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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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.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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.

By Bryan Young

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?

By Bryan Young

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

By Bryan Young

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

By Christian Sager

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.

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

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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.

By Christian Sager

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

By Bryan Young

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.

By Christian Sager

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.

By Robert Lamb

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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?

By Holly Frey

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.

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?

By Christian Sager

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.

By Bryan Young

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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.

By Christian Sager

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?

By Nathan Chandler

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.

By Nathan Chandler

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.

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Web comics aren't your typical Sunday newspaper funnies -- they're surreal, gritty, philosophical and completely uncensored. Spare your fingers the ink stains and explore the infinite canvas of Web comics.

By Jonathan Strickland

In a lot of ways, Bruce Wayne's legacy has overshadowed the work of his parents. But before their untimely deaths Thomas and Martha Wayne were just as important to the economy and well-being of Gotham City as their son was.

By Matt Hunt

For years, citizens of Gotham City have relied on the masked avenger known as Batman to protect them from the schemes of numerous madmen. Is it possible that Gotham's greatest champion, like so many of the inmates he's sent to Arkham Asylum, is a sociopath as well?

By Matt Hunt

One of the most dangerous and powerful enemies that Batman has ever faced is the Joker. His origins can be traced back to a mysterious criminal known as the Red Hood. In this article you can trace the history and the development of the Joker character.

By Matt Hunt

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Dragon Con, an annual sci-fi and fantasy convention in Atlanta, can be quite overwhelming for the first-timer. Make sense of the sensory overload with our guide to surviving Dragon Con.

By Tracy V. Wilson

"Fantastic Four" hit the big screen in 2005, a decade after Roger Corman produced the first Fantastic Four movie. Learn how the unreleased 1994 movie and the new Fantastic Four movie franchise compare to the source material.

By Jonathan Strickland