Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WEB COMIC 2012 07(REVISIT): THE PATH

WEBCOMIC: THE PATH
CREATOR: JAMES RIOT
UP DATES: MON-FRI AND SOMETIMES RANDOM
GENRE: FANTASY/ACTION
ARCHIVE: THE PAGES SEEM NUMBERED NOW, BUT THE TOTAL NUMBER IS STILL A MYSTERY. MY LAST COUNT WAS AROUND 60





Wow! Shame on me for missing this web comic for months. It was one of my favorite web comics I reviewed. A couple years ago this comic was once a Wevolt site refuge. Look at the Path now. The web site looks amazing! I am about reread the whole archive again! So you haven't seen this one here it is! It's called The Path.

PROS: A very entertaining story! The art keeps getting better and better. The characters show good stage presence! The web page is now lights out. The creator has a knack for making you hungry for more. The suspense is off the hook!

CONS:  A parental warning may be still needed. It may be on a hiatus. Still don't now how many pages this one has. The pages are numbered but there isn't a real archive to see the total page count.

LAST WORD: The Path web site has improved even further. This comic is still pretty good! After reading the whole archive I think that nothing bad really stood out enough to make me stop. There may be some mild language( I can't remember) but nothing too bad. I thought I read something a bit over the top...so I guess some mom might throw a fit of what her child is reading. Still I highly recommend this one. Each time I come back this comic makes a improvement.

OVERALL SCORE: 9.0

CONCEPT: 10
THE PATH is about two main characters Kat Williams and Chance Mcgavin. They appear to be human but are so much more. They are posed to stop a threat of apocalyptic proportions. The thing is--these threats are mythological monsters. I couldn't of done a story in this genre any better.


ART: 8.5
The art is well done and gets better each time. The backgrounds don't knock you out the box but they give just enough atmosphere to each scene.

COLORING OR SHADING: 9.0
This where the artist really shines. The coloring looks old school at first glance but it breaths life into this story. The use of shadows highlights are done very well!

WRITING AND SPELLING: 10
The story has a nice pace to it. The spelling and grammar  seem perfect.

WEB PAGE LAYOUT: 9.0
Wow the website looks good, real good It loads good and not ad heavy. This is not the best web comic  template but this such a leap from the website before. I'm sorry if I'm gushing a little.My only gripe is I can't tell how many pages he has now.


ENTERTAINMENT: 10
I can't believe I read the whole archive in one sitting. I guess each post had just enough story and ended with just enough suspense... not easy to pull that off.


POST FREQUENCY: 9.5
Another score I'm impressed by. For me--posting five times a week in full color is boss! That being said this artist does a nice job posting one panel updates. Very clever. Only one comic does 5 pages a week and updates with bonus material on the weekends and that would be  WayWard Sons Legends. This comic may be on a hiatus however...I'll give the benefit I've been off and on lately.


POPULARITY: 4.0
I didn't check PR yet but 259 people like the Path on Facebook, as well as 15 followers.






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