1980 in comics

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Notable events of 1980 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events and publications[edit]

Year overall[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • DC Comics Presents #25, the "Whatever Happened to...?" backup feature began and would appear in most issues for the next two years until its last installment in issue #48 (Aug. 1982).[7]
  • Mystery in Space revived by DC (after a 14-year hiatus), picking up with issue #111, continuing the old numbering.
  • The Brave and the Bold #166, featuring the first appearance of Nemesis (Tom Tresser)[8] (DC Comics)
  • With issue #20, Marvel cancels Shogun Warriors.
  • September 20: The Tornado name is dropped from the 2000 AD comic book.

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • The 2000th issue of The Beano dated 15 November 1980.

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • April 17: Stig Cederholm, Swedish novelist and comics writer (Åsa-Nisse), passes away at the age of 75.
  • April 21: Leendert Jordaan, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Het Leven in Karikatuur), passes away at age 94. [18]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 18: Ger Sligte, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Mieke Meijer, Bertje Branie), dies at age 65. [24]

August[edit]

September[edit]

November[edit]

  • November 19: Huib de Ru, Dutch painter, glass artist and comics artist (comics for magazine Kleine Wij), dies at age 78. [28]
  • November 29: John Putnam, American comics writer, artist and designer (Mad Magazine, created their running gags Arthur the potted plant and the Mad Zeppelin), dies from pneumonia at age 63.

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

Conventions[edit]

Awards[edit]

Eagle Awards[edit]

Presented in 1981 for comics published in 1980:

First issues by title[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

New Teen Titans

Release: November. Writer: Marv Wolfman. Artist: George Pérez.

The New Adventures of Superboy

Release: January. Writer: Cary Bates. Artists: Kurt Schaffenberger and Dave Hunt.

Marvel Comics[edit]

Epic Illustrated

Release: Spring. Editor: Archie Goodwin.

Savage She-Hulk

Release: February. Writer: Stan Lee. Artist: John Buscema.

Moon Knight

Release: November. Writer: Doug Moench. Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz

Independent titles[edit]

Gay Comix

Release: September by Kitchen Sink Press. Editor: Howard Cruse.

RAW

Release: July by RAW Books. Editors: Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly.

Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman

Release: October by David Boswell. Writer/Artist: David Boswell.

Thorgal

Release: by Lombard Editions. Writer: Jean Van Hamme. Artist: Grzegorz Rosiński.

Tinkle

Release: April by India Book House. Editor: Anant Pai.

World War 3 Illustrated

Editors: Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper.

Queen Millennia

Release: January 28 by Sankei Shimbun and Nishinippon Sports. Writer/Artist: Leiji Matsumoto.

Nutty

Release: 16 February by DC Thomson

Shueisha[edit]

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Initial appearances by character name[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Independent titles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DC Special Series #21 at the Grand Comics Database
  2. ^ "Het Stripschap - Het Stripschap". www.stripschap.nl. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  3. ^ "My Life with Comic Books: the History of a Comic Shop.". Archived from the original on 2008-04-23. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
  4. ^ Superboy Spectacular #1 at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ "In a further effort to find new distribution, a Superboy Spectacular was produced for Random House's in-school book club program and offered to comic shops but not newsstands." Levitz, Paul 75 Years of DC Comics The Art of Modern Mythmaking Taschen America, LLC 2010 ISBN 978-3-8365-1981-6 p. 454
  6. ^ "Duck Squawk: Gerber vs. Marvel" Amazing Heroes #1 (June 1981) p. 18
  7. ^ Wells, John (May 2013). "Flashback: Whatever Happened to...?". Back Issue!. TwoMorrows Publishing (64): 51–61.
  8. ^ Trumbull, John (May 2013). "Nemesis Balancing the Scales". Back Issue!. TwoMorrows Publishing (64): 69–75.
  9. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, eds. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 188. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. [The New Teen Titans] went on to become DC's most popular comic team of its day. Not only the springboard for the following month's The New Teen Titans #1, the preview's momentous story also featured the first appearance of future DC mainstays Cyborg, Starfire, and Raven.
  10. ^ "Jean Giraud". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  11. ^ https://www.stripschap.nl/pages/stripschapprijzen/de-stripschapprijs.php
  12. ^ "Norman Marsh". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Leon A. Beroth". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Dick Dillin". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/funke_kupper_a.htm
  16. ^ "PLEYSIER, Arie - BWSA". socialhistory.org. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Helena Bochoráková-Dittrichová". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Leendert Jordaan". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Carl Pfeufer". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Norman Mingo". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  21. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VM2Y-X2D : accessed 19 Mar 2013), Joseph Samachson, June 1980.
  22. ^ "Peter Kuch". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  23. ^ "Jijé". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  24. ^ "Ger Sligte". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  25. ^ "Karel Verschuere". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  26. ^ "Tex Avery". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  27. ^ "Whitney Ellsworth". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  28. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/huib.htm
  29. ^ "Dick Briefer". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  30. ^ "Al Vermeer". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  31. ^ Starburst 029 (Marvel UK, Jan. 1981).
  32. ^ Press release. "Mid-Ohio Comic Con merges with Ohio Comic Con, launches new website," Comic Book Resources (May 19, 2008).
  33. ^ Duncan, Randy, and Smith, Matthew J., editors. Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman (ABC-CLIO, 2013), p. 396.
  34. ^ Bolland profile, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.