Designed by Benita and Scott Story, Johnny Saturn gave a new definition to the concept of web comic. The battle between good and evil is central to the plot, but the main character is simply facing the challenges of life. Hence, the typology of the characters to be found in Johnny Saturn is similar to any Romantic plot with legends, angels, demons and lots of fights between them. But there are also mad scientists and demigods as well as all sorts of conceptual beings, making up the puzzle world that is the very charm of the Johnny Saturn comic.
In terms of basic characterization, Johnny Saturn represents both a web comic and a superhero and fantasy book; yet, many readers see it as a sheer allegory of the strenuous efforts a common man makes in his way to find justice. On top of these all, we could also identify a deeper philosophy according to which good can be achieved through bad deeds too.
Johnny Saturn is who comes to oppose the evil Dr. Synn and his plots. Johnny Saturn is not the prototype of the hero with lots of powers and plenty of heroic tales to tell: he is the regular guy caught up inuncommon circumstances who must get in charge of his existence. As the narrative plot in the comic moves on, Johnny Saturn gets to other inspirational life levels: he shows the sacrifice of a savior and the determination of a leader.
The creators of the Johnny Saturn comic achieved something more than fame and success with their extensive saga of the character. The Storys send a deep message that touches moods and influence readers while staying away from visual manipulation. Mondays and Wednesdays are normally the days when the story of Johnny Saturn is told further on; it's been four years since the release of the strip, and it still has an ongoing success as thousands and thousands of fans get on the Storys' official site every day.
Johnny Saturn swarms with the concerns, issues and taboos of our world: yes there is drug addiction, depression, suicide, anger, grief and lots of others, but they are all approached in a very straight-forward manner without dramatizing. Even the political struggles get to underlie the story of Johnny Saturn, but the advantage here is that a comic allows room enough for allegories without hinting directly at people and events from real life.