1971 in comics

This is a list of comics-related events in 1971.

Events[]

Year overall[]

January[]

February[]

First appearances of Highfather, Kalibak, Lightray, and Orion

Spring[]

March[]

First appearance of the Squadron Supreme, as well as members Blue Eagle, Doctor Spectrum (Joseph Ledger), Golden Archer, Hyperion (Mark Milton), Lady Lark, Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond, Earth-712), Tom Thumb, and Whizzer (Stanley Stewart)

April[]

First appearance of Mister Miracle

May[]

First appearance of Talia al Ghul[9]
First appearance of Desaad
First appearance of Granny Goodness
First appearance of Man-Thing

June[]

First appearance of Ra's al Ghul[11]

July[]

First appearance of Swamp Thing[12]
The woman appearing on the cover of this issue was modeled after future comics writer Louise Simonson.[13]
First appearance of Doc Samson

August[]

September[]

October[]

First appearance of Big Barda
First appearance of Morbius, the Living Vampire

November[]

December[]

First appearance of The Defenders
First appearance of John Stewart

Specific date unknown[]

Deaths[]

January[]

February[]

March[]

April[]

May[]

June[]

July[]

October[]

November[]

December[]

Specific date unknown[]

Exhibitions[]

Conventions[]

Awards[]

Goethe Awards[]

Presented July 3, 1972, (for comics published in 1971) at the Comic Art Convention, New York City, in a ceremony emceed by Tony Isabella and Carl Gafford.[51] The Goethe Award ballot was initially published in The Buyer's Guide to Comics Fandom,[52] The Monster Times,[53] and Graphic Story World.[54] Nominations were sent in from 335 readers. Ultimately, there were 7 categories with 4-7 nominees in each category. 700 fans voted for the final nominees.[51] The award results were also published in Comic Art News & Reviews.[55]

Shazam Awards[]

Presented in 1972 for comics published in 1971:

First issues by title[]

Charlton Comics[]

Ghost Manor vol. 2

Release: October Editor: Sal Gentile.

Ghostly Haunts

Release: September Editor: Sal Gentile.

Haunted

Release: September Editor: Sal Gentile.

DC Comics[]

Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love

Release: February /March Editor: Dorothy Woolfolk. Artist: Tony DeZuniga.

DC 100 Page Super Spectacular: debuts with issue #4

Release: September /October Editor: Joe Orlando.

Forever People

Release: February /March Writer/Artist: Jack Kirby.

Ghosts

Release: September /October Editor: Murray Boltinoff.

Mister Miracle

Release: April. Writer/Artist: Jack Kirby.

New Gods

Release: February /March Writer/Artist: Jack Kirby.

Weird War Tales

Release: September /October Editor: Joe Kubert.

Marvel Comics[]

Kull the Conqueror

Release: June. Writer: Roy Thomas. Artists: Ross Andru and Wally Wood.

Marvel Feature

Release: December. Writer: Roy Thomas. Artists: Ross Andru and Bill Everett.

Marvel Spotlight

Release: November. Writer: Gardner Fox. Artists: Syd Shores and Wally Wood.

Savage Tales

Release: May by Curtis Magazines. Editor: Stan Lee.

Independent titles[]

Air Pirates Funnies

Release: July by Last Gasp's imprint "Hell Comics".

Countdown

Release: February 20 by Polystyle Publications.

The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

Release: February by Rip Off Press. Writer/Artist: Gilbert Shelton.

Mickey Rat

Release: December by Los Angeles Comic Book Company. Writer/Artist: Robert Armstrong.

Tammy

Release: February 6 by IPC Magazines.

Initial appearance by character name[]

DC Comics[]

Marvel Comics[]

Independent titles[]

References[]

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  4. ^ McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 144 "New or Julius Schwartz, new scripter Denny O'Neil, and regular artist Curt Swan removed the Man of Steel's greatest weakness from the face of the Earth."
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  9. ^ McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 145 "Before Batman first encountered one of his greatest adversaries, Ra's al Ghul, he met his daughter, the lovely but lethal Talia [in a story by] writer Denny O'Neil and artist Bob Brown."
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  11. ^ McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 145: "Writer Denny O'Neil once stated that he and artist Neal Adams 'set out to consciously and deliberately to create a villain...so exotic and mysterious that neither we nor Batman were sure what to expect.' Who they came up with was arguably Batman's most cunning adversary: the global eco-terrorist named Ra's al Ghul."
  12. ^ McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 146: "'Swamp Thing' was the name of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson's start of the 20th century tale, and its popularity with readers led a modernized version of the character into his own series a year later."
  13. ^ Levitz, Paul (2010). 75 Years of DC Comics The Art of Modern Mythmaking. Taschen America. p. 481. ISBN 978-3-8365-1981-6. When Swamp Thing debuted in this issue of House of Secrets as a "one-shot", no one could have known it would lead to an enduring hit franchise, least of all its cover model, future comics writer Louise Simonson.
  14. ^ McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 144: "Although decreasing sales and inflation dictated a hefty cover price increase from 15 to 25 cents, [DC Comics Publisher Carmine] Infantino saw to it that extra pages containing classic reprints and new back-up features were added to DC titles."
  15. ^ Levitz, p. 451: "Marvel took advantage of this moment to surpass DC in title production for the first time since 1957, and in sales for the first time ever."
  16. ^ McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 146 "It was taboo to depict drugs in comics, even in ways that openly condemned their use. However, writer Denny O'Neil and artist Neal Adams collaborated on an unforgettable two-part arc that brought the issue directly into Green Arrow's home, and demonstrated the power comics had to affect change and perception."
  17. ^ McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 147: "Believing that new formats were necessary for the comics medium to continue evolving, Kirby oversaw the production of what was labeled his 'Speak-Out Series' of magazines: Spirit World and In the Days of the Mob...Sadly, these unique magazines never found their desired audience."
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