Cloud’s Forum Adventures was a poorly-organized webcomic series that ran from 2012 to 2015. The series focused on Cloud’s Observatory,a celestial institution responsible for protecting the world from harm. Its characters were unique in that each one was loosely based on a real-life member of the Cloud Nine Forums. Most of these characters took the form of kirbies to make them simpler and faster to draw. Cloud’s Forum Adventures had nothing to do with the actual Kirby universe.
As mentioned before, Cloud’s Forum Adventures was very inconsistent from start to finish. Many attempts were made to reboot the series into something better, but in the end, it never worked out. Ideas and concepts from these reboots have been dissolved and recycled to be used in DreamBound, the “sequel” to Cloud’s Forum Adventures.
The Original Series of Cloud’s Forum Adventures consists of five sagas: Oblivion Island, Soul Shard, Lunar Battle, Yarn Adventures, and Miracle Crown, in that exact order. These combine for a total of 119 episodes. To be honest, most of these aren’t very good – if you read them, don’t expect a super-deep storyline. Keep in mind that I was 14 when I made most of these, so that should tell you a lot about the quality. There were a lot of unnecessary characters, and none of them had any notable personality save for a couple of interesting quips here and there. The storylines were overly complex, featured too many clichés, and were overall difficult to follow. Not to mention the visuals were kind of flat and went overboard on special effects at times. If anything, reading these will give you a good laugh due to how poorly thought-out some of them are. To read episodes from the Original Series, follow the links below:
- Saga 1: Oblivion Island
- Saga 2: Soul Shard
- Saga 3: Lunar Battle
- Saga 4: Yarn Adventures
- Saga 5: Miracle Crown
As I mentioned earlier, there were a lot of storylines for Cloud’s Forum Adventures that were started, but never completed for one reason or another. Most of the time it was because of lack of viewership; other times it was because I lost interest or had a better plot idea. There were two sagas that made it quite far before being cancelled. Both of them revolved around the concept of the Nightmare Legion, a dark army intent on awakening a powerful creature slumbering inside of planet Estrella’s core. There are two iterations of the Nightmare Legion saga. Both had the same general idea but took that idea in very different places. If you’d like to read them, follow the links below, but be warned – they end on cliffhangers.
Overall, Cloud’s Forum Adventures wasn’t really a legitimate series; it was more along the lines of me exposing myself to what drawing a comic series is like. Even with designs as simple as kirbies, it takes a lot of time and planning to successfully pull off. And while Cloud’s Forum Adventures may not have been successful in the end, it was an interesting experiment. Nowadays I’m working on DreamBound. To call it a reboot of Cloud’s Forum Adventures is an understatement. If you want to check that out, follow this link.