Illustrated marvels: The history of the comic book

The evolution of comics, from the Victorian era to the MCU

Stars Insider

20/01/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Superheroes

So many childhood memories are focused around reading a stack of comic books after school with your friends. Whether Archie or the Avengers, there was a comic series out there for everyone. Some comics felt relatable, and dealt with people doing real things, and they became like close friends. Others told the fantastic stories of superheroes, and gave so many kids the role models that kept them going all through childhood. Today, the Marvel Cinematic Universe stands as a testament to the importance of comics and superheroes to so many generations of people. But how did little 10 cent comic books grow into the largest intellectual property project in history? And how long have comics even been around for?

Read on to discover all you need to know about the wonderful world of comic books.

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