Although comic books and graphic novels were once widely disregarded as a legitimate literary form, in recent years comics have captured the attention of an increasing number of scholars and academics. Readers interested in this field of study (or comic aficionados in general) may want to check out The Comics Grid, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that aims "to promote comics scholarship within academia and the general public with contributions that present specialised knowledge in an accessible language." This digital journal publishes scholarly research articles focused on comics, as well as reviews of books in this field. Many articles are also part of special collections that focus on themes, such as the role of comics in science communication, interdisciplinary approaches to jazz music and comics, and the intersections between comics and issues of law and justice. Currently in its ninth volume, The Comics Grid is published by Open Library of Humanities (see the 7-20-2018 Scout Report) and is indexed by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and other services.