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    Default Which do you like more? comics or manga?

    Which is better? Is it comics or manga?

    I used to read Marvel and DC comics in the past. I guess I got bored of superhero comic books.

    Now I prefer to read manga including Dr. Stone, My Hero Academia, Vinland Saga, One Piece, Shaman King, Welcome to the Ballroom, Maria + Holic, Elfen Lied, Card Captor Sakura and many others. I have found most of them very entertaining and interesting. Some manga are amusing. Some of the manga I read have extreme violence, horror, gore and sexual content. But best of all, they don't have a shared universe with a 60-year old continuity.

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    I think the question is far too broad. Comics is an art, so Mangas are comics too. Is the question just about american comicbooks vs manga? American superheroes vs shonen manga? Marvel&DC vs Manga? What about european comics? Latinamerican comics? Are they out of the question?
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    Just Meh I guess.
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    Go back and forth, love them both for different reasons. I would say my current favorite title is a manga though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubistian View Post
    I think the question is far too broad. Comics is an art, so Mangas are comics too. Is the question just about american comicbooks vs manga? American superheroes vs shonen manga? Marvel&DC vs Manga? What about european comics? Latinamerican comics? Are they out of the question?
    Oh sorry. You are right about "too broad". Actually I mean just American comics of any genre also including teen humor (Archie Comics), fantasy, sci-fi, horror, westerns, etc.

    European comics aren't called "comics" any more than manga are called Japanese comics.
    For example, French and Belgians use the term "bande dessinée" (singular) or "Bandes dessinées" (plural). Italian comics are called fumetti (plural of the Italian singular word fumetto (comic book. Dutch use the word "Duitse strip" to refer to their comics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro no Shinigami View Post
    Oh sorry. You are right about "too broad". Actually I mean just American comics of any genre also including teen humor (Archie Comics), fantasy, sci-fi, horror, westerns, etc.

    European comics aren't called "comics" any more than manga are called Japanese comics.
    For example, French and Belgians use the term "bande dessinée" (singular) or "Bandes dessinées" (plural). Italian comics are called fumetti (plural of the Italian singular word fumetto (comic book. Dutch use the word "Duitse strip" to refer to their comics.
    I'm familiar with Bandes Dessinées (thank, french school), didn't know about italian's fumetti, cool term. At least in my country, I think young people separate the art in comics and mangas at best, but most people who aren't familiar with the ninth art will just go with "comics" to name everything hahaha. About the question, I have a preference towards american comicbooks, especially superheroes by the big two. It's not a preference in terms of elements that I like most in this genre over others, but it's the habit I built since my childhood and characters I became more familiar with. So I will go with comics, though there're some amazing mangas out there
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    Comics. Never been a fan of Manga or Anime at all.

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    The question is flawed in that people more familiar with American (or English or French or Italian or Belgian) comics will say comics, and a handful of others will say manga.
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    TBH, the vast majority of Asian comics just don't translate well to me. There have been exceptions, but they are few and far between. The same is true for many non-English comics from Europe, as well.
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