In addition to my normal stash of paper comics (I'm pretty sure I support my LCBS almost singlehandedly xD), I read a LOT of webcomics. Here's a list of the ones I read, and why you should too! Or ones that I really hate, and that you shouldn't read!
Please note that I try to read as much of any given webcomic as I can before writing up the review. So comics with 1000+ entries will take longer than brand-new webcomics.
Feel free to suggest webcomics, and I'll review them and put them on the list!
To be reviewed
Homestuck---This is not a traditional webcomic. Told almost in the form of a text-based RPG, it chronicles the journey of a set of humans and a set of trolls as they try to save their universes. This webcomic combines comedy and drama in a webcomic so good that I ended up yelling at my computer screen and embarrassing myself. (Updates depending on what kind of thing the author/artist has to do.) Rating: 10/10
- Axe Cop
- Creased Comics
- Gunnerkrigg Court
- Love and Capes
- Cyanide and Happiness
- Ronin Revolver
- Rice Boy
String Theory--A beautifully illustrated tale of a mad scientist and his descent into super-villainy. All the characters have depth, and distinctive looks that set them aside from anyone in the webcomic or comic universes. Please note that the art improves as the story goes along…give it at least until Act II before you judge. Trust me, you'll be hooked. (Updates Wednesdays) Rating: 10/10
Dr. McNinja ---The tale of a ninja, who is also a doctor, and his mustachioed 10-year-old assistant, his gorilla receptionist, and s time-traveling space mayor. Also, clone Ben Franklin. Despite the seeming randomness, Dr. McNinja has a detailed (but easily understood) plot, and a lot of cleverness! Plus, it was written by the Deadpool: Fear Itself guy. (Updates Monday, Wednesday, Friday.) Rating: 10/10
The Punchline is Machismo --- Usually single-page stories, this series revolves around a clinic to help adapt the SUPER MACHO characters (mostly video game, but some comic characters too!) to everyday life. In charge of the clinic is Commander Bad@$$, who is helped/hindered by wimpy Pokémon trainer Jared, and his Gyrados, Mr. Fish. (Updates Mondays) Rating: 10/10
XKCD ---Internet and math humor. Single strip/panel stories, with occasional (short) arcs. This is a classic, but if you're not interested in tech you might want to pass. (Updates Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Rating: 7/10
Let's Be Friends Again --- A webcomic dealing with current events in non-webcomics. This is often a mixed bag…extremely funny parodies and acute observations are mixed with a lot of raunchy humor. You never quite know what you'll get. Still, usually the good stuff outweighs the bad. (Updates Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Rating: Highly variable…from 2/10--10/10, rarely with anything in between. I'd recommend browsing the archives for some of their better stuff.
Ctrl-Alt-Delete ---A webcomic about video games. It features a crazy man named Ethan, his wife, his best friend, and his Xbox robot. Yes, it's a Penny Arcade parody, but it has more story and I personally prefer it. (Updates Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Rating: 7/10
Romantically Apocalyptic --A webcomic about an 'eccentric' (or crazy…either one) German Captain (Zee Captain!) in a post-apocalyptic earth. Stunning visuals, usually extremely funny. (Updates….whenever it updates). Rating: 8/10…would be 10/10, except for the weird update schedule.
Hark! A Vagrant! --- Strips about books, history, and general silliness. The art style is charming and the subject matter is often quite sophisticated without losing its humor. This is an absolute classic webcomic, there is no reason for you NOT to be reading it. (Updates…no regular schedule, but usually once every week-week ½) Rating: 10/10
Hanna is Not a Boy's Name ---The tale of a paranormal detective and his friends. Some famous mythological creatures are referenced in this compelling mystery tale, illustrated stunningly. Please note that while it can be a little difficult to get into, it becomes extremely compelling. It hasn't updated since Valentine's Day though, so if anyone has heard anything maybe let me know…? (Updates: Usually daily, until the writer vanished) 8/10 due to the update schedule. 10/10 ignoring that.
Boxer Hockey --Boxer Hockey is a sport where you hit a special frog into the goal by whatever means necessary. Featuring the charming Ritz and his friends. (Updates SUPPOSEDLY Sunday and Wednesday, usually not quite that often) Rating: 7/10
Buttersafe ---A series of stand-alone strips about absolutely anything. Recurring characters include The Saddest Turtle and Veiny Dog. (Updates Tuesday and Thursday) Rating: 7/10
Featuring Talking Guinea Pigs (Also known as Guinea Something Good)---Daily pages about guinea pigs in various misadventures. (Updates all weekdays) Rating: 6.5/10
This is a spin-off of another series formerly called Featuring Talking Guinea Pigs, which can be found here. This is a story about somewhat depressed space-faring guinea pigs who time travel back to older Russia. Rating: 4/10
Gutters --Pages about current events in comics. Recently it's grown a bit more cynical than it is funny, but much of the earlier stuff is hilarious. (Updates Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Rating: 7/10
Insane Yeti Squirrel --The aventures of a Yeti Squirrel…no one knows quite how that happened…and his friends Jak and Tyler. Often heavily steeped in video game or meme culture. The style is slightly cartoony, and usually highly detailed…please note that this is NOT the case at the beginning of the strip if you're reading through the archives (Not updating currently according to the writer on Tumblr). Rating: 9/10
Rare Candy Treatment --- Strips set in the Pokémon universe. All sorts of pokétopics are addressed with hilarious twists. (No update schedule, usually updates every week ½ or so) Rating: 8.5/10
Dr. Cat ---A comic about a cat, who is also a doctor. Features Dr. Cat, Lawyer Cat, and some human people…but who cares about the human people. Absolutely adorable. (Updates Fridays) Rating: 9/10
Also check out Cat Ghost Comics for this artists (adorable) non Dr. Cat work. Rating: 9/10, but it rarely updates
Looking For Group --An epic quest to save the world!…which might possibly be a MMORPG, but no one really knows. Featuring the likes of Richard the Warlock! FOR PONY! This comic started out extremely funny, but became less so as it began to focus more on the story. (Updates Mondays and Thursdays) Rating: 5/10 currently, 8.5/10 earlier.
Johnny Wander ---Excerpts from the days of a bunch of roommates. Featuring the ever-morbid John! A bunch of cats! Ananth the Hat Wearer! And Yuko! Vaguely Manga-ish art style, very pretty. (Updates Tuesdays and Thursdays) Rating: 8/10
Battle Pug --- Once upon a time there was a mighty warrior…and his pug. Do I really need to say more? Okay fine…it's made by comic professional Mike Norton. It does start out a little slow, but it's worth it. (No update schedule, usually updates once or twice a week). Rating: 9/10
It's a Good Life ---The misadventures of a man, his wife, and their guinea pigs. ADORABLE and witty. Also comics about movies, pop culture, and why cops don't like storm trooper hats. (Update schedule: comic finished, no more updates). Rating: 8.5/10
Bearmaggedon ---This just started, but it's apparently going to be about a Bearpocalypse!! By the creator of Axe Cop. (Updates: Wednesday and Friday) Rating: So far it's a fairly mediocre 4/10, but it did just start.
The Perry Bible Fellowship --- Individual strip comics, about everything from space to snails. Dark humor, very witty. Art style is simplistic figures on highly detailed backgrounds. (Update schedule: unknown) Rating: 8/10
Dinosaur Comics --- Featuring the same dinosaurs in the same poses, Dinosaur Comics is all about the text. It's extremely clever, very ironic, and I should like it…but I really just can't get into this one. I think the graphic style, even of the text, just really turns me off of this one. (Update schedule: Monday? Wednesday? Friday?) Rating: 7/10 on the cleverness scale, but as a comic I'd give it 3/10.
Penny Arcade -- This is THE classic webcomic. Revolving around comics and video games, Penny Arcade is the template for most other webcomics. And yet…I can't really get into it. Yes, it's funny, but the quality of the humor is just so variable. When it's good, it's really good, but when it's not this comic is a total bore. (Update schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Rating: 7/10.
Problem Sleuth --This was the MSpaintadventure that came before Homestuck. Sadly, Problem Sleuth lacks much of what made Homestuck great. There are moments of hilarity and extreme cleverness but this comic is just SOO slow paced! Lots of things are happening at once, and most of them are boring. Which is really too bad, because if this comic was just a few hundred pages shorter it would be really great. (Finished updating) Review: 3/10. HOWEVER!! if you make it through this entire webcomic AND Homestuck, the extras are wonderful! Those get an easy 10/10, but you do have to read both series for them to really make sense.
Hyperbole and a Half --- This is a dramatized blog about the daily adventures of a woman. Absolutely HILARIOUS, with a simple-yet-expressive art style. This has literally made me laugh until I cry. (Updates: extremely erratic) The comic gets a 10/10, but due to the irregular update schedule I'm bumping it to an 8/10.
Jhall Pokémon -- A series of strips about Pokémon. Some are funny, some aren't, pretty decent over all. Some are not entirely appropriate though. (Updates: Whenever) Rating: 6/10
Scandanavia and the World ---Stories about various Scandanavian nations (personified of course). Other countries appear frequently, most usually America and Russia. The strips are very cute and funny earlier on, but the strip gradually turns into more of a Hetalia/country shipping thing. (Updates ?) Rating: 6/10 at first, 2/10 later.
Hipster Hitler --- This should be offensive. Really, really offensive. But somehow…it's not! (And don't start arguing with me on this, I'm Jewish, if I thought this was offensive I WOULD SAY SO!). The art style is very clean, and yes, there are many, many exasperated expressions. Hipster Hitler is just…SUCH a hipster! And he has a different parodical t-shirt in each strip. Also, there's Broseph Stalin and Guido Mussolini. One nice thing about this comic is that while, yes, it makes fun of the war it does NOT make the people who died seem stupid, or insignificant. (Updates: ?) Rating: 8/10
White Ninja --- Strips about a really, really stupid ninja. Usually quite surreal. Simple style, no storyline, usually pretty enjoyable. It does get old after a while, but my guess is most of you aren't attempting to read the entire archives in as little time as possible. (Updates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Rating: 6./5/10
For Lack of a Better Comic --- A gag-a-day comic about nothing in particular. It's fun, but not really unique. (Updates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Rating: 6/10
The Bug Zapper -- A cute little webcomic about a superhero who fights bug-themed villains. Fun characters, charming animation style. Please note that this webcomic is kid friendly! (Updates: I think I read somewhere that it updates weekends?) Rating: 6.8/10
Pictures for Sad Children -- This is a webcomic following the adventures of several people who are absolutely miserable, in a world full of miserable people. It's highly and wonderfully surreal, but also extremely depressing. (Updates: I don't think it updates anymore) Rating: 8/10
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal -- A gag-a-day comic in the style of single-panel newspaper comics. The jokes are tired, the illustration is boring and without individuality. (Updates: Probably Saturday). Rating: 2/10