Axe Cop Season 1, Part 2 (Also, a few updates.)

Before I begin my next review (which is in the next post), I realize I’ve been gone for way too long without an update, and I feel I should apologize and explain my long absence. I was dealing with a few things in my life:

1) Computer upgrades. I’ve been using an ancient Dell machine with Windows XP for 10 years, and Microsoft announced that they’re dropping support for XP in April, so we finally had to say goodbye to the old girl. I spent $500 on a new HP case and an extra $200 for Windows 8.1 Pro. It’s a beauty and I love it!

2) Work. I had to find myself a job and I’ve also been working around the house. I’ve had to deal with travel and setting up food and decorations for holidays and family events. So yeah, I’ve been a busy bee.

3) Indecision. I wasn’t sure what to do for my next update. Should I cover one of the many webcomics from my growing list or review the second half of the Axe Cop season, which recently wrapped on Fox? I figured it would be best to settle on the former option while I just briefly summarize my thoughts on the next batch of Axe Cop episodes.

The series continues to be awesome as always, but it’s increasingly starting to diverge from the webcomic. While the first half of the season mostly consisted of adaptations of chapters from the comic, the second half mostly came up with original material, so it now has its own identity. The only exceptions would be episode 7, which adapted chapter 1 and FINALLY brought Dinosaur Soldier into the cast (although it seemed to be a single episode deal; he hasn’t shown up again since then) and episode 11, which explained the origins of Axe Cop and Flute Cop in a more epic fashion than the comic did. Other than that, everything else was original and fresh, so there isn’t much to compare for reference this time around, and that’s why I chose to review a webcomic instead for my next update.

This update post seems to have gone on long enough. I didn’t want to pollute a review with several extra paragraphs of other off-topic material, so I kept them separate this time. See you in the next post with my next review!

My intro to this little blogosphere.

As a long-time Internet user since the mid-90s (yes, I’m old by Internet standards), despite there being a seemingly endless amount of content at my disposal, I sometimes suffer the curse of the Doldrums. There’s so much good stuff I can potentially check out, but it has a tendency to run out of new content while I wait for any of my numerous subscriptions to update.

As my Internet habits developed over the past couple of decades, I’ve found that my favorite hobby out of all of them has been webcomics. I’ve read so many that I feel I should recommend my favorites to other audiences out there. I’ve read good and bad webcomics alike, old and new, popular and obscure.

Throughout this little blogging experiment, I hope I can give people a taste of what I think works and doesn’t work in these comics. In the interest of fairness, I’ll point out flaws in the comics I like and try to find the strongest points (if there are any) in webcomics that I dislike.

I may take requests (leave them in the comments), but I have such a large list that it may take some time before I get around to them.