1920s in comics

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This is a timeline of significant events in comics in the 1920s.


European publications[edit]

  • May 3: Zig et Puce by Alain Saint-Ogan first appeared in Dimanche Illustré, weekly supplement of the French newspaper l’Excelsior.[1][2]
  • December 25: The third major character of Zig et Puce, Alfred made its first appearance.[3]

U.S. publications[edit]



European publications[edit]

U.S. publications[edit]

  • January 7:
  • January 16: Dell Comics publishes The Funnies #1, the first American newsstand comic book of all-original material. It lacked covers, and was in that way more like a newspaper insert, but was sold independently.
  • January 17: Popeye the Sailor is initiated with the character's first appearance in Thimble Theatre.[9]


  1. ^ Lambiek Comiclopedia. "Alain Saint-Ogan". 
  2. ^ de Lavarenne, Franck. "Nos ancêtres les petits Mickeys" (in French). NotreTemps.com. 
  3. ^ Joconde. "Ministère de la culture - base Joconde" (in French). 
  4. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "Ella Cinders". 
  5. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "Texas Slim". 
  6. ^ McCarthy, Tom (July 19, 2006). "From Zero to Hero". London: The Guardian. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  7. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "Buck Rogers". 
  8. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "Tarzan of the Apes". 
  9. ^ Don Markstein's Toonopedia. "Popeye the Sailor".