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  • Be Prepared is a comic about Vera's time at a summer camp for kids from Russia.
  • Strangers in Paradise was largely Slice of Life, but had a rather incongruous thriller subplot involving a conspiracy to take over the government.
  • Love and Rockets by Los Bros Hernandez started off as grab-bag of surrealism, Slice of Life and Magical Realism. With time, the Slice of Life elements predominate.
  • Omaha the Cat Dancer combines the Slice of Life and Furries. Oh yeah, and explicit sex scenes.
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  • Most issues of Astro City were actually Slice of Life pieces, with the heroes and villains taking a back seat to the ordinary citizens just trying to keep their lives together in a world where superpowered beings attempt to save-and/or-destroy the world on a regular basis.
  • American Splendor.
  • In Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane superheroics become a background detail to Mary Jane's crush on the popular superhero Spider-Man.
  • Some of Robert Crumb's autobiographical works, like Self Loathing Comics which was an autobiographical collaboration with him and his wife Aline.
  • Roberta Gregory's Naughty Bits, for the most part.
  • Archie Comics follows a group of fifties-esque teenagers about their daily lives.
  • Impulse was intended to be this by Mark Waid, the character's creator (ie. primarily Slice of Life with a dash of superhero). It worked, at first - some very memorable moments include Bart not-so-indirectly starting a massive schoolfight in #3, and this story from #6 - but along the way it somehow mutated into primarily superhero with a dash of life.
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  • Swedish indie comic writer Coco Moodysson's autobiographic comic book Coco Platina Titan Total: several slices of teenage and early-20s life.
  • It can be argued that Scott Pilgrim both subverts and plays this straight. While the world they live in is clearly a weird video gamed based society where everyone at the least has the potential for super powers, in their world, that is considered the norm. The main plot is essentially the lives and dynamic between all of the characters. When they aren't fighting, everything is actually quite normal, and is almost like a Canadian hipster version of Friends.
  • Zot!:
    • One issue was called "Jenny's Day", and was just that: it showed Jenny get up in the morning, go to school, and showed an ordinary day in her life. It was made interesting by seeing her thoughts and how much she hated her life and would rather be living on Zot's world.
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    • Later issues of Zot!, titled "The Earth Stories" did this, focusing on just one minor character and showing a sample of their life.
  • The Justice League International series by Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis had plots that dealt with its superheroes in these situations in a comedic way, such as Guy Gardner and Ice having a date at an ice show or the team going to a French language school.
  • The Alcoholic
  • Sunnyville Stories is basically about the daily adventures of its two protagonists, Rusty and Sam. They have many daily adventures in their Close-Knit Community that usually are quite mundane and related to everyday life.
  • Circles is a Slice of life Dramedy Furry Comic that focuses on the lives of six gay men living in the same residence and how their lives are individually and collectively affected throughout the seasons with each chapter being a season of the year. e.g. Spring 2001 ==> Summer 2001, etc.
  • The Franco-Belgian comics imprint Bamboo Édition specializes in doing these. To wit, among many others:
    • Les Pompiers: Slice of firefighter life.
    • Les Gendarmes : Slice of policeman life.
    • Les Toubibs: Slice of medical doctor life.
    • Les Profs: Slice of schoolteacher life.
    • Studio Danse (aka Dance Class): Slice of ballerina life.
    • Les Petits Mythos: Slice of Greek mythology figure kid life.
    • Les Cop's: Slice of social media teen life.
    • Les Musicos (AKA Rob, Web & C.): Slice of up-and-coming rock band life.
    • Les Sisters: Slice of, well, you know.
  • The New Teen Titans #8 had an early such story called "A Day in the Life of..." where each team member had some personal matters to deal with: Raven, after thwarting a terrorist attack with her soul self being kept outside her body for too, had to deal with the arduous consequences and came out better than she hoped. Starfire helps Donna Troy who was dealing with a demanding client by instantly landing a modeling job with him. Cyborg is rejected by his girlfriend for his implants, but soon finds new friends with Sarah Simms and the kids prothestics support group she's supervising.


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