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comic book

n. (context comics English) A book or magazine that uses sequences of drawings to tell a story or series of stories, primarily in serialized form, usually fiction.

comic book

n. a magazine devoted to comic strips

Comic book

A comic book or comicbook, also called comic magazine or simply comic, is a publication that consists of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes. Panels are often accompanied by brief descriptive prose and written narrative, usually dialog contained in word balloons emblematic of the comics art form. Although some origins in 18th century Japan and 1830s Europe, comic books were first popularized in the United States during the 1930s. The first modern comic book, Famous Funnies, was released in the United States in 1933 and was a reprinting of earlier newspaper humor comic strips, which had established many of the story-telling devices used in comics. The term comic book derives from American comic books once being a compilation of comic strips of a humorous tone; however, this practice was replaced by featuring stories of all genres, usually not humorous in tone.

Usage examples of "comic book".

Here he was thinking about committing his life to a woman who already thought he was a Disney comic book, all sugar and talking chipmunks.

Little Jack's bedroom floor was actually polluted by the presence of a comic book, but his white shirt was pressed and hanging on another valet, and someone had shined his shoes.

The fat bastard was probably in the bathroom reading a comic book.

His other Star Trek work ranges from the Star Trek The Next Generation novel Diplomatic Implausibility to the Star Trek Deep Space Nine novel Demons of Air and Darkness to the TNG comic book Perchance to Dream to the DS9 novella Horn and Ivory.

She had pressed him after the comic book to tell her the names of the boys in the fight.

He sat down on my bed, while I held a Blackhawk comic book close to my face.