comic book

noun

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

And Tony Stark’s immense wealth and technological trappings in Iron Man — the movie that kicked off Marvel’s Cinematic Universe — helped turned a B-List comic book hero into an A-List cinematic figure. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Crazy Rich Asians’ crazy rich success could mean more stories about less crazy rich Asian-American people.," 21 Dec. 2018 Per the comic book storyline, Supergirl, Superman’s cousin, was a teenager when their home planet of Krypton was destroyed. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Henry Cavill reportedly out as Superman for DC's upcoming slate of movies," 12 Sep. 2018 In the grand scheme, school mascots and nicknames are about as relevant to an education as comic books and lunch boxes. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty: Anderson Redskins debate lacks sensitivity, mutual understanding," 13 June 2018 The Black Panther character was introduced in Marvel comic books in 1966, and the film’s visual style originates there. Rob Haskell, WSJ, "In ‘Black Panther,’ Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Found a Career-Defining Challenge," 1 Nov. 2018 Poffo will be at WrestleCon this weekend in New Orleans with copies of his new comic book. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "The ’Mania Supercolumn: 34 Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes for WrestleMania 34," 6 Apr. 2018 Aquaman first entered the DC Comics universe in a 1941 anthology and later turned into a solo comic book series. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Hang on to your magical tridents, the final Aquaman trailer is here," 20 Nov. 2018 He was depicted as a comic book hero and more recently had his biography published in portions by prominent newspapers. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Ghosn’s ‘Bigger-Than-Life’ Personality Increasingly Rare in Global Car Business," 19 Nov. 2018 The comic book series takes Sabrina in a much darker direction than the light-hearted sitcom that came before it. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "The Original 'Sabrina' Cast Just Sent Their "Best Witches" To The New Netflix Series," 26 Oct. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'comic book.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of comic book

1904, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about comic book

Share comic book

Dictionary Entries near comic book

comic

comical

comicalness

comic book

Comice

comico-

comic-opera

Statistics for comic book

Last Updated

9 Jan 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for comic book

The first known use of comic book was in 1904

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for comic book

comic book

noun

English Language Learners Definition of comic book

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

comic book

noun

Kids Definition of comic book

: a magazine made up of a series of comic strips

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on comic book

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with comic book

Nglish: Translation of comic book for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about comic book

Comments on comic book

What made you want to look up comic book? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tremendous in size, volume, or degree

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!