When we first looked at action we said that most comics fit that genre - if it could even be said to be separate. But there are plenty of whimsical humorous strips that have a different focus. It's just that mainstream comics, dealing with the superhero and the other heroes do involve helping heapings of action.
First let's list the other genre types that so closely incorporate action that it would be meaningless to talk of a cross:
We probably did something similar when we were trying to get a grasp on what action was. I have a couple of ideas where we can pick out the action but, to attempt to make it clearer, the genres that can include, but are not known for, their action content:
Presumably we can find instances of a crossblend in these cases. In the first set, is it the moment that the protagonist puts down their gun and rescues a fallen mate, hides in a cave and feeds them on berries and moss? Is it all distilled down to moments of drama and instants of action? Quite possibly.
If you really want to escape this dynamic, where everything is action or contains action with brief moments of dramatic respite, there's always sex and, yes, humour.
Posted by berko_wills at 4:11 PM NZT
Updated: Tuesday, 18 April 2006 3:57 PM NZT