Now That’s Funny

This week Chris and Walt explore the place for humour in comics: they discuss which characters do humour right and which characters should just keep their day jobs.

Please let us know what you thought of the show: just leave a comment, and as always, we ask you to keep it civil.

Which superhero tickles your funny bone?

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Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija

Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.

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Klaus
Klaus
2 years ago

I’ve always enjoyed the early Lee-Ditko Spidey for the constant wise cracks he would make no matter how dangerous the situation he was in. Abd yoh could tell the villains were especially peeved at the cracks as they were seriously trying to kill him and he would jump over their and do all kinds of little stunts, all the while, making fun of them. The villains tried to project a sense of fear and realized they were failing miserably with Spidey. The newer Spideys became too brooding and serious.

Gerald Eddy
Gerald Eddy
2 years ago

Well… many serious comic strips injected humor snd dome finny ones went serious. If you need to know who ask Scott. In comics my favorites are Plastic Man who mixed menace with humor! Then there is the really fun Madman by Mike Allred which also mixes humor and adventure together very well. Its there… just gotta look for it!

Gerald Eddy
Gerald Eddy
2 years ago

Oh… and don’t forget the Spirit!

mel taylor
mel taylor
2 years ago

No funny animals?! You just eliminated Pogo and Rocket Raccoon! I’m outta here…

Timothy Crack
Timothy Crack
2 years ago

I would include Stan the Man as the funniest writer in comics. Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Neal Gaiman and Alan Moore all had their moments. Byrne, Miller and all DC writers from 1937 to 1967 had no moments.