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
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...
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.
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...
: 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.
A classic among the web's fantasy parodies - and for good reasons.
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...
When a trio of childhood friends go off for a short journey, they get
into more trouble than they bargained for...
A modern dark fairy tale.
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...
: 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.
Strange things lurk on the oceans of dreams...
A charming modern fantasy tale. The artist has contributed to professional
publications - and it shows.
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...
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...
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
Nothing I could write in a few lines here could do this comic justice.
The story of a circle of friends somewhere in the USA. The talking
fridge is actually one of the less interesting characters...
Great art, and an interesting storyline (even though it is sometimes
hard to follow). I have great hopes for this one in the future...
A mixture of soap opera and farce dealing with the lives of an extremely
ethnically diverse family of animals.
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.
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...
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.
The successor to the famous Bobbins
features more whimsical and very British humour.
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...
The art might not be all that great, but the humor is there aplenty,
and all the scientific background explanations pander to the physicist
What can I say about this comic that hasn't been said before? The
classic among online comics. Beware the homicidal rabbit!
: The story of a very disturbing friendship between a man and two
women. Warning: Not for the easily offended!
What happens when ancient Chinese mythology intrudes into the modern
A sitcom comic featuring a cop, her adopted daughter, and the various misfits
they call their friends.
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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