If you’re new to comics, there’s so many terms to learn it can make your head spin. So, here’s your quick guide to comic book terms to get you started!
Pull List – The comics you pre-order from your local comic book store, usually used to judge how popular a comic is during it’s production.
Issue – A ‘chapter’ of a comic – aka what you receive when you pick up your pull list.
Bind Up – Six issues bound together in one book.
Trade paperback (TPB) – A paperback bind up,
Story arc – The big story being told across several issues – think of it like the MCU – each issue/film tells part of the story, put it all together and you get the full thing!
Canon – Things that have happened in the comic, that aren’t fan theory, speculation or fan fiction.
Spread – an image that covers two pages.
Panel – A single image inside a box. Usually a single page is made if 6-8 panels.
Penciller – The person who creates the base line, pencil design for each panel.
Inker – The person who goes over the pencil lines and makes the clearer for the colourist.
Colourist – The person who puts all the colour into each panel.
Letterer – The person who puts in all the speech bubbles/text boxes on the panels.