[[http://www.thedeadlys.com/ The Deadlys]] is a horror/comedy {{webcomic}} by Chris M. Cantrell which focuses on a family composed of Jack, a masked killer and loving husband and father. Elizabeth, a vampiress and pretty sensible wife/mother and their daughter Morgan, a half human hybrid whose your typical teenager. As of 2011 the family gained a son, Victor, who more then likely is starting to take after his father. The comic also focuses on their friends and extended family of their town of Necroblivion.

Started in Oct 2010 and updated Mon-Fri. After a bit of hiatus at the end of 2011, the comics returned and resumed in Sept 2012. Only now updating Mon and Fri

The reboot was also joined by {{prequel}} spin off, ''Teenage Vampire Mystery Squad'', which focuses on a teenage Elizabeth solving mysteries with her sister and friend. [[{{Irony}} Yes monsters solving mysteries, go fig]]. Updated Fridays. Chris has commented it'll be ending in the fall. And followed by

'' The Twitchell Chronicles'': Another prequel which will star the CuteWitch character, Autumn, and her younger years starting out magic.

As of July 2013, Chris has changed the comics to a downloadable service so as to be able to draw the comic quicker.

!! ''The Deadlys'' provides following tropes:

* AnArmAndALeg: As a bug assassin learns the hard way.
* AnAxeToGrind: Jack wields a few on occasion
* AffablyEvil: The whole family and community they live in but then again they are monsters.
* AllGhoulsSchool: Mostly the strips focusing on Morgan.
* BadFuture: A arc that start with Elizabeth and Apollyon oddly sharing dreams and seeking out a dream specialist to figure out why. [[spoiler: Going into Elizibeth's dream leads the specialist to this where he finds out he was responsible for causing it.]]
* BetweenMyLegs: [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/something-uncomfortable/ This strip]]
* CanonDiscontinuity: The Halloween special in 2011 that involved Morgan getting her wished granted to become older [[spoiler:and the wish granter getting destroyed leaving her stuck in that state. Oh yeah and Jack become a clown]]. Chris made it clear he was parodying TheSimpsons TreehouseOfHorror specials.
** Likewise for the 2012 Halloween comics. This seems to be a tradition.
* CliffHanger: [[spoiler: When the comic went into hiatus, the final arc sees Jack charged with finding a human who wandered into Necroblivion. Ultimately he fails and his boss closes the portal to the human world as a fail safe to keep anymore from getting through, but strands the entire monster population in their own dimension. Which is bad for the Deadlys as both Elizabeth and Jack do nightly killings (much more important in the former's case as she needs blood to survive). Jack vows to hunt down the human and kill him.]]
* CompanionCube: The flour sack that Mina carries around to prep for a baby to Zander's chargin. When she officially gets pregnant, Zander's [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/fast-furious/ more then]] [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/power-up/ happy to]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/TheDeadlys?action=edit "dispose"]] [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/cradle-and-all/ of it.]]
* CrashIntoHello: [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/have-we-met/ This Strip]]
* CuteMonsterGirl: Morgan and Neferai to name a few
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler: Jack does this to Daniel to get the search called off on him. First by having to kill him and chop his body parts to pieces then taking him to a witch doctor to put him back together albeit in a Frankenstein fashion.]]
* FrankensteinsMonster: Zander and Mina [[spoiler: Daniel winds up like this later in the strip.]]
* GuestStrip: Necromas, a week long (or two depending on how many entries there are) event that allows artists to submit a strip to showcase. As the name suggest, it's done usually near the end of the year to give the author a break.
* HeadlessHorseman: One of the recurring characters of the strip whom has a rivalry with Jack
* HotWitch: Autumn
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: When Meek probes Elizabeth's dreams, he's delighted at how apocalyptic it is.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Elizabeth's mother. Who actually doesn't look bad in her older state either.
** [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/something-smells-rotten/ And if you need more proof...]]
* LongestPregnancyEver: Mina seems to [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/differences-of-opinion/ "bake her goods" a bit differently then most women.]]
* MonsterMash
* {{Mummy}}: Nefeari and her family
* ObnoxiousInLaws: The father of whom clearly hates Jack.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They can get pregnant for one resulting in odd dreams and sleepwalking. They can also get sick from overeating on blood.
* OverProtectiveDad: Jack when he finds out Morgan met a boy.
* PapaWolf: Say what you will about Jack but you don't mess with his family
* SelfMadeOrphan: Morgan in the 2012 Halloween comics when she takes a spell that makes everyone except her human. She tries her best to convince them she's not making up the story, [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/the-nature-of-the-beast/ but when they don't believe her. She figures, since they're human]] [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/room-for-one-more/ that makes them "lunch"!]]
* ShesAllGrownUp: Viona, compare [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/something-smells-rotten/ her appearance in TVMS]] to [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/ill-drink-to-that/ her official appearance in The Deadlys]].
* StylisticSuck: [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/super-jack-saves-christmas/ Super Jack Saves Christmas]].
* ThrowTheDogABone: The Headless Horseman finally hooking up with the Syliva the Succubus.
* TheFaceless Jack
** mostly in part to his literal DealWithTheDevil
* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: Daniel, the boy Morgan has a crush on, turns out to be the stray human Jack was looking for.]]

!! Teenage Vampire Mystery Squad

* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Merideth, then again she is a vampire.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Viona
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Elizabeth and Viona have this occasionally
* PeekABangs: Viona
* {{Prequel}}: Set in Elizabeth's teenage years
* VaguenessIsComing: A entity takes control of Elizabeth to warn her friends of an incoming danger to the world.

!! The Twitchell Chronicles

* CuteWitch: Autumn as she's in her younger version by this point.
* {{Prequel}}: Both this series and in the original series, [[http://www.thedeadlys.com/archive/bloop/ starting from this strip.]]
* SpinOff