Saturday, October 12, 2013

2013 WEB COMIC REVIEW 10: NIEBLA

WEB COMIC: NIEBLA
CREATOR: RAMON ESPINOZA
PAGES: 63
UPDATES: EVERY TUESDAY
GENRE: FANTASY ADVENTURE




Welcome true believers I have a web comic review for you. it's called Niebla, enjoy enjoy!

PROS: The art and story show promise. The coloring is on a much higher level then I have seen for awhile. There seem to be a good group of characters to journey through the story with.

CONS: When I first came to this site the page loaded really slow. Some time later it loaded slow again! When reading the speech balloons at times it can be confusing of who said what. Some "unbelievable" stuff can happen, more on that later.

LAST WORD: Wow this webcomic has a intriguing storyline that doesn't look typical after 44 pages of reading. Some pages load very slow. I believe it's only the pages that have multiple pictures attached. The coloring is amazing and each page is panel scripted really well. There is one thing that make me a little wary about web comic. That one thing is, lets just say there are two things that happen in this comic that make you say "What The Fudge! I don't want to spoil things but one thing that happens early is a driving force of this story that is promised to be explained later. The second one is bit over the top. I mean the characters are not said to have any type of superhuman powers or durability to survive a certain doomsday moment. Uncanny agility doesn't count. I'll let it slide unless if everyone makes it out "A" okay. That being said it's good story so far.


OVERALL SCORE: 8.0

CONCEPT: 8.5
Urghhh no synopsis. The story evolves around  a young prince who survives a horrible accident and loses someone dear to him. For some reason he's hunted for this incident years later. What really happened that fateful night is what drives you to keep reading.


ART: 8.5
Nice work here. The style fits perfect and expressions of each character on close ups is well done. At times the characters look a bit stiff however. By that I mean their pose just doesn't look fluid or natural.

COLORING OR SHADING: 10
Wow! Off the freaking charts. Good use of shadows as well. I like how the colors pop and certain scenes have strong mood changes here and there. At times the coloring looks like a fine piece of art.

WRITING AND SPELLING: 8.5
The story flows nicely and you rarely will be lost. It's no overload of dialog either like some web comics.  It could be some grammar missteps here and there. Let be known this is far from strength of mine but sometimes reading some of the characters comments I have to read them a few times because something doesn't sound right. No misspells as far as I see.

WEB PAGE LAYOUT: 9.0
Real nice work here as well. The Comicpress page is well put together. I could not believe there were no ads all over the place. I don't believe I remember seeing that on a web comic... ever! There are ads but only on the intro page and I only saw two. The only website issue is; that there were some sloooow page loading problems at times. Despite that almost all info was easy to find except what this web comic is about. Also you can read this web comic in Spanish if you so choose.
 
ENTERTAINMENT: 8.0
Pretty good. The action was a real page turner in the latest updates but the mystery of what happened "that night" is what kept me reading up to now. I hope the author doesn't drop the ball on this one. It worries me a little because the last two pages was suspect of how anyone could survived that event.

POST FREQUENCY: 6.5
Every Tuesday in full color is passable.


POPULARITY: 3.0
A PR2 and at least 33 likes from facebook at a time may show that this website is building steam.



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