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Deepbluediver
2013-06-27, 12:51 PM
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I was thinking about this recently, and out of the hundreds (possibly thousands) of webcomics out there, very few ever seem to reach an end point.

Lots of them are eventually abandoned or orphaned, but that's not what I'm talking about here. I mean webcomics that had a definite story, had it reach a climax and resolution, and then the Author/Artists announced "That's all folks!"

Dominic Deegan concluded a few weeks ago, which puts my total count of webcomics that I know this has happened with up to four (4).
The other three are Ctrl+Alt+Del (although according to the "End of CAD" thread it might be starting up again in some fashion), Demonology 101, and Errant Story (both of which have been done for at least a few years, AFAIK).
Sometime in the next decade I will probably add OotS to that list.
and maybe there are more that I used to know but have since forgotten about

But I only read a small fraction of the webcomics that are out there, and I'm curious what other webcomics have managed to reach this point?
Obviously it's harder to determine if something "concludes" for gag-a-day strips (3/4 of my list are fantasy epics) but I'm willing to be liberal with the interpretation.



*these are comics I was-reading/have-read at some point, though I didn't see them end "live", or stopped reading and didn't go back to finish
**these are comics I was keeping up to date with when they ended

Updated List
1/0
70-Seas
8-Bit Theatre
A Miracle of Science
Adventurers!
Ander's Loves Maria*
Angel Moxie**
Bob & George
Bobwhite
Bucko (may be occasionally NSFW)
Burning Stickman Presents...SOMETHING!
Captain Stupendous
Casey and Andy
Chainmail Bikini
Concerned
Cool Cat Studio
Crimson Dark
Ctr+Alt+Del*
Darken*
Demonology 101**
Digger*
Doctor Fun
Dominic Deegan**
Dreamless*
Duel in the Somme
Errant Story**
Freakangels
Heroes of Lesser Earth
Inverloch
KhaosKomix
Krakow*
Last Days of Foxhound, The
Mac Hall
Mezzacotta
Minus
Nana's Everyday Life* (view at your own risk of soul-crushing despair)
Narbonic*
Order of Tales
Para-Ten
Penny & Aggie*
Phoenix Requiem, The*
Ratfist
Rice Boy
Roomies!/It's Walky!/Joyce & Walky!* (all with the same characters)
Snowflakes
Unicorn Jelly
YU+ME: dream*


Honorable Mentions/Disputed "Endings"
Bard Quest & Jailbreak (they reportedly have intentionally terrible endings)
Better Days** (has an ongoing sequel with many of the same characters)
Bobbins & Scary-go-round, Bad Machinery/Giant Days (follow-up/sequel)
Buck Godot* (published as a comic book, then posted to the web)
DAR* (I'm not sure this counts on the "story" part of the requirement; it was more like a visual, public-journal than a webcomic, and since the artist just stopped updating, its more like they stopped the story than it had a real ending)
Dawn of Time (supposedly, this one might start up again; have not read it yet myself)
DM of the Rings (it's humorous web-material, but I'm not sure it counts as a "comic")
Kid Radd (again, not sure if this counts as a "comic"; its more like sprite-animation)
Myth Adventures (similar deal as Buck Godot, above)
Never Mind the Gap (I can't swear to this one since I haven't read it yet; but it was mentioned)
Nodwick (similar deal as Buck Godot, above)
Terror Island
Ugly Hill (reportedly complete, but appears to be down)
Wicked Lasers* (the loop-"ending" is probably debatable)
What's New? (similar deal as Buck Godot, above)

Samuel Sturm
2013-06-27, 12:53 PM
Digger concluded, sadly. I've love to see more story there...

SaintRidley
2013-06-27, 01:13 PM
Dominic Deegan, 8-Bit Theatre, Bobbins (I wasn't reading this when it was current, but Scary-Go-Round wound up being a sort of sequel to it), and Scary-Go-Round (though it sort of has a sequel in Bad Machinery/Giant Days)

That's four I'm aware of of the top of my head.

Juhn
2013-06-27, 01:13 PM
1/0 was probably the first one I encountered.

Freakangels is another one.

The Rose Dragon
2013-06-27, 01:14 PM
Not too many, but I can count at least six off the top of my head: YU+ME: dream, 8-Bit Theater, Crimson Dark (even if it did conclude a bit prematurely), Roomies!, It's Walky!, Joyce & Walky! (though maybe I should count the last three as a single comic).

I recall that Terror Island reached a conclusion, but I haven't read it that far, and as far as I remember, so did Freakangels. Problem Sleuth was also concluded, though I don't know whether I'd call it a "comic".

I don't read a lot of webcomics, though, on account of following the format very difficult to read unless you start early. As such, my knowledge is probably very limited compared to the vast number of webcomics out there.

Sylian
2013-06-27, 01:17 PM
Casey and Andy ended, fittingly, with strip 666. I also believe that Better Days ended with a conclusion, though I didn't follow that one myself.

Fates
2013-06-27, 01:20 PM
Darken and Heroes of Lesser Earth for some more obscure fantasy comics, though the former degraded somewhat over time and the latter was pretty horrible throughout the majority of the comic.

Beyond that, I can't think of any more that haven't already been mentioned.

EDIT: OH! And DM of the Rings! That one's a personal favourite of mine.

The Rose Dragon
2013-06-27, 01:20 PM
Casey and Andy ended, fittingly, with strip 666.

Bob was there, too.

The Glyphstone
2013-06-27, 01:27 PM
Nodwick ended a little while ago.

mucat
2013-06-27, 01:31 PM
Shaenon Garrity's Narbonic (http://www.narbonic.com/) had a very tense and awesome conclusion.

Eldan
2013-06-27, 01:32 PM
1/0 was probably the first one I encountered.

Freakangels is another one.

Freakangels is finished? Then I should perhaps actually go back to it.

Juhn
2013-06-27, 01:35 PM
I thought the ending was pretty weak, but yup, it's done.

CRtwenty
2013-06-27, 02:08 PM
Errant Story ended relatively recently.

Aolbain
2013-06-27, 02:13 PM
8-bit theatre and DM of the Rings. Everything else is still active.

SnowballMan
2013-06-27, 02:50 PM
Would Buck Godot (http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buck.html) count?

Bob and George (http://bobandgeorge.com/) had a nice conclusion.

There was "Burning Stickman Presents...SOMETHING!" (http://as.crowdedstreet.net/Something/001.html) though I have no notion of how many viewers it had.

Couple others I could name but they clearly didn't have much of an audience. Just wrapping up their tiny little corner of the internet.

Shivore
2013-06-27, 02:55 PM
I've read several already mentioned, also Bob and George (it may be a sprite comic with a slow-ish start, but man was it hilarious)

Tebryn
2013-06-27, 03:09 PM
Digger concluded, sadly. I've love to see more story there...

Digger ended and well for sure...I don't think I'd want more story from the one that ended though. Another story with Digger? Ya. Another story in that world? Ya, a thousand times yes please. One of the greatest comics I've ever read.

Fion MacCumhail
2013-06-27, 04:07 PM
Snowflakes (http://www.snowflakescomic.com/), Captain Stupendous (http://www.captainexcelsior.com/), The Last Days of Foxhound (http://www.doctorshrugs.com/foxhound/comic.php?id=1), A Miracle of Science (http://project-apollo.net/mos/mos000.html) and a couple of others i currently can't recall the name of.

Saph
2013-06-27, 04:09 PM
Kid Radd (http://www.bgreco.net/kidradd/) ran all the way to its ending. Good story too.

Rogar Demonblud
2013-06-27, 04:11 PM
Nodwick ended a little while ago.

Except that wasn't a webstrip. It was a published work that eventually was posted online.

From my personal list, the only one I've seen run to a finish is DM of the Rings. Some of the others may have, but I quit before that point.

Miklus
2013-06-27, 04:23 PM
Myth Adventures (From the same guy that did Buck Godot and Girl Genius)
Angel Moxie
Duel in the Somme (was on the Erfworld site)
Wicked Lasers ... except that kind of went into a loop or something ... I think ...

Oh, and Unicorn Jelly ... although that was wierd ...

Weimann
2013-06-27, 05:36 PM
Kid Radd (http://www.bgreco.net/kidradd/) is one of the few I've read that I've actually seen conclude. It was actually quite good, but unfortunately it was animated using some form of browser-sensitive method. The comic ended in 2004, and nearly a decade of browser development has not been kind to its readability.

Another one is Cool Cat Studio (http://www.coolcatstudio.com/strips-cat/ccs20080903), which is one of Gicèle Lagacé many projects. She's currently drawing Ménage à 3 and a bunch other.

On a tangent, she was involved in the majority of the run of the comic Penny and Aggie (www.pennyandaggie.com/), which is another one that finished.

The Rose Dragon
2013-06-27, 05:37 PM
This thread has reminded me how webcomics I've read that actually had proper endings. Hell, at this point, they probably outnumber the ones I am still reading (gag a day strips excluded).

The Glyphstone
2013-06-27, 05:50 PM
Except that wasn't a webstrip. It was a published work that eventually was posted online.

From my personal list, the only one I've seen run to a finish is DM of the Rings. Some of the others may have, but I quit before that point.

For people who never read or bought the physical editions, it might as well have been a webstrip.

Deepbluediver
2013-06-27, 07:25 PM
Roomies!, It's Walky!, Joyce & Walky! (though maybe I should count the last three as a single comic).

Yeah, I'm not exactly sure how to count all those...
I recall reading all/most/some of them, and from what I recall it's like every so often the author gets bored and relaunches everything in a new alternate reality. Same characters, same personalities, different setting. But maybe my memory is just fuzzy.

I've seen links for another comic that looked like it was in his style, called "Dumbing of age", I think.


Darken and Heroes of Lesser Earth for some more obscure fantasy comics, though the former degraded somewhat over time and the latter was pretty horrible throughout the majority of the comic.

I remember reading Darken...and I don't recall why I stopped...
I think at some point it just felt like the story wasn't progressing any more and I kind of lost interest. 4 lines, all waiting, to use the TVTropes expression.


EDIT: OH! And DM of the Rings! That one's a personal favourite of mine.

I've seen that, but never read more than a page and half. Something about the art style never clicked with me. Oh well, some weekend when I've got a few hours I'll go archive binging.


Errant Story ended relatively recently.

What's "recently"? I know it ended long enough ago that the author started reposting it with added commentary.

I liked the original run though. Given the dark tone and constant "then things got worse" storyline, I'm was kind of surprised that (a) it ended, and (b) the ending wasn't horribly depressing.

I tend to get turned off by works where its like "everything is ****, everyone sucks, and then you all die". I read fiction to be entertained; if I wanted to be depressed I'd read the news. :smalltongue:


Would Buck Godot (http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buck.html) count?

Assuming it actually ended and wasn't just abandoned so it's creator's could work on Girl Genius, I would tentatively say "yes".


There was "Burning Stickman Presents...SOMETHING!" (http://as.crowdedstreet.net/Something/001.html) though I have no notion of how many viewers it had.

I'm glad this and a few other sprite comics have been named; it's an entire genre that I never had the slightly interest in, so I have no idea what's out there.
But that doesn't make it any less legitimate.


Couple others I could name but they clearly didn't have much of an audience. Just wrapping up their tiny little corner of the internet.

You can name them anyway, if you want. I'm one of those people with dozens of abandoned hobbies and forgotten projects, so the fact that they managed to stick with something long enough to finish it is still a plus in my book.


Digger ended and well for sure...I don't think I'd want more story from the one that ended though. Another story with Digger? Ya. Another story in that world? Ya, a thousand times yes please. One of the greatest comics I've ever read.

That's twice it's been mentioned, I'll have to give it a try.

Just tell me this: it's not a comic based on that old Dig-dug video game, is it? I've never been a fan of nostalgia for it's own sake.


Angel Moxie

Ooh, I'd forgotten about that one! Five!

The artist had another comic called Realms of Ishikaze, which was hosted on a site called Wirepop.com
Wirepop was a pay-per-view site, and I actually had a subscription for a little while; I thought it was a very exciting experiment. But the problem was that it seemed practically every comic except for RoI stopped updating shortly after launching, and it wasn't worth the monthly fee just to read that one thing.

I think they might have had better luck if they used established webcomics that already had a fan base, and didn't have the artist get bored/burnt out and quit before the first chapter was done. These days most of the good webcomics seem to rake in more dough by being stand-alones with book and merchandising sales.


Oh, and Unicorn Jelly ... although that was wierd ...

...It's not one of those softcore furry comics, is it?
there's nothing wrong with that if it's your thing, it's just not mine

I think some one mentioned Better Days as well, though I don't know if that really counts since the artist pretty much just time skipped a few years down the line and kept going.
Maybe we'll give that one half a point, for now.


This thread has reminded me how webcomics I've read that actually had proper endings. Hell, at this point, they probably outnumber the ones I am still reading (gag a day strips excluded).

There are more than I had known about, certainly, but at least no one has embarrassed me by posting a lists of "100 best webcomic endings of all time". The number of active comics (leaving out the ones that just trailed off sans resolution) still vastly outnumbers the completed ones.

Tebryn
2013-06-27, 07:55 PM
That's twice it's been mentioned, I'll have to give it a try.

Just tell me this: it's not a comic based on that old Dig-dug video game, is it? I've never been a fan of nostalgia for it's own sake.


No, it doesn't get anywhere close to video games at all. It's a modern day fairy tale...with a lot about it that I can't talk about on this forum because it breaks the rules. Let's just say it has a very special place in my heart with a lot of the themes it has going for it. You'd do yourself a disservice not to read it.

Traab
2013-06-27, 08:13 PM
Ctrl-Alt-Del ended for all intents and purposes. The storyline is done, the main characters have been changed, and even if we do run into ethan and crew all over again, it wont involve the old canon. (presumably).

AdmiralCheez
2013-06-27, 08:36 PM
I actually have a subfolder in the webcomics section of my bookmark folder reserved for ones with completed runs. I do that so that I can re-read them without worrying about clogging up my folder for ongoing comics. (I read a lot of them)

So far, I've got:
Bobwhite (http://www.bobwhitecomics.com/?webcomic_post=20080728)
The Phoenix Requiem (http://requiem.seraph-inn.com/archives.html)
Ratfist (http://ratfist.com/)
Chainmail Bikini (http://shawntionary.com/chainmailbikini/?p=15)
DM of The Rings (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=612) (previously mentioned)

The Rose Dragon
2013-06-27, 08:59 PM
Yeah, I'm not exactly sure how to count all those...
I recall reading all/most/some of them, and from what I recall it's like every so often the author gets bored and relaunches everything in a new alternate reality. Same characters, same personalities, different setting. But maybe my memory is just fuzzy.

I've seen links for another comic that looked like it was in his style, called "Dumbing of age", I think..

Roomies! is Willis's first comic, and It's Walky! directly follows its continuity, though it changes focus from a group of college students to a group of alien fighters. Joyce & Walky! follows the main characters of It's Walky! in their life as a cutesy lovey-dovey couple who once happened to save the world from an alien invasion, while Shortpacked!, still going on, is in the same continuity, but not a direct follow up to any of those three, even if it shares some characters.

Dumbing of Age is one of Willis's comics, and is the only one that truly takes place in an alternate universe, sharing Roomies!'s basic premise, and a lot of characters from the above four comics, but none of the extraordinary stuff like talking cars or aliens.

Astrella
2013-06-27, 09:12 PM
KhaosKomix (http://www.khaoskomix.com/) and Yu + Me: Dream (http://rosalarian.com/yume/) are the ones that immediately spring to mind.

Nerd-o-rama
2013-06-27, 09:14 PM
I think I'll the ones I've seen finished have been mentioned already, I'm just posting here to say that everyone should read The Last Days of FOXHOUND (http://www.doctorshrugs.com/foxhound/comic.php?id=1).

Yes, even you.

CRtwenty
2013-06-27, 09:54 PM
Adventurers had a pretty good ending. Krakow ended and was replaced by Krakow 2.0 with new characters. Elf Only Inn ended and rebooted in a new setting but it technically did end. Melonpool had a reboot as well.



...It's not one of those softcore furry comics, is it?
there's nothing wrong with that if it's your thing, it's just not mine

No, but Unicorn Jelly is... weird. It started out pretty light but eventually seemed to become nothing but the author soapboxing about transgender issues. Kind of a weird thing to do in what was originaly a light hearted fantasy comic.

As for the Walkyverse. Roomies and It's Walky! are more or less the same comic, Shortpacked is a spinoff series in the same continuity, and Dumbing of Age is an AU featuring characters from all three aged down to college age.

The Rose Dragon
2013-06-27, 09:56 PM
As for the Walkyverse. Roomies and It's Walky! are more or less the same comic, Shortpacked is a spinoff series in the same continuity, and Dumbing of Age is an AU featuring characters from all three aged down to college age.

Not all of them. Leslie and Robin both seem to have graduated from college, as does Jason.

CRtwenty
2013-06-27, 11:48 PM
Not all of them. Leslie and Robin both seem to have graduated from college, as does Jason.

True. But most of the cast was deaged.

Some others that have finished are "Nana's Everyday Life" and "Minus". I recommend Minus to everybody (it's pretty short too), but Nana's Everyday Life isn't for everybody (it's basically a dark comedy about a little girl that has everything possible go wrong in her life)

Spuddles
2013-06-28, 12:29 AM
Oglaf kinda sorta ended its Apprentice arc. Not sure if that counts, though.


No, it doesn't get anywhere close to video games at all. It's a modern day fairy tale...with a lot about it that I can't talk about on this forum because it breaks the rules. Let's just say it has a very special place in my heart with a lot of the themes it has going for it. You'd do yourself a disservice not to read it.

You can't even mention the themes? I don't think there's a forum rule about, say, posting the words "politics, religion, rape, insult, drugs, curse words."

See look I won't even get a warning for saying those.

So can you sell the comic any better?

Mobius Twist
2013-06-28, 12:32 AM
Mac Hall finished and its creators transitioned to doing Three Panel Soul.

CRtwenty
2013-06-28, 02:19 AM
Oglaf kinda sorta ended its Apprentice arc. Not sure if that counts, though.

According to the author we haven't seen the last of Ivan.

Spuddles
2013-06-28, 03:27 AM
According to the author we haven't seen the last of Ivan.

Well color me tittilated.

Oglaf is definitely my favorite fantasy comic.

Tebryn
2013-06-28, 06:24 AM
Oglaf kinda sorta ended its Apprentice arc. Not sure if that counts, though.



You can't even mention the themes? I don't think there's a forum rule about, say, posting the words "politics, religion, rape, insult, drugs, curse words."

See look I won't even get a warning for saying those.

So can you sell the comic any better?

I could probably ya...but a lot of what makes me like it...I can't share. It's a comic about a wombat who stumbles far from home, gets involved with peoples and mysticism she doesn't know and doesn't believe in respectively. It's a tale of dead gods, destiny and relationships between peoples worlds apart over similarities we all hold. It's a modern day fairy tale told from a skeptic's viewpoint and it's all amazing. The art is spectacular, the themes of the Byronic hero subverted and played straight at the same time.

That's what I got out of it at least. That doesn't mean the author set out to do it which is why I didn't want to delve into it. Different people are going to get different things from Digger...not because it's "artsy" but because...it's just that kind of story. If you haven't read it...do so. You'll be happy you did.

Corneel
2013-06-28, 06:52 AM
<snip>
The Phoenix Requiem (http://requiem.seraph-inn.com/archives.html)
<snip>

From the same author
Inverloch (http://inverloch.seraph-inn.com/)

Iruka
2013-06-28, 11:19 AM
8-bit Theatre, The Last Days Of Foxhound, DM of the Rings and Rice Boy (http://www.rice-boy.com/).

T-O-E
2013-06-28, 12:40 PM
Rice Boy (http://www.rice-boy.com/).

Order of Tales as well.

AdmiralCheez
2013-06-28, 02:37 PM
Incidentally, 70-Seas (http://70-seas.com/) just concluded today.

Avaris
2013-06-28, 02:59 PM
Irregular webcomic (http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/) finished (and appears to be doing reruns atm), though it's debatable whether it counts for the purposes of 'definite story'. It ad a lot of character/story threads, but whether they could be said to be full stories is another matter.

thorgrim29
2013-06-28, 03:23 PM
I think Concerned is finished.... I think all the other's I've read have been mentionned. I should go reread Casey and Andy and A miracle of Science

Adaon Nightwind
2013-06-28, 06:47 PM
Starslip Crisis ended somewhere in.. 2006? It seems to have started again, though.

http://www.gocomics.com/starslip/2012/07/09

scienceguy8
2013-06-28, 08:22 PM
70 Seas (http://www.70-seas.com/) posted its final strip today.

Randomguy
2013-06-29, 12:32 AM
Problem Sleuth also ended a while ago.

Man, I'm surprised at how many of the entries here I've read. I read too many webcomics. I've cut down to only a little over a dozen now, though.

Iruka
2013-06-29, 12:26 PM
Problem Sleuth also ended a while ago.


Oh man, how could I forget Problem Sleuth?

Also: Snowflakes (http://www.snowflakescomic.com/?id=103&sl=1)
It has a T-Rex wielding a double-lightsaber.

So, 7 finished webcomics total.

CRtwenty
2013-06-29, 04:33 PM
I think Concerned is finished.... I think all the other's I've read have been mentionned. I should go reread Casey and Andy and A miracle of Science

I forgot about Concerned, that one was great.

SaintRidley
2013-06-29, 05:31 PM
Forgot one: DAR (http://www.darcomic.com/)

Draconi Redfir
2013-06-29, 05:36 PM
Dreamless (http://dreamless.keenspot.com/) is the only one i'm aware of that reached it's end, no wait, there is also Marry Me. (http://marryme.keenspot.com/d/20120730.html) Or at least it seemed wrapped up last time i checked, looking now i'm not entirely sure.

Inane Octopus
2013-06-29, 06:07 PM
I'm surprised no ones mentioned Ander's Loves Maria. I cried like a baby at the conclusion.

Adaon Nightwind
2013-06-29, 06:58 PM
I'm surprised no ones mentioned Ander's Loves Maria. I cried like a baby at the conclusion.

For myself, I left that out on purpose. I absolutely hate what happened to Tina, and a lot of the interaction between the characters is just hurt- und spitefull. I read it, it touched me, but it left me feeling raw and wounded (mostly because of Tina).

Dr. Bath
2013-06-30, 04:10 PM
For myself, I left that out on purpose. I absolutely hate what happened to Tina, and a lot of the interaction between the characters is just hurt- und spitefull. I read it, it touched me, but it left me feeling raw and wounded (mostly because of Tina).

But that's life. Or can be. I think that's the whole point, it's one of the more realistically written comics I've read tragedy and all.

Never Mind the Gap (nsfw) I'm pretty sure has finished, although I didn't stick with it.

Technically Bard Quest and Jailbreak are also finished now (since Hussie went back and added purposefully terrible endings)

Dawn of Time is also finished, although the author has said he might come back to it.

Penny and Aggie finished, but a couple of characters were taken and put into Quiltbag which also ended (unsatisfactorily)

Oh and Para-Ten! Which was amazing.

Deepbluediver
2013-06-30, 05:51 PM
Thanks everyone who has contributed to far! I've been reminded of several comics that I had forgotten about. Also, providing links is pretty helpful if I need to go check a comic.
I'm to lazy to add them to MY list though.
Also, since first posting I've added several more to the things I've read: Dreamless, Phoenix Requiem, & Buck Godot so far.
There are several more I've tried but didn't really catch my interest. Maybe some day I'll find the fortitude to push through all the archives.


Starslip Crisis ended somewhere in.. 2006? It seems to have started again, though.

http://www.gocomics.com/starslip/2012/07/09

Yeah, I took a quick look but I have not read all the way through. I think since it's current most up-to-date comic is not a conclusion, it'll have to go under the "abandoned/orphaned" heading FTM.


Marry Me. (http://marryme.keenspot.com/d/20120730.html) Or at least it seemed wrapped up last time i checked, looking now i'm not entirely sure.

There are several things that look like they could be endings, but then there keeping being more chapters, like the artists can't let it go. I'll try to get a more definitive answer to I can add it to the list of cross it off.


Never Mind the Gap
Technically Bard Quest and Jailbreak
Dawn of Time

These, and a few of the other things on the list will be included, but with an explanation until I can read them myself or some one else can give us supporting details.


If there's anything else left out there, keep the titles coming!

Psionic Dog
2013-06-30, 07:33 PM
Lets see...

Get Medieval (http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/738.html)
Wish3 (http://www.wish3.net)
and Darken (http://darkencomic.com/?webcomic_post=20031216) are my three favorite webcomics that ran until the final conclusion.

Myth Adventures (http://www.airshipentertainment.com/mythcomic.php?date=20100109) was also really good, but since that was a web comic adaptation of a preexisting print book I'm not sure how much that counts.

Doorhandle
2013-06-30, 10:52 PM
Hmm. It seems there are more finished webcomics than one would think. surprising.

Sanctaphrax
2013-06-30, 10:59 PM
Went through my Finished Webcomics folder for comics that weren't on your list. Here's what I came up with.

Girly
Queen Of Wands
Problem Sleuth
NYC2123
Odysseus The Rebel
Hitler vs Stalin
Shell
Great
Treading Ground
And It Don't Stop
Bang Barstal
The Abaddon
Locus
Princess Princess

Not all of those are safe for work, so tread carefully if that sort of thing is a problem for you.

I can provide links if need be.

I left out a few comics that were questionably appropriate for this thread because I wasn't sure whether they qualified as complete or as webcomics.

Reverent-One
2013-07-02, 12:07 PM
Starslip Crisis ended somewhere in.. 2006? It seems to have started again, though.

http://www.gocomics.com/starslip/2012/07/09

Wait, what? No, it's run pretty constantly since 2005, officially ending last year. You might be getting it confused with Starshift Crisis, which is what the comic was before Kris Straub had to change the name for legal reasons. To my understanding Straub worked the name change in with a meta-arc reboot, with both the Starshift and Starslip websites updating at the same time for a bit. So Starshift "died", but Starslip continued on.


Yeah, I took a quick look but I have not read all the way through. I think since it's current most up-to-date comic is not a conclusion, it'll have to go under the "abandoned/orphaned" heading FTM.

The problem is gocomics.com isn't the official website for it, I believe they're just running the old comics again. The main site here (http://starslip.chainsawsuit.com/) has everything up to the conclusion.

EDIT: Oh, and for another concluded webcomic, Ugly Hill ended several years ago. Unfortunately, the site seems to be down now.

Fion MacCumhail
2013-07-02, 05:57 PM
You might be getting it confused with Starshift Crisis, which is what the comic was before Kris Straub had to change the name for legal reasons.

do you remember if those legal reasons were related to the game Starshift (which unfortunately only sold around 50 copies)?

Reverent-One
2013-07-03, 03:37 PM
do you remember if those legal reasons were related to the game Starshift (which unfortunately only sold around 50 copies)?

I'm not aware of the specific reasons why. I didn't find out until well after the fact.

dps
2013-07-03, 09:24 PM
Some of the comics on Rich's ComixBlog have concluded, but I'm not sure that they count--it's sort of an antholgy comic site, I'd guess you'd call it, and most of the stories aren't all that long--usually around 60 strips or thereabouts.

Fion MacCumhail
2013-07-04, 05:13 AM
Some of the comics on Rich's ComixBlog have concluded, but I'm not sure that they count--it's sort of an antholgy comic site, I'd guess you'd call it, and most of the stories aren't all that long--usually around 60 strips or thereabouts.

"The Ten Doctors" was really long.

BWR
2013-07-04, 07:58 AM
Can you actually count Nodwick, Buck Godot, What's new? or similar comics as webcomics? They were printed originally and put online by the authors, often after the series was finished.

Doctor Fun (http://ibiblio.org/Dave/archive.htm)can be added to the list though.

Kurald Galain
2013-07-07, 04:23 PM
Please sort that list in the OP alphabetically, thank you. I think it would also help if you distinguished between "has clearly ended but I'm not sure if it's a comic" and "is clearly a comic but I'm not sure if it's ended".

If you want my $.02, I fail to see in what way DMOTR is not a comic. In fact it looks exactly like a comic, it shouldn't matter whether the pictures were newly-drawn or taken from somewhere else. Darths and Droids is also a comic in the exact same way.

If Nodwick somehow doesn't count as a comic, then neither do Buck Godot and Myth Adventures. FWIW I think all should count; whatever they were in the past, they are now webcomics and indistinguishable as such from other webcomics.

Elf Only Inn hasn't ended. It was in the middle of a plotline, went on hiatus, started a wholly new (MMORPG) plotline, went on hiatus in the second arc, and the author posted he abandoned it.

Mezzacotta has also ended :smalltongue: And Adventurers! of course.

Simius
2013-07-07, 11:38 PM
Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell (http://dcisgoingtohell.com/) ended last week.

Another excellent webcomic that I followed until the end is Bucko (http://www.buckocomic.com/), by Jeff Parker and Erika Moen. Might have a few NSFW pages.

There's probably more that I can't remember. Amazing how quickly you can forget about a comic once it stops updating.

FujinAkari
2013-07-08, 12:09 AM
I am astounded that Adventurers! (http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0001.html) is not on the list.

CRtwenty
2013-07-08, 03:32 AM
I am astounded that Adventurers! (http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0001.html) is not on the list.

I mentioned it earlier. :smallwink:

Deepbluediver
2013-07-08, 09:54 AM
Wait, what? No, it's run pretty constantly since 2005, officially ending last year. You might be getting it confused with Starshift Crisis, which is what the comic was before Kris Straub had to change the name for legal reasons. To my understanding Straub worked the name change in with a meta-arc reboot, with both the Starshift and Starslip websites updating at the same time for a bit. So Starshift "died", but Starslip continued on.

So is it officially concluded and done with now? Once I get an answer I'll assign it a proper designation.


Oh, and for another concluded webcomic, Ugly Hill ended several years ago. Unfortunately, the site seems to be down now.

Then I'll probably put that the in "special category".


Some of the comics on Rich's ComixBlog have concluded, but I'm not sure that they count--it's sort of an antholgy comic site, I'd guess you'd call it, and most of the stories aren't all that long--usually around 60 strips or thereabouts.


Can you actually count Nodwick, Buck Godot, What's new? or similar comics as webcomics? They were printed originally and put online by the authors, often after the series was finished.

They're posted online in webcomic format, but if it's going to cause arguments I'll add them the special section with appropriate notation.



Please sort that list in the OP alphabetically, thank you.

Ugh, but that's so much work! I don't wanna! :smalltongue:


Edit: List has been rearranged and updated; though someone may want to check my work. I haven't slept in 36+ hours and am currently on at least two different anti-allergy medications.


I think it would also help if you distinguished between "has clearly ended but I'm not sure if it's a comic" and "is clearly a comic but I'm not sure if it's ended".

That's what the Special section was supposed to be for.


I am astounded that Adventurers! (http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0001.html) is not on the list.

I was just busy over the holiday, and had not gotten around to updating it recently.

Zombimode
2013-07-08, 02:06 PM
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DM of the Rings [I](it's humorous web-material, but I'm not sure it counts as a "comic")

Uhm, why not, exactly? Because it has no "drawings" so to speak? Why should that be the defining point of a webcomic?
DM of the Ring follows roughly the same structure as other webcomics.

Also, there is art involved. You're drawing an arbitrary line if you say "no, thats not 'artsy' enough to be a comic". Would you rate Another Gaming Comic as a webcomic? It is drawn, but has arguably much less "art" in it then DM of the Rings (especially the first 200 strips).


Anyway, your list of finished webcomic is missing:
Concerned: a Half-Life 2 caption based webcomic, it is humor, somewhat on the silly side, well worth a read - while it sure references its source material, knowledge of HL2 is not required to enjoy the comic :smallsmile:

The Troubadour
2013-07-08, 03:06 PM
There's also "Theater Hopper". http://www.theaterhopper.com/
One of its characters moved to Multiplex!.

TaiLiu
2013-07-09, 12:58 AM
I'm surprised Hitmen for Destiny (http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php) isn't on the list yet.

Porthos
2013-07-09, 02:24 AM
DM of the Rings is absoultely a webcomic.

It's a comic, put on the web. The fact that it uses photostills makes it no less of a comic than say, Irregular Webcomic.

And if IWC is a webcomic (it's in the name and everything), so to is DMotR.

Furthermore, using photostills to tell a comic story has long been a tradition in the comic industry. Perhaps more in the UK and Europe than the US, but a long tradition nonetheless.

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photonovel#Fumetti):


Fumetti[edit]

Fumetti is an Italian word (literally "little puffs of smoke" in reference to speech balloons), which refers to all comics. In English, the term refers specifically to photonovels or photographic comics, a genre of comics illustrated with photographs rather than drawings. Italians call these fotoromanzi (photonovels). Photonovels are popular in Spain, South Africa, and Latin America, where they are called fotonovelas, and have also gained popularity in France. Photo comics were also common in British magazines such as Jackie in the 1980s, and a few are still published. Today, the format has been revived in the English-speaking world through the medium of webcomics, and since 2007 there is even an annual award for photographic comics.

History[edit]

Fumetti were never particularly successful in North America until the arrival of Harvey Kurtzman's Help!, which ran humorous photo stories from 1960 to 1965. Later, National Lampoon offered similar fare with its "photo funnies".
During the 1970s, a line of paperback books known as Fotonovels were published. These were fumetti adaptations of several popular films, including Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Nightwing, Rocky II, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. The Fotonovel format involved balloons with abbreviated dialogue from screenplays set in color frame blow-ups taken directly from prints of the films.

Twelve episodes of the original Star Trek TV series were also adapted to this format. The adaptations were usually abridged. They were popular for a brief period, but the market for such adaptations all but disappeared with the advent of home video; publication ceased in the early 1980s.

There are a number of fumetti newspaper strips in the UK and the form was popular in girls comics in the 1980s. Boys comics of the early 1980s such as Load Runner and the relaunched Eagle also experimented with fumetti but without much success. When the Eagle was revamped, former fumetti strips such as Doomlord continued as more traditional illustrated strips.

More recently, webcomics have brought fumetti to more Americans, with photocomics such as Night Zero, A Softer World and Alien Loves Predator gaining attention in the webcomics community. In 2007, the Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards gave the first award for "Outstanding Photographic Comic", denoting a new acceptance of the genre.[4] In 2010 and 2011 the bilingual photocomic Union of Heroes was nominated for the "Web-Sonderman"-Awards for the best German webcomic. In March 2011, Amazon Kindle published the first of Geo Godley's photo comic memoir e-books, Sochi Russia resort travelogue, marking a revival in the genre.

Finally there is a LONG list of Photo Comics (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PhotoComic) over at TV Tropes.

I dunno. Seems authoritative enuf to me. :smallwink:

Kurald Galain
2013-07-09, 06:50 AM
Bard Quest & Jailbreak (they reportedly have intentionally terrible endings)
How exactly is an "intentionally terrible ending" not an ending?

turbo164
2013-07-09, 01:00 PM
Elijah and Azuu. Ended with a nice flash animation with music and a little voicework.

JSSheridan
2013-07-09, 02:25 PM
I guess that Gods of Arr-Kelaan has had three arcs conclude. I'm not sure the story ever had an ending in mind though, and it was just a series of tales in a common setting.

Khosan
2013-07-09, 08:25 PM
RPG World (http://www.rpgworldcomic.com/) "ended" a couple years back. The creator got sick of it right before the end and went on a 2 year hiatus, came back with some mini-comics, then took another 3 year hiatus and finally deemed it over in 2010.

AstralFire
2013-07-10, 01:48 PM
Came in here to say Queen of Wands and Penny and Aggie.

I really hated how Penny and Aggie ended. Which is weird for me, since I usually like happy endings. I felt like that comic lost its footing sometime after Karen became neutralized as a threat, and I just don't buy Penny and Aggie as SOs. It was too neat.

SaintRidley
2013-07-10, 09:59 PM
Curious why Bobbins and Scary-Go-Round didn't make it into the list. Narratively they aren't being continued but stuff in the same universe is happening in Bad Machinery/Giant Days, which are a sort of spinoff/sequel thing (Giant Days only updates in between story arcs of Bad Machinery).

memnarch
2013-07-10, 11:50 PM
Get Medieval (http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/) is done, twice over now. May require the Get Medieval fixer script to see some of the images, but they should all be there.

Tvtyrant
2013-07-11, 01:13 AM
Primer Chronicles was a comic that finished a while ago. Sprite Comic.

I can't link on this browser :C

http://viper-x27.deviantart.com/gallery/9499185