We have a good selection of comics this week, so choosing the Top 5 was tough! Still, I believe you’ll agree that these five Pokemon Comics stand out from the crowd with their sheer brilliance in art, writing, and creativity.
Please note that the selection is based solely on my opinion. If you feel that a comic really amazed you this week, feel free to post about it in the comments!
Check out the Top 5 Comics after the break!
#1. Black Adventures
Black Adventures follows the traditional Pokemon storyline… and then makes a hilarious left turn. Between using Missingno as a weapon, N’s Power of Transformation, and psychotic alter egos; the comic takes the reader on for a joyride they’ll never forget. Beginning on a somewhat random note, Black Adventures transitions to a more coherent storyline about a boy named Black, his awkward friend N, and rival White (among many others) who discover just how crazy the world can be.
Black Adventures is created by artist-black, a talented individual with a strong familiarity with anime and an eye for art. The artist’s talent for words (and ridiculous antics) keeps the reader engaged without falling into the usual traps of crazy, random entertainment. I met artist-black personally (twice), and I can easily say that artist-black is surely one of the most creative people in the fandom.
#2. YTWC’s Nuzlocke
I try to follow every Pokemon Comic, but there are always a few that I miss. That certainly was the case for YTWC’s Nuzlocke, a gem of a story that I wish I discovered sooner.
The most recent update particularly touched me. Even if you haven’t read the comic before, you can easily understand and relate to the two Pokemon featured. The team rests during one night of their long adventure. One Pokemon decides to talk with another. And though they are two different souls, their shared love for music brings them together.
I want you to just take a moment to look at this piece. I mean really, just look at it. It is AMAZINGLY CUTE. The boy. The girl. The sheep. Pookie! Very, very cute. As such, I could not resist making this the feature image of this week’s Pokemon Comics feature.
Zel-Duh’s Pokemon Doodle Adventure is a series of single-panel comics (or doodles) that follows Zelda, a Pokemon trainer. Together with her Cydaquil (now a Quilava) Pookie, she travels around the Pokemon World, earning badges and befriending people she meets along the way. A cute story with cute art that will always make you go, “Awwwwww…..”
#4. Myths of Unova
One of the most popular Nuzlocke Comics, Myths of Unova draws the reader in with clean and detailed art, solid characters, and a story that you can’t put down. Created by Ky-nim, Myths follows Nina and her team of Pokemon as they travel through the Unova region. During this time, she encounters the mysterious (and socially inept) N who has a tendency to unintentionally antagonize her.
This particular update demonstrates their… unique relationship. N definitely wants to get to know Nina better and she… doesn’t want to know him at all. Personally, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful, through initially rocky, friendship.
#5. Pi and Pea’s Adventures
Written and drawn by the talented Pipipi (or Piyo), Pi and Pea’s Adventures is a Nuzlocke story based off of Piyo’s own run on Pokemon Black. In the story, the reader meets some amazingly engaging characters each distinct and loveable in their own ways. Add in Piyo’s own brilliant artwork and you have story that can stand the test of time.
Piyo knows how to balance the drama of her story with comedic interludes, allowing for a fantastic comic overall. Each update never fails to entertain and I highly recommend Pi and Pea’s Adventures if you haven’t read it before!
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