Dub drops a censored f-bomb in his intro rap.
- Dressing as the Enemy: Paul is recruited as one of Washington's spies, and disguises himself as a British troop in order to infiltrate occupied Boston, and try to flip Allen.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: It's the 18th Century. Men wore some tight-ass pants. Lampshaded here.
- Good-Looking Privates: Cilla doesn't mind the British uniform. What? A girl has needs!
- Gorgeous Period Dress: Wouldn't be a comic about the American Revolution without fantastically dressed characters in period-correct fashion.
- Has a Type: Allen likes them short boys.
- Historical Domain Character: Paul Revere, Warren (Joseph Warren), Sam Adams, Ben Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Gage, Margaret Kemble Gage, King George III, Mercy Scollay, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, Betsy Loring, William Howe, John Burgoyne, Henry Clinton, Ethan Allen, John Parker, John Dickinson, Sally Edwards
- Historical Hero Upgrade: G-Dubzzzzz, y'all!
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Edward wears the blue jacket, Henry wears the red jacket.
- Ignore the Fanservice: Thomas Gage is having none of it from his wife, Margaret, while he plans his next move to suppress the rebellion.
- I Kiss Your Hand: Such proper gentlemen throughout the comic. M'lady.
- Interrupted Intimacy: GEEZ, PAUL. WALK RIGHT IN, WHY DON'T YA?
- Kick the Dog: Quite literally.
- Kiss of Distraction: Allen uses this on Benedict to help Johnny escape.
- Knight Templar: Allen Williams fully believes himself to be on the right side of history by joining the British Army.
- Secret Handshake: Performed by Warren and Samuel Adams. Because of course the two biggest alcoholics in the comic have a secret handshake.
- Slut-Shaming: Paul does this to Warren, and finds himself getting socked in the face, AND virgin shamed in retaliation. Allen doesn't exactly hold back when it comes to Betsy Loring.
- Talking in Your Sleep: Allen, dreaming about Paul. Benedict looking over like "EXCUSE ME?"
- Terrible Artist: Johnny likes to draw fanart of Paul. It's not particularly inspiring.
- The Glomp: How we are introduced to Cilla, glomping Johnny. POUNCED!
- Trickster Twins: When are Edward and Henry NOT getting in trouble?
- Unsound Effect: GIRL TRIP! MONIES! Among other examples riddled throughout the comic that are just as hilarious.
- Visual Innuendo: The Green Mountain Boys really gotta be like this.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Both Edward and Henry are this. Edward even takes his jacket off when he plays drums.
- Web Comic Time: This series has been online for over a decade. We've only gone from 1775 to 1776.
- We Used to Be Friends: Bad blood between Sammy Adams (Son of Samuel Adams) and Allen, who were not only friends, but bandmates.