Some current comic book series which are not “about” “muscles”

… and which I am also actively reading:

(Click names for relevant and vaguely-relevant news articles and background information)

Hellboy in Hell

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BPRD: Hell on Earth

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Abe Sapien

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Fables

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Manhattan Projects

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Fatale

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Saga

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Hawkeye

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The Private Eye (Online purchase only)

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The Walking Dead

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“Hey, Laura! How can I tell if my comic book is about muscles?”

  1. Does the comic include a close-up of someone’s muscles?
  2. Are the biggest conflicts in the story purely physical ones?
  3. Would the average reader be aware of any character development (without outside/long-term canonical knowledge of the characters)?
  4. Are the characters wearing nonsensical outfits suitable primarily for showing off their muscles?
  5. Does the story use action or gratuitous pictures of muscles to cover plot holes?
  6. When you finish reading the comic and put it down on the table, are you thinking about the characters, or about the characters’ muscles?

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