From Kook Science

Panel from Jack Kirby's "Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen" #135 (January 1971)

At the basic level, comics are the arrangement of still images with the purpose of relating a narrative sequence, typically with the assistance of text - though certain higher levels of achievement in the form do not require textual intervention. These images provide glimpses into other worlds and potentialities, hence being classed as a form of divination.