Type Of Item - Description

Comic fanzine: a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre).

Comic strips: A compilation of comic strips is a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions.

Graphic novel: a fictional story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book (as defined by Merriam-Webster.

Manga: Japanese comic books - originated in Japan in the 18th century as woodblock-printed booklets. Manga has traditionally held a more important place in Japanese culture than comics in the West.

Manfra: Franco-Belgian comics inspired by manga, in terms of art style, format, story, and references.

Manhua: Chinese comics produced in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Literally translates to ‘impromptu sketches’.

Manhwa: Korean comics. In the past manhwa was marketed overseas as manga to ensure they would sell, however since Korean culture has become more popular and well-known abroad, this practice has been dropped.

Original graphic novel: In 2013, Marvel started publishing a new line of graphic novels titled Marvel Original Graphic Novel or Marvel OGN.