The Anthology wiki last edited by NightFang on 12/08/14 01:25AM View full history

What is an Anthology?

Dictionary definition:

Noun anthology (plural anthologies)

  1. A collection of literary works, such as poems or short stories.
  2. ( by extension ) An assortment of things.

But in the comic book world it is basically a comic with more than one (usually around five) stories inside the issue, usually revolving around completely different characters and ideas but all conglomerated together so that a standard comic book size can be used. One of the purposes of an anthology is try out characters and determine (based on reader feedback) which ones are popular enough to host their own series. Many of the most famous comic book characters first appeared in an anthology; until the mid-60s, most of DC and Marvel's top-selling comics were anthologies.

List of Noteworthy Characters who First Appeared in Anthologies

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