Angela’s Top 3 Laugh-Out-Loud Graphic Novels

This week Angela from our Mountlake Terrace community library has a list of her favorite graphic novels that made her literally laugh out loud. Take it away, Angela!

“Sometimes you need to read something funny to take your mind off things, and taking care of yourself is the most important thing. If you need some humor to help you get through your day, I’ve got a short list of some graphic novels that I find funny. If your sense of humor isn’t the same as mine, these should still provide a few chuckles, if not outright laughs.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

If you haven’t read graphic novels before, this one is a good one to start with. Nimona is a snarky shape-shifter who is determined to be the villainous Lord Blackheart’s sidekick, even though he doesn’t want a sidekick. This will have you laughing as you root for the villains on their mission to expose the darkness behind the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics. And any book that has the lines “I’m not a girl. I’M A SHARK!” will bring on the laughs.

The Unbelievable Gwenpool by Chris Hastings

If you already read comics and want something even more ridiculous in terms of humor, or if you enjoy meta there’s The Unbelievable Gwenpool by Chris Hastings. Imagine Deadpool as a teenage girl, give her vast knowledge of the Marvel Universe, and then throw her into the Marvel Universe for good measure. She may not have any super-powers, or incredible healing abilities, but she knows how comics work and is determined to survive in spite of her lack of powers…and she just may get a chance to sing karaoke with Ms. Marvel while she’s at it. This one made me laugh out loud, not just chuckle at the jokes.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid by collkyousinnjya

For manga readers, I’ve got a recommendation for you that isn’t just me bring up Assassination Classroom again since I’ve mentioned it before – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid by coolkyousinnjya. (Although if you haven’t read Assassination Classroom yet, you should.) Miss Kobayashi is an ordinary office worker who helps out a hungry dragon. She didn’t expect the dragon to stick around, and let alone expect the dragon to insist on being her servant! This one made me laugh just by seeing how a dragon could survive in a modern city, without someone finding out that she is actually a dragon and not just another regular person.”

Those are awesome suggestions, Angela – thank you!
What titles would you add to this list, readers?

Stay tuned next week when Jayanne and the students of South Whidbey Middle School will give us their Top 5 List of Books to Crow About.

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