Sucker Punch #1 by Mark Jason Robards
Oh yeah, comics can be funny. Way too many minis seem to take everything seriously (sometimes for good reason, sometimes out of a bit of the old pretentiousness), so three cheers for anything that wants to make people laugh a little bit. This one isnâ€™t all gags; far from it. Itâ€™s the story of a cast of characters, all 20-somethings: an â€œaspiringâ€ writer, his female friend, her slutty roommate, a token indie rocker guy and an asshole friend. Oh, and the title of the ongoing story throughout is â€œToday is the day I wish they would hold a parade in my nameâ€, which is a thing of beauty all by itself. The female lead, Frieda, takes great joy in smacking somebody back to reality when thereâ€™s any danger of things getting heavy or profound, which just makes me smile after reading so many comics that really and truly want to tell me something. Itâ€™s nice to read something occasionally that just is what it is. Oh, and the writing and art are both terrific, which makes exactly zero things I have a problem with here.