Six popular webcomics to read

With thousands of webcomics floating around the internet, which one should you read? Metrolife did its homework and here are our recommendations.

The strange tales of Oscar Zahn

Written by Tri Vuong, the webcomic follows main character Oscar Zahn, a well-dressed skeleton who is full of secrets, humor and mystery. The story takes place in an eerie setting and weaves around the narrative of World War I and paranormal creatures pitted against Oscar and an unlucky Canadian soldier.

Tri attempts to portray the tragedy and damage wrought by World War I and the futility of war in general.

The little trash can

If you’re bothered by reckless consumerism and the way our irresponsible actions are destroying bodies of water, this webcomic by Stephanie Hermes is for you. It focuses on climate change and pollution. It’s the story of a 21st century mermaid who lives in an ocean full of trash. Going through all the objects she finds on her way, she falls in love with a young human.

heart and brain

This Nick Seluk series is listed as one of the New York Times bestsellers. The webcomic depicts the relationship between the heart and the brain, their silly differences and their witty conversations. Nick is a great comedian and this comic is proof of that.


A visually rich narrative, this Johnny Wander story revolves around a girl named Persephone (aka Percy) and how her outlook on life changes after an incident on a subway.

The realistic portrayal of the urban setting and peculiar characters and their dark conversations and long silences are sure to grab the attention of any reader.

Phoebe and her unicorn

It is a popular children’s comic written by cartoonist Dana Simpson. It tells the story of a curious Phoebe who befriends a unicorn by hitting it with a rock. After being noticed by the girl, Marigold Heavenly, the unicorn, grants her an exclusive wish, and Phoebe uses it to turn the unicorn into a “high quality” friend. Having Marigold as a friend has many benefits, as she redirects rain and uses her horns as a Wi-Fi hotspot for texting.

This summer

Puberty can be a confusing time. Written by Mariko Tamaki, “This One Summer” describes what it’s like to go from girl to woman and everything in between. The story tells the story of two girls who live by a lake and their bittersweet relationship, marked by jealousy, fear and other emotions.