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Use this when asking about a work that was published as a comic (or a graphic novel), or about the medium as a whole. For questions about Japanese, Korean, or Chinese comics, use the [manga], [manhwa], and [manhua] tags, as appropriate.

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Are the guardians of Dream's palace based on mythology? Are they symbolic?

In chapter 3 of Season of Mists (The Sandman #24), there are three creatures shown guarding the gates of Dream's palace (left). The lion refers to the whole group as "Gatekeepers" (p 20-21). ...
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How do Pupp's remarks connect with Krazy's in Krazy Kat, 25 July 1936?

This question is about the same Krazy Kat strip (25 July 1936) as in Krazy language in Krazy Kat, 25 July 1936, in which Krazy is making a lot of classical references and Pupp is responding: Krazy: ...
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I'm looking for a comic where Huey, Dewey or Louie has a girlfriend

It's a series of still images (comic). I believe it's quite old, probably from between 1960-1980. It's about Huey, Dewey and Louie. Two of them are being sort of rowdy, fighting, doing mischief, etc. ...
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What do red and blue represent?

The Manhattan Projects uses red and blue in clearly representational ways, but I can't quite figure out what they represent. At first they're used to designate between the Oppenheimer twins, and ...
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Strip / comic with a young child's teddy bear being ripped open for a CD

I can hardly remember any of it, but it has been bugging me for days that I cannot seem to identify this strip. I know one fact for sure. The beginning of a volume started on a boat, in which '...
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Why does this Tintin album not have a printing number?

Why does this French Tintin book (Tintin et les Picaros) not have a printing number? Update: After talking with someone who lives in France they said to have a look at the bottom of either the first ...
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What is the highest number a comic book issue ever achieved naturally?

Action Comics #1000 was first published in the US earlier this year. I got the impression that this seemed to be an unheard of before milestone. Most likely due to the fact that such a daunting ...
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What is the subtextual meaning of the kittle vs kettle in Krazy Kat on 1918-10-03 - Friday?

I'm trying to guess at the implied meaning of the conversation in this Krazy Kat daily strip from 1918-10-03: Ignatz: For goodness sake, Krazy, don't call a 'kettle' a 'kittle'. Krazy: What must I ...
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Mad Magazine comic strip about the philosopher Aristotle being a "damn foreigner"

After the unexpected success I had with my previous identification question regarding a Mad cartoon by Dave Berg, I feel emboldened to ask another. I remember very few details, but it's something like ...
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What is the explanation for the two versions of Lucifer's fall from Heaven in "The Sandman" and "Lucifer"?

In Season of Mists, the fifth book of The Sandman series, in chapter 2, Lucifer explains that rebelled against god, and was cast out of Heaven to Hell, along with his lieutenants. This version of ...
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Short comic/one shot of a man trying out evil for the first time by kidnapping and murdering a girl, then realizes evil is not for him?

I have a vague memory of a short comic I read once that involved a man talking about how you can't really despise evil without at least trying it first. Therefore, they kidnapped and tortured a girl, ...
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Comic from an old newspaper about a girl running through a winter forest and collapsing, with the story "continuing"

I'm trying to find a comic that I saw in a newspaper in 2014 or thereabouts (I think it was Atlanta Journal-Constitution, but not sure). I don't remember the issue number, when exactly I saw it, or ...
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What secret did David whisper to Meg at the end of "The Sculptor"?

Scott McCloud's The Sculptor opens with the following scene, where Meg asks David to whisper her something: Click for larger image The scene is expanded at the very end of the novel, where Meg ...
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Why did the writer of the 2016 "Lucifer" comic series change from Holly Black to Richard Kadrey?

I've been following the 2016 Lucifer series, and enjoying it. While re-arranging my Calibre library, I noticed that, while all the issues up to and including 12th have been written by Holly Black, ...
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Did the writers involved in “Warrior Nun Areala” ever write a conclusion to “The Angel and the Coming Storm?”

I am going to give an explanation to those of you who have no idea what I am talking about. “Warrior Nun Areala” is a comic book series that Ben Dunn started in 1994. It stars Shannon Masters, a nun ...
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Lesbian webcomic set in Spain about a rich girl and her family's servant

A long time ago I stumbled on this in a manga site. It was not a manga; this manga site posted comics sometimes. It was set in century Spain (I think?). The main girl is from a rich family who owns a ...
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Largely cartoon story about a girl daydreaming about creating a robotic duplicate, realizing that means she will need to study science

I read this in a grade school reader in Ashland, KY, somewhere between 1986 and 1990, I'm fairly certain. It was in my older brother's book. I remember that the artwork was somewhat sketchily drawn, ...
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WWII (?) comic about a spy doing propaganda for the bad guys

The story, so far... When I was a kid, I read a story about a guy, who was sent to a country as a spy. He ended up working with doing propaganda for said countrys government, but is secretly sending ...
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What is the connection between Jet and James?

Jet is Rachel's best friend, and her loyal ally in later issues. When Rachel whispers her old name to her, "Bryn Erin", but addresses not Jet but James. After that, James, Rachel's friend who ...
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What's the significance of the hoofed figure walking a fish in "A Day at the Park"?

"A Day at the Park" is an excellent philosophical comic by Kostas Kiriakakis, featuring two rather odd-looking creatures discussing the merits of questions and answers. (It applies very well ...
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How old exactly was Rachel during the witch hunt in Manson?

When the readers learn the true version of the event from James, he says Rachel was but a child (15? 12?) during those events. But Rachel is very old. Her "reboot" mechanism has her come back to life ...
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Why did Lilith help the factory if she wanted Manson destroyed?

In Rachel Rising #38 the readers learn that Lilith once met a banker she had known some 60 years before that, and her acquantance with said banker helped save the factory she worked at. But why would ...
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Comic strip where Adolf Hitler says something like "I am a victim too"

A comic strip I saw in the last 20-30 years had Adolf Hitler say something like "I am a victim too". Not sure if Hitler said it, or if someone was telling him he was a victim too. It was a ...
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