Though we have many wonderful Web-based features, today (September 25) is National Comic Book Day, and we wanted to give a special shout-out to the graphic novels of GoComics, all of which are available on our site and in book form!
Kid Beowulf is an action-packed story – inspired by the epic poem BEOWULF – that follows the adventures of twin brothers Beowulf and Grendel as they travel across faraway lands, meeting fellow heroes along the way.
The Martian Confederacy transports readers to Mars in the year 3535, where they encounter toxic air, bloodthirsty politicians and drinking bears. There, they also meet Boone, Spinner and Lou – three outlaws who are forced to become heroes after the cure for Mars’ toxic air falls into the wrong hands.
Fans of galactic graphic novels should also be sure to check out Starslip to join interstellar art critic Vanderbeam, his drunken ex-pirate navigator Cutter and their spineless alien friend Mr. Jinx on a seven-year mission across space and time.
Another comic featuring an unlikely hero is The Conjurers, which tells the story of a young street hustler from Boston who cons tourists into caring for his sick mother, as he accepts a job offer too lucrative to pass up. In a twist of events, he then finds himself caught in the middle of a secret war between magicians; and, in order to save his mother and the world, he must embrace the heroic side that he never thought he had.
If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey, then, chances are, you’ll love Agent Gates. A parody spin on the hit show, Agent Gates is told through the eyes of the downstairs staff – especially one secretly rugged valet John Gates, who turns out to be an undercover spy for the queen’s British Secret Intelligence Agency (the SIA).
Basic Instructions guides you to a better life through a series of tips, covering a wide range of topics – from “How to Deal with Boredom” to “How to Travel Back in Time to Deliver a Dire Warning to Your Former Self.” Originally a small side feature created by Scott Meyer looking for gigs as a comedian, Basic Instructions has now become one of the most popular comics around.
Readers across the globe submit their irrational fears, dark thoughts and ghost stories to cartoonist Fran Krause, who catalogues the creepy tales in Deep Dark Fears.
Over the years Hutch Owen has become a hilarious, enraged, snotty and smart underground sensation! As the world around him builds, merges, attends marketing seminars and goes IPO, popular rebel Hutch Owen continues his fight against the man.
Shutterbug Follies tells the story of Bee: a photo-finishing technician, living in Manhattan in the days immediately before the digital photography revolution. To keep herself entertained, she duplicates – for her own collection – any titillating photos that pass through her hands. After pictures of a naked corpse are left for processing, Bee’s curiosity goes into high gear.
A true story about a family’s struggle with metastatic lung cancer, Mom’s Cancer is an honest, unflinching and groundbreaking graphic novel about the practical and emotional effect that serious illness has on patients and their families.
The Perry Bible Fellowship is the recipient of the Ignatz (2005, 2006), Harvey (2007), and Eisner Awards (2008). This famously weird cartoon is unlikely any other, and not to be missed.
Revealing the secret musings of dogs, cats and other little creatures, Tiny Confessions features hilarious and sincere illustrations, giving voice to our furry friends in a way that expresses their inner dreams, wishes and moments of mischief.