Norton, purveyor of Internet security products, is trying to be cool with the introduction of its own online comic book series set in the city of Netropolis:
“While you’re visiting, there is something you need to know to survive in Netropolis. There are no police here; no Emergency Services. You are alone in this city of darkness and light, alone and vulnerable.
That is why we built Norton HQ – a beacon of security against the dangers lurking around every corner. A place you can trust when you come to Netropolis, a place where someone will watch over you.”
Maybe I’m wrong, but I get the feeling that, in general, those for whom comics in this genre will appeal already know about computer security, and as likely aren’t using Norton products.
What do you think? Take a look at some pics of Norton’s “we’re trying so hard not to be corporate” comic: