Days of Comics Past

A calendar of notable events across the comic book world.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

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.


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