Serious question, are there any 4-koma that aren't completely fucking terrible?
That's like saying are there any Sunday comics that aren't horrible.
So 4koma are the Japanese equivalent of normalfag shit?
yeah pretty much
some of the first manga were 4komas drawn by Osamu
Most manga are "normalfag shit".
4koma are simply in the format that makes them fit into the corner of a newspaper.
Azumanga Daioh, Hidamari Sketch. In general comedy/SoL tends to work pretty well.
Haven't encountered one yet.
Yonkoma are designed to be terrible.
Tonari no Seki-kun
They are failing hard, then. Of all the 4koma I've read, only very few were shit.
The thing is that this kind of terrible, tends to actually be good, I mean, most of the authors need to adequate their stuff to comedy in a way or another, and sometimes in less than 4 panels per gag/story (Not always the standard, but still).
It's pretty much incredible how something like this gets me really good.