Comic books began in the 1930s as a unique American art form that has grown - like so many American forms of entertainment - to spread around the globe. From Japanese businessmen reading manga on the subways of Tokyo to French artists re-interpreting Proust with words and pictures, comics have changed entertainment and challenged perceptions. These days, there are comic books for every taste, from slam-bang super-hero adventures and thoughtful slice-of-life to thrilling science fiction and intense drama.
If it's been a while since you've read a comic book, prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the breadth of variety available!
If you're new to comics, here's some information that will help you get the most out of them.
Diamond Comic Distributors
Diamond Comic Distributors is the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books and related merchandise.
PREVIEWS, The Comic Shop's Catalog, includes comics, graphic novels, toys, and related pop-culture items. The website also includes news, interviews, trailers for upcoming projects and more!
Gemstone Publishing and Diamond International Galleries have joined forces to provide The Scoop, a free e-newsletter devoted to comics and pop culture.
Diamond's graphic novel resource website and newsletter for educators and librarians. BookShelf includes reviews, interviews, core lists and much more.