- See also: Poptropica (official game and franchise)
Poptropica is a comic strip created by Paul Gilligan and Kory Merritt centered around the misadventures of two young boys, Jorge and Oliver. They are thrust into the mystical world of Poptropica when a science fair project goes wrong and a portal is opened into said world. The storyline of the comic doesn't follow the apparent continuity of the main story of the two, as in MotM (the main story), the characters fall into the world from a balloon.
The series precedes the second appearance of Oliver and Jorge, the Mystery of the Map graphic novel series, and then the third in the upcoming island, Mystery of the Map Island. The comics have an official app where you can read a majority of the strips. You can also view the comics on GoComics.com or in the Daily Pop on Poptropica.
The characters Oliver and Jorge were both characters created for a screenplay written by Jeff Kinney years back. The screenplay was for a potential cartoon series, that fell through during production. The screenplay involved the origins of Poptropica, and is currently being used for the Mystery of the Map graphic novel series.
Along with Oliver and Jorge, Mya was a female protagonist on the team; however, she was left out of the comic due to her down to earth nature.
Jorge and Oliver were at a science fair when Jorge tripped over a cord and spillt a drink onto one of the displays. Somehow, the mishap caused a portal to open, leading to the unknown world of Poptropica. The island they land on is inhabited by monkey people, with tribal huts. The monkeys aren't friendly, and the duo runs from them until they come across a balloon. They fly off, and travel to many islands.
- Monkey People Island
- Frankenstein Island (dubbed by Jorge)
- Balloon-Animal Island
- Dinosaur Island
- Giant Puppy Island
- Minotaur Island
After stealing Draxos' yaht, pirate penguins jump on board from an iceberg and try to take over the ship. Jorge crashes the yaht into the iceberg just in time, and the duo floats away on a raft. They then continue island hopping.
- Ice Giant Island
- Cell Phone Repair Island
- Chocolate Island
- Dentist Island
- Devil’s Island
- Werewolf Island
- Moon Island
- Oz Island
- Cleaning Supply Island
- Desert Island
- Robot Island
- Gold Rush Island
- The storyline in the comics do not match up to the MotM storyline, containing the same characters.
- Mya was left out of the comic because of her down to earth nature.