Days of Comics Past

A calendar of notable events across the comic book world.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Events for January

1940: The Golden Age Flash (Jay Garrick) streaks onto the scene in Flash Comics #1.

1976 (?): Jim Steranko's Red Tide is published, arguably the first graphic novel in the industry.

1989: Sandman #1 by Neil Gaiman makes its debut from DC Comics. By 1993, this title and Swamp Thing will form the foundation for the new Vertigo imprint.

1993: Superman dies at the hands of Doomsday in DC Comics' Superman #75, triggering mass media coverage, much fan consternation, massive sales, and interminable variations in the gimmick among DC's other heroes.

1994: Marvels #1 is published by Marvel Comics, presenting an innovative look at the Marvel Universe and vaulting Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross into the top-tier of comics creators.


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