"Dents" : A High-Stakes, Post-Apocalyptic Web Comic

“Dents” : A High-Stakes, Post-Apocalyptic Web Comic

Dents is an action-packed web comic, set in a post-apocalyptic world, with high stakes.

Dents is an action-packed web comic, set in a post-apocalyptic world, with high stakes.

Length: Series (updated every Friday)
Platforms: Mobile and Desktop
Price: Free

Dents is a sleekly produced, post-apocalyptic series about outcasts with supernatural powers, a la The X-Men. With memorable characters, a solid story, and an emotive soundtrack, it’s a great web comic and a prime example of digital storytelling.

Note: When viewing the comic, make sure you press the audio button near the top of the screen – the music adds a lot!



The story follows Eleanor, a 14-year-old girl living in a dystopian future. It’s the year 2111: Climate change has melted the ice caps, exposing a dormant virus that kills billions. And when a vaccine is created to combat this virus, a new breed of human is born. Called the “Dents,” these are pairs of twins that, due to the vaccine, are born with the ability to control earthly elements (fire, water, earth, etc.)

 
Eleanor, of course, discovers she’s a Dent, and the story follows her as she escapes the authorities, befriends other Dents, and struggles to survive in a world hostile to her kind.

The Dents universe is one wherein climate change has contaminated the world and humans have retreated to quarantined cities.

The Dents universe is one wherein climate change has contaminated the world and humans have retreated to quarantined cities.

While the story isn’t wholly original and certainly nods at other post-apocalyptic stories – not to mention everyone’s favorite mutants – the premise does make for an action-packed comic. The high stakes, authoritarian villains, and romance are all on point; I found myself hooked after the first couple of installments.

Interestingly, Dents is available on LINE Webtoon platform, one of a few different services (the others being Spottoon and Tapastic, though there may be more) that acts as a portal to access a wide range of Korean web comics.


Like the X-Men, the Dents have supernatural powers (like controlling water) that make them a supposed threat to everyday humans.

Like the X-Men, the Dents have supernatural powers (like controlling water) that make them a supposed threat to everyday humans.

Though most webtoons are simple vertical scrollers, what makes Dents unique is that every single episode has a soundtrack, which adds a cinematic element to the whole experience (it’d be great to see more web comics follow suit).


Be sure to check out Dents, by co-creators Beth Behrs and Matt Doyle, and artist Sid Kotian! Also, be sure to check out the other wonderful webtoons available on the site.

About the author

Ricardo Morales

Ricardo Morales is a programmer, digital literature enthusiast, and founder of AltSalt. Perpetually stricken with wanderlust, he enjoys playing music, social dancing, and making awesome work with talented people.

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