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: This following post has possible spoilers for Omniscient Reader and Deor.

Omniscient Reader
Dokja reading his favorite web novel on the train home from work.

Dokja reading his favorite web novel on the train home from work.

What would you do if your world became your favorite webcomic? Mine would be filled with Greek Gods, but unfortunately for Dokja, his is full of things trying to kill him and everyone else. In Umi and Sleepy-C‘s Omniscient Reader, adapted from the original work of Sing Shong, Dokja is just an average officer worker whose only interested in reading the web novel, Three Ways to Survive the Apocalypse. When it suddenly ends and the story becomes his world’s reality, he is the only person who knows what is coming next. He is the only one who knows how to change the course of the story and save the world as we know it.

Omniscient Reader is one of those sleeper Webtoons that make you think it is one thing before completely flipping the story. It lures you in with the belief that it is just another fantasy type Webtoon and by the third or so chapter, it turns into straight horror. People pitted against one another as horrifying creatures threaten their lives. It really plays on the idea of how people react in these types of situations while also looking at what could happen to people being forced into a fictional type of world. The art from Sleepy-C helps gives Sing Shong’s original story visuals that I wasn’t ready to experience but completely here for it.

Omniscient Reader updates every Wednesday and can be read here!

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Deor
Prince Deor claiming his victory.

Prince Deor claiming his victory.

In J.oori‘s Deor, we dive into the world of demons, conspiracies and princes. The young Prince Deor is unable to use magius in a world where nearly everyone can. Those unable to use magius are marked as incompetent. Deor relies heavily on his intelligence and tenacity to prove the individuals who don’t see him fit to rule wrong. But those demons and conspiracies within the world are threatening the very existence of humanity. Deor is their only savior and must protect the kingdom who has done nothing but ridicule and mock him. But can he overcome these monsters and his own obstacles?

Deor is a fantasy series first but expands far past those constraints to bring us a fully fleshed-out world and characters. It dives into themes of bullying, magic, one’s own insecurities and dealing with the world’s preconceived notions. Prince Deor just wants to fit in and prove to his kingdom that even without magius, he can protect them. He wants to change the way they treat people like him. Most people can relate to his struggles and understand how he feels. It’s this that makes the Webtoon so relatable even when buried underneath a fictional world full of demons and magic.

Deor updates every Saturday and can be read here!

 

 

Julia Roth
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