Comic books can often be filled with tons of action, crazy concepts and stories to make you think. They can often make you laugh and get excited. But occasionally a comic can come along that can turn even the most hardened reader into a quivering mess of emotion.
Sometimes, a comic is just so powerful and emotional, it reduces you to tears. And that's a good thing! It's nice to be reminded of our humanity every now and then, and what better way to do so than by showing the emotional highs and lows of our favourite superheroes - even, in some cases, the most two-dimensional ones out there?
And some writers are just simply masters at eliciting this reaction, regularly breaking human beings down into puddles of molten feels, right there on a busy train, in the library, or wherever they come across their weaponised sadness mines laying in the wild.
Here at WhatCulture, we've gone through the tears and throat-tightening moments so emosh that they can break a reader in seconds. Who says comics can't be serious?
Joe is a comic book writer out of South Wales, writing LGBTQ+ superhero series The Pride and also co-writing Welsh horror comedy series, Stiffs. He's also a comics reporter and reviewer who works with Bleeding Cool and now WhatCulture too. So he makes comics and talks about comics, but there's more to him too. Somewhere.