1959 in comics

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Notable events of 1959 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Publications and events[edit]

January[edit]

March[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 6: Leo Baxendale's The Three Bears makes its debut in The Beano.[4]
  • June 21: The first issue of the Belgian children's magazine Zonnekind, a sister publication of Zonneland, is published. In the first issue Nonkel Fons and Gray Croucher's Rikske en Fikske makes its debut. [5]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

April[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 6: George Grosz, German painter, caricaturist, and illustrator, dies at age 65.

August[edit]

  • August 4: Eric Ericson, American comics artist and cartoonist (The Grounded Gremlin, Herkimer Fuddle), dies at age 45. [17]
  • August 5: Frank Godwin, American comics artist and illustrator (Roy Powers, Connie, Rusty Riley), dies at age 69.[18]
  • August 11: Matt Baker, American comics artist (Phantom Lady, Flamingo) dies at age 37.[19]
  • August 11: Bert Wymer, British comics artist and archeologist (continued Tiger Tim), dies at age 68. [20]

September[edit]

October[edit]

December[edit]

  • December 7: Peter Beekman, Dutch comics artist (Hansje, Ansje en de Meeuw, Rare, Maar Ware Commentaren), dies at age 48. [23]
  • December 9: Gene Carr, American comics artist (Lady Bountiful, The Bad Dream That Made Bill A Better Boy), dies at age 78. [24]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Will Donald, Australian comics artist (Fashion Plate Fanny), passes away at age 85 or 86. [25]

First issues by title[edit]

Initial appearance by character name[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://toonopedia.com/onlygame.htm
  2. ^ http://www.toonopedia.com/tillie.htm
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dick_p.htm
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/baxendale_leo.htm
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gray.htm
  6. ^ "Norman Pett", Artists, Lambiek.
  7. ^ Lambiek
  8. ^ Complete AP/Fleetway comic index
  9. ^ http://www.toonopedia.com/thegumps.htm
  10. ^ McAleer, Joseph (1992). Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain: 1914-1950. ISBN 9780198203292.
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/magazines/pilote.htm
  12. ^ http://www.roderidder.net/nl/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2017/11/05/191/-/1959-de-rode-ridder-wordt-als-stripheld-bekend-gemaakt?Itemid=1
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/peyo.htm
  14. ^ BDoubliées. "Tintin année 1959" (in French).
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/roba.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/martin_harry_b.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/ericson_eric.htm
  18. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/godwin_francis.htm
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/baker_matt.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wymer_bert.htm
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bairnsfather_bruce.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/ed-carl.htm
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/beekman_peter.htm
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/carr_gene.htm
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/donald_will.htm
  26. ^ BDoubliées. "Pilote année 1959" (in French).
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/magazines/pilote.htm
  28. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/magazines/pilote.htm
  29. ^ Irvine, Alex; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1950s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. In "The Rock of Easy Co.!" written by Robert Kanigher and Bob Haney, with art by Ross Andru, the reader was introduced to Sgt. Frank Rock of Easy Company.