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Comic Theme Time – Best Running Gag In Comics?

by  in Comic News Comment

Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

In last week’s TV Legends Revealed, I spotlighted one of the coolest running gags in television today, Saturday Night Live’s “Lincoln, llama and showgirls” running gag.

That got me to thinking – what are the best running gags in all of comics? Elf with a gun? “One punch”? Batman disappearing on Gordon? John Byrne homaging Fantastic Four #1? Justice League #1 cover homages? What would make up YOUR top five?