Zenescope Entertainment brings to you a web series called Comic Company, a series designed to depict the inner workings of their comic book company. The characters who inhabit this office are just like the ones you know, and have to deal with internal office politics as well as deadlines, office romance, and missing staffers.
The biggest positive in the series is the restraint in the joke telling. All the jokes end at appropriate moments. There are plenty of jokes in the series that could easily get away from the characters if they let it. It’s easy to get carried away with necrophilia and thankfully this series does not. Instead, it allows the jokes to die when they need to die and not beat them into submission.
While there are plenty of positives of the web show, there are plenty of negatives in it as well. The big one is that some of the characters are not fleshed out. We have no idea what role some of the characters in the series have. I guess that Red Riding Hood is there for a little implied lesbianism with Alice and that is it. Bigfoot all but disappeared from the series early on and has not come back.
As for the two fully fleshed out characters, Alice and Mad Hatter, there is a cheat with them. You need to be familiar with the Wonderland line of comic books because those characters are ripped bodily from that series.
It also does not have a goal it is building towards. If anything, there should be a tangible goal that the show builds towards. It unites the narrative and give it some focus. This also means the show kinds of meanders and does not have the correct build up to its conclusion.
Final Verdict: Positive.
Despite my problems with the show, I did have a good time with it. Some of the episodes fall flat, but others made me chuckle. There were only 2 or 3 episodes that made me laugh out loud in total hysterics. All in all, the series did not feel like a waste of time.
If you watch it, you might be able to knock out all 12 episodes in about 30 minutes to an hour.
Comic Company can be found here: