- comic book,
- comic opera,
- comic relief,
- comic strip,
Origin of comic
Examples from the Web for comic
What do you think prompted the change in comic book representation of LGBTQ characters?
Why is it important to have a bisexual character in a comic book?
In the comic books, he sticks around at least until the group reaches the Alexandria Safe-Zone.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale|Melissa Leon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Comic book heroes are even hotter—Spiderman and Batman probably earn more money nowadays than Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.
I bought Tarzan comic books, and even had a few issues of ERB-dom, a mimeographed fanzine devoted to the works of Burroughs.
The sunburnt face, puckered with a wry wistfulness, was only comic in its incongruous coat of grease.No Hero|E.W. Hornung
As he walks in with a despairing air, the audience shriek with laughter (because he is labelled as comic in their brains).The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It|Walter Winans
"You'd better get the comic Blackstone," said Mr. Hicks, gravely.Toppleton's Client|John Kendrick Bangs
There was Page, whose special line was the composition of comic answers to questions.The Lighter Side of School Life|Ian Hay
It must not be supposed that the immorality of the comic stage consists in the license of language, incident or plot.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
Word Origin for comic
late 14c., "of comedy in the dramatic sense," from Latin comicus "of comedy, represented in comedy, in comic style," from Greek komikos "of or pertaining to comedy," from komos (see comedy). Meaning "intentionally funny" first recorded 1791, and comedic (1630s) has since picked up the older sense of the word.
Speaking of the masters of the comedic spirit (if I call it, as he does, the Comic Spirit, this darkened generation will suppose me to refer to the animal spirits of tomfools and merryandrews) .... [G.B. Shaw, 1897]
Something that is comic has comedy as its aim or origin; something is comical if the effect is comedy, whether intended or not.
"a comedian" is from 1580s, from comic (adj.). Latin adjective comicus also meant "a comic poet, writer of comedies." Meaning "a comic book or comic strip" is from 1889 (Comic strip first attested 1920; comic book is from 1941). Comic relief is attested from 1825.