Getting into comics can seem difficult to the newcomer.  Comic fans and companies have a jargon that is used all the time, even in comic book titles, that new fans may find confusing.  A “Comic Code.”  Let’s look at the term “Season”…

X-Men - Season 1

A comic book title followed by “Season” and a number can mean a number of things in comics:

  1. A continuation of a television series no longer on the air (or tie-ins to the continuation) or a prequel.
  2. Adaptations of episodes of a television show.
  3. Later series continuing a series considered to be in a television-style.
  4. A series of Year One-style one-shot titles from Marvel.

1.  Continutation.

The continuation of a TV show, with numbering starting after the final season

Although many comics continue ongoing shows “Season X” implies (but doesn’t guarantee) that there is some involvement of the creator and that the comic is “canon”.

A tie-in with the above series:

  • Angel & Faith Season 10 (2014) (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Smallville Season 11: Titans
  • Smallville Season 11: Alien
  • Smallville Season 11: Harbinger
  • Smallville Season 11: Lantern
  • Smallville Season 11: Chaos

A prequel to a TV show:


2.  Adaptations.

Comic book adaptation of episodes:


3,  Television-style comics.

A follow up series to a title that was compared to television:


4.  Usage by Marvel.

In 2012 a line of graphic novels by Marvel with modernised retellings of origins/early stories called Season One:

  • Avengers: Season One (2012) (Marvel)
  • Daredevil: Season One (2012) (Marvel)
  • Dr. Strange: Season One (2012) (Marvel)
  • Fantastic Four: Season One (2012) (Marvel)
  • Hulk: Season One (2012) (Marvel)
  • Iron Man: Season One (2013) (Marvel)
  • Spider-Man: Season One (2012) (Marvel)
  • Thor: Season One (2013) (Marvel)
  • Wolverine: Season One (2013) (Marvel)
  • X-Men: Season One (2012) (Marvel)

~ DUG.

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This blog is meant to iron out issues and help understanding of comic book terms and ideas.  However, it also uses many terms and ideas new readers may be unfamiliar with.  For clarifications or corrects, comment below.


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