How does the comic book work, both on the page and in the world? In answering this, we'll go back to the comic book's beginnings and work our way book by book all the way up to now, where comic book movies are dominating the box office. Expect to read a comic book a week, or more—trade editions, graphic novels, single-issue, web comics, all of it. Expect to have to make your own comic, to show you understand the grammar and syntax of panels and pages. There'll be capes and tights, there'll be indie and underground, there'll be experimental and conventional, and we'll put the pages up on-screen, pore over them line by line, word by word, day after day, and there won't be enough days, but that's just because there's so much to talk about with comic books.