The Spartan Press
By Estrella Amador '25
WEBTOON is an app where you can read all sorts of comics; thriller, mystery, comedy, romance, drama, and many more! WEBTOON was first launched in June 23rd, 2004 in Korea by NAVER, then started to globally take off as LINE WEBTOON in 2014 and has grown into one of the biggest digital comics providers in the world with over 17 million monthly users. These are my recommendations:
1. Sweet Home
Sweet Home is a post-apocalyptic fiction masterpiece that was written by Kim Carnby and illustrated by Hwang Young-chan. The comic ran from October 12, 2017, to July 2, 2020, with a total of 140 chapters. It's about a boy who unexpectedly lost his family and was forced to live on his own- just to face a reality where monsters are trying to wipe humans off the face of the Earth. It is now a drama on Netflix, which came out on December 18, 2020. Though I recommend that you read the comic first, if you plan on watching the series. They have different endings. I rate it
2. Shotgun Boy
A comic also made by Kim Carnby, Shotgun Boy is about a boy who gets bullied and nobody seems to care. On a field trip, while being chased down by his tormentor, he stumbles upon a shotgun with just enough shells for all his classmates. But then he finds his classmates under attack by brain-eating creatures. He has to choose: save his classmates or take revenge. The comic is currently on-going and has a total of 39 chapters. Totally recommend it if you love thrillers. I rate it 1,000/10.
3. Not So Shoujo Love Story
A romance fanatic, Rei Chan, is ready for her first boyfriend and knows exactly who she’ll pick: the most handsome boy in school, Hansum Ochinchin. But her plans are completely ruined when the most popular girl in class declares her love for Rei! This comedy, created by Curryuku, is currently on hiatus with a total of 62 chapters, but will return for a season two! If you love GL (Girl’s Love) and poop jokes, this is the comic for you! I rate it 10,000/10.
4. True Beauty
After being bullied for her looks, Jugyeong Lim decides to master the art of makeup and becomes the prettiest girl in her school--so pretty that people don’t even recognize it’s her! But will she be able to keep her bare face a secret or will she be outed by the cute boy who knows her truth? True Beauty was created by Yaongyi and is an ongoing comic with 174 chapters. This cute romance comic has become so popular, it even became a drama that you can watch on Rakuten Viki. It’s SUPER good, you should definitely read/watch it. I rate it 1000/10.
5. Lore Olympus
Witness the drama of the gods-- their relationships, and the lies, the gossip and the parties, and their forbidden love. This is one of mythology’s greatest stories about the abduction of Persephone. It’s a good comic filled with dramas and problems very similar to day to day life on Earth. Created by Rachel Smythe with a total of 183 chapters, it is an ongoing story. There is a physical copy out now which you can buy at your local bookstore. I absolutely love this comic and rate it a 10,000/10.