* ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'': How is Jaime Reyes gonna get screwed over this time? How awesome are Brenda and Paco gonna be next issue? Is that a giant naked guy? Is Paco going to use his stick? Is the Scarab going to figure out how to take down EVERYTHING?
* The achievements of the Saint of Killers from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' get steadily more impressive until the end where he [[spoiler: kills God]].
* ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'': Agents of Hate. Take a normal super team, give each one of them a triple espresso shot of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]], [[{{Flanderized}} exaggerate their character flaws]] and set them against increasingly ridiculous enemies. Throw away any aspiration of being taken seriously, then [[{{LampshadeHanging}} hang lampshades on everything]] fans like in comics. Then make it ''more'' ridiculous in the next volume. Then it [[MadeOfExplodium explodes!]]\\
The series reaches its high point (or "insanity nexus") with a series of six two-page spreads in issue #11 where the team fights their way through [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/double1.jpg Golems, Goblins, Living Brains, Purple Soviet Apes,]] [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/double2.jpg Laser Hawkings,]] [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/double3.jpg Naked Ninjas, S&M Iron Man Babies, Flying Windmill Men, Blue Skinned Space Pirates with Death Ray Peg Legs, Hamburger Shooting Bruce Campbell Elvis MODOKs,]] [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/double4.jpg Cyclops Brontasauri, Samurai Siamese Twins, Chimney Sweep Gargoyles,]] [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/double5.jpg Snakes on Planes, Wolverine Monkeys, A Giant Wolverine Ape,]] [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/double6.jpg A Sentinel Robot, Hidden Men, Giant Cyborg Astronaut Tigers, Two Kinds of Little Green Men and evil trees.]]
* ''All'' Creator/GrantMorrison's DC work uses the MindScrew in an escalating pattern.
* So, just how insane and ridiculous can {{Deadpool}} get today?
** More insane and more ridiculous. Obviously.
** To elaborate: One of his issues begins with a panel of Deadpool garotting Santa Claus while the caption reads: "A routine assignment." And that is probably the least weird thing that happens in that issue.
** By the way, no, [[NoodleIncident you never find out why he's garroting Santa Claus.]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ld6e2iiaWM1qep8wlo1_500.jpg Did we mention it was with barbed wire?]]
** And there's the old ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'' storyline, "Deadpool vs. the Marvel Universe". It starts with a fairly typical (read: way over the top) story of Deadpool tracking down Wolverine to keep him from killing Weasel, and escalates until it's Deadpool, Bob, Weasel, and a handful of lesser Marvel heroes fighting off a horde of Carnage possessed dinosaurs.
* Occurs to some extent in ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'': How much more evil can we make Winnowill in ''this'' story arc?
** Also, the climactic fight between Cutter and Rayek in the Troll Caverns starts out as a simple fistfight, but by the end of it they're hitting each other with freaking great ''stalagmites''. [[spoiler:They both win - Cutter satisfies his lust for revenge, and Rayek wins the Wolfriders' respect.]]
* ComicBook/WarMachine, one of his latest suits allows him to repurpose any weapon whether it's damaged or practically broken and attach it to his suit to become one living WMD, this might just seem out a little out there but when you see him literally put pieces of a jet together to make a clawed gauntlet weapon and FLY at the same time or when he pulls pieces of a tank including treads and becomes a living breathing tank. To top that off implications that he can possibly interface with some of the deadliest weapons in the Marvel with no known limit mean he can always push his abilities UpToEleven.
* Comicbook/RedHulk. How many popular characters can he effortlessly beat? How many ways can he violate the rules of the MarvelUniverse just for something that [[RuleOfCool looks cool]]? How many items can he tick off the VillainSue checklist?
** [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] often uses this trope himself to a lesser or greater extent depending upon the author. Just how mad/strong can he become?
* How many millions of people can be killed in Mega-City One in the latest catastrophe/big bad plot in "ComicBook/JudgeDredd"??
* Played with in one strip from ''ComicStrip/PiranhaClub'', where Bud Grace (the author/artist, who regularly appeared in the comics for behind-the-scenes tomfoolery) was told by a frustrated editor that his comics were getting weirder and weirder -- which was around the time the martian Zerblatt had become a recurring character and had fathered dozens of froglike kids with a supermodel. In a later interview, Grace admitted that his comics ''were'' getting increasingly more and more bizarre, likening it to eating a lot of spicy food -- after a while it doesn't seem as spicy anymore, and then you want something spicier.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' character [[MeaningfulName Topper]] embodies this. Every story you tell, he did it better, even if it seems logically impossible.