Science fiction comic

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Science fiction comics such as 2000 AD feature a selection of regular comic strips with a Science fiction theme.

There have been science fiction comics since comic books began in 1938 when newspaper comic strips of Superman were published in collected form. Since then there have been comics based on science fiction of many styles including superheroes with a science fiction angle, comics featuring the space travels of Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Dan Dare and others.

In 1950s America EC Comics had great success and popularity publishing science fiction comics of increasing sophistication but EC were almost driven out of business by the wave of anti-comics feeling stirred-up among parents and educators by Dr. Frederick Wertham's book Seduction of the Innocent.

In spite of opposition, science fiction in comics continued through the 1960s with stories for children and adolescents and began to return to the adult market again in the late 60s with the wave of hippy underground comics.

After the hippy period science fiction comics began to be more common.Template:Sf-stub

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