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Years in comics
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19th Century
1900s
1900 · 1901 · 1902 · 1903 · 1904
1905 · 1906 · 1907 · 1908 · 1909
1910s
1910 · 1911 · 1912 · 1913 · 1914
1915 · 1916 · 1917 · 1918 · 1919
1920s
1920 · 1921 · 1922 · 1923 · 1924
1925 · 1926 · 1927 · 1928 · 1929
1930s
1930 · 1931 · 1932 · 1933 · 1934
1935 · 1936 · 1937 · 1938 · 1939
1940s
1940 · 1941 · 1942 · 1943 · 1944
1945 · 1946 · 1947 · 1948 · 1949
1950s
1950 · 1951 · 1952 · 1953 · 1954
1955 · 1956 · 1957 · 1958 · 1959
1960s
1960 · 1961 · 1962 · 1963 · 1964
1965 · 1966 · 1967 · 1968 · 1969
1970s
1970 · 1971 · 1972 · 1973 · 1974
1975 · 1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979
1980s
1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984
1985 · 1986 · 1987 · 1988 · 1989
1990s
1990 · 1991 · 1992 · 1993 · 1994
1995 · 1996 · 1997 · 1998 · 1999
2000s
2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004
2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009
2010s
2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014
2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019
2020s
2020 · 2021 · 2022 · 2023 · 2024
2025 · 2026 · 2027 · 2028 · 2029

See also: 1956 in comics, other events of 1957, 1958 in comics, 1950s in comics and the list of years in comics

Publications and events

January

June

  • American News Company goes out of business, causing a huge shakeup in the publishing industry, forcing many comic book publishers and small magazine publishers out of business. Atlas Comics is forced to switch distribution to Independent News, owned by National Periodical Publications, owner of Atlas' rival, DC Comics. Because of this, Atlas is constrained as to its publishing output for the next decade (including the early years of its successor, Marvel Comics).[1]


August

September

First issues by title

Charlton Comics

Marvel Comics

  • Adventures of Homer Ghost (June)
  • The Black Rider Rides Again (September)
  • Commando Adventures (June)
  • A Date with Patsy (September)
  • Hedy Wolfe (August)
  • The Kid from Dodge City (July)
  • The Kid from Texas (June)
  • Marvin Mouse (September)
  • Navy Tales (January)
  • Nellie the Nurse
  • Showgirls (June)
  • Six-Gun Western (January)
  • Western Trails (May)
  • Willie the Wise Guy

Renamed titles

Marvel Comics

  • Dexter the Demon #7 — renamed from Melvin the Monster
  • G.I. Tales #4 ± renamed from Sgt. Barney Barker
  • Marines at War #1-8 — renamed from Tales of the Marines (Atlas Comics)
  • Kid Slade, Gunfighter #5 — renamed from Matt Slade, Gunfighter
  • Navy Action #15 — renamed from Sailor Sweeney
  • Sherry the Showgirl #5 — renamed from Showgirls
  • Showgirls #4 renamed from Sherry the Showgirl
  • Tales of the Marines #4 — renamed Marines at War, renamed from Devil-Dog Dugan (Atlas Comics)

Initial appearance by character name

References

  1. "Stan the Man & Roy the Boy: A Conversation Between Stan Lee and Roy Thomas," Comic Book Artist (2). Summer 1998. Archived from the original on November 14, 2009.
  2. Irvine, Alex; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1950s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "The future title Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane got a tryout in issues #9 and #10 of Showcase, when Lois Lane stepped in as the lead feature."