If you think comic books are for kids only, you’re wrong. And when I say this, I’m not talking about collectibles or expensive full collections that will hold value overtime. I’m talking about modern comic books, more like novels with a bit of color.

The genre is relatively limited from many points of view, but it seems to gain more and more notoriety. Basically, you have a novel, but it’s written in the classic comic style.

Forget about Superman, Wonder Woman or Batman, but new heroes who you’ll fall in love with immediately. With these thoughts in mind, here are a few funny comic books that will hook you in straight away.

What Are The Most Wanted Humorous Comic Books?

Madam Rhino – Troubled Waters, by Chris Lewis (2023)

This book follows Adisa, a secret agent who got recruited in her 80s. It sounds weird, but who’s gonna suspect an old quiet lady of being a secret agent? It’s the perfect scenario.

Anyway, she gets a mission from the Bridge Club, which implies going on a cruise. But obviously, nothing works like planned when she finds out her entire family decides to join her as well.

Now, she needs to play two different roles while trying to complete the mission, which by the way, implies bringing global peace.

The agent has to fight more misconceptions. First, she struggles a little as a secret agent. She can’t do all the James Bond moves or fight criminals physically. Second, she’s a retired black woman, which means even more misconceptions.

But obviously, nothing works like planned when she finds out her family decides to join her as well.

This is one of those funny graphic novels with a twist. Apart from the attractive storyline, there’s one thing I’ve learned from it. Age is nothing but a number.

Adulthood Is a Myth, by Sarah Andersen (2016)

This is the first volume in a longer series and trust me, you’ll find yourself in each of these pages. It describes Sarah’s life, but with all the ups and downs that we all go through.

Get ready to laugh at every situation, remember some of the things you’ve been through and basically enjoy a modern lifestyle explained through funny comic books.

Whether it comes to wasting weekends on the Internet, holding hands with a nice guy or dreaming all day about going home, this book describes a plethora of awkward situations that anyone can enjoy.

And while it may look like an autobiography, it’s not.

On a more serious note, I’ve understood that everyone deals with introversion, self consciousness and body image issues at times, so the book is totally relatable.

I Hate Fairyland Volume 1, by Skottie Young (2016)

This book has an incredible storyline. It feels like a mix between different classics because there’s a bit of everything in it. Alice in Wonderland? Deadpool? These are only some of the references I can give out, without spoiling it.

Anyway, the story follows Gert. She’s 43, but she’s stuck in a kid’s body. To others, she’s only six years old. And as if all these were not enough, this kid is also stuck in a magical world for about 30 years now.

Now, she’s trying to escape. After all, she’s an adult and she just can’t be bothered with this Fairyland. So said, so done…

She has a giant axe and she’s ready to smash anyone who’ll try to stop her.

I know, it sounds a bit childish, but there’s plenty of humor in it and a few adult references that kids won’t really understand. It’s the kind of book that made me laugh obnoxiously, but I’m warning you, you’ll need an immature sense of humor to get it.

Sheets: 1, by Brenna Thummler (2018)

Read this book and you’ll end up looking behind your back whenever you hear something around you. Oh, and also, you’ll feel obsessed with clean laundry. Or at least that’s how it made me feel…

There are two stories here. First, you have Marjorie, who feels like an actual ghost. She’s only 13 and she works in her family’s laundry business. She needs to deal with all kinds of bad customers and her life feels miserable.

Then, you have Wendell, who’s an actual ghost…

I won’t provide any spoilers, but get ready for an adventurous experience once these two worlds collide.

It’s a funny comic book, but it also shows you that there are always second chances in life. It’s about unusual friendships and the possibility to look back into your past and make fun of situations that seemed impossible back then.

Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh (2013)

This is one of those funny graphic novels that can become extremely serious and helpful at times. I’ve read it while going through a difficult period in life and I must admit it helped me a lot.

It’s got plenty of funny stories and even when things get serious, they’re related in a quirky way. From dog stories to cake addictions, the book has everything.

It’s written from a personal point of view and includes both highs and lows. One second it makes you laugh, then it makes you feel sad.

I’m not sure how to put it… This is a book about depression, but it’s not depressing. Instead, it’s funny and exciting. It warms you up and it makes you understand that there’s much more to life.

I found myself in the story quite a few times and I believe some parts are fully relatable to anyone out there.

Final Thoughts on Comic Books with Humor

Bottom line, I can probably go on a bit more with these funny comic books. There are quite a few good titles out there and not only are they funny, but they’re also easy to read and fascinating with the modern mix of classic comics and solid story lines.

The above mentioned titles can certainly put you in a good mood and open your appetite for this genre. Some of them are part of longer series. In fact, that’s why I recommend them. I believe you’ll fall in love with the characters and you’ll want more.

If you are interested in more funny books check our funny novel selection.