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Comic books or Graphic Novels

Updated on April 18, 2012

Comic books have come from many generations and that is how we have known all of our superheros, Superman, Captain America, Batman, and all of the Xmen group. As children, we have read those comic books that have engaged our imagination on wanting to be a superhero of some sort. But times have changed and now they seem to be called graphic novels. But I don't know if you have noticed how some graphic novels seem to be a little more graphic then what they used to be.

Among the graphic novels we now have anime, some pretty interesting drawings and story plots. They have even changed many interesting books, such as Twilight and some James Patterson books into graphic novels. That is a good way to get the attention of many teens who really love to read graphic novels. Among the most popular graphic novels are the Japanese graphic novels. The anime in those books are really interesting, what really catches my attention is how they read the book from back to front. Everyone is used to reading books from front to back. One of the most popular graphic novels is the Dragon Ball series, Yu Gi Oh series, and the Vampire Academy series. Those get checked out most of them time where I work at. It amazes me how many young people really can get into those books.

So my question is and many of you may have many opinions or answers, but are comic books and graphic novels the same? Do they have a difference now that many of them are written by different people? What is the proper way to call them?


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    • Dancilla profile image

      Priscilla 6 years ago from El Paso

      Thank you, I am glad that you enjoyed reading this hub.

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      rabbit75 6 years ago

      Personally, I prefer comic books as opposed to Graphic Novels. I'm not sure why. I guess it's mainly because I grew up on comic books more and never really got into Graphic Novels.

      Great hub and question Dancilla...Going to share this one!