comic book


Definition of comic book 

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

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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 Superman, a fictional comic book alien from the planet Krypton, looks human but defies all boundaries of humanity. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "Kanye West Is What Internalized Racism and Misogyny Looks Like," 17 Oct. 2018 The comic book series takes Sabrina in a much darker direction than the light-hearted Melissa Joan Hart show of the '90s, making it the perfect companion to the creepy Riverdale. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Everything You Need to Know," 13 Aug. 2018 The Library of Congress’ collection already includes more than 140,000 issues of about 13,000 comic book titles. Chris Kaltenbach,, "Geppi's Entertainment Museum to close as comic and art collection heads to Library of Congress," 30 May 2018 However, the actual Sea Monkeys look nothing like the comic book illustrations by artist Joe Orlando. Cassie Armstrong,, "National Sea Monkey Day: How to celebrate in Central Florida," 16 May 2018 Together the digitally savvy pair pulls inspiration from social media, obscure comic books, even an inkling that something is about to pop in the zeitgeist. Taylor Rainbolt, Glamour, "Alana Mayo, Michael B. Jordan's Secret Weapon, Is Poised to Take Over Hollywood," 12 Oct. 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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