Welcome to Webcomic Wednesday, in which we feature comics available for free on the innerwebs, just in time for the Geek Sabbath (a.k.a. New Comics Day).
The past three entries in Webcomic Wednesday have all had significant backlogs (especially that last one; like 6 years’ worth?).
Okay, I realize you guys might not have unlimited time to plumb the archives of awesome webcomics and may want to form a relationship with one that’s relatively new. In that vein, I present to you Dangerously Chloe.
What you need to know:
Publishing Schedule: Mondays & Thursdays.
Dangerously Chloe is one of the latest webcomics in the ever-increasing stable created/co-created by Gisèle Lagacé, who is also known for doing some Archie print comics art (notably the recent gender flip issue), and her decidedly adult web series Ménage à 3 (NSFW!). Dangerously Chloe, of which Lagacé merely holds the “creator” role, is an offshoot of her other series, Eerie Cuties, which we wholeheartedly recommend as well. Dangerously Chloe is written by Dave Lumsdon and drawn by Cassandra Wedeking.
The series spotlights teen-aged succubus Chloe Love, whom you may know from Eerie Cuties. Now she’s at a new school — this one less “haunted” and more “actually in Hell,” and seemingly older than 14 (though with a shape-shifting hell-creature, I guess you never know). The action starts when some silly mortal accidentally sells his soul for a girlfriend, and Chloe answers the call. She can’t fulfill her obligation and get back to her life until they, you know, do it, but Teddy isn’t interested in that due to the “dying and soul being forfeit” part. So Chloe sees a loophole — she can get him a girlfriend, which will satisfy the contract with less deadly results for Teddy. It’s naughty teenage hi-jinx that is cute and fun. Probably more enjoyable if you’ve read Eerie Cuties and Magic Chicks (another spin-off) because they all share characters and it’ll add color, but it’s not completely necessary.
Now, to be honest, I can’t say I love DC quite so much as I love EC — but it’s still amusing, shows promise, is from the same creative team, and only has like 30 strips done — you can be caught up in a mere lunch break.
BONUS ROUND: Also file under “d” — Tom Fowler’s D&D&D — D(ungeons) & D(ragons) & D(oodles). The artist, well-known for just wonderfully bonkers art in the likes of Mad Magazine and Mysterius the Unfathomable, has a kick-ass Tumblr where he displays his graphic sensibilities as applied to dungeon crawling, swords, and monsters.