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Webcomic / I, Mummy

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It was a seemingly ordinary day in the 22nd century. The carnival is in town and Jane Webb and her friend decide to skip school to visit. Who would have guessed their attempt at free admittance would land them in the middle of a crypt deep underground? And what harm is there in doing a little grave-robbing in the process? Jane and friend leave the crypt behind with a new necklace in tow, thinking they got off scot-free.


The next thing Jane knows, she’s woken up to a world where she’s three years behind. Her friends have grown up and everyone she knew is different. Also, she’s a mummy now. But Jane isn’t going to let little details like that get her down—she’s got questions and she won’t give up until she finds answers. Who tried to kill her? Why? And just what is she going to do when she finds out?

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This webcomic contains examples of:

  • Cute Monster Girl: Sure, she’s a mummy, but she dresses like a well-mannered Victorian lady.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Averted. Jane’s goggles protect her light-sensitive eyes.
  • Mummy: Notice the title.
  • Necromancer: Jane has power over life and death and can raise the dead by judging their souls…or have them devoured by Ammit, if they’re judged unworthy.
  • Noodle Incident: Referenced by name as a shout-out to Calvin and Hobbes.
  • Retraux: The art style has the look of a Golden Age comic not unlike Little Orphan Annie, complete with imitation paper damage and intentionally off-register colors.
  • Skipping School: If it weren’t for this, Jane wouldn’t be a mummy. But then again, there wouldn’t be much of a story, either.
  • Soul Jar: the necklace Jane stole is an Egyptian artifact that has the power over life and death. Technically, Jane could survive without it, but she would eventually be rendered inert.
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  • Steampunk
  • Unusual Euphemism: The characters use cutely archaic-sounding interjections instead of swear words.
  • The Voice: The ghost in Jane’s pendant.


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