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Webcomic / Denma The Quanx

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A Korean Space Opera webcomic by Youngsoon Yang. Currently being translated into English, it has about 200 pages in English and over 1000 pages in Korean.

Our hero, Denma, was one of the most feared criminals in the galaxy, until he was tricked by a mysterious evil organization called Silverquick and forced to work for them. He was also turned into a child. Now Denma wants to escape and take down Silverquick, not to mention get his own body back, with the help of some other victims of Silverquick.

It can be read in English starting here

The series also has its own wiki. This is about the work itself.



  • Ambiguously Brown: Nearly everyone. It takes place in a distant space-faring society, and most of the humans in the cast are various shades of brown with various hair colors. Denma has medium-brown skin and peach-colored hair. No one ever comments on this, so it seems that race isn't an issue in their society.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Edel and Nell, in the middle of a bombed out building.
  • Body Snatcher: Denma has been put into the body of a 12 year old who was cloned for this purpose.
  • Brown Bag Mask: Duke Gosan wears a paper bag on his head.
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: The Church of Madonna, which Edel is a priest of. Including priests, priestesses and a god called Mother Madonna. And the one character's name is Yahwah.
  • Cute Is Evil: Dr. Yahwah. Its puppy shape is cute. But it does brutal things in Silverquick HQ. In fact the puppy form is its avatar.
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  • Determinator: Edel. In his pursuit of his goal, which is to live freely with his True Love Nell, he: spends time in prison, loses over 100 pounds, becomes a guard, leaves the church, sells his body as a prostitute, kills a dozen people, escapes prison (twice), walks directly into a war zone, and steals a spaceship.
  • Fantastic Racism: The aliens discriminate based on size- smaller aliens are second class citizens.
  • Fountain of Youth: Denma has been turned into a 12 year old by his captors.
  • Gender Bender: Arcel has been not only turned into a child, she's been turned into a boy.
  • Infinite Canvas: As is a popular style for Korean webtoons, each chapter is a single comic with the panels arranged vertically.
  • La Résistance: The Apple, a secret group working to take Silverquick down from the inside.
  • Long Runner: Over 1000 pages in Korean, most still left to be translated, and ongoing.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Edel after he falls in love with Nell. See his entry for Determinator.
  • Mistaken for Gay: When Edel refuses to sleep with his female boss, she spreads a rumor that he is gay.
  • Nebulous Evil Organization: Silverquick. Besides kidnapping Quanx and forcing them to work for them, they have many other mysterious evil goals and methods.
  • Our Hero Is Dead: Denma apparently dies after the Apple is discovered. We get an antire arc centered around Edel before Denma returns.
  • Power Nullifier: The Adams.
  • Rape as Drama:
    • One of the other Quanx attempts to rape Arcel in a bathroom, but she fights him off.
    • Edel voluntarily allows himself to be raped to save Nell from the same fate.
  • Secret Identity:
    • Hador's identity is Dike Heubing.
    • Ham's identity is Balack.
    • Ferdo's identity is Korah.
    • Eldgon's identity is Haaken.
    • Marvin's identity is Duke Gosan. He sneaked into the El family as an accountant.
    • Ayn's identity is Haggler. He sneaked into the El family as an accountant.
  • Space Opera: An epic, galaxy-spanning tale of spaceships, aliens and Space Pirates with ray guns.
  • Stalking Is Love: Downplayed. Edel falls for Nell on first sight, and immediately walks up and kisses her. Then he follows her around and stalks her blog. At first she is creeped out and tells him to go away, but eventually she sees how far he is willing to go for her and falls for him.
  • Third-Person Person: Hoon speaks in third person.
  • Villain Protagonist: Denma, at least initially. He was the most feared criminal in the galaxy, but his enemies at Silverquick are much worse.

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