1963 in comics

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

EventsEdit

Year overallEdit

  • 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.

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

Reintroduction of Atlantis into Marvel Comics continuity.

MayEdit

JuneEdit

First appearance of the Wasp

JulyEdit

First appearance of Doctor Octopus

First appearance of Doctor Strange, Ancient One & Nightmare (Marvel Comics)

AugustEdit

First appearance of Baron Mordo and Asbestos Man.

SeptemberEdit

First appearance of Sandman

First appearance of Avengers

First appearance of Super-Skrull

First appearance of Jack Frost, Happy Hogan & Pepper Potts

First appearance of The X Men (Consisting of Professor X, Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, and Iceman), Magneto, & Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

First appearance of Hate-Monger, First Nick Fury in present day.

First appearance of Iron Man's red & gold armor

Specific date unknownEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • 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.[22]

FebruaryEdit

  • February 18: Vadim Lazarkevich, Russian-Bulgarian illustrator and comics artist (Vesel Putniks Balloon, The Little Barber), passes away at age 67.[23]
  • February 26: Charles Folkard, British illustrator and comics artist (Teddy Tail), dies at age 84.[24]

MarchEdit

  • March 23: Maurice Boyer, aka Moriss, French actor, comedian, illustrator, caricaturist and cartoonist, dies at age 88.[25]
  • Specific date in March unknown: Koos Schadée, Dutch comics artist and illustrator, dies at an unknown age. [26]

MayEdit

  • May 3: Alejandro Del Prado, aka Calé, Argentine cartoonist and comics artist (Buenos Aires Intimo), dies at age 37.[27]

JulyEdit

  • 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.[28]
  • July 28: Violet Moore Higgins, American illustrator and comics artist (Drowsy Dick), dies at age 76.[29]

AugustEdit

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

SeptemberEdit

  • September 19: David Low, New Zealand-British cartoonist and comics artist (Colonel Blimp), passes away at age 62.[34]
  • September 20: Jan Wiegman, Dutch comics artist and illustrator, dies at age 79.[35]

OctoberEdit

  • October 9: Leonard Sansone, American comics artist (Wolf Man, Willie), dies in a traffic accident at age 46.[36]
  • October 23: Clarence D. Russell, American comics artist (Pete the Tramp, The Tucker Twins), dies at age 68.[37]
  • October 25: Lewis Baumer, British caricaturist, cartoonist, illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 93.[38]

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

  • 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.[41]
  • Harry Mace, American comics artist (Amy), dies at age 40.[42]
  • Arthur Mansbridge, British illustrator and comics artist (worked for the magazine Golden), dies at age 85.[43]
  • Les Such, Australian comics artist (Buster Braddock, Rip Weston), dies at age 62 or 63. [44]
  • Arnold Warden, British comics artist (Snowdrop's Zoo, Tuffy and His Magic Tail), dies at age 70 or 71.[45]

First issues by titleEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Metal Men

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

Marvel ComicsEdit

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 publishersEdit

Das Kampf

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

Initial appearance by character nameEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Marvel ComicsEdit

Independent publishersEdit

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