While some webcomics deliver a quick joke or the latest installment in a long-form story, many comics floating around the Internet have something to teach us about the world. Here are some of our favorite comics that delve into science, history, philosophy, and more.
The latest installment of Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant stars the Black Canary, who finds herself in an unexpected place—a music venue.
Whole bunch of crazy in the week's comics. A Superman without a girlfriend, the man who wrote The Dark Knight Returns is back to fight the War on Terror, and Jack Kirby's post-apocalyptic manimal series gets ready for your bookshelf. Wackiness abounds.
If you've spent any time perusing webcomics, chances are you've encountered cartoonist Kate Beaton's historically inclined series Hark! A Vagrant.
Cartoonist Kate Beaton — who helms the webcomic Hark, a Vagrant and once wrote the adventures of Sexy Batman — has never watched Doctor Who, but that didn't stop her from writing her own Who comic. In her adventure, "the Doctor with hair like this" and "hot sidekick assistant" "go back in time and solve a thing."
In honor of Halloween, cartoonist Kate Beaton read Dracula and made a series of comics about the classic vampire novel. In a series of strips gets at the book's true face of horror: sexually-liberated women.
The webcomics world has gifted us with a bevy of science-themed t-shirts, including this glow-in-the-dark proof that science is awesome. Also, the world's most romantic shirt about radiation poisoning, and the real reasons mammals survived when the dinosaurs went extinct.