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  • This Amazing Super Powers.
  • The Awesome Adventures! Comic Heaven takes place in post-apocalyptic Detroit after most of humanity has apparently been turned into a race of mutant zombies.
  • Aurora Danse Macabre is a Darker and Edgier version of a post-apocalyptic Scavenger World.
  • Bicycle Boy takes place in a post-apocalyptic desert, though it is unclear where on earth.
  • Blade of Toshubi is set on a future Earth where the only humans survive in arks orbiting Earth while animals have been artificially 'evolved' into sentient bipeds.
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  • Blood Bank takes place in a future where a meteorite devastated human civilization and paved the way for vampire supremacy.
  • Bubble Wrap - where most of humanity was wiped out due to a contagious virus. The surviving humans don't have to wear protective suits at all times...unless they have an aversion to dying, in which case it's a good idea to stay dressed.
  • C0DA is an "obscure text" set in The Elder Scrolls universe written by former series writer (and occasional freelance contributor) Michael Kirkbride (with support from current Bethesda writer Kurt Kuhlmann). Numidium has made Landfall. The Thalmor won, time is unbound, Nirn is uninhabitable, and the survivors eke out a living under the surface of the moon. Humans are ambiguously extinct, as the only races seen in the comic outside of flashbacks are Dunmer, Khajiit, and Hist. In the Morrowind expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online, the URL for the C0DA website is referenced (in code), making it something of a Canon Immigrant Easter Egg.
    "Go here: world without wheel, charting zero deaths, and echoes singing," Seht said, until all of it was done, and in the center was anything whatever.
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  • Circa After The Apocalypse takes place after an undetermined time period after Earth is bombarded by meteors, which devastate the world and raise a dust cloud that blots out the sun- the dust cloud seems to have settled prior to the events of the comic itself.
  • Cthulhu Slippers is set after the end of the world as we know it after an invasion of all powerful alien gods. That the gods are dumber than a bag of hair is beside the point.
  • In Daughter of the Lilies, remnants of modern-day Earth like a flashlight and "D" batteries are sold as historic artifacts and monsters infest the ruins of Wien (a.k.a. Vienna). What sort of apocalypse replaced technology with magic is unknown, aside from cryptic and wholly untrustworthy hints from a Drath.
  • The Demon Archives is set on Earth about 100 years after nuclear and biological war destroy global civilization. A few high-tech organizations were prepared, survived the nuclear winter and actively work to re-establish civilization on the war-torn Earth.
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  • Derelict A mysterious event has flooded much of the world and turned many humans into misshapen monstrosities; roaming scavenger Deng attempts to stay alive and keep her small boat fueled.
  • The world's been "broken" four times in The Dragon Doctors. Once in a war between evil puppet masters and upstart magic users, a nuclear war, a meteor impact, and a disaster called "The Dimension Fusion" that mixed up parts of Earth with parts of other dimensions. Each time started a new calendar.
  • Drowtales is technically set after two ends: the first was a massive magical war between the ancient elven nations that left one of the moons shattered and split the world between the skyworld, the overworld, and the underworld. The second came after elven civilization recovered enough to start experimenting with nether magic and demon summoning, at which point demons overran the world, nearly driving magic-using life to extinction and forcing the elves to seek refuge in the underworld, where they became the drow.
  • In El Goonish Shive, a few EGS:NP storylines are set in the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout and one is set in a world that combines Fallout with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which has the apt title "Fantasy Wasteland".
  • The Ends is set in a post-nuclear wasteland, but that's only the beginning of the wierdness. Apparently the nuclear apocalypse set up a "Groundhog Day" Loop, forcing its inhabitants to endure an endless cycle of death and rebirth.
  • Endtown is one of the more bizarre aftermaths (as measured against some hefty competition).
  • FreakAngels is heavy with this. "London is drowning," seems to be the catchphrase here. Significant portions of Great Britain (and perhaps the world) are submerged underwater, and it turns out that the eponymous protagonists are to blame.
  • Planet designated 76432-69-GM in Galaxion had a nuclear war first, then an Alien Invasion (though characters speculate that the aliens may have in fact caused the war, but there's nothing solid on that).
  • Gone with the Blastwave is set during a post-apocalyptic war. It draws on a number of sources, and in many ways is something of a Black Humor parody of them.
  • Homestuck: The Exiles' story takes place on a post-Reckoning Earth, 413 years after the start of the comic.
    • Similarly, the Midnight Crew's story takes place on a post-Reckoning/Vast Glub Alternia, though they've managed to rebuild society somewhat.
  • Ice has an Endless Winter slowly eroding what's left of human decency.
  • Implied in Kit and Kay Boodle, of all things. The world is populated with furries and has crossovers with a few other comics, at least one of which casts humanity as the bygone predecessors of furkind, and humans themselves only appear in classical artwork.
  • Magical Misfits is set in the far future after magic returned & killed some humans while changing others into creatures of mythology.
  • The Mansion of E is set in a world fifty years after a sudden catastrophic failure of magic.
  • Mars in Marooned was once flourishing.
  • A Moment of Peace is a Lighter and Softer version of a post-apocalyptic Scavenger World.
  • Neo Kosmos concerns human kids being raised in captivity by aliens after Earth's destruction, with an archived copy of Wikipedia as their only connection to their ancestral planet.
  • In Not a Villain, some unknown disaster has completely decimated the world. The survivors live in the ruined cities, some of them trapped with no way out.
  • O31 is set in San Francisco in a world where all electricity has simply and mysteriously disappeared (which was followed promptly by gigantic explosions worldwide).
  • Off-White takes place after a 300+ year winter destroyed much of human civilization.
  • Only Human takes place 500 years after the end, with humanity as we know it gone.
  • The Order of the Stick is set on what turns out to be the second universe, after the first was destroyed by an Eldritch Abomination called the Snarl. All may not be as it appears, however, as it was recently revealed that the first universe may still exist.
  • Paonia Pawns visits various alternate worlds suffering through versions of this.
  • Pinch Point is a comic that starts in a post-apocalyptic setting after a war began 30 years ago in the 2030s.
  • Post Nuke takes place following a nuclear war that played out eerily similar to the biblical apocalypse. A mad dictator took over, nuclear fallout poisoned a third of all water and a third of all land, and there was very little warning of the first shots in the Last War being fired-people say it came like a thief in the night.
  • Romantically Apocalyptic is a Lighter and Softer take on the setting. The Captain and his/her subordinates wander around, trying to find some sort of amusement in the otherwise rather boring nothingness of the post-apocalyptic world.
  • Rumors of War takes place in a Post Apocalyptic mythical Greece.
  • A Discussed Trope in Schlock Mercenary, where various groups (including the Oaafan's, and the Fleetmind) know there are records and (sometimes scant) archeological evidence of intelligent galactic civilization developing, then disappearing in waves; usually in a time-scale of millions of years between each wave. From that point of view, the current setting is automatically After the End for untold Trillions of people. When one character ask an Oaafannote  about the odds (regarding the previous civilizations he knows about):
    What kind of percentages?
    A hundred?
    • And, somewhat surprisingly, there is still something of a Hope Spot to this; The Fleetmind (as represented by Petey) knows each wave largely ended — or 'failed' — in a different manner, which both implies that success is an option, and means that "intelligent civilization" is not inherently flawed in some fundamental way.
  • Shifters takes place in 2034 after a "Nuclear Incident" gave rise to MegaCities where Werebeasts, Vampires, and other races live and fight unknown to the greater human population.
  • Similarly, the "Aylee" arc from Sluggy Freelance shows an Alternate Universe where "ghouls" have overrun the Earth, with most of humanity's survivors living in orbital spaceships.
    • There are also a couple alternate universes where, while the most of humanity hasn't died, they have been transported into other dimensions, leaving very few people behind. In one there's no one around but an Alternate Universe Riff and six billion butterflies that replaced every single person on Earth.
  • Soul to Call: Referred to as 'the Fall'. Two thirds of the human popular were wiped out, and malicious supernatural forces seem to have filled the void they've left…
  • The prologue of Stand Still, Stay Silent showed the first few days after the discovery of a mysterious "rash illness" through the eyes of a several groups of Scandinavians who either got stuck in isolated areas or ran for the hills as the disease spread. The story itself picks up 90 years later with their descendants. Exactly what happened, and whether or not the character's beliefs that Trolls and Giants rule the world outside of Iceland and the few tiny enclaves they live in are true, is still unclear.
  • In Tales from the Interface, the action takes place in a dystopian future, although the details of how this came to be are very blurry.
  • True Villains: It's not immediately obvious, but most of the world has been overrun by vampires and left as the monster-infested Forsaken Lands. The comic is set on the Mainland, a Floating Continent that remains the last bastion of civilization, courtesy of a gigantic barrier infused with The Power of the Sun.
  • UNA Frontiers. Notable for taking place three hundred years later, and for the conspicuous lack of biker gangs.
  • Unicorn Jelly takes place in a strange pocket universe where the laws of physics are different from ours. Some time in the past one of the triangular "worldplates" where humans and natives lived was destroyed by something resembling an atomic bomb, resulting in a rain of debris that destroyed other worldplates, creating a chain reaction of destruction that will eventually obliterate every worldplate in this finite but unbounded cosmos. It's later discovered that new worldplates will gradually coalesce out of the debris.
  • The premise of Wastelanders Anonymous. It's unclear how, but it seems to have been nuclear war.
  • What It Takes which takes place after most of civilization has died. Commonly referred to as "the flip."
  • White Noise takes place 120 years after a hostile alien race temporarily halted the rotation of the Earth, killing everyone and everything not on one of the three space colonies.
  • The Zombie Hunters takes place years after the Zombie Apocalypse.


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