1938 in comics

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Notable events of 1938 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events and publications[edit]

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January[edit]

February[edit]

  • February 2: First publication of Bob Karp and Al Taliaferro's Donald Duck newspaper comic strip.[2]
  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #11 - David McKay Publications
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #12 - DC Comics
  • Famous Funnies (1934 series) #43 - Eastern Color Printing
  • Feature Funnies (1937 series) #5 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #29 - National Periodical Publications
  • New Adventure Comics (1937 series) #24 - National Periodical Publications

March[edit]

  • March 6: The first episode of Gervy's detective comic series Pat'Apouf is published. The series will eventually come to an end in 1990.[3]
  • March 17: In Bob Karp and Al Taliaferro's Donald Duck Donald's dog Bolivar makes his debut as a comics character, having debuted two years earlier in the animated short Alpine Climbers.[2]
  • March 22: The first issue of the Italian comics magazine Albi dell'Audace is published, which will run until 22 October 1939. In its first issue Vincenzo Baggioli and Carlo Cossio's Dick Fulmine makes its debut.
  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #12 - David McKay Publications
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #13 - DC Comics
  • Famous Funnies (1934 series) #44 - Eastern Color Printing
  • Feature Funnies (1937 series) #6 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #30 - National Periodical Publications
  • New Adventure Comics (1937 series) #25 - National Periodical Publications

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 9: In Bob Karp and Al Taliaferro's Donald Duck newspaper comic Gus Goose makes his debut.[2]
  • May: Ernie Bushmiller's Fritzi Ritz is retitled Nancy [1]
  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #14 - David McKay Publications
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #15 - DC Comics
  • Famous Funnies (1934 series) #46 - Eastern Color Printing
  • Feature Funnies (1937 series) #8 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics (1935 series) #31 - National Periodical Publications
  • New Adventure Comics (1937 series) #26 - National Periodical Publications

June[edit]

  • June 4: Debut of Bernard Graddon's newspaper comic Just Jake in The Daily Mirror. It will run until 1952.
  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #15 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #1 - DC Comics: This marks the first appearance of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's Superman.[5]
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #16 - DC Comics
  • Famous Funnies (1934 series) #47 - Eastern Color Printing
  • Feature Funnies (1937 series) #9 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • Jumbo Comics #1 — Fiction House
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #32 - National Periodical Publications.
  • New Adventure Comics (1937 series) #27 - National Periodical Publications.

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #18 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #4 - DC Comics
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies (1938) #2 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #19 - DC Comics
  • Famous Funnies (1934 series) #50 - Eastern Color Printing
  • Feature Funnies (1937 series) #12 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #35 - National Periodical Publications
  • New Adventure Comics (1937 series) #30 - National Periodical Publications

October[edit]

  • October 15: First issue of the British comics magazine Radio Fun, which will run until 1961.
  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #19 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #5 - DC Comics
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #20 - DC Comics
  • Famous Funnies (1934 series) #51 - Eastern Color Printing
  • Feature Funnies (1937 series) #13 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #36 - National Periodical Publications
  • New Adventure Comics (1937 series) #31 - National Periodical Publications

November[edit]

  • November 6: Stephen Slesinger and Fred Harman's Red Ryder is first published in the newspapers.[9]
  • November 13: In Fascist Italy the importation and translation of all American and British comic books, except for the far too popular Mickey Mouse is outlawed. This also means the end of Italian comics magazine Jumbo.
  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #20 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #6 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (previously New Adventure Comics) (1937 series) #32 - DC Comics
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies (1938 series) #3 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #21 - DC Comics
  • Famous Funnies (1934 series) #52 - Eastern Color Printing
  • Feature Funnies (1937 series) #14 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #37 - DC Comics

December[edit]

  • December: As a result of the Spanish Civil War it becomes more difficult to find the materials needed to publish the Spanish illustrated children's magazine En Patufet and thus its final issue appears. It will briefly be revived between 1968 and 1973.
  • December 17: The first appearance of Hugh McNeill's Pansy Potter, one of the longest running comic strips in The Beano.[10]
  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #21 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #7 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #33 - DC Comics
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies (1938 series) #"4" - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #22 - DC Comics
  • Famous Funnies (1934 series) #53 - Eastern Color Printing
  • Feature Funnies (1937 series) #15 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #38 - DC Comics

Specials[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • February 19: Foster Morse Follett, American comics artist (Tidy Teddy, Skeezicks, The Kid, Private Conscience), dies at age 59 after being involved in a car accident a week later.[14]
  • February: Bertram Lamb, British comics writer (Pip, Squeak and Wilfred), dies at age 50 or 51.

March[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 2: Louis Morin, French illustrator, caricaturist, comics artist, novelist and painter, dies at age 82. [16]
  • June 6: Karl Theodor Zelger, a.k.a. K.T. Zelger, Austrian comics artist (continued Bilderbogen des kleinen Lebens), dies at age 49.[17]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 18: Johannes Kesler, Dutch painter, graphic artist and comics artist (made educational comics), dies at age 74.[19]

October[edit]

November[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

Renamed titles[edit]

Initial appearances by character name[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bushmiller_e.htm
  2. ^ a b c d https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/taliaferro.htm
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gervy.htm
  4. ^ BDparadisio. "Le Journal Spirou a 60 ans" (in French). Archived from the original on 2007-09-28.
  5. ^ a b c Wallace, Daniel (2010). "1930s". In Dolan, Hannah (ed.). DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9.
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/herge.htm
  7. ^ KOUSEMAKER, Kees en Evelien, "Wordt Vervolgd- Stripleksikon der Lage Landen", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, Antwerpen, 1979, page 185.
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fox_gardner.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/harman_fred.htm
  10. ^ The History of the Beano. Dundee, Scotland: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2008. p. 304. ISBN 978-1-902407-73-9.
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.https[permanent dead link]://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/glenn_bill.htmnet/artists/g/glenn_bill.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/warden_arnold.htm
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gruelle_j.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/follett_fm.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mcdougall_walt.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/morin_louis.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/z/zelger_k-th.htm
  18. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/koerner_whd.htm
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kesler_johannes.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/williams_roy_l.htm
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/segar.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/spencer_fred.htm
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dart_harry_grant.htm