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

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 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

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

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

This webcomic reminds us that high fantasy can be both smart and silly

Well written high fantasy can sometimes be a bit on the grim side. It can be hard not to look at Game of Thrones and think that serious worldbuilding comes with a seriously high body count. And there is certainly death in Phil Kahn and T Campbell's webcomic Guilded Age, along with racism, existential crises, and a… » 6/29/13 8:30am 6/29/13 8:30am

The Greek gods play a wacky game to decide who will rule Olympus

When Max fills out an online personality test as a goof, the worst thing he expects to get is a computer virus. He doesn't expect Hades, Greek god of the underworld, to show up in his living room—and he certainly expect Hades to be purple-skinned and four feet tall. Now Max is caught up in Olympus Overdrive's bizarre… » 6/22/13 8:30am 6/22/13 8:30am