how comic books began?

@kilayko (170)
Philippines
July 29, 2007 10:00am CST
Comic strips began appearing in newspaper as early as the 1870's. the first comic strip to appear in newspapers on a regular basis was the yellow kid, in 1896. Comic books similar to those published today first appeared in the 1930's and were collections of comic strips previously printed. The next step in comic book history was the writing of stories for comic book use alone,using a single set of characters in two or three plots. The development of animated cartoon movies led to comic books about the same characters,such as mickey mouse. sometimes a comic book retells a plot from a movie or a popular led book. In at last one case-superman,the comic strip and comic book character led to television and movie versions. Television shows that are popular with young people are often made the subject of comic booksn because the publishers know they will quickly find buyers.....
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• United States
7 Aug 07
Nice history lesson. I know that Marvel Comics was once a company called Timely Comics and they were the masterminds behind Namor the Sub-Mariner, The Human Torch, The Mask Raider, The Angel, Ka-Zar The Hunter, and my favorite hero who may rest in peace, Captain America. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby gave Marvel and comic books in general a name.