Please see our entry on the Graphic Novel for a very brief discussion of the history of comics, and the entry on Superhero Comics.
Editors. "Comics, Comic Books". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010; last revised 30 November -1.
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1439, accessed 25 April 2015.]