The fifth installment of the TF Comic series is finally here, after a stupidly long wait. Amazingly, it actually landed on the Monday deadline, disappointing those who hoped it’d miss the bi-yearly and yearly deadline. This comic is 79 pages of your normal Team Fortress comic-y action, featuring not one but two teams! And some other people. And crazy stuff. As always.
So what are you waiting for, go read it! Meanwhile, I’ll just sit here, waiting for you to come back. Because I want to bulk this article out a little bit. I don’t like short articles really. *waits patiently for you to come back*
Anyway, that’s good. The TF2 blog post suggests that parts six and seven will come out a little bit quicker.
While you’re at it, check out the new Comics page, which they’ve messed around with. They’ve put the comic series all in one section, with update comics in a section underneath. This should help sort things out a bit, but since some of the comics happen between parts of the comic series, there might be a small amount of confusion.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably already TF Comics #5 a couple of times. It’s actually quite nice to read again from the start of the series whenever a new one comes out, as it feels more continuous. To make our lives easier, Valve also made every comic link to the next one, so there’s minimal navigation and lots of clicking.
As for the contest? Since everyone (all two of you) was completely and utterly wrong about everything apart from Medic getting a change of heart, I won’t be giving out any prizes. I’ll keep them for whoever can correctly guess what will happen in part 6! You have until part 6 comes out.
Of course, in the next few days, there will be some more detailed analysis on what has just happened. Initial thoughts though are that the comic seems a little, well, rushed. It’s not quite as long as previous comics, that’s fine, but the development is all over the damn place. Incredibly sudden. The most surprising bit literally happens in the first few pages, and the other surprising bit happens not long after.
The front cover though is very nice. Great reference to the Watchmen. You should probably go read Watchmen too, it’s quite interesting, but somewhat dense and not everyone’s cup of tea. The movie was rather faithful, but it’s always good to read the original material.
I just realized, you probably never actually came back from reading the comic. I’ve just been sitting here talking to myself for the last few minutes, haven’t I? Oh well. Let’s just sit back and admire this comic for a bit before we pick it apart.