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endoperez
2013-08-21, 01:56 PM
Just as the title says, I'm interested in finding webcomics that have already ended (being on an indefinite hiatus doesn't count), but are worth a recommendation. They don't have to be the best of the best, but something you'd like to recommed to people.


Kid Radd
http://www.bgreco.net/kidradd.htm
A pseudo-animated sprite webcomic. The characters are video game characters from fictional-but-familiar retro games. The sprites are often animated, usually in some small way, but every now and then there are animated fight scenes or something of that sort. It starts off slowly, and most updates end on a quip of some sort. It slowly picks up pace, and a plot, as things go on.

Inverloch
http://inverloch.seraph-inn.com/viewcomic.php
Fantasy adventure comic with nice art and an actual plot. Unlike so many other webcomics, this was a full story from the beginning, with a proper beginning and a proper ending. Nice writing and art, much better than most webcomics and comparable to published comics.

Phoenix Requiem
http://requiem.seraph-inn.com/
From the creator of Inverloch. A dark fantasy about a world that lost its magic, and about a female physician befriending her mysterious patient.

Dreamless
http://dreamless.keenspot.com/
Again, from the creator of the previous two comics. It's about a young girl who doesn't dream. When she sleeps, she shares the life of a young Japanese boy, learning to know him, his family and his language. For the boy it's the same. They grow up, think they're in love, want to see each other... but it's 1940s.

Nodwick
http://comic.nodwick.com/?p=536
An episodic humour-fantasy story. It starts as comic strips, then graduates to comic albums of whole pages. The party of a fighter, a wizard and a cleric hire the titular Nodwick as their henchman, to carry their loot. Or at least, that's what the two others told the cleric, so she would agree on them having a slave who can do everything a ten-feet pole, a trap detector, an anchor, a mule and a packhorse can.
The comic parodies D&D, sadistic players, evil characters, good characters, various other pieces of fiction, pretty much anything the author could think of. It's mostly episodic, but some earlier stuff gets referred to from time to time, and it does have a final arc that finishes it all off.

That's all I can think of right now.

Darius123
2013-08-21, 02:06 PM
One that immediately comes to mind is:

Digger
http://diggercomic.com/

A comic about a very sensible wombat who is thrown into an epic saga involving a statue of a god, a baby shadow demon, hyenas, and much more. A solid, entertaining, well-written story throughout.

Mr.Bookworm
2013-08-21, 02:26 PM
minus (http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus.html)

Anthony Fremont from the Twilight Zone as a fairly innocent little girl, basically. Creepy, heartwarming, and really, really beautifully drawn. Probably my favorite webcomic ever.

Freakangels (http://www.freakangels.com/?p=23)

Steampunk post-apocalyptic Midwich Cuckoos! It's by Warren Ellis and is kind of a traditional comic presented as a webcomic. Quite good, but obviously very Warren Ellis-y.

I would recommend Scary Go Round, but I can find absolutely no trace of it on the author's site, which is a total shame.

endoperez
2013-08-21, 02:49 PM
I would recommend Scary Go Round, but I can find absolutely no trace of it on the author's site, which is a total shame.

http://scarygoround.com/sgr/

I was already familiar with both minus. and Digger, they're both great.

Radar
2013-08-21, 03:29 PM
1/0 (http://oneoverzero.comicgenesis.com/d/20000827.html)
It starts not very promising, but unfolds into something really, really interesting and really, really meta. Quite a lot of the plot comes from the fact, that the characters know they are characters in a comic strip and converse with the author. Just don't expect good art from this one.

Daisy Owl (http://www.daisyowl.com/comic/2008-07-03) is worth reading, but it ended ubruptly without proper closure.

Ozzy and Millie (http://ozyandmillie.org/) doesn't have much of an overarching plot, but it does have good humor well mixed with bits and pieces of philosophy and other such things.

DM of the Rings (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=612) is a retelling of the Lord of the Rings as an RPG campaign. The author really caught the spirit of a gaming group well. Strongly recommended.

Fion MacCumhail
2013-08-21, 03:42 PM
i suggest having a look at this thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=289900).

endoperez
2013-08-21, 04:19 PM
i suggest having a look at this thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=289900).

That thread has random stuff and no links, for the most part. Also no descriptions. While it was nice, I think this thread will be better if someone is looking for a new story to read. It did remind me of something word recommending though:

Here are two finished webcomics from Evan Dahm.
Rice Boy (http://www.rice-boy.com/see/index.php?c=001) is a weird fantasy adventure in a weird world where an armless blob of a boy is asked to fulfill a prophesy. The art style is rather unique, but awesome.
The Order of Tales (http://www.rice-boy.com/order/index.php?c=001) is a story set in the same world, featuring some characters from the other story. It has a different tone, slightly more serious and a bit more bleak.

Yora
2013-08-21, 04:47 PM
Inverloch is great. It's a really well done visual novel with some really clever twists. People lie and you know they lie, but you just don't have any idea why they would do that. And it's not a simple "find the villains lair and kill him" plot or "stop the villains evil plan". It's all about being sly and clever. One of my favorite fantasy stories.

The Rose Dragon
2013-08-21, 06:13 PM
YU+ME: dream. (http://rosalarian.com/yume/?p=1) it is abut a high school girl who falls in love with another girl, and to say anything else would probably constitute spoilers. Comes in two parts, with vastly different styles and focuses for each.

Crimson Dark (http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/index.php?view=comic&strip_id=1). Little heroes in a big war, set in space (you never see the heroes land on a planet outside of flashbacks). Reminiscent of Firefly, and ended just as early, but has a definite ending.

Early Walkyverse. (http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/19970908.html) Soap opera levels of silly at times, has a lot of bumps in early years, and takes a lot of rereading to really follow, but well worth the read as two separate coming of age stories.

thefullnelson
2013-08-21, 07:08 PM
Have read and enjoyed Nodwick (man, that takes me back), Digger and DM of the Rings. +1 to all 3!

I guess I could mention that FF1 comic (consults google) oh right, 8-bit theatre! YMMV but it certainly has its moments. Buck Godot certainly gets a mention, it finished updating on the Girl Genius website a while ago.

Grey Watcher
2013-08-21, 07:32 PM
I really enjoyed Darken (http://darkencomic.com/), typical D&D-inspired fantasy adventure webcomic with villain protagonists.

Orange Knight
2013-08-22, 07:09 AM
If you like 40K and don't mind it being from 2009ish then I recommend Turn Signals On A Land Raider, http://tsoalr.com/ Pretty fun, with 667 strips (so it isn't evil). It follows the misadventures of two marine models, such as their desire to be painted and dealing with rule changes.

Guancyto
2013-08-22, 07:17 AM
I'd have to recommend A Miracle of Science (http://project-apollo.net/mos/), it's got a grizzled detective and his perky sidekick hunting a mad scientist in the spacefuture.

Kato
2013-08-22, 09:06 AM
Two video game themed ones:

8 Bit Theater (http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/03/02/episode-001-were-going-where/)
Kind of surprised it wasn't mentioned yet. A sprite comic retelling of the first FInal Fantasy game if the heroes were... well, worse than your average D&D group. The worst of humanity (and elvity) set out to save the world. Or destroy it, whatever comes first.
The humor is rather crude and not everyone's taste but a lot of people I think have enjoyed it.


The Last Days of Foxhound (http://www.doctorshrugs.com/foxhound/comic.php?id=1)
Exactly what it says on the tin, the comic mostly describes what the mostly a-social group of people which make up the first Metal Gear Solids antagonists are up to in the time more or less just before the game starts. As above, the people are not really cut out to be heroes but here they are pretty straight out villains anyway.
The author tries to come up with his own version of the crazy background story mostly revealed in part three and four of the series but as with any sane person, really misses the mark. It's still a very enjoyable read, even if the humor is it times crude, again.

t209
2013-08-22, 11:00 AM
Space Trawler (http://spacetrawler.com/)
Well, it's at the end of the comic.

Kid Jake
2013-08-22, 04:15 PM
Been a while since I've read it, but I remember A Modest Destiny over at www.squidi.net to be pretty entertaining. The other comics just sorta fizzled out and died, but as I recall that one wrapped up pretty tidily.

Razanir
2013-08-22, 04:32 PM
1/0 (http://oneoverzero.comicgenesis.com/d/20000827.html)
It starts not very promising, but unfolds into something really, really interesting and really, really meta. Quite a lot of the plot comes from the fact, that the characters know they are characters in a comic strip and converse with the author. Just don't expect good art from this one.

DM of the Rings (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=612) is a retelling of the Lord of the Rings as an RPG campaign. The author really caught the spirit of a gaming group well. Strongly recommended.


8 Bit Theater (http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/03/02/episode-001-were-going-where/)
Kind of surprised it wasn't mentioned yet. A sprite comic retelling of the first FInal Fantasy game if the heroes were... well, worse than your average D&D group. The worst of humanity (and elvity) set out to save the world. Or destroy it, whatever comes first.
The humor is rather crude and not everyone's taste but a lot of people I think have enjoyed it.

I second all three of these.

1/0– I describe it as almost being philosophical, and just exploring what would happen if there was no fourth wall.

DM of the Rings– Behold, Edoras! ... On second thought, let's not go there. It is a silly place.

8-Bit Theater– All I will say is this. It contains the longest brick joke I've ever seen

pikachu314
2013-08-22, 04:36 PM
Angel Moxie (http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/index.php) is a nice take on the Mahou Shoujo genre. I recommend it.

Fri
2013-08-23, 05:16 PM
The artwork might be not for everyone, but I quite enjoyed Casey and Andy. It's a humor comic about two mad scientists who keeps dying again and again. Episodic gag comic with occasional story arc. The artwork get a bit better later, but not too much. Ends at strip 666, exactly as the author planned.

http://www.galactanet.com/comic/view.php?strip=1

Lateral
2013-08-25, 10:26 PM
There is, of course, Irregular Webcomic, (http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/) which concluded not that long ago. It's kind of like if XKCD had storylines. Multiple different ones. But with pictures of Legos or miniatures instead of stick figures. Also, different.

Ever since the comic ended, the author's been doing these big blocks of text about... you know, science 'n' stuff... every Sunday. They're really quite interesting, but not really webcomicky.

Cuthalion
2013-08-25, 10:41 PM
One that immediately comes to mind is:

Digger
http://diggercomic.com/

A comic about a very sensible wombat who is thrown into an epic saga involving a statue of a god, a baby shadow demon, hyenas, and much more. A solid, entertaining, well-written story throughout.

:smalltongue: That sounds... fun. I'll have to give it a read sometime.

The_Snark
2013-08-27, 05:25 AM
I'll second Digger, 1/0, Rice Boy, 8-bit Theater, A Miracle of Science, and DM of the Rings, and throw in a mention of Narbonic (http://www.narbonic.com/), a comedy about mad scientists and their interns/minions/experimental subjects.

Gez
2013-08-27, 05:41 AM
Buck Godot and MythAdventures (http://www.airshipentertainment.com/info/comics.php4) (Girl Genius is still ongoing, What's New is not really interesting)

I rather liked Mixed Myth (http://mixedmyth.comicgenesis.com/d/20010908.html) all those years ago.

I think all others I'd recommend either are still ongoing, have already been linked to, or have entirely disappeared off the Internet.

Wraith
2013-08-27, 06:04 AM
Starslip (http://starslip.chainsawsuit.com/) was one of the first webcomics that I ever read that 'ended'. Good, solid, sci-fi wackiness that kinda fizzled out towards the end, but was otherwise entertaining.

And of course, the irrepressible Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire (http://www.dominic-deegan.com/).
If you have any interest at all in writing, drawing or otherwise seeing what a one-strip per day webcomic from start to finish, over the course of a decade, ought NOT to do.... Read DD: OfH.

Fion MacCumhail
2013-08-27, 06:51 AM
What's New is not really interesting

beg to differ.

Gez
2013-08-27, 12:44 PM
If you used to read them back in the days in the magazine, then yeah, for nostalgia's sake. On the other hand, if you didn't...

Mr.Silver
2013-08-27, 01:19 PM
Demonology 101 (http://faith.rydia.net/) was pretty much the big 'finished' webcomic back in the day*. Teen-ish, but not too bad.

I'm trying to remember some others that haven't been mentioned already, but most of the ones I remember didn't so much 'end' as 'die, and then generally vanish from the face of the internet'.


Also second 8-bit, Riceboy, Miracle of Science, Inverloch, DM of the Rings and Freakangels. Actually, I don't think there's much in the thread you'd be better off avoiding (aside from Dominic Deegan, unless you're some sort of masochist).




*by which I mean 2005. Back when Miko was a new character in OOTS, Dominic Deegan sucked slightly less and xkcd was this small collection of charming graph paper doodles nobody had really heard of.

Radar
2013-08-27, 01:30 PM
If you used to read them back in the days in the magazine, then yeah, for nostalgia's sake. On the other hand, if you didn't...
It is still a portion of light, inconsequential fun. :smallsmile:

TroubleBrewing
2013-08-28, 09:32 AM
I always liked Mac Hall. (http://machall.com/) Not a story-driven, fantasy-themed comic, but it IS a finished webcomic.

Tebryn
2013-08-28, 10:00 AM
I always liked Mac Hall. (http://machall.com/) Not a story-driven, fantasy-themed comic, but it IS a finished webcomic.

I sure do miss Mac Hall...the art was really good. What ever happened to the author?

Fion MacCumhail
2013-08-28, 06:20 PM
I sure do miss Mac Hall...the art was really good. What ever happened to the author?

went on to make Three Panel Soul if i recall correctly.

Gnoman
2013-08-28, 06:43 PM
Adventurers! (http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0001.html) is also a pretty good JRPG parody. It starts off pretty weak (little more than a gag-a-day to be honest), but improves rapidly, to the point where it actually has prety developed characters, recurring jokes, and a surprisingly decent (considering the parodic nature of the series) plot.

JSSheridan
2013-08-31, 11:25 AM
Gods of Arr-Kelaan had some good story arcs.

http://www.rmcomics.com/archive.htm

As did Realm of Atland.

http://www.realmofatland.com/?p=1

TroubleBrewing
2013-09-04, 08:27 AM
OH! And Return to Sender. (http://rts.lunistice.com/)

It's maddeningly unfinished, but it's done. The author explains it on the first page.

JEEZ I WANT TO KNOW HOW IT ENDS.

Radar
2013-09-25, 10:18 AM
Fairly recently an obscure comics called A Quartz Bead (http://kokoart.net/nowa3/?p=3) has been concluded. It's fairly well written, has interesting visuals and occasional bits of humor. The same author has made a few more short comics in the past - those translated to english can be all found here (http://kokoart.net/kokoart3/).

Ralph
2013-09-26, 12:57 PM
Concerned: The Half-Life and Death of Gordon Frohman (http://www.screencuisine.net/hlcomic/index.php?date=2005-05-01)

It's set in the Half-Life 2 universe and is about that legendary talking anti-hero Gordon Frohman, on his adventures through Half-Life 2.

He dies at the end.

Ravens_cry
2013-09-26, 01:15 PM
Fairly recently an obscure comics called A Quartz Bead (http://kokoart.net/nowa3/?p=3) has been concluded. It's fairly well written, has interesting visuals and occasional bits of humor. The same author has made a few more short comics in the past - those translated to english can be all found here (http://kokoart.net/kokoart3/).
I decided to read it, only to find it ended the same day I finished reading it.
Dang it! If I may give a critique I felt the ending was a little weak near the climax, doing more telling than showing.
While not officially ended, Gaming Guardians (http://gamingguardians.com/2000/05/07/05072000/) is basically on indefinite hiatus.
While the art starts weak, ye gods, it quickly improves to something spectacular. The concept is something quirky, geeky superheroes protecting tabletop gaming 'verses, but you really grow to like the characters.
A mix of humour and the dramatic, the mood whiplash can be quite intense, but both are quite effective in my opinion

Tremas
2014-03-10, 02:35 AM
Home on the Strange (http://www.homeonthestrange.com/view.php?ID=1) - Highly recommended web-comic with lots of geek-cred and the occasional RPG story-line.

Geek-cred examples: TV shows and general geekiness (http://www.homeonthestrange.com/view.php?ID=28), books (http://www.homeonthestrange.com/view.php?ID=45), "old-school" D&D (http://www.homeonthestrange.com/view.php?ID=96), ...