The first modern comic book, Famous Funnies , was released in the U. The term comic book derives from American comic books once being a compilation of comic strips of a humorous tone; however, this practice was replaced by featuring stories of all genres, usually not humorous in tone.
Paul Grist is a British comic book creator, noted for his hard-boiled police series Kane and his unorthodox superhero series Jack Staff.
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Hill Street Blues is an American serial filmed entirely in Toronto police drama that aired on NBC in primetime from to for episodes. The show chronicled the lives of the staff of a single police station located on the fictional Hill Street, in an unnamed large city, with "blues" being a slang term for police officers for their blue uniforms. The show received critical acclaim, and its production innovations influenced many subsequent dramatic television series produced in the United States and Canada.
Its debut season was rewarded with eight Emmy Awards, a debut season record surpassed only by The West Wing.
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The show received 98 Emmy nominations during its run. Kane has a difficult relationship with his co-workers due to a violent encounter with his former partner, which unfolds gradually and in flashback during the series.
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Police corruption is a recurring theme however, Kane is also densely intertextual and brims with references to popular culture, particularly characters from British television, comics and films. Since the end of Grist has concentrated his comics work on his superhero character Jack Staff , although he has announced plans to continue Kane as a series of original graphic novels. A superhero is a type of heroic stock character, usually possessing supernatural or superhuman powers, who is dedicated to fighting the evil of their universe, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains.
A female superhero is sometimes called a superheroine , although the word superhero is also commonly used for females. Superhero fiction is the genre of fiction that is centered on such characters, especially in American comic book and films since the s. Billed as "Britain's Greatest Hero", it is known for being in the style of an anthology title and for its multi-linear plotlines.
Kane has been collected in the following trade paperbacks from Image Comics :.
In comics, a trade paperback is a collection of stories originally published in comic books, reprinted in book format, usually capturing one story arc from a single title or a series of stories with a connected story arc or common theme, or an earlier mini-series. Image Comics is an American comic book publisher.
It was founded in by several high-profile illustrators as a venue for creator-owned properties, in which comics creators could publish material of their own creation without giving up the copyrights to those properties, as is normally the case in the work for hire-dominated American comics industry, in which the legal author is a publisher, such as Marvel Comics or DC Comics, and the creator is an employee of that publisher.
Image Comics was immediately successful, and remains one of the largest comic book publishers in North America.
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Its output was originally dominated by superhero and fantasy series from the studios of the founding Image partners, but now includes comics in many genres by numerous independent creators. Batman is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics 27 in Top 10 is a superhero comic book limited series published by the America's Best Comics imprint of Wildstorm, itself an imprint of DC Comics. Written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Gene Ha and Zander Cannon, the series details the lives and work of the police force of Neopolis, a city in which almost everyone, from the police and criminals to civilians, children and even pets, has super powers and colourful costumes.
Milton Finger , known professionally as Bill Finger , was an American comic strip and comic book writer best known as the co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, and the co-architect of the series' development. Although Finger did not receive contemporaneous credit for his hand in the development of Batman, Kane acknowledged Finger's contributions years after Finger's death.
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Cerebus is a comic book series created by Canadian cartoonist Dave Sim, which ran from December until March The title character of the issue series is an anthropomorphic aardvark who takes on a number of roles throughout the series—barbarian, prime minister and Pope among them. The series stands out for its experimentation in form and content, and for the dexterity of its artwork, especially after background artist Gerhard joined with the 65th issue.
As the series progressed, it increasingly became a platform for Sim's controversial beliefs. Gerhard is the professional name of a Canadian artist known for the elaborately detailed background illustrations in the comics series Cerebus the Aardvark. Dave Sim is a Canadian cartoonist and publisher, best known for his comic book Cerebus , his artistic experimentation, his advocacy of self-publishing and creator's rights, and his controversial political, philosophical and religious beliefs.
Gil Kane was a Latvian-born American comics artist whose career spanned the s to the s and virtually every major comics company and character.
Richard " Rick " Veitch is an American comics artist and writer who has worked in mainstream, underground, and alternative comics. Margaret Elle " Maggie " Sawyer is a fictional character that appears in stories published by DC Comics, and has been a supporting character in both Superman and Batman comic books. Flaming Carrot Comics is a comic book series by cartoonist Bob Burden.
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