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Fantasy comics

Fantasy comics have been around as long as the medium itself.


  • History 1
  • Notable creators 2
  • Adaptations 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


The early years of fantasy comics began in the golden age and were populated with such notable works range from All-American comics' (and later DC comics') Greek myth inspired super hero Wonder Woman to Dell's Tarzan.

Starting in the late 40s through the mid-50s Horror-themed fantasy anthologies gained prominence, the most famous of these includes EC Comics' Tales from the Crypt, Haunt of Fear, and Vault of Horror; and lesser notable titles such as American Comics Group Adventures into the Unknown and Forbidden Worlds though this trend saw its prevalence cease with the publication of Dr. Fredric Wertham's book Seduction of the Innocent which directly led to a Senate hearing of the influence of comics on juvenile violence. Though fantasy comics were able to survive in this new atmosphere though in a diminished capacity compared to its much stronger output in these early years.

Fantasy themed super heroes would continue to populate comics through the 50s and regained popularity in 1960s with such characters as Steve Ditko's Doctor Strange published by Marvel comics and Jack Kirby's Thor both appearing in two of Marvel's Fantasy Themed anthologies Strange Tales and Journey into Mystery.

Notable creators


Several fantasy manga have been or will be adapted into anime television series, including Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (2013),[1] Akame ga Kill! (2014),[2] The Seven Deadly Sins (2014),[3] Trinity Seven (2014)[4] and Akatsuki no Yona (TBA).[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun Fantasy Manga Gets Anime".  
  2. ^ "Akame ga KILL! Dark Action Fantasy Manga Gets TV Anime".  
  3. ^ "The Seven Deadly Sins Fantasy Manga Gets TV Anime".  
  4. ^ "School Fantasy Manga Trinity Seven Has Anime in the Works".  
  5. ^ "Akatsuki no Yona Shōjo Fantasy Manga Gets TV Anime".  

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