The comic has long been a part of our culture, and its social influence throughout history is undeniable. It is the only sanctuary where you can criticize the overpowering political figure or worship your favorite superhero icon. A comic strip is merely combination of cartoon with a story line, laid out in a series of pictorial panels across a page. The comic usually concerns a character or set of characters, whose thoughts and dialogues are indicated by means of "balloons" containing written speech.

(An Barry Bui "Comic Strips to Comic Books: The History of Comic Art in America")

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