22 May 2014 Last updated at 14:18 BST
Colourful and creative - but also subversive and disturbing at times - the British Library is celebrating the diverse world of comic books this summer.
Comics Unmasked looks at mainstream and underground creations - from early pioneers to more recent favourites. Take a tour with guest curators - Paul Gravett and John Harris Dunning.
Comics Unmasked can be seen at the British Library, London, until 19 August 2014.
Parental guidance advised.
All images subject to copyright. Photofilm by Paul Kerley.