How is a graphic novel & comic book different?

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  • TedRoy
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Graphic Novel is usually a "one off" or a series that ends, and most of the time there is always the same writer. It also follows a single story or theme

    comic books are continually coming out monthly and change writers, storylines and artists over the months and years

    Batman is a comic book because once the story finishes a new story starts probably with a different writer

    however, there are some Batman Graphic Novels, such as "The Dark Knight Returns" by Frank Miller. This wasn't part of the normal Batman line of comics and was made specifically to be in Graphic Novel form

    Most Graphic Novels are also much more mature than comic books

  • 1 decade ago

    I think the main difference is that a graphic novel is longer than a comic book.

  • 1 decade ago

    Good question! Publishers can charge more for a 'graphic novel' than they can for a comic book...no difference. D

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    sin city=graphic novel

    batman=comic book.

    a graphic novel usually "says" a little more than BLAM! CRACK! POW!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    graphic novels are not all pictures

  • 1 decade ago

    umm, they sound different but idk anything about that so i would not know

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