Reviews: 'Instinct Disorder', 'Dragon's Hoard' and 'Fast Boyz Delivery Service'
Instinct Disorder, Issue #1
Funny and well drawn, but reads like a poorly translated manga and has a weak story.
You know how most anime is filled with a mix of stock characters? The fun-loving bimbo; the serious guy who wouldn't smile if he's inhaling laughing gas; the silly-but-tough guy who is usually the main character (Kenshin, Trigun)? They're all here in Instinct Disorder, a comedy/porn comic about an armadillo's quest to lose his virginity at a gym.
The plot is just an excuse to string up situations for slapstick comedy, and it's pretty hilarious. It's also quite well-drawn, though in a few cases the style veers – sometimes intentionally – towards unsettling.
Unfortunately, the comic has substantial flaws. Non-native-English-speaker grammatical errors pop up about once per page. Here's one: 'Hihihi I'm Anita, yoga, pillates, [sic] and streaching [sic] teacher. The stud has a name?' It's easy enough to figure out what characters mean, so this doesn't ruin the comic, but you get the impression that the editor was asleep on the job, especially once you find pages 29 and 30 are exact duplicates. The story is also disjointed – a celebrity appears, then disappears, and…and what? Did you expect him to be part of the story? Well, he's not. Not in this issue, anyway.
Even with its flaws, Instinct Disorder is funny enough to warrant checking it out at a dealer's table. Just be sure to try it before you buy it.
Dragon's Hoard, Issue #1
A collection of five non-anthro dragon comics and pinups with great male/male porn but only one good male/female comic.
Territory (m/m) with art by Narse and Razr, scenario by Dreamous: It's rape time. Or maybe not, since a gryphon doesn't seem too distraught when a much, much larger dragon claims he's in his territory, and, well, I'll let you guess what happens. The carefully-detailed art is stellar.
Mating Flight (m/f) with art by Taen, story by Dreamous: The title is the story. The dragons are affectionate and playful enough to make you feel a little warm inside (ahem), and the art is high-quality, minimal line-art.
Submission (m/m) with art and scenario by Spelunker Sal: A troublesome dragon gets put in his place – at least, that's what his buddy intends. The dragons are expressive and playful – they feel truly alive and convincing – and the artwork is superb.
Heat (m/f) with art by Aazhie and scenario by Dreamous: A male dragon finds and rapes a mare. The art could use a lot of work. The story could use some work.
The Nameless (m/f/m) with art by Winddragon and scenario by Losian: A female dragon wakes up in bondage in a dungeon and is raped by two male dragons. A bunch of text describes events as they happen, but the writing doesn't enhance the comic. The art style is bizarre in a horrifying way, which I guess is appropriate for the situation, but doesn't quite work. It takes a few seconds to discern what's happening in some panels, and the art has a problem with highlights in the same way that Ke$ha has a problem with glitter. Some might like the art because it's unique; others (myself included) will be repulsed.
Dragon's Hoard also features two male pinups by Narse, and two male and one female pinups by Caribou, each of which are high quality.
Werepuppy's Fast Boyz Delivery Service, Issue #1
Hot hot hot. More, please.
Fast Boyz is porn that knows that it's porn. Even the title doesn't fool around, and in this comic, it's probably the only thing that doesn't. It takes place in one of those universes where the (all male) characters are liable to participate in a dozen unplanned orgies on their way to work. With a five-minute commute. And that's on a slow day.
Did I mention there's porn in this comic? Seriously, that's all it's about, and it's well drawn, so what more could you want? Character complexity, I guess. But this is porn. Pride and Prejudice is in the next aisle, sir.
Fast Boyz is among the best gay porn comics in the fandom.
P.S. WerePuppy, you're such a perv. Never change.