Sunday, February 3, 2013

2013 WEB COMIC REVIEW 02: MOSTERFUL

WEB COMIC: MONSTERFUL
CREATOR: PABLO AND MARIALE FLORENTINO
UPDATES: SAT AND SUN
ARCHIVE: CHAPTER 18 PAGE 10
GENRE: MANGA SCHOOL DAZE WITH SOME CHIBI TOPPING



First I would like to thank all that read my blog you guys are great! I tried to make sure I didn't do a super hero comic back to back. So I decided to go totally another way... today's web comic is called Monsterful!

PROS: Classic Manga style in full effect. Plenty of characters to keep track of laced with some mild humor. The art a takes drastic leap in the later chapters so it's a good progression. This site has almost everything you can think of except maybe a forum.

CONS: The only thing with most Manga like this one is you can't tell the guys from the girls at times. I hate that. This is also can be banner ad heavy site *at times.

LAST WORD: This site is organized pretty well despite having a lot of content. There are only three ads most times on this site I saw and yet the size of these ads can be over powering. Or in other words a little detracting. Perhaps the social networking buttons don't help, despite them being smartly placed. As for the web comic;those who love Manga or Chibi will like this one. The characters are entertaining and you don't know what to expect with each update. The only thing that threw me for a loop was mistaken the guys for girls and that's biggie for me. There seems to be a active fan base so there should be plenty of company to discus this one.



OVERALL SCORE: 7.0

CONCEPT: 8.5
Interesting.. this appears to be web comic about school students that are monsters but turn out be just like your average teenagers. Then again everybody in this comic is some form of monster. Not original but not over done ether.


ART: 8.5
A nice progression from  from chapter 01  to chapter 18. The Manga Chebie style looks good as well. I do dislike when I can't tell the girls from the boys.

COLORING OR SHADING: 9.0
The shading is nicely done and not plain like some  online manga I've come across. 

WRITING AND SPELLING: 8.5
No misspells I could find but the way this manga is written there may be grammar issues from time to time. I say this from the fact that is written how each individual talks. 

WEB PAGE LAYOUT: 8.5
This web page looks  cool and there are plenty of working links and no page  download slow downs. There is one banner ad too many on top of the social networking buttons. They are a little detracting, the reason is that they are all huuuge! Let me add that they must change there ads constantly because I had no issues on a later visit. Hmm... go figure.

ENTERTAINMENT: 7.5
This comic has a lot going on and can be a little fun and yet at times confusing.

POST FREQUENCY  6.0
 Twice a week in black in white  is acceptable..

POPULARITY: 3.0
 A PR of 2 is far from impressive  ( I'm not poking fun I have a weak PR2  as  well) on the other hand This comic gets comments and I mean the kind that  are paragraphs long. Great job there! 


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