New Reader Guide
Welcome to cosmicdash.com, home of the webcomic Cosmic Dash. This page will serve as a crash-course, introducing you to everything you need to know about the comic before you dive into the archive.
Cosmic Dash is a science fiction webcomic. If you are a fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, and Futurama, you’ll enjoy Cosmic Dash. The comic combines action, adventure, comedy, and even fantasy as it explores a fully-realized fictional galaxy.
The episodes tend to follow the crew of The Lucky Strike, an independent cargo-ship that travels between the territories of the Federation, Blassnaught Empire, and beyond, all within the Silver Spiral Galaxy. The crew gets swept up into trouble and adventure quite often. Between episodes there are also mini-comics, strips, and guest comics. These break up the stories a bit, but also help explore the larger universe, and sometimes focus on characters outside of the crew of The Lucky Strike. The site also features an archive of short stories with contributions by outside creators as well!
Inventive, but aloof, Dash is the main character. He works as the ship’s engineer. His father is a well known vigilante who has vanished.
Skilled, but bossy, Mara is the captain. She and Dash used to date. She is extremely aggressive during a crisis.
Talented, but goofy, Kracker is the pilot. He’s amazing behind the controls of any ship, even when drunk. He can’t fly with his wings like the rest of his people, though.
Fatherly, but easily distracted, Marken owns the ship, but prefers to cook. He bought the ship to honor his parents, but his real passion is for food.
Skilled, but naive, Dorian is the medic. His talent for practicing medicine is great, but he’s still childish in many ways.
A crack shot, but unusual, Guugel is the ship’s security guard. He is silent and mysterious, but everyone seems to get along with him.
Cute, but mischevious, Blu is a robot who was found hiding in the ship when Marken bought it. Blu is an enigma.