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XKCD Tips Its Hat to the Microbiome (and so Should You)

When was the last time you thanked the bugs in your belly? Even if the concept of a “healthy” microbiome is flawed, the trillions of microorganisms living in your gut (and mouth, and vagina, and nose, etc.) play a vital role in many of your body’s functions. They’re so essential, many refer to the microbiome as an… » 6/26/15 10:40am 6/26/15 10:40am

A Playful (And NSFW) Webcomic About the Sex Lives of Halfling Women

If you like a bit of drama in your porn comics (and like to watch very short women getting it on with taller men), check out InCase’s webcomic Alfie. When a caravan of humans and elves visits a remote halfling village, two village women — a mother and daughter — find they’re in for some new sexual experiences. » 6/24/15 11:00am 6/24/15 11:00am

A Fascinating Webcomic Retelling Of Empress Octavia's Ritual Suicide

In the year AD 62, the exiled Roman Empress Claudia Octavia was sentenced to death by ritual suicide by her former husband Nero. Brian Mowrey uses that even as the germ of his webcomic The Seven Deaths of the Empress (NSFW), turning Octavia into a mystical figure who must die over and over again in a fantasy realm. » 6/17/15 12:37pm 6/17/15 12:37pm

Webcomic Nimona Is Getting An Animated Adaptation! Yes, Yes, Yes!

Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona is one of our all-time favorite webcomics, a genre-bending tale of a not-so-evil supervillain whose life is radically altered when a pushy, shapeshifting lady forces him to take her on as his sidekick. And now there’s going to be an animated version, from the director of Disney’s adorable… » 6/11/15 1:20pm 6/11/15 1:20pm

A Beautifully Melancholy Webcomic About The Young Daughter Of Two Demons

Chloé C.’s webcomic Headless Bliss reveals what happens to the stories we make up after we forget about them. It starts when a figure born of the human realm encounters a curious young princess, the child of two cruel and monstrous demons. The comic is by turns funny and sad, but it’s also just plain gorgeous.
» 6/03/15 1:00pm 6/03/15 1:00pm

A Webcomic About A Disgruntled Mars Researcher You Need To Start Reading

Der-shing Helmer, creator of The Meek, is back with a new webcomic, and it’s set on Mars. In Mare Internum, an entomologist arrives at an isolated Mars research station just as another researcher has been fired. But before he departs, these two scientists will learn a great deal about each other’s troubles.
» 5/20/15 1:00pm 5/20/15 1:00pm

A Hard-Boiled Fantasy Webcomic About An Assassin Wielding A Cursed Sword

The protagonist of Justin Peniston and William Orr’s webcomic Hunter Black was once an assassin whose preferred weapon was the bow, until an act of betrayal put him in the path of a mystical, revenge-thirsty sword. Now he’s obsessed with his own quest for revenge—if his many enemies don’t kill him first. » 5/13/15 1:00pm 5/13/15 1:00pm

Sandman Tries To Kidnap A Naive Nightmare In This Creepy-Cute Webcomic

Miyuli’s webcomic Lost Nightmare has the feel of a malevolent children’s book, one where the classically wicked characters, like the Bogeyman, are less frightening than the luminous shepherd known as the Sandman. And a sweet little nightmare named Ink is about to learn the truly scary aspects of the dreamscape.
» 5/06/15 12:00pm 5/06/15 12:00pm