Since there is no definition, or difference between, gag and comedy manga, I've always used the two names to differentiate between the 8 or 9 page (gag) and 20 page series (comedy). Something like Jaguar or Mangaka - san to Assistant - san to would fall into the first, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei or St. Young Men in the second. Not that there is a dictionary definition, just a nice little short hand to differentiate between two ways of doing the same thing. Don't forget, 4Koma is just as important a style of gag/comedy.
With that out of the way, let's make this place a nice little thread to discuss comedy/gag/4Koma manga. Discussion about specific series is fine, discussion about the genre is fine too. No lists. There's already a list thread, lists will be deleted. Any reference to funny moments from series that are obviously not comedies will be deleted.
Is it because Gintama have character development, and multiple arc along with episodic one?
I really love Gintama, to me it is the funniest manga. Another way of saying is the amount of the comedy it has is incredible.
Is 4koma considered a gag? because i never really like it, the only reason i happen to read maybe because it included on the chapter that i read. And despite how popular Kochikame is, i never really want to read it.
As TLer of KochiKame (having just finished vol. 1 last week), I sort of find the series not too bad for a general audience so far. It just is sort of something of a completely different time that you have to get yourself used to in liking...