Hey Poptropicans! The Poptropica comic strip is back! 🌪
Starting this week, Poptropica is posting a daily comic with one strip each day in-game, which you can access by clicking the top banner on the map. However, the PHB will do you one better: you can read ALL of these previously released strips on our Comics page! 👀
Follow along on the adventures of Oliver and Jorge as they hop from island to island trying to make their way home — outside of the wacky world of Poptropica! You might recognize these boys from the Poptropica graphic novel series, which (as the Creators’ Blog realized) is not the same as the comic strip, and actually came out after it. Mystery of the Map, the first graphic novel, just won “Best Comic” in the Poppies — and is also fully archived on our Comics page! 🌟
Speaking of the PHB’s archives, some of you may know that we saved many of the old Pop strips through the efforts of one super-fan back in 2020. Just recently, however, the rest of the missing strips have been uncovered thanks to another fan, Nezt50! 🥳 You can find these recovered comics in Part 3 in our Comics archive, involving adventures in a few worlds that seem to parallel those from the game, like the underground mole people of Crisis Caverns, years before its release.
Poptropica’s comic strips ran daily for a period of time from 2014–2016 and were available on various online platforms. They were written by Paul Gilligan and illustrated by Kory Merritt, who is also the artist for the graphic novels.
Although the comic strips ended on a cliffhanger with the boys arriving on an island of Dr. Frankensteins, there’s no indication yet of whether the story will continue. However, with over 300 strips to share, Poptropica could be posting for a while before we get to that point — though we may have our answer by this time next year! 📅
In other news, enjoy Poptropica’s latest Instagram stories. Thanks for showcasing (and visiting) the Poppies awards, Pop Creators! 🥳
Anyway, enjoy the comics! Whether you log in for each day’s drop or read them all at once in the PHB’s Comics archive, worlds of chaos await. 💥