13 Webcomics That Will Make You Smarter

While some webcomics deliver a quick joke or the latest installment in a long-form story, many comics floating around the Internet have something to teach us about the world. Here are some of our favorite comics that delve into science, history, philosophy, and more. » 4/09/14 10:30am 4/09/14 10:30am

Kate Beaton reveals why Black Canary shouldn't go to concerts

The latest installment of Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant stars the Black Canary, who finds herself in an unexpected place—a music venue. » 10/12/13 1:00pm 10/12/13 1:00pm

Exclusive Look at Kate Beaton's Illustrations for a Brand New YA Novel

Meet Mia Kish, the hero of The Well's End, a brand new young-adult novel from debut author Seth Fishman which comes out next February. We've got the exclusive cover reveal, plus one more illustration by Hark! A Vagrant creator Kate Beaton that shows the whole cast. » 6/11/13 11:20am 6/11/13 11:20am

This Wednesday, Sin City's Frank Miller takes on the terrorists

Whole bunch of crazy in the week's comics. A Superman without a girlfriend, the man who wrote The Dark Knight Returns is back to fight the War on Terror, and Jack Kirby's post-apocalyptic manimal series gets ready for your bookshelf. Wackiness abounds. » 9/27/11 9:10am 9/27/11 9:10am

What's it like to write a webcomic about Jules Verne and Sexy Batman? …

If you've spent any time perusing webcomics, chances are you've encountered cartoonist Kate Beaton's historically inclined series Hark! A Vagrant. » 9/27/11 9:05am 9/27/11 9:05am

The adventures of Doctor Who (as told by someone who's never seen…

Cartoonist Kate Beaton — who helms the webcomic Hark, a Vagrant and once wrote the adventures of Sexy Batman — has never watched Doctor Who, but that didn't stop her from writing her own Who comic. In her adventure, "the Doctor with hair like this" and "hot sidekick assistant" "go back in time and solve a thing." » 2/19/11 10:05am 2/19/11 10:05am

Dracula: a novel of hot Victorian sluts

In honor of Halloween, cartoonist Kate Beaton read Dracula and made a series of comics about the classic vampire novel. In a series of strips gets at the book's true face of horror: sexually-liberated women. » 10/29/10 8:00am 10/29/10 8:00am

HG Wells and Jules Verne Battle Over the Future of Science Fiction

Poor Jules Verne. All he wanted to do was tell scientifically plausible tales about great explorations and new technologies. Then HG Wells steps in with his fanciful time machines and alien invasions. What happens when their imaginary technologies face off? » 12/04/09 1:30pm 12/04/09 1:30pm

Don't Bother Wonder Woman During Her Smoke Break

After a long hard day of fighting evil, sometimes Wonder Woman likes to kick back with a cigarette. And, as this comic from Kate Beaton reveals, it's best not to bug Wonder Woman when she's trying to relax. » 11/10/09 6:40am 11/10/09 6:40am

Glowing Jetpack Kitty Commands You to Love Science

The webcomics world has gifted us with a bevy of science-themed t-shirts, including this glow-in-the-dark proof that science is awesome. Also, the world's most romantic shirt about radiation poisoning, and the real reasons mammals survived when the dinosaurs went extinct. » 10/15/09 7:30am 10/15/09 7:30am