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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Year overall[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

  • July 11: Antonio Salemme, Italian comics artist (Il Principe Azzurro), dies at the age of 48 or 49. [3]
  • November 11: Billy DeBeck, American comics artist (Barney Google), dies at the age of 52. [4]
  • November 26: Larry Whittington, American comics artist (Fritzi Ritz) dies in a car accident at the age of 39. [5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wallace, Daniel; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1940s". 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. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/salemme_antonio.htm
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/debeck_b.htm
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/whittington_larry.htm