|I read both EGS and CRFH, but I never considered both of them at the same time. Now that I have, I have to say that EGS's humor is better, but that CRFH's writing is WAY better. Except for the jokes. Silly college jokes...
Art: Erm.... I had trouble picking out which character was which, and I still do. The art hasn't really changed much, and the big-as-clowns noses are still ridiculous-looking. C'mon, when you're writing a serious story, shouldn't the art reflect that? You get a C for effort.
Story/Writing: At first it was just stupid-silly sitcom junk, "Let's have a love-triangle-affair!" "Let's make them have super powers!" but after a while, the artist decided that, "Well, you know what? I think that it needs a plot now. Let's toss this idea, and THIS idea, and OOH! why not this... and then... a twist of HELL!" Only then did I really start to consider CRFH as a comic acting it's age. I mean, sure, you can have humor, but DAMN, update your jokes, please? A running gag can be a running gag, but how about inventing some new ones? You can be serious sometimes, and you can be silly sometimes, but give us a hint when is when, eh? You get a B- for good work, but try harder. We know you are worthy of an A here.
Characters: I'm going to separate this into the guys and the girls, because I'm evil. It took them a while, but like most college students who manage to graduate, they finally emerged from the depths of "Eh, another loser student." to "This one is a worthy, contributing, member of society!" with some exceptions. Roger, should be locked up in a zoo, or a psycho ward, because he's a WERE-WOLF! But he's too much fun. Besides, he would break out eventually, by driving his keepers nuts. Mike, I fully believe, will grow up to be an assassin, or at least a back-stabbing politician, whichever pays more. Dave, is the tragic story of someone who really isn't ready for life, because he's much too afraid of responsibility, and life in general. Unless he gets his act together, everything will always be out of his grasp, everything will always be wrong, and he will die, a lonely masturbating fat idiot, who finally goes from OD-ing on sleeping pills. You could almost feel for the guy. And now... the grades. At first, they were failing, but they showed great improvement as the years went by, and so they greatly deserve an A! Even Dave! Congrats!
The female characters are all attractive and evil, (which is pretty much the observation of all lonely college men who can't get dates,) who are channeled into such pursuits as seducing the men, and needing to be rescued. They fight each other, and only once with hilarious results. Roger was the only witness, more's the pity. April and Blue are the only stand-outs, actually showing some soul every so often. Margaret, either has the Second Sight, is being tormented by the Devil himself, or is insane. You just don't know. Blue switches between the loving girlfriend, and the helpless-damsel-in-distress, but at least she has the hotness to pull it off. XD They average out to a B+.
Overall: Ignore the first year, where most college students get their bearings, test out the waters, start learning and growing, and you'll be fine. Ignore the juvenile jokes, too. Once the students and the comic matures, you will find yourself appreciating them as REAL PEOPLE, and well able to handle the stress of getting kidnapped a few times, running from the Prince of Hell, and figuring out who is sleeping with who. A great comic, but they could use some new clothes/art. Go read!