Days of Comics Past

A calendar of notable events across the comic book world.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Events for March 13

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

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

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.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Events for March 3

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

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

Friday, March 02, 2007

Events for March 2

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

Thursday, March 01, 2007

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.

1991: Evan Dorkin's Milk & Cheese, Dairy Products Gone Bad, are published for the first time by Slave Labor Graphics

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.