* While Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' were dark {{deconstruction}}s of the SuperHero genre, his later ''[[ComicBook/NineteenSixtyThree 1963]]'' is an affectionate parody of the Silver Age.
** The same could be said of his run on ''{{Supreme}}'' which used many goofy Silver Age-style ideas and stories. Extra points for the fact Moore also made ''a parody of a parody'', taking the ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' Franchise/{{Superman}} parody ''Superduperman'' and writing one based on Supreme, who himself is a Superman analogue.
** ''1963'' is an AffectionateParody of the stories and characters of the SilverAge, but more of a pointed TakeThat to the creators behind them, with the letters pages implying that "Affable" Al Moore (Moore's fictionalised version of himself within the ''1963'' universe and a clear take-off of "Smilin'" Creator/StanLee) is an egotistical tyrant who shamelessly takes credit for the achievements of others.
*** Affectionate towards Jack Kirby and a Take That towards Lee.
* The ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'' comic book series.
-->''It's an absolute distillation of the superhero genre. No plot lines, characters, emotions, nothing whatsoever. It's people posing in the street for no good reason. It is people getting kicked, and then exploding.''
* Creator/MarvelComics frequently does this in its own media. One of the most prominent examples is the world of ''Peter Porker: The Spectacular Spider-Ham'', an anthropomorphic animal version of the Marvel Universe. Alternate reality storylines, such as the ones in ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'', also included humorous parodies.
** What makes the ''Webcomic/{{Supermegatopia}}'' Spider-Ham an affectionate parody of an affectionate parody, apparently, as the SMT take on her is to make her a cute, if slightly plump, girl. The sarcasm is retained, as well as a [[MissedTheCall slight desire to just stay home and watch TV instead.]]
** Really, this was the entire point of the ''What The'' title, with one issue featuring Man-Thang and [[ComicBook/SwampThing Swamp-Thang]] getting into a largely ineffective fight over who stole whose origin; Frank Casket, the Pulveriser, and his CloudCuckoolander war against crime; and Wrillimean, a Wolverine spoof who spoke entirely in "Slice and dice! No quarter! I'm the best at what I do and I ain't pretty!"
* ''Little Ego'', by Vittorio Giardino, was an erotic parody of ''ComicStrip/LittleNemoInSlumberland''. Though the art style was a lot more realistic, it retained the color, odd plot shifts, multi-panels and, of course, the main character waking up in his bed at the end.
* ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' uses this as well, especially with Victor Mancha, who is programmed to worship in-universe superheroes and often plays straight man to the more GenreSavvy of the group.
* [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin's]] alter egos are often used to spoof their various genres. Tracer Bullet covers FilmNoir, Spaceman Spiff is a parody of Sci-fi adventure stuff like ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', and Stupendous Man... well, [[Franchise/{{Superman}} guess.]] Occasionally, the comics Calvin was actually reading would be used to give a not-so-affectionate critique of the ultraviolent [[TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age of Comic Books]].
* WordOfGod states that Kyle Rayner's stint as Parallax during the [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Sinestro Corps War]] was meant to be a parody of Kyle's interactions with Hal Jordan when he was Green Lantern and Hal was Parallax.
* 1982's ''The Fantastic Four Roast'', written and laid out by Creator/FredHembeck and issue #34 of Marvel's ''What If...?'' series (first version), was some of the gut-bustingly funniest send-ups drawn straight ever.
* Creator/DougTenNapel's one-shot comic, ''Solomon Fix'', is an affectionate parody of the British. It was inspired by the "fancy Englishmen" [=TenNapel=] worked with while making ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''.
* ''MAD'' magazine was for nearly its entire run defined by its parodies of major TV shows and movies...and real life as well.
* ''ComicBook/AdolescentRadioactiveBlackBeltHamsters'' is the first TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats parody of the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.
* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} as a character tends to be an affectionate parody of the Dark Age of Comics and of [[NinetiesAntiHero stereotypical '90s anti-heroes]].
* [[ComicBook/WilqSuperbohater Wilq]] is a mix of Superman (capable of flight, wears a cape) and Franchise/{{Batman}} (how he wants to be perceived).
* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': In Spain, the Supergroup stories are considered one of the finest parodies of the superhero genre.
* ''Colt Noble and the Megalords'' was a one-shot from Image that is this in regards to ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'', though very much more "affectionate" than "parody" as it doesn't directly mock any of the elements lifted from He-Man so much as create comical situations around them (such as the characterization of Prince Jaysen/Colt Noble as a horny idiot and Archfiend as the world's worst boyfriend). The continuation in ''Mini Comics Included'' did parody one specific element of the original He-Man toyline: namely, the premise behind He-Man impersonator Faker, who has blue skin and orange hair. The Faker equivalent, Duper, is fired by Archfiend because he can change shape but not colors, but ends up fooling Colt's love interest Mareea because she's colorblind.
* ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' is essentially a good-natured sendup of tabletop gamer culture. The creators even produced their own licensed verion of the [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 1st Edition AD&D rules,]] ''TabletopGame/{{Hackmaster}}''.
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