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1969 in comics

Notable events of 1969 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

This is a list of comics-related events in 1969.


Year overall






  • DC Comics raises the price of its typical comic from 12 cents to 15 cents.


  • Long-time DC Comics logo designer and letterer Ira Schnapp dies at age 76.


  • Marvel Comics follows DC's lead and raises the price of its typical comic from 12 cents to 15 cents.




  • Metal Men, with issue #41 (December 1969/January 1970 cover-date), suspends publishing. (The title is revived in 1973 as a reprint book, the goes on hiatus until 1976.) (DC Comics)



Alley Awards

Presented July 1969 at the Comic Art Convention

Best Comic Magazine Section

Professional Work

Special Awards

  • Carmine Infantino, "who exemplifies the spirit of innovation and inventiveness in the field of comic art".
  • Joe Kubert, "for the cinematic storytelling techniques and the exciting and dramatic style he has brought to the field of comic art".
  • Neal Adams, "for the new perspective and dynamic vibrance he has brought to the field of comic art".

Popularity Poll

Newspaper Strip Section

Fan Activity Section

First issues by title

DC Comics

Date with Debbi

Release: January /February Editor: Dick Giordano.

From Beyond the Unknown

Release: October Editor: Julius Schwartz.

The Phantom Stranger

Release: May–June. Editor: Joe Orlando.

The Witching Hour

Release: February /March : Editor: Joe Orlando.

Marvel Comics

Chamber of Darkness

Release: October. Editor: Stan Lee.

Tower of Shadows

Release: September Editor: Stan Lee.

Other publishers

Alan Ford

Release: by Max Bunker Press. Writer: Max Bunker. Artist: Magnus.

Archie's TV Laugh-Out

Release: December by Archie Comics.

Everything's Archie

Release: May by Archie Comics.

Golden Comics Digest

Release: May by Gold Key Comics.

Gothic Blimp Works

Release: February 1 by East Village Other. Editor: Vaughn Bodé


Creator: Jaroslav Němeček

Poem Strip

Creator: Dino Buzzati

Canceled titles

DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Other publishers

Initial appearance by character name

DC Comics

Marvel Comics


  1. ^ Interview with Pat Sekowsky, Alter Ego #33 (February 2004), pp. 5-20.
  2. ^ McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1960s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "The Man Who Murdered Himself" in House of Mystery was...the first DC story illustrated by Berni Wrightson (who left the "e" off his first name to distinguish himself from a famous diver. 
  3. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 134: "Artist Neal Adams targeted the Emerald Archer for a radical redesign that ultimately evolved past the surface level...the most significant aspect of this issue was Adams' depiction of Oliver Queen's alter ego. He had rendered a modern-day Robin Hood, complete with goatee and mustache, plus threads that were more befitting an ace archer."
  4. ^ Skinn, Dez. "Early days of UK comics conventions and marts," Accessed Mar. 3, 2013.
  5. ^ Groth, Gary. "Editorial: Con Games," The Comics Journal #76 (Oct. 1, 1982), pp. 4-6.
  6. ^ a b The 1969 Comic Art Convention Progress Report