Just How Did Scott McCloud Create Something As Moving As The Sculptor?

Scott McCloud is best known for his comics about comics, books like Understanding Comics, Making Comics, and Reinventing Comics, which examine the elements and power of the sequential art form. But in The Sculptor, McCloud combines form with heart to tell a story about love, mortality, and art. » 2/16/15 2:40pm 2/16/15 2:40pm

Gene Yang Gives Comics' First Asian American Superhero A Superb Origin

Superheroes may be the dominant subject for comics, but when Gene Luen Yang, creator of American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and other remarkable comics, sets his writing talents to the genre, it becomes something fresh. In The Shadow Hero, Yang takes the first Asian American superhero in comics and writes him… » 7/16/14 3:20pm 7/16/14 3:20pm

An enigmatic nun hunts real monsters for the Spanish Inqusition

While other members of the Spanish Inquisition busy themselves rooting out false witches, the mysterious Inquisitor Two investigates genuine monsters and demons at the behest of Queen Isabella. But this slice-'em-up nun may have more in common with the creatures she hunts than with the people she works for. » 2/12/14 1:40pm 2/12/14 1:40pm

A boy accidentally summons a succubus who tries to get him a girlfriend

Normally, summoning a succubus is a recipe for sexy doom, but the demon teenaged Teddy accidentally binds himself to is Chloe Love, a succubus with a soft heart. She makes it her mission to save Teddy's soul the only way she can—by getting him a girlfriend. » 12/28/13 8:30am 12/28/13 8:30am

Two souls form a strange friendship on an island in a river to Hell

Like so many other souls living in the world of the webcomic Judecca (NSFW), Sharky lives a shabby life, spending his days in Sisyphean labor and his evenings with too little warmth and too little food in the company of his rabbit roommate, while his own body becomes more like a shark's. But when a mysterious mute… » 12/14/13 8:30am 12/14/13 8:30am

Disaster interrupts an alien mission to rescue the human race

The Fiah's Exodus mission is a noble one, to remove sentient races from their doomed planet and relocate them to a safer preserve. But Ethma and Endi's assignment on Earth is troubled from the start, though their crew of accidental human stowaways is the least of their problems when the entire Exodus mission takes a… » 12/07/13 8:30am 12/07/13 8:30am

A teen with no vices develops a crush that turns creepy in The Stiff

Alistair Toth is a stiff. The high school-aged horror devotee doesn't just shun alcohol and pot; he also insists that he possesses no romantic or sexual urges—at least until he develops a crush on the new girl in his school. But after a bout of self-hypnosis, Alistair begins noticing strange changes in his body, ones… » 11/23/13 8:30am 11/23/13 8:30am

It Will All Hurt is like a stream-of-consciousness Adventure Time

Farel Dalrymple's It Will All Hurt is not a webcomic for those looking for an easily distilled plotline or characters whose motivations are instantly clear. Instead, it's a beautifully watercolored, dream-like post-apocalyptic adventure, one that invites you to sit back and drift through its fantasy world—and manages… » 11/16/13 8:30am 11/16/13 8:30am

A drug that lets people share dreams leads to a deadly mystery

Max Miller Dowdle's webcomic Shattered With Curve of Horn opens on married couple Matthew and Caitlin getting ready for Matthew's art show and a tense reunion with Pierce, an old friend recently released from prison. But Pierce doesn't just want to reconnect, he wants to know what happened the night years ago when the… » 10/19/13 8:30am 10/19/13 8:30am

A teenager's journey through the horrors of bipolar disorder

While we celebrate the ghouls and goblins of October, Elaine M. Will's webcomic Look Straight Ahead depicts a different sort of horror. High school senior Jeremy loses his connection with reality as he falls into the grips of bipolar disorder. » 10/12/13 8:30am 10/12/13 8:30am

A twisted take on Red Riding Hood with Grandma as the monster

While some retellings of "Little Red Riding Hood" bring the fairy tale back to its sexual roots, Maya Kern's Redden takes a different tack, sending the little girl on a dangerous errand to bring food to Grandmother, the most fearsome creature in the forest. » 10/05/13 8:30am 10/05/13 8:30am

A young Finnish man and his dog get stuck in a fox spirit's dream

While guiding the Aurora Borealis across the sky, a mischievous young fox spirit accidentally traps an entire Finnish town in a land of slumber. Now the only hope for restoring everything to normal is Hannu, a grouchy young slacker, and his faithful dog Ville, who must convince their fellow villagers to return to the… » 9/28/13 8:30am 9/28/13 8:30am

At school for angels and demons, one devil just wants to do good

At St. Swithern's Middle School, angels and demons mingle freely in the hallways. But little Diva Beelze doesn't fit in with the angels on account of her horns and doesn't fit in with the devils thanks to her persistent desire to do good. And she's totally unprepared when she comes into possession of a power that goes… » 9/21/13 8:30am 9/21/13 8:30am

Two frightened dogs search for their home at the end of the world

During a thunderstorm, a lot of dogs may think the world is ending, but in Jen Lee's webcomic Thunderpaw, two dogs are faced with a bona fide cataclysm. After being left in a car by their owners, they must gather all of their strength to survive the trippy horrors of the crumbling world and find their way home. » 9/14/13 8:30am 9/14/13 8:30am

The creator of Vader and Son takes us to the Jedi Academy

Hard as it may be to believe, not every kid in the Star Wars universe wants to grow up to be a Jedi. Roan, the protagonist of Jeffrey Brown's Jedi Academy, just wants to be a starfighter pilot. But after he's rejected from pilot school, he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to Jedi Academy, and starts keeping a… » 8/30/13 2:30pm 8/30/13 2:30pm

Two sisters must cope with an alien invasion—and each other

Anyone who thinks comics aren't for kids or for ladies hasn't read Dani Jones' webcomic My Sister, the Freak. It stars a pair of sisters who seem like they couldn't be more different from one another, but discover they're Earth's best hope against an alien invasion. » 8/17/13 8:30am 8/17/13 8:30am

For three 12-year-old ghost hunters, family can be scarier than ghosts

In 1958 Pineville, Kentucky, young Chopper Sweeney sees a ghost in his bedroom, kicking off a summer of supernatural investigations. But while Chopper and his friends root through haunted houses and chase down mysterious dogs, they're dealing with their own losses and pain. » 8/10/13 8:30am 8/10/13 8:30am

Webcomic Bird Boy is filled with ancient weapons and gorgeous monsters

Anne Szabla's Bird Boy is one of those webcomics that's simply knock-you-backwards beautiful. It's set in a brutal world in which bizarre and astonishing creatures threaten the human tribes that live along the rivers. But one small boy stumbles upon a legendary weapon that could turn the tide in favor of his tribe. » 7/27/13 8:30am 7/27/13 8:30am

What happens when a closeted superhero falls for a supervillain?

Things are going pretty well for Kyle, the pyrokinetic superhero of Alex Woolfson's webcomic The Young Protectors. He's on a successful young superhero team and he's got himself a great set of teammates. But he's also gay and very much in the closet. And, on the day he finally pokes his head out of the closet, he… » 7/13/13 8:30am 7/13/13 8:30am

A gravedigger goes on a bizarre quest through the underworld

If you're not already reading KC Green's webcomic Gunshow, I recommend tuning in for his latest longform arc, Graveyard Quest. In it, a Gravedigger travels through the underworld on a hunt for his mother's stolen bones and encounters ghostly hijackers, a wise mole, a village of worms, and the constant disapproval of… » 7/06/13 8:30am 7/06/13 8:30am