I’ve been meaning to write this list for a long time. Some of these webcomics are popular, some are not. I can guarantee that all of them are good in one way or another and deserve your support. Most of them are 18+, so proceed with that in mind.
I’d like to do a list of LBT webcomics, but I need some good tips on what to read. Email me your favorites at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll try them.
1. Starfighter. It’s been a while since I devoured the entire webcomic in one sitting and I haven’t yet gotten around to reading Chapter 3, but this comic about two space fighter pilots is one of my favorite M/M webcomics. The art style is moody and unique, with a sparse use of color, and the story is super hot!
2. Teahouse. Teahouse is the story of a fancy brothel in the country of Ivore following the lives of the courtesans who live there, as well as the lives of the people who seek them out. The first thing you’ll notice about Teahouse is the art. Teahouse is full color with some exquisite detail in the environments and character art. I’ve never seen such fine art in a free webcomic and I love the diverse cast of characters. I follow this one on a regular basis.
3. Elan Meets Rafa. I found this one purely by accident sometime last week and once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. After being disinherited by his father, Elan winds up in a seedy neighborhood where he’s hit by Rafa’s car while chasing his kitty Murakami who ran into the street. Rafa takes pity on Elan and offers him a place to stay, and the two become closer.
4. The Element Of Surprise. In an unnamed city in an unnamed state somewhere in
America’s “rust belt”, two men meet. Mark, an overmodest young carpenter, comes to the aid of Ben, an overconfident reporter for the city’s newspaper; soon Mark finds himself drawn into the crime and vice of local politics while simultaneously, unwillingly, falling in love with Ben. I fell in love with this webcomic after accidentally stumbling onto it about a year ago. The art is simplistic and the story is more sweet than sexy, but this is one of my favorites and I follow every update.
5. Artifice. I’ve been following Yaoi 911‘s webcomics for a long time now, but Artifice is definitely my favorite. It’s the story of Deacon, an android who is under investigation by a psychologist to find out why he rebelled against his mission. The reason lies in a man named Jeff, who gets under Deacon’s skin and brings out a more human side in him.
6. The Less Than Epic Adventures of T.J and Amal. In the span of a single day, Amal calls off his arranged marriage, comes out to his conservative parents, promptly gets disowned, goes on a bender… and wakes up the next morning to find TJ, a lanky, dreadlocked vagrant, frying eggs and singing Paul Simon in his kitchen. TJ claims that the two have made a drunken pact to drive all the way from Berkeley to Providence. As it happens, Amal promised his sister he’d be there for her graduation from Brown University. And TJ, well… TJ has his own reasons. The agreement is simple: Amal does the driving; TJ pays the way – but a 3500 mile journey leaves plenty of time for things to get complicated.
A great road trip webcomic with interesting, well-developed characters. There’s a lot to read, but it’s well worth the time investment.
7. Grave Impressions. Though overseas the world may be condensed to right or wrong, punctuated by a hail of bullets, life on the homefront is a little more complicated, particularly for one aspiring detective and his close circle of friends. Fighting the normative tide in their personal and private lives, they must keep three simple rules in mind:
Loose lips sink ships, conformity is key, and most of all, no one is who they appear to be.
I haven’t spent much time with this one yet, but the premise is interesting and the art is well done.
8. Purpurea Noxa. Set in a secret world of darkness inhabited by vampires, werewolves and other creatures of the supernatural universe, this story focuses on two cities – Lucca and Pisa (located in Tuscany, Italy) – who are old enemies over past disagreements and frequently face-off in a series of predominantly bloody clashes. I’m not usually a big vampire fan, but what I’ve read of this webcomic so far has been exciting and hot.
9. Devoto: Music In Hell. This is the story of how the now-fallen Principality of Music, formerly an angel of decent reputation, was given an opportunity to provide inspiration for one working man desperately in need of a muse. Guys make out. A unique art style sets this one aside from the others. Some amazingly drawn sex scenes really stand out.
10. The Young Protectors. If you like gay superheroes, you’ll love The Young Protectors. Personally, I never cared for this one as much as Artifice, but I’m well behind with reading and need to catch up, so I might like it more now. This one doesn’t waste any time getting to the kissing, so if you need payoff right away this might be for you.