Subject: Comics

A broad category, meant to include anything deriving from or referring to comics in the widest sense, including anime and manga, newspaper comics, comic books, graphic novels, and more. We would like to expand (and possibly subdivide) this category significantly.

Word Definition
adamantium n. (1912) a metal alloy having exceptional strength
anime n. (1985) a Japanese animated film or television programme, drawn in a meticulously detailed style, usually featuring characters with distinctive large, staring eyes, and typically having a science-fiction or fantasy theme, sometimes including violent or sexually explicit material; this genre of entertainment
ant-man n. (1901) an alien being that resembles an ant in humanoid form
inhuman n. (1926) a nonhuman being; cf. alien n.
kryptonite n. (1943) in the fictional world of the comic book hero Superman: a substance that renders Superman weak when he is exposed to it; (hence, in figurative or allusive use) something that can weaken or damage a particular person or thing; an Achilles heel
manga n. (1951) a Japanese genre of cartoons and comic books, typically drawn in a meticulously detailed style, usually featuring characters with distinctive large, staring eyes, sometimes including violent or sexually explicit material
mecha n. (1986) chiefly in anime or manga: a large combat robot having humanoid form, typically controlled by an occupant
Peter Parker principle n. (No cites) see Spider-Man principle n.
Spider-Man principle n. (2003) the adage โ€˜with great power comes great responsibilityโ€™
spider sense n. (1963) in the fictional world of the comic book hero Spider-Man: the precognitive ability to anticipate (and react to) dangerous situations beyond the normal range of human senses; (hence, in figurative or allusive use) a premonition; intuition; insight
spidey sense n. (1963) = spider sense n.