The Grim Adventures
Thursday, March 11, 2010
What Say You (
at 9:14pm Mar 10
Lol, well done.
Also Oatmeal is retarded because of all that scrolling down
at 9:48pm Mar 10
But I _like_ The Oatmeal! And I like your comics! You even sent me one. :) It's on my wall now, directly above my Book of Kells poster.
Don't make me chooooose between two excellent sources of internet, er, excellence. :p
Can't we all just get along? Or, in the words of Marge Simpson, "let's none of us have a cow!"
at 10:08pm Mar 10
Finally, somebody else who hates Oatmeal.
at 10:09pm Mar 10
Uhm, you're really not going to like the fallout from this one. And the first two panels were good, the last two weren't funny at all, merely mean.
Of course, I may just be a retard (really, I probably am, lots of evidence for that). I started reading you first, but frankly The Oatmeal makes me laugh more often than you do.
at 10:09pm Mar 10
I used to be a fan of both this and The Oatmeal as well. Until, like the author of this comic, I read their contact me page and retarded email page. Turned me right off.
Thank you for opening my eyes :)
at 10:40pm Mar 10
Please don't make another one of these... I read your comic cause I like the style and you emulated the oatmeal just a little too well:( <3s for apokalips being its awesome self again! You ROCK!
at 10:45pm Mar 10
Jealous of someone's book deal, are we?
at 10:50pm Mar 10
Oh, wow, that's funny, and the drama on top of it! Perfect!
at 11:11pm Mar 10
finally a good comic
at 12:10am Mar 11
darn - was kinda hoping it'd end up with a gOatsemeal panel; xkcd has goatkcd
at 12:11am Mar 11
Wow, panels 3 and 4 are really just mean. Also, this is all really rich from someone who made a Google-autocomplete joke just two comics ago.
at 1:05am Mar 11
How to make Apokalips: 1) Take a funny concept 2) Butcher the delivery
at 5:21am Mar 11
Hahaha trueeee shit!
Kinda mean but hey we're all bitches deep down inside :p
I still love the Oatmeal though!
random subscriber's opinion
at 5:40am Mar 11
wow... what a hater
at 5:54am Mar 11
at 6:16am Mar 11
How to make me never return to your site:
Bash another webcomic.
at 6:17am Mar 11
I like you both. I've laughed out loud at both of your "stuffs". WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST... GET ALONG? na na na na naaaa
at 6:33am Mar 11
Oh dear... resorted to attacking another comic, have we. Poor show, bad judgement. I won't be back.
at 6:44am Mar 11
oatmeal > apokalips
good day sir,
at 6:45am Mar 11
i wouldn't call it "resorting", steve... are certain things not open for critique / lambasting?
at 6:56am Mar 11
zomg I'M NEVER COMING BACK BECAUSE YOU MADE FUN OF AN SEO WHORE THAT MAKES SIMPLE MEME COMICS APPEALING TO THE MASSES!!!!! :( :( :(
laugh or go back to oatmeal's simplicity and arrogance
at 7:18am Mar 11
Well done. Oatmeal is overrated.
at 7:19am Mar 11
fuck man why can't i be a pterodactyl?
at 7:32am Mar 11
I read you both, and I'm pleased to say I'm very glad to do so.
I just didn't get the negative comments to this comic. I guess we are supposed to have the right to say whatever you want on the net, including making fun with someone else. I don't think readers should be worried about My Apokalips making fun of The Oatmeal. This just means we will soon read a funny joke about My Apokalips on The Oatmeal.
Please, find something else to worry about and enjoy the comics!
at 7:33am Mar 11
This is only funny because it looks like it is in fact an Oatmeal comic.
at 7:44am Mar 11
I loved the comic, and I love Oatmeal (the food and the web comic). A lot of you are taking this to a new level of internet-crazy. It is not like you are married to the comic, it is OK to read them both even if the illustrators don't like each other.
at 7:48am Mar 11
what are you 10 years old? i chuckle at your comic sometimes.. i also chuckle at the oatmeal sometimes.. this just sounds like you're jealous... it isn't even that funny.
at 7:52am Mar 11
I don't understand why people who are commenting are so offended...
I mean, they're pointing out the faults of a guy who is arrogant and writes shitty comics. He's not a burn victim, a saint, or an important person, he's an asshole who has nothing better to do except pretend he's a grammatical genius and come up with reasons for punching dolphins. Since when was it not ok to make fun of assholes?
at 8:02am Mar 11
I've never heard of The Oatmeal, but that guy can suck my balls!
at 8:02am Mar 11
Jealousy will get you nowhere.
at 8:06am Mar 11
Now if you could only make a satirical comic detailing how to make your own comic even remotely funny you'd be golden.
at 8:09am Mar 11
Sure, the *style* is imitable. Yet, it's the dripping sardonic humor and wit behind Oatmeal's comics that make it funny, memorable and relatable. Goddamn but do I hate bad grammar, printers and talking on the phone.
at 8:10am Mar 11
Right on. Pity you come across as bitter in the final panel, though.
at 8:11am Mar 11
mother of Bob, this is amazing. I like how you've cranked the lambaste level from stun to kill. I like it a lot.
at 8:38am Mar 11
Well... I'm sorry, but the Oatmeal is better drawn and funnier than your comic.
apokalips is a hater
at 8:59am Mar 11
hey you suck.
at 9:07am Mar 11
people are really getting offended by this comic. i don't think this is offensive, is just funny. i imagine that the oatmeal guy will think this is funny too and will make a revenge comic, what would be fun.
at 9:30am Mar 11
I'm just another tyrannosaurus
at 9:33am Mar 11
How to make a boring comic full of spite and jelousy = see above.
where the hell am I?
at 9:41am Mar 11
Hey, look, somebody I've never heard of grabbing traffic by mocking a more popular website. You win the internet!
haters gonna hate
at 9:51am Mar 11
at 9:55am Mar 11
at 9:58am Mar 11
Your science puns and henny youngman one-liners are lame. Oatmeal smokes you.
at 9:59am Mar 11
Somewhat true, but it's not like everything here is A+ material either.
at 10:07am Mar 11
i hate that oatmeal guy but i still read all of his comics. random violence between comics rocks so good. now make fun of xkcd. (that guy's like some weird nerd/douche combo.)
that same guy later
at 10:12am Mar 11
actually, xkcd guy is more like a douche projected onto the nerd axis.
at 10:17am Mar 11
so i just went to oatmeal.com never having been, and holy crap it was like a page full of chain emails and inane lists. what a bunch of populist crap in 50pt font. go play farmville.
Apokalips is way better.
"15 reasons printers were sent from hell"??? seriously?
at 10:24am Mar 11
SHIT IS CASH!
The Oatmeal is gay. It's mostly some loser ranting about how annoying his web design clients are. Argh I hate people giving me money for a job that shouldn't even exist!
at 10:30am Mar 11
I genuinely dislike you now.
at 10:50am Mar 11
a WELCOMED jab, oatmeal blows at everything except marketing a mediocre product
at 10:55am Mar 11
I don't think that people are offended by this comic ... I think that they are just finding it unfunny, immature, and unnecessarily mean spirited. Which I am inclined to agree with.
at 11:02am Mar 11
I'm loving this :)
A Huge Vagina
at 11:06am Mar 11
Mean people are so mean! Mean people were mean to me once, and I didn't like it. I don't like seeing mean stuff happen anywhere to anyone. The anonymity of the internet empowers me to finally stand up for those who can't do it themselves. I feel the need to really chastise this cartoonist for my dear friend, whom I have never met or spoken to. I also enjoy commenting on youtube videos.
Shame on you, Apokalips Guy, Shame. On. You.
I hope The Oatmeal Guy is okay. Does anybody know? Somebody should call him. I feel sooo bad. He must be really sad. I remember I was really sad when people were mean to me. Poor guy. I think I'm going to make him a card. Will you guys all sign it??
You're a mean, mean meanieface, Apokalips!
at 11:09am Mar 11
Petty. And your sh** isn't wasn't ever exactly groundbreaking. Enjoy my page load today. *Unsubscribe*
at 11:20am Mar 11
Hal?? Noooo! Come back!
at 11:23am Mar 11
Alright, we're going to be "Team Apokalips"... I'll take... the kid that hit puberty early, the hot chick, and the jocks... Team Oatmeal... you can have the fat kid, Asthmatic Andy, and... the chess team.
at 11:24am Mar 11
Liking retarded stuff, doesn't make you retarded guys. It's okay. No need to get defensive. This is spot on, and I'm loving this website.
at 11:25am Mar 11
Team Apokalips!!! WOO
Someone from Argentina
at 11:36am Mar 11
It's so crazy but I just open two windows. One was the oatmeal and the other was this window... It was kind of... crazy... I'm still shock for this... wow...
Job shouldn't exist?
at 11:39am Mar 11
Fed, you are retarded. If you think graphic design shouldn't exist you should probably no longer partake in the internet....
at 11:45am Mar 11
the oatmeal is an seo/spammer d-bag
at 12:01pm Mar 11
I have never heard of the oatmeal till I just googled it and looked at the page. Absolutely terrible.
wheres the beef?
at 12:12pm Mar 11
How is -this- not reddit/digg bait? I get what you're saying, but it's kind of like when a less famous rapper tries to start "beef" with a more famous one. You're just using Oatmeal so you can get some page views. That's way more obnoxious to me than "whaaaaaaats the deal with printers? Amirite?!"
at 12:21pm Mar 11
HOLY FUCKING CHINESE PEOPLE, WHERE DID YOU COME FROM
at 12:32pm Mar 11
at 12:35pm Mar 11
I want the two minutes of my life bac... Oh look! Shiny!!
at 12:38pm Mar 11
I genuinely enjoyed this, as I have enjoyed all of your comics. Don't listen to everyone else; this is fantastic.
at 12:38pm Mar 11
i love people who are saying "i've never even heard of Apokalips before" and well now??
Leave some love
at 12:48pm Mar 11
fuck 'em, roll with the punches. If oatmeal can't take a joke, well have a cry.
I like most of your comics - this was brave, and my son, fortune favours the bold!
at 1:35pm Mar 11
must say, you come off a lil' jealous. and wtf is myspokalips.. never even heard until someone linked me
at 1:39pm Mar 11
I think some of you guys take The Oatmeal a little too seriously.
at 1:42pm Mar 11
i love you mike
at 1:49pm Mar 11
I love you too, fuzzyjedi. I love you too.
at 1:59pm Mar 11
I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING ABOUT!!!!!!!
at 2:06pm Mar 11
I'm not particularly offended by this comic. I read Apokalips more often, though I find The Oatmeal funnier. Don't get me wrong, though like both The Oatmeal and Apokalips. However, the old "don't take it so seriously" defense lies only one notch above the "get a life" defense. We just post comments on the internet. You drew an entire WEB COMIC about it.
at 2:08pm Mar 11
Oatmeal is no Morning Squirtz but then neither are you. You are however much better then oatmeal. http://www.morningsquirtz.com/Chester_Molester.html
at 2:14pm Mar 11
spot on! you get my thumbs up!
at 2:33pm Mar 11
Morning Squirtz is horrible. You're doing good, Mike. I thought your Oatmeal of the Oatmeal was awesome and in no way speaks of your insecurities as a webcomicist. It does speak volumes about your tiny penis size, but I think you've come to terms with that already.
at 2:38pm Mar 11
Haha, I came to terms with that after those pictures got released on the internet.
at 3:44pm Mar 11
The Oatmeal Guy Responded on Reddit, it doesn't look like there will be a sweet webcomic war. (I can't copy the embedded links, but it is under the Oatmeal vs. Apokalips thread):
In many of my comics I pick topics that everyone can relate to, but I also create a wide variety of others that don't follow that formula. The list format comics are my biggest traffic drivers, but my passion really lies in some of my less-trafficked comics and stories.
I don't understand why, when criticizing a webcomic, the first thing people attack is the artwork. Does Cyanide and happiness become less funny because they're stick figures attached to ovals? What about the fuuuuu rage threads? Or this paintbrushed-but-hilarious masterpiece? Some of my artwork is crappy, yeah, but a lot of it isn't (that goddamn coffee cup took forever to draw). Also, apokalips is no Nicholas Gurewitch, either.
Also, I think in all my webcomics I've only ever used one pie chart. When I create an infographic piece I try to draw things in a way that makes you see it differently, rather than just firing off statistics and showing some silly line graphs.
Reading this comic, I got the impression that the author thinks we're in some kind of competition - that one day someone is going to pin a medal on us for having the best webcomic on the internet. I'd create a retort in comic form, but I'm actually working on a comic about Nikola Tesla right now and all the badassticular stuff he did with electricity, and I'd rather put my energy into that instead. Seems silly to get in a webcomic pissing match when we both could be burning the creative fire on other things. I'm not really familiar with apokalips, but my advice to the author is to just keep churning out content and draw whatever makes you happy.
Lastly, congrats to apokalips for finally getting some reddit upvotes for one of your comics. The only other comic which received a significant amount of upvotes was the one you did about zombies, a topic some might refer to as a "tired internet meme."
at 3:46pm Mar 11
Not that you have the comic timing, but man, this is your best comic...
You should have...
at 3:48pm Mar 11
Made fun of The Oatmeal's anybody-can-do-it template of randomly inserting ridiculous activities, adjectives, or similes that have nothing to do with the topic at hand... and how he sneaks in hidden click-advertisements.
at 3:49pm Mar 11
at 3:55pm Mar 11
at 4:16pm Mar 11
Well I can't say thats not a fair retort.
But ehhh Tesla? I'm not getting in to it again, but thats really another reddit thing too and it's pretty well documented. Also, Kate Beaton covered it pretty thoroughly: http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=61
Ok, done, I'm done.
at 11:14pm Mar 11
Well, I totally disagree with you, but whatever, I still love your comic. The people who decided to stop reading are dumb asses. So what you have to stop reading cause Mike has a differing viewpoint? Oh no, someone said something you disagree with, the world is coming to an end!
at 12:07am Mar 12
I think Oatmeal's comics are funnier than yours for the most part.
Argentina here again
at 6:46am Mar 12
I really like the Oatmeal and this comic was very funny to me
WHY IS THERE A NEED TO TAKE A SIDE ???
Men... People just loves the titles that has a "vs" in the middle, no matter who is behind
at 7:55am Mar 12
What a shame, I used to enjoy this webcomic, but petty name-calling is a huge turnoff. Bad karma, man.
at 9:03am Mar 12
I'm just here for the ranting!
SCREW YOU MISTERS! (all of you)
at 10:19am Mar 12
I think this is the worst webcomic i've ever seen. Therefore i'm going to spend extra time and effort explaining to the anon world how lame i thought it was!
...actually it was a pretty poor excuse for an oatmeal comic............and i wanted to laugh soo bad.
oh well. same time next week then??
at 5:49pm Mar 12
You're a douche. The Oatmeal is a lot funnier than your site.
at 12:30pm Mar 13
Is that a shovel in the last panel?
at 12:31pm Mar 13
Oh... digg... i get it
at 2:33pm Mar 14
Oh man this is so terrible. You suck so much. But I'm not going to give you the satisfaction.
I'm on to you mister Mike! I know your game. You WANT people to hate you. You want to become unpopular. It gets your rocks off when people say they disapprove and will never come back.
So, just to spite you and defy you in the totally way, I'm going to do just the opposite of what you are really want. Here it is following:
I love your site. I love this comic. I think it is the best one yet. I will come back again and again. If you posted nothing else but literally a big f-u to your fans in the form of a giant 6000x60000 pixel gif that said, "Fuck you internet fans you are all fags burn in hell for being so stupid," even then, I would come back and load that 2 gigabyte webcomic every day and comment on how lovely. I will do this until the end of time, so long as there is something on the internet called apokalips. I will find you and consume every byte of content you produce, and even go so far as to buy t-shirts and tell all my friends and family to come visit and buy t-shirts. (Speaking of which, get some damn t-shirts for me to consume already!) And I say this with utmost sincerity, and without any sarcasm. I will name my first child apokalips. Or if it's a girl, Susan apokalips. This is because I sincerely love you Mike with all my heart and soul and not in a gay way but a sincere way that transcends any physical attraction, gay or otherwise. Today, you have earned a #1 fan that will loyal until the end of eternity.
BTW, my name is teh devil. Today, you are made friends of teh devil for the rest of the universe! MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!
at 3:52pm Mar 14
Outright sarcasm or not, that made me happy.
at 10:15pm Mar 16
The Oatmeal must have giant, adamantium balls to be able to deal with stuff like this...
at 2:22am Mar 21
I think I love you
The answer to life, the universe, and everything is
at 3:40pm Mar 22
at 11:53pm Mar 22
Eh, I don't find many of your comics funny (sorry, this isn't an attack, just an observation) but I have to agree with you, the guy is a douche. His understandnig of netiquette is dismal (at best).
at 5:20pm Mar 26
OMG HE MADE A JOKE/INSULT AT ANOTHER COMIC. I WILL NEVER READ HIM AGAIN! I SAW THIS DONE ON TELEVISION ONCE BY MANY JEWS IN TUXEDOS, AND I VOWED TO NEVER WATCH ANY OF THEM AGAIN. PIGS ARE DELICIOUS. ON AN UNRELATED NOTE, OATMEAL IS DELICIOUS. GOOD TALK.
that's all she
at 9:41pm Mar 28
i made a pun
at 12:42pm Apr 1
That was hysterical! That last frame said it all.
at 9:19am Apr 9
That was a total killer dude.
at 3:29pm Apr 19
I love how well you hide your jealousy here. What I can't grasp is why everyone on the planet holds a grudge against people who do well in life for a simple a idea or little to no work on their part. Just because oatmeal comics is simplistic in it's nature does not mean it's any less appealing or deserving of it's success. You don't hold a grudge against the people who marketed the slinky do you? An engineer probably accidentally dropped their spring off their workspace or down a flight of steps, found it humorous watching it go, and decided 'You know what? I bet other people would enjoy this too.' I myself give praise to people who can take a simplistic idea and make something of it. Also you're being a bit hypocritical seeing as nearly everyone of your comics is simplistic or relates to people on a basic level. Also as far as your criticisms on Oatmeal's structure, do you honestly believe 3/4 panel comics are the first and only evolution of comic delivery? The nature of everything; comical, dramatic, tragic, etc is constantly evolving. So Oatmeal decided to deliver using a new method, deal with it.
at 12:40am May 12
*sigh* You did this on purpose. Very clever. The commentary was almost funnier than the strip. /applause
at 11:49am May 18
Considering The Oatmeal has made me laugh a lot more than you have AND they haven't done this to you, I'd say you're lame.
at 9:47am May 19
@bee: Considering Apokalips has made me laugh a lot more than you have AND they haven't done this to you, I'd say you're lame.
at 11:14pm May 20
I love Apokalips and Oatmeal, why cant we all just get along
at 12:58pm Jul 13
at 2:27pm Aug 18
The Oatmeal is quite funny and has a way with words. I actually like the art there. Inman's style is very unique and fits his humor.
at 11:18pm Oct 5
If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all...
at 7:32pm Oct 14
Hey man, I ripped off your idea. So sorry. A different spin on the same thing, though. http://unfunnythings.tumblr.com/post/theoatmeal
at 9:01am Oct 15
@SuitCase - it was fantastic
at 6:50am Jan 15
LOL that's funny
at 1:15am Apr 12
I love both yours and The Oatmeal's comics, they make me laugh. If enjoying The Oatmeal makes me a retard, well...okay then, but I find a lot of it humorous. The cool thing about The Oatmeal is he knows he is an imperfect asshole, and freely admits that. I honestly didn't find this comic offensive, but I also found no humor in it whatsoever. The mean bashing of anything is rather childish, whether done on The Oatmeal or by you.
In any case, people shouldn't take this personally...just read the "comic" and move on to the next one.
at 3:20am May 3
I approve this comic. I hate, hate, hate Oatmeal. None of it challenges my intellect. You, Apokalips, actually have thought out comics. The Chicken/Egg one? I'm not sure how many understood it on first glance.
at 3:54pm Jun 28
I thought this was pretty crap, but I thought "Hey, won't knock the whole site till I've seen it all"
If I could go back in time and kill myself from having that notion. This place sucks
at 8:02am Jun 29
We all do, Darren. We all wish just as much as you do that you could go back in time and kill yourself.
at 2:05pm Sep 24
You forgot his patter... 'as [emotion] as a [container] full of [something, usually animals] [verb]ing a [adjective] [noun].
at 10:43am May 6
well trevor here is there link details, they have 30% disc at the moment ,say daino put you on
at 9:53am Jul 19
you ok grant if your still knoking around i think this is there contact
and details,ring them for advice ,tell them netsimsy told you to ring
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