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Ten Essential Webcomics In Print You Should Read Now


Do you often find yourself glued to your computer screen… reading webcomics well into the night? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but maybe you’ve been looking for an excuse to get out of the house, maybe to visit your local comic shop… “But what about my beloved webcomics?!” you might retort.

Well, fear not dear readers, because your favorite webcomics may already be at your local comic shop! Webcomics are more popular than ever, and comic publishers are taking notice. As an introduction to new creators and fun characters, they are bringing fans to the medium and invading comic book stores. From fantasy to comedy with detours through the strange and surreal, these digital stories are unique looks at what small press creators are making.

Below are a handful of titles that have made the jump from digital to print, and there are plenty more to discover now at your local comic shop!


ATOMIC ROBO TP EVERYTHING EXPLODES COLLECTION (JUL150382)

IDW Publishing
(W) Brian Clevinger (A/CA) Scott Wegener

Three volumes of Atomic Robo are collected in this handsome single edition. Robo faces his greatest foes: a clockwork pyramid, the planet Mars, Stephen Hawking, a parasitic universe, and Nazi super weapons. Collects The Fighting Scientists of Tesladyne, The Dogs of War, and The Shadow From Beyond Time volumes into one omnibus!


BATTLEPUG VOL. 1 HC (MAR120034)

Dark Horse Comics
(W/A) Mike Norton (CA) Allen Passalaqua

The epic tale of blood and drool begins here! Join Molly and her dogs Mingo and Colfax, as she recounts the legend of "The Warrior and the Battlepug"-a tale of a fearless barbarian, his trusty and freakishly large pug, and evil baby harp seals.

This volume collects the first year of Mike Norton's Battlepug-the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the fan-favorite webcomic by Mike Norton, Allen Passalaqua, and Crank!

CATBOY GN (OCT171805)

Silver Sprocket
(W/A/CA) Benji Nate

Hi! I'm Olive. My cat Henry is my best friend. One night I saw a shooting star and wished Henry could hang out with me like a person. Maybe I should have been more careful with my wording...

Collection of Benji Nates's #1 hit webcomic Catboy from VICE.COM plus heaps of additional unreleased comics, Catboy fashion, and bonus artwork.


THE CREEPY CASE FILES MARGO MALOO HC (JUL161631)

:01 First Second
(W/A/CA) Drew Weing

In the first volume of this new middle-grade series, Drew Weing delivers a fresh and funny take on the age-old battle between kids and closet-dwelling monsters. Charles wasn't too crazy about moving to a dilapidated apartment building in Echo City, and that was before he learned that it was teeming with monsters! It's a good thing the kids of Echo City have Margo Maloo, monster mediator. Using her expertise with trolls, ghosts, and vampires, Margo brokers a fragile peace between the monsters and kids. An avid blogger, Charles has stumbled onto the story of the century! Margo has sworn him to secrecy, but she doesn't mind him tagging along on her latest assignment.


GIRL GENIUS VOL. 1: AGATHA H. AND THE BEETLEBURG CLANK TP (DEC090639)

Airship Entertainment
(W) Kaja Foglio, Phil Foglio (A/CA) Phil Foglio

Adventure, Romance, Mad Science! Meet Agatha Clay, Transylvania Polygnostic University student with the drive to create and the worst luck in the world. This is Volume One of the Hugo Award-winning series, now in full color to match the rest of the collection!



HARK A VAGRANT HC (NEW PTG) (MR) (AUG111018)

Drawn & Quarterly
(W/A/CA) Kate Beaton

Hark! A Vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of New Yorker cartoonist and comics-sensation Kate Beaton. No era nor tome is left unscathed as Beaton rightly skewers the Western World's revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists while equally honing her wit on the hapless heroes, heroines, and villains of the best-loved fiction. In just four years, Beaton has taken the comics world by storm with her non sequiturs, cheeky comebacks, and irreverent punch lines.

KILL 6 BILLION DEMONS TP VOL 01 (JUL160811)

Image Comics
(W/A/CA) Tom Parkinson-Morgan

In this collection of the first story arc of the popular webcomic Kill Six Billion Demons, sorority sister Allison Ruth must travel to Throne, the ancient city at the center of the multiverse, in an epic bid to save her boyfriend from the clutches of the seven evil kings that rule creation. Includes excerpts from in-universe religious texts, stories, and more.


LUCKY PENNY GN (NOV151549)

Oni Press
(W) Ananth Hirsh (A/CA) Yuko Ota

If Penny Brighton didn't have bad luck, she'd have no luck at all. She lost her job. And her apartment. In the same day. But it's okay, her friend has a cozy storage unit she can crash in. And there's bound to be career opportunities at the neighborhood laundromat-just look how fast that 12-year-old who runs the place made it to management! Plus, there's this sweet guy at the community center, and maybe Penny can even have a conversation with him without being a total dork. Surely Penny is a capable of becoming an actual responsible adult, and if she can do that her luck's bound to change! Right?


PRIVATE EYE DLX ED HC (MR) (OCT150484)

Image Comics
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Marcos Martin

THE EISNER AWARD-WINNING "BEST DIGITAL COMIC" IS FINALLY AVAILABLE IN PRINT!

Because retailers, readers, and ROBERT KIRKMAN demanded it, the online sensation from PanelSyndicate.com's BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS) and MARCOS MARTIN (The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange: The Oath) is finally coming to print with this gorgeous deluxe hardcover edition, presented in the story's original widescreen format!

Years after the digital cloud "bursts" and exposes all of our worst secrets, THE PRIVATE EYE is set in an inevitable future where everyone has a secret identity. Following an unlicensed P.I. who is thrust into the most important case of his life, this sci-fi mystery explores the nature of privacy with frightening prescience. Collects THE PRIVATE EYE #1-10.

THE WHITE DONKEY: TERMINAL LANCE GN (JUN161634)

Little Brown & Company
(W/A/CA) Maximilian Uriarte

This is a story about a Marine, written and illustrated by a Marine, and is the first graphic novel about the war in Iraq from a veteran. A powerful, compulsively page-turning, vivid, and moving tribute to the experience of war and PTSD, The White Donkey tells the story of Abe, a young Marine recruit who experiences the ugly, pedestrian, and often meaningless side of military service in rural Iraq. He enlists in hopes of finding that missing something in his life but comes to find out that it's not quite what he expected. Abe gets more than he bargained for when his journey takes him to the middle east in war-torn Iraq. The White Donkey explores the experience of being a Marine, as well as the challenges that veterans face upon their return home, and its raw power will leave you in awe.