comic book


Definition of comic book 

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

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The four-day event features comic books, anime, video games, cosplay, sci-fi and pop culture. Mike Stocker,, "Video: Florida Supercon fans show off their stunning costumes," 14 July 2018 He was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1927, and belonged to the first generation of kids who grew up on super-hero comic books, able to get the adventures of Superman and Wonder Woman for a dime a piece. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, is dead.," 7 July 2018 The centerpiece of the town’s Superman tourism is the annual Superman Celebration, which draws several thousand comic book fans each year to Metropolis for four days of costume contests, movie screenings, and celebrity appearances. Michael Hardy, WIRED, "The Annual Super-Celebration in Superman's Real-World Home," 3 July 2018 For those in the business of mounting these gargantuan tributes to popular entertainment and all things comic books, consternation over the no-shows is overblown. Lori Weisberg,, "No Marvel or HBO? No big deal, San Diego Comic-Con observers say," 25 June 2018 The series is based on Kirkman’s Invincible comic books, which he co-created with artist Cory Walker and illustrator Ryan Ottley. Anita Bennett, Fortune, "Amazon Orders Animated Series ‘Invincible’ From 'Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman," 19 June 2018 World-building has become a huge part of 2010s concept albums, with artists like Halsey sending out newspapers from the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom or My Chemical Romance continuing the story of Danger Days through a comic book. Paige Williams, Billboard, "Twenty One Pilots' 'Trench': Decoding the Clues They've Left About Their New Album," 12 July 2018 Moss’s performances that spring and summer became something like the origin scenes in a superhero comic book. Conor Orr,, "The Greatest Team Never to Make It: An Oral History of the 1998 Vikings," 27 June 2018 Even in the adjacent Best Original Screenplay category, the closest thing to a superhero film that's been nominated is Pixar's The Incredibles—which doesn't even exactly count, as it wasn't based on a pre-existing comic book property. Matt Miller, Esquire, "Logan Just Had a Monumental Moment for Superhero Movies," 23 Jan. 2018

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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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