Comic Book History Quiz

Test your knowledge about the history of comic books with this quiz.

Quiz

Test your knowledge about the history of comic books with this quiz.

1. Which is not an historical era of American comic books?

  • Golden age
  • Iron age
  • Silver age

2. During what century did comic books first appear in Japan? These comics were woodblock-printed booklets.

  • 17th
  • 18th
  • 19th

3. What does the Japanese word "manga" mean in English?

  • Funny pages
  • Whimsical pictures
  • Adventure drawings

4. DC is an abbreviation of what two words?

  • Diamond Comics
  • Destruction Comics
  • Detective Comics

5. Who were the creators of Superman?

  • Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
  • Stanley Lieber and Martin Goodman
  • Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding

6. Which is not a DC character?

  • Flash
  • Astroboy
  • Green Lantern

7. Which graphic novel is the only one that has won a Hugo Award?

  • Watchmen
  • V for Vendetta
  • Sin City

8. Fantastic Four, the first of Marvel's efforts to depict superheroes living in the real world, came out in what year?

  • 1951
  • 1961
  • 1971

9. Who created Spiderman?

  • Stan Lee
  • Jerry Siegel
  • Joe Quesada

10. In the 1990s, Marvel unveiled a line of comics set in what future year?

  • 2550
  • 2099
  • 3000

Your Results:

1. Which is not an historical era of American comic books?
Iron age

2. During what century did comic books first appear in Japan? These comics were woodblock-printed booklets.
18th

3. What does the Japanese word "manga" mean in English?
Whimsical pictures

4. DC is an abbreviation of what two words?
Detective Comics

5. Who were the creators of Superman?
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

6. Which is not a DC character?
Astroboy

7. Which graphic novel is the only one that has won a Hugo Award?
Watchmen

8. Fantastic Four, the first of Marvel's efforts to depict superheroes living in the real world, came out in what year?
1961

9. Who created Spiderman?
Stan Lee

10. In the 1990s, Marvel unveiled a line of comics set in what future year?
2099

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