1960 in comics

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Notable events of 1960 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events and publications[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 16 The first issue of the British girls' comics magazine Judy is published. It will run until 1991.
  • January 30: The first issue of the British girls' comics magazine Princess is published. It will run until 16 September 1967 when it merges with Tina to become Princess Tina.

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • April 20: The British comics magazine Express Weekly publishes its final issue and changes its name to TV Express Weekly. [3]

May[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 1: Joe Simon publishes the first issue of the American satirical comics magazine Sick, which will run until 1980.
  • The first issue of the French satirical magazine Hara-Kiri is published, which will offer room for countless subversive French and foreign cartoonists. It will be banned three times during its decade run. In 1970 it changes its name to Charlie Hebdo.
  • September 15: Andries Brandt's Holle Pinkel makes its debut. It will run until June 11, 1963. [6]
  • Warren Satler revives Crockett Johnson's Barnaby for two years, until 14 April 1962.

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 27: James Montgomery Flagg, American painter, illustrator and comics artist (Nervy Nat, A Momentary Qualm), dies at the age of 82.[14]

August[edit]

September[edit]

December[edit]

  • December 9: Gunila Stierngranat, Swedish comics artist (Lila Lena och Jon Blund, Lille Göran och Jon Blund, Lasseman och Hans Vänner, Snövit, Morfars Barndomsminnen, Eva-Maria och Ingegegerd), passes away at age 58. [17]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Carlos Clemen, Argentine comics artist (Pepe Bujía), passes away. [18]


First issues by title[edit]

Initial appearances by character name[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

Newspaper strips[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bdoubliees.com/journalspirou/annees/1960.htm
  2. ^ Fox, Gardner (w), Sekowsky, Mike (p), Sachs, Bernard, Giella, Joe, Anderson, Murphy (i). "Starro the Conqueror" The Brave and the Bold 28 (March 1960)
  3. ^ http://www.wejohns.com/TV%20Express%20Weekly/
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2017-12-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ https://archive.is/20130117211206/http://www.bibliothequedesuzette.com/
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/brandt.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/holley_lee.htm
  8. ^ http://bdoubliees.com/journalspirou/annees/1960.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dickens_frank.htm
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fischer_jan.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/thomson_riley.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pett_norman.htm
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/ahern_g.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/flagg_jm.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/martin_abe.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/morley_a.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stierngranat_cunilla.htm
  18. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/clemen_carlos.htm
  19. ^ McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1960s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Editor Julius Schwartz had repopulated the [superhero] subculture by revitalizing Golden Age icons like Green Lantern and the Flash..He recruited writer Gardner Fox and artist Mike Sekowsky, and together they came up with the Justice League of America, a modern version of the legendary Justice Society of America from the 1940s.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  20. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 99: "Captain Atom was born in a tale by artist Steve Ditko and writer Joe Gill."