Leave It to Binky

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Leave It to Binky is a teen-humor comic book series published by DC Comics that ran for 82 issues, first appearing in 1948 and wrapping up in 1977.

Publication history[edit]

The adventures of teenager Binky Biggs started in DC Comics' Leave It to Binky #1 (cover-dated March 1948), which ran for 60 issues through 1958.[1][2]

The series was revived in Showcase #70 (Sept 1967), which was popular enough to bring the series back, resuming with issue #61 in July 1968.[3] With issue #72 (May 1970), the title was shortened to Binky and the series ran until issue #81 (Nov. 1971). The entire DC humor line was cancelled between 1971 and 1972, including Leave It to Binky, Date with Debbi and Swing with Scooter.[4]

The comic was briefly revived for issue #82 in Summer 1977.[5]

A spin-off title, Binky's Buddies, ran 12 issues (Feb. 1969 - Dec. 1970).[6]

Scribbly the Boy Cartoonist appeared in some issues as a backup feature.[7]


Artist Henry Scarpelli won a 1970 Shazam Award for Best Inker (Humor Division) for his work on this series, Date With Debbi, and other DC comics.


  1. ^ Leave It to Binky (1948 series) at the Grand Comics Database.
  2. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Irvine, Alex; Manning, Matthew K.; McAvennie, Michael; Wallace, Daniel (2019). DC Comics Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle. DK Publishing. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-4654-8578-6.
  3. ^ Wells, John (2014). American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-1969. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 170. ISBN 978-1605490557.
  4. ^ Sacks, Jason; Dallas, Keith (2014). American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 57. ISBN 978-1605490564.
  5. ^ Binky at the Grand Comics Database.
  6. ^ Binky's Buddies at the Grand Comics Database
  7. ^ Markstein, Don. "Scribbly the Boy Cartoonist". Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Retrieved 17 March 2020.

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