Webcomic Wednesday: Altar Girl

Webcomic Wednesdays is a feature here at Girls Read Comics Too. We like to shine a spotlight on one of the webcomics that we happen to keep up with on the interwebs.


Altar Girl is a cute little comic whose existence I was completely unaware of until the creator dropped us a line in our inbox. Now that I’ve read it, I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t stumble upon it myself (though a little nudging is always nice). The upside is that since I was a little late to the party there were more pages for me to read as I binged my way through it.

Telling the story of Ashley Altars, a Catholic school girl with a massive crush on the most popular guy in school whose life takes a turn for the strange when a twin pair of angels and a ghost descend on her life all due to a key necklace she’s had since she was a kid. Now she has to balance the rigors of high school and the meddling of otherworldly creatures, some of whom want to help and some who don’t.

I don’t typically read manga or manga-style comics, but I wasn’t going to let a little detail like past preference stop me. What I found was a lovingly crafted, fun little webcomic that I’m eager to see continue. Part of me is a little disappointed that it is only updated once a month, but that’s okay since the updates usually come in bigger doses.

At its heart, Altar Girl is cross between a love story and a coming of age story. There’s angels and demons and a guy who died and was transported across time, all of which serve to add a little something extra to the typical teen flair. Don’t let the art or the fluffy seeming exterior cause you to shy away. What’s inside packs a relatable punch to those who spent any time in high school (or now) wishing that they had something bigger than themselves meddling to ensure their happiness. It’s a bit of wishfulment, but in a good way. It was the perfect antidote to the post-holiday blues that I found myself dealing with.

Altar Girl was created, drawn and written by Kata Kane. Read at altar-girl.com.

It’s worth a peek!

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About Lina

A university graduate with three too many degrees and an urge to just keep moving. Not too keen to stay on the beaten path, moving is all that she feels like doing. Pieced together from a little bit of everywhere (culturally speaking) she has a love of pop culture and learning that is kind of out of control. Sometimes she acts a little bit like an insane old British lady or an eight year old on speed. Let's not get her started on the books (or soap operas or her affection for making up drinking games). Then we'd be here all day.
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2 Responses to Webcomic Wednesday: Altar Girl

  1. Kata says:

    Thanks for the review Lina! Really appreciate it, and so glad you enjoyed reading!

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