1979 in comics

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Notable events of 1979 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

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Pat Mills Comic writer

Pat Eamon Mills is a British comics writer and editor who, along with John Wagner, revitalised British boys comics in the 1970s, and has remained a leading light in British comics ever since. He has been called "the godfather of British comics".

Joe Colquhoun (1926–1987) was a British comics artist best known for his work on Charley's War in Battle Picture Weekly. He was also the first artist to draw Roy of the Rovers.

Charley's War was a British comic strip mainly about the First World War, written mostly by Pat Mills and drawn by Joe Colquhoun. It was originally published in Battle Picture Weekly from January 1979 to October 1986. It later covered the Russian Civil War and, in episodes written by Scott Goodall, the early part of the Second World War.

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Vahan Shirvanian was an American cartoonist, best known for his comic strip No Comment. He received the National Cartoonist Society Gag Cartoon Award in 1959 for his work.

Notable events of 1949 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

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Eagle Awards

Presented in 1980 for comics published in 1979:

First issues by title

DC Comics

The Best of DC Digest size title

Release: September /October

All-Out War Dollar Comics title

Release: September /October Editor: Murray Boltinoff

Time Warp Dollar Comics title

Release: October /November Editor: Jack C. Harris

Marvel Comics

Amazing Adventures vol. 3

Release: December. Reprinting the original X-Men title. [28]

Doctor Who Magazine

Release: October 11 by Marvel UK.

Hulk Comic

Release: March 7 by Marvel UK. Editor: Dez Skinn.

Man-Thing vol. 2

Release: November. Writer: Michael Fleisher. Artists: Jim Mooney and Bob Wiacek.

Marvel Spotlight vol. 2

Release: July. Editor: Roger Stern.

Micronauts

Release: January. Writer: Bill Mantlo. Artist: Michael Golden.

Rom: Spaceknight

Release: December. Writer: Bill Mantlo. Artist: Sal Buscema.

Shogun Warriors

Release: February. Writer: Doug Moench. Artist: Herb Trimpe.

Tales to Astonish vol. 2

Release: December. Reprinting edited versions of the 1968 Sub-Mariner title. [28]

Independent titles

Battle of the Planets
Release: June by Gold Key Comics. Writer: Gary Poole. Artist: Win Mortimer.
Best Buy Comics
Release February by Apex Novelties. Writers and Artists: Robert Crumb and Aline Kominsky
Starblazer
Release: April by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd..

Initial appearances by character name

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Marvel Comics

Notes

  1. "Marvel Trims Line Again," The Comics Journal #45 (March 1979), p. 11.
  2. Meesters, Gert (2010). "De internationalisering van de Vlaamse strip". Praagse perspectieven (in Dutch). Jaargang 6: 118–119. OCLC   85724716 . Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  3. (in Dutch) Turnhout, Belgium.be
  4. (in Dutch) Strip Turnhout 2005: Een nieuwe start, Gva.be
  5. "The History of Lambiek (1975-1980)".
  6. https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/shirvanian_vahan.htm
  7. McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, eds. (2010). "1970s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 181. ISBN   978-0-7566-6742-9. The worldwide success of Superman: The Movie motivated [DC] to publish more Superman-related titles. With that, editor E. Nelson Bridwell oversaw a project that evolved into comics' first official limited series - World of Krypton...Featuring out-of-this-world artwork from Howard Chaykin, [Paul] Kupperberg's three-issue limited series explored Superman's homeworld.
  8. "Suomen sarjakuvaseura ry - In english". www.sarjakuvaseura.fi. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  9. "Gummi/De Balloen". www.lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  10. "Victor Hubinon". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  11. "Roy D'Ami". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  12. "Paul Bransom". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  13. "Emmerich Huber". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  14. "Walter Berndt". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  15. "Carl Grubert". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  16. "Les Clark". IMDb. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  17. "René Brantonne". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  18. https://www.lambiek.net/artists/o/oski.htm
  19. "Al Capp". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  20. "Hugh McNeill". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  21. "Eugène Gire". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  22. "Paul Murry". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  23. "George Wheeler". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  24. "Garrett Price". lambiek.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  25. Ashton, Bill. "POW! Comic Book Buffs Swoop Into Town for a 3-Day Bash," Miami Herald (1979).
  26. Green, Roger. "FantaCon 2013: the Tom Skulan interview," "Information Without The Bun," TimeUnion.com (Feb. 7, 2013).
  27. Shenker, Israel. "Comic-Book Fans Gather for 'Creation '79'; The Hand Is the Ticket," New York Times (Nov. 25, 1978).
  28. 1 2 During this period, Marvel published a number of reprint titles.
  29. McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 180 "Batman #307 (January 1979) Writer Len Wein and artist John Calnan introduced Bruce Wayne's new executive, Lucius Fox, in this issue of Batman."

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