1966 in comics

Notable events of 1966 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events and publicationsEdit

Year overallEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

SummerEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

  • After the first edition was held in Bordighera, Italy, the year before the Lucca Comics festival is now held in Lucca, Italy, where it is still held to this day as one of the oldest comics festivals in the world.[24]
  • At the University of Strasbourg André Bertrand creates the four-page comic strip La Retour de la Colonne Durutti (The Return of the Durutti Column, 1966), which is distributed as a pamphlet during student protests.[25]

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

BirthsEdit

FebruaryEdit

  • February 16: Martin Perscheid, German comics artist (Perscheids Abgründe), (d. 2021).[29]

JulyEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

  • February 13:
    • George Scarbo, American comics artist (Be Sure You're Right, Closeup and Comedy, The Comic Zoo, Zoo's Whoo, Tinymites, The Great American Home, Radiomania, Ticklers), passes away at the age of 67.[32]
    • Tony Royle, British comics artist (continued Belinda), dies at age 66.[33]

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

JuneEdit

  • June 8: Clyde Lamb, American comics artist (Herman), dies at age 53.[40]

JulyEdit

  • July 16: Leslie Elton, American animator and comics artist (Jack Daw's Adventures), dies at age 72.[41]

AugustEdit

  • August 24: Boris Angelushev, Bulgarian caricaturist, illustrator and comics artist, passes away at age 63.[42]

OctoberEdit

  • Henry Louis Diamond, British comics artist (Mikey Midge the Merry Midget), dies at age 62.[43]

NovemberEdit

  • November 7: Bob Wood, American comics artist (Crime Does Not Pay), dies at age 49 in a traffic accident.[44]
  • November 17: Lóránd Andor, Hungarian painter, graphic artist and cartoonist (13th District Secondary School), passes away at age 60.[45]

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Jeff Hayes, American comics artist (continued Adamson's Adventures as Silent Sam), dies at age 62 or 63.[47]
  • Pierre Mouchot, aka Chott, French comics publisher and comics artist (Éditions Piere Mouchot, Société d'Éditions Rhodaniennes), dies at age 54 or 55.[48]
  • S.K. Perkins, British comics artist (Spadger's XI, The Adventures of Elsie, Winnie and Johnny, Smiler the Sweeper), passes away at age 76 or 77.[49]
  • Jon Small, British comics artist (Bulletman), dies at an unknown age.[50]
  • Giorgio Scudellari, Chilean-Italian comics artist (illegal Mickey Mouse newspaper comics, continued Fulmine), dies at age 57 or 58.[51]
  • Ed Wheelan, American cartoonist (Minute Movies), dies at age 80.[52]

ConventionsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

Harvey ComicsEdit

Bunny
Release: December.
Double-Dare Adventures
Release: December. Writer: Otto Binder. Artist: Bill Draut
Spyman
Release: September. Artists: George Tuska, Jim Steranko, Dick Ayers

Other publishersEdit

Comandante Mark - Sergio Bonelli editore
Release: September Artist: EsseGesse
Fantasy MasterpiecesMarvel Comics
Release: February. Editor: Stan Lee
GesebelEditoriale Corno
Release: February. Writer: Max Bunker. Artist: Magnus
Golden Legacy — Fitzgerald Publishing Co.
Writer: Leo Carty. Artist: Leo Carty
Henry BrewsterM. F. Enterprises
Release: February. Writer: Bob Powell. Artist: Bob Powell
Lady PenelopeCity Magazines
Release: 22 January.
Peter Cannon, ThunderboltCharlton Comics
Release: January. Writer: Pete Morisi. Artist: Pete Morisi
Smash!International Publishing Corporation
Release: February 1966. Editor: Albert Cosser ("Cos")
Teddy Bob - Astorina
Release: July - Artist: Pier Carpi
Teen TitansDC Comics
Release: January. Writer: Bob Haney. Artist: Nick Cardy
Undersea AgentTower Comics
Release: January. Artist: Ray Bailey [fr]
Weird (listed as vol. 1, #10) — Eerie Publications
Release: January. Editor: Roger Elwood
witzendWally Wood (self-published)
Release: Summer. Editor: Wally Wood
ZorroGold Key Comics
Release: January. Artist: Alex Toth

Initial appearances by character nameEdit

Charlton ComicsEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Harvey ComicsEdit

Marvel ComicsEdit

Other publishersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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