Days of Comics Past

A calendar of notable events across the comic book world.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Events for March 27

Carl Barks, creator of Scrooge McDuck and prolific comics author, is born on Mar 27, 1901.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Events for March 24

Rex Maxon, comic book and strip artist and co-creator of "Turok Son of Stone", is born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Mar 24, 1892.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Events for March 22

Bernie Krigstein, EC Comics artist, is born in Brooklyn, NY on Mar 22, 1919.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Events for March 21

Al Williamson, comic strip artist for Flash Gordon, Tarzan, and Prince Valiant, is born in New York in 1931

Mark Waid
, comic book writer for Fantastic Four, Legion of Superheroes, and Superman: Birthright, is born in Hueytown, AL in 1962.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Events for March 20

Dr. Fredric Wertham, author of Seduction of the Innocent and unwitting father of the Comics Code Authority, is born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1895.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Events for March 16

Todd McFarlane, renowned Spider-Man artist and creator of Spawn, is born in Calgary, Canada in 1961.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Events for March 14

John Broome, creator of DC's Silver Age Green Lantern and the Elongated Man, passes away in 1999.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Events for March 13

Al Jaffee, MAD Magazine artist best known for his "fold-in" images, is born in 1921 in Savannah, GA.

Lee Falk, creator of the Phantom and Mandrake the Magician, passes away at the age of 87 in 1999.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Events for March 7

Gray Morrow, renowned sci-fi comic book artist and art director for the 1967 Spider-Man animated TV show, is born in Fort Wayne, IN in 1934.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Events for March 6

Will Eisner, pioneering comic book creator and coiner of the term "graphic novel", is born in Brooklyn, NY in 1917.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Events for March 3

Marc Silvestri, comic book artist and founding member of Image Comics, is born in 1958.

Hergé (George Remi), creator of Tintin, passes away in 1983.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Events for March 2

Mark Evanier, author of numerous cartoons and comic books, is born in Santa Monica, CA in 1952

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Events for March 1

William "Bill" Gaines, publisher of EC Comics and MAD Magazine, is born in New York City, NY in 1922.

Arnold Drake, co-creator of DC's Doom Patrol and Deadman and writer for Stanley and His Monster, is born in 1924.

Monthly Events for March

1941: Captain America makes his Hitler-socking debut in Captain America Comics #1, published by Timely Comics.

1946: Charlton Comics begins publishing comic books. They would eventually become home to comic book superheroes such as the Question, Captain Atom, and the Blue Beetle.

1963: Iron Man debuts in Marvel's Tales of Suspense #39.

1966: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduce comic fans to the Watcher, the Silver Surfer, and "The Coming of Galactus" in Fantastic Four #48.

1971: Jack Kirby debuts New Gods #1 for DC Comics, becoming the first multi-title epic story published in comic form and the first acknowledged "limited series" from a mainstream publisher.

1986: With a bolt of lightning and a familiar silhouette, Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns #1 explodes onto comic racks.

2004: The final issue of Dave Sim's Cerebus, issue #300 is published, making it the longest single complete and continuous narrative in comic form by the same creative team.