Angel Moxie is a black-and-white Yonkoma Webcomic Affectionate Parody of Magical Girls by Dan Hess, creator of Rebus, Realms Of Ishikaze, and Weesh. It mixes a sharp sense of humor with a fairly cut and dried magical girl plotline. What results is an overall charming teenage superhero romp that hits some surprising emotional depths along the way.On the night before her first day of junior high, Alex O'Connor has a dream in which a mysterious entity hands her a wand and proclaims that she will save the world from evil. Alex wakes up the very next morning with the rod in her hand and not a clue of what to do with it. By the time the day is over, she's killed her first monster and gained a talking cat as a mentor. Welcome to magical girl duty, Alex.The series ran from 2002 to 2006. Upon completion of the storyline, the series began rerunning with a new strip from the archives, though no new material has been written since.You can read the archives online.
Angel Moxie provides examples of the following tropes:
Art Evolution: As the series progressed, the looser, scribbley art became much more refined, though it still kept its fairly simple art style. The format also started as very tiny panels in a horizontal format as the artist originally planned to stream the comic on cell phones. As this technology was too costly at the time of the comic's run, the author changed the format and slowly reverted the older comics to follow the Yonkoma format with larger art.
Author Appeal: An in-universe example, wherein Ms. Konk's creator, who is male, refuses Alex's and Riley's request that he build a really hot guy robot rather than a really hot girl robot.
Cat Girl: Miya, a being of the higher authority that takes the mortal form of a cat. And yes, she's a girl. In the end of the series, you briefly see her mortal, humanoid form, in which she has cat ears and a tail.
Eyes Always Shut: Grant Kyokasho. He opens them only once after he's absorbed an insane amount of magical power, which he proceeds to use to blow up one of Shugari's monsters to save the girls.
Faceless Eyes: In the beginning, before Tristan breaks all of the barriers to release her power, Vashi appears as just a glowing, floating pair of eyes.
Foreshadowing: When the second seal is broken, non-magical entities are affected by time slowing down. Though Miya doesn't know why Riley also isn't slowing down, it hints that she has powers of her own.
Graceful Loser: Tsutsumu becomes the epitome of this when he leaves a Video Will that not only congratulates them on their victory and tells them that he, as their Evil Mentor, is proud over their skills, but also leaves them his business: a multi-billion dollar worldwide company.
Jumped at the Call: While the responsibility of saving the world makes her hesitate in the beginning, Alex promptly Jumps at the Call after her first Transformation Sequence. Possibly because of the discovery that she had the power of Flight.
Alex, Riley, and Tristan all have gender neutral/masculine name. They are three (girl) incarnates of three boy heroes.
Miya's last name "Gato", which is Spanish for "cat". She takes the form of a feline on earth to mentor the girls. Her first name too: "Miya" when spoken sounds like "meow" and "neko" is Japanese for "cat."
Shugari's name sounds a lot like "sugary". The name she uses while posing as a student is Candi Shugari.
Grant Kyokasho spends his time on Earth disguised as a teacher. His surname is Japanese for "textbook".
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Miya gets an epic one at one point when she summons a demonic army to challenge the girls and hammer home the importance of training... nearly getting the power trio killed in the process. Leads to a major What the Hell, Hero? with ramifications lasting the rest of the strip.
Rage Against the Mentor: After the defeat of Shugari, Miya gets obsessed with training the girls harder and harder, to the point that Alex snaps at her. Miya gets angry enough at her that she summons an army of demons to attack the girls, nearly killing Tristan and hurting Kevin, an innocent and powerless friend, Alex completely turns against her. This leads to an arc where Miya leaves the strip until near the very end of the Tsutsumu arc.
Robot Girl: Ms. Konk. Her creator makes some drastic changes to her, revamping the scary old lady robot to a bubbly, ditz, with a body like a supermodel.
Sealed Evil in a Can: All the villains start out like this but Tristan unleashes Vashi and she releases the rest of them. It's later revealed that One Minion escaped being sealed by the heroes predecessors and was working on freeing Vashi all along.
Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: The comic's tagline is even "It's magic monsters & Junior High". Alex freaks out about exams and has middling to poor grades. It doesn't do every aspect of the trope, as dating isn't much of a problem for her.