skythorn wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:57 pm
Ah, that sucks. I've enjoyed CD greatly for ages.
It's as though the era of webcomics is closing.
Man, that list speaks to me. I'll add Shadowgirls, No Need For Bushido and even Clan of the Cats to it. Not to mention "The Phoenix Requiem" which was another Australian author, Sarah Ellerton.
But at least Crimson Dark ended with an ending.
sassafras wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:37 am
I found CD from the old Whedonverse website, they noted the Firefly crew poster in Vaegyr and Larissa's quarters.
Yeah, I actually seem to recall David mentioning that he took great inspiration from Buffy and Firefly for the style of focusing on character interactions and antics. Honestly, I think his space opera universe did a better job by having multiple factions/nations/governments as opposed to Firefly's single government. Gave much more flexibility for approaching different issues or even the same issue from different angles.
CorvusCorax wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:48 am
Darn. Just as it gets interesting.
It was clear as day that the chapter and volume was coming to a conclusion, but the end of the comic as a whole? I hadn't expected that.
After all the Collective is still there, The planet they took is still taken hostage, the galaxy is still running out of habitable worlds and the war might be even just beginning. It's hard to believe the Hero of <one too many battles> would play no further role in this. It's hard to believe Whisper wouldn't want to know more about the collective, or the collective about her.
The end of this chapter is merely a beginning, ending the comic now is like ending lord of the rings after Saruman was defeated but Sauron still at large. Aka after book 2 of 3.
Come on, you can't let it end here. This isn't the end.
Yeah, I'd have liked to see how much of it played out, but I'd argue it has been interesting and was likely to get relatively boring. They've uncovered the mystery which leads back all the way to the beginning of the war and the Collective, while technologically superior, lacks numbers and has some glaring constraints in it's need for Behemoths to remain nearby. Ultimately, their foothold of Farhaven will come under attack before they're really ready to defend it. Smaller, neutral parties like Nargun will assist simply because the Collective has been shown to attack Neutral third parties like them and it'll grind into containment.
The only thing that could have kept it all going would have been new developments that weren't woven into the story from the beginning like the Collective was. I guess there's some character stuff like Larissa's father pulling more antics, the Syndicate factions coming after Whisper and whatever the heck happened to Susphira, but the underlying mysteries were revealed so it's really just aftermath.
BUT, here's hoping we see a book or two int he future. David used to have some terrific written stories as part of the universe, including the Armistance day bombing.
Good luck with all your endeavors David. I've enjoyed Crimson Dark immensely since the Prequel.