Why is Comic Sans so bad?
I think Comic Sans is the way it is because it was designed for the early 90s b&w rendering of VGA screens, so its has a lot of 'rough edges' that made sense to meet the brief of the day, but don't look great when printed on a shop window banner or whatever. And people hate it because its so over-used.
But there must be good comic book lettering fonts, made without that technical constraint.
James Grieshaber and Eben Sorkin did http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Short+Stack
a few years back as a comic book lettering font designed for the web of a few years ago, which has very wide proportions and a huge x-height, so loose spacing to match all the white space inside the glyphs... I think its even a bit too wide. Squooshing it (above) makes it reverse contrast and veering towards Comic Sans' 'awful' attributes....
What are even better ones? Why do you like them?