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WIP Era: Ibuki / Convergence / Proelium by Wave - M - Original Comic

Discussion in 'Original Fiction' started by Dark Minion, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Dark Minion

    Dark Minion Bright Henchman Moderator DLP Supporter

    Sep 22, 2006
    Series Title: ERA
    Website: http://www.worldofera.com/
    Tapastic: http://tapastic.com/wavechan14/series

    First Prequel:
    Title: Era: Ibuki
    Author: Wavechan14 aka Wave
    Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
    Rating: M for violence
    Fandom: Original Fiction / Original Webcomic
    Chapters: 43 'Episodes'
    Pages: 286
    Published: 2013 - 2014
    Status: Complete.
    Summary: A short story about a girl with a kind heart who is faced against a world that's just too strong for her to fight. But it doesn't stop her from trying.

    Worldofera: http://www.worldofera.com/Comics/Ibuki/index.php
    Tapastic: http://tapastic.com/episode/11471
    Smackjeeves: http://eraibuki.smackjeeves.com/comics/1654551/cover/

    Second Prequel (though drawn before the first):
    Title: Era: Convergence
    Author: Wave
    Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
    Rating: M for violence
    Fandom: Original Fiction / Original Webcomic
    Chapters: 3 Chapters
    Pages: 145
    Published: 2009 - 2012
    Status: Complete.
    Summary: The Darkwood corporation is in jeopardy if Velias doesn't manage to retrieve evidence stolen by a pesky rebel rat. He decides to hatch a plan to kidnap the rebel's clueless little sister, but finds that more difficult than he thought...

    Worldofera: http://www.worldofera.com/Comics/Convergence/index.php
    Tapastic: http://tapastic.com/episode/35219
    smackjeeves: http://convergence.smackjeeves.com/comics/693920/cover/

    Ongoing man series:
    Title: Era: Proellium
    Author: Wave and Hugo
    Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
    Rating: M for violence
    Fandom: Original Fiction / Original Webcomic
    Chapters: 2
    Pages: 131
    Published: 2013 - 2015
    Summary: Sakura is ready to do anything for the sake of revenge. But she needs Nexus, the most clueless hacker in the world. NOT killing him is her real challenge.

    Worldofera: http://www.worldofera.com/Comics/Proelium/index.php
    Tapastic: http://tapastic.com/episode/60304 (Chapter 2 not freely available yet)

    This series takes place on Era, a world apparently reigned or controlled by Prometheus (the military), working to create and maintain peace. Though this peace is threatened by rebells, a group of deranged killers out for blood. Meanwhile in the background the company 'Darkwood' is experimenting with captured civilians to create supersoldiers.

    Storywise the first prequel tells the story of Ibuki, a girl who grew up as a daughter of a commander of Prometheus. The second prequel introduces Sakura, her sister Suzuran, and a high up of Darkmoon involved in the experiments.

    The setting has some typical elements of a post-apocalyptical or at least pessimistic sci-fi, though I wouldn't call it cyberpunk. Soylent Green comes to mind and several books / movies with the theme of artificially enhanced supersoldiers. Era apparently is fucked up on several levels and only slowly the author reveals how far. The characters aren’t fully fleshed out yet, as we have only seen a few key events of their lifes.

    The comic is a full coloured manga style webcomic, and the main story features some animated gifs as pages. The character design is an almost generic manga style, though with a personal touch. The author / artist rarely reverts to the annoying chibi or cat faces, though I fear with the introduction of the character Nexus in the main story this might change.

    I like the art style and I acknowledge the effort the artist / author puts into it (though to be fair she apparently is a professional). The story setting and plot so far are great, but it will depend on where she goes with it, and if she actually is planning ahead and going to use the background she was or still is building up.

    I know as a webcomic it will progress very slowly, and perhaps never be finished - but then the same goes for quite a few fanfics in my favorites.

    I rate it at 4.5/5
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015