comic book


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As far as comic book movies go, that's not that super, but Fury of the Gods also only cost $125 million; for comparison, Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania's production cost was $200 million. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 19 Mar. 2023 If the anguish and anger of Yang’s comic book landed like a smack to the face, Yu’s series feels like a shove — still forceful and attention-grabbing, to be sure, but with a less acute sting. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Mar. 2023 The case has become larger-than-life, in part because Irvin is a comic book character who symbolizes the boisterous television media environment today, and also because the nature of the accusations against him are ugly and sordid. Mike Freeman, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2023 Arguably the biggest name at the show was British comic book artist Jim Cheung. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2023 Written by Jeff Loveness; based on comic book characters created by Jack Kirby. Mark Feeney,, 15 Feb. 2023 Last year, San Antonio comic book artist Chris Allen teased that his next big project would be his first No. 1 issue in an ongoing series. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Feb. 2023 The Phoenix Mercury star detained for months in Russia is the subject of a new comic book. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 18 Jan. 2023 Deadlineis reporting that Sweeney will be making the jump from TV critical darling to raking in that comic book movie money. Ashley Shannon Wu, Vulture, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of comic book was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Comic book.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

comic book

: a magazine made up of a series of comic strips
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