Comic’s name: Xevious

Creators: Mike Costa and Eddie Nunez

URL: http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/xevious

What is the comic about: An ace fighter pilot and his fiancée wage war on an intergalactic scale.

How is comic drawn: Traditional American Comic style, similar to the old Valiant comics style.

How often updated: inconsistent update schedule

What else does the website offer: blog, videos of the creators, games, and links to their other comics.

What do I think of the site’s overall design: It’s a colorful but simple design, consistent and easy to navigate.

What do I like about the strip:  growing up in the 1980’s, I was a HUGE fan of the classic video Game Xevious. It, Galaga and Gyruss are the games that really got me into the old school shoot ‘em up genre full of quick deaths, insane power-ups, waves of enemy ships and huge, screen-filling bosses. Imagine my surprise to find a webcomic based on that game. It is a pretty straightforward action Sci-fi story, and there isn’t much connection between the story and the game, save maybe for the design of the fighter ship. But that’s okay, because the story is a quick, entertaining read with a lot of action and just enough character development to not bog anything down. It’s a classic intergalactic battle story, and it is well told and rendered.

Why should YOU read it: This is one of a series of webcomics based on classic video games, but even without the license, it’s a great sci-fi combat story.

ESRB rating: PG14.