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|Comic: 8-bit Theatre
|Ahhh, incompetence... the main theme behind 8-Bit Theater. For those of you who don't know, Nuklearpower.com actually began as an Internet "Fortress of Solitude" for Brian's book, "Nuklear Age", another tale of incompetence in the face of adversity (or adversity in the face of incompetence).
8-Bit Theater started off as a side thing, but has evolved into one of the largest one-shot jokes in the history of cyberspace. Because that's all it really is, it is one ridiculously long joke. The punchline? We won't know till we hit the end, is my guess. Hopefully it won't be too soon, 'cause this is one of the most well thought out and incredibly funny comics I've ever read.
The thing is, it's not just about humor. There is a message being relayed, something to the effect of "people are dumb". And yet, the dumbest people of all are often the most successful. Just like in real life! It's great, see?
Now, I'm not going to say you have to be a fan of video games, comics, tabletop roleplaying, or other silly geek stuff in order to enjoy this comic. But it would help. There are references and some entire strips dedicated to this sort of thing, but in the broad scope of things, it's only a small portion of the comic. There is plenty of humor for other groups as well. If, for example, you are a fan of Monty Python and/or Douglas Adams, this is for you. Not that he parodies them (much), but it is noticibly similar humor, with a "Brian twist". You'll see what I mean.
In short: this comic deserves at least a good long look. If you don't like it after ten or so comics, well, try again.