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.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Events for February 21

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

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Events for February 18

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

Feb 18, 1963: Mark Bode, creator of Miami Mice and son of underground comix artist Vaughn Bode, is born in Utica, NY.

Feb 18, 2007: Bob Oksner, artist for the newspaper strip Miss Cairo Jones and artist for several syndicated comics for DC, passes away of pneumonia at the age of 90.