Days of Comics Past

A calendar of notable events across the comic book world.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Events for June 29

Don Rosa, writer/artist for many of Disney's Duck comics, is born on June 29, 1951 in Louisville, KY.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Events for June 27

Joe Giella, artist for Mary Worth, Flash Gordon, and a syndicated Batman comic strip, is born on June 27, 1928.

Dan Jurgens, artist and creator of DC's Booster Gold, is born on June 27, 1959.

Jackson "Butch" Guice, artist for DC's Birds of Prey and Crossgen Comics' Ruse, is born on June 27, 1961.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Events for June 25

Peyo (Pierre Culliford), creator of the Smurfs (Schtroumpfs), is born in Belgium on June 25, 1928.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Events for June 21

Berkeley Breathed, writer/artist for Bloom County and Outland, is born on June 21, 1957.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Events for June 19

Julius "Julie" Schwartz is born in the Bronx, NY on June 19, 1915.

The comic strip Garfield debuts in American newspapers on June 19, 1978.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Events for June 17

Wallace "Wally" Wood, prolific artist of the Silver Age, is born in Menahga, MN on Jun 17, 1927.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Events for June 16

Frank Thorne, artist for Marvel's Red Sonja and creator of Ghita of Alizzar, is born on June 16, 1930.

Vito Delsante, writer for Batman Adventures and The Mercury Chronicles, is born on June 16, 1973.

Curt Swan passes away at the age of 76 on Jun 16, 1996.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Events for June 15

Ross Andru, comic artist for DC and Marvel Comics, is born on Jun 15, 1927.

Neal Adams, artist for Batman, Deadman, and numerous other comic titles, is born Jun 15, 1941.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Events for June 10

Charles Vess, comic artist best known for imaginative and distinctive fantasy images and head of Green Man Press, is born in Lynchburg, VA on Jun 10, 1951.

Scott McCloud, writer of Zot! and Understanding Comics, is born on June 10, 1960.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Events for June 9

George Perez, comic book artist for the New Teen Titans and the Crisis on Infinite Earths, is born in Jamaica Estates, NY on June 9, 1954.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Events for June 8

Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, is born on June 8, 1957.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Events for June 6

Kate Worley, artist for Omaha the Cat Dancer, passes away from cancer on June 6, 2004.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Events for June

1910: Clarence Charles "C.C." Beck, artist for the earliest Captain Marvel/SHAZAM! comics, is born in Minneapolis, MN.

1938: Superman debuts in Action Comics #1 and launches an industry.

1940: Will Eisner debuts the Spirit in newspapers across the country.

1972: Power Man (Luke Cage) debuts in Hero for Hire #1 by Archie Goodwin and George Tuska (with help from Roy Thomas and John Romita Sr). He is the first black character to headline his own comic book.

1973: A battle between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin leads to the death of Gwen Stacy in Amazing Spider-Man #121.

1983: Lobo makes his fraggin' debut in Omega Men #3.

1984: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird launch a franchise and a small black-and-white comics boom with their self-published Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1.

1986: John Byrne relaunches DC Comics' flagship character after the Crisis on Infinite Earths with The Man of Steel #1.

1991: Colleen Doran self-publishes her first issue of A Distant Soil.

1992: Todd McFarlane's Spawn #1 hits the stands, courtesy of Image Comics.

1993: Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon #1 is published by Image Comics. At this time, it is the only comic still written and published by an original Image Comics founder.