By Jessica Wiegandt, Lord Botetourt High School
Online comic books are becoming popular in the world of comics, and one of those comics is called Homestuck.
Homestuck is an interactive web comic; the player can solve puzzles, create and lead the main character through a virtual world.
The comic, or game, is complicated to explain. The comic is told in a storyline-style. As the player moves along in the game, it warps into reality and it becomes interactive. And as the storyline goes on, the kids encounter monsters and trolls.
“I’d say it’s definitely geared more towards the fantasy side of comics and games,” said Lord Botetourt Freshman Abby Collins, and avid Homestuck reader.
The comic, with Sci-Fi roots, is humorous and has a lot of satire within the storyline, Collins said. She would recommend it to teens 13-years and older because of some of the language used.
“There is swearing and violence,” Collins said. “There are some good messages in there, but the storyline is mostly humorous.”
So far, the comic is over 7,000 pages long, and individual storylines are separated into acts and chapters.
It’s filled with mini-games throughout the storyline. But the comic does not have an ending.
A kick starter was setup to make the comic more popular, and raised money from fans. They created a video game based on the online comic, which is scheduled to be released in 2014.
Visit http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6 to view the online comic.