Notable events of 1950 in comics. See also List of years in comics.
Events and publications
The U.S. comics industry comes to a turning point. The Golden Age of Comic Books is ending, and the rise of crime comics, romance comics, Western comics, horror comics, and science fiction comics signals the start of the new decade.
- In the movies, Destination Moon is the first color science fiction film, and the first big budget science fiction film since Things to Come in 1936. DC Comics is quick to pick up on the renewed interest of the public in science fiction, and a still from Destination Moon is cover of the new science fiction comic book Strange Adventures, soon joined by a companion book Mystery in Space.
- EC Comics is at the height of their all-too-brief trajectory, with science fiction comics Weird Science and Weird Fantasy.
- Dell Comics publishes a large number of Western comics, dedicated to celebrities such as Roy Rogers and Gene Autry.
- The comic strip reprint comics, which had started the comic book phenomenon, are disappearing. Ace Comics, Magic Comics, and King Comics end their long runs. Attempts to bring out single character comic strip reprints, such as Flash Gordon, Steve Canyon, and Terry and the Pirates fold after short runs.
- Crypt of Terror debuts with issue #17 (April/May cover date), continuing the numbering of Crime Patrol — EC Comics
- The Vault of Horror debuts with issue #12 (April/May cover date), continuing the numbering of War Against Crime — EC Comics
- April 14: Eagle launches, will run (in two incarnations) until 1994.
First issues by title
Initial appearances by character name
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