comic book


Definition of comic book

: a magazine containing sequences of comic strips usually hyphenated in attributive use

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The solution, Hasbro realized, was to give G.I. Joe its own comic book. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "Yo, Joe: How a 12-Inch Soldier Doll Became a Toy Legend," 9 Apr. 2019 In 1960, muscular men like Charles Atlas and Joe Weider took out ads in comic books that encouraged scrawny men and boys to follow their training regimen to avoid being bullied. USA TODAY, "The biggest exercise fad the year you were born," 12 July 2018 His footprint in pop culture continued to expand as the entertainment industry increasingly looked towards comic books and video games for inspiration, bringing nerd culture to the mainstream. Tracy Brown,, "Chris Hardwick, the controversial nerd caught up in a firestorm," 22 June 2018 Victoria's Secret model Sara Sampaio played a chillingly life-like werewolf on a full moon with razor-sharp teeth and claws, while Taylor Hill was virtually unrecognizable as Japanese comic book character, Sailor Moon. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Best Celebrity Halloween Makeup on Instagram," 1 Nov. 2018 The new show will take on the adventures of Katy Keene, a model, actress, and singer from the eponymous comic books, who dreams of becoming a fashion designer in New York City. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "What Is 'Katy Keene' About? This 'Riverdale' Spin-Off Is Star-Studded," 12 Mar. 2019 Marvel Entertainment has announced the end of its Hunt for Wolverine line of comic books, with the one-shot Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends scheduled for an August release. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Marvel Ends 'Hunt for Wolverine' With 'Dead Ends' Special Issue," 22 May 2018 His early paintings took inspiration from the psychedelia of comic books and science fantasy, with mazy train tracks running across cosmic reliefs. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "The Spectacular Personal Mythology of Rammellzee," 21 May 2018 The first black Marvel hero, who got a new run of comic books recently written by the brilliant Ta-Nehisi Coates and a cameo in the film Civil War, will come to the big screen next February. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "The First Trailer for Black Panther Looks Sick as Hell," 11 June 2017

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First Known Use of comic book

1904, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of comic book

: a magazine that is made up of a series of comic strips

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: a magazine made up of a series of comic strips

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