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Some Best Lighthearted Graphic Novels You Need To Read


Sometimes all you want to read after a super hectic day is something lighthearted. Something that will cheer you up and not make more gloomy. In the past I have talked about lighthearted movies & anime series, so leave behind lighthearted graphic novels? So here are some of my favorites!

Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim

The series is about Scott Pilgrim, a slacker and part-time musician who lives in Toronto and plays bass guitar in the band Sex Bob-Omb. Suddenly he is in love but there is a big obstacles ahead, his new girlfriend’s evil exes. It is a hugely entertaining, fun series which is a must read for anyone wanting a little kick start to their day, besides coffee. It reminds you of the greater things in life, like striving for happy fun times no matter what crappy situation, or apartment, you’re in.

Chew

Chew

In a future where a recent epidemic wiped out millions of people from the face of the Earth, Poultry is illegal. That means, no hamburgers, no nuggets or steak. In this future FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is way more powerful than FBI and CIA combined. Moving to our Protagonist Tony Chu he is cibopathic, meaning he can read the entire history of anything he eats, be it hummus or human. Yup that surely sounds disgusting and it is. Tony isn’t the only interesting character in the series, nor is he the only cibopath. The series is a complete delight to read with the way it’s drawn and it stands upright with with it’s humor.

Fraction’s Hawkeye

Hawkeye

Yes he’s the same guy from Avengers, Hawkeye and he needs no Introductions. This isn’t your regular Superhero comic, thanks to Matt Fraction. Sure, there is still a bucket load of action but Hawkeye’s everyday struggles is what makes this comic special. He’s a normal dude trying his best to be a superhero and he isn’t rich. Just grab it, there’s something in for everybody.

Nextwave

Nextwave

The Nextwave series features a collection of minor Marvel superheroes, who are send on a ridiculous adventure. There’s even former Captain Marvel Monica Rambeau in the group and a parody version of Nick Fury. Nextwave is a comic with no real subtext other than to have some good old superheroic action fun.

Atomic Robo

Atomic Robo

It’s a interesting story about a robot sent to fight the neo-nazis and their crazy leader who’s plotting against America. Our Protagonist, a self-aware robot built by a fictional version of Nikola Tesla certainly exhibits a lot of emotions. You’d be hard-pressed to find a comic more entertaining than Atomic Robo.

King City

King City

Joe is a catmaster, trained to use his cat as any tool or weapon. His best friend, Pete, falls in love with an alien he’s forced to sell into green slavery, while his ex, Anna, watches her Zombie War veteran boyfriend turn into the drug he’s addicted to. Basically, King City is just a story about the people in King City. Brandon Graham takes his artistic cues from manga in King City, which is again refreshing.

True Story, Swear To God

True Story, Swear To God

If you are a sucker for love this is what you should be reading. Telling the story of how a Napa Valley cartoonist Tom Beland meets the love of his life, Puerto Rican journalist Lily Garcia, and how they embraced each other. Simply heartwarming, filled with bunch of humour.


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