Sunday Comics: Here Comes Pokemon GO

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Nerf NOW!! by Josué Pereira. Published July 15. Read more of Nerf NOW!!

Awkward Zombie by Katie Tiedrich. Published July 11. Read more of Awkward Zombie

Penny Arcade by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik. Published July 15. Read more of Penny Arcade

The GaMERCaT by Samantha Whitten. Published July 11. Read more of The GaMERCaT.

Nerd Rage by Andy Kluthe. Published July 15. Read more of Nerd Rage

Corpse Run by Alex Di Stasi. Published July 14. Read more of Corpse Run

Manly Guys Doing Manly Things by Kelly Turnbull. Published July 11. Read more of Manly Guys Doing Manly Things

Life in Aggro by Fei Hsiao and Cecilia Vasquez. Published July 17. Read more of Life in Aggro

Double XP by M.S. Corley and Josh Crandall. Published July 12. Read more of Double XP


    Haha, Pokemon Go, next comic.

    Haha, Pokemon Go, next comic..

    Hah, Pokemon Go, next comic...

    Heh... Pokemon Go... Next comic...

    Sigh... Pokemon... Go... Next... Comic...

    I never get the Penny Arcade strips. They don't seem to have punchlines. What am I missing?

    Last edited 18/07/16 5:31 pm

      Don't worry shadow, you aren't the only one :-/

      They have a page accompanying each comic with whats on the authors' minds, what the comic is about, what they've been up to or what's happened in tbe world in general that always ties in and explains the comic. With that page's absence, combined with the fact that penny arcade do 3 comics per week and only the last one of each week is displayed here (same goes for many of the comics listed here) it does make it rather difficult to follow yes. Hope that helps

      There was a time when Penny Arcade was funny, but these days they're like the gaming Wizard of Id. They're still in the paper, you might smile a bit, but they've clearly been grandfathered in and if we acknowledge they've been bad for years it reminds us that we're getting older.

      What most people don't realise is that a big percentage of their strips are current game-specific in-jokes. And these are people who literally play games for a living, so they play most of the most recent games at every point. The common human being only plays zero to two of the most recent games at any point, meaning that a lot of those references fall over the bridge.

      A while ago, I made an archive-dump of PA and I "got" a lot more of the jokes simply because I had now played whatever game they were referencing.

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