Is it necessary to use italics when referring to specific comic books by description, and not specific titles?

For example, if you're talking about certain series of comic books, like say Archie books, or Josie books, or Sabrina books, and you're not referring to specific comic book titles, is it necessary to put "Archie", "Sabrina" and "Josie" in italics? The publisher, Archie Comics,... show more For example, if you're talking about certain series of comic books, like say Archie books, or Josie books, or Sabrina books, and you're not referring to specific comic book titles, is it necessary to put "Archie", "Sabrina" and "Josie" in italics?

The publisher, Archie Comics, produces comics based on the Archie, Josie and Sabrina characters.

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