Comic books from Carrie Fisher's 'Star Wars' collection
1977 special edition ‘Star Wars’ comic books once owned by Carrie Fisher | Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images

Comic books are one of the most popular forms of entertainment out there. Comic books are print books where the story is largely told by pictures and captions.

Comics originated in newspapers in the 19th century before becoming a medium of its own in the 20th century. 

Comic books on their own provide fans plenty of entertainment, but comic books have also proven easily adaptable. Comic books popularized the American superhero and launched a massive genre of films and television. Today, superhero media from Marvel to D.C. dominates entertainment. 

Outside of superhero comics, there is a whole other world of comic books. In recent years, the Archie Comics have been adapted to TV with The CW’s Riverdale and Katy Keene, and Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

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