comic book


Definition of comic book

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

Examples of comic book in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prentice Penny is partnering with Stranger Comics’ Founder Sebastian A. Jones to recognize and nurture independent comic book creators. Keyaira Boone, Essence, 5 Nov. 2021 Perhaps more than anything, Drost’s creativity makes the comic book series both fun and fairly addictive. Chris M. Worrell, cleveland, 1 Nov. 2021 In a new comic book series, Jonathan Kent (the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane) will begin a romantic relationship with a male friend. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Oct. 2021 The show is also said to be heavily based on the acclaimed 2012-2015 comic book series, Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction, David Aja, and several other artists. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 28 Sep. 2021 According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel has sued the heirs of some late comic book creators, including Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Gene Colan. Chris Smith, BGR, 25 Sep. 2021 Marvel filed four lawsuits on Friday seeking to block comic book creators and their heirs from seizing control of copyrights to such major characters as Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 24 Sep. 2021 Disney, which owns the superhero comic company, filed a number of lawsuits Friday against the heirs of late comic book creators like Stan Lee and Gene Colan, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. Greta Bjornson,, 24 Sep. 2021 The event features photo ops and autograph sessions with celebrity guests; comic book creators; more than 1,000 retailers selling comics, limited-edition prints, memorabilia, clothing and more; cosplay; tattoo artists; special events; and more. Patrick Connolly,, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of comic book

1904, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2021

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“Comic book.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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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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Kids Definition of comic book

: a magazine made up of a series of comic strips


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