A new winner has been announced for May in Blizzard's World of Warcraft comic contest
. While I like the art, I didn't find it particularly funny... but only because it already seemed very familiar. It turns out that a comic with a similar theme had already won the contest in June
last year. It's not quite the same, but to me, the joke seemed to be the same thing: an overweight passenger on an undersized mount.
If you look at the comparison of the two comics (after the jump), even the color palette seems to be the same. They're both set in Hellfire Peninsula
, too. While I honestly don't think one copied the other, I couldn't help but feel there was some sense of déjà vu
with the whole thing. I mean, I like the art -- they're both nicely drawn -- but the joke seems to be too similar for me to laugh at the second one. Maybe the folks at Blizzard just find the idea of big guys on small mounts -- in Hellfire -- so funny that they just have to make it win again.
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