One of the easiest ways to add some flair and interest to your slides, banners, handouts, etc. is to using fonts that help communicate not only your message but your style and/or theme.
Since it’s SUPERHERO MONTH here at Big City Studios, I thought it’d be a good time to share some of my favorite FREE comic book fonts.
Comic book fonts will generally come in one of two styles.
The first style is the TITLE style. These are the bold letters that are used in superhero logos or comic titles. They work really well when your message requires a lot of impact…sermon titles, headers, important information, and the like. However, you would probably be better off not using these fonts for anything beyond that.
The second style is the WRITING style. These are the letters that fill speech or thought bubbles in the pages of your favorite superhero rag. These fonts are better suited for situations in which you’re writing our sentences or paragraphs…Bible verses, song lyrics, body text, etc. Because these fonts are not as bold as the title ones, they are easier to read for longer periods of time.
Below are my five favorite comic book fonts. You can download any of these for free, but some of them also have full-featured versions that you can purchase.
1 Badaboom is a classic comic font that I’ve been using for years on countless projects. It’s the perfect, fun font for any superhero-styled project because it has a great flair and is also instantly recognizable as a comic font.
2 Space Comics is a font that I’ve only started using recently but I’ve quickly grown to love. As its name implies, it works extra well for space-based projects that require a bit of comic book flare.
3 Kids Magazine is a great font because of its great versatility. It can be used for superhero or comic book-themed content but it works just as well as a fun, bold title font to use for anything you produce.
4 Somehow, Comic Sans is still a pretty popular font among ministry personnel..especially in the kids ministry world. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives that are MUCH BETTER crafted and can be used in a fun and effective way. On the top of that list is Comic Neue Sans. Use it instead of Comic Sans. Please.
5 Another great Comic Sans-replacement is Hey Comic. This is a fun and easy-to-read font that you can use in a whole host of ways! And if you want the full featured version, you can purchase it here.