As some of you may know, I’m hopelessly addicted to Half-Life 2. Well, now I can feed my twin vices of HL2 and comics by reading Concerned: The Half-Life and Death of Gordon Frohman. It is hilarious and witty, with tons of subtle I-get-it-because-I-played-the-game humor. The prologue alone will give anyone who waited for the much-delayed release feel warm and gooey inside. But there’s usually enough generally-accessible comedy that non-gamers will probably get something from it. If you’ve played HL2 or are familiar with it, go read it now. If not, there’s a premise page to get you mostly up to speed. You may not get 100% of the references, but the comedic timing and construction is very well tuned and it still holds together overall, even if the humor of a few strips is lost on you.*
Thanks to Jon Sung for this one.
*This may be false.