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The Secret Origin of the ‘Graphic Novel’: Where Eisner Heard the Term

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Though he wasn't the first person to use it, legendary comics creator Will Eisner is credited with popularizing the term "graphic novel" to describe the long-form comic book story. As the story goes -- or at least, as it's often repeated in Eisner biographies like Bob Andelman's A Spirited Life and Michael Schumacher's A Dreamer's Life in Comics -- is that Eisner needed something other than "comic book" to call A Contract With God in order to get publishers to take it seriously, and came up with the term "graphic novel" on the spot.

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The ComicsAlliance Chanukah Gift List: 8 Nights of Jewish Comics

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Happy Chanukah, everybody! Even though we've just crossed the halfway point of the Jewish festival of lights, it's not too late to buy some gifts for some of your chosen friends. Luckily, the world of comics has provided us with a whole range of books with Judaic appeal

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Marvel EIC Joe Quesada Slams Original Graphic Novels

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Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada talks details about the Disney buyout with Kiel Phegley at Comic Book Resources -- the only interview he'll be giving until the deal goes through. While Quesada repeatedly dodges on questions about Disney properties and potential deals,

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