Half-Life Metrocop Site Relaunches With Over 600 Fan Comics

Half-Life is a series that has continued through its fans. With few new games and little information to release, modders, writers, and community members have all done their part to keep the world going, from remakes like Black Mesa to all-new games like Entropy: Zero 2, and then you have comics and fan-run social media.

That’s what Metrocop.net encompasses. The old site was a WordPress blog that was something of a cult hit among Half-Life fans, collecting unofficial comics, news straight from Valve, and blog posts about modding and fan-run projects. fans. It closed in 2018, six years after it started, but now, in 2022, it’s back.


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“Over the past three (!) years, I’ve been hard at work on a brand new version of the website, rebuilt from the ground up,” the Mythos creator wrote. “Don’t worry, the comic book archive is also imported (with new content to be added shortly), along with a plethora of new content, including articles on Half-Life topics every week.”

“[Half-Life is] a pretty cool community for the most part,” Mythos tells me. “I’m super proud of them… [I] I really want this site to be a cool place for Half-Life fans. Without forgetting the comics either, of course. It’s a big part of the site’s history and I still love them to death.”

Right now, there are 675 comics from dozens of different creators on the site, with more to come. They vary from comedic slapstick about rebels called “Jeff” to heartfelt cinematic pieces put together in Garry’s Mod like Kaden. And it can all be played natively on the site for free, giving Half-Life fans a platform to celebrate a series they love so deeply by creating something of their own to share with others.

These comics are not illustrated but built in the Source engine, often via Garry’s Mod, with screenshots making up the bulk of the visuals. That means there’s an authentic Half-Life 2 feel to every panel, giving you a healthy dose of nostalgia with your playthrough.

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Amanda J. Marsh