1940 in comics

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Notable events of 1940 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



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  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #35 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #21 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #47 - DC Comics
  • All-American Comics (1939 series) #11 - DC Comics
  • Daring Mystery Comics (1940 series) #2 - Timely Comics
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #36 - DC Comics
  • Feature Comics (1939 series) #29 - Quality Comics
  • Flash Comics (1940 series) #2 - National Periodical Publications
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #4 - Timely Comics
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #52 - National Periodical Publications
  • Mystery Men Comics (1939 series) #7 - Fox Feature Syndicate
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #7 - Quality Comics
  • Whiz Comics #2, the first appearance of Captain Marvel — Fawcett (This is actually #1 due to Whiz Comics #1 doesn't exist)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Markstein, Don. "Lady Luck". Archived from the original on 2011-10-25. 
  2. ^ a b c Wallace, Daniel; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1940s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. The first issue of Batman's self-titled comic written by Bill Finger and drawn by Bob Kane, represented a milestone in more ways than one. With Robin now a partner to the Caped Crusader, villains needed to rise to the challenge, and this issue introduced two future legends: the Joker and Catwoman.