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2000s
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2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009
2010s
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2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019

Notable events of 1973 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events and publications

Year overall

January

  • Teen Titans, with issue #43 (January /February issue), suspends publication. (DC Comics)

February

May

June

July

August

  • Metal Men, with issue #44 (August /September cover date) goes on hiatus, to be revived in 1976. (DC Comics)
  • Shanna the She-Devil, with issue #5, is cancelled by Marvel.

October

November

December

Deaths

February

June

October

Exhibitions and shows

Conventions

Awards

Shazam Awards

Presented in 1974 for comics published in 1973:

First issues by title

DC Comics

Black Magic: selected reprints of 1950 Prize Comics series.

Release: October /November Writer: Joe Simon. Artist: Jack Kirby.

Plop!

Release: September /October Editor: Joe Orlando.

Prez

Release: September. Writer: Joe Simon. Artist: Jerry Grandenetti.

Shazam!

Release: February. Artist: C.C. Beck. Editor: Julius Schwartz.

Marvel Comics

Crazy: precursor to Crazy Magazine

Release: January.

Crazy Magazine

Release: October. Editor: Marv Wolfman.

Dead of Night

Release: January.

Dracula Lives!

Release: by Curtis Magazines. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Ghost Rider vol. 2

Release: September. Writer: Gary Friedrich. Artist: Tom Sutton and Syd Shores.

Monster of Frankenstein

Release: January. Writer: Gary Friedrich. Artist: Mike Ploog.

Monsters Unleashed

Release: July by Curtis Magazines. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Spider-Man Comics Weekly

Release: February 10 by Marvel UK. Editor: Tony Isabella.

Tales of the Zombie

Release: July by Curtis Magazines. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Vampire Tales

Release: July by Curtis Magazines. Editor: Roy Thomas.

War is Hell

Release: January. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Worlds Unknown

Release: May. Editor: Stan Lee.

Independent titles

Bobo
Release by Semic Press. Writer and Artist: Lars Mortimer

Cutie Honey

Release: October 1 by Akita Shoten. Writer/Artist: Go Nagai.

E-Man

Release: October by Charlton Comics. Writer: Nicola Cuti. Artist: Joe Staton.

The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor

Release: May by Gold Key Comics. Writer: Don Glut. Artist: Jesse Santos.

Initial appearances by character name

DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Independent titles

References

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  14. Shepard, Richard. F. "Going Out," New York Times (July 4, 1973).
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  17. McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 154: "Scribe Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson left Swamp Thing some company...the woman who would become Swamp Thing's soul mate, Abigail Arcane."
  18. Cooke, Jon B. (2005). "Everybody was Kung Fu Watchin'! The Not-So-Secret Origin of Shang-Chi, Kung-Fu Master!". Comic Book Artist Collection: Volume 3. [[wikipedia:wikipedia:TwoMorrows Publishing|]]. pp. 6–7. ISBN 1-893905-42-X. http://books.google.com/books?id=F9bAN1DE7igC&pg=PA6&dq=Shang+Chi+Englehart+Starlin&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EMElT56ZN8_vggeTnLHZCA&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Shang%20Chi%20Englehart%20Starlin&f=false. 


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