One of the best things about a comic with a huge archive is that you get to watch (at faster speed) the progression of the artist and the way that their stories and goals change. Bad Guy High started life as a gag-based parody comic around a rather loose story, and premise of a high school where supervillains are educated. Although the art is admittedly rough at the beginning, the humor is there from day one. As the pages go on, the stories solidify and dramatize (though the comedy is still there), and the art improves visibly to the polished form it's in today. Good fun for you superhero comic fans!
It's 1889, barely a year after the mysterious Jack the Ripper's murderous rampage and equally mysterious disappearance the city of Mansfordshire, England is shaken by a series of brutal “mangling” murders that plunge the city into an abyss of fear.
The Continentals is a gorgeously funky Victorian crime thriller with a touch of TV's The Avengers or Department S. Brought to us by the same team as G.A.A.K., Darryl Hughes's writing is slyly humorous and artist Monique MacNaughton has produced some breathtakingly detailed black and white art.
Get in early for this treat and start reading The Continentals! Rated T+
It even begins with a lengthy prologue showcasing the making of the comic so far.
Deadman's Curse is a creepy little tale about the creatures which guide a soul's passage to the next stage of being. Jix- playful and unrepentant as a fox should be- and Hebe, a dapper ghoul new to the job. Although in its early pages, this comic stands out. The story is interesting, and I think you'll agree that the rendering work in this one is something special. A huge amout of attention has been paid to environment and lighting (along with everything else) and that goes a hell of a long way to immersing you in its dark, ornate world.
Supermutants with fantastic abilities fight to survive in a very hard city. Aleksandur tries to find his place amongst them. Death is never far away. The writing in True North is gritty, earthy and dark, this isn't a nice world to live in, but it's a very compelling story.
The creator is aleksandur- a different one from the character :)
True North is a great Black and white (mostly) story comic, Rated M. Check it out!
See the home site at www.truenorththecomic.com
The secret lives of planets are fascinating. Mars is cool, Venus is hot, Earth is the emo guy who sits between them. Who knew that our nine planets had so much going on? Well, eight now, but we don't talk about Pluto much… Although the thought of the moons and planets breaking orbit to go wandering around on adventures is a little scary, lighten up! It's a humor comic. And something about the moons makes me want to start a collection. This charming little strip will… some kind of joke about pulling you in with gravity?!
Lizzie is a keen student and a girl with a mysterious past, but everything is fine until one day… The temple is attacked. Lizzie and her freind Zack rush to stop the killer, but he easily overpowers them. It seems that all is lost until a strange mercenary shows up and saves the day. After these events things are changed for Lizzie, buried memories awake and her adoptive mother tells her how she was found as a young child. And so begins Lizzie's odyssey to unravel the secrets of her origins.
Light Within Shadow is a fantasy adventure story with an anime influenced art style by Girldirtbiker.
Read Light Within Shadow, rated T+
Anyone but Virginia is the story of a woman who copes with the ghosts of her past, the travails of the present, and the uncertainty of her future, balancing between her personal life and that of a superhero: Volcano Girl! This is a fascinating story by Josh Eiserike with really interesting semi-realistic art black and white art by Zac Crockett. This is one to follow! Rated E
Dottiar is a little fellow, a gnome actually. In his old age he decides to recount the stories of his swashbuckling hey-day, with a group of like-minded adventurers in search of the amulet of Ba'ra! This is an exciting, well told story comic. Matt Summers does a fine job with the writing and Michelle Mayo's art is phenomenal!
Normally we feature comic that updates regularly at least once week, but this one has a longer schedule. Tales of the Travelling Gnome is updated with good regularity on the last Sunday of every month. Rated T+
The world is old and run down. Everything has gone to crap. People are crap. Their lives are crappy. Nothing is left. All of them are in the gutter… But some are looking at the stars.
Actually most are, but some ARE stars, They stand out and lead the populace. The Starkeeper makes sure they don't get out of line.
This is an interesting story comic by Corny, rated T+.
Although Zara is the titular character, the mercenary Killerkind (a good fighter with some character flaws) is the one who steals the show here. Not to mention likable art (reminiscent of older Euro-comics, maybe?) and a straightforward writing style. The comic is set up as a fantasy but ends up being a quirky series of mini-adventures with a twist of farce and dark humor.
Abby Sanders, Lawyer to the Supernatural. That's what she is; No problem too small, too strange, too freaky, too spooky! If you're a spook and you're in trouble, no matter the charges, Abby will get you off. No Win, no fee! Or is that only for compensation claims…? I forget. It doesn't matter, Abby is the best lawyer in town, all the ghouls and assorted fire demons agree.
This stylish black and white comic strip is written and illustrated by our very own and much loved Skoolmunkee. Read Abby Sanders Lawyer to the Supernatural, Rated E!
Bardo, Shiyu, and Dwyer- Old-young scamps with some complex technology and one bad haircut. On Devil's night, the boys are scrambling around a strange landscape of multi-era ruins, mischieviously enganging in a sort of large-scale reverse vandalism. This one is fantastically unique, confident, and hard to describe at the same time. Engaging art with some impressive ruin-scapes and a story that hooks you with its puzzles. The Assemblers only recently started updating again, so it's getting featured before any more chances are lost!
A wanted assassin, on the run. He failed to eliminate his target and now his target wants HIM dead… The Milky Way galaxy is a big place, but it's still pretty hard to hide when someone's after you. This as an exciting, addictive one panel black and white Sci-Fi drama by smbhax, also known as Ben Chamberlain. His main site with his animations for the comic is here: http://smbhax.com Supermassive Black Hole A Star is rated E and it updates every day from Monday to Friday, often multiple times a day!
Light Apprentice Nate is for those who like their fantasy fast and funny. Nate is an energetic blue-haired kid who is determined to have adventures, even if that means angering an artistically talented orc and having fights in the town square. Lots of action and lovely colors, many little jokes, and mostly just fun to read!
Ted is a superhero and Brian is his trusty sidekick. Yes, Ted, really, really, really IS a superhero! Well at least He thinks he is… And Brian, bis best friend, helps him out. Ted The Terrible Superhero is a classic newspaper style funny comic strip, except better because it's actually genuinely comic! Written and illustrated by Barton Cooper, Ted The Terrible Superhero features full colour art and truly funny writing, rated E!
Rien is a lonely young fellow, talented in swords and magic but lacking in the achievement and ambition departments. Instead of building a real life (which may be deliberate), he's befriended the village children and teaches them about what's outside their little sphere… not that he's experienced it himself. Things are about to change for him though- he's only marginally accepted by the village, and all it takes is for something to go a little wrong. A traditional fantasy setting, but focused on an individual nobody's story rather than a big political/war epic.
Three friends since childhood, sharing the same living space… Three different guys and the silly things they get up to. Juvies is a good strong humour comic about 3 childhood friends- Scott the level headed leader, T.J the ladies man, and Roger the slacker. It's not deep, it's not complicated, it's just good funny stuff with good quality, solid colourful artwork!
Written and drawn by Jarred Cramer, AKA Juvenile_Jay
Our protagonists are Jason, a rather hapless chap with a dark side (or is that dork side? he's a MMORPG player too), and his cooler bandmates Steph and Jessica. Somehow they have stumbled into a mess of licking demons and biped moose (mooses?). Their only rescue? Marylin, a short-skirted exorcist with a violent temper and a lack of inclination to save people. Violent battles, demonic transformations, a fun sense of humor… and just enough fanservice to keep things *really* interesting!
Louder Than Bombs is a black and white humour comic, featuring a cool dude with a goatee and all the dumb, silly, stupid, fantastic and funky things he does and thinks about the world.
It's funny. It's addictive. Once you start reading though this one, it'll be hard to stop!
With art by Chops McFadyn and writing by is Jay FantÃ¡stico. Rated M. Read Louder Than Bombs!
A pair of wily thieves hide out in a middle land, waiting to relieve a gigantic spider monster from the sacs of psychadelic drug it produces. The job is not without danger (the object of their intentions is highly coveted), but the urchins seem up to the task. There are a number of traditional fantasy-story elements here, but they seem to be mixed around and not quite what you'd expect. There's not too many pages thus far and it's not very clear just what's going on yet, but whatever it is, it looks amazing (and maybe just a little disturbing).
All of a sudden a man finds a daughter in his life, like Athena and Minerva she springs fully formed from his mind… That complicates things for him, but not as much as having a daughter the normal way would've done. This is a very strange comic and the daughter is a very strange little girl. With magical powers. The city is devoid of people, reality isn't functioning in the normal way and something bad is after them both.
Featuring delightfully bright colour pencil colouring by Karchesky! Read Imaginary Daughter!
If you like stories where the supernatural encroaches upon what we know as the normal world, and science fiction sneaks in and jumps out of corners, then Supernaturals Presents is for you. Bestial men, ruthless business, unlikeable villains (one with a monocole!), buxom villainesses, and a whole lot of nefarious schemes which (I believe) will all wrap up into one plot… things just get more astonishing (and delightful) as you go along. Really amazingly fantastic black and white art (we could all learn a thing or five), and the whole comic has a kind of pulpy noir feel although it's set in the 19th century, kind of like if 1940s detective comics writers decided to go steampunk. Don't miss it!
Let's welcome the first sprite comic to make a Feature, shall we? It's a nice one too, very charming with a lot of lighthearted humor. The sprites are nice and big, and the art can't get much more crisp and colorful than it already is. However, it's the entertaining mix of characters (often of inexplicable provenance) that really makes Moose Shoe shine. (Get it, shoe? shine?)
The Horribles… It's Rohld Dahl, the Adams Family, the Munsters, Where the Wild Things Are and so much more, all rolled into one horrible, marvellous, strange, terrible, delightful bundle and tied up with evil string!
Carolyn the creator is a fantastically talented artist and writer, you're bound to enjoy these highly entertaining and extremely diverting short stories about the ghastly gross doings of her many characters. They're funny, they're cute, they're definitely for all ages, they're just plain GOOD!
Incredibly cute, and funny too. Although a stickman ‘doodle’ comic, the art has expression and flair. The simple, straightforward, sometimes absurd jokes hit home nearly every time and fit perfectly with the loose and simple, though skillful, drawings. Don't pass this one up just because you think you won't like a stick figure comic!