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5 Web Comics I’ve Been Loving Recently

Salutations friends! I know I haven’t been posting many reviews or reading a lot of major new releases lately. However, I wanted to share some of the amazing webcomics I’ve been obsessed with lately! These are just a few of the webcomics I’ve been falling in love with and no where near the actual number of webcomics I’ve fallen head-over-heels for. I hope you enjoy this quick little article and give these webcomics a chance!


❄️ Love Me Knot by Sophia ❄️


❄️ Your Smile is a Trap by AENGO ❄️


❄️ SEIS by Puik. ❄️


❄️ Waffle by WafflebyRei ❄️


❄️ Tea For Two by Tanya Tinks ❄️


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Midnight Poppy Land by Lilydusk

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Content/Trigger Warnings: Cheating, graphic violence, abuse, death, child abuse, trauma/PTSD, allusions to torture, loss of a parent, terminal illness (cancer), and plenty more!

Friends, I loved this! When I say I caught up on all the episodes in two days, I’m not kidding! This was so, so good and I was hooked immediately. I love anything that has the mafia within it. It’s one of my favorite elements in romance novels I don’t talk about that often, but I feel like I should (and stop feeling embarrassed by what I like). This is an on-going webcomic as of right now. New episodes get posted on WebToons every Saturday, which you can read for free HERE.

Poppy is just your every day book editor, doing the best that she can and living her life . Until one day she stumbles upon her boyfriend cheating which leads to a series of unfortunate events. She crashes in the country side, makes an unnerving discovery, and then on top of everything else, a young man returns her lost research paper to her… after her takes an embarrassing photo of her. Now without even trying, it seems like her life it starting to become more and more entangled with this mysterious man who genuinely can’t seem to stay away from her.

Let me just say that this book doesn’t shy away from events that occur within the Mafia. There are some scenes that are a big graphic, a bit concerning, and I’m not going to lie, you should take care of your mental health with some of the section because there’s a lot to unpack. With all of that being said, it’s fantastic. It builds the background of our love interest and the Mafia bodyguard, Tora, really well. It also helps paint a better picture of why Tora acts the way he does, says some of the things he says, and how he’s kind of been this protector of certain people within the Mafia from having to feel any wrath or take an punishments.

I also really love Poppy! She was a very pleasant surprise. In the beginning I thought she seemed very innocent and naive, but she’s a firecracker and I love her for it. She’s so intelligent and she’s so compassionate about those in her life or those who cross her path in life. And when she starts to really interact with Tora, her personality flourishes in so many ways. We see a side of her we don’t see with the other people she interacts with throughout the book. I also love how Poppy felt so realistic. There’s times throughout this book where she’d be dressed down and running late or she’d get so anxious about something and then be ready for whatever event, an hour early. Poppy is such a relatable character and I think many readers will enjoy her as the main protagonist of this story.

And can I take a moment to gush about the art work?! The artwork is absolutely stunning! I’m in love with how captivating each setting is. Even in the more darker, ominous scenes, the artwork sets the tone so wonderfully and I loved every second of it. My favorite was the intimate scenes between Poppy and Tora, though. The way the author made each moment soft, fluffy, and more intimate than what the comic shows… *chef’s kiss* I loved it so, so much.

Overall, I’m really loving this webcomic. I’m surprised I didn’t know about it sooner because I’m on WebToons every morning during the weekend. It’s like my weekend newspaper except it’s webcomics. Now I get to add this fantastic comic to the list of ones I read over the weekend and I’m just so excited for the next episode to be released. I don’t think I can recommend this enough. I definitely encourage you to give this webcomic a chance especially if you’re looking for fast paced, quick reads. And seriously, the artwork and story line is fantastic!

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Always Human by Ari North

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Content/Trigger Warnings: Eating disorder, discussion of body image, anxiety

“When I see you, the universe comes into focus”

Friends, I absolutely adored this webcomic! Everything about this comic was so beautiful, so endearing, and everything I never knew I needed until I had it. My soul is so filled with warmth, happiness, and all the best vibes. I don’t think I can recommend this enough and you can read it for free on Webtoons!

☄️ Sunati – 22 year-old Asian-Australian, has anxiety and loves mods, works for a company on VR environment design, dreams of being an astronaut and loves space.

☄️ Austen – 18 year-old Chilean-Australian, can’t use mods due to an autoimmune disorder, struggles with an ED, also a college student.

Our story follows Sunati and Austen, our main characters who fall in love with one another. They’ll navigate their relationship, the struggles they’ll face, and learning what it means to be truly human with one another. Oh yeah, there’s also a lot of topics addressed like living with an autoimmune disorder and how that impacts your relationships, subtle talks of gender fluidity, addressing the struggles and pressure of college, and oh yeah, navigating the complexities of feelings in the relationships around us.

Let me start by saying the representation in this graphic novel is fantastic! Not only are our two main characters in a sapphic relationship, but there’s many side characters who are agender or asexual. We even have a polyamorous relationship with Sunati’s parents. We also have the representation for autoimmune disorders and eating disorders in this webcomic as well. Not to mention, there are many people of color throughout this story. It’s just a wonderful way to represent so much diversity.

Speaking of side characters, I absolutely adored Rae. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous, but she truly is a magnificent friend to Sunati. I wish we saw more of her through this comic and I’m secretly hoping the author will give her a spin-off series. I can’t get over her and I adore her, so much!

I also need to go off on a side tangent on how beautiful the art style is. I absolutely adored the colors and the music the author paired with this webcomic was fantastic. When I say I fell in love with this webcomic, I mean I really fell in love with how stunning it all is. My heart has never felt so at peace and at home with a comic the way I did with this one because that’s how alluring and captivating the art is.

I also really enjoyed Sunati and Austen’s relationship. Despite how hard they struggled and the challenges they faced, they always found a way to work it out, talk it out. I liked how the author really showed the complexities of a relationship and how things in a relationship aren’t always easy. Seeing that, I think many couples who have walked into hell and have come back will be able to appreciate this relationship. I know for myself, there were many parts of their relationship that hit close to home and it makes a person pause to appreciate walking through the fire, and coming out on the other side.

“And even though she’s leaving, and even though I’m staying behind, I have to believe distance won’t matter. I have to believe we’ll always find each other.”

One thing I wish we had more of was Austen. The reason I say that is because Austen felt like the weaker of the two main characters. Suntai felt like a stronger force for me and had a way of capturing my attention over Austen. Even when we had panels of just Austen, I found myself wanting more from her and wanting to know so much more about her. I’m hoping we’ll see these characters again and I refuse to believe that this is the end of the story for these two.

Overall, I really enjoyed this comic. It was the perfect read, the perfect pick me up, and something I really needed to lift my spirits. I think many readers are going to fall in love with this comic, with these characters, and everything it has to offer. I wish I could sit here and gush about every little thing, but I think you need to find out for yourselves what I’m talking about. After all, you can read this graphic novel for free!

Read for the Dragons and Tea Book Club 🐉

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Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

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Content/Trigger Warnings: Cheating/adultery, domestic abuse, toxic relationships/abusive relationships, sexual assault, rape, mental and emotional abuse, verbal abuse, manipulation, anxiety, forced marriage, scene of torture, trauma/PTSD, alcohol abuse, scene of drugging, and so much more!

“Even if by some miracle, she did consider me… The Underworld is no place for a Goddess like her.”

Readers, it’s high time I told you about my favorite webcomic…ever! I have been reading Lore Olympus for an extremely long time. I’m talking about before this webcomic made it onto Webtoons. I’m talking back when it first appeared on Tumblr. And I think it’s high time I talk about my love and passion for this webcomic again! I love and adore this webcomic with my whole soul, my whole being, and I can’t stop loving this series. It’s just a beautiful and captivating series.

If you haven’t heard of Lore Olympus by now, just know that you can read this webcomic for free here! It’s also getting produced into a television series and just know, that I’m eagerly anticipating more news on when this will be happening! The excitement and anticipation is real!

On a different note, this web series is a modern retelling of Greek mythology, more specifically the mythology around The Taking Persephone, which Persephone and Hades are the main focus of this graphic novel series. Along the way you will see many other gods, goddesses, and titans throughout mythology that get woven into the story along the way. For example, the story of Eros and Psyche is one of the many stories that get intertwined with the story of Persephone and Hades. It’s all beautifully woven together from flashbacks and memories to present time.

I really love how all the side gods and goddesses come into play with this graphic novel especially with the development of Hades and Persephone. They both have a wide variety of interactions with so many of the titans, the goddesses, and gods. We get to see how each one interacted with our two main characters of this web series. The best part is the interactions feel so humanized and the facial expressions really make them seem like every day mortals. I’m a big fan of facial expressions and seeing so much variety from curious to devastation really cemented how unique each and every character truly is with their experiences.

One of my most favorite aspects of this graphic novel series is the serious topics that it rises. As I mentioned above, there are a lot of content and trigger warnings for this web series and the way each topic is handled is with a lot of care, but accurate representation of what those situations can and are like. Even more so, Rachel has a way of using her color to really set the mood and put emphasis of the scene. Rachel also adds trigger and content warnings for her more heavy and serious issues. And you all know how I love and support authors who take the time to address that heavy content is coming! I just really appreciate the amount of time, effort, care, and emphasis Rachel used for this content. And I say this a lot, but I truly do wish authors took more time and care to address heavier content and trigger warnings for readers. This is just one of many things I love about this series!

Another thing I really love about this series is the artwork! I really loved and enjoyed watching Rachel develop and grow her color scheme as well as the manifestation between the lighter and darker tones. It has been a breathtaking experience and it’s one of those things that has really made me love this series on a deep level. The colors are so eye pleasing and just captivating. I’m attracted to the use of shades of a wide variety and Lore Olympus delivers on so many levels.

And if I still haven’t sold you on everything that goes on with this webcomic then let me say this, the story line and plot is just too good to ignore. I love mythology and I can openly say, anyone who isn’t overly familiar with Greek mythology will still be able to enjoy this series. I know a lot of readers stress about whether or not they need to have a strong knowledge of Greek mythology to be able to understand and enjoy this series and I truly believe anyone can read this webcomic. I have recommended this series to so many people, friends and family who aren’t even into mythology, and they enjoy it so much. Every Saturday and Sunday, I receive texts and messages from them saying, “It’s Lore Olympus Day!” And the conversations you can have with fellow readers of this comic just reaches above and beyond. Out of all the webcomics I read, I never run out of things to say about this series. This is one of very few webcomics that I still have on going conversations about and still have immense excitement about especially as it get’s closer to the drop of a new episode.

“Just like me. The same as me.”

Overall, I just really love this series with my whole heart and soul. This is one series that I feel deep within my soul and ache for every weekend. I’m obsessed with the stunning artwork and the tensity in the story line. If you’ve been sitting on whether or not you should start this graphic novel, then let this be the voice that convinces you to jump on board. These are characters you will fall in love with and Rachel is just an absolute lovely soul. I will support her and her work until the end of time because I love what she’s doing, I love the world she’s building, and the world seems a little brighter with Lore Olympus in it!

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Save Me (The Most Beautiful Moment in Life o) by BigHit Entertainment

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Content/Trigger Warnings: Alcoholism, overdosing, suicide, trauma/PTSD depiction, violence, death, murder, abuse, depiction of depression, grief depiction, forced hospitalization/institutionalization, abandonment, loss of a loved one

“I could never save all of them on my own.”

Save Me (The Most Beautiful Moment in Life 0) is a graphic work story that’s takes a dive into the BTS’s BU (Bangtan Universe), which is a universe where BTS was never formed, even though all of them went to the same school together and they all became really close and good friends with one another. Yet, our story begins where all seven members are split from one another and haven’t talked to one another in quite a long time. You can find and read this comic for free HERE!

On a quick side tangent, if you’ve never seen the music videos I NEED U, RUN, Epilogue: Young Forever, then I definitely recommend watching and listening to these before or after reading this comic. The contents of this comic will come to life before your eyes in all three of these videos. So make sure you watch them in order. And personally, I think these are the most important videos you can watch before diving into this comic. And even though I have listed a lot of the trigger and content warnings above, please keep in mind that this story is very dark, has some graphic content, and can impact you mental health. So please practice self care and make sure you’re in the right head space when reading this webcomic!

Jin is our main star of this webcomic because he has the ability to travel back in time and hoping he can change everyone’s fate, set things right. Jin loses touch with all of his friends after he travels to go study abroad. Now he’s back and he can’t help thinking about all his friends and what happened to them, but that’s not the only thing. Jin keeps having this strange dream that keeps haunting him, with all of his dear friends at the bottom of the ocean. Now, he’s waking up everyday on April 11th, trying his best to remember what’s been reoccurring and trying to find the best way to save all six of his friends from the tragic fates that await them.

🌻 Seokjin (석진)Wakes up, missing his six best friends and wondering how their lives have turned out, when he slowly finds out the terrible and tragic things that have been happening to all of them. He may have the power to go back in time, but he’s going to need all six of his friends to help keep one another safe.

🌻 Namjoon (남준)Works at a gas station, but is being detained for assaulting a driver.

🌻 Yoongi (윤기)Is trying to commit suicide after his mother died in a fire.

🌻 Hoseok (호석)Abandoned by his his mother for a very long time now and is now hospitalized with a diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome.

🌻 Jimin (지민)Also living at the same hospital with Hoseok, feeling abandoned by his family, and suffering from very serious depression and suicidal thoughts.

🌻 Taehyung (태형)Is being jailed by the police after murdering his father, who was abusing him and his sister.

🌻 Jungkook (정국)Looks like he’s attempting suicide by walking into traffic.

Everything about this webcomic is absolutely beautiful, heartbreaking, and something I didn’t know I needed in my life until I had finished reading. If you want art work that flows beautifully together and captures the eye, then this is comic you’re not going to want to miss! Not to mention, this story was crafted so well and even though I’m not a big fan of the “Groundhogs Day” storyline, I was fully invested in the storyline and what all seven boys were going through. This has probably been one of the most captivating graphic comics I have read all year (and I’ve read a good chunk of graphic novels this year)!

And can I just take a moment to say that this comic will shatter you to pieces in the best way?! This is such a hard webcomic to read in one of the best possibly ways. ARMY loves BTS with their hearts and souls, that reading these dark themed, alternative timelines is so challenging. But BTS is so aware of the platform, the power, and how much of a difference they can truly make, I think they’re doing incredible work by shining light onto really hard topics and bringing some strong awareness.

I think this was such a hard comic to read, not only because of the hard topics, but I can’t imagine a world without BTS. I don’t want to know it and I don’t even want to think of it. BTS is just a bright beacon of light in a world that’s on fire. They bring so many people together and spreading so much positive energy all over the world. Thinking about the many generations that are just discovering BTS and the message they’re spreading, it’s a lifetime of happiness and love that can’t be measured. BTS is a blessing to the world and I’m forever grateful that I get to live in the time where I can experience it all, watch it bloom, and make a difference to so many lives.

And the true heart of this story? Friendship, unconditional love, and what it means to find that and what you’d be willing to do to preserve that. The answer? It’s anything. BTS has such an unconditional love for one another and they value their friendship more than anything and that always shines through in everything they do. I have no doubt that they wouldn’t move mountains for one another. To find a friendship and a love like this is a once in a lifetime kind of deal and doing anything for that love and friendship…it’s everything!

Overall, I couldn’t have asked for a more breathtaking comic to come into my life. This webcomic means so, so much to me and has touched my heart in all the soft spots. I fell in love with BTS back in early spring, right after a bad car accident, and my co-worker had introduced them to me. I always loved K-Pop, but I have a special place in my heart for BTS and what they have done for me since their music came into my life. I’m so eternally grateful for the amazing content BTS (and BigHit) gives us, and this webcomic was just one of the many pieces that have touched a soft spot in my heart. This alternative universe story, it’s heart-wrenching and soul shattering, as it is. I will probably forever scream into the void my recommendation of this story especially to anyone who loves BTS or is a BTS fan. And as always, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to be in the right head space while reading this story and to use caution because of the dark materials and all the content/trigger warnings.

“Each and every one of you makes me want to give it all up… And when I think I can’t possibly fall any lower, you pull me back on my feet.”

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Check Please! Book 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

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Content/Trigger Warning: Hazing, under age drinking, panic attacks, scene of drug abuse/addiction, and a lot of sexual content comments (mostly about hooking up with girls)

Everyone, this was too cute for me to handle! Scratch that, Bitty was the cutest, ever! This graphic novel was nothing short of cute, heart-warming, of a joy to ever grace my reading time! Hockey games, behind the scenes, a sweet slow-burn attraction, the blossoming of a romance, and one of the most relatable main characters. What more could you want from a graphic novel? Ngozi Ukazu has given us a graphic novel of pure sunshine. How did we get so lucky?

So if you’re not familiar, this is the published version of the very popular web comic (you know I love a good web comic) that everyone has been reading, following, and adoring for a long time. It stars a boy named Eric Bittle, AKA: Bitty, who is leaving his southern home to go to college in the north to play hockey, and he is gay and not yet out! He is also a very talented ice skater, but he has a little improving to do on the ice with hockey. This book is broken up in two parts that follow him during his freshman year and sophomore year at Samwell University.

Bitty also makes video blogs where he talks about everything that’s going on his life. He also gives some baking tips and secrets out to his followers as well (lots of pies!).We get to slowly see the seasons change, and Bitty’s changes as well during his vlogs. And he especially likes to talk about the captain of the hockey team, Jack, who he is pretty sure dislikes him, even though he is constantly helping him improve on the ice (like his checking). And can I just take this moment to say, yes to the bisexual representation we get from Jack in this comic! As bisexual myself, it warms my heart every time I see some representation! Easily my favorite moment of watching Jack discover his feelings for Bitty after we learn about Jack’s dating habits!

“I gotta go, but I’ll text you, okay?”

But we also get to see Bitty interact with the rest of his team: Ransom and Holster (these two, I swear!), Shitty (what is his name anyway!), Chowder, Nursey, Lardo, and Dex! And Bitty builds some really beautiful friendships among all of them. He is a little pocket of sunshine for them all. Shitty is such a sweetheart who was so accepting and wonderful about so many things. He’s just this subtle character, but when he comes into the picture it’s like Yoda making an appearance. Easily my favorite side character and my favorite brewing side romance with a certain someone (waiting for that ball to drop!) And I think I can confidently say that Shitty was probably the one who was the closest to Bitty.

I also loved getting to see Bitty move into the team house his sophomore year! He had so much excitement and energy, he really made it his own. And speaking of moving into the dorms, all that baking! I can’t say how many times he was baking that I wanted to fall into the book and be like “Share your secrets with me!” Meanwhile, his team were also embracing their love for eating his baking. Seriously, seeing him build friendships and bond with others was so pure and so wonderful (especially when baking was involved)!

“Let me bathe!” “Then stop singing Justin Beiber or whatev—DON’T SPLASH ME WITH WATER!”

Lastly, I think my most favorite part of this book was the banter Ngozi Ukazu delivered so delightfully into this comic. It was so realistic and hilarious. Trying to physically sit down anywhere to read this and just busting out in laughter was so wonderful. I haven’t experienced a comic making me laugh so hard in such a long time. The dialogue was above and beyond with this graphic novel! It was written with the intent of making the reader smile, feel warm, and just fall in love with the characters even more. Plus, the art work was so perfect and pleasing to the eye. If I could live within the color tones of this graphic novel in a state of awe, I absolutely would.

Overall, I am in love with this comic of absolute perfection. I can honestly say that I’m not looking forward to the long wait that lies ahead of me. I need volume two to be here in my hands right this minute. This slow burn m/m romance is precious, and I will forever be screaming to the universe that Bitty is a precious bean who deserves the world and more! I’m not a sports type of read, but this has easily become a new favorite for me!

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