Days of Comics Past

A calendar of notable events across the comic book world.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Events for October 28

Otto Messmer, creator of Felix the Cat, passes away at the age of 91 on Oct 28, 1983.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Events for October 27

Bernard "Bernie" Wrightson, horror artist extraordinaire, is born in Baltimore, MD on Oct 27, 1948.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Events for October 26

Larry Lieber, Spider-Man newspaper comic strip artist and younger brother to Stan Lee, is born in New York City, NY on Oct 26, 1931.

The first Doonesbury comic strip is published on Oct 26, 1970.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Events for October 25

Taiyo Matsumoto, sports manga artist and creator of the "Tekkonkinkurito" trilogy, is born on October 25, 1967.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Events for October 24

Bob Kane, creator of Batman, is born in New York City, NY on Oct 24, 1916.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Events for October 23

Eric Shanower, comic artist and creator of Age of Bronze, is born in Key West, FL on Oct 23, 1963.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Events for October 21

Geof Darrow, artist for Hard Boiled and Shaolin Cowboy and conceptual artist for The Matrix, is born on Oct 21, 1955.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Events for October 18

Walter Crawford Kelly, creator of Pogo, passes away at the age of 60 on Oct 18, 1973,

Monday, October 17, 2005

Events for October 17

Jerry Siegel (born Jerome Siegel), co-creator of Superman, is born in Cleveland, OH on Oct 17, 1914.

Tom Gill, artist for Lone Ranger comics and teacher at the New York School of Visual Arts, passes away of heart failure on Oct 17, 2005 at the age of 92.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Events for October 16

Joe Sinnott, Marvel Comics artist and frequent Jack Kirby inker, is born on Oct 16, 1926 in Saugerties, NY.

Larry Young, founder of AiT-PlanetLar Comics and writer for Astronauts in Trouble, is born on Oct 16, 1963.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Events for October 14

Otto Oscar Binder, scripter for Captain Marvel/SHAZAM!, passes away at the age of 63 on Oct 14, 1974.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Events for October 11

Oct 11, 1915: Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America, is born.

Oct 11, 1952: Jim Woodring, underground comix artist, is born in Los Angeles, CA.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Events for October 10

Cam Kennedy, comic book artist for 2000AD, is born on Oct 10, 1944.

Jim Valentino, comic book artist and founding member of Image Comics, is born in the Bronx, NY on Oct 10, 1952.

Rumiko Takahashi, creator of Ranma 1/2, Maison Ikkoku, and Inu-Yasha, is born in Niigata, Japan on Oct 10, 1957.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Events for October 7

Enki Bilal, European comic artist and filmmaker, is born on Oct 7, 1951.

Phil Yeh, illustrator and founder of Cartoonists Across America and the World, is born on Oct 7, 1954.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Events for October 3

Harvey Kurtzman, creator of Mad Magazine, is born in New York City, NY on Oct 3, 1924.

Rob Liefeld
, comic book artist and founding member of Image Comics, is born in Fullerton, CA on Oct 3, 1967.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Events for October 2

Alex Raymond, creator of Flash Gordon, is born in New Rochelle, NY on Oct 2, 1909.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Events for October

1952: Mad Magazine #1 debuts from the usual gang of idiots.

1959: The Silver Age Green Lantern debuts in DC Comics' Showcase #22, by John Broome and Gil Kane.

1970: Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith bring Robert E. Howard's pulp hero Conan to comics with Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #1.

1974: Wolverine makes his first appearance in Marvel's Incredible Hulk #180 (although this is only a dramatic last-page entrance -- most comic book aficionados put his first appearance in Hulk #181, published the following month).

1980: Marv Wolfman, George Perez, and Len Wein introduce the New Teen Titans in DC Comics Presents #26. They would get their own title the next month.

1986: To commemorate its 25th anniversary, Marvel Comics launches the "New Universe," consisting of 8 new titles unconnected with the then-current Marvel Comics continuity. The experiment would fold within three years.