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What makes a comic book or graphic novel different from a movie?

I am looking for a deeper answer here than the obvious fact that one is a book and one is a movie. What is it about comics that set them apart from movies and other forms of media?

Asked By: Grant T - 6/28/2008
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<opinion> I remember Virginia Woolf said something about novels being a hybrid medium into which you threw everything but the kitchen sink. Comics are even more of one... More
Answered By: jplatt39 - 6/29/2008
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well its in book form and you read it not watch it >.>
Answered By: Ty - 6/28/2008
 
MOVIE IS WAY MORE DETAILED AND A COMIC IS NOT...ITS VISUAL AND THE COMIC IS MORE IMAGINATIVE..
Answered By: Lara S - 6/28/2008
 
yah true what lara said.. in a movie you can basicly see it but in a comic/book you need to read it and imagine it then thats when out of nowhere some director wants to make it into a movie.. something like the best movie in the world.. Jumper.. some guy made a book and published it and then a famous
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Answered By: Kike(SxOxD) - 6/28/2008
 
a movie is moving immages
Answered By: guitarmasterv2 - 6/28/2008
 
With a comicbook your not as limited as you are w/ a movie in what you present to your audience, be it content or time. Take the just released film 'Wanted'... if your familiar w/ the graphic novel you can understand why they would choose to keep it simple...for lack of a better word. The comic has so much more adult... More
Answered By: John N - 6/29/2008
 
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