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]

  • 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
  • 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]

  • 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)

Initial appearances by character name[edit]