So i am still a new in comics not the charcthers or publishers. i need vocbulary lessons. There is only a few i know like golden age, sliver age, bronze age, story arc, crossovers, but thats the only ones i know. i get confused alot when some people start saying are " one shots"or " trade ins" dont what that is. can some tell what i need to know and give me more knowledge? Thanks
@LanternCorpsGuy: Retcon is the shortened form of saying "retroactive continuity". Urban Dictionary describes it best as: "Adding or altering information regarding the back story of a fictional character or world, regardless of whether the change contradicts what was said before."
A graphic novel is pretty much just a paperback or hardcover collection of a comic book story.
@LanternCorpsGuy: A trade paperback, or more commonly known as just "trade (or trades for plural)" are a paperback collection of a comic book story.
PIS means "plot induced stupidity" and is commonly used when a character does something they normally shouldn't be able to do, but they do it for the sake of driving the plot.
Here's Urban Dictionary's knowledge over CIS or "character induced stupidity": CIS refers to any natural mental limitations that characters impose upon themselves and reduce their ability to use their own skills and powers effectively. Unlike PIS, CIS does not occur because the plot requires it, but because the character is genuinely that dumb.
WIS or "writer induced stupidity" is pretty much whenever a character does something out of character due to the writer being incredibly stupid.
Hopefully this helps you out, and if anyone wants to correct me on any wrongs or add to what I've said, feel free.