77 Webcomic Reviews - 20. The Obscure Gentlemen

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

According to the About Page, it’s a twice weekly comic created by real life brothers who enjoy pop culture and hate it at the same time. It’s about everything and nothing.

WHO'S RESPONSIBLE?

These dudes. The Alvarez brothers.

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WHAT'S THE LATEST?

Let us give thanks for this meal we are about to ummm... smartphone...

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HOW DOES IT ALL START?

This is The Obscure Gentlemen comic before:

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This is The Obscure Gentlemen comic after:

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Big difference right? Pretty amazing.

HOW OFTEN DOES IT GO?

Twice a week. Total team effort and it shows. These guys clearly love what they do.

WHAT'S GOOD?

Way back in the day, we remember reading Rex Morgan MD in the Sunday morning comics. Well, to be truthful, this editor never actually read the strip but always remembered how different the style was. The Obscure Gentlemen is a cross between Rex Morgan and Jack Kirby-esque silver age retro comics. Only in this case, we love reading The Obscure Gentlemen. It all comes together for vintage fun with whimsical writing and just enough edge without taking itself so seriously. Gentlemen knows when to work with the typical tropes and when to back off making things current and fresh.

WHAT'S NOT SO GOOD (IN YOUR OPINION ONLY OF COURSE)?

The only thing we can think of is, sadly, we're sure this work is sorely underappreciated and doesn't get the whole lotta love it deserves.

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WHAT DON'T WE KNOW WE DON'T KNOW?

We bet DC wishes they could do this with the Justice League the movie.

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WHAT DO YOU REALLY THINK?

Although many contemporaries may disagree, The Obscure Gentlemen takes top spot for us. This is based upon a combination of originality, hilarity and nostalgia.

WHAT SHOULD WE READ ON TABULIT LIKE THIS?

If you like the vintage vibe with a sci-fi twist, check this out.