If you are into something specific, there is probably a comic book out there that has you covered. This week, we are keen on learning about your favorite genre of comic books.


What is your favorite Comic Book Genre?

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  1. July 24, 2012 at 11:50 am — Reply

    Hew… well there’s superhero-fantasy, superhero-horror, normal superhero, westerns, too many choices.

  2. Georgedubya
    July 24, 2012 at 11:58 am — Reply

    This was a tough poll for me. I was torn between Superheroes and Web Comics. I ended up going with Web Comics because I have 20+ webcomics I check each day (some in the morning before work, some at night when they update). When it comes to other comics, I tend towards Superhero comics with additional interest in I guess I’d say Fantasy.

  3. Xaxelbrax
    July 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm — Reply

    I voted for Fantasy, but it is a very close race between Fantasy and Superhero, with Web Comics pulling a distant third. Also personally it is very rare if I find a Western or Religious comic I like.

  4. ClubberLang6
    July 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm — Reply

    I went with Superhero. I am a big fan of superman.

  5. JoeM
    July 24, 2012 at 1:34 pm — Reply

    I read a lot. I’ll read and enjoy the heck out of just about any genre if I like the story and the writing. But one genre I will keep track of and borrow and read even when I don’t buy, and that is superhero. And it’s not just the big two, I just groove on the superhero thing. My favorite episode of Yo Gabba Gabba is the Super Mr. Superhero one.

  6. Oldcomicfan
    July 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    I chose manga, because, when I had access to a comic book store, I bought more manga than anything else. After reading superhero comics for forty years I was just sick of the genre, and manga offers a wider variety of themes, the stories usually have a definite beginning, middle and end, and the characters grow and change through the course of the stories. Although I’m not particularly fond of giant robots or naught tentacles, there are plenty of other choices out there. Those of you who have kids have GOT to read Yotsuba& and Bunny Drop.

  7. Zachariah
    July 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm — Reply

    I chose Web Comics. That’s how I started reading comics five years ago and they are the only type I continually read. I’ve only read a few other types. My second choice would be “Fables” type stories, which I guess would be Fantasy. I also enjoy “Batgirl”, but more because of her personality and less because she is a superhero.

  8. July 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm — Reply

    I voted SuperHeroes. The overwhelming majority of my books involve capes and/or super-powers. But that said, Atomic Robo and Locke & Key don’t quite fall in to that category, and they are two of my favorite books.

  9. B.V.K.
    July 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm — Reply

    I voted other because I didn’t see comedy listed as a genre. This can apply to a broad range of comics so I can understand why. The Tick, Atomic Robo, Deadpool, Ghostbusters, are all near the top for me because they make me laugh but they vary from super hero to sci – fi to horror.

  10. Ricco
    July 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    How is Superheroes a genre? Batman is sometimes crime/horror/comedy/drama/fantasy… The fact it a choice really make the poll kinda useless.

    It’s like asking: “Which do you like more? Superman, Batman or comic books in general?”

    I vote all of the above, depending on who writes the story and the story itself I may well love something that I would normally “hate”.

  11. DragonQueen
    July 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm — Reply

    I have one problem with this poll, and that is the category of webcomics.
    Webcomics are a medium, not a genre.
    PVP and Meaty Yogurt are both webcomics, in that their distribution method is primarily the web. However PVP is comedic, mostly gag-a-day while Meaty Yogurt is a dramatic strip.

    • Ricco
      July 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm — Reply

      Huh, same problem with manga now that I think about it…

  12. July 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm — Reply

    I chose other. While I do love Superheroes, I actually prefer the merge of Superhero, Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Series like Green Lantern and Guardians of the Galaxy where it has the capacity to be within the realm of all three of those choices at once are where I’m most likely to get my comics fix. I also like all three choices independently, so I couldn’t choose just one.

  13. Raistlin Majere
    July 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm — Reply

    I enjoy Superhero/”alternative” but am torn between Sci-fi/Fantasy and can’t choose one favorite.

  14. Dawnell_do
    July 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm — Reply

    How about all of the above.

  15. Yanni
    July 25, 2012 at 12:23 am — Reply

    I chose “other” like B.V.K., because Comedy/Humor comics are my favorite genre.

  16. Joe
    July 25, 2012 at 6:17 am — Reply

    Webcomics and manga are not genres. “Superhero” has definitely become its own genre over the last 70 years, but Webcomics and manga describe the “physical” (for lack of an appropriate word) comic rather than the story content.

  17. July 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm — Reply

    As Matthew never tires to point out, “comic book” is a specific format (i.e. pamphlet). I can’t see how webcomics and most manga fit in.

  18. Nintyplayer
    July 28, 2012 at 9:52 am — Reply

    Horror comics need to make a comeback. I mean, really, there are way too many superhero comics! Not enough horror comics!

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