Are ‘Funny’ Comics A Thing?

Comics have been a beloved form of entertainment for generations, and funny comics are no exception. Actually, the word comics is derived from Comic Books which owes its appellation to the early years of comic strips which were mostly done to incite humour. These strips, like Mickey Mouse, were ‘comic’ or ‘funny’ and therefore clearly suggests that humour has always been part of comics. Nevertheless, whether it’s the classic comic strips found in newspapers or modern webcomics that can be read online, these humorous stories provide readers with an escape from their everyday lives. But what is it about funny comics that make them so popular?

At its core, humour is all about finding joy in life’s little moments. Humour helps in being calm, lifting spirits and maintaining great mental health. Funny comics tap into this idea by taking mundane situations and turning them into something comical or absurd. This allows readers to take a break from reality while still being able to relate to the characters on some level – making the experience especially enjoyable for those who appreciate cleverly written jokes and witty dialogue.  

Funny comics also offer something unique compared to other genres within the medium: they often feature lighthearted storylines without having any serious consequences attached like you might find when reading superhero stories or horror titles. This makes them great reads for people who simply want some good-natured laughs rather than intense action sequences or suspenseful cliffhangers! 

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As far as American comics are concerned, funny comics have always been present and have entertained fans for as long as the artform has existed. Good examples include “Deadpool” from Marvel Comics, “Bone” by Jeff Smith, “Megahex” by Hanselmann, “Dicks” by Ennis and McCrea, “Quantum And Woody” by Christopher Priest and is illustrated by M. D. Bright, “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen?” by DC Comics and “Rick and Morty” by Zac Gorman. All these titles present a humorous take on their plotlines and characters.

European comic strips such as “The Adventures of Tintin” by Hergé and “Asterix the Gaul” by René Goscinny are timeless classics that continue to delight readers with their humorous storylines and characters. These iconic stories often feature humorous elements such as puns or slapstick physical comedy which keep readers entertained throughout each instalment of the story arc.

Manga is another great source for finding funny comics these days; many popular manga series offer lighthearted tales full of humorous moments alongside more serious plotlines or themes. Series like “One Piece” by Eiichiro Oda, “Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku” by Fujita, “My Roommate is a Cat” by Minatsuki and Asu Futatsuya, “My Hero Academia” by Kohei Horikoshi and “Mashle: Magic and Muscles” by Hajime Komoto provide comedic relief amidst intense action scenes while still managing to tell compelling stories about their protagonists’ journeys towards self-improvement and growth over time

In addition to traditional paper publications, digital platforms like Webtoons have become increasingly popular sources for discovering new humorous titles from all around the world. Whether you prefer classic European style cartoons or contemporary Japanese Manga – there’s something sure to tickle your fancy among this vast selection of hilarious content creators who specialise in making us smile through our screens! Good examples of humorous webtoons include Stalker x Stalker, Boyfriend Of The Dead, Blue Chair, Everywhere And Nowhere and Sarah’s Scribbles.

In terms of sales numbers, funny comic books tend not to rank as high as more mainstream genres such as superheroes and fantasy/sci-fi mostly because they’re seen as niche products; however there are still plenty of fans out there who enjoy collecting these kinds of titles – whether it’s old newspaper funnies reprinted in collected editions (such as The Far Side) or new independent works created specifically for digital platforms (like Cyanide & Happiness). Furthermore many publishers now recognize how important humour can be when creating successful series – which has resulted in numerous comedic properties becoming household names over time, like Calvin & Hobbes.

Funny comics play an important role in keeping up our spirits during difficult times. Laughter, truly, is one way we can stay connected even when we’re apart physically due its ability to unite us emotionally through shared experiences no matter where we come from. All things considered, though they may never reach blockbuster status like Marvel movies do at theatres each year; humorous comic books will always remain a vital part of our collective pop culture landscape thanks largely to their ability to bring us together through laughter! So, if you’re looking for a good pick-me-up after a hard day at work – why not try out some fun comic books? You won’t regret it!

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