1957 in comics

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Publications and events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • February 2: André Franquin's Gaston Lagaffe makes his debut in Spirou. He first appears in its pages without any explanation. After a few weeks Spirou finally asks him who he is, but only finds out his name. Gaston then evolves into its own gag comic, which will run until 1997.[3]
  • February 4: Mell Lazarus' Miss Peach makes its debut. It will run until 8 September 2002.
  • February 10: Leonard Starr's Mary Perkins, On Stage makes its debut.
  • The final issue of the Dutch comics magazine Ketelbinkie Krant is published, which is named Kapitein Rob's Vrienden outside Rotterdam.[4]

March[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • March 1: A.C. Hutchison, American comics artist and animator (Major Sunshine and Colonel Grouch, Mrs. Economy, Luke Whoozis), dies at age 72.[21]
  • March 20: Arthur Lewis, American comics artist (continued Nervy Nat), dies at age 84.[22]
  • March 28: Jack Butler Yeats, Irish painter, illustrator and comics artist. (Chubb-Lock Holmes), passes away at age 85.[23]

April[edit]

  • April 17: Juan Martinez Buendia, aka Tínez, Spanish comics artist (contributed to TBO, Los Grandes Inventos de TBO), passes away at age 64 or 65.[24]
  • April 30: Jacques Souriau, French comics artist (Jean et Jeanette), dies at age 80.[25]

June[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 24: Harry Paschall, American bodybuilder, columnist and comics artist (Bosco), dies at age 60.[27]

October[edit]

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Ad Carter, American comics artist (Our Friend Mush, Just Kids, Nicodemus O'Malley), dies at age 71 or 72.[34]
  • Ed Smalle, Canadian-American comics artist (Récit Authentiques, comics for Chesler Comics and Funnies Inc.), dies at age 44 or 45.[35]

First issues by title[edit]

Charlton Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Renamed titles[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Initial appearance by character name[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/walker.htm
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/roberge_frank.htm
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/franquin_andre.htm
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/aanvang/ketelbinkiekrant.htm
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/marechal.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/shermund_barbara.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/graton_j.htm
  8. ^ "Stan the Man & Roy the Boy: A Conversation Between Stan Lee and Roy Thomas," Comic Book Artist (2). Summer 1998. Archived from the original on November 14, 2009.
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dowling_sp.htm
  10. ^ Irvine, Alex (2010). "1950s". In Dolan, Hannah (ed.). DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. The future title Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane got a tryout in issues #9 and #10 of Showcase, when Lois Lane stepped in as the lead feature.
  11. ^ Dan Dare. "Francisco Solano López".
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/link-stanley.htm
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/attanasio_dino.htm
  14. ^ http://toonopedia.com/onlygame.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/goossens_ray.htm
  16. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0960172/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_dt_dt
  17. ^ Ghez, Didier (30 September 2011). Walt's People: Talking Disney With the Artists Who Knew Him. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-4653-6841-6.
  18. ^ "United Kingdom: Mickey Mouse Weekly". Coa.inducks.org.
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gray_c.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/tuthill_hj.htm
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hutchison_ac.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lewis_arthur.htm
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/y/yeats_jack.htm
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/tinez.htm
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/souriau_jacques.htm
  26. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/williams_jr.htm
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/paschall_harry.htm
  28. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/calvo_ef.htm
  29. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/heade_reginald.htm
  30. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wood_lawson.htm
  31. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lada_josef.htm
  32. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cuvillier_maurice.htm
  33. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/link-stanley.htm
  34. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/carter_a.htm
  35. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/smalle_ed.htm