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Apocalyptic comics


  • Comics set in a world or civilization after a catastrophic event (e.g., nuclear war, an alien invasion), sometimes also including the period immediately preceding the event. For comics set in an uncertain future, in a society ruled by an ineffectual, corrupt, or oppressive regime or by aliens, robots, etc., see [Dystopian comics.]

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  • Form

    • Apocalyptic comics
  • Variants

    • Doomsday comics
    • End-of-the-world comics
    • Post-apocalyptic comics
    • Post-apocalyptic science fiction comics
    • Postapocalyptic comics
    • Postapocalyptic science fiction comics
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  • Sources

    • found: Pawuk, M. Graphic novels : a genre guide to comic books, manga, and more, 2007:Chapter 3--Science Fiction, p. 245 (Post-Apocalypse. This subgenre examines what life would be like if a planet wide disaster struck Earth. In the tales there may be an ecological change, civilization may nearly be made extinct, and strange life-forms may now inhabit Earth. The subgenre is closely related to dystopian science fiction, but goes one step further by showcasing the entire collapse of society following a nuclear holocaust or other devastating event.)
    • found: LCGFT, Oct. 24, 2014(Apocalyptic films. This heading is used as a genre/form heading for films set in a world or civilization after a catastrophic event (e.g., nuclear war, an alien invasion), sometimes also including the period immediately preceding the event. Films set in an uncertain future, in a society ruled by an ineffectual, corrupt, or oppressive regime or by aliens, robots, etc., are entered under Dystopian films. UF Doomsday films; End-of-the-world films; Post-apocalyptic films; Post-apocalyptic science fiction films; Postapocalyptic films; Postapocalyptic science fiction films)
  • General Notes

    • Comics set in a world or civilization after a catastrophic event (e.g., nuclear war, an alien invasion), sometimes also including the period immediately preceding the event. For comics set in an uncertain future, in a society ruled by an ineffectual, corrupt, or oppressive regime or by aliens, robots, etc., see [Dystopian comics.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Dystopian comics]
  • Change Notes

    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2015-12-02: revised
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