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How Did the Comic Book Get Its Start? You Ask? Well, The origins of the comic book are somewhat controversial and perhaps the jury is still out.
So The Manila Mail goes back to the cartoonish broadsheets of the Middle Ages, which were parchment products, created by anonymous woodcutters. As mass circulation of these broadsheets became possible, they soon developed a market, particularly at public executions, popular events for centuries (ugh), which drew thousands of happy spectators.