There are many funny comic books out there. It can be difficult to narrow the list down of worthy purchases. After all, comic books can be expensive. The following is a list of the top 5 comic books for kids, teens, and even adults:
Archie comics are wonderful. They are also easy to purchase because they are at most check out tills in grocery stores. Think of this purchase as something that will provide hours of entertainment. Archie is a lovable teenage redhead that has a love triangle with Betty and Veronica. There are other great characters as well. All come from various socioeconomic backgrounds. Also, the characters play many stereotypical roles, such as Moose, the dim-witted jock. Anyone who wants to relate to past and current pop culture should really pick up a set of these.
- Josie and the Pussycats
These characters are also pop culture icons. Josie has a band and the girls literally all dress like pussycats. Back in the 1980’s when these characters were developed, it was completely unique to the Pussycats to wear cat ears. Now, they have come back in with a rage. Anyways, Josie is worth checking out as she is an entrepreneur in the rock world. Also, in one story, she showed how to make pressed powder.
- Jessica Jones
Speaking of femme fatales, Jessica started out as Jessica Campbell raised in Queens, New York. She followed her crush Peter around the high school. On the way to stage a run in, she was bit with a radioactive spider. She was granted superpowers. Her family was killed in a collision that exposed her to chemicals. After a stint in an orphanage, she was adopted and her new name became Jessica Jones. Her nemesis is Killgrave, and the comics tell the tales of their duels.
- Jem and the Holograms
Jem is a classic from IDW Publishing. It debuted on March 25th, 2015. Many parents who had their children watch Jem the cartoon, and those children who are now grown up will enjoy this new project. It definitely has a modern twist, with fashions from the present era. The characters also face the regular types of issues that young adults face in this century. That will certainly make the comics a lot more entertaining than trying to delve back into the 80’s.
Deadpool was recently made into a movie starring Ryan Reynolds. But the comic series put out by Marvel from 2015 to 2017 is just as fascinating. Wade Winston Wilson is featured in these adventures. He is a disfigured mercenary and assassin with a lot of jokes. He often breaks the fourth wall with his gags. His power is his ability to heal. However, this is ironic considering that he is still disfigured. This comic character was created in the 1990’s by artist/writer Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza. Deadpool has a daughter in the Marvel books. And there is great suspense that is built by the writers regarding if Deadpool’s life will turn out alright. He has a lot of humor, but can that carry his through?