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Taking mostly Korean comics and adapting them for western audiences, Manta has a little something for every kind of reader.
While it’s more of a niche reading experience than platforms like Webtoon or ComiXology, the webcomic reading app Manta is deserving of just as many reading eyes. Taking mostly Korean comics and adapting them for western audiences, Manta has a little something for every kind of reader.
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Like most webcomic platforms, Manta offers free webisodes for most of its content, but after the first 3 to 5 issues, they fall under a monthly subscription of $3.99. With so much content to choose from, it can be daunting to find the perfect comics to read. If you’re looking to binge out on some new webcomics, the following are a great place to start in every genre, including horror, fantasy, romance, and more.
Following the wife of a great knight who’s been away for 3 years on a campaign to slay a dragon, Under The Oak Tree reads like a mix of Bridgerton and Twilight set in a sword and sorcery world. As the daughter of a despised Duke, Maxi fears the return of her hero husband.
As rumors of their impending divorce swirl since the King offered the Princess’ hand to him, Riftan actually returns to collect his wife and take her home. The series focuses on their journey together as they attempt to figure out what they mean to each other.
Set in a world of secret superpowers, Collide follows Joy – a self-described “average girl” who winds up getting her powers discovered thanks to a protective kiss from Moowon during a super battle. She’s accepted into STDU, which is a special school created as a backing for a superpowered contractor group known as the M Clan.
Joy is a Zero-level carrier – a person who draws superpowered people to her unnaturally. Since she draws in people, she discovers how not everyone is as good as they appear on the outside.
After being hit by a car, a man is brought into a dating sim RPG that he played on the Switch called Crimson Fate. The God of Probability brought him into the game as an avatar to play through the adventure, even putting him in the body of a tutorial character.
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Choosing the name Lucian, he begins his quest by following the objectives in his user interface and his knowledge of the game. Easily befriending early game characters Gil and Jesse, the three set off to save the world.
For fans of Squid Game, there is a series called Youth Market that scratches the money death game itch. In a world where parents sell their children to the government at 29 if they’re unemployed, Gipyo celebrates his 29th birthday by rejecting a marriage proposal before being kidnapped by his government for the market.
The market runs the 29-year-olds through challenges where the rich can bet on their lives or buy them flat out. The first challenge Gipyo faces ends with two of his compatriot’s heads being exploded, which proves just how dire his circumstances are.
Based on the hit novel, which has been adapted into a successful movie as well, this story follows Mrs. Jang – a teacher whose daughter was killed in an incident with her students. Setting out to solve the crime, she sequesters the students and begins to tell them the story of the students she suspected were involved in the death of her child.
The story has been adapted several times, and for good reason. It holds tension in a way that keeps the reader coming back for every chapter. In terms of binge-worthiness, Confessions is one story readers won’t put down.
Following the real-life stories of the writer who worked in a nursing home, Till We Meet Again is a poignant and emotional look at the tales of the elderly that reside in the home. The main character is drawn to resemble an Animal Crossing-esque dog man which adds a bit of character to the stories.
This series focuses each episode on a different patient with varying storylines, with the narrator and the nursing home being the only constants. With stories about elderly folks trying to save their children from the embarrassment of caring for them, including people with dementia dealing with daily life, it’s bound to give any reader intense feels.
Upon meeting influencer Jinju and doing her nails, the lowly shopkeeper Gabi finds herself imitating the behavior of the influencers she follows, including spending money she doesn’t have. Instead of being herself, she becomes a whole new persona, even trading in the potential love of her life for her idols.
As she works herself into the inner circle of Instagram stars, she realizes that the life isn’t for everyone. The influencers have just as many secrets and lies going as Gabi does.
Woojin receives what looks like a spam text that he initially ignores. When he realizes he has nothing to lose, he clicks the link and is suddenly visited by a piece of Star tech that assists him in achieving his dream. However, his dream is to be a world-famous singer.
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After enduring painful procedures, he’s able to sing and perform like a top-notch artist and sets out to become famous, starting with a local school’s festival. He soon goes viral and has to deal with the ins and outs of stardom.
When John finds out his friend dumped his sister, she decides to punish him by making him cheer for the worst baseball team in the minor leagues: the Futures Victory. While rooting for his new team, he meets Seunga, who’s an avid baseball fan and daughter of the owner of John’s actual favorite team: Wannabe Ants.
The two end up on the kiss cam and share a passionate smooch. After this, the Future Victory wins their game and Seunga decides kissing John is a good luck charm, which kicks off their heavy relationship. There is plenty of drama in love and baseball.
After a young girl, Doha, is chosen to protect another world known as Rowold, she’s replaced in the real world by a person magically disguised as her. Her twin brother, Dooyon, discovers the imposter Moomyung, only to be roped into the ploy to help him impersonate Doha.
The two butt heads at first, but soon develop a close friendship and burgeoning romance. This is made more difficult for the two as no one else knows Moomyung is an imposter, only that he looks like Doha, which causes problems.
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Nicholas is a freelance journalist who spends his time reading comics, playing video games on Twitch, and watching television, then writing about them in the hopes that he can work in those industries later in life. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram. When he is not working with start-ups or performing improv around the country, he hosts the How Will I Die Podcast, which explores the multiverse of himself through many deaths and goofs.


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