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Insufferable is a hero comic written by Mark Waid, drawn by Peter Kraus, colored by Nolan Woodward. It is currently running on Thrillbent. It is a comic that follows the adventure of Nocturnus and his annoying and extremely rich sidekick Galahad. The tagline of it is:"What happens when you’re a crimefighter and your sidekick grows up to be an arrogant, ungrateful douchebag?".

The series follows a serious but often times humorous tone, unlike Waid's previous writing.


Contains examples of:

  • Armor Is Useless: Or at least Baby armor proves to be as useless as stupid as it sounds. Which Nocturnus aptly demonstrates
  • Asshole Victim: Randall. Even the cop investigating his murder wants to thank the killer. For record, Randall was a lying, cheating shitbag whose only 'talent' was getting kids drunk.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Nocturnus. He brings patch of Piranha repellent/fake blood to a negotiation, taking place at local aquarium. He uses that repellent on Galahad. Lampshaded in that Galahad asks what if there were Sharks. Which is probably a Callback to an old Batman episode with Adam West.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Ominax The Modular Man. Not certain how true is it, since he had a sort of addiction to implants.
  • Glory Hound: Galahad is mostly driven by this.
  • Great Detective - Nocturnus.
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  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Most of the reason Galahad is still functional (and as popular as he is) is because of his long-suffering hypercompetent publicist, Meg.
  • Just Between You and Me: How the villain of season two gets caught. Joachin thought had Galahad at gunpoint, and was telling him how he arranged for Galahad to be framed for all the crimes he commited. Sadly others were listening to that conversation
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Galahad.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Galahad, who's hobbies include getting drunk, drugged, sexed and posing. His detective skills have atrophied.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: An utterly-gratuitous shirtless scene with Galahad in the hospital (after a head injury) is lampshaded by a nurse, who says that it is "standard procedure for head trauma in combination with unbelievable pecs."
  • Wild Goose Chase: Beautifully subverted. Nocturnas decides to send Galahad off on a chase for whoever is behind this, giving him a false name. He tells Meg that he's doing this to protect his son while he finds the real culprit.
    Nocturnas: We won't see him for days. He'll leave no stone unturned. He'll dig and dig. He'll spring down blind alleys, shake down informants and otherwise keep himself busy while I track down the real mystery...
    Meg: You sure Jarod'll take the bait?
    Nocturnas: Unless he's forgotten everything I ever taught him.
    (the door bursts open and Galahad storms in)
    Galahad: What the hell, dude!
    Nocturnas: *Sigh*