Days of Comics Past

A calendar of notable events across the comic book world.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Events for February 28

Feb 28, 1907: Milton Caniff, creator of Terry & the Pirates and Steve Canyon, is born in Hillsboro, OH.

Feb 28, 1998: Archie Goodwin, writer and editor for multiple comic books, passes away.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Events for February 27

Feb 27, 1960: Norm Breyfogle, Batman artist during the 80's and 90's and co-creator of Of Bitter Souls, is born in Iowa City, IA.

Feb 27, 1973: Bill Everett, creator of Marvel Comics' Sub-Mariner, passes away at the age of 55.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Events for February 26

Feb 26, 1977: The first issue of 2000 A.D. goes on sale in the United Kingdom.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Events for February 24

Feb 24, 1998: Antonio Prohias, MAD Magazine cartoonist and creator of the Spy vs. Spy comic strip, passes away.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Events for February 22

Feb 22, 1964: Alec Stevens, artist for Sandman, Silence, and Glory to God, is born.

Feb 22: Andy Diggle, writer for Swamp Thing, The Losers, and Adam Strange: Planet Heist, is born.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Events for February 21

Feb 21, 1993: Harvey Kurtzman, creator of MAD Magazine, passes away at the age of 68.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Events for February 18

Feb 18, 1931: Johnny Hart, writer/artist for the comic strip B.C., is born.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Events for February 17

Feb 17, 1920: Curt Swan, Silver Age comic book artist, is born in Willmar, Minnesota.

Feb 17, 1936: The Phantom comic strip by Lee Falk is published for the first time.

Feb 17, 1970: Hiroaki Samura, creator of the Blade of the Immortal manga series, is born.

Feb 17: C.B. Cebulski, editor for Marvel Comics and creator of the Marvel Mangaverse line of comics, is born.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Events for February 16

Feb 16, 1968: Warren Ellis, writer of The Authority, Planetary, and Fell, is born.

Feb 16, 2005
: Dudu Geva, Israeli illustrator and cartoonist of "The Duck" character, passes away at age 54.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Events for February 15

Feb 15, 1939: William Van Horn, comic book artist for many of Disney's Duck comics, is born in California.

Feb 15, 1948: Art Spiegelman, creator of Maus, is born in Stockholm, Sweden.

Feb 15, 1954: Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons, Life in Hell, and Akbar & Jeff, is born in Portland, OR.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Events for February 12

Feb 12, 1970: Judd Winick, writer and artist for Pedro & Me and writer for Green Lantern and Batman, is born.

Feb 12, 2000: Charles Monroe Schulz, creator of "Peanuts", passes away at the age of 77, the night before the last original Peanuts strip is published.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Events for February 10

Feb 10, 1970: Universal Press Syndicate opens for business syndicating comic strips.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Events for February 9

Feb 9, 1928: Frank Frazetta, renowned pulp artist, is born in Brooklyn, NY.

Feb 9, 1956: Tim Truman, co-creator of Grimjack, creator of Scout, and writer of DC's Hawkworld, is born.

Feb 9, 1959: David B. (David Beauchard), writer/artist for Epileptic and La Lecture des Ruines, is born in France.

Feb 9, 1989: Osamu Tezuka, father of manga, passes away at the age of 60.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Events for February 8

Feb 8, 1914: Bill Finger, co-creator of Batman, is born in New York City, NY.

Feb 8, 2004: Julius "Julie" Schwartz, DC Comics good-will ambassador and father of the Silver Age of comics, passes away at the age of 88.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Events for February 6

Feb 6, 1994: Jack "King" Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg) passes away at the age of 76.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Events for February

1935: New Fun Comics #1 is published, the first comic book featuring all new material (instead of reprinted newspaper comic strips).

1940: Fawcett Comics' Whiz Comics #2 introduces Captain Marvel (SHAZAM!) to the public.

1960: Julie Schwartz gathers the Justice League of America for the first time in The Brave & The Bold #28. Their own comic book would come four months later.

1974: The Punisher begins his one-man war on crime in Amazing Spider-Man #129.

1987: Batman #404 begins Frank Miller's "Batman: Year One", the first post-Crisis Batman story. Wonder Woman #1, written and drawn by George Perez, similarly restarts the post-Crisis Wonder Woman.

1989: After the readers decide his fate via a call-in poll, Robin (Jason Todd) is murdered by the Joker in Batman #428.