1963 in comics

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Notable events of 1963 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events[edit]

Year overall[edit]

  • In Italy, Diabolik, started softly the previous year, becomes a growing success and finds its definitive shape. In a series of classic stories (The elusive criminal, Diabolik arrested, Atrocious revenge, Buried alive) Diabolik begins to use the Jaguar E-Type, the rubber masks and the shelters, leaves his cover identity as Walter Dorian, ends dramatically his affair with the nurse Elisabeth Gray and begins a long love-story with Eva Kant.

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

First appearance of the Wasp

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 2: Joaquín Buigas, Spanish comics writer (La familia Ulises), dies at age 76.
  • January 18: Francisco Valença, Portuguese comics artist and illustrator, passes away at age 80.[25]

February[edit]

  • February 18: Vadim Lazarkevich, Russian-Bulgarian illustrator and comics artist (Vesel Putniks Balloon, The Little Barber), passes away at age 67.[26]
  • February 26: Charles Folkard, British illustrator and comics artist (Teddy Tail), dies at age 84.[27]

March[edit]

  • March 23: Maurice Boyer, aka Moriss, French actor, comedian, illustrator, caricaturist and cartoonist, dies at age 88.[28]
  • Specific date in March unknown: Koos Schadée, Dutch comics artist and illustrator, dies at an unknown age.[29]

May[edit]

  • May 3: Alejandro Del Prado, aka Calé, Argentine cartoonist and comics artist (Buenos Aires Intimo), dies at age 37.[30]

July[edit]

  • July 2: Alicia Patterson, American publisher and comics writer (Deathless Deer), dies at age 56 of complications following stomach surgery for an ulcer.
  • July 7: François-Joseph Herman, Belgian comics artist (worked for Studio Vandersteen and made several one-shot stories of his own for Tintin), passes away at age 31.[31]

August[edit]

  • August 16: Ralph Fuller, American comics artist (Oaky Doaks), passes away at age 73.[32]
  • August 30: Jan Lunde, Norwegian comics artist (Pappa og Pjokken, Skomakker Bekk of Tvililligene Hans, Professor Skjeel, Dimpen og Dumpen), dies at age 74.[33]
  • August 31: Willem Gerrit van de Hulst, Sr., Dutch novelist and comics writer (In de Soete Suikerbol[34]), dies at age 83.[35]

September[edit]

  • September 19: David Low, New Zealand-British cartoonist and comics artist (Colonel Blimp), passes away at age 62.[36]
  • September 20: Jan Wiegman, Dutch comics artist and illustrator, dies at age 79.[37]

October[edit]

  • October 9: Leonard Sansone, American comics artist (Wolf Man, Willie), dies in a traffic accident at age 46.[38]
  • October 23: Clarence D. Russell, American comics artist (Pete the Tramp, The Tucker Twins), dies at age 68.[39]
  • October 25: Lewis Baumer, British caricaturist, cartoonist, illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 93.[40]

December[edit]

  • December 1: Jimmy Hatlo, American comics artist (They'll Do It Every Time, Little Iodine), dies at age 65.[41]
  • December 12: Wynne W. Davies, Australian illustrator and comics artist (The Strange Adventures of Percy the Pommy), passes away at age 71.[42]
  • December 18: Bruce Russell, aka Bruce Barr, American sports cartoonist and comics artist (Rollo Rollingstone), passes away at age 60.[43]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Gilbert Lawford Dalton, British comics writer (Wilson the Wonder Athlete), dies at age 48 or 49.
  • Andrés Guevara, Paraguayan illustrator and comics artist (Blanca Nieve y Pío-Pío), dies at age 58 or 59.[44]
  • Katsuishi Kabashima, Japanese illustrator and comic artist (The Adventures of Sho-Chan), dies at age 74 or 75.[45]
  • Harry Mace, American comics artist (Amy), dies at age 40.[46]
  • Arthur Mansbridge, British illustrator and comics artist (worked for the magazine Golden), dies at age 85.[47]
  • Les Such, Australian comics artist (Buster Braddock, Rip Weston), dies at age 62 or 63.[48]
  • Arnold Warden, British comics artist (Snowdrop's Zoo, Tuffy and His Magic Tail), dies at age 70 or 71.[49]

First issues by title[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Metal Men

Release: April/May. Writer: Robert Kanigher. Artist: Ross Andru & Mike Esposito

Marvel Comics[edit]

The Amazing Spider-Man

Release: March. Writer: Stan Lee. Artist: Steve Ditko

The Avengers

Release: September. Writer: Stan Lee. Artist: Jack Kirby

Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

Release: May. Writer: Stan Lee. Artist: Jack Kirby

The X-Men

Release: September. Writer: Stan Lee. Artist: Jack Kirby

Other publishers[edit]

Das Kampf

Release: by Vaughn Bodē (self-published). Writer/Artist: Vaughn Bodē

Initial appearance by character name[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Independent publishers[edit]

References[edit]

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  37. ^ "Jan Wiegman". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
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