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Nerf NOW!!

September 4, 2009

Look! A three post week, it’s sad that it seems like I’ve not this for awhile.

Anyway, I’ve got another gaming comic for you but this one is a little more interesting.

Background: Nerf NOW!! is not about Nerf guns or NOW really. It was started in February 2008 by Josue Pereira. It updates Tuesdays and Fridays. I couldn’t find any information on the creator but I know that he’s not a native English speaker.

The Comic: Nerf NOW!! is a gaming comic that mainly focuses on the Valve game Team Fortress 2. Not all of the strips are about TF2, occasionally there are WOW comics or the random Mario one. There was a long Starcraft run towards the start of the year. However, I would mainly consider this a TF2 comic.

The art style is very much inspired by a anime chibi-esque look. It’s a mix of chibi and anime. Not much to say about it after that. It’s cute and decent.

There is no dialogue in like 98% of the comics. I’ve seen a couple with dialogue but that’s a rarity. However, the emotions in the faces and bodies of the characters are very apparent.

Now, I don’t play TF2 so some of the jokes or plot movement scenes are missed on me. Sometimes some frames don’t connect with the strip or the plot. For the most part though it works.

The stories like the art tend to be cute or cute-funny.

In all, I would say that the best word to describe this comic is cute. It’s not trying to be over-cute, least I don’t think it is. But the art style and the various plots make it so.

Yes, being based on a violent game there are definitely violent moments in the comic but it usually ends well or in a heart-warming fashion.

My recommendation: Based on the style of no dialogue in this comic and the fun art style I would definitely recommend this one. It’s a fun one to look at and the archives a breeze.

As mentioned some strips won’t connect if you don’t play Team Fortress but for the most part that doesn’t hurt the comic. Even if you don’t get all the jokes the general plot and humor works.

Check it out.


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