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Years in comics
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19th Century
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Notable events of 1939 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events and publicationsEdit

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Year overallEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

  • Ace Comics #23 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #9 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #35 - National Allied Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #6 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #24 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Funnies #17 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics #40 - National Periodical Publications

MarchEdit

  • Ace Comics #24 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #10 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #36 - National Allied Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #7 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #25 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Funnies #18 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics #41 - National Periodical Publications

AprilEdit

  • Ace Comics #25 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #11 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #37 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #1 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #8 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #26 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Funnies #19 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics #42 - National Periodical Publications
  • Movie Comics (1939 series) #1 - National Periodical Publications

MayEdit

  • Ace Comics #26 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #12 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #38 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #2 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #9 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #27 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Funnies #20 - Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • More Fun Comics #43 - National Periodical Publications
  • Movie Comics #2 - National Periodical Publications

JuneEdit

  • Ace Comics #27 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #13 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #39 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #3 - National Allied Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #10 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #28 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Comics (previously Feature Funnies) #21 - Quality Comics
  • More Fun Comics #44 - National Periodical Publications
  • Movie Comics #3 - National Periodical Publications
  • Superman (1939 series) #1, cover dated Summer - National Periodical Publications

JulyEdit

  • Ace Comics #28 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #14 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #40 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #4 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #11 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #29 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Comics #22 - Quality Comics
  • More Fun Comics #45 - National Periodical Publications
  • Movie Comics #4 - National Periodical Publications
  • The Magic Comic #1 - D. C. Thomson & Co.

AugustEdit

  • Ace Comics #29 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #15 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #41 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #5 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #12 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #30 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Comics #23 - Quality Comics
  • More Fun Comics #46 - National Periodical Publications
  • Movie Comics #5 - National Periodical Publications
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #1 - Quality Comics

SeptemberEdit

  • Ace Comics #30 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #16 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #42 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #6 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Man Comics (1939 series) #5 - Centaur Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #13 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #31 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Comics #24 - Quality Comics
  • Four Color Series 1 (1939 series) #1 - Dell Publishing
    • First comic-book appearance of Dick Tracy, previously seen in comic strips beginning 1931
  • More Fun Comics #47 - National Periodical Publications
  • Movie Comics #6, last issue - National Periodical Publications
  • Smash Comics #2 - Quality Comics
  • Superman #2, cover dated Fall - National Periodical Publications

OctoberEdit

  • Ace Comics #31 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #17 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #43 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #7 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Man Comics #6 - Centaur Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #14 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #32 - National Allied Publications
  • Feature Comics #25 - Quality Comics
  • Four Color Series 1 #2 - Dell Publishing
  • Marvel Comics (becomes Marvel Mystery Comics) (1939 series) #1 - Timely Comics
  • More Fun Comics #48 - National Periodical Publications
  • Smash Comics #3 - Quality Comics

NovemberEdit

  • Ace Comics #32 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #18 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #44 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #8 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Man Comics #7 - Centaur Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #15 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #33 - National Allied Publications
  • Double Action Comics #1 — National Allied Publications. Released only in New York City newsstands, Double Action Comics was most likely an “ashcan”, a limited-run publication produced simply to register the title. It had a black-and-white cover, [1] with the contents pulled from Action Comics #2.[2] A copy of Double Action Comics #1 turned up years ago, was finally was placed on the market for sale, and brought in $1,500. The current whereabouts of this ashcan comic are unknown.[citation needed]
  • Feature Comics #26 - Quality Comics
  • More Fun Comics #49 - National Periodical Publications
  • Smash Comics #4 - Quality Comics

DecemberEdit

  • Ace Comics #33 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics #19 - National Allied Publications
  • Adventure Comics #45 - National Allied Publications
  • All-American Comics #9 - All-American Publications
  • Amazing Man Comics #8 - Centaur Publications
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies #16 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics #34 - National Allied Publications
  • Double Action Comics (1939 series) #1 - National Periodical Publications (ashcan copy, distributed only in New York City newsstands)
  • Feature Comics #27 - Quality Comics
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (previously Marvel Comics) #2 - Timely Comics
  • More Fun Comics #50- National Periodical Publications
  • Smash Comics #5 - Quality Comics
  • Superman #3, cover dated Winter - National Periodical Publications

SpecialsEdit


First issues by titleEdit

Renamed titlesEdit

Initial appearances by character nameEdit

References Edit

  1. One copy with a color cover has been proven to be a hoax.
  2. The first mention of Double Action Comics #1 is in The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #10 (Robert M. Overstreet, 1980). Additional information regarding Double Action can be found on page A-19 of the market report, which notes that, “four more copies of Double Action turned up and sold for record prices. All of these copies were in excellent condition with white cover and pages. Even a No. 1 was included in the four, the rest being No. 2’s.” The existence of a Very Good copy has been confirmed by both Robert Overstreet and John K. Snyder III.
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