1983 in comics

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Notable events of 1983 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events and publications[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • With issue #503, DC ceases publishing Adventure Comics, which had been running continuously since November 1938.

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 13: Lucie Lundberg, Swedish illustrator and comics artist (Pelle Svanslös), dies at age 74. [11]
  • May 25: Cy Hungerford, American comics artist (Snoodles), dies at age 92 or 93. [12]
  • Specific date in May unknown: Kho Wang Gie, Indonesian comics artist (Put On, Nona A Go Go, Si Lemot, Agen Rahasia Bolong Jilu), dies at age 74 or 75. [13]

June[edit]

  • June 8: Jacques Van Melkebeke, Belgian comics artist (Baron du Crac), comics writer (Blake and Mortimer, Corentin, Hassan et Kadour), painter and journalist, passes away at age 78. [14]
  • June 25: Celmar Poumé, Uruguayan comics artist and sports journalist (Tom Steele, el Justiciero Texas, Peter Colt, Cab Kennedy, Oceanic Rey del Mar, Les Travesuras del Eduardito, Kar-Thoun, el Hombre Universal, Pamela y su Parentella), dies at age 59. [15]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 29: Rory Hayes, American underground cartoonist (Bogeyman), dies in his sleep from a drug overdose at age 34. [20]

September[edit]

  • September 14: Laure Hovine, Belgian comics writer (Nic et Nac), dies at age 87. [21]

October[edit]

  • October 4: Dino Battaglia, Italian comics artist (Mark Fury, Till Eulenspiegel, L'Ispettore), dies age 60. [22]

November[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Gustav Bergström, Swedish comics artist (Brainy Bill, Thomas Whiskey, Strömberg), dies at age 83 or 84. [24]
  • Fred Julsing Sr., Dutch comics artist (De Helse Patrouille), dies at age 74 or 75. [25]
  • Shigeo Mayo, Japanese woodblock artist and caricaturist (Kushisuke Manyuki (The Adventures of Dango Kushisuke), Manga Taro, Karutobi Karusuke), dies at age 81. [26]
  • Nora Schnitzler, Dutch comics artist, painter and illustrator (Keesje Knabbel), dies at age 81 or 82. [27]

Exhibitions and shows[edit]

Conventions[edit]

Awards[edit]

Eagle Awards[edit]

Presented in 1984 for comics published in 1983:

First issues by title[edit]

Archie Comics[edit]

The Black Hood

Release: June by Red Circle Comics. Editor: Rich Buckler.

Blue Ribbon Comics

Release: November by Red Circle Comics. Editor: Robin Snyder.

The Fly

Release: May by Red Circle Comics. Editor: Rich Buckler.

Lancelot Strong: The Shield

Release: June by Red Circle Comics. Editor: Rich Buckler.

Mighty Crusaders vol. 2

Release: March by Red Circle Comics. Editor: Rich Buckler.

DC Comics[edit]

Batman and The Outsiders

Release: July. Writer: Mike W. Barr. Artist: Jim Aparo.

DC Graphic Novels: Star Raiders

Release: August. Writer: Elliot S! Maggin. Artist: José Luis García-López.

Omega Men

Release: April. Writer: Roger Slifer. Artist: Keith Giffen.

Thriller

Release: November. Writer: Robert Loren Fleming. Artist: Trevor Von Eeden.

First Comics[edit]

American Flagg!

Release: October. Writer/Artist: Howard Chaykin.

E-Man

Release: April. Writer: Martin Pasko. Artist: Joe Staton.

Jon Sable Freelance

Release: June. Writer/Artist: Mike Grell.

Warp!

Release: March. Editor: Mike Gold.

Marvel Comics[edit]

Alpha Flight

Release: August. Writer/Artist: John Byrne.

The Daredevils

Release: January by Marvel UK. Editor: Bernie Jaye.

Marvel Age

Release: April. Editors: Peter David and Carol Kalish.

New Mutants

Release: March. Writer: Chris Claremont. Artists: Bob McLeod and Mike Gustovich.

The Thing

Release: July. Writer: John Byrne. Artists: Ron Wilson and Joe Sinnott.

Independent titles[edit]

Albedo Anthropomorphics
Release: Thoughts & Images. Writers/Artists: Steve Gallacci, et al.
Badger
Release: July by Capital Comics. Writer: Mike Baron. Artist: Jeff Butler.
Biebel
Release: by Standaard Uitgeverij. Writer and artist: Marc Legendre.
A Distant Soil
Release: December by WaRP Graphics. Writers/Artists: Colleen Doran.
Eclipse Monthly
Release: August by Eclipse Comics. Editors: Cat Yronwode and Dean Mullaney.
Les Cités Obscures
Les murailles de Samaris
Release: Casterman. Writer: Benoît Peeters. Artist: François Schuiten.
Nexus
Release: May by Capital Comics. Writer: Mike Baron. Artist: Steve Rude.
Skateman
Release: November by Pacific Comics. Writer/Artist: Neal Adams.

Initial appearances by character name[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Independent titles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blumenthal, Ralph. "John L. Goldwater, Creator of Archie and Pals, Dies at 83," New York Times (March 2, 1999).
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/geluck_philippe.htm
  3. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. The other-dimensional Gemworld found a new princess in the form of Amy Winston, an ordinary young girl from a distant reality, in the pages of a sixteen-page insert comic by writers Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn, and artist Ernie Colón." "Standing strong against the forces of the nefarious Dark Opal, Amethyst was gearing up for her own self-titled maxiseries in May.
  4. ^ "Despite being the final issue of this particular series, the book wasn't closed on Batman's team-ups. Although Batman was through working with partners, it was time to think bigger, and in a special sixteen-page preview insert written by Barr and with art by Jim Aparo, the Outsiders debuted. A super-hero team of Batman's own creation, the Outsiders would soon star alongside Batman in the new monthly series Batman and the Outsiders." Manning p. 202
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/robertson_wally.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/krenkel_roy.htm
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  8. ^ Hergé entry, Lambiek Comiclopedia. Accessed Nov. 15, 2016.
  9. ^ Giovanninni entry, Lambiek Comiclopedia. Accessed Nov. 20, 2016.
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rule_chris.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lundberg_lucie.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hungerford_cy.htm
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kho-wang-gie.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/van-melkebeke_jacques.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/poume_celmar.htm
  16. ^ Greenal entry, Lambiek Comiclopedia. Accessed Nov. 20, 2016.
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rickard_jack.htm
  18. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1983/08/02/obituaries/mark-lasky-29-dies-did-nancy-cartoons.html
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lasky_mark.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hayes_rory.htm
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hovine_jeanne.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/battaglia_dino.htm
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/reiser.htm
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bergstrom_gustav.htm
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/julsing-sr_fred.htm
  26. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/miyao_shigeo.htm
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/schnitzler_nora.htm
  28. ^ Russell, John. "Art: A Show Of Comics At Downtown Whitney," New York Times (Aug. 12, 1983).
  29. ^ Jennings, Dana. "The Angouleme Convention," The Comics Journal #89 (Mar. 1984), p. 100.
  30. ^ Green, Roger. "The Tom Skulan/FantaCon interview, part 2," "Information without the Bun," TimesUnion.com (Feb. 21, 2013).
  31. ^ wordsandpictures.org. "Bill Sienkiewicz-Awards, Exhibits".
  32. ^ Davis profile, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.
  33. ^ Eisner profile, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.