Updated on 16 October, 2021
A British Comic is a monthly comic series published in the united Kingdom that includes comic strips based on the works of comic book creators throughout the years. Generally known as an "intermediate" comic or a "trade" comic, it's commonly known as a printed comic or a trade magazine, and more recently as an online comic. The British comic industry has grown and evolved from the very beginning. There have been several different defining moments in comic book history. Some of these include the Golden Age, Silver Age, the Dark Ages, the Bronze Age, the Renaissance, the Modern Age, and the Vintage Age.
The Golden Age, which began in the 18th century, was marked by a rise in the popularity of British comics. This was largely the result of two factors. First, the production costs of printed books were greatly reduced, resulting in more British comic publishers than ever before. Second, cartoonist started to illustrate their work for television, resulting in a rise in characters like Batman, Robin, and Wonder Woman.
The Silver Age, which lasted from the late Victorian era through World War II, saw the highest growth of British comics. Many of these titles centered on British heroes and featured superheros such as Robin and Superman. Others were based on classic stories and feature British characters who became international celebrities. These titles included Batman, Dr Who, and Robin Hood.
The Dark Ages saw a decline in British comic strips, and many of them were no longer printed. This was due to the fact that many people had lost interest in reading comic strips, and many of the British comics were no longer being produced. The main titles were often abandoned altogether as newspaper comics became dominant. However, a new breed of British comic strip publishers decided to restart their lines. These publishers went on to produce some of the most popular British comic strips of all time, including the Saturday morning series, The comics magazine, and Tom Brown's Fighting British comic strip.
Throughout the years, British newspapers had also begun publishing comic strips that were drawn by freelance artists and put into publications for the general public. These publications were known as "giclees". A notable characteristic of these British strips was the inclusion of in-house advertisements, known as "megapads". In addition, many small press publishers began publishing comic strips based on popular TV shows and movies. These publishers would usually commission art from famous British actors and actresses who would sign contracts with the small press company. The artists created their work exclusively for the print publishing house, and the publishers would publish the strip through the newsstand or in selected newspapers.
Finally, American comics took their place alongside British comics in popularity, with many of the American publishers based out of the North American city of New York. Most of the creators of the early American comic books hailed from the then rural southern United States, and their works made their way into print thanks to the efforts of the publishing houses of the time. Many comic strip characters such as the Peanuts gang and the Sheboyz became popular among young Americans, who in turn gave birth to a new generation of American comic book readers.
However, it was not until much later that british cartoonists began to draw their famous British characters, in order to adapt them for print. Some of the most famous British cartoonists include Jim Shore, Frank Kelly, and John Hartley. Many of these British comic book writers became very successful, writing some of the world's most popular characters such as Batman. Many of the American comic book publishers tried to court these British authors, offering them exclusive rights to their work. This has led to the creation of some of the most popular titles in the American comic book industry. Some of these titles have sold millions of copies in the U.S. alone.
The success of British comics has given the country's creators and readers a chance to enjoy an array of popular characters. Many American comic strip lovers choose to read British strips instead of the many that are available from other sources. British comic strips have proven to be a great source for entertainment for many generations.