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For Your Repository Browsing Pleasure: “Graphic Novels and Comic Books”

Ithaca, NY Comic books and graphic novels–picture books for adults–have come a long way. Although “Archie” comic books of the 1950s era were reflections of current popular culture themes, newer varieties are complex blends of social commentary and evocative graphic representations that speak volumes using words and pictures to make the whole truly greater than the sum of its parts.

The University of Michigan Art, Architecture and Engineering Library offers online visitors a way to browse some of their comic book and graphic novel collection’s highlights online that include independent comics, mini-comics, international comics and other unusual materials: