Today, another comic that I’m relatively new to: PvPonline by Scott R. Kurtz. With an impressive 14 years of backstory, the strip tells the story of an office where a video game magazine is produced, and given that PvPonline (which in video game culture stands for Player Versus Player) is presented in a comic strip, any number of mandatory over-the-top antics follow. There easily could be an ongoing competition at the magazine for most eclectic employee. My pick would be the troll, formerly employed by a rival video game.
No, troll is not a character description. In this case, it’s a species.
With the many years of archived strips to sift through, PvPonline offers hours of fun scanning back stories. Nothing objectionable here; while some readers may not pick up on in-jokes aimed at the video gaming crowd, from what I’ve seen the strip stays free of adult language or situations. The art has evolved with the strip’s characters and story, showing increasing complexity over the years. This week PvPonline has a guest artist but I hope they return to the main plot line soon.