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]

  • February 8: Jean Roba's La Ribambelle debuts in Spirou. [5]
  • 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
  • Cave of Ali Baba, by Carl Barks, on Uncle Scrooge #37 - Dell 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
  • The Italian editor Luciano Secchi debuts as an author with the western series Maschera nera (Black mask), designed by Paolo Piffarerio and published by Editoriale Corno. For the occasion, the writer takes the pen name Max Bunker.

April[edit]

  • April 13: Hugo Pratt's Fort Wheeling debuts on the Argentine review Misterix
  • The final issue of the American comics magazine The Funnies is published. [6]
  • 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
  • The unsafe safe, by Carl Barks, on Uncle Scrooge #38 - Dell comics

July[edit]

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]

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.
  • September 15: The final issue of the British comics magazine Film Fun is published, which merges with Buster.
  • First issue of Gatto Felix (Edizioni Bianconi), a licensed version of Felix the cat, by italian authors.
  • 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]

  • October 6: The first issue of the British comics magazine Valiant is published. It will run until 16 October 1976. [9]
  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #7 - Marvel Comics
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #85 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Loki, Balder, Sif, Odin & Asgard
First solo Human Torch (Johnny Storm) feature

November[edit]

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]

  • December 20: The first episode of Hubuc and Jacques Devos' Victor Sébastopol is published in Spirou. [12]
  • December 29: The final episode of Al Capp and Bob Lubbers 's Long Sam is published. [13]
  • 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]

  • February 12: Ding Darling, American cartoonist and comics artist (Taking the Day's Work Home to Be Free From Interruptions, We Could Live Just as Cheaply as Our Fathers, The Great American Sucker, The Musical Career of Tillie Clapsaddle), dies at age 85. [14]
  • February 14: James Crighton, Scottish comics artist (Korky the Cat), passes away at age 70. [15]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • April 21: Bob Wickersham, American animator and comics artist (American Comics Group (ACG), Timely Comics, Real Screen Comics and Ned Pines Comics), dies at age 50. [17]
  • April 25: Billy Cam, American comics artist (Camouflages), dies at age 70. [18]

May[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

November[edit]

  • November 2: Kurt Ludwig Schmidt, aka Becker-Kasch, German comics artist (Tim und Tobby, Mischa im Weltraum, Die Löwe Adolar, Rolf Kauka comics), dies at age 53. [24]
  • 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. [25]

December[edit]

  • December 12: David Bueno de Mesquita, Dutch graphic artist, illustrator and comics artist (De Geschiedenis van Gulzigen Tobias, Billie Ritchie en Zijn Ezel), passes away at age 73. [26]

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[29]

Initial appearances by character name[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/y/yalaz_suat.htm
  2. ^ BDoubliées. "Record année 1962" (in French).
  3. ^ Lambiek Comiclopedia. "Jean Tabary".
  4. ^ Steve Holland. "Look and Learn: A History of the Classic Children's Magazine" (PDF). Look and Learn. Retrieved 18 November 2006.
  5. ^ http://bdoubliees.com/journalspirou/annees/1962.htm
  6. ^ http://www.comics.org/series/281/
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/monk_jack.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/breccia.htm
  9. ^ http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/v/valiantcomic.htm
  10. ^ http://www.lfb.it/fff/fumetto/pers/d/diabolik.htm
  11. ^ http://suskeenwiske.ophetwww.net/albums/4kl/096.php
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/devos_j.htm
  13. ^ http://www.toonopedia.com/longsam.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/darling_ding.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/crighton_james.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/horrabin_jf.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wickersham_bob.htm
  18. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cam-billy.htm
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/calkins_d.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/striebel_jh.htm
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/forsythe_v.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/willie_john.htm
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/carlson_george.htm
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/becker-kasch.htm
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bourgeois_a.htm
  26. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bueno_de_mesquita_david.htm
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dale_arch.htm
  28. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rasmusson_hal.htm
  29. ^ Pep entry, Lambiek's Comiclopedia