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Webcomics about games and gaming culture. Most of these are about videogames, as comics focusing on RPGs
tend to fall into fantasy
Common tropes of the genre are Two Gamers on a Couch
, RPG Mechanics Verse
, and Deep Immersion Gaming
Feel free to add comics to the list in alphabetical order. All links should be non-italicized Wiki Words, even if we don't have a page for the comic yet, or you'll break the indexing system. If a page is added for a work, please remove the external link.
- +EV: A Poker Comic with Positive Expected Value.
- Two Gamerz: A comic about a high-school club of four guys who basically discuss anime and video games.
- Two P Start
- 5 Color Control: A Magic: The Gathering webcomic.
- 8-Bit Theater: A now-concluded Sprite Comic loosely based on Final Fantasy I, which along the way has referenced table-top roleplaying, comic books, and, of course, console RPG tropes. Cast includes the psychopathic Black Mage, unscrupulous Thief, Munchkin Red Mage, and sword-obsessed Fighter. Recently been adapted into videos under the name 8-Bit Theatre Chaos, which can be found here.
- The 10 K Commotion: A completed webcomic about two teams (and their members) competing within a DDR tournament.
- Adventurers!: Webcomic that takes place inside of a console RPG, and spoofs RPG tropes mercilessly. It eventually developed a real storyline without losing its humor. It's had its Grand Finale and no longer updates, but makes for a fun Archive Binge.
- Adventures Of The Links: Sprite Comic following the antics of numerous video game protagonists when they're all forced to undertake a quest together. A Sequel Series is in progress.
- Aetheria Epics: Styled after the JPRG genre (specifically the 32-bit era), this webcomic allows readers to vote on character attributes and decisions. Takes place within the multifaceted world of Aetheria, where genres overlap and anything is possible.
- The After Subtract
- An American Nerd In Animated Tokyo: A basic gaming comic that follows the story of an American gamer living in Japan, which is based entirely in RPG format. The series parodies many Japanese Role Playing Games, anime, and other videogames.
- Angband Tales From The Pit: Follows the adventures of Explorington III, a valiant @ in the ASCII dungeons of Angband. Bitter, cynical and just plain weird. And that's just the hero. A liking for, and knowledge of, the Roguelike genre of games comes in handy when reading this three day a week strip.
- Angry Birds Holiday Comics: A promotional comic for Angry Birds Seasons.
- Another Gaming Comic: A comic primarily about Dungeons & Dragons, and the interactions between the players and the DM.
- Another Videogame Webcomic  - Written by Phil Chan and drawn by Joe Dunn of Joe Loves Crappy Movies, this strip satirizes videogames by adapting the Animated Actors trope to the medium.
- Ansem Retort: Takes the characters of Kingdom Hearts and throws them into a reality show, wherein murder, government corruption and absurd references are commonplace. Absurd fan fiction is a very loose way of describing it.
- Awkward Zombie: A webcomic about various games, mostly pointing out Fridge Logic in series including Pokémon, World Of Warcraft, and The Legend Of Zelda.
- Bob and George: Not the first Sprite Comic, but the first popular sprite comic. An Affectionate Parody of the Mega Man games, at first.
- Bomberman Land Parody: A random crack comic about the characters of Bomberman Land doing absurd things. It's about the only fan related stuff to find Racer Bomber
- Brawl in the Family: A gag-per-day Affectionate Parody of Nintendo games, mostly Kirby.
- Bring Dice And Chips
- Webcomic/Sea3on: A continuation of Sonic Sat Am.
- Bytes Of Life: A gag-per-day Affectionate Parody following Kakujo; his baby daughter, Ilia; and their interactions with various characters from the video game world; Mostly Nintendo's.
- Captain SNES: A very, very complicated and very, very funny webcomic set in the universe of Captain N: The Game Master.
- Castlevania RPG: About the wanderings of three fan-made traveling companions named Darkmoon (a reformed vampire), Katrina (a catgirl and mage) and Alec (a paladin); who partake in several humorous and random quests over several plot threads that take place in an expanded Castlevania universe. Many characters from the actual Castlevania games make frequent appearances, as well fan-made characters and characters from other video games. Some of the more popular characters have been blessed with their own plot threads.
- Chainmail Bikini: A comic by the creators of DM of the Rings that ended prematurely due to website failure. It follows the exploits of a group of gamers playing a fantasy tabletop RPG, alternating between in-universe and out-of-universe perspectives.
- The Chosen Four: A comic retelling of EarthBound.
- The Church Of Gaming: A religous joke involving a cult dedicated to Video Games that quickly became a series of stories and a comprehensive multi-verse.
- Clockworks: A steampunk/fantasy adventure that's also a Savage Worlds campaign.
- The Cobra Days: The adventures of Metal Gear Solid 3's Quirky Miniboss Squad when they were fighting for the Allies during World War II.
- Coffin Comics: Gaming and Geeking webcomics about video games, science, movies, and other nerdy stuff. Updates MWF.
- Company0051: A Fan Webcomic of Master Chief during a military leave between Halo 1 and 2.
- Concerned: the Half-Life and Death of Gordon Frohman.
- Critical Miss: A webcomic hosted at The Escapist about a game reviewer.
- Ctrl+Alt+Del: Two Gamers on a Couch-style comic, with a surreal background bordering on Magic Realism. It's been adapted to an online Animated Series.
- Cuanta Vida: A well-known Team Fortress 2 comic told by a BLU Spy.
- Dark Legacy Comics: A mostly gag-per-week comic based around a World Of Warcraft guild.
- Darkmoons Silly Web Comic: The less well-known sibling of Castlevania RPG, by the same author.
- The Daily Blink: A gag-a-day comic about World Of Warcraft, with a satirical focus on the fan culture surrounding the game (and the official forums in particular).
- Demolition Squad : German webcomic sort-of about two gamers, really more a slice-of-life with characters who play games on and off the computer at various times
- Does Not Play Well With Others: Contains both RPG and MMORPG strips.
- Dont Look It Sucks: References Diddy Kong Racing, Super Smash Bros and others.
- The DOOM Army : Billing itself as "the RPG webcomic nobody reads", it's a console RPG parody in the style of Adventurers!! and RPG World. Updates are... rare.
- Dork Tower: Hapless gamemaster Matt and his gaming circle. And a muskrat.
- Dragon Spooker Born: A Russian webcomic that casts an unabashed and self-admitted Expy of a certain anime magician girl as the fabled Dovahkiin of Skyrim.
- Drunk Duck Poop: Taking its name from You Tube Poop, is a (mainly Sonic-related) sprite comic in a world where all game characters live close enough to go up to each other and have really random conversations. It can be found here.
- Dueling Analogs : Long-running commentary in the vein of Penny Arcade and VG Cats. The comic's own characters are secondary to the characters of the games themselves. No true set format as comics, animations, and custom games can all be presented as the main content.
- Dumnestors Heroes
- Dungeons And Denizens : An RPG Mechanics Verse Work Com revolving around monsters operating and maintaining a dungeon for Dungeons & Dragons adventurers.
- Earth Bound Legends (Oh, and Poo): A Sprite Comic about EarthBound. Still in its infancy.
- F@NB0Y$: The story of two men and one woman that are fans of different systems. Lemmy likes his Nintendo games. Sylvia is an Xbox junkie. Paul is a Sega fanboy turned "PlayStation" fanboy. Also notable for undergoing a dramatic quality shift from "yet another gaming comic" to "genuinely funny comic with occasional gaming references" after being criticised on Something Awful.
- Final Blasphemy: A Massively Multiplayer Crossover Sprite Comic about friends from Earth who are trapped in the world of video games. The main character, Dave, finds himself drafted to save the multiverse from an unknown threat. Meanwhile, his friends discover they have powers of their own. And not only are there Loads and Loads of Characters, there are loads and loads of subplots connected to them...
- Final Fantasy VII: The Sevening is an exaggerated Affectionate Parody of the classic RPG that we all know and love.
- Flintlockes Guide To Azeroth: a World Of Warcraft comic about a Dwarf fighter who think of himself as a powerful hunter goes on crazy adventures to find the Ultimate Goblin Engineered Weapon. The main character is Improbable Weapon User to the max. End, rebooted once with 2 strips and abandoned. Currently there is a sequel series Flintlocke Vs. The Horde, which is a Perspective Flip focusing on a Role-Playing Orc who swears vengeance on Flintlocke's party for killing his NPC father. The author has since accepted a position at Blizzard Entertainment to make actual content for World of Warcraft and the story has since been finished, ending with The Horde winning.
- Flopside : A webcomic mostly about gaming, comics, and everything else. Written and Drawn by John Eaton
- The Fourth
- Full Frontal Nerdity
- Fuzzy Knights: A comic which was originally intended as a one-shot parody of Knights Of The Dinner Table with plush animals. However it was surprisingly popular, leading to a full series and even it's own pen and paper roleplaying game.
- Gamecheetz: A Massive Multiplayer Crossover sprite comic with its own complex timeline and mythos.
- The Gamercat: A comic about a cat that loves to play video games. Contains several affectionate parodies.
- Gamer Chicks
- GG Guys: A group of gamers get in to odd situations as they parody different games. Quite Odd.
- Gold Coin Comics: A comic that parodies RPG video games, specifically. Follows the RPG Mechanics Verse format. Features original characters as they travel through lands with the typical quirks/flaws of the RPG genre. Also sometimes features strips based on actual video games, such as Final Fantasy.
- Gone To Ground: A Warhammer 40000 webcomic, focussing on an Imperial Guard unit.
- Hejibits: A webcomic that describes and sometimes lampshades video games and their tropes, but a about a third of it is the author complaining about his annoying roommate in a humorous fashion.
- Hiimdaisy: Pronounced "Hi, I'm Daisy". Summaries of games put to comic form, including Persona 3 and 4, Metal Gear Solid and the Ace Attorney series. Well worth a look, especially the audio adaptations that can be found on YouTube.
- Indie Game Comic
- In Wilys Defense: A completed Sprite Comic built on the concept of what would happen if Dr. Light and Dr. Wily switched roles, and quickly develops its own mythos involving a lazy-as-hell God and his Angels of Love, Death and Destruction. Also included is its short-lived sequel, Tales of Southtown.
- Jinx : A one-shot Seventy Seas side story that parodies The Legend Of Zelda series.
- Katamari: Continues the misadventures of the Prince and his friends from the quirky Katamari Damacy series.
- Kid Radd: A Pixel Art Comic that masquerades as a Sprite Comic. The Player Character from an old video game is released from the game when its ROM is put online, and must adjust to life outside. Sounds generic? It's actually extremely emotionally moving. Finished, but there are several hundred comics to read.
- Kirby Adventure
- A Kirby Komic
- Kirby Vs The Squeaks
- Knights Of The Dinner Table (often abbreviated KoDT) is an ongoing comic series about a group of Tabletop RPGers.
- Koopa Quest
- Larry Leadhead - this webcomic is about actual wargaming with models on a table-top and the strange people who participate.
- The Last Days Of Foxhound
- Le Avventure Del Grande Darth Vader, an Italian webcomic about an emulation geek who goes by the nickname DARTH VADER.
- Legend Of The Hunter: An Interactive Comic about two brothers searching for a powerful demonic weapon.
- Level 30 Psychiatry
- Lotus Cobra Is Evil, a webcomic about Magic: The Gathering.
- Manly Guys Doing Manly Things: The MANLY protagonists of various video games put their asskicking skills to use in various part-time jobs. Hilarity Ensues.
- Mega Man Dissonance: A Mega Man Sprite Comic that acts as a Fan Sequel.
- MS Paint Adventures: A webcomic in the style of old Graphic Interactive Fiction Games, there is one game currently "beaten", one in progress, and two abandoned, which are Problem Sleuth, Homestuck, Jail Break, and Bard Quest respectively. By the end of Problem Sleuth you will shed a single tear embodying the diverse emotions of joy, sorrow, anger, and laughter at what happens. The surrealism may cause some readers to become confused, so not recommended for everyone.
- MS Paint Masterpieces: A Mega Man Sprite Comic. It starts out with a short attention span and a strange sense of humor. By strip 150 or so, it Grows the Beard into something that actually makes sense of Mega Man's bizarre plot, with the high stakes balanced by character-based humor. Unfortunately suffers from frequent Schedule Slips.
- Mystic Revolution
- Neglected Mario Characters
- Nerf NOW!!: A webcomic that generally has strips or story arcs based on Team Fortress 2, but that is not what it is solely based on. Has lots of Moe.
- Nintendo Super Squad
- Nodwick: By Aaron Williams, the same author as PS238. Focuses on what can only be called a misadventuring group in a fantasy world based loosely on Dungeons & Dragons settings.
- The Noob: Yet another gaming webcomic, which sets itself apart from most others by focusing almost entirely on parodying MMORPG games.
- Nosfera: A parody of Castlevania.
- Not A Villain (website): As the author puts it: A reformed hacker, an addictive virtual game, can she stay honest?
- NPC Comic: What happens when a NPC gained the ability to move and talk on his own? A lot of chaos. It's right here.
- Nuzlocke Comics: This comic retells the author's playthroughs of Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Fire Red. The site also hosts a number of fan-made Nuzlocke comics, which can range anywhere from the Tear Jerking to the downright silly, and everything in between.
- Paper Mario And The Ever Clear Night: A comic written by gestaltScribbler, based on the universe and storytelling of the Paper Mario series.
- Penny Arcade: Satire and comedy webcomic about two gamer friends. It is considered the prototypical Two Gamers on a Couch comic. Easily one of the most successful webcomics of all time, fully supporting its creators financially and having spawned its own twice-annual con and video game series.
- Persona 3 FTW: An Affectionate Parody / Lets Playesque comic covering the game Persona 3. It's pretty funny.
- Persona 4 TW: The sequel to the high-ranking webcomic on Drunk Duck, Persona 3 FTW, covering the events of Persona 4 in a similar format.
- Persona 4 TW Add On: The sequel to the above sequel, covering the events of Persona 4: Arena in Strain42's usual comedic style.
- Persona Won: A prequel to the above Persona comics, focusing on the PSP Enhanced Remake of the original Persona game.
- Player2: A gaming webcomic that involves humor usually based on Minecraft, Pokémon, and many more.
- Pogeymanz: A sprite comic (mainly hosted on Smack Jeeves) which uses the Pokémon universe as a basis. A satire with a silly outer layer. Go to the article for more info.
- Pokémon-X: A Sprite Comic based off of Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (and later Emerald), it follows an Idiot Trainer named Brendan and his Pokerus-infected Poochyena/Mightyena named Rocky.
- Powerup Comics: A Stealth Parody of the Two Gamers on a Couch genre, it intentionally straddles the line between So Bad, It's Good and just plain horrible.
- Pv P: Gag-a-day and arc-based comic about the lives of the staff of the gaming magazine Player Versus Player (PvP).
- Rare Candy Treatment, a Pokemon Web Comic.
- Reeltz Gamez : This is a new comic about video games, Role playing games and humor.
- Rooster Teeth Comics: name taken from synonyms of "cockbite," the series centres around the cast of red vs blue and gaming news (among other things...)
- RPG World: A spoof on RPGs in general, with references to games like Final Fantasy and Zelda. Starts off rather silly, but evolves into a strikingly good story. Abandoned, but still a good read.
- Sandsday : Two Gamers on a Couch. It's basically that simple. Written by troper Morgan Wick.
- Sara And David : Follow the humorous journey of Sara, David, and their friends, as they navigate through their lives of gaming, aliens, demons, love and much more! Created by Alexander Aberle.
- Series 9 : A sprite comic produced by Midna, and quite possibly the first sprite comic to use exclusively Mega Man 9 sprites. Involving the daily life of Mega Man, Roll, Proto Man, Dr. Light, and the MM 9 bosses (they're all DRNs, after all), it features Magma Man as a strange combination of a pyromaniac, The Ditz, and a Cloudcuckoolander, an Author Avatar as an omnipotent spirit, and Light as the resident The Ditz, among others. Tries to update daily, but has occasional Schedule Slips.
- Servants Of The Imperium: A comic set in the Warhammer 40000 universe, following a team of Inquisitorial agents.
- Shredded Moose: Better not read this comic if you're offended by misogyny.
- Silent Hill Promise: a Silent Hill fan comic that attempts to create a fully fledged Silent Hill "game", using the faux Adventure Game style of MS Paint Adventures.
- Smaaaash: A comic about a wide variety of games. Has no update schedule. Also includes Survival Mode, a series about Super Smash Bros characters stranded on an island.
- The Sliding Scale Comic: A gaming webcomic about RPGs in its infancy.
- Snafu Comics : A website that features some video game related webcomics such as the King of Fighters Doujinshi and Snafu Comics. It is also home to popular webcomics such as Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi, Grim Tales From Down Below, and Sugar Bits.
- Sonic And Pals: A webcomic parodying Sonic the Hedgehog. Safe For Work as it doesn't contain any swearing and suchlike. Updated daily.
- Sore Thumbs: Political/gaming comic.
- Super Effective: A Pokémon webcomic by the author of VG Cats.
- Systems Of Entertainment: A Metroid / Super Mario Bros. crossover, in its infancy. Samus Aran is thrown into Princess Peach's position, as part of something only Bowser seems to understand.
- Tales from the Pit is an interesting case: it's about creating a game. Specifically, it's written by the head designer of Magic: The Gathering, and it spoofs the daily life of the creators of Magic.
- Teh Gladiators: A World of Warcraft webcomic about a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits who fight in Arena matches... and find spectacularly improbable ways to win. Has recently branched out into the Wrath of the Lich King plot line and a hilariously wacky made-up version of Cataclysm.
- Touhou Journal: A Touhou fan-4koma featuring a mute and extremely kind version of Reimu Hakurei, the series' central protagonist.
- Turn Signals On A Land Raider: Features the Emperor's Pointy Sticks, a Space Marine army in Warhammer 40000.
- Two Evil Scientists
- UG Madness: A long-running Magic: The Gathering webcomic. Sometimes uses the Two Gamers on a Couch format, but also branches out into other styles.
- Unimportant Conversations
- VG Cats: Funny Animals doing parodies of video games and other such forms of entertainment.
- Virtual Shackles: Two Gamers on a Couch as well as game parodies.
- Voices: Started out as a fancomic for MS Paint Adventures (above) but took a very different direction very quickly. The Gifted fighting against the Xern Corporation and its twenty execs in a Dystopian futuristic setting.
- The Way of the Metagamer
- Weregeek: The geeks are among us!
- Whats New With Phil And Dixie
- Yu Gi Oh Card Game Gusto Fan Comic: A Yu Gi Oh fancomic, Starring the Gusto Duel Terminal Archetype.
- Zelda Comic: Based loosely on The Legend Of Zelda series.