1942 in comics

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

Events and publications

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Specific date unknown

  • The final issue of the Flemish comics magazine Wonderland is published, a supplement to the newspaper De Dag. [13]
  • The first episode of Carl Grubert's The Berrys is published. It will run until 1974.
  • Vic Herman creates Winnie the Wac. [14]



  • May 14: René Bull, Irish comics illustrator and comics artist, passes away at the age of 79. [15]


  • July 11: Antonio Salemme, Italian comics artist (Il Principe Azzurro), dies at the age of 48 or 49.[16]




Specific date unknown

First issues by title

Initial appearances by character name


  1. ^ 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. DC scored a coup by luring to their ranks the popular artist and writer team of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, who [in 1942] introduced the Newsboy Legion, the Guardian, and the Boy Commandos.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Wallace "1940s" in Dolan, p. 40: "Wonder Woman...took the lead in Sensation Comics following a sneak preview in All Star Comics #8."
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/toonder.htm
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/aanvang/1950sjors.htm
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wolverton.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/forrest_hal.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/herge.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/baker_g.htm
  9. ^ https://books.google.be/books?id=hnuQBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA231&lpg=PA231&dq=fearless+fosdick+august+1942&source=bl&ots=G5Svlumi5S&sig=6PSyte1hYzA_Fy_REFkK_FohWEA&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjCtMv0qt_YAhVFZ1AKHbgOB8wQ6AEIQDAH#v=onepage&q=fearless%20fosdick%20august%201942&f=false
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/barks.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hannah_jack.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/semitjov_eugen.htm
  13. ^ KOUSEMAKER, Kees en Evelien, "Wordt Vervolgd- Stripleksikon der Lage Landen", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, Antwerpen, 1979, page 235.
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/herman_vic.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bull_rene.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/salemme_antonio.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/guillaume_albert.htm
  18. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rosenthal_horst.htm
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/debeck_b.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/whittington_larry.htm
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/devlin_joe.htm
1941 in comics

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

1943 in comics

Notable events of 1943 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

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