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Penny Arcade

Doesn't anyone think that that Game Pox comic looks like Penny Arcade?Marvelrulez 20:27, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

What, the first comic? With the brick? That's the first thing that came to MY mind, and I've never even read Penny Arcade. --DorianGray 20:29, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
Already in Real-World References. And yes, yes it does. It's a reference, no doubt. Bluebry 20:31, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
While Strong Bad is pretty clearly modelled after Gabriel, I don't know who the Strong Sad character is supposed to be. But the speech balloons and fonts look similar, also. I think the reference should be put back. (I think it was removed earlier.) Danny Lilithborne 20:32, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
Strong Bad's point is that there are a million comics like this. We can't assume that he's making a reference to one specific comic. And as far as being modeled after Gabriel or whoever, I disagree. And besides.. again.. lots of comics are alike. OptimisticFool 20:46, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
STUFF'd. Danny Lilithborne 20:47, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

If not PA, its most likely CAD Poster of that fun fact

I don't think so. There's nothing that reminds me of CAD in "Game Pox". If anything, Strong Sad is reminiscent of PvP a little bit, but not enough for me to call it a reference. Danny Lilithborne 21:24, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

That is definitely a PA reference. If you say otherwise, well, you're wrong, and you're just going to have to deal with that. And that's my objective opinion on the matter. --Soapergem Talk.png Contrib.png 06:21, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Captain N parody?

Part of this email clearly seems to be sending up Captain N the Game Master. A series which featured a human in the video game world, and the game worlds, story plots and characters often bore little or no resemblance to their game counterparts. For example the Secret Collect character is a whiney coward not unlike Simon Belmont's portrayal in Captain N. The in-jokes may even go further than I recognise.

Reminded me more of the Pac-Man cartoon, personally. Captain N centered around a real-world human, as well as a whole *group* of random NES characters; not much of a similarity IMO. Also, Simon Belmont was a whiny coward in Captain N (something he very much is *not* in Castlevania games, but I digress), but he was also a hopeless narcissist, which Secret Collect isn't. Ramble. -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 07:07, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Bob and George?

Been a while since I had posted here. Anyway, when SB was listed out "They're all about video games, gamernerds, webgeeks, dorknerds, gamewads, nerdgames, webwebs, and elves." The first thing that came to mind when he mentioned "video games" (and later said "just steal some graphics from your favorite video game") was the Web Comic Bob and George, further enforced with the Stinkoman comic bit where the majority of Stinkoman sprites were based off of Megaman... Heck, I too am guilty of the use of videogame graphics for my own web-comic... which I'm currently slacking on. Also, I'd like to point out the MS Paint comment SB mentioned. Many new comers to the sprite/pixel comic landfill often use MS Paint as their very first program, and use it very badly. As far as the Elves part goes, I'm unsure. - Ren Foxx 04:59, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Unlike Penny Arcade, which has a form that is discernably lampooned, Bob and George and 8-Bit Theater et. al. don't really have any hallmarks that would make them stand out from other sprite comics. Danny Lilithborne 05:40, 9 October 2007 (UTC)


I think GamerJox is a spoof of Ctrl+Alt+Del. Strong Sad strongly resembles Lucas. And those web comics with the sprites could be referenced to 8-Bit Theater.

  • Strong Bad's pompadour, yelling pose and yellow shirt are pretty reminiscent of Gabriel. Contrariwise, I don't see anything in Strong Sad resembling Lucas other than he's fat. Danny Lilithborne 05:45, 9 October 2007 (UTC)


The stupid paint thing that is drawn on the Stinkoman comic looks a little like Kirby in a messed up way.

The Smurfs

  • It's not something I want to put on the page without discussing it (unlike Penny Arcade where I'm pretty sure), but the evil wizard from the Secret Collect cartoon reminds me of Gargamel. He wears a crappy looking cloak, is balding, has rotten teeth, and the shot of his castle is reminiscent of all the interior shots in Gargamel's castle. Danny Lilithborne 09:31, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
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