Webcomic Wednesdays: Sakana

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Sakana

Jiro Sakana works at the Tsukiji Fish Market at his uncle’s stall with his brother, Taro.  For two years, Jiro has pined over the cute cashier at the next stall over.  And now, he’s finally worked up the nerve to ask her out.  Everything is going according to plan… until his brother, their roommate Taisei, and co-worker Yuudai, decide to tag along.  All Jiro wants is to go on a decent date for once in…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Cucumber Quest

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Cucumber Quest

In Cucumber Quest, Cucumber wants to go study magic, while his sister Almond wants to be a knight.  So when the bunny siblings stop invaders from summoning the legendary Nightmare Knight to save the Donut Kingdom, they follow the plan exactly… until Almond decides having a 500,000 year old demon to fight would be more exciting. With Dreamside in peril, Cucumber, who would rather be studying than adventuring, must travel with his wannabe-knight sister, the…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Stand Still, Stay Silent

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Stand Still, Stay Silent

The Old World has ended.  For ninety years, the Nordic lands (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland) have battled the terrors of the Silent World, keeping the creatures at bay.  But now, a small band of explorers is crossing the boundary, eager to rediscover lost knowledge. Tuuri Hotakainen wants desperately to see the larger world beyond Keuruu, a small settlement in Finland.  When she gets a job offer to be mechanic for a research mission…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Star Trip

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Star Trip

Space might seem like a fun place to visit, but there are rules for navigating the complex galactic society.  And Jas, a young human from the hick planet Earth, will have to learn quick if she wants to survive. Jas’ life isn’t going so good:  rent’s due, fired from the job, dropped out of university.  Walking home one night, she finds Khut, a shape-shifting alien on the run from Taikese commandos.  In exchange for helping…

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BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Tomorrow, Marvel’s Iron Fist will be released via the studios’ partnership with streaming service Netflix. In honor of the latest Marvel hero to make his debut, today’s column is going to take a look back at over 4 decades of Iron Fist comic book tales and give you…

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Webcomic Wednesday: The Tea Dragon Society

Webcomic Wednesday:  The Tea Dragon Society

In a simpler time, things took longer to make, and no one minded the wait.  But as the world moves to a different pace, older traditions become less significant.  In the case of Tea Dragons, the knowledge might just be forgotten. Though blacksmiths are not as common nowadays, Greta is still learning the art from her mother.  One day, she finds a lost Tea Dragon, a living creature infused with plants, which when harvested produce…

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Webcomic Wednesday: Namesake

Webcomic Wednesday:  Namesake

A twisted tale is a form of literature where old myths, legends, folk and fairy tales, and other stories are rewritten with new formats and plots.  In the case of Namesake, the story stays the same, but the characters are the ones who change. Emma Crewe was just fine with living an ordinary, boring life in Canada.  Until due to a library fire, she accidentally opens a portal and ends up in Oz.  The Ozites…

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Back Issues: WTF Logan? 5 Dumb Wolverine Moments

Back Issues: WTF Logan? 5 Dumb Wolverine Moments

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. With 20th Century Fox’s “Logan” opening in theatres today, it’s a big day for everyone’s favorite hirsute Canadian (sorry, not you, Eugene Levy). The film marks the final time Hugh Jackman will sheathe his claws (unsheathe his claws? Both?) in the role that made him a star, and…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Widdershins

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Widdershins

If you’re a resident of West Yorkshire, England, you know better than to visit Widdershins.  It’s a quaint little town, to be sure, but there’s been some strange events recently, so best avoid it.  Especially if you know one of the Barbers. The Barber clan is well -known throughout Widdershins as they always seem to be at the center of magical events, especially Harriett “Harry” Barber, a Hunter of magical items.  By accident, she becomes involved in…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Alice and the Nightmare

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Alice and the Nightmare

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland continues to provide inspiration for everything from comics to video games to music.  In this reimagining, Alice and the Nightmare, the titular Alice is a young university student studying dreams while hiding a secret. Alice Heart has always lived within the Heart Church, training under Queen Rougina Kralovna to be an oneironaut.  Accepted to Phantasmagoria University, she is nervous and excited about finally have freedom and independence, and finds a…

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