Comics is a special medium: a narrative sequence of still images, often accompanied by written text. Comics is no longer residing in the blind spot of Hungarian academic studies. Literary Studies, Art Studies and Film Studies were the first colonizers of the medium. All of them have compared comics to another medium (novel, picture, film) and concentrated mainly on their similarities and differences, instead of examining the individual characteristics of comics. They have given intermedial explanations about comics. Media Studies and Visual Studies brought a paradigm-shift in the sense that they examined comics as a freestanding medium. In my study, I give an overview of the characteristics, the working mechanisms, the complex language, and the multimedial aspects of the comics medium.