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]





  • Lenny of Laredo (Print Mint) — the underground printing and distribution business publishes its first comic, a reprint of Joel Beck's self-published title[1]











Date unknown[edit]

  • Ed Wheelan, American cartoonist (Minute Movies), dies at age 80. [9]


First issues by title[edit]

Harvey Comics[edit]

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

Other publishers[edit]

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")
Teen TitansDC Comics
Release: January. Writer: Bob Haney. Artist: Nick Cardy
Undersea AgentTower Comics
Release: January. Artist: Ray Bailey
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]


  1. ^ Fox, M. Steven. "Lenny of Laredo," ComixJoint. Accessed Nov. 24, 2016.
  2. ^ 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."
  3. ^ 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!'"
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kuhn.htm
  5. ^ Jesse Marsh at INDUCKS
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/marsh_jesse.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/parker_gladys.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/disney.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wheelan_e.htm
  10. ^ 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).
  11. ^ 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).
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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
  14. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 118: "With a story written by Jim Shooter and drawn by Al Plastino, the Parasite entered Superman's life."
  15. ^ 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"