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Webcomic / The Rock Cocks

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The Rock Cocks is an erotic, comedic webcomic centered around the rise and antics of Suria and Steg, members of the evocative punk band The Rock Cocks. On their opening night, they rock the house with their passionate music and sexual appeal, the audience stripping naked and giving in to their sexual urges. This gets the attention of Seth Sterling - founder and CEO of Sterling Music - who hopes to sign them up and make them into the next big band, all the while keeping them away from his biggest rival, Roxanne Richards.

The comic can be found by following links from their patreon. (We do not provide a direct link due to the occasional NSFW and general risqué nature of the strip.)

This webcomic provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Actually a Good Idea: When Melody finally steps up to take control of the music video, Seth quickly goes from ecstatic to disbelieving when she decides on moving the shoot location to Clover's office. Seth points out that the resort is surrounded by miles of natural beauty to shoot in, but Melody replies that an indoors location is far more appropriate to the dark, sexy atmosphere of The Rock Cocks. Seth is forced to concede that she has a point.
  • Alternate Continuity: On Slipshine, there is an alternate, one-shot version of the Rock Cocks, with a looser artistic style and alternate character designs.
  • Ambiguously Bi: In track 5, Elizabeth is sent to wake up a naked Steg and Suria in the grotto. When she finds the two on top of each other, she has a hard time deciding which she should look at; Steg's "morning wood" or Suria's "pretty".
  • All Women Are Lustful: Given the genre, it's not surprising that all the female characters are quite lecherous. (Elizabeth seems to be a subversion until she is seen masturbating to a photo of Seth.) However, the men are generally much the same, so technically the trope isnít present in its classic form.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Near the end of Track 14, it seems like Elizabeth is ready to tear into Suria for her (admittedly not unjustified) surly attitude towards Liz trying to make a good first impression with the RC crew...only for Elizabeth to have a complete and utter emotional breakdown, confessing that she's just as much in the dark about Seth's activities as the band is, as well as being painfully aware of her Incompatible Orientation with Seth. It's enough that Suria's attitude towards Elizabeth takes a near-180 and she gives the secretary a much-needed Cooldown Hug.
  • Bedmate Reveal: Averted. In Track 5, Elizabeth wakes up completely naked on the floor in Redd's room, having finally sobered up from a night of drinking. She asks if she and Redd had sex, Redd assures her that they didn't.
  • Berserk Button: Roxanne completely loses her composure (kicking out her massager with threats of arrest) when she finds out that Seth got to the Rock Cocks before her.
  • Butch Lesbian: Clover's tech wiz to Coral's Lipstick Lesbian.
  • Calling Me a Logarithm: On page #1004, Suria confides to Elizabeth that her dream was to have sex on stage in front of a live crowd. When Elizabeth muses that Suria "really is an exhibitionist," Suria replies she "doesn't want to do that in a museum."
  • Christian Rock: The band Three Wise Men (allegedly...)
  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • Redd was shot in the back causing her to be paraplegic.
    • Roxane and Seth are implied to have past troubles.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Seth is normally very tolerant of his client's antics, but he draws the line at the state of Melody's resort.
  • Evil, Inc.: You're bound to be the antagonist when you run a company called Maleficent Records.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Suria dyes her hair white when they decide to leave their apartment and give their band another shot. Roxanne also tames her Godiva Hair into a bun when she decides to fight Sterling for once and for all.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Following the tense meeting with Maleficent Records' Board of Directors in Track 15, Seth more or less knew the "scare the Board with their wallets" plan would fall through, but he came away from it with a much better idea of just how involved they are with Roxanne and the Rocket Rollers.
  • Fat and Skinny / Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Coral and Clover respectively.
  • Flash Forward: Track 5 skips ahead from Track 4 after they release their first album and make it big.
  • Flirtatious Smack on the Ass: Clover gives Coral a pinch when introducing her to Seth, Suria and Elizabeth.
  • Food Porn: Besides all the literal porn, there's a couple of scenes that feature some very good-looking food, such as the sashimi dish Coral serves on Page 405. Georgie can even be seen snapping a photo on the next page.
  • Happy Rain: When a storm rolls in just as Suria, Steg and Dakota decide to celebrate The Rock Cocks' song playing on the radio, Suria simply sheds her clothes and insists on keeping the party going. Page 312 is then devoted to a longer-than-usual sequence of Dakota getting over his self-doubt, stripping to his underwear and messing around with Steg and Suria in the rain.
  • I Choose to Stay: Clover and Coral went to Pleasant Valley to get married, and since Coral was a fan of Melody's songs, they decided to get married at her clothing-optional resort where they chose to stay as employees.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Elizabeth has a major crush on Seth despite him being gay with a boyfriend.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Has become a recurring gag throughout the series.
    • The first time was when Suria and Steg have a congratulatory quickie in their van after winning the contest, only for Seth and Elizabeth to open the van's doors and find Suria reverse cowgirling him.
    • The second time happens the next day, Suria and Steg finding Seth having sex with his boyfriend Georgie. Unlike Suria and Steg however, Seth and Georgie are undeterred by this, proceeding with their meeting completely naked from the waist down.
    • In their first night at Reddís estate, Seth catches Elizabeth masturbating with a dildo to a photo of him. Lucky for her, she was hiding behind her bed "praying".
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The club owner in Track 11 who prevents the Rock Cocks from entering is inflexible and unnecessarily confrontational, but he owns up to not doing his research on the kind of band the Rock Cocks are when he first booked them, admits plainly that if he had known in advance he wouldn't have given them the venue, and points out that he notified Seth three days in advance to cancel the gig they had set up. While Seth hadn't been able to stay in touch due to being out in Melody's resort (which is in the middle of a desert), the club owner didn't know about that, and places the blame firmly on Seth for not notifying Steg and Suria.
  • Light Is Not Good: In Track 5 Roxanne thinks up a plan to combat Seth and The Rock Cocks by creating a prudish band that would make him and the Rock Cocks look bad and sick.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Rei clearly wears make-up. Same as Coral to Clover's Butch Lesbian.
  • Mood Whiplash: While Melody has gained a wealth of experience and friendships from her various career pursuits, it's also left her practically bankrupt, which also means, as Seth points out during their meditation powwow in Track 10, that Clover and Coral will be out of work and a home if Melody can't find another means of income to keep the resort open. This is exactly what happens when the authorities re-appropriates Melody's crumbling resort. Although it's revealed that Seth was the one who called them, the implication is that he simply hurried along what was already an inevitability.
  • Moral Guardians: As Roxanne points out in her Breaking Speech to Seth: There are still many deeply-conservative states in the U.S where selling the Rock Cock's nudity-heavy, Fanservice-extraordinaire act is a hard sell at best. Sure enough, every reservation Seth makes is cancelled by the owners of the venue on moral grounds.
  • Naked Apron: Meg and Rei are wearing nothing but aprons as they serve pancakes. Georgie gets into it also. Coral also wear it while cooking.
  • Naked First Impression: Seth has this with Steg and Suria. Justified in which he really wanted to make a strong first impression on then. This also happen to Steg and Suria towards George, who they meet while he is having sex with Seth. Roxanne having a naked massage. Considering Clover and Coral meets Steg and Suria at a clothing-optional resort, that is a given.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Clover and Coral enjoy being nudist.
  • Odd Couple: Seth and George actually seem to like each other. Although Elizabeth does call George Seth's Boy toy.
  • The Pornomancer: The Rock Cocks basically caused an orgy with their song during their first concert. It was this that got Seth's attention.
  • Punk Rock: The Rock Cock's music genre.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Redd Wright (also known as "Little Redd Rider") is outgoing, an influential rap-artist and in a wheelchair. Her assistant Big Blue on the other hand is big, strong and is of few words.
  • Remembered Too Late: The reason why Seth holds a grudge against Melody is because she announced her retirement at the 1994 Music Awards without telling him first, violating her contract.
  • Rewind, Replay, Repeat: In Track 13 Steg finds Suria alone in the dark watching Rocket Roller's interview. Steg's response implies she's been at it for a while.
  • Rockabilly: Music genre of the Rocket Rollers.
  • Rollerblade Good: Emily Roller never takes her skates off.
  • Saved by Canon: The comic takes place a few years before Blaster Nation, where it's established that the Rock Cocks are a successful and popular band.
  • Shower of Love: Elizabeth and Dakota in Track 16.
  • Shower Scene: Steg gets one on Page 269.
    • Billy also gets one in Track 12.
    • Elizabeth also gets one in Track 15
  • Shrinking Violet: Elizabeth.
  • Skinny Dipping: On the single comic, Elizabeth decided to get naked by swimming pool and relax on the hot tub. Steg and Clover having a bath in a kiddie pool. On Track 15, Steg is the only one swim naked until Suria lost the bet and her panties.
  • Themed Wedding: Coral and Clover reveal that they got married at Melody Faire's clothing-optional resort to have their own clothing-optional wedding. They enjoyed their stay so much that they decided to stay indefinitely as employees.
  • The Reveal: One for Seth and doubly so for the readers at the start of Track 15 and, hoo boy, it is not good. For Seth, it turns out Maleficent Records' Board of Directors is well aware of Roxanne and her activities and has their blessing and full financial backing. We also find out that the Chairman of the Board is Roxanne's father Mr. Snider, who apparently offered a deal to Seth about joining Maleficent Records years ago, only for Seth to turn him down flat and set out to start his own record label, believing he could do better on his own.
  • There Are No Coincidences: Turns out that Seth had Elizabeth call the government agent to seize Melody's resort.
    • Seth's underhandedness comes back to bite him in Track 13 when it turns out that he intentionally had the Rock Cock float parked out directly in front of a large venue featuring the Rocket Rollers to draw fans' attention away from their concert and towards the Rock Cocks' parade. It only takes Suria a few moments to put the pieces together after Billy Rocket calls them out on the dirty tactic.
      Billy Rocket: (to Steg) "...Did you not see 'Rocket Roller' emblazoned on a big, bright marquee? You couldn't have missed it, big guy! You parked your damn float in front of OUR show!"
      Suria: "The fuck?! Dude, we didn't even know you were IN this city? All we were told was just... (Beat, Suria slowly turns to Seth, who's standing in a far corner of the bar trying to hide his face from her)...Oh my god, Seth, you piece of SHIT!"
  • Two Decades Behind: Despite taking place somewhere in between the late 2000s and the early 2010s, the comic pushes the idea that a punk rock band that dresses lewdly and sings about sex and obscenity as a new and controversial concept that makes them almost impossible to promote.
    • When the band books their first gig in an music club Austin, Texas, the most liberal and progressive city in the state, the club's owner is shown to be super conservative and was appalled by their explicit style of dress and music and refuses to let them play, even getting disgusted by the fact that Suria doesn't have a bra under her shirt.
  • Three-Way Sex: In Track 6 one of the various ways Steg and Suria pass the time while stranded is suggest potentials thirds for a threesome, bringing up characters like Redd, Blue, Elizabeth, and even Billy. This turns out to be foreshadowing for Track 8, where they invite Dakota to join the two of them. Dakota is ultimately too shy and self-conscious to get intimate with Steg and Suria, but the three end up in a compromise where Dakota watches the two of them and brings himself to climax.
    • Redd has a threesome with minor characters Rei and Meg in Track 5.
  • Villain Respect: In the contest in Track 2, the Rock Cock's competition the Rocket Rollers were at first smug in their apparent superiority. When the Rock Cocks play, the entire audience was so into it they all start taking off their clothes and begin to "release their newly acquired sexual frustration". At first bewildered and spiteful, the Rocket Rollers become so turned on they start masturbating back-stage.
  • Villain Team-Up: When the Rolling Rockers are signed onto Maleficent Records by Roxanne.
  • Workout Fanservice: Track 12 opens with a scene of Roxanne doing yoga in shorts and a sports bra, which she ends up removing by the end.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In Track 13, The Rock Cocks manage to pull off a successful parade concert and rile up some serious fan support on seemingly short notice and with limited resources...only for a ticked-off Billy Rocket to barge into the bar the band is celebrating at post-show and reveal that their float was parked directly in front of a Rocket Roller venue, with none of the Rock Cock crew even aware they were in the same city...except Seth.
  • You Have No Idea Who You're Dealing With: In Track 4, Redd becomes annoyed when Suria admits that she only knows her from a voice acting role where she played a bulldog in a forgettable animated movie.
    Redd: Wait... seriously...? I'm Redd Wright! Lil' Redd Rider! I've got three diamond albums! I started a music revolution! I'm like, the only goddamn crippled female rapper! You seriously haven't heard of me? Haven't you at least seen one of my movies?!
    Suria: Oh! Didn't you play a bulldog or something in a kid's cartoon?
    Redd: That's what you know me from?! "Lion in the Fucking Dog House"?! That's not even one of my good movies!
    • In Track 6, Suria experiences this when she thinks that a store clerk recognizes her, only to be mistaken by someone else.