I’m not sure if this post is for the comic book nerds or the typography nerds (or those of use who meet in the middle of that particular venn diagram). The video below looks at the evolution of fonts used in comic books. For decades, those fonts were driven by the form’s physical limitations. Cheap paper and blotchy ink required adaptation in order to fit more dialogue into less space while still remaining readable.
Today, lettering has moved into the digital realm, which has opened up new possibilities for subtle storytelling through typography.