1962 in comics

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Notable events of 1962 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Publications[edit]

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January[edit]

First appearance of the Skrulls
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #76 - Marvel Comics
  • Kid Colt: Outlaw (1948 series) #102 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #92 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #25 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #27 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Henry "Hank" Pym

February[edit]

  • Aquaman #1 — DC Comics
  • Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961 series) #9 - Marvel Comics
  • Help! vol. 2, #1 — Warren Publishing
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #77 - Marvel Comics
  • Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #26 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #93 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #26 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #28 - Marvel Comics

March[edit]

  • Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961 series) #10 - Marvel Comics
  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #3 - Marvel Comics
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #78 - Marvel Comics
  • Kid Colt: Outlaw (1948 series) #103 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #94 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #27 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #29 - Marvel Comics

April[edit]

  • Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961 series) #11 - Marvel Comics
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #79 - Marvel Comics
  • Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #27 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #95 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #28 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #30 - Marvel Comics

May[edit]

First modern appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner
First appearance of the Hulk, Thunderbolt Ross, Betty Ross, and Rick Jones

June[edit]

  • Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961 series) #13 - Marvel Comics
  • Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #28 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #97 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #30 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #32 - Marvel Comics

July[edit]

  • Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961 series) #14 - Marvel Comics
  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #5 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Doctor Doom
  • The Incredible Hulk (1962 series) #2 - Marvel Comics
  • Kid Colt: Outlaw (1948 series) #105 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #98 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #31 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #33 - Marvel Comics
  • With issue #131 (July/August cover date), Dell Comics cancels Tarzan.

August[edit]

  • Amazing Fantasy (1961 series) #15 renamed from Amazing Adult Fantasy - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Spider-Man
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #83 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Thor
  • Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #29 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #99 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #32 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #34 - Marvel Comics

September[edit]

  • September 5: The first issue of the Flemish comics magazine Pats is published. It's a weekly children's supplement of the newspapers Het Nieuwsblad, De Standaard, Het Handelsblad, De Gentenaar and De Landwacht. It will run until 27 February 1974, after which it changes its name to the Patskrant.
  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #6 - Marvel Comics
  • The Incredible Hulk (1962 series) #3 - Marvel Comics
First modern appearance of The Ringmaster & his Circus of Crime
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #84 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Jane Foster
  • Kid Colt: Outlaw (1948 series) #106 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #100 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales Annual (1962 series) #1 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #33 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #35 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Ant-Man

October[edit]

  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #7 - Marvel Comics
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #85 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Loki, Balder, Sif, Odin & Asgard
  • Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #30 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #101 - Marvel Comics
First solo Human Torch (Johnny Storm) feature
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #34 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #36 - Marvel Comics

November[edit]

  • November 22: The Suske en Wiske story Het Rijmende Paard by Willy Vandersteen is first published in the newspapers. Halfway the story the series' nemesis Krimson makes his debut. [1]
  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #8 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Puppet Master
  • The Incredible Hulk (1962 series) #4 - Marvel Comics
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #86 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Zarrko the Tomorrow Man
  • Kid Colt: Outlaw (1948 series) #107 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #102 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of the Wizard
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #35 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #37 - Marvel Comics
  • Two-Gun Kid (1948 series) #60 - Marvel Comics
  • With issue #132, Gold Key Comics begins publishing Tarzan, which it acquired from Dell Comics.

December[edit]

  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #9 - Marvel Comics
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #87 - Marvel Comics
  • Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #31 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #103 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #36 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #38 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Egghead (Marvel Comics)

Deaths[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

May[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

November[edit]

  • November 17: Albéric Bourgeois, Canadian comics artist (Les Aventures de Timothée, Les Aventures de Toinon, Les Fables du Parc Lafontaine, continued Le Père Ladébauche), passes away at age 86. [9]

Specific date unknown[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

Help! (vol. 2) — Warren Publishing

Release: February. Editor: Harvey Kurtzman

The Incredible Hulk (Marvel Comics)

Release: May. Writer: Stan Lee. Artist: Jack Kirby

Pep (The Netherlands)

Release: October 6. Note: Runs until 26 September 1975, after which it merges with Sjors to become Eppo[11]

Initial appearances by character name[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

References[edit]