1983 in comics

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

Events and publicationsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • September 1: In the Italian Disney magazine Topolino, the Mickey Mouse story Topolino e la regina d’Africa, by Romano Scarpa is the debut of the African princess Zenobia, who'll become Goofy’s girlfriend.
  • September 29: The first episode of Raoul Cauvin and Marc Hardy's Pierre Tombal is published in Spirou.[11]
  • With issue #503, DC ceases publishing Adventure Comics, which had been running continuously since November 1938.

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 3: Doug Wright, British-Canadian illustrator, cartoonist and comics artist (Doug Wright's Family, aka Nipper, continued Birdseye Center as Juniper Junction), dies at age 65.[15]
  • January 9: Merrill Blosser, American comics artist (Freckles and His Friends), dies at age 90.[16]
  • January 17: Doodles Weaver, American actor, comedian, musician and comics writer (Mad Magazine), commits suicide at age 71.[17]
  • January 19: Willy Kuyper, Dutch comics artist and illustrator (Tobis Sloom en Blinkie, Valentijn de Veroveraar, De Kapitein van den Geheimen Dienst, Ted Bolt), passes away at age 54.[18]
  • January 28: Frank Chiaramonte, Cuban-American comics artist and inker (DC Comics, Marvel Comics), dies at age 40.

FebruaryEdit

  • February 10: Wally Robertson, Scottish comics artist (Funny Wonder), dies at age 80.[19]
  • February 24: Roy Krenkel, American illustrator and comics artist (EC Comics), passes away at age 64.[20]
  • February 28: Ira Yarbrough, American comics artist (worked on Superman), passes away at age 72.[21]

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

  • May 13: Lucie Lundberg, Swedish illustrator and comics artist (Pelle Svanslös), dies at age 74.[28]
  • May 25: Cy Hungerford, American comics artist (Snoodles), dies at age 92 or 93.[29]
  • Specific date in May unknown: Kho Wang Gie, Indonesian comics artist (Put On, Nona A Go Go, Si Lemot, Agen Rahasia Bolong Jilu), dies at age 74 or 75.[30]

JuneEdit

  • June 8: Jacques Van Melkebeke, Belgian comics artist (Baron du Crac), comics writer (The Adventures of Tintin, Blake and Mortimer, Corentin, Hassan et Kadour), journalist, painter, art critic and first chief editor of Tintin magazine (1946), passes away at age 78.[31]
  • June 25: Celmar Poumé, Uruguayan comics artist and sports journalist (Tom Steele, el Justiciero Texas, Peter Colt, Cab Kennedy, Oceanic Rey del Mar, Les Travesuras del Eduardito, Kar-Thoun, el Hombre Universal, Pamela y su Parentella), dies at age 59.[32]

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

  • August 15: Al Kilgore, American comics artist (Rocky & Bullwinkle comic strip), dies at age 55 from an embolism.[37]
  • August 29: Rory Hayes, American underground cartoonist (Bogeyman), dies in his sleep from a drug overdose at age 34.[38]

SeptemberEdit

  • September 5: Lloyd Piper, Australian comics artist (continued Ginger Meggs), dies at age 59.[39]
  • September 14: Laure Hovine, Belgian comics writer (Nic et Nac), dies at age 87.[40]

OctoberEdit

  • October 4: Dino Battaglia, Italian comics artist (Mark Fury, Till Eulenspiegel, L'Ispettore), dies age 60.[41]
  • October 23: Helge Hall Jensen, Danish comics artist (Hilarius Petersens Radiooplevelser Bulder og Bum + Minus, Storebroer og Lillebror, Kjukken i Fritiden, Hans og Grete, Nullerten), passes away at age 76.[42]

NovemberEdit

  • November 5: Jean-Marc Reiser, French cartoonist (Hara-Kiri), dies of bone cancer at age 42.[43]
  • November 7: Hanns Erich Köhler, aka Erik, German caricaturist, illustrator and comics artist (Tipp und Tapp), dies at age 78.[44]
  • November 13: Douwe Sikkema, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (De Avonturen van Van Bergen), dies at age 84.[45]
  • November 18: Loÿs Pétillot, French illustrator and comics artist (Bob et Bobette, Pascal et Michèle Montfort), dies at age 72.[46]

DecemberEdit

  • December 30: Libico Maraja, Italian illustrator, animator and comics artist (made comics for the magazine Topolino), dies at age 71.[47]

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Gustav Bergström, Swedish comics artist (Brainy Bill, Thomas Whiskey, Strömberg), dies at age 83 or 84.[48]
  • Hector Brault, aka Tom Lucas, Canadian comics artist (Casimir, Tom Brinfin et Dodolf), dies at age 75.[49]
  • Fred Julsing Sr., Dutch comics artist (De Helse Patrouille), dies at age 74 or 75.[50]
  • Shigeo Mayo, Japanese woodblock artist and caricaturist (Kushisuke Manyuki (The Adventures of Dango Kushisuke), Manga Taro, Karutobi Karusuke), dies at age 81.[51]
  • Nora Schnitzler, Dutch comics artist, painter and illustrator (Keesje Knabbel), dies at age 81 or 82.[52]

Exhibitions and showsEdit

ConventionsEdit

AwardsEdit

Eagle AwardsEdit

Presented in 1984 for comics published in 1983:

First issues by titleEdit

Archie ComicsEdit

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 ComicsEdit

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 ComicsEdit

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 ComicsEdit

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 titlesEdit

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 nameEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Marvel ComicsEdit

Independent titlesEdit

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