Tag: comic book language
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No, not Quentin Tarantino’s film, but the literary genre dubbed pulp fiction. These are mass-produced, highly popular books whose name is derived from the books’ material – poor quality, ‘pulpy’ paper. The books were inexpensive to make and therefore could be sold at low costs, allowing them to fly off the shelves. While we can’t […]more
The most hotly-anticipated film of the summer, Suicide Squad, shows that even supevillains can make a contribution to society. But what contribution have superheroes, supervillains, and comic books in general made to the English language? Here’s an A-Z of words and terms from comic book culture. Some have yet to gain the traction to make […]more
The mark left by Superman on today’s pop culture landscape is incalculable; not only has he been featured in comic strips and books, radio and television series, films, and video games, he is also referenced everywhere, from pop songs (“Sunshine Superman” by Donovan, for instance) to sitcoms (some claim that every episode of Seinfeld has […]more
Are you a comic book fan as well as a language maven? Prove it with the OxfordWords comics quiz! Comic books are often looked down upon as a juvenile form of literature, but the medium has spawned countless works and even contributed many catchphrases (most of which come from superheroes) into the modern English lexicon. […]more