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The comic is allegedly still ongoing, but hasn't been updated since 2016. The comic can be found on her website, or on DeviantART (although many of the "next page" links are broken due to the original images violating DA's no hanky-pank policy).
Good things about the comic:
- Rei does a pretty good job at mimicking the way Jhonen Vasquez draws his characters. Even the fan-characters look like people you might see in the cartoon.
- The backgrounds are occasionally decent, such as when Zim and Dib are observing the rainbow in Ch.1, walking home from school after detention, or when Zim is chilling in his own house.
- Zim acts like a spoiled child, which I suppose is true to the original show. His behavior typically consists of whining, being aggressive for no reason, refusing to accept responsibility for his own actions, distracting Dib from his schoolwork, belittling and insulting his supposed lover, and manipulating Dib into having sex with him even when he doesn’t want to.
- Dib’s not much better. His affection for Zim is pretty much entirely based on lust and infatuation… and nothing else. I hope you enjoyed the first two chapters of fluff, because that’s basically all of the non-sexual romantic chemistry these two get for the rest of the comic. From here on out, it’s sloppy makeouts and shouting matches only.
- Seriously, why should anyone be rooting for these two to get together when they’re so clearly a horrible match for eachother?! Aside from the prospect of more hawt yaoi smex, anyways
- Aside from his pettiness, Zim’s character is pretty inconsistent. In some scenes, he is completely naive to the concept of intimate relationships, but in others, he’s able to fire off smart, sexy quips without missing a beat.
- Dib also suffers from inconsistent characterization, perhaps even worse than Zim. At one moment he’s literally jumping at the opportunity to make out with Zim, and in the next he’s yelling at Zim for acting so impulsively and acting as though Zim had ruined his life. But in literally the page after next, he’s seductively feeling him up again!
- Aside from the exceptions I listed earlier, backgrounds are dull and uninspired, typically blank voids of a single, solid, desaturated color. Rei is too lazy to draw furniture or decorations or literally anything that isn’t going to be directly used by the characters, so the setting often feels less like an environment for the characters to interact with and more like a big, empty box that things just sort of happen in. At one point, the teacher locks them in a “detention chamber” that’s literally just an empty, gray cube.
- Most of the time, Rei just has her characters standing around and looking emo, so basically any scene with action in it whatsoever is awkward and stilted.
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