In the world of Jason Clarke’s Black & Blue, nobody is having a good time, and yet somehow, in a Tarantino-esque fashion, he is able to create a comic that is very enjoyable to read. After a bit of news about one of Chris Grine’s properties being set for a big-screen turn, we delve into the seedy underworld that surrounds both humans and robots alike, and try to figure out just why this girl’s disembodied head is so darned special.
From Peanuts to Calvin and Hobbes and with a dash of Foxtrot thrown in, kids in comics have a great new entry in the entertaining space with Tauhid Bondia’s Crabgrass. Kevin and Miles have a strong blood brother’s bond that can’t be broken, which is helpful since teachers, parents, bullies, and siblings are all trying to tear them down. It’s all ages fun that joins some amazing comics about friendship and the stupid things kids do from time to time and is noteworthy all on its own.
Float out and float on, bro, become one with the ocean, but keep your body above water, lest you be bitten by a seaghost and find yourself forever alone and damned. See, chill? Claire K. Niebergall’s Phantomarine is equal parts sweet and fun mixed with dread and impending doom. It’s a combination that works surprisingly well, buoyed by a great cast that includes a wise and brave undead princess, a precocious seabitten boy, and the cutest ghost dog you’ve ever seen. Surfs up, now GET OUT OF THE WATER!
Grab your leathers, give them an outrageously fun and devastating name, and meet us in the ring to go a round or two with Jack McGee’s Star Impact. We love this diverse, colorful cast of characters, whose inspiration springs from boxing tales like Punch-Out! and will dazzle you with fast and frantic artwork that makes you feel like you’re right in the fight (of which there are a LOT).
Relive the painful, fun days of high school with the sweet and humorous 2 Slices by RJ Morel. Daisuke and Mamoru make for a delightful pair who are learning about themselves and each other while they work to help Dai get the girl he pines after. The journey this goal takes them both, as well as a cadre of friends and acquaintances, on is one you’ll want to join.
Countless takes on the RPG genre have shown us that infusing a custom-made adventure with humor is almost always a hit. The world of Malcolm “ME_T” Thulin’s The Weekly Roll is full of gut-busting moments inspired by a cast of characters you will simultaneously want to grab a beer with and stay as far from as humanly possible.
We’ve pulled you off the streets and introduced you to The Society for Arcane Scientists and Mr. Hyde and I hope your stay is full of adventure and ingenuity! Sabrina Cotungo’s The Glass Scientists has captured our many successes and fiery failures and I think you’ll agree that it’s extremely dangerous for you to remain here. Can we retreat into Hyde’s mind prison for safety? Oh, and stay out of Dr. Frankenstein’s quarters, she’s a bit of a pill, that one.
The world of Gato Iberico’s Fireweed Moors appears to be full of mystery. We can’t wait to get the answer to questions like why do you have a cat head and are those magical birds forming that portal to who knows where? While you wait for those answers, and more, listen to our review to understand why we’re excited to read more!
Before greeting 2021 with (mostly) open arms, we look back to an amazing year in webcomics. We remember great works like Realm of Owls, Under the Lion, Extra Fabulous Comics, Ten Earth Shattering Blows, Plum, Live With Yourself, Scurry, Knucklejelly, Urban Animal, Patrik the Vampire, Alice and the Nightmare, Lunar Baboon, and many others. Celebrate with us before we permanently put that garbage fire of a year in the rear view.
On literally the last day of this god-awful year, we bring you a bounty of very, very good things with our final GOOD PULL of 2020. Listen to us gush about Marc Lapierre’s Second Extinction companion comic, the ethereal Frenchness of Yatuu, Danielle Corsetto’s sweet ode to her hometown, Elephant Town, the best-in-class Johnny Wander story, Barbarous, and gut-busting weirdness on the ‘Gram courtesy of KC Green and his Funny Online Animals. Read something good and send 2020 off in style!