Head to Head Underrated Comedy Comic Book
We are looking at comic books two lists in a row, this thing must be rigged…. and that’s okay! I am here to convince you that Rocket Raccoon is probably the most comedically underrated comic that is out there and that Saga is a far second.
After the greatest Marvel movie that has ever existed came out, we were also all introduced to the best character that has ever existed: Rocket Raccoon!
I was first introduced to the Rocket Raccoon comic by my friends at a BBQ. they were talking about one select adventure he had went on that consisted of Rocket saving a princess, getting framed for murder, and then getting attacked by 1,000 old ex girlfriends. Suffice to say I was immediately interested. Rocket has made me realize that I don’t dislike the 4th wall breaking characters (read Deadpool) nearly as much as I thought. When done correctly and in the right setting, it is perfection, which is what this comic does.
Saga is an amazing comic; however I fail to see how it has much comedic value at all. The story is gritty, violent and intense. each volume leaves me wanting more, but I do not think it is funny. Fantastical? Yes. Epic? Yes. Hilarious? No. If anything the Romeo and Juliet-esque story is a story of sadness peppered with a small bit of personal triumph. This is what makes it a great read, not it’s witty humor or funny characters.
Lets get back to a less serious, more light-hearted topic: story telling. Both comics do a great job of character building and development, but Rocket does it with an air of humor. For instance, there is a panel where they are escaping a prison and the artist turns it into a funny little maze for the readers to follow. This is the kind of cheeky story telling element that this comic uses to keep it fun.
Now by no means am I saying that Saga is not artistically pleasing, because it is, just not in a humorous way. The art looks amazing but the topics covered in the art are far from comedic.
All in all they are both fantastic comics I just think that Rocket Raccoon was written purely for humor and fun and Saga is something far more epic and meaningful. I would highly suggest both as underrated comics, but if you are looking for a light, funny read each month go for Rocket Raccoon. I am going to leave you with this. Rocket Raccoon has an entire issue where Groot tells a story about Rocket and him going treasuring hunting.