Days of Comics Past

A calendar of notable events across the comic book world.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Events for November 30

Keith Giffen, writer for the Legion of Superheroes, the "Bwah-hah-hah" Justice League, and Hero Squared, is born on Nov 30.

Robert Kirkman, writer for The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Battle Pope, is born on Nov 30.

Johnny Ryan, writer/artist for Angry Youth Comix and "Blecky Yuckarella," is born on Nov 30, 1970.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Events for November 29

Dr. Fredric Wertham, author of Seduction of the Innocent and unwitting father of the Comics Code Authority, passes away at the age of 86 on Nov 29, 1981.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Events for November 26

Charles Monroe Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip, is born in Minneapolis, MN on Nov 26, 1922.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Events for November 25

Rex Maxon, comic book and strip artist and co-creator of Turok Son of Stone, passes away at the age of 85 on Nov 25, 1973.

Bob Haney, co-creator of original Teen Titans, the Doom Patrol, and Metamorpho the Element Man, passes away due to complications from a stroke at the age of 78 on Nov 25, 2004.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Events for November 23

Masamune Shirow, creator of the Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell manga, is born in Kobe City, Japan on Nov 23, 1961.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Events for November 22

Roy Thomas, writer for Avengers, Conan the Barbarian, and All-Star Squadron, is born on Nov 22, 1940 in Missouri.

Clarence Charles "C.C." Beck, SHAZAM! artist, passes away at the age of 79 on Nov 22, 1989.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Events for November 21

Wies Peleman, Flemish cartoonist and author of Zonder Woorden, is born on Nov 21, 1922 in Belgium.

Rich Johnston, writer of Holed Up and The Flying Friar and Lying in the Gutters columnist, is born on Nov 21, 1972.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Events for November 20

Chester Gould, creator of Dick Tracy, is born in Pawnee, OK on Nov 20, 1900.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Events for November 19

Nov 19, 1917, is the observed birthday of Zelda Jackson "Jackie" Ormes, creator of Torchy Brown and first syndicated Black female cartoonist, although sources conflict over the year and date of her actual birth.

Min S. Ku, artist for Justice League Adventures, is born on Nov 19.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Events for November 18

Alan Moore, author of Watchmen and the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, is born in Northampton, England on Nov 18, 1953.

The first Calvin and Hobbes comic strip is published by Universal Press Syndicate on Nov 18, 1985.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Events for November 17

Ed Brubaker, writer for Sleeper, Catwoman, and Captain America, is born on Nov 17, 1966.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Events for November 15

Martin Nodell, artist for the Golden Age Green Lantern, is born in Philadelphia, PA on Nov 15, 1915.

Jessica Abel
, writer/artist for Artbabe and La Perdida, is born on Nov 15, 1969.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Events for November 13

Harry Lampert, artist for the Golden Age Flash, passes away from brain cancer at the age of 88 on Nov 13, 2004.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Events for November 11

Goseki Kojima, co-creator of Lone Wolf and Cub, is born on Nov 11, 1928 (although some place the date as Nov 3, 1928).

Dave Cockrum, co-creator for the Uncanny X-Men, is born in Pendleton, OR on Nov 11, 1943.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Events for November 10

Neil Gaiman, author of DC/Vertigo's Sandman, is born on Nov 10, 1960.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Events for November 9

Ross Andru, comic artist for DC and Marvel Comics, passes away on Nov 9, 1993.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Events for November 6

Gray Morrow, renowned sci-fi comic book artist and art director for the Spider-Man (1967) animated TV show, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Nov 6, 2001.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Events for November 5

James Steranko, comic book historian, writer/artist for Captain America and Nick Fury in the 1970's and arguably the creator of the first graphic novel, is born in Reading, PA on Nov 5, 1938.

Rene Goscinny, writer of the Asterix comics, passes away at the age of 51 on Nov 5, 1977.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Events for November 3

Harry Lampert, artist for the Golden Age Flash, is born on Nov 3, 1916.

Osamu Tezuka, father of Japanese manga, is born in Osaka, Japan on Nov 3, 1928.

Bob Kane, creator of Batman, passes away at the age of 82 on Nov 3, 1998.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Events for November 2

Steve Ditko, co-creator of Marvel Comics' Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, is born in Johnstown, PA on Nov 2, 1927.

Wallace "Wally" Wood, prolific artist of the Silver Age, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Nov 2, 1981.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Events for November 1

Zander Cannon, artist for America's Best Comics' Top 10, is born on Nov 1, 1972.

Events for November

1939: Marvel Comics #1 is published by Martin Goodman. Despite the name of the book, the company will not be known as Marvel Comics until 1963.

1940: The Justice Society of America unites for the first time in All-Star Comics #3, making it the first superhero team in the comics.

1966: After teases and near-misses stretching back more than a year, readers finally hit the jackpot as we see Mary-Jane Watson's face for the first time in Amazing Spider-Man #42, drawn by John Romita Sr.

1987: Don Lomax publishes the first issue of the autobiographical Vietnam Journal for Apple Comics.