Days of Comics Past

A calendar of notable events across the comic book world.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Events for March 30

Mar 30, 1965: Forg (Richard Forgues), artist for Laundry Land and Fable of the North-West, is born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Mar 30, 2005
: OV Vijayan, Indian cartoonist and modernist writer, passes away in Hyderabad at age 74.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Events for March 27

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

Friday, March 24, 2006

Events for March 24

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

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Events for March 23

Mar 23, 1981: Danielle Corsetto, creator of the webcomic Girls with Slingshots, is born in San Jose, CA.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Events for March 22

Mar 22, 1919: Bernie Krigstein, painter and EC Comics artist, is born in Brooklyn, NY.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Events for March 21

Mar 21, 1931: Al Williamson, comic strip artist for Flash Gordon, Tarzan, and Prince Valiant, is born in New York.

Mar 21, 1962: Mark Waid, comic book writer, is born in Hueytown, AL.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Events for March 20

Mar 20, 1895: Dr. Fredric Wertham, author of Seduction of the Innocent and unwitting father of the Comics Code Authority, is born in Nuremberg, Germany.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Events for March 16

Mar 16, 1961: Todd McFarlane, renowned Spider-Man artist and creator of Spawn, is born in Calgary, Canada.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Events for March 14

Mar 14, 1999: John Broome, creator of DC's Silver Age Green Lantern and the Elongated Man, passes away.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Events for March 13

Mar 13, 1921: Al Jaffee, MAD Magazine artist and inventor of the "Mad Fold-in," is born.

Mar 13, 1999: Lee Falk, creator of the Phantom and Mandrake the Magician, passes away in New York, NY, at the age of 87.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Events for March 7

Mar 7, 1934: Gray Morrow, renowned sci-fi comic book artist and art director for the Spider-Man (1967) animated TV show, is born in Fort Wayne, IN.

Mar 7, 1978: Ben Templesmith, artist for 30 Days of Night and Fell, is born.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Events for March 6

Mar 6, 1917: Will Eisner, pioneering comic book creator and coiner of the term "graphic novel", is born in Brooklyn, NY.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Events for March 3

Mar 3, 1920: Ronald Searle, British cartoonist and animator for Life and Punch magazines, is born.

Mar 3, 1958
: Marc Silvestri, comic book artist and founding member of Image Comics, is born.

Mar 3, 1983: Herge (George Remi), creator of Tintin, passes away.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Events for March 2

Mar 2, 1952: Mark Evanier, author of numerous cartoons and comic books, is born in Santa Monica, CA.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Events for March 1

Mar 1, 1922: William "Bill" Gaines, publisher of EC Comics and MAD Magazine, is born in New York City, NY.

Mar 1, 1924: Arnold Drake, co-creator of DC's Doom Patrol and Deadman and writer for Stanley and His Monster, is born.

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.