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Best Comic Books of All Time

Divya Bichu Mar 15, 2020
The name says it all, comic books are humorous and can lift your mood within no time. You don't have to be a kid or a teen to read them. They are amazing sources of entertainment and their narrative artwork is simply superb.
Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.

― Bill Cosby
Remember hiding the comic book in your school textbook or under the bed and reading it, so that you mom doesn't scold you for not studying instead. Once you're hooked, you really can't put them down until you finish reading it all.
Although reading comic books is not restricted to kids and teens only, people of all age groups enjoy reading them, but it is just more popular amongst youngsters.
Comic books not only fall in the humor genre, they dominate a vast variety of genres from romance, superhero, action and what not. But there are certain comic books that have touched our hearts and we wouldn't mind reading them over and over again hundreds of times.

The Adventures of Tintin

Publisher➟ Methuen Publishing

Main Characters➟ Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and Thomson & Thompson

Creator/Writer➟ Herge

Genre➟ Adventure
Synopsis➟ This comic book earned immense fan following since it began. It involves the dangerous adventures of a young reporter Tintin, along with his troop which includes his dog Snowy, his best friend Captain Haddock and an absent-minded professor Calculus, who adds the perfect humor to the entire adventure, since he also happens to be hard of hearing.
Ultimately these adventures are put to an end with Tintin's heroic actions, of course with the help of his troop. If you haven't read this comic book go buy yourself the series of it, totally worth reading!


Publisher➟ DC Comics

Main Characters➟ Batman

Creator/Writer➟ Bob Kane and Bill Finger

Genre➟ Action/Superhero
Synopsis➟ This is an ongoing comic book featuring the heroic deeds of Bruce Wayne, who actually is a millionaire but creates a costumed persona of the Batman. Batman uses his super powers to combat crime and criminals. This series started way back in 1939 and is read with same zest even today.


Publisher➟ DC Comics

Main Characters➟ Superman, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Lex Luthor

Creator/Writer➟ Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

Genre➟ Action/Superhero
Synopsis➟ Superman is another ongoing comic book series. The Superman saga began in the 1938 and has gained immense popularity since then, due to which a self titled comic book was launched.
Superman is born on planet Krypton, and then as an infant been rocketed to Earth, where he is raised by a farmer. As he grows old, he realizes that he possesses superpowers and channelizes them in the right way. He uses them to fight the injustice done to humanity.


Publisher➟ Marvel Comics

Main Characters➟ It's a superhero team that includes characters like Wolverine, Angel, Armor, Husk, Professor X and so on.

Creator/Writer➟ Stan Lee & Jack Kirby

Genre➟ Action/Superhero
Synopsis➟ The storyline of this very famous comic book goes like: Professor Xavier creates young mutants and trains them to use their superpowers for the benefit of humankind.
He creates a number of characters and calls them all X-Men, since they possess the X-gene, which gives them their superpowers. It was first published in 1963 and then went on entertaining and appealing to huge masses of people, hence makes it to the list of popular comic books of all time.


Publisher➟ Dark Horse Comics

Main Characters➟ Hellboy

Creator/Writer➟ Mike Mignola

Genre➟ Action/Superhero
Synopsis➟ Hellboy is a comic book superhero, the series of which was such a hit that it was even adapted into a film sequel. The Hellboy was brought to earth by the Nazi, he then grew to be huge and this red skinned demon had horns on his forehead. The very appearance seemed to have amused the readers and within no time Hellboy was a rage.


Publisher➟ Archie Comic Publications

Main Characters➟ Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Jughead Jones

Creator/Writer➟ Maurice Coyne, Louis Silberkleit, John L. Goldwater

Genre➟ Romance & Humor
Synopsis➟ Archie comic was created keeping in mind about a normal person who readers can relate to, and the idea clicked. Archie comic books are tagged as the publishing company's longest running series. The comic book revolves around these teenagers and their adventures. However old you grow, this comic book will always help you relive those fun teen days.

Mickey Mouse And Friends

Publisher➟ Boom! Studios

Main Characters➟ Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse

Creator/Writer➟ Floyd Gottfredson & Paul Murry

Genre➟ Humor
Synopsis➟ This comic book needs no introduction or explanation. Mickey mouse and friends has had the longest running history in the comic books league. It all started in 1941 and the magic still continues.
This comic book has been published by a series of publishers, the recent one being the Boom! Studios. The popularity of this character is just not restricted to its native land, but famous all over the world.

The Incredible Hulk

Publisher➟ Marvel Comics

Main Characters➟ Hulk

Creator/Writer➟ Stan Lee & Jack Kirby

Genre➟ Action/Superhero
Synopsis➟ The huge green superhuman with superpowers, remember him. Yes we are talking about the Hulk. It was a new concept altogether than what the regular comic books portrayed.
Here, the idea was to portray a "good monster", sounds contradictory, but a legend was born. The character gained immense popularity within no time and the concept was adapted into television series and movies as well.

Captain America

Publisher➟ Marvel Comics

Main Characters➟ Captain America

Creator/Writer➟ Joe Simon & Jack Kirby

Genre➟ Action/Superhero
Synopsis➟ Who knew a superhero and patriot, who first appeared as Captain America in a comic book series would be such a rage. This superhero was portrayed to have a good hand at martial arts and hand-to-hand combat, he also wore a costume that bears the American flag, displaying his patriotism.
This comic book series was a rage during the war period, but post war-time its popularity faded. But, soon this character was reintroduced and then there was no looking back.

Richie Rich

Publisher➟ Harvey Comics

Main Characters➟ Richie rich, Dollar, Gloria Glad and Freckles and Pee-Wee Friendly

Creator/Writer➟ Alfred Harvey & Warren Kremer

Genre➟ Humor & Adventure
Synopsis➟ "The poor little rich boy" aww... that's how Richie Rich is introduced. He is the only son of his wealthy parents and appears to be around 7 or 10 years old, he occasionally attends his school and hangs out with his dog Dollar and friends. Although Richie is super rich, he is kind and charitable. This comic book was all about Richie's adventures.
Keep reading comic books, they probably will not have the same effect as that of reading a novel or a self-help book, but one thing is assured a lot of humor and a relaxed reading session. It does nothing but, puts a faint smile back on your face and takes you into a new fantasy land.