Comic Books

Comic Books

Description
Description

Comic books are a form of storytelling that combines visual art with text, typically presented in a series of panels to depict sequential scenes. They cover a wide range of genres, from superheroes and fantasy to drama and comedy. The unique blend of written narrative and illustrations allows for dynamic storytelling, often tackling complex themes and characters. Comic books have a significant cultural impact, reflecting and influencing societal norms and values. They often address relevant social issues and can be a medium for political commentary. For many, comic books are an introduction to reading and art, inspiring creativity and imagination, and have grown into a substantial aspect of popular culture with a dedicated fan base.

History
History

Comic books emerged in the early 20th century, initially as collections of comic strips published in newspapers. The 1930s saw the birth of superhero comics, with iconic characters like Superman and Batman becoming cultural staples. During World War II, comics were used for propaganda and morale-boosting. The post-war era brought diversification, with genres expanding to include romance, horror, and science fiction.

The 1960s and 70s saw a surge in popularity, particularly with Marvel's more humanized heroes. The 80s and 90s introduced darker and more complex narratives, elevating comics to a more respected art form. Over time, comic books have reflected and influenced social changes, becoming a significant part of global pop culture.

Future
Future

The future of comic books is likely to be shaped by digital innovation and increasing diversity. Digital platforms are making comics more accessible, allowing for a wider reach and new formats like webcomics and interactive storytelling. There's a growing trend towards more diverse characters and stories, reflecting different cultures, experiences, and social issues. This inclusivity is broadening the appeal of comics.

Collaborations between comic creators and other media, like film and video games, are likely to continue, expanding the influence of comic book characters and narratives. These developments suggest a vibrant future for comics, with expanded creative possibilities and cultural relevance.

Common Questions
Common Questions
What is the purpose of comic books?

The purpose of comic books is to tell a story while depicting how the story unfolds through imagery. Comics are usually made of 24 pages and are released in single issues about once or twice a month. Together the issues of comics typically tell an ongoing story that spans through several issues.

Are comic books better than movies?

Comic books are typically better than movies due to a variety of reasons that include cost and time, the personal vision of the author and artists, as well as their experimental and bold nature. Comics also deeply care about their viewers as well as create an engaging and active process.

Why do adults read comics?

Adults read comics because they are often fun to read and provide a nostalgic element. Comics also were initially created to be read by adult readers. Adults read comics because they often provoke deep thinking. Through the graphic nature of comics, they can also transcend language as well as cultural barriers.

Pop Culture

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Ant Man
137000
5’10” | 1.78 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #35 (September 1962)
Ant Man
178.000
1962.00
137000
GUIDE
3D
Ant Man
Aquaman
778000
6’4” | 1.93 m
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Aquaman
193.000
2016.00
778000
GUIDE
3D
Aquaman
10.25” | .26 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Baby Groot
26.000
2017.00
130000
GUIDE
3D
Baby Groot
Bane
113000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Bane
175.000
2012.00
113000
GUIDE
3D
Bane
6’2” | 1.88 m
Batman (1966)
Batman (Adam West)
188.000
1966.00
640000
GUIDE
3D
Batman (Adam West)
6’0” | 1.83 m
Batman Begins (2005)
Batman (Christian Bale)
183.000
2005.00
638000
GUIDE
3D
Batman (Christian Bale)
5’9” | 1.75 m
Batman (1989)
Batman (Michael Keaton)
175.000
1989.00
25000
GUIDE
3D
Batman (Michael Keaton)
6’0" | 1.83 m
Fantastic Four #52 (July, 1966)
Black Panther
183.000
1966.00
2300000
GUIDE
3D
Black Panther
5’5” | 1.64 m
Tales of Suspense #52 (April, 1964)
Black Widow
164.000
1964.00
238000
GUIDE
3D
Black Widow
6’1” | 1.85 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March, 1941)
Captain America
185.000
1941.00
422000
GUIDE
3D
Captain America
5’7” | 1.70 m
Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March, 1968)
Captain Marvel
170.000
1968.00
1900000
GUIDE
3D
Captain Marvel
5’7” | 1.70 m
Batman Returns (1992)
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
170.000
1992.00
110000
GUIDE
3D
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
6’2” | 1.88 m
Infinity: Free Comic Book Day (May 2013)
Corvus Glaive
188.000
2013.00
13000
GUIDE
3D
Corvus Glaive
Deadpool
385000
6’2” | 1.88 m
The New Mutants #98 (February 1991)
Deadpool
188.000
1991.00
385000
GUIDE
3D
Deadpool
5’9” | 1.75 m
Watchmen (2009)
Doctor Manhattan
175.000
2009.00
18000
GUIDE
3D
Doctor Manhattan
6’0" | 1.83 m
Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
Doctor Strange
183.000
1963.00
154000
GUIDE
3D
Doctor Strange
Drax
17000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
Drax
191.000
1973.00
17000
GUIDE
3D
Drax
5’9” | 1.75 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Ebony Maw
175.000
2013.00
27000
GUIDE
3D
Ebony Maw
Falcon
84000
5’10” | 1.78 m
Captain America #117 (September 1969)
Falcon
178.000
1969.00
84000
GUIDE
3D
Falcon
Gamora
91000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Strange Tales #180 (June 1975)
Gamora
170.000
1975.00
91000
GUIDE
3D
Gamora
Ghost
1600
5’6” | 1.68 m
Iron Man #219 (June 1987)
Ghost
168.000
1987.00
1600
GUIDE
3D
Ghost
Groot
97000
7’10” | 2.39 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960)
Groot
239.000
1960.00
97000
GUIDE
3D
Groot
5’6” | 1.68 m
Suicide Squad (2016)
Harley Quinn
168.000
2016.00
549000
GUIDE
3D
Harley Quinn
Hela
32000
5’9” | 1.75 m
Journey into Mystery #102 (March 1964)
Hela
175.000
1964.00
32000
GUIDE
3D
Hela
5’11” | 1.80 m
Watchmen (2019)
Hooded Justice
180.000
2019.00
17000
GUIDE
3D
Hooded Justice
2’7” | .79 m
Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973)
Howard the Duck
79.000
1973.00
90000
GUIDE
3D
Howard the Duck
Hulk
184000
8'2" | 2.5 m
Incredible Hulk #1 (May, 1962)
Hulk
250.000
1962.00
184000
GUIDE
3D
Hulk
Iron Man
383000
6’1” | 1.85 m
Tales of Suspense #39 (March, 1963)
Iron Man
185.000
1963.00
383000
GUIDE
3D
Iron Man
6’1” | 1.85 m
The Dark Knight (2008)
Joker (Heath Ledger)
185.000
2008.00
37000
GUIDE
3D
Joker (Heath Ledger)
5’10” | 1.78 m
Batman (1989)
Joker (Jack Nicholson)
178.000
1989.00
51000
GUIDE
3D
Joker (Jack Nicholson)
5’8” | 1.73 m
Joker (2019)
Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
173.000
2019.00
21000
GUIDE
3D
Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
6’0" | 1.83 m
Jungle Action #6 (September 1973)
Killmonger
183.000
1973.00
44000
GUIDE
3D
Killmonger
Korg
36000
7’7” | 2.31 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (1962)
Korg
231.000
1962.00
36000
GUIDE
3D
Korg
Loki
141000
6’2” | 1.88 m
Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962)
Loki
188.000
1962.00
141000
GUIDE
3D
Loki
5’5” | 1.65 m
Watchmen (2019)
Looking Glass
165.000
2019.00
33000
GUIDE
3D
Looking Glass
Mysterio
111000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #13 (June, 1964)
Mysterio
180.000
1964.00
111000
GUIDE
3D
Mysterio
Nebula
144000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Avengers #257 (July 1985)
Nebula
180.000
1985.00
144000
GUIDE
3D
Nebula
6’2” | 1.88 m
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May, 1963)
Nick Fury
188.000
1963.00
54000
GUIDE
3D
Nick Fury
6’1" | 1.85 m
Watchmen (2009)
Nite Owl
185.000
2009.00
9100
GUIDE
3D
Nite Owl
Odin
106000
5’8” | 1.73 m
Journey into Mystery #86 (November 1962)
Odin
173.000
1962.00
106000
GUIDE
3D
Odin
Okoye
25000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Black Panther #1 (November 1998)
Okoye
170.000
1998.00
25000
GUIDE
3D
Okoye
6’2” | 1.88 m
Watchmen (2009)
Ozymandias
188.000
2009.00
122000
GUIDE
3D
Ozymandias
5'7" | 1.70 m
Tales of Suspense #75 (March 1966)
Peggy Carter
170.000
1966.00
49000
GUIDE
3D
Peggy Carter
5’9” | 1.75 m
Tales of Suspense #45 (September 1963)
Pepper Potts | Rescue
175.000
1963.00
41000
GUIDE
3D
Pepper Potts | Rescue
5’5” | 1.64 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Proxima Midnight
164.000
2013.00
25000
GUIDE
3D
Proxima Midnight
5’11” | 1.80 m
The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
Quicksilver
180.000
1964.00
89000
GUIDE
3D
Quicksilver
6’2” | 1.88 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Red Skull
188.000
1941.00
43000
GUIDE
3D
Red Skull
3’1” | .95 m
Marvel Preview #7 (Summer 1976)
Rocket Raccoon
95.000
1976.00
60000
GUIDE
3D
Rocket Raccoon
6’5” | 1.96 m
Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967)
Ronan the Accuser
196.000
1967.00
22000
GUIDE
3D
Ronan the Accuser
Rorschach
104000
5’5” | 1.65 m
Watchmen (2009)
Rorschach
165.000
2009.00
104000
GUIDE
3D
Rorschach
5’6” | 1.68 m
The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
Scarlet Witch
168.000
1964.00
146000
GUIDE
3D
Scarlet Witch
Shazam
21500
6’4” | 1.93 m
Shazam! (2019)
Shazam
193.000
2019.00
21500
GUIDE
3D
Shazam
Shuri
29000
5’5” | 1.64 m
Black Panther #2 (May 2005)
Shuri
164.000
2005.00
29000
GUIDE
3D
Shuri
5’8” | 1.73 m
Watchmen (2009)
Silk Spectre
173.000
2009.00
21000
GUIDE
3D
Silk Spectre
5’3” | 1.60 m
Watchmen (2019)
Sister Night
160.000
2019.00
3600
GUIDE
3D
Sister Night
5'7" | 1.70 m
Amazing Fantasy #15 (August, 1962)
Spider-Man
170.000
1962.00
147000
GUIDE
3D
Spider-Man
Stan Lee
271000
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 28, 1922 (Birthday)
Stan Lee
180.000
1922.00
271000
GUIDE
3D
Stan Lee
6’2” | 1.88 m
Marvel Preview #4 (January, 1976)
Star-Lord
188.000
1976.00
80000
GUIDE
3D
Star-Lord
6’4” | 1.93 m
Superman (1978)
Superman (Christopher Reeve)
193.000
1978.00
338600
GUIDE
3D
Superman (Christopher Reeve)
6’1" | 1.85 m
Man of Steel (2013)
Superman (Henry Cavill)
185.000
2013.00
357000
GUIDE
3D
Superman (Henry Cavill)
5’4” | 1.63 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Teenage Groot
163.000
2017.00
2300
GUIDE
3D
Teenage Groot
Thanos
1100000
8’3” | 2.52 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February, 1973)
Thanos
252.000
1973.00
1100000
GUIDE
3D
Thanos
6’1" | 1.85 m
Watchmen (2009)
The Comedian
185.000
2009.00
11000
GUIDE
3D
The Comedian
4’10” | 1.47 m
Batman Returns (1992)
The Penguin
147.000
1992.00
17000
GUIDE
3D
The Penguin
Thor
518000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (August, 1962)
Thor
191.000
1962.00
518000
GUIDE
3D
Thor
Ultron
48000
7’7” | 2.31 m
The Avengers #54 (July 1968)
Ultron
231.000
1968.00
48000
GUIDE
3D
Ultron
Valkyrie
153000
5’4” | 1.63 m
The Avengers #83 (December 1970)
Valkyrie
163.000
1970.00
153000
GUIDE
3D
Valkyrie
Venom
389000
5’9” | 1.75 m (Variable)
The Amazing Spider-Man #252 (May 1984)
Venom
175.000
1984.00
389000
GUIDE
3D
Venom
Vision
85000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Avengers Vol. 1 #57 (published August, 1968)
Vision
191.000
1968.00
85000
GUIDE
3D
Vision
Vulture
117000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #2 (May 1963)
Vulture
175.000
1963.00
117000
GUIDE
3D
Vulture
6’1” | 1.85 m (Armor); 5’8” | 1.73 m (Actor)
Iron Man #118 (January 1979)
War Machine
185.000
1979.00
65000
GUIDE
3D
War Machine
Wasp
121000
5’6” | 1.68 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963)
Wasp
168.000
1963.00
121000
GUIDE
3D
Wasp
6’0" | 1.83 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Winter Soldier
183.000
1941.00
117000
GUIDE
3D
Winter Soldier
Wolverine
253000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974)
Wolverine
191.000
1974.00
253000
GUIDE
3D
Wolverine
5’10" | 1.78 m
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)
178.000
2016.00
531000
GUIDE
3D
Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)
5’11” | 1.80 m
Wonder Woman (1975)
Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter)
180.000
1975.00
530000
GUIDE
3D
Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter)
Wong
6400
5’10” | 1.78 m
Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
Wong
178.000
1963.00
6400
GUIDE
3D
Wong
Stan Lee
Series of scaled illustrations of Stan Lee compared to various related Marvel characters

Stan Lee, full name Stanley Martin Lieber, propelled Marvel Comics into the powerhouse it is today. He worked his way up from an assistant at a comic book publishing company (then called Timely Comics), to a writer and then Editor-in-Chief. He is generally thought of as the creator of the Marvel we know and love, as well as the creator of hundreds of beloved characters. A fan favorite Easter egg, he made a cameo in every Marvel Cinematic Universe film until Avengers: Endgame, which was released after his death in 2018.

Stan Lee had a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Stan Lee with labeled height
Stan Lee, full name Stanley Martin Lieber, propelled Marvel Comics into the powerhouse it is today. He worked his way up from an assistant at a comic book publishing company (then called Timely Comics), to a writer and then Editor-in-Chief. He is generally thought of as the creator of Marvel Comics.

Stan Lee had a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Stan Lee with labeled height
Stan Lee
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5’11” | 1.80 m
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Death: November 12, 2018

Powers
Real Name
Stanley Martin Lieber
First Appearance
December 28, 1922 (Birthday)

Drawings include:
Stan Lee front elevation (assorted), posing, side

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Captain Marvel
Drawings of Captain Marvel in standing and flying postures with height dimensions

Captain Marvel, real name Carol Danvers, is a cosmically powered superhero and galactic protector that appears in Marvel Comics. Often appearing in relation to the superhero teams of the Avengers and the X-Men, Captain Marvel is one of the strongest heroes with powers that include energy projection and absorption, space flight, and superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability and reflexes. Captain Marvel was introduced by Marvel in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 in March, 1968.

Captain Marvel has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 5’11” (1.80 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Captain Marvel in multiple flying postures
Captain Marvel, real name Carol Danvers, is a cosmically powered superhero that appears in Marvel Comics. Captain Marvel is one of the strongest heroes with powers that include energy projection and absorption, space flight, and superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability and reflexes.

Captain Marvel has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 5’11” (1.80 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Captain Marvel in multiple flying postures
Captain Marvel
Height:
5’7” | 1.70 m
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5’11” | 1.80 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Brie Larson

Powers
Energy projection and absorption; flight; superhuman strength, speed, stamina, endurance
Real Name
Carol Danvers
First Appearance
Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March, 1968)

Drawings include:
Captain Marvel standing (passive), flying (helmet), flying (fighting), flying (hover)

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Batman (Adam West)
Height comparison diagram of Batman (Adam West) compared to related DC Comics characters

Batman, also known as Bruce Wayne, is a fictional vigilante and superhero in the DC Comics universe. He is played by Adam West in the 1960s television series and the 1966 film Batman. Lacking any innate superpowers, but with near-endless funds at his fingertips, Bruce Wayne uses technology to fight crime that has taken over his hometown of Gotham.

Every device has the prefix ‘bat’, from the Batcopter to the Batcave to the Batsuit to the Batmobile. This version primarily focuses on Batman and Robin, with little time spent on their businessmen alter-egos aside from an occasional plot device.

Batman, portrayed by Adam West in Batman (1966), has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Batman (Adam West) in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Batman, also known as Bruce Wayne, is a fictional vigilante and superhero in the DC Comics universe. He is played by Adam West in the 1960s television series and the 1966 film Batman. Lacking any innate superpowers, but with near-endless funds at his fingertips, Bruce Wayne uses technology to fight.

Batman, portrayed by Adam West in Batman (1966), has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Batman (Adam West) in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Batman (Adam West)
Height:
6’2” | 1.88 m
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Actor
Adam West
First Appearance
Batman (1966)

Drawings include:
Batman (Adam West) front, side, fighting (blocking), fighting (punching), climbing (rope)

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Ebony Maw
Series of scaled illustrations of Ebony Maw compared to various related Marvel characters

Ebony Maw is a fictional villain and member of the Children of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and the extended Marvel franchise. He thrives on spreading pain and suffering throughout the galaxy, and uses Thanos’s mission to do so. His primary power is telekinesis (and by extension levitation). He is also highly skilled at torture and public speaking, where he evangelizes to communities that Thanos’s plan is for the benefit of all, even though half of them will die. He dies after Tony Stark and Peter Parker blast a hole in the side of the spaceship, sucking him into the dark vacuum of space.

Ebony Maw is portrayed by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in the MCU with a height of 5’9” (1.75 m). The comic book height of Ebony Maw is 5’10” (1.78 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ebony Maw with labeled height
Ebony Maw is a fictional villain and member of the Children of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and the extended Marvel franchise. He thrives on spreading pain and suffering throughout the galaxy, and uses Thanos’s mission to do so. His primary power is telekinesis (and by extension levitation).

Ebony Maw is portrayed by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in the MCU with a height of 5’9” (1.75 m). The comic book height of Ebony Maw is 5’10” (1.78 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ebony Maw with labeled height
Ebony Maw
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5’9” | 1.75 m
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5’10” | 1.78 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Powers
Genius intellect; telekinesis; pyrokinesis; high-tech equipment; psychic abilities
Real Name
First Appearance
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)

Drawings include:
Ebony Maw front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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Rocket Raccoon
Pair of dimensioned illustrations of Rocket Raccoon standing alone and with a large weapon

Rocket Raccoon is an anthropomorphic raccoon skilled in starship aviation, engineering, and marksmanship that appears in Marvel Comics. Typically a core member of the superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon possesses the enhanced speed, sight and climbing abilities of an Earth raccoon in conjunction with being a brilliant strategist and pilot. Rocket was introduced by Marvel in Marvel Preview #7 in Summer 1976.

Rocket Raccoon has a height of 3’1” (.95 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 4’ (1.22 m) in the comics.

Drawings of Rocket Raccoon in shooting and jumping battle postures
Rocket Raccoon is an anthropomorphic raccoon skilled in starship aviation, engineering, and marksmanship that appears in Marvel Comics and is typically a core member of the superhero team the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Rocket Raccoon has a height of 3’1” (.95 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 4’ (1.22 m) in the comics.

Drawings of Rocket Raccoon in shooting and jumping battle postures
Rocket Raccoon
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3’1” | .95 m
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4’0” | 1.22 m
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Voiced by (MCU): Bradley Cooper

Powers
Starship aviator and engineer; marksman and hand-to-hand combat; field commander and tactician; attributes of an Earth raccoon
Real Name
First Appearance
Marvel Preview #7 (Summer 1976)

Drawings include:
Rocket Raccoon standing (passive), standing (weapon), standing (fighting), jumping (fighting)

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