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Those cunning rascals Jesus and Mo also link to a poll…but it’s not the one in the comic, but a poll asking what the best webcomic is. I guess you can go crash that one, then.

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  1. #1 Glen Davidson
    January 26, 2010

    And when atheists do it, it’s part of Satan’s ConspiracyTM.

    When someone hacked some IDiot site last summer or the like, oh yes, it was DarwinistsTM, well worth martyrdom on the DI’s part. Not some worthless dolts at the site not keeping things secure, you know.

    Atheists do it out of their hatred of God, you know.

    Glen D
    http://tinyurl.com/mxaa3p

  2. #2 DominEditrix
    January 26, 2010

    Oh, xkcd is also on that poll!

  3. #3 Boomer
    January 26, 2010

    I can’t vote for just one! So many good comics: Jesus & Mo, xkcd, pbf, user friendly… but no Dinosaur Comics?

  4. #4 https://me.yahoo.com/a/RPuarI8Lze61hZk1PGjwDbui2fIshFKUh6U8SM6lsg--#d17ca
    January 26, 2010

    They are up again some stiff competition. The gaming juggernaut Penny Arcade, the simple but aesthetically pleasing xckd, and the now defunct but still hilarious and witty Perry Bible Fellowship (you should read it!).

  5. #5 Sili
    January 26, 2010

    No Something Positive, either.

    Looks like LICD has brought out the troops on this one. It’s pretty now that Lar Desouza draws it, and it can be pretty fun, but it’s no J’n’M.

  6. #6 Qwerty
    January 26, 2010

    You can’t vote for Chick tracts! That poll is already skewed.

  7. #7 alysonmiers
    January 26, 2010

    The funny part is, I think the Liars for Jebus would miss the joke even when it’s laid out like that.

  8. #8 iHunger
    January 26, 2010

    I would have been a good poll crasher and voted for them, but then I saw that XKCD was in the running…

  9. #9 ritchie.annand
    January 26, 2010

    Inspired by the Mike Adams meltdown, or just timely? :)

    I’m intrigued that both Jesus and Mo use Macs.

    Oof, Jesus and Mo vs. xkcd. That’s harsh :)

  10. #10 Thomathy
    January 26, 2010

    I can’t vote because goats: (www.goats.com) is not in the running.

  11. #11 Nerdette
    January 26, 2010

    Yeah, that’s a rough one. I put in my vote for xkcd like a good little nerdette, but I know for a fact Least I Can Do has their forces out to crash it as well. It’s no Looking For Group (also by Blind Ferret and drawn by Lar DeSouza), but it’s pretty good.

  12. #12 Rutee, Shrieking Harpy of Dooooom
    January 26, 2010

    Huh. J and M is down to 0? It was tied with Girl Genius at 9 last I looked.

    Pretty much where it deserves to be, but still, surprising.

  13. #13 formosus
    January 26, 2010

    Sorry, but I had to go for Perry Bible Fellowship. Had I noticed XKCD down at the bottom of the list, my choice would have been a more difficult.

  14. #14 David Marjanovi?
    January 26, 2010

    Bookmarked.

    Why am I not surprised that both use Macs. B-)

  15. #15 tuokall
    January 26, 2010

    Hmm… http://www.nukees.com would have been my choice if it would have been available.
    Sinfest got my vote, as the question was about last decade, if it would have been last few years xkcd would have gotten my vote.

  16. #16 'Tis Himself, OM
    January 26, 2010

    There are several good comics on the list. I voted for xkcd, but Jesus and Mo, Sinfest and the Order of the Stick are all worthy.

  17. #17 https://me.yahoo.com/a/RPuarI8Lze61hZk1PGjwDbui2fIshFKUh6U8SM6lsg--#d17ca
    January 26, 2010

    Sinfest is on there too? Gah, how did I miss that. So conflicted!

  18. #18 https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawmHzDpTLP2mp-qpt639sa9q2J8Wl4QREfQ
    January 26, 2010

    H’mm-An interesting selection ruined by a serious omission, Where is Sluggy Freelance? I mean what other webcomic has a psychopathic lop-eared rabbit with anger management issues and a penchant for flick knives as a character. Beware Bun-Bun will be visiting these other ?web comics? …Ka-Click

  19. #19 https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawkijn-1gjLr7yBcPwkUddF66jpw2j8ecFc
    January 26, 2010

    Hard poll! Girl Genius, XKCD and Questionable Content are all on there. I’m going to have to clone to poll-crash0

    -Left-wing-fox

    (btw, there still seems to be some buggery happening with google logins

  20. #20 aharleygyrl
    January 26, 2010

    maybe atheists are just smarter

  21. #21 Modoc
    January 26, 2010

    No Ctrl+Alt+Del, so I had to vote for Perry Bible Fellowship.

  22. #22 iHunger
    January 26, 2010

    No Tree Lobsters either

  23. #23 cairnarvon
    January 26, 2010

    The only consistently decent webcomic on that list (and, indeed, any conceivable list) is Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant. Too bad PA still carries some Internet clout, and morons will love themselves some xkcd.

    I mean what other webcomic has a psychopathic lop-eared rabbit with anger management issues and a penchant for flick knives as a character.

    About half of them? I’ll admit it’s often a cat of some persuasion too.

  24. #24 Stogoe
    January 26, 2010

    morons will love themselves some xkcd

    I do believe them’s fighting words.

    I used to read Something Positive, and then I realized that it was just too depressing for me to read any longer. Still, I’ll always cherish it for giving me “Rocks fall, everyone dies.”

  25. #25 https://me.yahoo.com/a/RPuarI8Lze61hZk1PGjwDbui2fIshFKUh6U8SM6lsg--#d17ca
    January 26, 2010

    PA is awesome, but I’m one of the nerds who enjoys reading Tycho’s posts, and who else has dickerdoodles?

    I’m honestly a little hurt that they don’t have dominic deegan on there. I believe the only word that can describe it is “epic”. Of course it’s been updating 5-7 days a week for the last eight years so I’m starting to wonder if there is that many people who actually have read them all…

  26. #26 speedweasel
    January 26, 2010

    Yeah, I arrived and saw xkcd on the list too. So I voted for that.

    Further evidence of the deep rifts in the ‘New Athiestz’ movement.

  27. #27 https://me.yahoo.com/a/RPuarI8Lze61hZk1PGjwDbui2fIshFKUh6U8SM6lsg--#d17ca
    January 26, 2010

    Now that I’ve been riding the webcomic nostalgia train I’m even more surprised that they were able to narrow it down that much. I imagine some of the stellar webcomics like A Lesson is Learned but the Damage is Irreversible, Shining Generation Valkyrie Yuki, Dresden Codak, and RPG World didn’t make it because they either don’t update enough or are on permanent hiatus. It honestly took me awhile to even remember the names of some of them, and I was an avid reader.
    (Still can’t find the one that had a supernatural stuffed cow, I believe the last page I read had something to do with a time traveler with a laser during the crusades, can anyone help?)

    I imagine Rice Boy Order of Tales, Subnormality Dominic Deegan, and Gunnerkrig Court probably require too much reading and keeping up with the plot for the average webcomic viewer. Still doesn’t explain the lack of SMBC which has to be one of the best one panel comics on the web.

    And yes I know I read waaaaaay too many webcomics. T.T

  28. #28 John Morales
    January 26, 2010

    As per one of the comments on the poll site, I’m quite surprised Sluggy Freelance ain’t on the shortlist.

  29. #29 Haley
    January 26, 2010

    Sorry PZ. xkcd is on that list, and questionable content would have been my second choice.

  30. #30 Montanto
    January 26, 2010

    Damn they don’t allow write in’s. I went with Girl Genius because Phil’s local.

  31. #31 CTC
    January 26, 2010

    No Erfworld, No Peace.

  32. #32 Rutee, Shrieking Harpy of Dooooom
    January 26, 2010

    Erfworld is a webcomic? I thought it was prose… (Interesting, and would make an awesome comic rather then webcomic, but I love strategy games too much to not like it)

  33. #33 boygenius
    January 27, 2010

    Wait, what? There’s a webcomic called Girl Genius?!

    *quickly glosses pelt and snines fangs*

    “Well hello there, beautiful. Come here often?”

  34. #34 Rutee, Shrieking Harpy of Dooooom
    January 27, 2010

    It’s basically steampunk without the punk, set in predominantly 1800sish Prussia.

    http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20021104

    Warning: It is long, and it’s a narrative comic, not a jokes one.

  35. #35 plien
    January 27, 2010

    I saw some comics i like and i learned some new comics i didn’t knew, so my favorites thank you.

    But how in the hell does the “Perry Bible Fellowship” get so many votes? I mean, after they “attacked” the poll Jesus and Mo are back at 0% where before they were visible and tied with another contestant.

  36. #36 aratina cage of the OM
    January 27, 2010

    Perry Bible Fellowship should win because it is not even in print anymore. I finally was able to see some of their work at random and the third one I was served was Sven’s Revenge.

  37. #37 Tree Lobsters
    January 27, 2010

    iHunger:

    No Tree Lobsters either

    Well, to be fair, Tree Lobsters was only active for roughly 10.4% of that decade.

  38. #38 mo
    January 27, 2010

    Order of the stick must win!

  39. #39 Killua
    January 27, 2010

    Not even a call from PZ Myers can make me vote against xkcd in a poll. Jesus and Mo has some pretty damn stiff competition.

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