Tags : : information
I've been reading Too Much Information for about five years now, and up until recently, I've been enjoying it. The composition could use some work, since everyone looks rather stiff, but I enjoyed the combination of slice-of-life with a bit of the supernatural.
There's always been a certain amount of fan service, although I would say it's been artistic rather than exploitative, at least in the beginning. But recently things have gotten… worse. I would say it started around the time of the fire, back in 2010, and since then it's been a bit of a hash. There's been yakuza with horrible tattoos, unsettling fan service, and the most recent chapter adding in some half-baked science fiction with a Star Trek TOS bridge and a Stargate under Cheyenne Mountain.
But now we've been getting flashbacks from the main character about how he was abducted by the little green girls and willingly had his memory suppressed, and my belief could be suspended no more. To me the fan service falls deep in the Uncanny Valley, and then there's the morality of abducting people and getting genetic samples and "suppressing" the memory of the event. Now to me, that sounds as morally skeezy as using roofies to impregnate someone, then hop out to another state where they can't be tracked down.
So tell me, Gentles… "Is this comic bad?"
Edit: Interesting… my comments seem to have disappeared, the ones that were critical of things. I went out of my way not to insult the author, but mentioned a different interpretation of his characters. It appears that he did not care for me suggesting his little green aliens weren't anything but sweetness and light. This does not speak well of the author.