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The Battle for Gobwin Knob by Rob Balder
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it was amazing

(This review covers the entire series. The pictures contain mild spoilers for later books if you read them closely.)

This might be my second-favorite ongoing story, right behind the Parahumans saga. Erfworld sits at the intersection of "funny", "cute", "epic", "literary", and "really damn good". The simple trick of including written sections amidst the panels gives enormous depth to the world and characters, especially when the story moves into "illustrated novel" territory:

All four of the features I mentioned above are key. The cuteness of the world lets the author get away with some really heavy material without breaking the story's pleasant flow, and the intricate plotting + Easter Egg hunts never drag, thanks to Erfworld's comedic brilliance. I could spend pages just gushing about puns and sound effects, but I'll stick to this single tantalizing panel:

And of course, it's free, so give it a try! In case the first few pages put you off: The art gets a lot better by the second book.

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May 14, 2018 – Shelved

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