1939 in comics

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Notable events of 1939 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events and publications

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Year overall

January

February

  • Ace Comics #23 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #9 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #35 - National Allied Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #6 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #24 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Funnies #17 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics #40 - National Periodical Publications

March

  • Ace Comics #24 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #10 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #36 - National Allied Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #7 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #25 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Funnies #18 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics #41 - National Periodical Publications

April

  • Ace Comics #25 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #11 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #37 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #1 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #8 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #26 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Funnies #19 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics #42 - National Periodical Publications
  • Movie Comics (1939 series) #1 - National Periodical Publications

May

  • May 20: In Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse comic strip the villain Phantom Blot makes his debut.
  • Ace Comics #26 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #12 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #38 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #2 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #9 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #27 - National Allied Publications - First appearance of Batman
  • Feature Funnies #20 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics #43 - National Periodical Publications
  • Movie Comics #2 - National Periodical Publications

June

  • Ace Comics #27 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #13 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #39 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #3 - National Allied Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #10 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #28 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Comics (previously Feature Funnies) #21 - Quality Comics
  • More Fun Comics #44 - National Periodical Publications
  • Movie Comics #3 - National Periodical Publications
  • Superman (1939 series) #1, cover dated Summer - National Periodical Publications[1]

July

  • Ace Comics #28 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #14 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #40 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #4 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #11 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #29 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Comics #22 - Quality Comics
  • More Fun Comics #45 - National Periodical Publications
  • Movie Comics #4 - National Periodical Publications
  • The Magic Comic #1 - D. C. Thomson & Co.

August

  • Ace Comics #29 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #15 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #41 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #5 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #12 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #30 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Comics #23 - Quality Comics
  • More Fun Comics #46 - National Periodical Publications
  • Movie Comics #5 - National Periodical Publications
  • Mystery Men Comics #1 (1939 series) - Fox Feature Syndicate - First appearance of Blue Beetle
  • Smash Comics #1 (1939 series) - Quality Comics

September

  • Newspaper strip Ben Bowyang by Alex Gurney begins publication
  • Ace Comics #30 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #16 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #42 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #6 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Man Comics (1939 series) #5 - Centaur Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #13 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #31 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Comics #24 - Quality Comics
  • Four Color Series 1 (1939 series) #1 - Dell Publishing
    • First comic-book appearance of Dick Tracy, previously seen in comic strips beginning 1931
  • More Fun Comics #47 - National Periodical Publications
  • Movie Comics #6, last issue - National Periodical Publications
  • Mutt and Jeff (1939 series) #1 - National Periodical Publications
  • Mystery Men Comics #2 - Fox Feature Syndicate
  • Smash Comics #2 - Quality Comics
  • Superman #2, cover dated Fall - National Periodical Publications

October

  • October 15: Dorothy Urfer and Virginia Krausmann's Annibelle ends its run after a decade of publication. [2]
  • October: Russell Keaton's Flyin' Jenny makes its debut. It will run until 1946.
  • Ace Comics #31 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #17 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #43 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #7 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Man Comics #6 - Centaur Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #14 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #32 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Comics #25 - Quality Comics
  • Four Color Series 1 #2 - Dell Publishing
  • Marvel Comics (becomes Marvel Mystery Comics) (1939 series) #1 - Timely Comics
  • More Fun Comics #48 - National Periodical Publications
  • Mystery Men Comics #3 - Fox Feature Syndicate
  • Smash Comics #3 - Quality Comics

November

  • Ace Comics #32 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #18 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #44 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #8 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Man Comics #7 - Centaur Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #15 - Centaur Publications
  • Blue Beetle #1 - Fox Feature Syndicate
  • Detective Comics #33 - National Allied Publications
  • Double Action Comics #1 — National Allied Publications. Released only in New York City newsstands, Double Action Comics was most likely an “ashcan”, a limited-run publication produced simply to register the title. It had a black-and-white cover,[3] with the contents pulled from Action Comics #2.[4]
  • Feature Comics #26 - Quality Comics
  • More Fun Comics #49 - National Periodical Publications
  • Mystery Men Comics #4 - Fox Feature Syndicate
  • Smash Comics #4 - Quality Comics
  • Superman #3 - National Allied Publications - Winter Issue

December

  • Ace Comics #33 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #19 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #45 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #9 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Man Comics #8 - Centaur Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #16 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #34 - National Allied Publications
  • Double Action Comics (1939 series) #1 - National Periodical Publications (ashcan copy, distributed only in New York City newsstands)
  • Feature Comics #27 - Quality Comics
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (previously Marvel Comics) #2 - Timely Comics
  • More Fun Comics #50 - National Periodical Publications
  • Mystery Men Comics #5 - Fox Feature Syndicate
  • Smash Comics #5 - Quality Comics

Specials

Specific date unknown

  • The first episode of Arthur Warden's Tuffy and his Magic Tail is published. [5]

Deaths

January

June

  • June 28: Joz De Swerts, Belgian illustrator, political cartoonist and comics artist (worked for Zonneland), dies at age 49. [7]

July

August

October

  • October 10: Benjamin Rabier, French comics artist, illustrator, animator and advertising artist (Gédéon, Tintin-Lutin, designed La Vache Qui Rit), passes away at age 74. [11]

November

Specific date unknown

  • E. Nicolson, French illustrator and comics artist (Les Aventures du Chien Brownie, Bambochard et Trémolo), passes away at an unknown age. [13]

First issues by title

Renamed titles

Initial appearances by character name

References

  1. ^ a b Wallace, Daniel; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1930s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Superman's runaway popularity as part of Action Comics earned him his own comic. This was a real breakthrough for the time, as characters introduced in comic books had never before been so successful as to warrant their own titles.
  2. ^ Morales, Alisande (July 17, 2013). "Wonder Women: On and Off Paper". Ali's Alley. Alisande Morales-Caraballo. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  3. ^ One copy with a color cover has been proven to be a hoax.
  4. ^ The first mention of Double Action Comics #1 is in The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #10 (Robert M. Overstreet, 1980). Additional information regarding Double Action can be found on page A-19 of the market report, which notes that, “four more copies of Double Action turned up and sold for record prices. All of these copies were in excellent condition with white cover and pages. Even a No. 1 was included in the four, the rest being No. 2’s.” The existence of a Very Good copy has been confirmed by both Robert Overstreet and John K. Snyder III.
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/warden_arnold.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/schultze_carl.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/de-swerts_joz.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wain_louis.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hayward_ae.htm
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/powers_te.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rabier_benjamin.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hoban.htm
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nicolson_e.htm
  14. ^ Wallace "1930s" in Dolan, p. 24: "DC's second superstar debuted in the lead story of this issue, written by Bill Finger and drawn by Bob Kane, though the character was missing many of the elements that would make him a legend."
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