Hazy by Minuiko

  • Oct. 8th, 2015 at 10:56 AM
Title: Hazy
Fandom: Marvel MCU
Pairing: Bucky Barnes/Steve Rogers
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Post-Canon,
Length: 1.5 minutes

Author on LJ:
Website: Minuiko on Tumblr

Summary: If I forget who I am would you please remind me?

Review: This is a beautiful lyrics comic. The colors and art are amazing. And Minuiko picked the perfect song to use for Bucky and Steve's relationship

It is fairly short but definitely worth a watch.

Title: I Bet My Life in Gravity Falls
Fandom: Gravity Falls
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Pre-canon, Family, Comics
Length: 30+ Panels
Warnings: Canon Typical Violence

Author on LJ:
Website: Laur-Rants Tumblr

Summary: Lyric Comic about Stanford and Stanley

Review: This is a beautiful comic that uses very wonderful color and light to mix together the lyrics of I Bet My Life with the story of Stanley and Stanford Pines.

It is good to see the brothers getting a nicer reunion did they did in the show itself.

Title: Let's Get Married!
Fandom: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Pairing: Kakyoin Noriaki/Kujo Jotaro
Categories/Genres: Kidfic, Alternate Universe, De-Aged, Fluff
Length: Short (16 pages)
Warnings: N/A

Artist on LJ: N/A
Artist Website: しょうちき
Translator Website: nenatranslates


(The summary is in Japanese. Assuming most of epic-recs' patrons don't read/speak Japanese, I won't paste it here.)


Basically, this comic is an AU version of a canonical fight in Stardust Crusaders, where Jotaro and Kakyoin are transformed into children by Alessi's Stand and left in Josef's care while Polnareff and Abdul battle Alessi. Their characterizations as children are extrapolated from the brief hints that Holly Kujo and Kakyoin himself provide in the canon.

I'm no less a sucker for authors filling in the blanks when it comes to backstory than I've always been, so reccing this, (once I'd discovered the translation!) was a no-brainer. It's difficult to take Holly Kujo's description of a young Jotaro at her word, considering the kind of personality he has as a teen, but the artist writes it straight, depicting Jotaro as an outgoing, empathetic child. In sharp contrast is Kakyoin, whose early emergence of his Stand, and the complications that Kakyoin canonically, if vaguely, implies to have followed, have made him a cynical and angry young boy determined to be alone by choice rather than be hated and left behind.

Interestingly, it's this portrayal of Kakyoin that I can see being enslaved, possibly even willingly, by Dio, who may have been the first person to not only acknowledge, but understand and appreciate Kakyoin's Stand.

Though how Jotaro went from being a sweet child to a stone-faced delinquent is still anyone's guess.

Let's Get Married!

Bucky and Baymx by XXXXXX6X (G)

  • Aug. 6th, 2015 at 9:35 AM
Title: Bucky and Baymax
Fandom: Big Hero 6/Marvel MCU
Pairing: Gen
Categories: AU, Crossover, Fluff, Domestic
Length: Fan-Comic
Warnings: None

Author on LJ:
Website: Tumblr

Summary: Tony finds Baymax and sends him to help Steve and Bucky

Review: Such a cute little comic. I loved Baymax and the way he helped Hiro with grief in the original movie. Seeing him help Bucky with PTSD is equally as cute.

Bucky and Baymax
Title: A Miracle of Science
Medium: Webcomic
Categories: Science Fiction
Length: Long (if not Epic) (435 pages)
Warnings: None

Author Website: Project Apollo (Mark Sach's main page)

In the year 2148, the biggest threat to interplanetary civilization is a plague of mad scientists. The Vorstellen Police were formed to track down and neutralize these threats to society using whatever technology they can bring to bear.

Science-Related Memetic Disorder has it's own page on TV Tropes. This is the webcomic that coined the term.

The plot is, in theory, simple: Vorstellen Policeman Benjamin Prester is teamed up with Caprice Quevillion of the Martian Police to search out the cause of some concerning trends in AI research. Writer Jon Kilgannon and artist Mark Sachs take this basic odd-couple detective story and write it up to the epic scale of the background. Our heroes tour the entire inhabited solar system before cornering their prey, with plenty of chase scenes and property damage along the way. Even before the Mad Science makes itself evident, there's enough strangeness and extreme science to keep the most ardent fan's sense of wonder happy.

I am particularly fond of the way that the various abilities of the protagonists are played out, how their strengths become weaknesses and vice versa. As befits a society that views Mad Science as a memetic disorder, the denouement is as much a matter of psychology as power, and is very convincing.

The art is sometimes a little simplistic for my tastes (though it's still a million times better than anything I could do), but it does its job very well. There are some subtle visual cues introduced right at the start of the story that will tell you what is happening at the end much sooner than the dialogue would have you realise. It's important stuff too; in many ways it's the crux of the whole story, but understanding it only makes you more anxious about the characters.

You should read this comic not just because it's a ground-breaker, but because it's a good story well told.

A Miracle of Science

Second Empire by MechMaster (R)

  • Apr. 28th, 2014 at 11:39 PM
Title: Second Empire
Fandom: Dr Who
Categories: action/adventure, humour, CGI
Length: Super!Epic (714 full-size pages)
Warnings: War story (major character deaths), no Doctor in sight

Author Website: MechMaster's Lair

General Xenol, Commander of the Dalek First Conquest Army, has a problem. He seems to be at odds with the Emperor over the future of the Dalek race.

This is a magnificent fully-CG webcomic charting the course of a civil war between our favourite floating pepper-pots, the Daleks. It's set fairly early in the Daleks' history — there is no time travel or more than usually outrageous technology, and no sight of Time Lords or their pesky companions. There are cameos from other Dr Who aliens (remember the Mechanoids?), but all the important action takes place between the Dalek factions.

The storytelling is a little slow to start with, leaving us with a bit much time to marvel at the gorgeousness of the CG design and rendering. That's OK, though, because the artwork is gorgeous, and most pages repay a second look for the little jokes scattered through the comic. While this is a war story, it is told with great humour and many parodies throughout. The segment with the Dalek James Bond is bizarre in a good way, and the grand, climactic single combat between Xenol and the Emperor can't be seen as anything other than a lightsabre fight. For all that, you do get drawn into the characters and the storytelling, and some of the character deaths really do bring a tear to your eye.

We don't really have a length gauge for webcomics, but at over seven hundred pages I feel safe in calling this a Super!Epic. An excellent epic too, and I say that as someone who isn't particularly visual. Go. Read.

Second Empire

hidden, by glockgal (NC-17)

  • May. 24th, 2010 at 8:19 PM
Recced by [livejournal.com profile] lolitakun 

Title: hidden
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry/Snape, Harry/Ginny, peripheral Snape/Lily
Categories: Horror, Art
Warnings: nudity, masturbation, kink, partner infidelity, possible mental instability

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] glockgal 
Website: [livejournal.com profile] glockart 

Summary: He's in there again, and I don't know what to do.

Wow. Just- wow. This is a powerful comic, with a lovely Ginny narrative, and some dead gorgeous art. The muted color scheme of the comic and the animations really make the story pop, and the last page is just killer.

Crazy!Harry has always been a favorite of mine, and I loved [livejournal.com profile] glockgal 's interpretation of his post-war life. This comic will really stick with you, and I highly recommend it, though it is definitely not for those who squick easily (see warnings).

hidden (at the snarry_games comm)


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