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    If you ask me, grimdark is a way-overused phrase in comic book circles. As one poster mentioned, it comes from the tagline from Warhammer 40K tagline "In the grim, dark future there is only war...". The future presented in 40K is EXCEPTIONALLY dark and there are very few comics that can really compare tonally (not that I think there needs to be more)to how dark that future is.
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    Oh, so it came from OUTSIDE comics. That explains a lot. Thanks.
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    "Grimdark" is a perjorative term, like "soap opera":.

    If I like something then by definition it can't be 'grimdark".
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    Wherever it came from, it's still a fucking stupid phrase.
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    So, does anyone have any good suggestions for some Joybright comics?
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    Iangould might be speaking 'stra'in:

    "Grimdark" is a perjorative term, like "soap opera":.

    If I like something then by definition it can't be 'grimdark".
    Since when is "soap opera" a pejorative? I mean, it can be, but only in context. Soap operas were quite popular for decades. Or do you mean only in the context of comics, and even then it's iffy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the4thpip View Post
    So, does anyone have any good suggestions for some Joybright comics?
    My Little Pony?

    No, wait, I guess that stuff is pretty terrifying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Romero View Post
    My Little Pony?

    No, wait, I guess that stuff is pretty terrifying.
    I was going to suggest the Adventure Time comic.

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    Yotsuba&! Its tagline is even "Enjoy everything."

    But then, I'd recommend that regardless of the topic.

    Also, if we can include webcomics, I'd say Cucumber Quest qualifies. Also Bad Machinery, Paranatural, and Nedroid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveGus View Post
    grimdark
    Sorry but I don't speak ass-hat.

    And I don't think in genres or niches. Or only for actual niches, both as icecream flavors, but there it stops.
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    Plain bellied niches or ones with stars upon thars?
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    That's "sneetches".
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    I'm pretty sure those are just tattletales.
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    I'm not entirely sure I understand what constitutes "grimdark," but Todd Solondz' Happiness makes me laugh uncontrollably when I watch it: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147612/?ref_=sr_2

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