People always ask me what I think of various webcomics, so I decided to start collecting my thoughts in one place! Click the images to go to the comic! Comic titles with a ⭐ after them are recommended, but even if I don’t give a comic a star, that doesn’t mean you won’t like it.

[un]Divine ⭐

What is it: A highschooler sells his soul for a big titty demon gf, and now has to have anime battles against angels who keep trying to eat him.

The Good: Excellent art and monster designs, some of the better fights in webcomics.

The Bad: Danny is kind of a bland protagonist. The comic keeps threatening to veer into femdom porn, which may be a good thing for some of you.

You should read it if: You wanna read a comic with big fights, big angels, and big titties.

Ava’s Demon

What is it: A bunch of kids possessed by demons have space adventures and are sad

The Good: Extremely good art. High production value

The Bad: Bland writing, weak characters, one-panel-per-page format.

You should read it if: Learning that the Wrath demon is named “Wrathia” doesn’t strike you as comically dumb

Awkward Zombie ⭐

What is it: It’s a comic that makes jokes about video games

The Good: It’s the best comic that makes jokes about video games

The Bad: If you haven’t played the game in question, you might not get the jokes. Awkward lack of zombies.

You should read it if: You like jokes about video games

Camp Weedonwantcha ⭐

What is it: A bunch of kids are left at summer camp forever by parents who’ve abandoned them to die. Wacky comedy and feel-good moments ensue.

The Good: Cute adventures with kids, reminiscent of some of the better Nicktoons from the 90s. Surprisingly emotionally effective when it wants to be.

The Bad: While the ending is satisfying in its own way, many plot threads go unresolved

The Terrible: Nickelodeon bought the rights and is sitting on them.

You should read it if: You like slice of life adventures with blasts of dark humor and feels

Cloudscratcher

What is it: Ducktales, with Genocide!

The Good: Cute and generally likable characters. Decently paced

The Bad: Doesn’t really excel at anything. Weirdly insistent about totally not being a furry comic even though it obviously is.

The Terrible: The author is a white nationalist, and the lack of link is intentional.

You should read it if: You like 80s cartoons and hate minorities

Cornucopia ⭐

What is it: A ninja is sent on a mission to literally steal candy from a nation of morons, fails.

The Good: Good art and well-paced storytelling. Clever use of different types of word balloons. High joke-per-page ratio

The Bad: Doofy tone may not be your cup of tea

You should read it if: You like JelloApocalypse’s videos on YouTube, since he made this

Dresden Codak

What is it: A genius inventor has wacky adventurers, then goes to a flying city and spends most of the comic’s run embroiled in a conspiracy run by evil anime villains.

The Good: The drawings are pretty. The early comedy adventures are quirky and charming.

The Bad: Panel layout and composition, especially early in Dark Science, is atrocious. Presents the comic as a feminist power fantasy, but the main character usually has her tits out and has had her clothes burnt off on multiple occasions.

The Terrible: The author is a notorious jerk. As of this writing, The Dark Science storyline has been running for eight years and has yet to reach a triple-digit number of pages, even though it’s a full-time job for which Diaz earns $4,000+/mo on Patreon.

You should read it if: You thought the best part of Ghost in the Shell was the lesbian orgy boat.

Drop Out (NSFW) ⭐

What is it: Two girlfriends go on a road trip to kill themselves in style

The Good: Short enough to be read in one sitting. Surprisingly good visual storytelling for a first comic. Realistic dialogue and high tension keeps you engaged even when not much is happening. Subtle details that don’t become apparent until a second read reward paying attention.

The Bad: Heavy subject matter. Lettering can be tough to read in early pages. If you don’t like webcomics about LGBT content, this is not the webcomic for you.

Content Warnings: Drug Abuse, Suicide, Mental Health Issues, Detransitioning….a list of all the difficult content in this comic would be so long it’d look like I’m making a joke. This is a heavy comic.

You should read it if: You like arty dramatic comics that deal with uncomfortable topics

Dumbing of Age

What is it: College students obsessed with late 80s-early 90s pop culture have relationship troubles

The Good: Of all the popular comics it’s trendy to shit on, this is by far the best. Solid gag-a-day strip with plots that move at a decent pace.

The Bad: Realistic depictions of abusive parents co-exists in the same comic as a literal superhero, leading to some jarring tonal confusion.

You should read it if: You like newspaper-style drama comics.

Gunnerkrigg Court ⭐

What is it: A girl attends a scientific school in a magical world that’s honestly not even slightly like Harry Potter but people say it is because they think J. K. Rowling invented British schools

The Good: Good art and fantastic panel composition. Slow-burning dark fantasy mystery.

The Bad: Takes a little while to find its groove

The Terrible: Boxbot

You should read it if: You like dark fantasy stories, or stories in general.

Homestuck ⭐?

What is it: A kid wants to play a video game but it’s downstairs and he doesn’t feel like talking to his dad yadda yadda yadda the universe explodes. Was briefly ungodly popular.

The Good: High production values, many updates are music videos with excellent music. Great character writing, especially in Act 5. Toby Fox, the creator of Undertale, did a lot of the music, and arguably isn’t even the best musician featured.

The Bad:The early part of the comic is brutally slow-paced, and is an impossible hurdle for some.

The Terrible: The ending is widely considered a major disappointment, and attempts to turn the comic into a franchise have been met with mixed reviews. The prose epilogues are deeply divisive.

Content Warning: A lot gorier than you might expect, mitigated by the cartoony art style, abusive relationships, the epilogue is just generally gross.

You should read it if: You want to see what the hell all those kids in grey face-paint at anime conventions were about

You should also consider: Just getting the music off the bandcamp, it’s really good.

Homestuck 2

What is it: A “dubiously canon” sequel to Homestuck, following from The Homestuck Epilogues, made by a different creative team. Follows two intersecting future timelines

The Good: The art is quite nice, and the new characters are fun and likable. Very bold in its ideas, for better or for worse it’s rarely boring. One of the few webcomics to be able to integrate trigger warnings clearly while remaining non-obtrusive with them. Faster-paced than the original Homestuck (low bar!) and has a few clever presentation ideas. Willing to be its own thing. If you’re worried it’s just “Homestuck 1 but more of it”, this is not that.

The Bad: Not at all a stand-alone comic, Homestuck 2 is completely incoherent if you’re not familiar with Homestuck 1 and the Homestuck Epilogues. Does not have the big multimedia productions Homestuck 1 was known for. Beloved characters from Homestuck 1 can come off really badly, which upsets a lot of people. If you’re looking for “Homestuck 1 but more of it”, this is not that.

The Terrible: At times, this comic is actively trying to piss off the readership by dragging out unpopular plot revelations. I actually like this about it, but unsurprisingly a lot of people don’t.

You should read it if: If you have to ask “Should I read Homestuck 2?”, the answer is probably “No”. This is a comic for people who are riding the Homestuck train to the bitter end.

You should also consider: Reading my Liveblog of it 

Kiwi Blitz ⭐

What is it: A precocious young girl gets a Kiwi-shaped robot and decides to become a superhero ridding the world of nefarious furries. More of a cute character drama than a superhero comic, and more of a superhero comic than a mecha one.

The Good: Cute artstyle. Not without dramatic stakes, but fairly light and fun throughout minus a few people getting shot. The android 42 is stand-out great character.

The Bad: I suppose if you’re making a super-anime webcomic named after the protagonist’s super robot, it doesn’t have to fight another robot or transform or anything, but it still seems weird that it doesn’t. This isn’t an action comic, go read Sleepless Domain for that.

You should read it if: You liked Sleepless Domain, and are looking for a somewhat lighter comic by the same author.

Latchkey Kingdom ⭐

What is it: A girl goes on adventures in a magical land of idiots

The Good: Good but not overbearing comedy. Tight chapters. Strong side characters

The Bad: Patron bonus comics can make it hard to find your place when they appear.

The Neutral: Willa is a semi-silent protagonist, and often gets overshadowed by the wacky people she meets. Cerberus Syndrome, executed well

You should read it if: You like adventure, silly characters, and jokes about Dark Souls.

Leasebound

What is it: Two lesbians are contrived into sharing an apartment, then the comic becomes a polemic about how trans people are evil. The second-best TERF webcomic on this list

The Good: This comic has no redeeming qualities

The Bad: It’s hella transphobic, and not even particularly interesting about it the way Sinfest can be. Everything that’s not hateful is boring

You should read it if: You really shouldn’t, and I’m not linking to it

Least I Could Do

What is it: Rayne Summers is the best at everything and you should listen to him

The Good: This comic updates on time regularly. Sometimes it updates without word balloons by accident, making it surreally funny

The Bad: Poorly thought-out political rants; few jokes, severe overuse of beat panels, copy-pasted art.

The Terrible: Designed to go viral, not to be entertaining; makes panels wordless just so they can be used as preview images

You should read it if: You have committed horrible sins and wish to atone.

Nan Quest ⭐

What is it: In this spiritual sequel to Ruby Quest, a goat girl electrician sets out to fix a broken fuzebox and ends up ensnared in a psychological horror conspiracy.

The Good: Much more effective use of the simple MS Paint art style, with more color and some simple animations (animated panels being marked [A], a convention Homestuck would later adopt for its [S] sound panels). The characters are better fleshed out than in Ruby Quest, and the horror is more effective as well, with less gore and more tension.

The Bad: Though used effectively, the art is still MS Paint doodles. The story mechanics behind the mystery are much more ambiguous, which can be a plus.

Content Warning: Gore, threatened sexual violence.

You should read it if: You like Ruby Quest and/or psychological horror comics that can be read in a few hours.

 

Moby: Back from the Deep

What is it: A zombie killer whale attacks a small town.

The Good: The art is nice

The Bad: Egregious overuse of narration.

The Terrible: It’s a beat for beat ripoff of the movie Jaws, down to some characters having their names only marginally changed from their Jaws counterpart (e.g. “Alex Gardener” is the name of the Alex Kintner analogue)

You should read it if: You can’t find a Jaws torrent.

Mokepon ⭐

What is it: A dickhead teenager is forced on a Pokemon adventure

The Good: Good action scenes, nice manga-style art. Notable improvement in art and storytelling over time.

The Bad: Rough opening, with weebier art and more generic “It’s pokemon, but EDGY!” approach.

You should read it if: You liked Pokemon Special

Monster Pulse ⭐

What is it: Kids’ internal organs become sentient external organs, and they have to keep it a secret from an evil orginization.

The Good: Cool twist on the surprisingly rare monster pet genre. Not afraid to upend the status quo

The Bad: No real obvious flaws, but if you don’t find the premise interesting, you probably won’t like it.

You should read it if: You liked Digimon and Animorphs as a kid

The Monster Under The Bed

What is it: A teenager finds a demon girl under his bed, rom-com ensues

The Good: Cute anime-esque premise

The Bad: Lots of cutaways to demon women with their tiddies out for no purpose beyond demon women with their tiddies out. Some may consider this a pro. Egregious use of photos instead of drawing backgrounds, making outdoor scenes look awful

The Terrible: For a comic about teenagers, it sure is horny!

You should read it if: You like Japanese animes

Narbonic ⭐

What is it: A shlubby loser gets a job working for a mad scientist. Mad sciencey things occur, and the comic experiences an incredible jump in quality in the back half

The Good: Short comic, comfy and easy to read. The best and most satisfying ending arc of any webcomic ever.

The Bad: Some “LOLRANDOM” humor, especially early on.

The Terrible The first few comics are almost literally unreadable due to messy handwritten lettering and low quality scans.

You should read it if: You love seeing a story build to a proper conclusion. You don’t mind a rough start.

Octopus Pie ⭐

What is it: Slice-of-life dramedy where twenty-somethings try to become adults and/or get laid while navigating New York life. Completed comic.

The Good: If you direct your attention to the left, you will see the incredible coloring. There are other comics that have better plots and even better characters, but Octopus Pie is uniquely good at hitting a mood. Occasionally does some infinite canvas stuff that’s neat.

The Bad: This is a comic about exploring ideas and kind of drifting around, and isn’t a big plot-focused comic with a lot of big dramatic reveals. Which I don’t think is bad, but it might not be your thing.

You should read it if: You liked Questionable Content but want something a bit meatier.

Out-of-Placers ⭐

What is it: A human man is turned into a female rat creature, and has to navigate a low-fantasy world while learning their incredibly stupid ways and trying to get himself back to normal.

The Good: Really good worldbuilding, with interesting, fleshed out, and unique fantasy races.

The Bad: Can get kind of edgy in ways that don’t always work, and occasionally gets a bit gross. If the premise made you think it was a furry fetish comic, it’s not, but it keeps threatening to become one if you don’t whap it with a newspaper and say “No” very firmly every now and then.

You should read it if: Your favorite DnD race is kobolds.

Paranatural ⭐

What is it: Kids bust ghosts in a parody of shounen anime tropes

The Good: Good banter, creative panel layouts, and characters you want to root for.

The Bad: The story rapidly increases in scale, causing the pacing to grind to a halt in later chapters because there are dozens of characters to track, such that a dodgeball game lasts a full 60 pages while characters establish beats that will pay off later.

You should read it if: You liked Bleach before it became Dragonball

Prequel -or- Making A Cat Cry: The Adventure ⭐⭐

What is it: An Elder Scrolls fanfiction, in which an alcoholic catgirl heads to a new land to try to make a better life, and generally fails.

The Good: Inventive use of the web as a storytelling medium. Great character writing. Lovable protagonist. Excellent payoff to years or life kicking the protagonist in the face. This comic got me into making webcomics myself, so it gets TWO stars!

The Bad: Years of life kicking the protagonist in the face. Can thus be depressing, especially early on. Occasionally ventures into heavy subject matter.

The Terrible: Update schedule can be charitably described as “Ha!”

Content Warnings: Alcoholism, Depression

You should read it if: You like slow burn character development. You like stories where the protagonist has a hard time

Problem Sleuth

What is it: A detective tries to leave his office using user-submitted commands, and gets in a few tangents along the way. Mostly known now as “The thing Andrew Hussie did before Homestuck”, but it was a popular comic in its own right.

The Good: Much better art than most reader-driven comics, bizarre and clever, with a dramatic finish.

The Bad: Holy shit, you thought Homestuck meandered? Problem Sleuth will do nearly anything and everything readers asked him to do, and this is a veeeeeery convoluted comic that has thus aged somewhat poorly.

You should read it if: You thought Homestuck was best before the Trolls got involved.

Questionable Content

What is it: Humanity achieves a technological utopia in the background while hipsters in Massachusetts complain about their dating lives.

The Good: A rotating menagerie of quirky cute girls. Had a major trans character before it was cool.

The Bad: The comic’s about whatever Jeph Jacques feels like it being about right now, so subplots, minor characters, and even protagonists can disappear for long stretches. Sci-fi backdrop is interesting but unexplored. Attempts at social commentary are often confused, especially when mixed with the sci-fi elements.

You should read it if: You want a comfy and diverse slice-of-life comic.

The Rock Cocks (NSFW)

What is it: Two losers decide to quit their lives and commit to living as a rock band and having explicit sex

The Good: Opening does a good job of making the characters likable underdogs. Dicks and tiddies.

The Bad: The amazing awesomeness of the band sometimes feels more masturbatory than the porn scenes. Depending on what you’re in for, there’s a decent plot constantly getting interrupted by pointless sex scenes, or a decent porn comic constantly getting interrupted by a plot.

You should read it if: You play with your peepee to AC/DC

Ruby Quest⭐

What is it: A bunny girl wakes up in a locker, and has to escape a facility while uncovering the horrifying mystery based on suggestions from readers. Helped popularize the “reader-driven” format of comics.

The Good: Effective horror comic, compelling mystery, much more focused than most reader-driven comics. Minimalist art style is used effectively.

The Bad: Stick figure art style won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, still a bit meandering, characters are very flat.

Content Warning: Gore, body horror

You should read it if: You like Resident Evil games.

Scurry ⭐

What is it: In a world where all the humans are dead, a colony of mice struggles to survive

The Good: Exceptional art. Cool premise and characters

The Bad: The story is perfectly cromulent, but it’s not the draw.

You should read it if: You like good art and the secret of Nimh

Sinfest

What is it: A gag a day strip that morphs into a feminist strip that morphs into an anti-porn polemic that morphs into a mental breakdown. Has recently morphed into a full-on TERF comic.

The Good: Cute art

The Bad: The story is highly metaphorical but inconsistent on what metaphors mean, causing it to become confusing. Plots and characters are often dropped. Despite being a feminist comic, the female cast is poorly developed. For a political comic, it offers no solutions and seems content to wallow in misery. Ambiguously transphobic for much of its run, and then very unambigously transphobic and possibly anti-semitic as well.

The Terrible: It’s a second-wave feminist allegory written by the TimeCube guy

You should read it if: You like making fun of bad comics

Skin Horse

What is it: In the Torchwood to Narbonic’s Doctor Who, a secret agent team consisting of a zombie, a dog, and a cross-dressing therapist help cryptids lead normal lives at the behest of their boss, a sentient swarm of bees.

The Good: Well-crafted, lots of good little storytelling tricks to pick up on and learn from, impressive ability to keep finding new jokes about how robots talk strange without it feeling strange. Wifeable water-cooler.

The Bad: While less LOLRANDOM than Narbonic, can still feel like a series of zany concepts getting thrown at you. If you don’t like this kind of thing, this isn’t the kind of thing you like. Contains mild spoilers for Narbonic.

You should read it if: The “what is it” part didn’t scare you off, and you like comics that reward you for thinking about subtle things.

Sleepless Domain ⭐

What is it: A moderately grimdark magical girl series

The Good: Strong worldbuilding through visual storytelling, both artists are good

The Bad: Somewhat slow pacing, there’s an artist change partway in

You should read it if: You liked Madoka Magica, but it wouldn’t make your top three magical girl series/You liked Kiwi Blitz, and are looking for a somewhat darker comic by the same author.

Squires for Hire

What is it: Robin wants to be a knight, but suffers from a lack of confidence. Beatrice wants to be a knight, but suffers from overconfidence. They try to be knights!

The Good: Pleasant cartoony art style, strong characters.

The Bad: Some of the female characters have a bad case of Obviously-Written-By-A-Dude-Itis (“You know what the difference is between you and me?” “I dunno, twelve inches and two cup sizes?”). Characters are strong, but also very broad and kind of stereotypical. Jokes are a bit hit and miss.

You should read it if: You like comics that are kind of doofy and fun.

Ten Earth-Shattering Blows ⭐

What is it: A Princess and a Barbarian go on a desert adventure in which many people are killed in awesome gory ways.

The Good: A lot of comics in this list have good art, and Ten Earth-Shattering Blows is no exception, but the backgrounds are exceptional. Possibly the most “professional”-looking webcomic on this list. Some of the best action scenes in webcomics; this is a comic about kicking ass. The characters are pretty interesting, too.

The Bad: If the phrase “Killed in awesomely gory ways” turns you off, this might not be the comic for you. This is an action series, first and foremost.

You should read it if: You liked the chase scene from Mad Max Fury Road where one of the cars was a dude in his pajamas playing a ‘lectrical guitar with a flamethrower on it and want to read an entire chapter of a webcomic that’s just that but with lizards and catapults that shoot naked priests.