Happy summer, Iggles! I hope you’re all enjoying your summer (and winter) adventures! I’ve got a nice selection of new comics that I want to share with you!
This month I’ve decided to focus on stories that mix adventure with the supernatural. Some of them just started out, and others are well-established, but these selections are ones that might strike your fancy. I’m getting ready for my own summer adventures this month, so I hope one of these will make it onto your reading list as well.
The Weave – by Rennie Kingsley
Rating: Teen/13+ (language, violence)
If you like: Magic, Fantasy, Murder & Mystery
The Weave is the story about Telly, a young woman down on her luck. She had to stop going to college due to financial problems and obtain a job. …That is, if there was a job to even obtain! On the night her power goes out, she gives in to her friend’s suggestion of applying for work at a bar. In a pinch she gets the job, but on the way in for the night, she has her fortune told that “the wolf” is coming and she’s to RUN. Confused by the fortune teller, she goes to have a rough first day, gets chewed out by a customer, runs into a guy with huge demon horns on his head, and witnesses a murder. The story’s only begun to start and it’s currently left off where we just saw some sort of magic happen with her.
The Weave is just in its second chapter now, and gorgeously illustrated. The atmosphere is fantastic, and the characters are very likable. Telly is easy to relate to on her worst days, and now that the story seems like it’s now approaching its core conflict, I’m pretty interested in what’s going on. Personally, I hope that there are some vampires or werewolves that come up in the story as there are hints to other creatures, but only time will tell.
Día – by Sharly
Rating: Teen/15+ (language, violence)
If you like: Magic, Dungeons & Dragons, Medieval, Adventure, LOTR, The Black Cauldron, The Last Unicorn, Willow, etc…
What would you do if your sister came home with a half-dead kid who claims to be a god? Día tells the story of three siblings, Nessa, Conall, and Finn that live together in the middle of the forest. One night, Nessa brings in a strange little kid that seems to be near death into the house. Once he comes to, he claims he’s a river god…and then accidentally lets a demon into the house.
Día is another series that’s about a chapter in and already exciting. The story takes inspiration from some Celtic mythology, the mood for the entire story is fantastically haunting and the monsters are awesomely creepy. The coolest part about this series for me is how they execute the Medieval setting really well. If you’re into the genre, it’ll definitely be up your alley.
The Fox Sister – by Christina Strain
Rating: Teen/15+ (gore, violence)
If you like: Korean Mythology, fantasy, adventure, shape shifters, and light romance
Yun Hee was only a kid when she found her parents and her older sister devoured by a kumiho, a Korean 9-tailed fox demon. When it goes after her, the spirit of her sister comes to her rescue. When she comes to in the hospital, the fox has assumed the form of her sister. Years later, Yun Hee becomes a Mudang, a Korean priestess, and she is set on killing the demon before it kills again with the help of an American GI named Alex.
Out of the three comics I’m spotlighting this month, The Fox Sister has to be my personal favorite. The art is jaw-droppingly beautiful and the story is excitingly fast-paced! I’ve found my heart racing in different scenes and fell completely in love with the characters. -It’s a definite recommendation for anyone just starting to venture into the world of webcomics. Seriously, stop what you are doing and go read it.
So does The Weave, Día, or The Fox Sister grab your attention? Have any recommendations? Feel welcome to drop me a line on twitter and let me know! As for now, I’ve got some much needed summer comic reading to go and do…along with the usual web comic pages, of course! See you next month!