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Notable events of 1983 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events and publications

  • Publicly traded Archie Comics acquired by Richard Goldwater (son of original Archie co-founder John L. Goldwater) and Michael Silberkleit, returning the publisher to private ownership.[1]

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

  • With issue #503, DC ceases publishing Adventure Comics, which had been running continuously since November 1938.

October

November

December

Exhibitions and shows

Conventions

Awards

Eagle Awards

Presented in 1984 for comics published in 1983:

First issues by title

Archie Comics

The Black Hood

Release: June by Red Circle Comics. Editor: Rich Buckler.

Blue Ribbon Comics

Release: November by Red Circle Comics. Editor: Robin Snyder.

The Fly

Release: May by Red Circle Comics. Editor: Rich Buckler.

Lancelot Strong: The Shield

Release: June by Red Circle Comics. Editor: Rich Buckler.

Mighty Crusaders vol. 2

Release: March by Red Circle Comics. Editor: Rich Buckler.

DC Comics

Batman and The Outsiders

Release: July. Writer: Mike W. Barr. Artist: Jim Aparo.

DC Graphic Novels: Star Raiders

Release: August. Writer: Elliot S! Maggin. Artist: José Luis García-López.

Omega Men

Release: April. Writer: Roger Slifer. Artist: Keith Giffen.

Thriller

Release: November. Writer: Robert Loren Fleming. Artist: Trevor Von Eeden.

First Comics

American Flagg!

Release: October. Writer/Artist: Howard Chaykin.

E-Man

Release: April. Writer: Martin Pasko. Artist: Joe Staton.

Jon Sable Freelance

Release: June. Writer/Artist: Mike Grell.

Warp!

Release: March. Editor: Mike Gold.

Marvel Comics

Alpha Flight

Release: August. Writer/Artist: John Byrne.

The Daredevils

Release: January by Marvel UK. Editor: Bernie Jaye.

Marvel Age

Release: April. Editors: Peter David and Carol Kalish.

New Mutants

Release: March. Writer: Chris Claremont. Artists: Bob McLeod and Mike Gustovich.

The Thing

Release: July. Writer: John Byrne. Artists: Ron Wilson and Joe Sinnott.

Independent titles

Albedo Anthropomorphics
Release: Thoughts & Images. Writers/Artists: Steve Gallacci, et al.
Badger
Release: July by Capital Comics. Writer: Mike Baron. Artist: Jeff Butler.
Biebel
Release: by Standaard Uitgeverij. Writer and artist: Marc Legendre.
A Distant Soil
Release: December by WaRP Graphics. Writers/Artists: Colleen Doran.
Eclipse Monthly
Release: August by Eclipse Comics. Editors: Cat Yronwode and Dean Mullaney.
Les Cités Obscures
Les murailles de Samaris
Release: Casterman. Writer: Benoît Peeters. Artist: François Schuiten.
Nexus
Release: May by Capital Comics. Writer: Mike Baron. Artist: Steve Rude.
Skateman
Release: November by Pacific Comics. Writer/Artist: Neal Adams.

Initial appearances by character name

DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Independent titles

References

  1. Blumenthal, Ralph. "John L. Goldwater, Creator of Archie and Pals, Dies at 83," New York Times (March 2, 1999).
  2. Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. [[wikipedia:Dorling Kindersley|]]. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "The other-dimensional Gemworld found a new princess in the form of Amy Winston, an ordinary young girl from a distant reality, in the pages of a sixteen-page insert comic by writers Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn, and artist Ernie Colón." "Standing strong against the forces of the nefarious Dark Opal, Amethyst was gearing up for her own self-titled maxiseries in May." 
  3. "Despite being the final issue of this particular series, the book wasn't closed on Batman's team-ups. Although Batman was through working with partners, it was time to think bigger, and in a special sixteen-page preview insert written by Barr and with art by Jim Aparo, the Outsiders debuted. A super-hero team of Batman's own creation, the Outsiders would soon star alongside Batman in the new monthly series Batman and the Outsiders." Manning p. 202
  4. Russell, John. "Art: A Show Of Comics At Downtown Whitney," New York Times (Aug. 12, 1983).
  5. wordsandpictures.org. "Bill Sienkiewicz-Awards, Exhibits". http://www.wordsandpictures.org/Elektra/elektra19.html. 
  6. Davis profile, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.
  7. Eisner profile, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.


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