comic book


Definition of comic book

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

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Marcelo Crivella, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, who is a former evangelical bishop, ordered the confiscation from a book fair of a comic book that depicts two men kissing. The Economist, "Politics this week," 12 Sep. 2019 Admission is $5, free for kids 12 and younger, and everyone who attends gets a free comic book at the door. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "10 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend, from the Tomato Romp to Harbor Fest," 5 Sep. 2019 Five Stephen King tales inspired by 1950s comic books include a nagged professor and a tycoon with cockroaches. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 1 - 7, 2019: John Wayne in ‘The Searchers’ and more," 30 Aug. 2019 This enormous drain on studio resources has largely crowded out the kind of mid-budget movies—comedies, dramas, romances, cerebral genre stories that aren’t based on comic books—that Hollywood only seems to remember when awards season rolls around. Judy Berman, Time, "Disney Has Reshaped the Movie Industry. Will Disney+ Do the Same for Television?," 29 Aug. 2019 How Jane Foster became Mighty Thor in Marvel’s comic booksThe question at the heart of this story: How can Jane Foster be Thor if Thor already exists? Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Thor 4: Natalie Portman will play Thor! Wow! Wait. What?," 23 July 2019 For Malachi’s program, O’Neal’s vision was a comic book, so mourners could remember the child as powerful and heroic. Washington Post, "Meet the Baltimore woman who designed a comic-book-themed funeral program," 26 Aug. 2019 Gary is a comic book artist known for his work illustrating the comics of Harvey Pekar as well as several graphic novels. Joan Rusek,, "Neighborhood talent show mixes fashion, talent and rain for back to school send-off: Valley Views," 23 Aug. 2019 For Malachi’s program, O’Neal’s vision was a comic book, so mourners could remember the child as powerful and heroic. Mckenna Oxenden,, "Meet the Baltimore woman who designed a comic book-themed program for 4-year-old Malachi Lawson’s funeral," 23 Aug. 2019

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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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Kids Definition of comic book

: a magazine made up of a series of comic strips

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