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Daily Poptropica Comics Return โ€” Read Them All Here! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Hey Poptropicans! The Poptropica comic strip is back! ๐ŸŒช

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! ๐Ÿ‘€

Follow along on the adventures of Oliver and Jorge as they hop from island to island trying to make their way home โ€” 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 โ€” and is also fully archived on our Comics page! ๐ŸŒŸ

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! ๐Ÿฅณ 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.

Poptropicaโ€™s comic strips ran daily for a period of time from 2014โ€“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 โ€” though we may have our answer by this time next year! ๐Ÿ“…

In other news, enjoy Poptropicaโ€™s latest Instagram stories. Thanks for showcasing (and visiting) the Poppies awards, Pop Creators! ๐Ÿฅณ

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. ๐Ÿ’ฅ



Catch up with Poptropica’s comic strip ๐Ÿ“ฐ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Hey Poptropicansโ€”did you know that Poptropica has its own comic strip? It’s true, and now, you can catch up with most of the series here!

In these comics, two young heroes, Oliver and Jorge, get thrown into the foreign world of Poptropica and have to survive as they hop from island to island full of silly and unpredictable challenges. You might recognize these boys from the Poptropica graphic novel series, which actually came out after the comic strips did. Both were illustrated by Kory Merritt, and the comics were written by Paul Gilligan.

Poptropica’s comic strips ran daily for a period of time from 2014โ€“2016 and were available on various online platforms. These days, though, they’re harder to find. Fortunately, one super-fan recently put together all the comics so the rest of us can enjoy them without much digging.

Thanks to weeks of searching and piecing by Invisible Ring, the Poptropica comics are now available on Google Slides, with Part 1/2 starting from the beginning (as the above strips show) and Part 2/2 picking up from where the first part left off. There are over 300 strips in total, so settle in for a nice leisurely read! โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฐ

The adventures entail monkey people, vegetable Frankenstein monsters, a Wizard of Oz world, and moreโ€”funnily enough, none of the places they visit are actually from the game, but as these are official comics, they can still be considered canon!

Believe it or not, Invisible Ring mentions there have been more strips published, though they have yet to be found. These missing strips explore islands featuring themes of black and white, Atlantis (though not in the style of Mission Atlantis Island), and even a library.

Anyway, enjoy the comics from the links above, or find them again anytime on our Comics page under Pop Plus from our site menu. Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the PHB! ๐ŸŽ„

Just in time for the holidays! (picture credit: Poptropica, 2014)