Here are the words I've recieved so far. Not all of these terms have been posted on the blog, some have been emailed to me. There's only 50 or so terms here, so we don't have enough for the whole class yet.
good girl art
comic book death
Crossover (intertextuality in Comics)
The Fourth Wall
McGuffin - rather like a red herring, an item that doesn't have the
significance one would originally assume.
epic - in relation to comics, rather than, say, Homer. Also defined in
the OED as "characterized by realism and an absence of theatrical devices,"
but often used in contemporary speech to merely mean a long and dramatic
serial/serialize/serialization - whether single issues in a comic digest,
a collection of trade paperbacks, or even hardcover collector's editions,
there's more than likely one in a series of a story.
alter-ego - a big attraction in American superhero comics, how does this
duality shape other genres or nations of origin?
in medias res - overused plot device that many comic artists seem to
censorship - whether for propaganda or to remove excessive violence,
gore, and nudity, both comics and manga with more mature themes deal with
censorship, although perhaps at differing quantities during different
onomatopoeia/sound effects - seen through many kinds of comics, and can
often lend a different visual ambiance to the scene (such as mentioned in
seminar about Batman: Dark Knight Returns)
Cameos (Past Character/Pop Culture)
comix (independent, non-mainstream comics: i got this term from the internet)
Series (continuity of plot, characters)
Entertainment/Hollywood (connections between comics and the entertainment industry)