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First ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.

Types of material covered: Pages of comics and graphic novels, interviews, criticism, and journal articles.
Dates covered: 1960s to the present.

The Getty's structured vocabulary includes almost 300,000 name entries, including a wealth of variant names, pseudonyms, and language variants. Each entry includes biographical and bibliographic information.

Types of material covered: Biographical and bibliographic information.
Dates covered: All periods covered.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.