Anti-HEROES

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anti-HEROES is a web comic created by Jordan Quigley that has since been taken over by two others, and now has a much quicker update schedule.

It was started for the sole purpose of telling a story, as opposed to the evermore popular gag-a-day variety that makes a story in order to stay on the web. The plot is intimated very early, however, it is The Reveal on a much later page.

The story starts out with a group of adventurers; Andil, an elven fighter who is competent enough to be incompetent; Xavier, a human who is (probably?) a ranger; Laldera, a human sorceress, and Lana, a human rogue. These are The Heroes.

Of course, there's a reason the comic is called anti-HEROES. Within the first few strips, Lana gets herself killed in a trap Andil shoved her into (though he probably didn't realize it); in typical D&D fashion, her allies loot her corpse and leave her behind. One strip later, she becomes much more competent when a mysterious necromancer in a fully concealing cloak resurrects her as a vampire. Originally shocked and upset, Lana ends up following him anyway, thus beginning the titular team of anti-Heroes. Eventually joining her and the necromancer are an incompetent illusionist ghost named Kaalinor, his equally incompetent ghost buddy Frank, and a tiefling ranger named Keriss.

Oh, and before we forget to mention, it proudly proclaims to be a fancomic for The Order of the Stick.

Also, as of Strip 219, the author has finally confessed that he can't continue to do the comic anymore. As of January 29th, 2011, he has narrowed down two options for his fans to vote for: 1, that he simply releases all his notes, future characters, plot points and secrets (a la Chainmail Bikini), or 2, that he finds another artist to carry on with the comic. The fanbase overwhelmingly voted for Option 2.

And from Strip 220 onwards, Team Dypen (consisting of Giant in the Playround members Dyluth and leakingpen) has officially taken over. General consensus among the fanbase is that so far, they're doing a great job. Dyluth handles creating all of the art, and the primary scriptwriting is handled by leakingpen, whose real name is Alexander Hollins. Other writing of his can be found at www.dreamfantastic.com.


Tropes used in Anti-HEROES include:

Finx: Vengeance seems to be all that you know, we're a lot more similar than you think.
Aldran: Oh don't start with that, I'm well aware we share common traits. But there's one fundamental difference between you and me.
Finx: Oh yeah? And what's that?
'Aldran: I'm WINNING!

Lana: We can see the tower from here, it's not like something totally unexpected is going to suddenly jump out and stop us from getting there.
Lana: ...Right?
Aldran: Let's get out of here!
Lana: Okay, we must have been lucky that time.
Aldran: Go ahead. Tempt fate some more why, don't ya?
Lana: At least it couldnt possibly get any wor--
Aldran: SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!