1979 in comics

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Notable events of 1979 in comics. See also List of years in comics.


Year overall[edit]








  • With issue #70, Marvel publishes the final issue of The Tomb of Dracula, ending writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan's uninterrupted six-year run on the title.
  • August 25: IPC Magazines merged two comic books 2000 AD and Starlord and Tornado into "2000 AD and Tornado".








Eagle Awards[edit]

Presented in 1980 for comics published in 1979:

First issues by title[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

The Best of DCDigest size title

Release: September /October

All Out WarDollar Comics title

Release: September /October Editor: Murray Boltinoff

Time WarpDollar Comics title

Release: October /November Editor: Jack C. Harris

Marvel Comics[edit]

Amazing Adventures vol. 3

Release: December. Reprinting the original X-Men title.[7]

Doctor Who Magazine

Release: October 11 by Marvel UK.

Hulk Comic

Release: March 7 by Marvel UK. Editor: Dez Skinn.

Man-Thing vol. 2

Release: November. Writer: Michael Fleisher. Artists: Jim Mooney and Bob Wiacek.

Marvel Spotlight vol. 2

Release: July. Editor: Roger Stern.


Release: January. Writer: Bill Mantlo. Artist: Michael Golden.

Rom: Spaceknight

Release: December. Writer: Bill Mantlo. Artist: Sal Buscema.

Shogun Warriors

Release: February. Writer: Doug Moench. Artist: Herb Trimpe.

Tales to Astonish vol. 2

Release: December. Reprinting edited versions of the 1968 Sub-Mariner title.[7]

Independent titles[edit]

Battle of the Planets
Release: June by Gold Key Comics. Writer: Gary Poole. Artist: Win Mortimer.
Best Buy Comics
Release February by Apex Novelties. Writers and Artists: Robert Crumb and Aline Kominsky
Release: April by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd..

Initial appearances by character name[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]


  1. ^ McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1970s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. The worldwide success of Superman: The Movie motivated [DC] to publish more Superman-related titles. With that, editor E. Nelson Bridwell oversaw a project that evolved into comics' first official limited series - World of Krypton...Featuring out-of-this-world artwork from Howard Chaykin, [Paul] Kupperberg's three-issue limited series explored Superman's homeworld. 
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hubinon.htm
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/capp_a.htm
  4. ^ Ashton, Bill. "POW! Comic Book Buffs Swoop Into Town for a 3-Day Bash," Miami Herald (1979).
  5. ^ Green, Roger. "FantaCon 2013: the Tom Skulan interview," "Information Without The Bun," TimeUnion.com (Feb. 7, 2013).
  6. ^ Shenker, Israel. "Comic-Book Fans Gather for 'Creation '79'; The Hand Is the Ticket," New York Times (Nov. 25, 1978).
  7. ^ a b During this period, Marvel published a number of reprint titles.
  8. ^ McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 180 "Batman #307 (January 1979) Writer Len Wein and artist John Calnan introduced Bruce Wayne's new executive, Lucius Fox, in this issue of Batman."