Comics Vocabulary: Super Panel


Multi-panel, Polyptych or Super-Panel - image from Michel Fiffe's Zegas comic

So… I’ve written about these comics-panels-with-multiple-images-across-one-background before, and have been collecting examples from the 1900s through recent years. They’re called polyptychs or multi-panel pan sequences or multi-pans… but I just learned a new term for them: Super Panels. Ay… it’s so refreshingly low-brow! There’s a good collection of them, with discussion, etc., at Michel Fiffe’s website

Go there and see lots of good examples and commentary – including some gratuitous ones he’s critical of.

Super Panel from Jaime Hernandez' Love and Rockets No.29, 1989, Flies on the Ceiling story

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