University of Arizona

We welcome you to visit Special Collections. Appointments are limited and must be requested one week in advance. Get more details.

Special Collections Comic Book Collection

A comic book is a magazine made of pictorial elements that tell a story. The narrative proceeds through the use of individual panels that represent different scene. Communication between characters is usually represented with “speech” or “word” balloons; as well as descriptive prose presented in text boxes.

The comic books in this collection are characteristic of many of the comics from this era. Printed on newsprint, and not properly cared for before introduction into this facility, many comics from this era are in quite poor condition. This collection is comprised of adventure, humor, horror, cowboy, romance, war, science fiction, and super hero comics.