1960 in comics

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Notable events of 1960 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events and publications[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 16: First issue of the Italian western series James Dyan (Editoriale Dardo), written by Renzo Barbieri and drawn by Edgardo Dall’Acqua; the protagonist is a cowboy with the James Dean’s face.
  • June 16: In Topolino, The Washed-Up Witch, by Luciano Bottaro and Carlo Chendi. The story introduces the antagonism between Witch Hazel and Goofy, unshakably skeptic about magic, the theme is often reused by the Italian Disney authors.[10]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 1: Joe Simon publishes the first issue of the American satirical comics magazine Sick, which will run until 1980.
  • September 11:In Topolino, The lentyls from Babylon, by Romano Scarpa; the Beagle Boys get, legally, the whole Uncle Scrooge’s patrimony.[14]
  • September 15: Andries Brandt's Holle Pinkel makes its debut. It will run until June 11, 1963.[15]
  • September 22: In Tintin, first chapter of The time trap, by Edgar Pierre Jacobs.
  • The first issue of the French satirical magazine Hara-Kiri is published, which will offer room for countless subversive French and foreign cartoonists. It will be banned three times during its decade run. In 1970 it changes its name to Charlie Hebdo.
  • Warren Satler revives Crockett Johnson's Barnaby for two years, until 14 April 1962.
  • In Italy, first issue of the magazine of adventure comics Rin Tin Tin  & Rusty (Editoriale Cenisio).

November[edit]

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • February 7: Jim McArdle, American comics artist (Dr. Bobbs, Davy Crockett), dies at age 60.[21]
  • February 16: Norman Pett, British comics and erotic artist (Jane), dies at age 69.[22]

March[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 27: James Montgomery Flagg, American painter, illustrator and comics artist (Nervy Nat, A Momentary Qualm), dies at the age of 82.[24]

June[edit]

  • June 10: Al Posen, American comics artist (Them Days Is Gone Forever, Jinglet, Sweeney & Son), dies at age 65.[12]

August[edit]

  • August 9: Tihamer Czemicsky, Hungarian graphic artist, comics artist, poster designer, painter and writer (Pipi), dies at age 56.[25]
  • August 15: Jefferson Machamer, American actor, screenwriter and comics artist (High Hat, Petting Patty, Past Performances, Gags and Gals, Nifties, Simple Sylvia, Hollywood Husband, The Baffles, Today's Laugh), dies at age 59.[26]
  • August 31: Edgar Martin, sometimes nicknamed Abe Martin, American comics artist (Boots and Her Buddies), dies at age 62.[27]
  • Specific date unknown: Jorge, Spanish comics artist (Doña Urraca), dies at age 38.[28]

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 10: Inez Townsend, British-American comics artist, illustrator and singer-songwriter (Gretchen Gratz, Snooks and Snicks), dies at age 82.[30]

December[edit]

  • December 9: Gunila Stierngranat, Swedish comics artist (Lila Lena och Jon Blund, Lille Göran och Jon Blund, Lasseman och Hans Vänner, Snövit, Morfars Barndomsminnen, Eva-Maria och Ingegegerd), passes away at age 58.[31]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Carlos Clemen, Argentine comics artist (Pepe Bujía), passes away.[32]


First issues by title[edit]

Initial appearances by character name[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

Newspaper strips[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Spirou année 1960". bdoubliees.com. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  2. ^ "Rebo – Luciano Bottaro cartoonist" (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  3. ^ "Marcel Remacle". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "Gardner Fox". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  5. ^ Fox, Gardner (w), Sekowsky, Mike (p), Sachs, Bernard, Giella, Joe, Anderson, Murphy (i). "Starro the Conqueror" The Brave and the Bold 28 (March 1960)
  6. ^ "Reference at www.wejohns.com".
  7. ^ "Charles M. Schulz". lambiek.net. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  8. ^ "Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Professor Phumble". www.toonopedia.com. Retrieved 2021-09-27.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2017-12-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Nocciola". Luciano Bottaro cartoonist (in Italian). Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  11. ^ "Willy Vandersteen". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Al Posen". lambiek.net. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  13. ^ "响应式网络公司信息技术类织梦模板(自适应)". www.bibliothequedesuzette.com. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  14. ^ Travaglini, Marco (2015-04-29). "Paperino e le lenticchie di Babilonia - Romano Scarpa". Papersera (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2020-05-29. Retrieved 2021-10-04.
  15. ^ "Andries Brandt". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  16. ^ "Lee Holley". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  17. ^ "David Law". lambiek.net. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  18. ^ "Frank Dickens". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  19. ^ "Jan Fischer". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  20. ^ "Riley Thomson". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  21. ^ "Jim McArdle". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  22. ^ "Norman Pett". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  23. ^ "Gene Ahern". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  24. ^ "James Montgomery Flagg". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  25. ^ "Tihamer Csemiczky". lambiek.net. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  26. ^ "Jefferson Machamer". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  27. ^ "Abe Martin". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  28. ^ "Jorge". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  29. ^ "Allan Morley". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  30. ^ "Inez Townsend". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  31. ^ "Gunila Stierngranat". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  32. ^ "Carlos Clemen". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  33. ^ McAvennie, Michael (2010). "1960s". In Dolan, Hannah (ed.). DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Editor Julius Schwartz had repopulated the [superhero] subculture by revitalizing Golden Age icons like Green Lantern and the Flash..He recruited writer Gardner Fox and artist Mike Sekowsky, and together they came up with the Justice League of America, a modern version of the legendary Justice Society of America from the 1940s.
  34. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 99: "Captain Atom was born in a tale by artist Steve Ditko and writer Joe Gill."