Category Archives: Webcomics

Cullen Bunn returns to the Deepest Catacombs

In 2020, author Cullen Bunn released The Deepest Catacombs, a serialized comic inspired by vintage advertisements for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. The story, told in 25 single-page installments, featured a different artist on every page. It was released for free for fans of comics, fantasy, and role-playing games. Now, Bunn is returning to the world of The Deepest Catacombs with an all-new 22-page comic that will be released in a serialized format. 

The new story features returning characters—Randall, Annalynn, Kezira, Chops, and Fingerbones—delving into a frozen, haunted castle filled with wyverns, draugr, ghosts, dragons, and vampires!

Among the artists who will be contributing to this series will be Danny Luckert, AC Zamudio, Nick Zamudio, Andres Cruz, Rich Woodall, and many others. 

The comic will be released in a serialized format. Supporters of Cullen Bunn’s Patreon will have early access to the pages, as well as behind-the-scenes information, scripts, and RPG content. The comic pages will then be released for free to the reading public just a couple of days later. With The Deepest Catacombs, Bunn wanted all readers to be able to enjoy the story without worrying about subscriptions or paywalls. The first installment of the new series can be found online.

Check out the covers by Nick Zamudio with design by Anton Kromoff.

Magic, Myth, and Mystery collide in Sparks Volume 1: Portals

Class is in session in this new magical school series, beginning with Sparks Volume 1: Portals! This fresh LGBTQ+ coming-of-age fantasy tale began as a webcomic by Revel Guts, and will be available in a print edition from Dark Horse Books in July 2024.

In a world rising from the ashes of destruction, Human society thrives only through their complex alliance with the magical Satyr.

Philo has always been the worst student in his class at the academy, with powerful magic he can barely control. His lack of ambition and discipline is about to catch up with him as graduation day looms. When he’s paired to train together with the aloof star student Atlas, Philo’s magic backfires, teleporting them both far from home. Now, their futures depend on them working together to make it back to their school in time. 

In just a few short days, the pair find common ground that their years of classes together never managed to build, and at some points Philo questions if he didn’t have the wrong idea of Atlas the whole time–wondering if their struggles to get home might plant the seeds for something bigger. Meanwhile, powers outside the academy are setting plans in motion that may change both of their lives. 

Sparks Volume 1: Portals will arrive in bookstores July 16, 2024 and comic shops July 17, 2024. The 176-page trade paperback, which measures at 5.125 x 7.25”, is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore and will retail for $19.99.

Sparks Volume 1: Portals

Set Out for Adventure in Captain Juuter’s Nomads

KaBOOM! brings Captain Juuter’s hit Webtoon Original Nomads to print at BOOM! Studios in Nomads: The Sky Kingdom, collecting the first 23 episodes of the breakout series best described as One Piece meets Hooky!

All Lance wants to do is find his missing brother; but between a runaway prince, a magical genie, and a talking cat, he’s getting swept up in much more than he bargained for!

In a world where five Kingdoms are isolated from each other, only a special group of people known as Nomads are allowed to travel between them. But there’s a catch–becoming a Nomad means that you’ll never have a homeland again. Lance never wanted to be a Nomad, but on his 19th birthday, he leaves his homeland in the Sea Kingdom behind while searching for his missing brother in the Sky Kingdom.

Lance’s first steps into his journey get flipped upside down when he meets Satra, a wannabe Nomad with a mysterious past and Saber, a talking cat with magical powers. Soon, Lance is in for far more than he bargained for when wanted posters with his face start popping up and he begins to be chased down by bounty hunters!

Nomads: The Sky Kingdom Book 1 will be available in comic shops May 8, 2024 and everywhere books are sold May 14, 2024. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop, bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.

Nomads: The Sky Kingdom Book 1

Preview: Big Ethel Energy Vol. 3

Big Ethel Energy Vol. 3

(W) Kheryl Brown-Ahmed (A/CA) Siobhan Keenan

Ethel is hard at work on her journalistic venture in Riverdale, writing a history of her beloved hometown. She’s learning so much about the place she once called home-and not just about its landmarks! Ethel learns some heart-wrenching truths about Ms. Grundy’s personal life, and in doing so is tasked with special request on behalf of her favorite teacher. She’s determined to give Ms. Grundy the fairytale ending she deserved-but what about her own love life? It’s clear that Moose is interested, but is Ethel ready to settle down or see what options are out there for her? Before she can truly make up her mind, she must confront a part of her past she’d rather leave behind: her relationship with Jughead.

Big Ethel Energy Vol. 3

SAAM’s “Drawn to Art” Series announces new comics

Drawn to Life

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) has announced new comics in its “Drawn to Art” series. Inspired by graphic novels and beautifully illustrated by students from the Ringling College of Art and Design, these short takes on artists’ lives explore their struggles, triumphs, and art.

The comics are perfect for middle-grade readers and art lovers of any age! With the addition of these 10 new web comics, the series now features 30 stories about women artists represented in SAAM’s collection.

Over three years, Drawn to Art has put the spotlight on the stories of women artists, each having artwork represented in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

What draws artists Laura Aguilar, Tanya Aguiñiga, Emma Amos, Chitra Ganesh, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Wendy Red Star, Miriam Schapiro, Lilly Martin Spencer, and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, to create? Find out in a new set of Drawn to Art comics!

Oni Press To Publish LySandra Vuong’s Webtoon Smash Hit Covenant

With more than 21 million reads and over 630,000 followers, Covenant is one of the most popular comics on Webtoon and the remarkable comics debut of LySandra Vuong, also known as Explodikid. The critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series follows a powerful exorcist with no faith in God, who is tasked to protect a seemingly normal human from rising demonic forces. The series features a slow-burn queer romance and explores religious faith, the weight of destiny, and what it means to be good in a world plagued by demons. Oni Press will publish the smash hit in print for the first time with the first of three volumes being released in April 2024, featuring an all-new, never-before-seen cover by Vuong.

In a world where priests are decked out in holy tattoos and brandish machine guns in the face of demons, a powerful exorcist and a mysterious boy cross paths…in a college classroom. Erza’s faith is waning when God intervenes and sends him on a mission to protect Sunny, an outwardly normal human, from demonic forces. Looks can be deceiving, however, as Sunny proves to have hidden secrets and a bloody past nipping at his heels. Between Erza’s sunny sarcasm, and Sunny’s closed-off distant demeanor, the two struggle to find any common ground to bridge the gap. Yet, as much as the two bicker and retain distance, neither can help but be drawn to the other. With his church under scrutiny and the threat of war on the horizon, will Ezra find his conviction in time to keep Sunny safe? Will Sunny even accept his help? Or will they both suffer the consequences?

The first volume of the three-volume supernatural action webcomic collects episodes 1–18 of the hit Webtoon comic Covenant beautifully reformatted into 6×9. Covenant will be available in stores April 24, 2024.


Noizi Ito, Hajime Kamoshida, and Mine Yoshizaki named as “Supporters” of the 1st Tatesc Comics Global Awards!

1st TATESC COMICS Global Awards

Kadokawa Corporation has began accepting international entries for “The 1st TATESC COMICS Global Awards” on March 9, 2023. Kadokawa World Entertainment coordinates the contest for the English language. In an expansion of the award, a new “Supporter” system has been implemented, with top Japanese creators providing professional insight to emerging talent.

Kadokawa has announced that Noizi Ito, Hajime Kamoshida, and Mine Yoshizaki have been appointed as “Supporters.” It’s a program in which Japan’s top creators will support fledgling manga artists looking to take their artistic expression to the next level. Supporters will offer further guidance to the winners for their debuts. Additional details will be released in due course!

Noizi Ito (Illustrator/Character Designer. Representative works: Shakugan no Shana series and Haruhi Suzumiya series.)

My name is Noizi Ito, and I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed as a supporter of the TATESC Comic Award.

I am very much looking forward to seeing the works of creators with experiences cultivated in different cultures from all over the world.

Stay spontaneous, follow your instincts, and create your own work!

We hope this contest will be a great first step for you.

Hajime Kamoshida (Author. Representative works: Rascal Does Not Dream series.)

I am Hajime Kamoshida, and I have been appointed as a supporter.

I am very much looking forward to seeing what kind of material will be waiting for me in the first global TATESC Comic Awards.

I can’t wait to see your works, brimming with enthusiasm and interesting ideas.

Mine Yoshizaki (Manga artist. Representative works: Sgt. Frog.)

As various cultures develop and evolve, the “manga” we know today will also change.

I participated in this event because I found it to be a valuable opportunity to study a new form of “manga” that has evolved to meet the needs of the current era.

I look forward to seeing new forms of expression made possible through the TATESC comics format.

Overview of TATESC COMICS Global Awards

For the KADOKAWA Group’s third TATESC contest, submissions have been opened to contestants from all over the world. Entries are being accepted in six different languages (including English and

Japanese) with the aid of our overseas subsidiaries.

This is your chance to show off the wonderful world of TATESC comics!

Application Period

03/09/2023 12:00 AM~08/31/2023 11:59 PM (JST)

Results Announcement

Finalists will be announced on a special website in October 2023. The final selection results will be announced in November 2023 along with the award-winning works in each language and the “Translation and Publication Award” for works selected for translation and distribution in Japan. An award ceremony will be held in December 2023 in Japan. (Though the final location has yet to be determined, it will take place in or around Tokyo).



Prizes for each language

First place: 15,000 USD
Second place: 2,500 USD
Third place: 1,000 USD

Translation and Publication Award in Japan

First place: 15,000 USD
Second place: 2,500 USD
Third place: 1,000 USD

The “Translation and Publication Award” will be granted to three submissions from the five eligible languages (English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Malay). These works will be translated and published in Japanese.

*Each winning entry will be serialized as a vertical scrolling comic with editors offering advice on how to bring the work to its full potential.

*In the event that no entries reach a standard, some prizes may remain unclaimed.

The Nib announces it’s winding down

The Nib

After years of biting political comics, The Nib has announced that it is closing down this summer. The latest issue, the Future issue, will be their last. The platform will continue to publish online every weekday through August at which point it will shit down.

The publication mentioned the rising costs of paper and postage, changing social media landscape, subsription exhaustion, and inflation as all reasons for it winding down.

Over its ten years, it has published more than 6,000 comics and paid out more than $2 million to creators as well as published multiple books. The Nib was nominated for this year’s Eisner Awards for “Best Anthology” for The Nib Magazine.

By running the site through the summer, the goal is to raise needed funds to pay bills, set up long term measures to preserve the site, and pay a severance to its editors.

You can read the full announcement here.

Ize Press Reveals Covers for BTS’ 7Fates: Chakho and Other HYBE Webcomics

Ize Press revealed the on-sale dates and covers of the English-language editions of HYBE’s own IP-based ‘original story’ webcomics with BTS (7FATES: CHAKHO), TOMORROW X TOGETHER (THE STAR SEEKERS), and ENHYPEN (DARK MOON series). These three titles were originally released in ten languages on WEBTOON Worldwide Services, collectively garnering over 70 million views in a single month.

As his last professional work before his untimely passing in 2022, the artist of the popular Solo Leveling comic DUBU illustrated the cover of the print edition of 7FATES: CHAKHO, Vol. 1. Ize Press will also publish the English print editions of HYBE’s webnovels of the same names. Release dates for the webnovels will be announced at a later date.


Created by HYBE
With BTS

A collaboration with BTS, the dynamic story follows seven young men bound by fate. After growing up together through a series of trials and tribulations, they must become a unified group of seven to unlock their destiny. 7FATES: CHAKHO is an urban fantasy story set in the near future, inspired by the Chakhogapsa tiger hunters of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. The story portrays confrontations between humans and the Beom tribe in a corrupt world.

7FATES: CHAKHO will be released in October 2023.



Created by HYBE

THE STAR SEEKERS follows a group of young men in a pop band who live in a world where magic is part of everyday reality. The group awakens one day to discover they possess dormant magical abilities. This fantastic tale features imaginary creatures, magic, and a fun look at the world of entertainment.

THE STAR SEEKERS will be released in November 2023.


DARK MOON series

Created by HYBE

Mixing urban fantasy and teen romance, the story follows the confrontation, confusion, and chemistry between a group of vampires, a pack of werewolves, and a mysterious girl with a secret. The tale of DARK MOON is told in the form of a series of stories, starting with DARK MOON: THE BLOOD ALTAR. Combining a heroine with incredible abilities, youthful friendships, and a powerful secret, DARK MOON: THE BLOOD ALTAR brings new levity and energy to teen romance.

DARK MOON will be released in December 2023.


Batman: Wayne Family Adventures Vol. 1, Vixen: NYC Vol. 1, and Zatanna & The Ripper Vol. 1 are coming to print

DC has revealed its partnership with Webtoon is coming to print in fall 2023. Batman: Wayne Family Adventures Vol. 1 and Vixen: NYC Vol. 1 will go to print and be available wherever books are sold in August, and Zatanna & The Ripper Vol. 1 will hit shelves in October, introducing a new audience of comics fans to the DC Universe and DC’s iconic characters.

DC and Webtoon’s partnership began with Batman: Wayne Family Adventures in September 2021. The Eisner Award-nominated webcomic series, exploring Batman’s adventures as a father to a dynamic group of adopted, fostered, and biological superhero children, is currently in its second season, with new digital episodes rolling out weekly. Vixen: NYC launched in May 2022 to tell the story of college freshman Mari Jiwe discovering she can channel the power of the animal kingdom, and a time-displaced Zatanna story launched soon afterward in Zatanna & the Ripper, a magical serial-killer murder mystery set in London in the 1800s.

Batman: Wayne Family Adventures Vol. 1 (9781779523273, $14.99 US) publishes on August 1 and collects episodes 1 through 25; Vixen: NYC Vol. 1 (9781779523280, $14.99 US) publishes on August 15 and collects episodes 1 through 9; and Zatanna & the Ripper Vol. 1 (9781779523389, $14.99 US) publishes on October 3 and collects episodes 1 through 11.

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