The Collins Compendium of Free Online Comic Books

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DC Comics - May require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Vertigo Comics - Recommended for Mature Readers. May require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Wildstorm Comics - May require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

America's Best Comics - Alan Moore's own imprint. Includes:

Image's Online Comics

Oni Press' FreeComic - Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius #1
  • Blue Monday #1
  • Courtney Crumrin & the Night Things #1
  • Fortune & Glory #1*
  • Geisha #1
  • Jingle Belle #1
  • Kissing Chaos #1
  • Sidekicks #1
  • Soulwind #1
  • Whiteout #1*

Dark Horse E-Comics - Requires Flash Plug-in. Includes some 90+ comics:

Alias Comics

Tokyopop - Opening chapters from 50 different series, including:

Warp Graphics

  • Elfquest: Graphic Novel #1: Fire & Flight
  • Elfquest: Hidden Years #1
  • Elfquest: Dreamtime #1
  • Elfquest: The Jury
  • Elfquest: Rogue's Curse
  • Xanth: Return to Centaur
Marvel Comics - Go to Marvel Digital Comics for unlinked issues. Golden Age Public Domain Comics

The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

Action Philosophers - One full story from each issue is presented online.

The Mathematical Cartoons of Larry Gonick - Technically strips, but from the creator of the Cartoon History books.

Social Security Comics - Six public service comics issued by the Social Security Administration in the 1950s and 1960s.

Tales From the Public Domain: Bound By Law?* - An educational graphic novel on copyright, fair use, and the public domain.


The Agency #1 - Top Cow.

Atomika #1 and Atomika #4 - Russian superheroics.

Captain Confederacy #1-10 - Five pages a week of the alternative universe hero.

Devi #1 - Virgin Comics.

Feather #1-5 - A fantasy comic by the creator of Marvel's "Eden's Trail."

Free Scott Pilgrim #1

Fillmore! - An original story based on the late, lamented Disney series.

Girl Genius #1 - Feminism meets steampunk, courtesy of Phil Foglio. Read the entire first *volume* online for free.

"Heroes" Graphic Novels - From the hit NBC TV series.

John Woo's 7 Brothers #1 - Warning: mature subject matter and language.

Kabuki #1-4 - New pages added daily.

Licensable Bear TM - From the marketing genius of Nat Gertler.

The Matrix - Numerous visions of the Wachowski brothers' universe, from such esteemed folks as Neil Gaiman and Bill Sienkiewicz.

Max Hamm, Fairy Tale Detective in "Just Right"*

Mr. Scootles #1

Owly - The adventures of Andy Runton's cute little owl.

Proximity Effect #1-2 - Top Cow.

Ramayan 3392 A.D. #1 - Virgin Comics.

Red Sonja #1 - Dynamite Entertainment.

Season of the Witch #1

Snake Woman #1 - Virgin Comics.

The Spirit* - Will Eisner's origin of his classic pulp creation.

Supernatural Law - Beware the creatures of the night - They have lawyers!

Western Tales of Terror #3: Fool's Ransom - A short story by Jay Faerber.

Zot: Hearts & Minds - Scott McCloud's science hero returns in this online-only adventure.

If you're interested in reading more current comics, you can check out the first 4 pages of numerous brand-new issues at Mile High Comics' FirstLook, which maintains an archive of previews from the last six weeks.

And if you know of more comics I could include, or discover that any of these links have gone bad, please e-mail me.

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