Assassin Roommate debuted on June 6th, 2017, and is currently in its second season.
This is one of my favorite webcomics right now. I’ll try to do it justice.
(Possible Spoilers! – I’ll try hard not to.)
First, we meet Mags — the narrator of the story — a recent college grad in search of a new roommate. When we meet Mags, she comes across as anal-retentive, as she’s typing up an ad listing the necessary qualities of a potential new roommate. A list she compiled after reading “How to rock a roomie situation.”
Enter Kurt, a former frat guy in desperate need of a change in his living situation. Kurt is the first person, we assume, to apply. After their first meeting, which ended with Mags feeling slightly offended by a comment Kurt made, Mags agrees to have him move in. She notes that it’s okay because she was looking for a reason for them to not be friends anyway.
Let the arguing commence …
The hope for the “opposites attract” formula is palpable. The differences between the two main characters are obvious from the beginning, physically as well as in personality.
Because of her physical appearance, we infer that she is a quiet, mild-mannered, nerdy girl. However, as we get to know her, we find that she is a strong, independent, strongly opinionated woman. She knows what she wants and speaks her mind.
Though when interacting with Kurt, we see that she is also socially awkward and insecure. Possibly due to her undeniable attraction to Kurt.
But who can really blame her? Have you seen him with his shirt off?!?
I found myself relating to Mags on so many levels.
I LOVE that she’s thicker than the women you would normally find in a comic. She’s got curves, and she is not ashamed of them. We see her in short-shorts and tank tops. Which we also don’t see very often. Bigger women are usually portrayed as being ashamed of their bodies, continuously hiding under baggy clothes.
Of course, I can’t leave Kurt out of the wonderful equation of this comic either. He’s funny, sweet, and honest. And his attempts to befriend Mags are extremely endearing. Not to mention that he is HOT.
Mags and Kurt’s interactions are awesomely adorable. They’ll leave you smiling, and wanting more. We can’t help but root for them, even throughout all the arguing and disagreements.
Gallagher’s dialogue is on point, witty and natural, and her art style is fun and engaging. In conclusion, I highly recommend this webcomic. There are currently 39 episodes to binge read!
Webtoon Description: A nerdy, introverted gal and an extroverted, former frat guy move into an apartment together after college — it’s a win-win situation for two people who want nothing to do with one another.
Watch the trailer here.
Additional Note: Monica Gallagher has additional webcomics, as well as other print and digital copy comics, available. I’m really looking forward to reading her Bonnie N. Collide, Nine to Five series soon. The series was mentioned in an NPR article about minicomics, read the article here.
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