What does comics mean?

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  1. comics(n. pl.)

    The section of a newspaper containing mostly comic strips; -- called also funnies and funny papers. Many but not all newspapers have a comics section.


  1. comics(Noun)

    An artistic medium consisting of juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer (also, comix)

  2. comics(Noun)

    A collection of comic strips

  3. comics(Noun)

    The page of a newspaper especially devoted to comic strips


  1. Comics

    Comics is an medium of expression that communicates ideas via images, often combined with text or other forms of visual information. Comics frequently takes the form of juxtaposed sequences of panels of images. Often textual devices such as speech balloons, captions, and sound effects indicate dialogue, narration, or other information. Elements such as size and placement of panels control narrative pacing. Cartooning and similar forms of illustration are the most common image-making means in comics; fumetti is a form which uses photographic images. Common forms of comics include comic strips, editorial and gag cartoons, comic books, graphic novels and webcomics. Since the late 20th century, bound volumes such as graphic novels, comics albums, and tankōbon have become increasingly common. The history of comics has followed divergent paths in different cultures. By the mid-20th century, comics had became particularly popular in the US, western Europe, and Japan. European comics traces its history to Rodolphe Töpffer's cartoon strips of the 1830s, and flourished following the 1920s success of strips such as Tintin. American comics emerged as a mass medium in the early 20th century with the advent of newspaper comic strips; magazine-style comic books followed in the 1930s. Japanese comics and cartooning traces its history to the 13th-century. Modern comic strips emerged in Japan in the early 20th-century in imitation of Western comic strips, and by the 1930s, comics magazines and book collections became common. The post-World War II era saw the popularity of cartoonists such as Osamu Tezuka lead to rapid expansion of the popularity of Japanese comics.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comics in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anna Russell:

    The reason that there are so few women comics is that so few women can bear being laughed at.

  2. George Carlin:

    Lenny opened the doors for the comics today, he made it possible to think that someone could even be funny that way.

  3. Samuel S. Janus:

    Most comics make jokes to defend themselves against what they see as a hostile and inhumane world often a deeply felt rage.

  4. Vidyun Sabhaney:

    The medium of comics is fantastic for this. It allows readers to engage with characters, locations and circumstances, as if they were doing it first hand.

  5. Ayman Hariri:

    'Action Comics (No.) 1' is when Superman first appeared and the day before that there was no Superman, i don't think anyone could possibly imagine a world without Superman.

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