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Theydeserveit >> Gift Items >> Books and Magazines >> Comic Books

Comic Books

Comic books have always been popular among the children as well as adults. If a definition of a comic book can be given then it will be that a book which displays pictures in a sequence so that a story comes out of it can be considered as a comic book. Now, the subjects of these books have changed through the ages. At first the main aim of a comic book was to generate fun among the readers. But then it took a turn to more serious subjects. Cartoon characters are the main features of a comic book.

The comic characters often become the heroes for children. Like the characters of Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Phantom, and Tintin are some of the best known characters in the comic world. Short comic strips are also very favorite among the readers. Among them Henry, Peanuts, and Garfield are prominent ones.Walt Disney is a legendary figure in the world of comics. No one has come through his or her childhood without meeting Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck, the two great characters created by Sir Walt Disney. Animation films have also been made from many comic characters.

Comic books help the children to refresh their minds and also to develop their imaginative faculty. Batman, Superman, Spiderman, or Phantom: these characters belong to the superhero tradition which has come out mainly of America. Among the British comics The Beano and The Dandy are the most favorite ones. Then characters like Mandrake the Magician and Sheena also arrived in the late 1950s. Donal Duck's alter ego named as Superduck came from Italy. Another favorite in Italy is Dylan Dog.

Graphic novels are slowly becoming a very popular genre in the world of Comic books. The term was first coined by Richard Kyle. Many other graphic novelists then popularized the genre. Will Eisner made a major work of graphic novel titled as A Contract With God, and Other Tenement Stories. Now graphic novel is a major genre which has been included in literature as well.

So, if you plan to gift someone a comic book you need to be aware of which character is his or her favorite. Comic books are by far the best gifts that can be given to children and to prove yourself as a trendy person you can also opt for a graphic novel that you can easily gift to an adult person. A comic book as a gift will also depict your sense of humor to the beloved people of yours.

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