- Markshire PCs:
Well, a comic book implies a serially published series with a never ending storyline. A graphic novel while in the comic book format of frames of artistically rendered scenes with speech or thought bubbles over characters usually covers a story arc much like a novel. Hence the term “graphic novel”… Not to mention the connotation that “comic book” is often given of “childish and not serious” which couldn’t be further from the truth in some cases. Just saying.