Webcomic: Nebula

No one cares, Earth.

Nebula is an ongoing Sci-fi/Slice of Life webcomic about the Dysfunction Junction that is the Solar System.

Basically, its a Work Com comic about The Solar System, who are sentient and humanoid (except of the fact that they have representations of what they actually are for heads). It takes various characteristics of the solar system and turns them into character traits and social situations.

It mainly focuses on Earth and Mars, but pretty much all of the other characters get the limelight at some point- especially now that there's an on-going Story Arc about a being who has contacted Earth and Pluto.

You can find it over on Ghostfruits' tumblr, here. Or if you don't want to go looking, here are links to the first six comics: first comic, second comic, third comic, fourth comic, fifth comic, and sixth comic.

Tropes found in Nebula include:

"... That's it. I'm not entertaining this any longer."
Uranus: What if I just reached right out and took a bunch of your stupid moons. Would you even do anything?
Sun: ...OK, because it doesn't... so much as look like you ate all that. As much as it looks like you're just kind of holding it inside your body.
"Jupiter is... dumb. Jupiter's really dumb. But that doesn't mean he might not accidentally be right about something for once."

  • Early Installment Weirdness: In the first comic, everyone was far more openly dismissive of Earth, and more reluctant to deal with each other in general. Only Mars has really remained that way, and he's turned into more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Earth is the foolish sibling to Venus' responsible one.
  • Four Philosophy Ensemble: Mars is the Cynic, Earth is the Optimist, Venus is the Realist, and Sun is the Apathetic.
    • And arguably the outer planets: Jupiter is the Optimist, Neptune is the Cynic, Saturn is the Realist, and Uranus is the Apathetic.
  • Flat "What.": Uranus after Jupiter just grabs one of their moons and eats it:
"... What the fuck."
  • Friendship Denial: Jupiter flatly denies Uranus' claims of friendship, though this doesn't really do much to deter them.
    • Earlier, Mars to Earth's.
  • Genre Savvy: Mars seems to be the only to at least guess how dangerous their situation might be.
    • Venus as well.
    • Wrong Genre Savvy: Earth on the other hand seems to think that she's in a story where They're Called Personal Issues For A Reason and that they need to trust Sun.
    • Pluto is possibly even worse. A voice calling from the endless dark, telling you vague but disturbing things about your friends and asking you to "come to [it]"? Clearly, it's meant to be trusted!
  • Genius Loci: All the main characters are sentient celestial objects. It's the premise of the series.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Sun, though how much of it is his normal personality and how much is whatever's going on with him is ambiguous.
  • Hearing Voices: Both Earth and Pluto can hear Black Hole, though only the former is all that worked up about it.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Neptune
  • Handwraps of Awesome: Venus, though really more like armwraps of awesome.
    • Same with Mars.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Pluto always thinks the best of everyone, even when he really shouldn't.
  • Horror Hunger: Sun has it, but thankfully hasn't succumbed to it. Yet.
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Mars claims, at least, to believe in this.
  • It's Probably Nothing: Earth's response to Mars getting worried about how Sun has been acting. Unusual in that Mars does actually get her to take his concerns at least a little bit more seriously.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Pluto, though he tries his best not to let it get him down.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: Jupiter claiming he was just hungry when he saved Earth from the meteorite.
  • Just Ignore It: Pretty much everyone's reaction to Earth freaking out over the meteorite.
    • Also Sun's reaction to the planets' concern over Black Hole.
  • Laughing Mad/Evil Laugh: Black Hole. Since so little of her has been seen so far, its hard to say which one.
  • Klingon Promotion: Jupiter wants to get one very badly.
  • Large and In Charge: Sun is several orders of magnitude bigger than the planets, and doesn't like when they challenge his authority.
  • Metaphorgotten: It doesn't exactly endear Uranus to Jupiter.
Uranus: C'mon! For real, fuck that Sun guy, right?
Jupiter: Stop.
Uranus: Like, what's his deal? Thinking he's all hot shit? Well, in a literal sense I guess but-
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Pluto, one of the most innocent and harmless people around, is seen as threatening drifter that the planets should avoid. On the other hand, Pluto views Black Hole as a friend, one who can't possibly be the monster that everyone thinks she is. Yeah...
  • Mood Whiplash: A lighthearted comic about Uranus' attempts to befriend Jupiter... followed by the comic of Sun's confrontation with Mars and the introduction of Black Hole.
  • The Needless: None of them need to eat or sleep.
  • Never Split the Party: Mars and Earth agree they should try this in case something happens with Sun. Earth seems to take it somewhat less seriously.
  • New Era Speech: Jupiter delivers a fairly hammy one to Venus and Neptune about how Sun can't stop him and how his day will come- until Venus points out that while he was monologuing, the comet ran away.
  • Not Himself: Sun hasn't been himself since the third comic, and the planets have noticed.
Mars: Do you ever think something is... strange? About Sun?
Earth: Yeah! Yeah, most things actually. He's weird.
Mars: No, I mean... Something wrong about him, lately. Really wrong.
Sun: We. Move. On.
  • Put on a Bus: Pluto, who has presumably still been hanging out there alone in the dark since the second comic.
    • The Bus Came Back: While that apparently was what he was doing this whole time, he's being brought back into the main plot since Black Hole has started talking to him.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Mars delivers one to Earth when she tries to find out more about him, with him accusing her of not really caring about what he's like, and that she's just trying to befriend people to satisfy her own curiosity. Earth doesn't really have a reply to that.
  • Red Filter of Doom: The last few panels after Sun tries, and fails, to spit out to Mercury what's bothering him, and just ends up asking Mercury to give him a bit of space.
Sun: ...Hungry. I'm hungry.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Venus and Neptune- both their personalities and color schemes mostly match it, even if Venus is more orange than red.
  • Right Behind Me: In the middle of Jupiter's rant about how he needs to do more to try to surpass Sun. Since Sun's not exactly inconspicuous, it might double as Failed a Spot Check.
  • Second Episode Introduction: The first comic introduces Earth, Mars, Uranus and Jupiter, while the second one introduces Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Neptune (plus Sun and Pluto).
  • Shrinking Violet: Pluto. Not that it goes any better for him when he does manage to approach the others.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Venus and Jupiter, who are not coincidentally two of the most assertive characters.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Averted completely with Earth, and mostly averted with Sun- weirdly enough, only Jupiter calls him "the Sun". AKA, the one person who completely despises him.
  • Split-Screen Reaction: To all the planets (and Pluto) on one side and Sun on the other after Earth says she thinks that Black Hole is talking to her.
  • The Starscream: Jupiter to Sun. Not quite successful yet, since his main act of defiance that we've seen so far was secretly keeping a comet as a pet. Which ended up running away while he wasn't looking.
  • Stout Strength: Jupiter
  • Stylistic Suck: The daydream sequence that Jupiter has, complete with scribble art and really clumsy out-of-character dialog.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Mercury is less than impressed by the rest of the planets.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: For Jupiter, it is unfortunately not.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Sun, who's just been staring out into the dark, looking at nothing. Mars finds it incredibly unnerving, especially since Sun doesn't seem to hear when he tries to talk to him.
  • Unknown Rival: Most of Jupiter's time is devoted to trying to replace Sun (preferably by killing him); Sun seems genuinely concerned for Jupiter's health.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Earth and Mars, though the vitriol is pretty one-sided.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Mars and Jupiter. Not really fanservice, considering the whole humaniod part.
  • Wreathed in Flames: Sun seems to actually be made of fire.
  • You Have to Believe Me: Mars trying to convince Sun about Black Hole. Per the trope, Sun refuses to take this seriously.

...Next time.