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Comic book

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A comic book is a magazine or book containing the sequential art form of comics. Comic books are often called comics, especially in the U.K.. Although the term implies otherwise, the subject matter in comic books is not necessarily humorous, nor does it refer to short comic strips (like Peanuts or Dilbert). In fact, the seriousness of the medium varies widely.

Many early comic books were simply collections of comic strips that had originally been printed in newspapers. The commercial success of these collections led to work being created specifically for the comic book form, which fostered conventions specific to comic books like splash pages. Long-form comic books are called graphic novels.

American comic books have become closely associated with the superhero genre. In the U.K., the term comic book is used to refer to American comic books by their readers and collectors, while the general populace would mainly consider a comic book a hardcover book collecting comic book stories, such as the Oor Wullie annual.

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