In the realms of
comics, comedy is probably the hardest to pull off well. Not only can writing
it wrong straight up ruin a comic, but adding it into a plot in a way that is
seamless takes genuine talent. Even comedy writers who are given the chance to
write their own comic appear to struggle, as finding the line between too many
jokes and not enough plot looks to be pretty difficult.
The fact that it’s
difficult is also exactly why it’s awesome to see genuinely funny moments in
comics – be they intentional or not. Comedy can be the cherry on top when done
well – and Marvel are clearly big fans of cherries, as their comics often
manage that blend of story and humour just right.
If you want a dark
and mournful story of tragedy, this isn’t it. If you want to see Galactus think
he’s a hip and edgy teenager? Well, look no further...
10. Captain America: The Worst Wingman
a panel of Captain America shouting "SHE LIKES YOU" in block capitals
isn't a meme yet is the ninth wonder of the world. The context of said panel –
a mostly deafened Captain America discovering a secret romance developing
between two of his team mates – is funnier still, for being something that
could easily have been taken from a comedy show’s skits.
Steve Rogers – a man usually characterised as empathetic and mature – shouting
gossip like a schoolgirl with a scandalous secret is just about the golden
standard of comedy in comics. When a situation is equally funny in and out of
context, you know you’ve hit a genuinely funny moment in comics.
America is many things - leader, hero and inspiration - but damn, he's a really bad