Don't you just love to talk crap with friends? These five guys sure do. They're sitting and drinking on their verandah, surrounded by crushed cans, having one long, extended conversation discussing all the most important and pressing matters in the world from “If you were stuck in a mall during a zombie apocalypse, what Saturday morning cartoon characters would you want to be with?”, to what kind of plumbing do the Fantastic Four have to use to handle their fantastic crap… It's funny dammit! Rated M.
Sometimes a forum can be like a high-school, and sometimes, a high-school can be like a forum. Whatever Top Drawer High is, it's hilarious! Done in a style reminiscent of American 1960's cartoons, Renga Studio's characterisation of forum behaviour here is both subversive and utterly ridiculous, as well as being funny as hell. The denizens of Top Drawer high will probably never graduate, and they probably won't care. It's an interesting place to visit, but no normal person would want to stay there.
A story of great houses set in a feudal world of high fantasy and murderous intrigue. Powerful families vie for position and advantage using dark sorcery, sharp steel, and treachery to further their cause. Young Mirame and Mitsume are all too deeply involved.
In the future, AI technology has been cracked and there are a number of projects underway… including the mysterious Sophia, who is currently in danger as her lab and its scientists are under seige from a group of soldiers who want to stop them. This all has very much to do with some events and people from just a few years in the past, and the author skillfully intersperses these different plot lines. Amazing art and compelling writing, there are still very many questions to be answered!
Poor Sunhra. Not only is she a fugitive, but she picks up her getaway ride with a guy who is incredibly self absorbed and so hung up on his past all he wants to do is find the perfect chick so he can dump her. At least Sunhra is having none of his crap, not even when he decides to abandon her in the middle of nowhere. There's an interesting side plot happening as well, but it hasn't been tied in yet. Intriguing!
In a city not sure whether it's modern or turn of the century, Victorian-punk Cricket must take care of the alien Creature, kidnapped and left with her by her now-dead brother, member of an underground worker's rights group fighting the morally questionable fatcats controlling the city's industry. (Got that?) Cricket makes a rather poor job of her guardianship- she dresses Creature up in some ragamuffin clothes, but she's not fooling anyone… including her enemies.
Meet Dr. Argon. He's balding, has bad teeth, angry insomniac eyes, and some rather frightening claw hands. Why the white lab jacket? Well, it's because he's a misanthropic mad scientist supervillain. He's forced to live peacefully in the suburbs and he hates every minute of it. It isn't long before he decides the best thing for him to do is… go back to his old ways. Of course.
Pandemonium, Inc. handles supernatural problems, big and small. That doesn't mean they've got things easy. (However, as hipsters with magic powers, they make them LOOK easy.) One of their number has got a prophecy hovering over his head, and we all know how those work out. Colorful, strong art style, interesting story and fun dialogue. Check it out!
This comic, although just getting started, will appeal to all types of readers. A Twist in the Tale is a collection of enjoyable short stories which, as the title suggests, have all got a twist of some sort. The genres change from story to story and the comic promises to have a little bit of everthing, given just a bit more time. Great black-and-white art and direct, rapid storytelling. Very Twilight Zone-ish!
What is a Rancat? Well, it's a guy who naturally needs very little sleep to function, has an overabundance of adrenalin, and is friends with a computer whiz who likes to investigate the weird and shady. So, obviously, the Rancat is a nighttime vigilante. (Where did he get the neat suit?) Saving babies from giant pigs, giving food baskets to nuns, sorting out clone women… all in a night's work. Forgive the few mis-Englishes, as this comic has incredible art, a bit of wit, and stories not to be missed.
Cwen's father is a powerful man who lives on a floating island and has dragons for servants. He has built his own empire, so it's only natural that he exiles his children so they aren't a threat. (Right?) Cwen is one such exiled child… but she has come back, with the intent to take over the place. There's just a couple of problems… This fun comic is brought to us by the creators of 3rd Party Fantasy and Vampire Phantasm X!
Something is going on in Penitentiary 52, and it ain't pretty. This is where the Emperor's scientists experimented on people (among other things)… until a rebel breaks in to free some of the prisoners to work for their side. That doesn't go so well, but there is a lot of cool fighting. Now we have the Emperor and his troops (elves by the way), the faction that wants to kill the Emperor, and a new threat: the undead.
If you have crazy freaks as the villains of your city, then maybe you should use crazy freaks to try and stop them. Lucky Dawg is one such man… thing. Actually… he's a werewolf. The pro-level art is wild and colorful, much like the characters. There's just something really satisfying about reading a comic about a happy wereworlf, no matter how crazy and violent he is.
Batman and Robin, Moose and Squirrel… all the great duos are pairs of animals. Well, meet Kat and Dogg. In the style of 80s-90s American comics, Kat and Dogg are mutated humans (as part of a somewhat misguided attempt at helping humanity) who, along with some team members, are still pretty new to the game. When they find another mutant to add to their group, it turns out they aren't the only ones interested in him- high drama and lots of fighting ensues. Dynamic, pro-level black and white art.
If fanfiction were real, then fanfiction characters would be real… including Mary Sues, those perfectly despicable do-it-alls. And where would they come from? Why, a Mary Sue Academy of course, where they learn all their tooth-sickening traits, perfect their niche (there's even a Little Mermaid), and are unleashed upon the world. Clever premise, fun characters, cute art, and funny writing - the best bits are the Mary Sues themselves.
Everyone knows that the world is run by conspiracies. This comic is about the plot to increase the world's hate and violence. It's all instigated by demons of course, the experts in that kind of thing. However they have the cooperation of influential people in the real world. In MAG-ISA, we follow one boy as he struggles in this hate-filled world. In-depth writing, complex ideas, and a bit spiritual at times, there aren't easy answers or happy endings in MAG-ISA.
In the relatively near future, a policeman agrees to assit on a difficult and disturbing case, chasing a brutal criminal that has eluded him before. But how does this lead to him murdering his own son…? Professional level art will draw you in, but the compelling story will make you stay.
Meet Teddy Atwater, a kid who only did enough to scrape by… until a sports injury meant he couldn't even manage that. Now he has to repeat the sixth grade, which is no easy task when you have the friends that Teddy has. Although the art style is simple, it's appealing, the characters are really distinct and enjoyable, and there is lots of background and supporting information for those who like a little more meat to their comics.
Jaina's first day at her new boarding school is a drag. No one likes her, and the feeling is mutual. Jaina knows she is different from her schoolmates- but she doesn't quite realize just how different until she's captured by three weirdos in costumes, has to escape a run-down hick cabin in the woods, and sought after by witches and demons. Turns out she's probably the normal one.
It all starts when Talon and Isadora are interrupted in a delicate moment… by Isadora's husband, the Lord Governor of the city. Luckily for the handsome Talon this isn't an unusual happening, and he escapes. Unluckily for Isadora, she's now banished to a convent. Oops! A rather unlikely assembly of characters sets out to save her… Some early filler, but steady on - lovely art, great story, humorous and fun! (Definitely rated M!)
Border City (built by 12 legendary superheroes) was intended as a haven, a place where the darkness of the world outside would be kept outside. But all is not well within Border City's walls- Evil is still at work. The comic has wonderful art with great attention to detail. It's the enjoyably puzzling characters and story that make Border City what it is, however.
You never knew Seattle was so… colorful. Or dangerous. In The Emerald City, the men are muscled and the women wear microskirts, the bad guys are monstrous psychos with cool hair, and people die left and right in some pretty gruesome ways. It's not all random violence (though some is, like at the wings joint…), this is all connected to events 11 years ago.
A trio of fairly bubble-headed terrorists breaks into a high security compound to steal the time travel project Kokiro. They DO have a reason for wanting to go to the past (maybe) and although they seem to get in a lot of fights, they are (sort of) getting some kind of job done. If you're looking for a colorful, whimiscal, funny comic with lots of flailing arms and strange facial expressions, check this one out!
Dirtheads is a comic about three twenty-something guys doing their part to cut the crap in the world. Gooch goes on a quest for reimbursement and reveals the ‘pretend’ service practices of modern businesses. Vince starts dating ‘a reader’ that he tries to impress by sounding more intelligent than he is, and finds that things work better when he's not putting on an act. And Manny… well he's just an overeducated loser with high expectations.