1967 in comics

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Notable events of 1967 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events and publications

Year overall


  • January 11: The final issue of the Flemish children's magazine Pum-Pum is published.[1]
  • Blackhawk #228, the beginning of "the New Blackhawk Era" — in the issues that follow, all characters but team leader Blackhawk gain a costumed superhero alter-ego at the behest of a shadowy government agency. (DC Comics)
  • Detective Comics #359, "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl," written by Gardner Fox and illustrated by Carmine Infantino. (DC Comics)
First appearance of Batgirl[2]
First appearance of the Fatal Five, and its member Emerald Empress, Mano, Persuader, Tharok, and Validus
  • Fightin' 5, with issue #41, canceled by Charlton.





  • June 10: The first issue of the Dutch girls comics magazine Tina is published.[4]
  • Blue Beetle #1 (vol. 5) (Charlton)
First appearance of The Question




First appearance of Deadman [7] This story included the first known depiction of narcotics in a story approved by the Comics Code Authority.[8]





  • January 21: Homer Fleming, American cartoonist and comics artist (Craig Kennedy), dies at age 84.[9]



  • June 27: Charles A. Winter, aka Chuck Winter, American comics artist (Liberty Belle), dies at age 80.[11]





Specific date unknown

  • Jean Bellus, French comics artist (Georgie, Laurel et Hardy), passes away at age 55 or 56.[16]



Alley Awards

Best Comic Magazine Section

Best Professional Work

Popularity Poll

Newspaper Strip Section

Fan Activity Section

  • Best All-Article Fanzine - (tie) Batmania and Gosh Wow
  • Best All-Strip Fanzine - Star-Studded Comics
  • Best All-Fiction Fanzine - Stories of Suspense
  • Best Article/Strip Fanzine - Fantasy Illustrated
  • Best Fiction/Strip Fanzine - Star-Studded Comics
  • Best Article/Fiction Fanzine - (tie) Gosh Wow and Huh!
  • Best Fannish One-Shot - Fandom Annual
  • Best Article on Comic Book Material - "Blue Bolt and Gang" (Gosh Wow #1)
  • Best Article on Comic Strip Material - "Gully Foyle" (Star-Studded Comics #11)
  • Best Regular Fan Column - "What's News", by Dave Kaler
  • Best Fan Fiction - "Nightwalker", by Larry Brody (Gosh Wow #1)
  • Best Fan Comic Strip - "Xal-Kor", by Richard "Grass" Green
  • Best Fan Artist - George Metzger
  • Best Comic Strip Writer - Larry Herndon
  • Best Fan Project - 1967 South-Western Con
  • Best Newsletter - On the Drawing Board, by Bob Schoenfeld

First issues by title

Marvel Comics

America's Best TV Comics
Release: mid-year. Writer: Stan Lee. Artists: Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman, Dick Ayers, John Romita Sr.

Ghost Rider

Release: February. Writers: Gary Friedrich and Roy Thomas. Artists: Dick Ayers and Vince Colletta.

Not Brand Echh

Release: August. Editor: Stan Lee.

Charlton Comics

Blue Beetle (vol. 5)

Release: June by Charlton Comics. Writer/Artist: Steve Ditko.

The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves

Release: May by Charlton Comics. Editor: Dick Giordano.


Release: March by Charlton Comics. Writer: Joe Gill. Artist: Pat Boyette.

Timmy the Timid Ghost vol. 2

Release: October by Charlton Comics. Editor: Pat Masulli.

Other publishers

Valérian and Laureline, in Pilote magazine

Release: November by Dargaud. Writer: Pierre Christin. Artist: Jean-Claude Mézières.

Wonder Wart-Hog

Release: Millar Publishing Company. Writer: Gilbert Shelton and Tony Bell. Artist: Gilbert Shelton.

Initial appearances by character name

Charlton Comics

DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Comic strips


  1. ^ KOUSEMAKER, Kees en Evelien, "Wordt Vervolgd- Stripleksikon der Lage Landen", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, Antwerpen, 1979, page 195
  2. ^ McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1960s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Nine months before making her debut on Batman, a new Batgirl appeared in the pages of Detective Comics...Yet the idea for the debut of Barbara Gordon, according to editor Julius Schwartz, was attributed to the television series executives' desire to have a character that would appeal to a female audience and for this character to originate in the comics. Hence, writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino collaborated on "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!" 
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wood_wallace.htm
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/aanvang/tina.htm
  5. ^ a b McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 124: "Adams commandeered his first DC work as a penciler/inker with 'It's My Turn to Die' a nine-page back-up tale written by Howard Liss for Our Army at War #182 in July [1967]...The following month, The Adventures of Jerry Lewis #101 perfectly illustrated how Adams was equally adept at delivering the art of laughter. In his first full-length story for DC, he provided writer Arnold Drake's space odyssey 'Jerry the Asto-Nut' with a photo-realistic flare not seen in comics."
  6. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 124: "Since the dawn of comics' Silver Age, readers have asked 'Who's faster: Superman or the Flash?' Writer Jim Shooter and artist Curt Swan tried answering that question when the Man of Steel and the Fastest Man Alive agreed to the U.N.'s request to race each other for charity."
  7. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 125 "In a story by scribe Arnold Drake and artist Carmine Infantino, circus aerialist Boston Brand learned there was much more to life after his death...Deadman's origin tale was the first narcotics-related story to require prior approval from the Comics Code Authority."
  8. ^ Cronin, Brian (September 24, 2009). "Comic Book Legends Revealed #226". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on December 23, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. One comic that I know preceded the 1971 amendment [to the Comics Code] was Strange Adventures #205, the first appearance of Deadman!...a clear reference to narcotics, over THREE YEARS before Marvel Comics would have to go without the Comics Code to do an issue about drugs. 
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fleming_homer.htm
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wright-david.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/winter_chuck.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sekora_ondrej.htm
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/walentynowicz_marian.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/powell_bob.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/raboy_mac.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bellus_jean.htm
  17. ^ a b c Thompson, Maggie. Newfangles #2 (May 1967), p. 2.
  18. ^ Beerbohm, Robert. "Update to Comics Dealer Extraordinaire Robert Beerbohm: In His Own Words," Comic-Convention Memories (June 24, 2010).
  19. ^ Schelly, Bill. Founders of Comic Fandom: Profiles of 90 Publishers, Dealers, Collectors, Writers, Artists and Other Luminaries of the 1950s And 1960s (McFarland, 2010), p. 60..
  20. ^ Detroit Free Press (June 11, 1967).
  21. ^ Shapiro, Hal (chairman). 1969 DTFF program booklet.
  22. ^ RBCC Rocket's Blast Comicollector #52 (1967).
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