Category Archives: Webcomics

House of Slay goes Global in Season 2 of the Webcomic

House of Slay, the fashion collective formed by prominent fashion world figures Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, Laura Kim, Tina Leung, and Ezra Williams, has kicked off a new season of their hit superhero webcomic on the Tapas and WEBTOON platforms. The series, created in partnership with XRM Media and EEP Universe, follows superpowered versions of the fashion icons as they combat the fear of “other” and build a community of love, hope, and solidarity.

Season 1 — complete and available online now — chronicled the novice heroes’ chance encounter with a magical artifact, their newfound powers rooted in ancient legend, and their first encounter with a power-hungry villain fueled by the world’s hate and fear. Season 2’s five short stories widen the scope with new heroes, new antagonists, and new shades of intolerance and bigotry for House of Slay to challenge. It kicks off with “Slay in LA” by writer Amy Chu and artist Fabian Lelay, in which a trip to Los Angeles reveals there’s much more magic in the world than what they experienced last season.

Four more stories on this globe-spanning, mythos-expanding adventure were created by writers Barbara Perez Marquez, Cherish Chen, Henry Barajas, and Deron Bennett, and artists Dominic Bustamante, Ashley Liu, Louie Chin, and Lynne Yoshii, with key art and character designs by Kevin Wada. 

House of Slay #2

Preview: Big Ethel Energy Chapter 60

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 60

Script: Keryl Brown Ahmed
Art: Siobhan Keenan, Maria Li, Cathy Le, Kielamel Sibal
Premiere Date: 10/18
Frequency: 1 new chapter weekly on Tuesday nights at 6pm PT / 9pm ET
Chapter 60 Read-for-Free

A WEBTOON Digital Exclusive! After graduating from Riverdale High, Ethel couldn’t get away from her hometown — and onto her chosen career path — fast enough. When the Mayor of Riverdale pays her handsomely to write a history of the city, she can’t wait to return to take down Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and all the other Riverdale natives who made her life hell all those years ago. The only thing she forgets to consider is . . . maybe they’ve all changed, too. 

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 8

Preview: Big Ethel Energy Chapter 59

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 59

Script: Keryl Brown Ahmed
Art: Siobhan Keenan, Maria Li, Cathy Le, Kielamel Sibal
Premiere Date: 10/18
Frequency: 1 new chapter weekly on Tuesday nights at 6pm PT / 9pm ET
Chapter 59 Read-for-Free

A WEBTOON Digital Exclusive! After graduating from Riverdale High, Ethel couldn’t get away from her hometown — and onto her chosen career path — fast enough. When the Mayor of Riverdale pays her handsomely to write a history of the city, she can’t wait to return to take down Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and all the other Riverdale natives who made her life hell all those years ago. The only thing she forgets to consider is . . . maybe they’ve all changed, too. 

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 8

Preview: Big Ethel Energy Chapter 58

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 58

Script: Keryl Brown Ahmed
Art: Siobhan Keenan, Maria Li, Cathy Le, Kielamel Sibal
Premiere Date: 10/11
Frequency: 1 new chapter weekly on Tuesday nights at 6pm PT / 9pm ET
Chapter 58 Read-for-Free

A WEBTOON Digital Exclusive! After graduating from Riverdale High, Ethel couldn’t get away from her hometown — and onto her chosen career path — fast enough. When the Mayor of Riverdale pays her handsomely to write a history of the city, she can’t wait to return to take down Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and all the other Riverdale natives who made her life hell all those years ago. The only thing she forgets to consider is . . . maybe they’ve all changed, too. 

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 8

Preview: Big Ethel Energy Chapter 57

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 57

Script: Keryl Brown Ahmed
Art: Siobhan Keenan, Maria Li, Cathy Le, Kielamel Sibal
Premiere Date: 10/4
Frequency: 1 new chapter weekly on Tuesday nights at 6pm PT / 9pm ET
Chapter 57 Read-for-Free

A WEBTOON Digital Exclusive! After graduating from Riverdale High, Ethel couldn’t get away from her hometown — and onto her chosen career path — fast enough. When the Mayor of Riverdale pays her handsomely to write a history of the city, she can’t wait to return to take down Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and all the other Riverdale natives who made her life hell all those years ago. The only thing she forgets to consider is . . . maybe they’ve all changed, too. 

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 8

Blade Maidens: Sword Lesbians, Monsters, Magic, Disaster Humans in a webcomic

Blade Maidens is a fantasy adventure romance comic starring two disaster mercenaries trying to get by. Read it online for free at https://www.blademaidens.com/

The series’ creators joined me to talk about their fantastic debut series. Also, the X-Men, a little.

Valentine Smith is a writer, illustrator, and comic artist. They were shaped by a love of horror movies, music, and comicbooks. Their website has the wonderful X-Men fan comics the team made prior to making their own series. http://www.valentinemsmith.com/

Zoe Tunnell is a trans, lesbian writer who previously wrote criticism and essays for sites like WWAC and ComicsXF and has transitioned (for the second time in her life!) into writing comics proper with Blade Maidens. Follow her https://twitter.com/blankzilla

Preview: Big Ethel Energy Chapter 56

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 56

Script: Keryl Brown Ahmed
Art: Siobhan Keenan, Maria Li, Cathy Le, Kielamel Sibal
Premiere Date: 9/27
Frequency: 1 new chapter weekly on Tuesday nights at 6pm PT / 9pm ET
Chapter 56 Read-for-Free

A WEBTOON Digital Exclusive! After graduating from Riverdale High, Ethel couldn’t get away from her hometown — and onto her chosen career path — fast enough. When the Mayor of Riverdale pays her handsomely to write a history of the city, she can’t wait to return to take down Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and all the other Riverdale natives who made her life hell all those years ago. The only thing she forgets to consider is . . . maybe they’ve all changed, too. 

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 8

Discover the new mech mystery Let His Death Be a Warning for Free

Let His Death Be a Warning

The first chapter of Let His Death Be a Warning, the follow-up to the hit indie sci-fi fantasy graphic novel The Monuments, is now available online for free. 

Let His Death Be a Warning is a beautifully illustrated mystery/adventure story from Oliver Mertz, Michael S. Bracco, and Mike Isenberg.

The first issue/first chapter of The Monuments was released in September 2018. Volume one was released through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $50,000. Now the story continues for free online at LetHisDeathBeAWarning.com

Let His Death Be a Warning is a story about grief, healing, and giant mechs.

EIGHT HUNDRED YEARS AGO
On the remote island of Mehndria, warring city-states band together to face a common enemy: giant, mysterious mechs. All hope seems lost as the mechs destroy everything in their path. 

Then inexplicably and without cause, the mechs all power down. They remain motionless for centuries, untouched, becoming monuments to a forgotten time.

ONE YEAR AGO
On the now unified island of Mehndria, one of the mechs suddenly powers up – revealing a man lost in time. The mechs begin to wake. Destruction follows.

TODAY
Still dealing with the aftermath of the great awakening, the citizens of United Mehndria must deal with their collective trauma. Disrupting this time of healing, one of the mechs goes missing.

The first chapter of Let His Death Be a Warning is available now for free.

Preview: Big Ethel Energy Chapter 55

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 55

Script: Keryl Brown Ahmed
Art: Siobhan Keenan, Maria Li, Cathy Le, Kielamel Sibal
Premiere Date: 9/20
Frequency: 1 new chapter weekly on Tuesday nights at 6pm PT / 9pm ET
Chapter 55 Read-for-Free

A WEBTOON Digital Exclusive! After graduating from Riverdale High, Ethel couldn’t get away from her hometown — and onto her chosen career path — fast enough. When the Mayor of Riverdale pays her handsomely to write a history of the city, she can’t wait to return to take down Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and all the other Riverdale natives who made her life hell all those years ago. The only thing she forgets to consider is . . . maybe they’ve all changed, too. 

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 8

Preview: Big Ethel Energy Chapter 54

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 54

Script: Keryl Brown Ahmed
Art: Siobhan Keenan, Maria Li, Cathy Le, Kielamel Sibal
Premiere Date: 9/13
Frequency: 1 new chapter weekly on Tuesday nights at 6pm PT / 9pm ET
Chapter 54 Read-for-Free

A WEBTOON Digital Exclusive! After graduating from Riverdale High, Ethel couldn’t get away from her hometown — and onto her chosen career path — fast enough. When the Mayor of Riverdale pays her handsomely to write a history of the city, she can’t wait to return to take down Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and all the other Riverdale natives who made her life hell all those years ago. The only thing she forgets to consider is . . . maybe they’ve all changed, too. 

BIG ETHEL ENERGY CHAPTER 8
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