Graphic literature (to use the technical flash term) has a long history, part of which includes the serialised superhero, action, science fiction and war comics of the last century. These were most often printed cheaply on newsprint and were considered ephemeral and throw away like the 'daily rag' newspaper. Nowadays comics from the 'Golden Age of American comics' - considered to be the 1930s to 1950s, are sought after by comics collectors, and fetch high prices.
|Ref: Display case of comics in the Sir George Grey Special Collections|
Auckland Libraries also has a range of heritage resources relating to comics for you to browse through including: NZ comics and graphic novels, Masters of American comics, Victorian comics, adventure comics. So get your super powers ready and check them out!
Author: Angeline Chirnside, Sir George Grey Special Collections