1941 in comics

Notable events of 1941 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

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  • October 14: Leoncio Martínez, aka Leo, Venezuelan journalist, playwright, illustrator, caricaturist and comics artist, passes away at 52 years. [5]


  • December 21: Arthur Racey, Canadian illustrator, caricaturist, advertising and comics artist (An Englishman in Canada), passes away at age 70 or 71. [6]
  • December 31: Sol Hess, American comics writer (The Nebbs), passes away at age 59. [7]

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  1. ^ See: Superhero films
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/toonder.htm
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/aanvang/1950sjors.htm
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/ruth_rod.htm
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/martinez_leoncio.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/racey_arthur.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hess_sol.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/smith_win.htm
  9. ^ Evanier, Mark (September 8, 2000). "Blackhawk, Part 2". (transcript, Part 2, of 1999 Comic-Con International panel with Chuck Cuidera and Will Eisner), P.O.V. Online. Archived from the original on 2011-01-16. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  10. ^ Wallace, Daniel; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1940s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Wonder Woman...took the lead in Sensation Comics following a sneak preview in All Star Comics #8.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
1940 in comics

Notable events of 1940 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

1942 in comics

Notable events of 1942 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

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