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There is no one among us averse to a good tearjerker, and this episode highlights some of the tearjerkiest comic books we could find. Neither Josh, Ron, nor even the mighty Conor can deny the throat lump caused by these comics.
Pedro and Me by Judd Winick is a tale of friendship and great loss, and is so sincere in its tale that the reader can't help but be affected, even if they didn't watch the third season of the Real World.
Preacher isn't a series you think of when it comes to comics with an emotional punch, but you'd be wrong. Garth Ennis does relationships like nobody's business, and Jesse Custer and Tulip will make you feel something.
Transmetropolitan is one of Warren Ellis' best works, but we're focusing on issue #8, Another Cold Morning, about the other side of cryogenic freezing. You know, the one we don't know. Ellis and Robertson put together one hell of a single issue that really gets you where you feel it.
Jeff Lemire's Essex Country Trilogy packs as much sadness and pain into a comic book page as you can find. That's not to say it's not a good story, or that it's not a great read, but one look in those sad eye dots, and men will start coming up for excuses for their watery eyes. It goes double if you're a hockey fan.
It turns out that reliving high school isn't all fun sex and drinking games, in Alex Robinson's Too Cool to be Forgotten. It's a great emotional story with a powerful ending
I Kill Giants did a bit of a bait and switch, but in the very best way. Just when you think you know what you're looking at, Joe Kelly and JM Ken Nimura yank the rug out from under you just in time to grab the Kleenex.
Finally, the daddy of iFanboy's sadness is Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise. Over 90 issues with plenty of laughs, but no shortage of tears makes this one of the most gut-wrenching pieces of sequential literature available today. You'll spend enough time with the characters that you'll come to love them, and when the whole thing wraps up, only the most cold and souless among you will be left with dry eyes.
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