Comic Books

aka: Comicbook
"They're like the movies people would make if people had access to an infinite supply of bendy actors who would freely get naked, talk about way-too-personal issues and destroy each other on command."
Nicholas Gurewitch, author of The Perry Bible Fellowship

Ongoing series or individual works of sequential art in book or magazine form; not noted on the list are the vast number of independent or 'underground' publications available. Despite the name, many such are not particularly "comic" at all, which has lead to the use of the term "Graphic Novel" in describing works with True Art aspirations, though some consider such phrasing needlessly pretentious. It has since acquired a more technical meaning, but debate and pretension rage on.

What has happened is that the term has helped give original sequential art in a dedicated publication format a long overdue respectability in North American mainstream culture as evidenced by its growing presence in public library collections.

Compare Newspaper Comics.

See also:
  • Comic Books by Country of Origin:

Argentina

See Argentine Comics

Australia

Belgium

See Belgian Comics.

Brazil

Chile

Denmark

Finland

France

See Franco-Belgian Comics.

Germany

Indonesia

Israel

Italy

Japan

See Manga.

Kuwait

Lebanon

Malaysia

Mexico

The Netherlands

See Dutch Comics.

New Zealand

Norway

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Spain

Sweden

Global Anthologies


Alternative Title(s):

Comic Book, Comics, Graphic Novel