>paywalling the latest content (this is IMO unforgivable when it comes to webcomics)
>generic albeit reasonably well drawn faux-animu art style
oh and i noticed that "sparkler monthly" hosts a couple dozen different webcomics. Ok, and basically all of them have the bulk of their archives and content hidden behind that lovely paywall - and they all look like shitty teen melodrama with hints of tumblr-style shit-art
I mean, look at this: http://sparklermonthly.com/dd/dinner-ditz-chapter-01-page-001/
luckily its damn near entirely paywalled
but Magical How? Five pages of wangst, and then a magic egg person fairy thing flies in through a a magic portal - and then its magical girl style "become a magical girl for me and you'll get some help from me" bullshit
this reeks of someone having seen Madoka Magica and thinking "I can make a snarky comic about a boy who gets zapped into shit like that - hell ya, transvestite magical boy/girl time!"
- the gimmick seems to be that its a boy who's dressed up and given powers like a magical girl
- and the fairy is a floating cum stain who smokes cigars and talks like a boston gangster
as for 'male fanservice' - then I had to look for a while to get to any: the first chapter (page 0 to 16) doesn't exactly have much - a single panel of the black-haired girl as a magical girl? I'm not even sure that counts - but I guess that depends on how you define fan service
If anything I'd argue that the comic is going for girl-service, since the pink haired fucker is apparently a boy - despite being drawn with basically the same facial structure and whatnot as the black haired girl. Not impressed, but very... deviantart, or tumblr.