1942 in comics

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Notable events of 1942 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events and publications[edit]

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  • The final issue of the Flemish comics magazine Wonderland is published, a supplement to the newspaper De Dag.[13]
  • The first episode of Carl Grubert's The Berrys is published. It will run until 1974.
  • Bovil creates his comic strip Tusen Och en Natt, based on Arabian Nights. It will run until his death in 1949. [14]
  • Vic Herman creates Winnie the Wac.[15]
  • Philip Mendoza draws The Early Life of Winston Churchill, which is the earliest biographical comic about Winston Churchill.[16]


Deaths[edit]

April[edit]

  • April 1: Charles H. Wellington, American comics artist (Pa's (Imported) Son-In-Law), passes away at age 48.[17]

May[edit]

  • May 14: René Bull, Irish comics illustrator and comics artist, passes away at the age of 79.[18]

July[edit]

  • July 11: Antonio Salemme, Italian comics artist (Il Principe Azzurro), dies at the age of 48 or 49.[19]

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November[edit]

  • November 7: J. Norman Lynd, American comics artist (Family Portraits, continued Vignettes of Life), dies at age 63. [22]
  • November 11: Billy DeBeck, American comics artist (Barney Google), dies at the age of 52.[23]
  • November 26: Larry Whittington, American comics artist (Fritzi Ritz) dies in a car accident at the age of 39.[24]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wallace, Daniel (2010). "1940s". In Dolan, Hannah (ed.). DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. DC scored a coup by luring to their ranks the popular artist and writer team of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, who [in 1942] introduced the Newsboy Legion, the Guardian, and the Boy Commandos.
  2. ^ Wallace "1940s" in Dolan, p. 40: "Wonder Woman...took the lead in Sensation Comics following a sneak preview in All Star Comics #8."
  3. ^ "Marten Toonder".
  4. ^ "Sjors (Van de Rebellenclub)".
  5. ^ "Basil Wolverton".
  6. ^ "Hal Forrest".
  7. ^ "Hergé".
  8. ^ "George Baker".
  9. ^ Keith Booker, M. (2014-10-28). Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas. ISBN 9780313397516.
  10. ^ "Carl Barks".
  11. ^ "Jack Hannah".
  12. ^ "Eugen Semitjov".
  13. ^ KOUSEMAKER, Kees en Evelien, "Wordt Vervolgd- Stripleksikon der Lage Landen", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, Antwerpen, 1979, page 235.
  14. ^ "Bovil".
  15. ^ "Vic Herman".
  16. ^ "Philip Mendoza".
  17. ^ "Charles H. Wellington".
  18. ^ "René Bull".
  19. ^ "Antonio Salemme".
  20. ^ "Albert Guillaume".
  21. ^ "Horst Rosenthal".
  22. ^ "J. Norman Lynd".
  23. ^ "Billy DeBeck".
  24. ^ "Larry Whittington".
  25. ^ "Joe Devlin".
  26. ^ "Emil Reinicke".