Updated on 16 October, 2021
Black and White Comic Books, are that different from other comic books? Are they different from other comic books? First things first. There is no doubt that both variants of the comic book are superior in many ways. Black and white comic books are a perfect example of that. While they often lack the dazzle of vibrant colors most comic books can take for granted, black and white comic books are often nothing less than a work of art.
In a way, they tell a story at the same time. While some stories focus on tragedy or some other emotion, black-and-white comics tell a far more serious tale. For instance, while most manga can do a fair amount of romance and comedy, few comics have the ability to combine those two disparate elements. That's why the art and writing for black-and-white comics tends to be much more serious than for most manga. It is not uncommon to see a story about death or trauma, or more straight forward love stories and family issues.
Another way to look at this is by examining the source material. Black-and-white comics tend to tell a more simple story than most comic strip. The serial format keeps the story simple and strips away the excessive amount of filler that can run through most single panel of most comic strips. The strip is told in short bursts, making it easier to keep track of.
Another reason why so many people enjoy black-and-white comics is the simplicity on the drawing and coloring part. With most manga you have to master the art of drawing the basic form on each panel. This requires a tremendous amount of skill. You can never go wrong if you master penciling and drawing. Since the form is already there, you just need to reproduce it on paper.
A third reason why people like comics that are black-and-white is because of the lack of diversity in the comic book world. Most every comic book published has a white, male lead character. It's a representation of America and the fantasies that many men have about women. In an era where we have so many diverse characters, it is nice to have a comic book series with a white hero.
Black-and-white comics also have a timeless quality that hasn't changed over time. If you enjoy reading classic stories, then you will love reading comics that are written in this fashion. The dynamic between the lead character and the villain stays the same. No matter what era of history you're reading about, the villains still have to deal with evil henchmen. If you want a classic story, you should check out some of the classic Batman comics, including the old detective stories and the dark knight issues of Dark Knight.
Black-and-white comic books are also very fun to collect. There are hundreds of titles and the collection never ends. You can choose between short stories and full-length feature length stories. There are even mini-comics, such as the Batman Family series and the Dark Knight.
If you love collecting anything, especially comic books, then you should definitely start collecting Black-and-Whites. This type of comic lends itself perfectly to a home base, especially if you have children. Since the writer is responsible for all the art, the writers are generally able to dictate what goes into the book and who comes out with the best artwork. If you want a classic, entertaining read, then you definitely want to add some of these great Batman stories to your library.