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Woo Hoo! was a weekly full-page comedy webcomic by Molly "Jakface" Nemecek and J.R. Boos. The short stories of Woo Hoo! followed a small ensemble cast through adventures in Port Metro, a vibrant Pacific Northwest metropolis.

Unfortunately the creator put the comic on indefinite hiatus in 2017 - the last update was on April 26th and the comic's domain has since expired. It can still be accessed via the Internet Archive here.

Tropes included:

  • Alt Text: On every page.
  • Arch-Enemy: Raj had been pursuing Rhiys since before the story. However, Rhiys also claimed the mysterious Sam as his nemesis.
  • Chase Scene: Raj and Rhiys, styled as a dotted-line adventure similar to The Family Circus.
  • Cowboy Cop: Although he was just a security guard, Raj seemed to be one of these.
  • Curious as a Monkey: Cody.
  • Deus ex Machina: Lampshaded (with a pun, no less).
  • Fish out of Water: Jolee. Also a Country Mouse and Naïve Newcomer to the city, although she seemed pretty weird herself.
  • French Jerk: Antoine, a restaurant Maitre D', wass as snooty as they come, even though he was some kind of cave-dwelling alien.
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  • Implacable Man: Raj seemed to be one of these. He survived a nuclear explosion with no apparent injury.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Amy and Raj.
  • Karma Meter: Karma Points were a 'cryptocurrency' encouraging citizens to do good deeds (with good and bad results).
  • Law of Conservation of Normality: Despite the bizarre things going on in the first chapter, it was really about the normal problem of making friends in a new city.
  • Le Parkour: Rhiys was a master of this.
  • Parody Names: Seemingly every instance of a Bland-Name Product was played for a joke and logo parody.
  • Meat Versus Veggies: Rhiys and Jolee.
  • Mood Lighting: The entire comic was mood lighting, mostly bright and neon.
  • Mundane Fantastic: Port Metro was full of wacky exaggerations (explosive hamburgers, alien creatures / cultures, underground cave restaurants). Nobody except Jolee, a newcomer, treated any of these as unusual.
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  • Odd Friendship: Jolee and Rhiys.
  • Perky Goth: Amy Fang, star of an earlier comic called Dead Metaphor, was basically this. Also a Metalhead.
  • Shout-Out: Numerous Disney movie shout-outs dotted the first chapter.
  • Slice-of-Life Webcomics: Allowing for the weirdness of the world, Woo Hoo! was basically one of these.
  • The Cameo: Full of these. Many extras were pulled from the creators' previous works. Also, Devin Townsend was apparently the Mayor.
  • The City: Port Metro seemed to be a blend of Vancouver and Seattle. It was also City of Adventure, or at least Rhiys saw it as one.
  • Underground City: The Subterrain. A significant amount of the story took place Beneath the Earth.
  • Unsound Effect: Raj was introduced with one of these.