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One example I was reminded of the other day and decided to take a peak at again was Ever After by Endling.
I tend to think of Ever After as "the good comic" on Snafu. Actually fairly appealing and professional looking art style, interesting premise (fairy tale characters in a sort of dark futurastic mental asylum that's still a bit cartoony), and decent writing, although it didn't really go long enough to really tell if the story would pan out well. It's also dead and buried deep, with no updates since 2008. Short of a miracle, it's probably never going to update again, much less finish.
There have been other webcomics that I've come across like this. Clearly dead, either because they haven't had an update in years, or the author has outright stated that they're done. (Another one that I enjoyed and that's name I can't remember for the life of me involved a guy who moved into a new place and his wacky purple haired friend. He starts getting letters from a mail slot in his wall and the letters led them to accidentally help or hurt people, or some combination of both when they follow the vague instructions written on them. Then they get attacked by some sort of Cthulu possessed girl scout and then the comic ends. If you know this comic and know the name, please tell me, because it's really bugging me that I can't remember.)
What do you think of long dead comics on the web? Have you read any comics like this? Will you not bother reading a comic if you know that it isn't going to finish? Or do you think it can still be worthwhile if the comic is good?