By: Josh Ulrich
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
The Creature Removal Department (CRD) employs profession monster hunters like Newman and Gwen. Newman, a sword-wielding gnome, and Gwen, a drow with a preference for archery, end up becoming more than monster slaying co-workers. Killing is easy compared to their complicated relationship!
Newman was everything I hoped for and more! When I first stumbled across this webtoon I was having scheduling trouble with my D&D group (because life happens, you know?) and this was a nice way to get my fix when no one could make it. Gwen and Newman’s relationship is far from typical yet they make it work, sometimes literally. From your typical relationship disagreements like what to wear to a party down to family traditions these two love birds somehow make it through. Although the focus of the webtoon is their relationship there is still plenty of action and monster slaughter to boot with a nice big dose of comedy as well.
So why should you read this manga? If Dungeons and Dragons interests you I think this webtoon just might be something worth looking into. Newman is set in a modern fantasy world that throws tons of recognizable creatures that any D&D player should recognize; Minotaurs, Orcs, Vampires, Dwarves and even Zombies to name a few. Throwing all of these fantasy-type creatures into a corporate modern world is both fun and refreshing to read.
Interested in reading this series yourself? Check it out HERE!