This Web-Comic Space Opera Is A Stunning 'Must Read'
It's been around for a good long while now (well over a decade), but the Sci-Fi web-comic 'Outsiders' is still gathering new fans.
Written and illustrated by Jim Francis, 'Outsiders' is a sprawling Space Opera charting the exploits of Alexander Horatio Jardin and fellow members of the Earth Scout Corps. It is midway through the 22nd century and Earth has found itself in the middle of a vicious war between two alien races, the insectoid Umiaks and the elf-like Loroi. The Earth Scout Corps have been charged with intervening in this war, which if left alone, could result in the destruction of countless world's, including Earth.
The plot allows for some beautifully crafted battle scenes, well constructed characters and a great deal of wit and suspense. At the time of posting, there are currently over 100 pages of action to sink yourselves into, but be warned, as Mr. Francis fully admits, updates can be sporadic at best.