Good morning fellow WEBTOON readers and welcome to this week’s installment of Saturday Morning Webtoons! This is where we shine a light on two WEBTOONs we are thoroughly enjoying. These stories have had us captivated chapter after chapter each week and we couldn’t pass up sharing them with you! So grab your favorite snacks, an electronic device and settle into these sensational stories.
DISCLAIMER: The following posts have possible spoilers for Power Ballad and Batman: Wayne Family Adventures.
Molly Brooks‘ Power Ballad is the first of two superhero WEBTOON series we are highlighting to kick off the new year! This story follows Meera Verma, a personal assistant to international popstar Carina Peterson. She spends her days making sure Carina is primped, polishes and mostly on time. The girl has quite a long to-do list. But that isn’t all. Meera is also a personal assistant to Los Angeles’ masked vigilante, which means she spends just as much time repairing body armor, stitching up knife wounds and doing everything to keep Carina’s superhero life a secret.
Growing up with comics means I love a good superhero story. It also means that there are times that I feel like I have read it all. Power Ballad felt like a breath of fresh air within the genre. Carina spends her days living the life of a pop star and her nights fighting crime and trying to balance everything in between. Throw in Meera, her assistant who might see Carina as someone who could someday be more than just her boss and you have a fantastic story. The series has come to an end, so what better time would you have to binge it?
Check out Power Ballad here!
Batman: Wayne Family Adventures
WEBTOON’s crossover with DC brought us one of the best slice-of-life/superhero Batman series ever – Batman: Wayne Family Adventures. CRC Payne writes the story with art from StarBite. They are assisted by Kielamel Sibal, Lan Ma, C.M. Cameron and Camille Cruz. Each chapter gives us a peek into Wayne’s mansion and at the found-family he has collected over the years. It takes the focus off of crime-fighting and puts it on their lives instead. What kind of shenanigans can the Bat-family get up to? And can Bruce be there for them in the fatherly and mentor role?
Since I was a child, Batman has been one of my favorite comic franchises. The plethora of characters to explore and how they interact together has always interested me. But, sometimes, the stories can feel the same and become stale over time. However, the WEBTOON crossover brings us a whole new look at the family that I love. It focuses on some of the more popular characters within the series, Batman, Nightwing, Damien, Red Hood and others. Plus, we get the chance to see so many others! If you are a fan of Batman or any superhero series, I highly suggest checking this out!
Batman: Wayne Family Adventures updates every Thursday and can be read here!