Updated on 16 October, 2021
Oh No Comic is a unique web comic that launched in 2021 and has since become a viral sensation. Alex Norris' highly-creative comic series, Oh No! Is a hilarious satire on modern-day consumerism. In one memorable episode, a character says oh no to the bride's groom and his response is a series of exclamation marks, followed by a confused "what?"
Oh No! was created as an online response to the excesses of capitalism in the show Hostages. It parodies the monotony of American consumer culture by presenting an everyday example of a bad transaction (the groom buying a loaf of bread for his girl, for example). The comic parodies the way we communicate with each other through commercials, ads for things like Tupperware and Southwest Airlines, and even fictional characters like the Powerpuff Girls. The characters are always described in a relatable manner, making it easy for viewers to connect to their experiences.
Oh No! was not only a popular drawing and print book, but a movie as well. The first movie, Kick Ass, grossed close to three-quarters of a billion dollars at the box office and spawned four sequel films. One of the newest movies in the Oh No! franchise is 2021 rated, which is a combination of the first and third movies.
With a cast of colorful characters, the plot of the story is centered around a mall that becomes a stomp pad for a serial killer. This mall is owned by an evil corporation that sells counterfeit goods and makes people fight in the squared circle to death. It is here that a young boy witnesses the murder of his family and vows to bring justice to those responsible. However, when he gets there, he is astonished to find a superpowered boy with the ability to control time and dimension. The boy transforms into Oh No!
The villain decides to have his revenge on the young hero and tries to make him fall in love with his evil doer by kidnapping the love of his dreams, Summer. However, the hero has other plans and unleashes Oh No, who then battles the villain and wins the heart of Summer. The story is full of romance and comedy, especially when it comes to Oh No's girlfriend, played by Holly Marie Combs.
The mascot for Oh No Comic, a pink blob, is always seen as a lovable character that all children can identify with and enjoy. He is also portrayed as sweet and funny, drawing the boys in. In the modern day Oh No Comic world, the Blob has taken on a life of his own, as he is now a street-wise, powerful, and mysterious figure known as "The Pink Blob". His latest escapade has him kidnapped by the evil Doctor Fraudster, who intends on using Oh No's powers for his own personal gains.
When Oh No is extracted from his cell by Netgalley, he doesn't know what awaits him but finds himself in an alternate dimension. There, Oh No is forced to battle and defeat a powerful foe whom he names the Fiend. The Fiend is defeated after Oh No sends him back to Earth while battling the evil Doctor. After this, Oh No realizes that the evil plot has been stopped and the world is once again being saved from evil.
All in all, Oh No Comic is not only fun for younger readers, but is a great escape for those who have trouble looking for their favorite comic books. It contains engaging panels and three dimensional story telling. The story line moves fast and contains various colorful characters, making Oh No a perfect replacement for older kids who get bored easily. The cartoon style of the strip along with the fantastic artwork is sure to entertain readers of all ages and keep kids entertained for hours on end.