Webcomic Spotlight: Capes -N- Babes
Capes -N- Babes is a webcomic that knows its audience: Geeks. It’s a gag comic centred on a Comic Shop in a strip Mall called, funnily enough, Capes -N- Babes. It acts as a forum for geeky discussion on current trends in the comic book industry, T.V and the internet. Its main characters are honest with opinions and experiences that are easy to relate to. Their world is very like ours except all the popular fictional characters are real people. They all ‘star’ in their own franchise… unless it has ended, in which case they have had to go out and find themselves day jobs. Marc, the main character, frequently interviews them for the stores video podcast.
Needless to say a lot of humour results from the colliding of worlds; superheroes brought down to earth by the laws of physics and Zombies who don’t want to be stereotyped. There’s Roy, the werewolf who works in the video store who is frequently mistaken for a cosplayer, a Narnian bartender and illegal aliens who are… Aliens! (I actually watched Alien yesterday and could not stop snickering due to the image of an Alien dishwasher that kept popping into my head). Capes –N- Babes will have you satirising the world in no time and keep making you smile throughout the day.