1964 in comics
See also: 1963 in comics, 1965 in comics, 1960s in comics and the list of years in comics
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- January 17: Percy Cocking, British comics artist (continued Weary Wilie and Tired Tim), dies at age 82. 
- February 10: Charlie Pease, British comics artist (Buck an' Nero, Mighty Monk, Plum and Duff, Dickie Duffer, Sally Sunshine and Her Shadow, Artie the Autograph Hunter, continued Billy Bunter and Casey Court), dies at age 59. 
- February 28: Jens R. Nilssen, Norwegian illustrator and comics artist (Smørbukk, Tuss og Troll, Haukepatruljen, Vangsgutane), dies at age 83. 
- March 23: Helge Forsslund, Swedish comics artist (Filimon), dies at age 63. 
- September 17: Jean Ray, aka John Flanders, Belgian novelist and comics writer (wrote for Buth's Thomas Pips  and text stories by Antoon Herckenrath , Gray Croucher , Rik Clément ), passes away at age 77.
Specific date unknown
- C. M. Payne, American comics artist (S'Matter, Pop?), passes away at age 92 or 93. 
- March 21–22: "Alley Tally" (Detroit, Michigan) — organized by Jerry Bails at Bails' house with the purpose of counting "the Alley Award ballots for 1963;" attendees include Ronn Foss, Don Glut, Don and Maggie Thompson, Mike Vosburg, and Grass Green. Serves as a precursor to the Detroit Triple Fan Fair, which debuts in 1965.
- May 9–10: Unnamed convention (Chicago, Illinois) — "several dozen" attendees; dealer room and film showings
- May 24: Unnamed convention (Hotel Tuller, Detroit, Michigan) — organized by teenagers Robert Brusch and Dave Szurek; c. 80 attendees; dealer room and film showings
- July 24: Tri-State Con a.k.a. "New York Comicon" (Workman's Circle Building, New York City) — one-day convention organized by 16-year-old Bernie Bubnis and fellow enthusiast Ron Fradkin, c. 100 attendees; official guests include Steve Ditko, Flo Steinberg, and Tom Gill. Considered to be the first true comics convention.
First issues by title
- Release: April. Writer: Stan Lee. Artist: Bill Everett
The Adventures of Jesus
- Release: Spring by Gilbert Shelton. Writer/Artist: Foolbert Sturgeon
- Release: Fall by Jaxon. Writer/Artist: Jaxon
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- ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/jaffee_al.htm
- ^ McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1960s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9.
The Dark Knight received a much-needed facelift from new Batman editor Julius Schwartz, writer John Broome, and artist Carmine Infantino. With sales at an all-time low and threatening the cancellation of one of DC's flagship titles, their overhaul was a lifesaving success for DC and its beloved Batman.
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- ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 111: "They were never given a team name when scribe Bob Haney and artist Bruno Premiani spun them against Mister Twister. However, this first team-up of Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad came to be classically regarded as the inaugural story of the Teen Titans."
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- ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nilssen_jens-r.htm
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- ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/broos.htm
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- ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cossio_carlo.htm
- ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/buth.htm
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- ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/clement.htm
- ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/attwell_mabel_lucie.htm
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- ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sterrett.htm
- ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/payne_cm.htm
- ^ Schelly, Bill. "Jerry Bails' Ten Building Blocks of Fandom," Alter Ego vol. 3, #25 (June 2003) pp. 5-8.
- ^ a b c d Gabilliet, Jean-Paul. Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books (University of Mississippi Press, 2010), p. 265.
- ^ a b c d Duncan, Randy; and Smith, Matthew J. The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2009), p. 183.
- ^ Skinn, Dez. "Early days of UK comics conventions and marts," DezSkinn.com. Accessed Mar. 3, 2013.
- ^ "Historian Collects Comics: They Are Works of Art," Detroit News (1965).
- ^ Schelly, Bill. "1966: The Year Of THREE* New York Comicons!," Alter-Ego #53 (Oct. 2005).
- ^ 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. 131.
- ^ a b Schelly, Bill. Founders, p. 8.
- ^ a b c Q, Shathley. "The History of Comic Conventions," PopMatters (17 June 2009).
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