1966 in comics

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Notable events of 1966 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events and publications[edit]

Year overall[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

Summer[edit]

July[edit]

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September[edit]

October[edit]

  • After the first edition was held in Bordighera, Italy, the year before the Lucca Comics festival is now held in Lucca, Italy, where it is still held to this day as one of the oldest comics festivals in the world. [14]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 16: Leslie Elton, American animator and comics artist (Jack Daw's Adventures), dies at age 72.[21]

August[edit]

  • August 24: Boris Angelushev, Bulgarian caricaturist, illustrator and comics artist, passes away at age 63.[22]

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Louis Diamond, British comics artist (Mikey Midge the Merry Midget), dies at age 61 or 62.[24]
  • Jeff Hayes, American comics artist (continued Adamson's Adventures as Silent Sam), dies at age 62 or 63.[25]
  • Ed Wheelan, American cartoonist (Minute Movies), dies at age 80.[26]

Conventions[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

Harvey Comics[edit]

Bunny
Release: December.
Double-Dare Adventures
Release: December. Writer: Otto Binder. Artist: Bill Draut
Spyman
Release: September. Artists: George Tuska, Jim Steranko, Dick Ayers

Other publishers[edit]

Comandante Mark - Sergio Bonelli editore

Release: September Artist: EsseGesse

Fantasy MasterpiecesMarvel Comics
Release: February. Editor: Stan Lee
GesebelEditoriale Corno
Release: February. Writer: Max Bunker. Artist: Magnus
Henry BrewsterM. F. Enterprises
Release: February. Writer: Bob Powell. Artist: Bob Powell
Lady PenelopeCity Magazines
Release: 22 January.
Peter Cannon, ThunderboltCharlton Comics
Release: January. Writer: Pete Morisi. Artist: Pete Morisi
Smash!International Publishing Corporation
Release: February 1966. Editor: Albert Cosser ("Cos")

Teddy Bob - Astorina

Release: July - Artist: Pier Carpi

Teen TitansDC Comics
Release: January. Writer: Bob Haney. Artist: Nick Cardy
Undersea AgentTower Comics
Release: January. Artist: Ray Bailey [fr]
Weird (listed as vol. 1, #10) — Eerie Publications
Release: January. Editor: Roger Elwood
witzendWally Wood (self-published)
Release: Summer. Editor: Wally Wood
ZorroGold Key Comics
Release: January. Artist: Alex Toth

Initial appearances by character name[edit]

Charlton Comics[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Harvey Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/funke_kupper_t.htm
  2. ^ BDoubliées. "Tintin année 1966" (in French).
  3. ^ a b https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kuhn.htm
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/west_bob.htm
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/peyo.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/verdier_ed.htm
  7. ^ Fox, M. Steven. "Lenny of Laredo," ComixJoint. Accessed Nov. 24, 2016.
  8. ^ Filippini, Henri (1997). Encyclopédie de la bande dessinée érotique (in French). La Musardine. p. 73. ISBN 2-84271-082-7.
  9. ^ Lambiek Comiclopedia. "John M. Burns".
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lodewijk.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/coker_jr_paul.htm
  12. ^ http://www.enjolrasworld.com/Richard%20Arndt/Witzend%20Index.htm
  13. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 118: "In his first-ever published story, fourteen-year-old Jim Shooter admitted four new members into the Legion of Super-Heroes ... Shooter's long, memorable tenure as one of the Legion's greatest writers was officially underway."
  14. ^ https://www.luccacomicsandgames.com/fileadmin/documents/16.07.21._LC_G__Presentazione_edizione_2016.pdf
  15. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 119: "Barry Allen and iris West's wedding day...was {DC's} most anticipated...Writer John Broome and artist Carmine Infantino were the team behind the nuptials in the story 'One Bridegroom Too Many!'"
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/angiolini_sandro.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/willebeek_le_mair_h.htm
  18. ^ Jesse Marsh at INDUCKS
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/marsh_jesse.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/parker_gladys.htm
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/elton_leslie.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/angelushev_boris.htm
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/disney.htm
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/diamond_louis.htm
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hayes_jeff.htm
  26. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wheelan_e.htm
  27. ^ a b c Schelly, Bill. "The Kaler Con: Two Views: Bigger And Better Than The Benson Con Just Three Weeks Before?? (Part VIII of '1966: The Year Of (Nearly) Three New York Comics Conventions')," Alter-Ego #64 (Jan. 2007).
  28. ^ Schelly, Bill. "1966: The Year Of THREE (Or Maybe 21/2) New York Comicons!: Part 2: The 1966 New York 'Benson' Con," Alter-Ego #54 (Nov. 2005).
  29. ^ Schelly, Bill. Founders of Comic Fandom: Profiles of 90 Publishers, Dealers, Collectors, Writers, Artists and Other Luminaries of the 1950s And 1960s (McFarland, 2010), p. 60.
  30. ^ Schelly, Bill. "Introduction," Founders of Comic Fandom: Profiles of 90 Publishers, Dealers, Collectors, Writers, Artists and Other Luminaries of the 1950s and 1960s (McFarland, 2010), p. 8
  31. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 118: "With a story written by Jim Shooter and drawn by Al Plastino, the Parasite entered Superman's life."
  32. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 118: "Poison Ivy first cropped up to plague Gotham City in issue #181 of Batman. Scripter Robert Kanigher and artist Sheldon Moldoff came up with a villain who would blossom into one of Batman's greatest foes"