Sunday Comics: Unlimited Power

Sunday Comics: Unlimited Power

Welcome to Kotaku's Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.


Sunday Comics: Unlimited Power

Nerf NOW!! by Josué Pereira. Published November 17. Read more of Nerf NOW!!


Sunday Comics: Unlimited Power

Awkward Zombie by Katie Tiedrich. Published November 16. Read more of Awkward Zombie


Sunday Comics: Unlimited Power

The GaMERCaT by Samantha Whitten. Published November 17. Read more of The GaMERCaT.


Sunday Comics: Unlimited Power

Nerd Rage by Andy Kluthe. Published November 20. Read more of Nerd Rage


Sunday Comics: Unlimited Power

Corpse Run by Alex Di Stasi. Published November 19. Read more of Corpse Run


Sunday Comics: Unlimited Power

Manly Guys Doing Manly Things by Kelly Turnbull. Published November 16. Read more of Manly Guys Doing Manly Things


Sunday Comics: Unlimited Power

Life in Aggro by Fei Hsiao and Casey Vasquez didn't update this week. Here's a pertinent strip from the archives, published March 8, 2013. Read more of Life in Aggro


Sunday Comics: Unlimited Power

ActionTrip by Borislav Grabovic and Uros Pavlovic. Published November 21. Read more of ActionTrip


Sunday Comics: Unlimited Power

Double XP by M.S. Corley and Josh Crandall. Published November 16. Read more of Double XP


Comments

    I was wondering if Kotaku would still promote Penny Arcade's comics after the latters critical post.

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        I think Ash is referring to this: http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2015/11/20/parabolic1

          Yikes, that's pretty darn harsh.

          Last edited 23/11/15 10:47 am

            Yeah Kotaku AU is pretty chill so we don't see as much flak towards Serrels and co.

              It's largely because they don't write about how transgendered whales have been offended by the depiction of dragons in skyrim.

            I think that the truth of the matter is somewhere between Tycho's and Totilo's position. Yes, news sites have a responsibility to their audience and that responsibility transcends the artificial limits imposed by corporate PR. If a company has poor practices, is defrauding their customers or exploiting their employees, lying or involved in shady deals, the journalist has the duty to make such things public regardless of corporate wants and needs.

            But there's a limit that should be respected and that's the one of ethics and human decency. Leaking secret developmental information about an upcoming product generates possibly misleading expectations on the consumer base, while giving that company's competitors a leg up. This is not information that the public /needs/ to know, but as the comic states, the news outlet is highly incentivised to post it, regardless of possible damages to third parties as such posts are usually the highest click providers.

            I think that the comic, and rather outraged post came not from the fact that journalists (Kotaku, in this case) engage in that behaviour, as it is pretty much expected. The thing that got him is that post last week complaining about being blacklisted for leaking secrets and yet, bragging about it as though it was a mark of journalism martyrdom.

            Last edited 23/11/15 1:03 pm

      Hmm, bugger.

      I don't like Penny Arcade, I don't like the creators of PA, I don't think they've written anything funny, poignant, or even interesting for years.
      Jerry and Mike have a habit of saying stupid shit and doubling down whenever scrutiny is aimed at them. For all the good their subsidiaries have achieved, they're still a couple of shit stirrers.

      Yet, I'd rather Kotaku continued hosting PA comics. It's understandable why they wouldn't want to host the most recent comic, the usual kind of charged slather they fall back to when firing retreating shots. That shouldn't stop Kotaku from looking at crap and shirking it off for their audience.
      That could be taken as "being the better person" or as I'd prefer, part of doing business in such an arse-backwards industry full of fallible people.

      Edit: It'd also be nice if Kotaku, if they do replace the PA spot, host a revolving position for younger web comics, share some of that exposure for up and coming talent rather than deferring to the old guard.

      Last edited 23/11/15 12:45 pm

        Just wanted to second your idea for the rotating spot for newbies. I read a huge amount of web comics and am always interested in seeing what's new. The current process is a bit vague - I remember people voting on what comics were posted a very long time ago, but a more recent memory is the addition of Gamercat purely because a Kotaku staffer liked it.

    So funny how the Emperor scuttles around in Battlefront. I took down Luke Skywalker from full health in close quarters last night. I was zipping around, using the Force Dash to avoid his charge and then turning to blast him with lightning. It was glorious!

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