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Which one is proper Comic Book or Comics Book? Are both of them grammatically correct? If so, what is the difference between them?

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"Comic books" is much more widely accepted than "Comics books." See Google NGram.

"Comic books" is the more grammatically correct phrase, as "comic" describes the kind of book. A similar example would be "car magazine" versus "cars magazine." Even though the magazines each contain multiple cars, the magazine would be describe with the singular "car."

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Thanks for quick answer. –  Khurshid Alam Jul 22 '13 at 16:53
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You could probably have been a bit more emphatic: "comics book" is nowhere near a "proper" expression with respect to the normal meaning of the term. –  Robusto Jul 22 '13 at 17:18

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