Comic Books

Comic books have been brought to life in popular Hollywood movies such as 'Batman.' Learn about popular comic books and comic book heroes.


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How Comic-Con Came to Rule the Pop Culture World

From its humble beginnings as an event for comic book nerds to its explosive impact on all forms of entertainment, some wonder if Comic-Con has gotten too big for its own good.

Why Thanos Getting the Infinity Gauntlet Is Really Bad

Thanos, the purple bad guy hinted at since the very first 'Avengers' film, is finally going toe to toe with the heroes of the Marvel Universe. This can only end poorly.

How the Mighty Thor Busted Into Comic Books and the Big Screen

With Greek and Roman gods so much more well-known, what made Stan Lee and Jack Kirby wade into Norse mythology when they created Thor?

Flintstones Are Alive and Well and Tackling Social Issues in New Comic

When DC Comics rebooted "The Flintstones," few expected it to be a biting social commentary of the age, but guess what?

75 Years After Her Debut, Wonder Woman Remains Iconic

The superhero's creator imbued her with themes of truth-telling, a powerful matriarchy and even bondage, all pulled from his own unconventional life.

HowStuffWorks: Chuck Wendig Will Make You a Writer

Chuck Wendig is the author of the Star Wars: Aftermath series. Learn more about Chuck Wendig and his tips on writing in this video from HowStuffWorks.

HowStuffWorks: Unique Storytelling with DC Comics

Comics can do things other mediums can't. Learn more about comics and what makes them unique in this video from HowStuffWorks.

Cartoonist Jack Chick Dies, Having Offended Pretty Much Everyone

He was the man behind those cheaply printed, widely disseminated fire-and-brimstone comics that were intended to scare the hell out of you. And he just passed away.

Wonder Woman Named Honorary U.N. Ambassador

For 75 years, Wonder Woman has been a symbol for strength and empowerment for women. Now the United Nations has made it official.

War Reporting Meets Comic Books in Marvel's 'Madaya Mom'

Since July 2015, residents of the war-torn Syrian city of Madaya have been trapped. Now ABC and Marvel have adapted one mom's struggles into a comic called "Madaya Mom."

Comic Books Are Thriving — in Print and Digital Forms

If you love comic books, this is a good time to be alive. And now there's no shortage of options for getting them in your hands or on your device.

Did the Chinese Invent the Superhero Team?

Way before comic books ever entered the picture, there was a band of Chinese brothers. Seven of them, in fact, each with their own magical power.

Interviewing the Artist Behind the New Black Panther

Long-running comic book characters come to be seen as iconic by fans. How does artist Brian Stelfreeze think of a figure like Black Panther as he creates a visual story?

HowStuffWorks: Black Panther’s Return With Artist Brian Stelfreeze

Black Panther has been an icon of the comic book hero scene since 1966, and now the character is being reimagined by author Ta-Nehisi Coates and Artist Brian Stelfreeze.

10 Unexpected Reasons Behind Past Batman vs. Superman Battles

When the world's finest superheroes quarrel, it affects us all. What's caused the Caped Crusader and the Big Blue Boy Scout to face off in the past?

Dynamic Duo's Run on 'Batman' Comic Comes Full Circle

Since DC Comics's "New 52" reboot, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have been the creative minds captaining the Bat-ship. With issue 51, that streak comes to an end.

Comic Books Are More Than Just White Guys in Tights

You like comics? We have suggestions, courtesy of the upcoming Dwayne McDuffie Award, and they feature way more than just dudes in capes and tights.

Dragon Con 2014 Parade Pictures

Dragon Con's parade is an annual event, drawing huge crowds to the heart of Atlanta to see Stormtroopers, Time Lords and a fleet of sci-fi and fantasy vehicles. Here are some of the best moments in the 2014 parade.

Dragon Con 2013 Parade Pictures

Dragon Con's parade is an annual event, drawing huge crowds to the heart of Atlanta to see Stormtroopers, Time Lords and a fleet of sci-fi vehicles. Here are some of the best moments in the 2013 parade.

Dragon*Con 2012 Parade Pictures

Dragon*Con is a science fiction and fantasy convention that takes place in Atlanta, Ga., every Labor Day weekend. One of its main events: a parade featuring Stormtroopers, steampunk, Stan Lee and a whole lot more.

Dragon*Con 2004 Pictures

Every year Dragon*Con brings together costumed hordes of science fiction, anime, fantasy, film and role-playing game enthusiasts in the nation's largest gathering of its kind. See pictures from Dragon*Con 2004.

Dragon*Con 2011 Parade Pictures

As it does every year, Dragon*Con's annual parade drew huge crowds and amazing costumes in 2011. Take a look at everything from Jedi to pirate wenches.

How Comic Books Work

When you think of comic books, you might conjure up images of geeky adolescent boys, superheroes in stretchy tights and flimsy little booklets. But there's way more to this game-changing, generation-spanning art form than that. What's the real story of comic books? What do comic book fans look like today?

How Graphic Novels Work

Comic books have been around forever, but suddenly, all anyone can talk about is graphic novels. But what are they, exactly? Are they the natural evolution of comic books, or a brand new medium? Find out in How Graphic Novels Work.

Superhero Pictures

Superheroes, such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Batman and Hellboy have all helped shape the comic book universe. This gallery features images of these and other popular superheroes.