Comic Book Trivia Questions and Answers
What is a comic book?
A: A comic book is a publication that consists of comics art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes that tell a story.
Panels are often accompanied by brief what?
A: Descriptive prose and narrative, usually dialog contained in word balloons.
Comic books were first popularized in the United States
during what decade?
A: The 1930s.
What was the name of the first modern comic book, released
in the United States in 1933?
A: Famous Funnies.
Comics as a print medium have existed in America since the
printing of what?
A: The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck in 1842 in hardcover.
That makes it the first known American what?
A: Prototype comic book.
The introduction of Superman in 1938 turned comic books
into a what?
A: A major industry, and ushered the Golden Age of Comics.
Before the superhero comics, pulp magazines featured heroic
stories and are considered what?
A: Predecessors to superhero comic books.
Historians have proposed several names for this time before
the Golden Age, the most common being what?
A: The "Platinum Age."
What was the first known proto-comic-book magazine in the
A: The Yellow Kid in McFadden's Flats, in 1897.
The 196-page, black-and-white publication, measured 5×7
inches and sold for how much?
A: 50 cents.
The neologism "comic book" appears where?
A: On the back cover.
The first monthly comic book, Comic Monthly, did not appear
until what year?
It was produced in an 8½-by-9-inch format and lasted how
A: A year.
In the early 1970s a surge of creativity emerged in what
became known as what?
A: Underground comics.
Underground comics were almost never sold where?
A: At newsstands.
Underground comics were sold where?
A: In youth-oriented outlets like head shops and record stores, and by mail order.
The very first issue of the Marvel magazine 'The Amazing
Spider-Man' was number 1 and that was followed by number 2 until what?
A: The end of the run which ran to the hundreds.
Number 1 is commonly the rarest and most desirable to who?
The first appearance of a character might be in a what?
A: An existing title.
Where was Spider-Man's first appearance?
A: In Amazing Fantasy number 15.
As of December 2010, how many comic books have sold for
over $1 million USD?
When the original pages of artwork are returned by the
printer, they are typically given back to whom?
A: The artists, who sometimes sell them at comic book conventions.
The original pages of the first appearances of such
legendary characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Spider-man are