Part of Webtoon’s launch of four female created strips this month, My Dear Cold Blooded King is a full color manga style adventure/romance/drama drawn with style by a creator who goes by the name of Lifelight.
The comic uses extreme scrolling, music and other effects, but it’s all in the service of the story which involves a strong-willed young woman caught up in the machinations of the Cold Blooded King. The art here is the draw, atmospheric, dramatic and beautiful.
Born a humble peasant, Kihara Mei has lived simply day by day as a merchant in the capitol, and never assumed things would change. But, one fateful day would change the course of her life, when faced with a deadly challenge against dangerous royal assassins. Now, with the eyes of the dreaded Blood King upon her, her life of simplicity would now become a tangled web of secrecy, deceit, and desire.
The first four episodes are online, and three come with their own soundtrack!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.