The 19th century brought many satirical drawings also called cartoons to life such as Max und Moritz a famous german comic. This time was also the birth of the Chinese form of comics called Manhua.
It was in the 20th century that comics saw further booms in the industry. With comics such as Tintin by Hergé. And of course the birth of superhero comics with 1938 Action Comics #1 introducing Superman!
This made the superhero the defining genre of American comics.
In the late 1970s the term graphic novel was made popular by authors like Frank Miller and Alan Moore.
Since then comics, alongside the similar forms of film and animation, have been a part of our cultures and continue to entertain us.
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