There are many comics on the web, and quite a few of them are very good. Here is a short sample of those I read regularily:


    - A Miracle of Science : A very promising-looking science fiction comic where the main characters travel all over the solar system. Gets bonus points for having some similarities to my favorite science fiction universe .

    - Avalon Living proof that a comic can have no Sci-Fi or supernatural elements at all, and still be hilariously funny. Unfortunately, the updates are timed rather erratically...

    - Acid Reflux God gets a used universe as a present for her five thousandth birthday. This sets an epic and funny tale in motion... Unfortunately, there haven't been any updates for a few months.

    - Blackthorn A witch and a male elf meet under awkward circumstances and take an instant dislike to each other, but circumstances force them to travel together. We all know what that means in the long run...

    - Boondocks : The story of two black kids who have recently moved to an upscale and predominantly white neighborhood. The political humor in this strip is great, and accessible for non-US readers (like me) as well.

    - Bruno the Bandit A classic among the web's fantasy parodies - and for good reasons.

    - Cascadia Yes, there are many quest-based fantasy comics out there. But hey, fantasy tales have been with us throughout the ages. So even if they aren't a terribly original concept, it is the execution that matters. And the execution is done very well here...

    - The Castings When a trio of childhood friends go off for a short journey, they get into more trouble than they bargained for...

    - Demonology 101 A modern dark fairy tale.

    - Dominic Deegan - Oracle for hire A truly original fantasy comic with some decidedly non-stereotypical characters. Who would have thought it? People with a violent aversion to puns should give this a miss, however...

    - Doonesbury : One of the oldest US syndicated comic strips - and the best I know (though I realize this isn't saying much...). I've read the entire archives, which reach back to the early 1970s (!) - and learned a lot about recent American history in the process.

    - Eidolic Fringe Strange things lurk on the oceans of dreams...

    - Eversummer Eve A charming modern fantasy tale. The artist has contributed to professional publications - and it shows.

    - Fallen At first glance this story looks like yet another urban fantasy tale. But gradually you learn that this doesn't take place in our world at all...

    - Fate Martyr Sapheire This fantasy comic gets points for its art, and even more for its originality. An ancient prophecy claims that a certain boy shall meet a certain girl, and that they shall live happily ever after. When another girl goes on a quest to make sure that this prophecy is fulfilled, things get interesting...

    - Free Fall The tale of a misfit starship crew, and their attempts to get a job - and off-planet (well, actually only one of them really tries to get a honest job...).

    - Goats Nothing I could write in a few lines here could do this comic justice.
    - Ghost: 2138 Great art, and an interesting storyline (even though it is sometimes hard to follow). I have great hopes for this one in the future...

    - Kevin & Kell A mixture of soap opera and farce dealing with the lives of an extremely ethnically diverse family of animals.

    - Jackie's Fridge The story of a circle of friends somewhere in the USA. The talking fridge is actually one of the less interesting characters...

    - The Japanese Beetle Parodies the superhero genre, and does it with more style than anyone else. Sadly, it stopped updating recently, but several years' worth of strips are still available in the archives.

    - Kung Fool! "Wait, wait. Your Chi is WEAK!" : Just saying: "A parody of Hong Kong action movies and cheap syndicated series" wouldn't do this comic justice. The artwork is brilliant and the comic is funny as hell.

    - Lovarian Adventures Yes, it's yet another fantasy comic. And yes, the adventuring party is rather stereotypical. But hey, it is very well drawn, and the execution of the storyline leaves little to be desired. What more can you ask for?

    - Mac Hall: There are plenty of college comics, and many of them are quite funny to read. What makes this one stand out is its absolutely beautiful art - it astonishes me every time I look at it...

    - Mixed Myth: One of the better fantasy parodies out there. Main characters include an elf-goblin crossbreed and an amnesiac sphinxs, and that only begins to show the strip's originality.

    - Scary Go Round The successor to the famous Bobbins features more whimsical and very British humour.

    - Sea of Insanity Greek gods were known to be immortal. So, of course, they are still around in the present. Unfortunately, they still like to make the lives of other people a living hell...

    - Schlock Mercenary The art might not be all that great, but the humor is there aplenty, and all the scientific background explanations pander to the physicist in me.

    - Sluggy Freelance What can I say about this comic that hasn't been said before? The classic among online comics. Beware the homicidal rabbit!

    - Something Positive : The story of a very disturbing friendship between a man and two women. Warning: Not for the easily offended!

    - Strings of Fate What happens when ancient Chinese mythology intrudes into the modern world.

    - Tonja Steele A sitcom comic featuring a cop, her adopted daughter, and the various misfits they call their friends.

    - Wapsi Square One of the many "sitcom"-style comics, but this one is executed (and drawn) really well.


    And if you know of some other good online comics, don't hesitate to tell me about them! There are many comics out there, but it's hard to sort out the good ones...

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