Ming the Merciless as a stroppy, lazy, selfish, fun-loving kid? The King from the Wizard of Id in space? Hmmm, those descriptions sooort of come close. Max Zing is Emperor of Io, a moon of Jupiter, he has many fantastic and interesting sidekicks and retainers, among them the Neopolitinites, strange tentacled, globular icecream people… Max Zing finds his job as an evil galactic space emperor quite onerous and complicated at times but there are always fringe benefits when you're a ruthless extra-planetary overlord!
Max Zing is a three panel, all colour comedic gag comic. The art is lovely, digital, and very atractive. And the comedy is safe for all the family!
Rated E, by JamesTurner
A simple cook's assistant has been having a pretty hard time of it lately. Not because of her job, oh no. Because of her name- Workout Dude. What kind of a name is that for a girl? She sets out to fix that problem and of course the most logical solution is to have a wizard change her into a guy. Her chef's hat sets off a deadly explosion due to a magical amulet's finicky nature, and then she (now he) gets caught up with an overeager adventurer, a reluctant best friend, and the palace's secret police. Nothing's ever easy, is it? Workout Dude's adventures are good fun, and the creator's improvement over the years is pretty impressive too!
In this dramatic manga war story, an empire has invaded Petrovia and overrun its capital city. The militia has left behind pockets of soldiers to harrass the imperial troops, including a stalwart handful occupying a strategically important radio tower. The empire wants that tower and decides to bring in a specialist… This parallel-universe comic will perhaps remind you of the Battle of Stalingrad. Great-looking art drawn in the rugged 80s manga style!
CrayonS is a journal comic. It's a humorous account of the day-to-day funny happenings that occur in young Paola's life. Poor Paola has a funny family, silly boyfriend, and many things to occupy her time from study to computer games, to artwork just like any American teen girl, but lucky for us she has a cool sense of humour and a bucket load of talent! CrayonS is a gorgeous chibi feast of gentle journal funny! Drawn in a number of different media, it always looks good. Enjoy!
By Uber Art Fanatic, rated T
Hack Girl is pretty much exactly what her name says- she's a young lady who pokes around in computers for what's interesting and worthy. Of course, she lives in Murderville, a town with an unfortunate proclivity for violence and abnormality- so the next step in her activity is to ‘mediate’ any online activity she disapproves of in personally threatening and violent ways. She wields a keyboard and a baseball bat equally zealously. Sure she's defending the little guys, but she's still kinda scary. A great-looking and lively comic which looks like a lot of fun!
Young Koku finds a mysterious little ring while walking on the beach, pretty soon strange things start happening to her… she's developing strange new powers. But other forces are aware of these changes too; dark, evil, malevolent forces!
There's drama here, action, magic, girls, cats even! This is a superhero/magical girl action manga style comic with a great big long story of many pages for you to enjoy and read through. The art is black and white initially, drawn and inked and then later on changes to full colour digital art, always staying in a very classical manga style
By Kokuchan, rated T.
This just-starting comic is cute and colorful, shiny and story-like. Bay is a handsome and somewhat mischevious mer-boy, and Mary is the lonely girl who lives by the shore. Every day they exchange messages in bottles, becoming friends despite never meeting. One day Mary moves away, and Bay spends 14 years looking for her- only to find that she's the captain of a band of pirates. (As well as pretty smokin'). What adventured will they get up to now? Why are crabs so mean? Should merpeople wear shirts?
Meg and Zac are in a spot of bother, those pesky zombies just WON'T leave them ALONE! V I R U S is a classic story of zombie post apocalypse survival. The survivors are kids, they're young, they're funky, they're funny, they have cool weapons and lots of zombies to use them on. And those zombies just won't stop coming…
This is a manga styled action adventure style comic with a good story and really cool art. All in full colour, very big bold pages!
by SillyHippo11 rated M
This classically-styled manga is about the last man from a team of the original scientists working on a destructive energy weapon meant to protect a nation. However he's more than a little uneasy with his work - not just the animal tests, but also the nature of the machine they've made and its ramifications for society. He confronts the project's lead, a dangerous man, and…. I can't tell you more because the comic is just starting! The lovely art is rough-textured and moody and definitely calls back to manga from many years ago.
In Rochester NY, “Bricktown”, an apartment is located. An apartment that was supposed to be shared by John and his cousin… or John and his best friend… But John took off and became a Buddhist monk in Japan. Meanwhile his cousin and his friend each have a half share of the apartment. Trouble and hilarity ensues when they finally meet! Who will gain ultimate control of the apartment? The neat, bossy sports lovin' gal, or the farting, slobby nerdy guy? Classic odd-couple comedy in a crowded apartment. What will come out of this troubled relationship?
This is a sometimes coloured, sometime black and white comedy gag comic with a story and a nicely professional art style.
by Christopher Barley, rated T.
There's been a massacre at a castle and everyone was too late to save the victims. Ember is a lovely young lady, talented at singing, stories, juggling, and slight-of-hand. She was too late as well, but made a promise to rescue a missing daughter. Her quest takes her to a nearby island and a gang of slavers, where she reveals that legerdemain isn't the only kind of magic she's good at. This very profesional manga-style comic is a bit mysterious, a bit familiar, and very good!
Irving… Irving, Irving, Irving… What to say about Irving? Well, he really IS “inappropriate”. The things that man comes out with, WOW! He's like all those awkward uncles, all those people who just don't get it, just don't fit in right. He has a bland, wide featured moony face, bald pate, and a big fat tummy, he discusses his toilet habits with total strangers, asks a blind man if he's “ever banged a dude by accident” and sees nothing wrong with that… And yet I think there's a part of Irving in all of us really.
This is a single panel, full colour, gag comic. Very funny if you're into that sort of thing!
Rated T, by Irving
This undeniably cute comic features the imaginative adventures of Hero Man and Star Shooter, otherwise known as Austen and Amy - two kids in 1950's America pretending they're superheroes. They know all the rules about how superhero stories work! Many comics have an appealing mix of the imagined intruding upon the real, and the follow the amazing plotlines and logic of children. For example, Mr. Swastika's pupils are shaped like swastikas. Naturally! The comic's description promises that themes will become more serious, but for now it's great, silly, cute fun.
This story gets RIGHT into it. It's a rainy night, the police are there, Andy has a blanket around her shoulders, she's in shock, shivering, upset, so is her sister. Her mum is there screaming at the officers, a boy is dead. Her dad will make it all right…? And so beings this well written, dramatic cool little story. Read it to find out what happened!
the art is all solid black and white and marvellously stylised. The Wilcox Law is by mikemacdee, rated M
Who loves a good wild-west story? And who loves a good sci-fi story? Well gather ‘round, because Augustos has got your wild west, your robots, your over-the-top villains, your smarmy protagonist brothers with a mysterious and unsettling past in a high-security research facility…. Perhaps that is the cause of Rave’s exploding-fist haymaker, or why a guy with a missile launcher is trying to turn them to paste? It's probably a safe bet that you're not always going to know what to expect with this one. It's very funny, definitely entertaining, and worth checking out!
There's dastardly action aboard a flying ship. A bunch of ruthless skypirates lead by the infamous Kyjak blast their way aboard, killing all who oppose them, steal a mysterious magical jewel and kidnap a princess along the way.
Legends of Lyndal is action packed and fast paced, involving lots of action scenes and explosions. It's drawn in a manga influenced style and the story is pretty manga influenced too. There's some pretty good figure and scene drawing and overall it has a very polished and professional look to it. Al in grey black and white!
By storiesbycl, rated T.
Mega Maiden and the Chop Chop Princess are meta-humans who are all about getting their fists some make-out sessions with super-crim faces. Their powers aren't too spectacular, but their attitude more than makes up for it. Two girls looking for trouble (to punch in the face), a fridge full of beer, and ! Mega Maiden has the power of the gods (apparently the gods have a huge rack), and the Chop Chop Princess has the power of… axes? They're the newest superheroes in town and the newest members of the Zero Guard, can they hold up? This comic is funny, silly and action-filled, with just a bit of fanservice!
Yes, it's the time again… Ayesinback has gathered together a formidable team of artists and voice actors and one writer, much like Commander Shepard gathering her team to face the Reapers in Mass Effect. The result so far is a great little community comic that visually expresses the writing of Gunwallace in unique and interesting ways. The audio version of the play will come later, but for now, enjoy the comic! The styles vary with the artists, but overall this is a collaboratively drawn comedy noire detective adventure story, rated T, with Ayesinback as the controller and Czarina in charge.
A young girl in a fairytale outfit is running for her life. Behind her is a terrifying, murderous harlequin… it's all a dream of Sadey's, a reculsive high-school girl who loves the piano. After she plays a piece of sheet music obtained in scary and mysterious circumstances, the music takes on a life of its own and drags her into another world. A world of fairytale outfits and harlequins, living under the oppression of the Spades family, with no easy escape. Looks like Sadey's got her work cut out for her!
The pope in the Servant of the Servants of God is an evil, rotten, unscrupulous, drunken bastard. And that's just where the humour comes in! He's horrible, immoral, deviant, racist, murderous, greedy, nasty, lazy and funny to laugh at. He's often helped out by an almost equally nasty demon and his trusting, innocent and ever faithful servant. The art is very simplified and stylised, in black and white. This is a humour, comic strip format comic.
Rated M, by ThePope
The Miracle Hospital had a good name and an incredibly low mortality rate when it first opened… a reputation which went rapidly downhill when all sorts of malpractice and mystery came to light. Much to people's frustration, nothing was done about the rising deaths and misinformation, until a husband and wife contract a goggled sneak to find their daughter and bring the hospital down. This comic isn't called M4dness Operation for nothing- so far rather dark and puzzling, and the heavily-styled, scratchy, sketchy art suits it!
Norman Driscoll is a damaged old guy, having suffered some bad experiences during the Vietnam war, unfortunately his current situation isn't helping him out much… lately the city and the community seems to have gone to crap- violent gangs controlling the streets attacking people with impunity, what's a guy to do? This is a dark tale of murder and revenge. Can the shell shocked man fight back?
Very well done stylised realism is the best way to describe the art here. The tones of yellow and orange really heighten the feelings of desperation and decay. This is a rather grim, dramatic action story of life on the edge, by SirMWK, rated T.
Featured comic veteran SarahN has a new tale to tell, “a grave tale of horror.” Daniel is a down-on-his-luck everyman… well, perhaps a little more awkward than your average everyman. He's been laid off from his old job (not uncommon in 1934) and taken what work he could find- meaning he's a lowly gravedigger at the local cemetery. He's sweet on his longtime friend Chrissy, but when he's reduced to eating ketchup soup in order to save for a little surprise… well, not exactly impressive. Especially not in the eyes of Chrissy's former beau (not the nicest guy) and main rival for her affections… and then things just get worse. It is a horror comic after all!
Poor Wolken gets arrested. Those stupid cops have mistaken him for somebody else! What's he gonna do to get out of this one? Wolken is a clever, resourceful guy though, he HAS to be, living in a broken down place like the Lostland, especially out past the Divide. Just feeding yourself is a struggle out there, unless you have a taste for boiled leather and fingernails…
This is a mysterious action adventure story in a Manga style. The lead character is Wolken- a young blonde guy with some cool skills, living on his wits and sleeping rough. The art is nice and pro level; all black and white and greys, apart from the cover. It's interesting to see how this one will develop!
By Mr Henry rated T
Lena is an unhappy, isolated 15-year old girl with the usual set of high school problems, plus the whole thing with her weight (and perhaps an anger issue). It's not too difficult to believe that she'd have some kind of imaginary friend… except I don't think this guy is imaginary. Why would anyone imagine up a friend so… profoundly CREEPY? Sure Eyewatcher's got some inter-dimensional powers, but I don't think he's got Lena's best interests at heart here. I think Lena's about to have even more problems to deal with.