Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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X Graphic novels, Comic books, Cartoons
Use all X* codes for: general adult, teenage or children’s titles. DO NOT USE: code ‘X’ itself, but select specific categories from section X*. INTEREST AGE 5A* Qualifiers MUST be used with titles aimed at children or teenagers. Use all X* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate, in particular with PLACE 1*, TIME PERIOD 3* and INTEREST 5* Qualifiers
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XA Graphic novel and Comic book: types
XAK American / British style comic books and graphic novels
Use for: graphic novels and comic books in the American / British tradition
XAKC American comic books: classic, Golden Age
Class here: early and classic ‘Golden Age’ characters, which can usually be read and enjoyed by children or adults, and which are widely regarded or presented as ‘classic’ and typically but not necessarily published and in print for several decades
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