By the s, there was a growing trend towards grim and gritty anti-heroes and increasing violence in comics. Categories : Adult comics Comics genres. Catalan Communications and more recently NBM Publishing have also published adult works from Europe mostly as standalone graphic novels, although NBM now has an anthology magazine called Sizzle. Preview this Book. In a society where a comic equates with knockabout amusment for children, the sudden pre-eminence of adult comics, on everything from political satire to erotic fantasy, has predictably attracted an enormous amount of attention.
Watchmen graphic novel is perhaps the most popular at the moment. In this first survey of its kind, Roger Sabin traces the history of comics for older readers from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. In , DC started up their Vertigo imprint that allowed explicit content in selected titles, grouping a number of their mature readers titles together. Many of the early comic publishers got their start in the pulps with Donenfeld for instance going on to found DC Comics.