1963 in comics

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Notable events of 1963 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events[edit]

Year overall[edit]

  • On Italy, Diabolik, started softly the previous year, gets a growing success and his definitive shape. In a series of classic stories (The elusive criminal, Diabolik arrested, Atrocious revenge, Buried alive) he begins to use the Jaguar E-Type, the rubber masks and the shelters, leaves his cover identity as Walter Dorian, ends dramatically his affair with the nurse Elisabeth Gray and begins a long love-story with Eva Kant.

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

First appearance of Iron Man

April[edit]

Reintroduction of Atlantis into Marvel Comics continuity.

May[edit]

June[edit]

First appearance of the Wasp

July[edit]

First appearance of Doctor Octopus

First appearance of Doctor Strange, Ancient One & Nightmare (Marvel Comics)

August[edit]

First appearance of Eclipso by writer Bob Haney and artist Lee Elias[11]

First appearance of Baron Mordo and Asbestos Man.

September[edit]

First appearance of Sandman

First appearance of Avengers

First appearance of Super-Skrull

First appearance of Jack Frost, Happy Hogan & Pepper Potts

First appearance of The X Men (Consisting of Professor X, Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, and Iceman), Magneto, & Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

First appearance of Hate-Monger, First Nick Fury in present day.

First appearance of Iron Man's red & gold armor

Specific date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 2: Joaquín Buigas, Spanish comics writer (La familia Ulises), dies at age 76.
  • January 18: Francisco Valença, Portuguese comics artist and illustrator, passes away at age 80.[21]

February[edit]

  • February 18: Vadim Lazarkevich, Russian-Bulgarian illustrator and comics artist (Vesel Putniks Balloon, The Little Barber), passes away at age 67.[22]
  • February 26: Charles Folkard, British illustrator and comics artist (Teddy Tail), dies at age 84.[23]

July[edit]

  • July 2: Alicia Patterson, American publisher and comics writer (Deathless Deer), dies at age 56 of complications following stomach surgery for an ulcer.
  • July 7: François-Joseph Herman, Belgian comics artist (worked for Studio Vandersteen and made several one-shot stories of his own for Tintin), passes away at age 31.[24]
  • July 28: Violet Moore Higgins, American illustrator and comics artist (Drowsy Dick), dies at age 76.[25]

August[edit]

  • August 16: Ralph Fuller, American comics artist (Oaky Doaks), passes away at age 73.[26]
  • August 30: Jan Lunde, Norwegian comics artist (Pappa og Pjokken, Skomakker Bekk of Tvililligene Hans, Professor Skjeel, Dimpen og Dumpen), dies at age 74.[27]
  • August 31: Willem Gerrit van de Hulst, Sr., Dutch novelist and comics writer (In de Soete Suikerbol [28]), dies at age 83.[29]

September[edit]

October[edit]

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Gilbert Lawford Dalton, British comics writer (Wilson the Wonder Athlete), dies at age 48 or 49.
  • Harry Mace, American comics artist (Amy), dies at age 40.[34]
  • Arthur Mansbridge, British illustrator and comics artist (worked for the magazine Golden), dies at age 85.[35]
  • Arnold Warden, British comics artist (Snowdrop's Zoo, Tuffy and His Magic Tail), dies at age 70 or 71.[36]

First issues by title[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Metal Men

Release: April/May. Writer: Robert Kanigher. Artist: Ross Andru & Mike Esposito

Marvel Comics[edit]

The Amazing Spider-Man

Release: March. Writer: Stan Lee. Artist: Steve Ditko

The Avengers

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

Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

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

The X-Men

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

Other publishers[edit]

Das Kampf

Release: by Vaughn Bodē (self-published). Writer/Artist: Vaughn Bodē

Initial appearance by character name[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Independent publishers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Story Papers". Collecting Books and Magazines. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/certa_joe.htm
  3. ^ "I primi tre Diabolik - uBC Fumetti". www.ubcfumetti.com. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/marcus_jerry.htm
  5. ^ KOUSEMAKER, Kees en Evelien, "Wordt Vervolgd- Stripleksikon der Lage Landen", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, Antwerpen, 1979, page 183.
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/walker.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dumas_j.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/brandt.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/graham_alex.htm
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/devos_j.htm
  11. ^ McAvennie, Michael (2010). "1960s". In Dolan, Hannah (ed.). DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 109. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. In August's House of Secrets #61, writer Bob Haney and artist Lee Elias used a black diamond to transform Dr. Bruce Gordon into Eclipso.
  12. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 109: "The two-part 'Crisis on Earth-One!' and 'Crisis on Earth-Two!' saga represented the first use of the term 'Crisis' in crossovers, as well as the designations 'Earth-1' and 'Earth-2'. In it editor Julius Schwartz, [writer Gardner] Fox, and artist Mike Sekowsky devised a menace worthy of the World's Greatest Heroes."
  13. ^ "Pilote année 1963", BDoubliées.com (in French)
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/giraud.htm
  15. ^ BDoubliées. "Pilote année 1963" (in French).
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/johnson_frank_b.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/u/uderzo.htm
  18. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/goossens_ray.htm
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/alcala_a.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lewis_brian.htm
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/valenca_francisco.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lazarkevich_vadim.htm
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/folkard_charles.htm
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/herman_fj.htm
  25. ^ http://www.dvdinfo.be/bespreking.php?id=656
  26. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fuller_rb.htm
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lunde_jan.htm
  28. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hulst_wg_vande.htm
  29. ^ http://www.wgvandehulst.com/jr_biografie.html
  30. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/low_david.htm
  31. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/russell_cd.htm
  32. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/baumer_lewis.htm
  33. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hatlo_james.htm
  34. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mace_harry.htm
  35. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mansbridge_arthur.htm
  36. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/warden_arnold.htm