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Years in comics
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19th Century
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1930s
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1935 · 1936 · 1937 · 1938 · 1939
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1945 · 1946 · 1947 · 1948 · 1949
1950s
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1955 · 1956 · 1957 · 1958 · 1959
1960s
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1965 · 1966 · 1967 · 1968 · 1969
1970s
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1980s
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1990s
1990 · 1991 · 1992 · 1993 · 1994
1995 · 1996 · 1997 · 1998 · 1999
2000s
2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004
2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009
2010s
2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014
2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019

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



Events and publicationsEdit

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Year overallEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #35 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #21 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #47 - DC Comics
  • All-American Comics (1939 series) #11 - DC Comics
  • Daring Mystery Comics (1940 series) #2 - Timely Comics
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #36 - DC Comics
  • Feature Comics (1939 series) #29 - Quality Comics
  • Flash Comics (1940 series) #2 - National Periodical Publications
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #4 - Timely Comics
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #52 - National Periodical Publications
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #7 - Quality Comics

MarchEdit

  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #36 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #22 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #48 - DC Comics
  • All-American Comics (1939 series) #12 - DC Comics
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies (1938 series) #18 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #37 - DC Comics
  • Feature Comics (1939 series) #30 - Quality Comics
  • Flash Comics (1940 series) #3 - National Periodical Publications
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #5 - Timely Comics
  • Master Comics (1940 series) #1 - Fawcett Publications
  • Mystic Comics (1940 series) #1 - Timely Comics
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #53 - National Periodical Publications
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #8 - Quality Comics
  • Superman (1939 series) #4 cover dated Spring - National Periodical Publications

AprilEdit

  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #37 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #23 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #49 - DC Comics
  • All-American Comics (1939 series) #13 - DC Comics
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies (1938 series) #19 - Centaur Publications
  • Daring Mystery Comics (1940 series) #3 - Timely Comics
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #38 - DC Comics
  • Feature Comics (1939 series) #31 - Quality Comics
  • Flash Comics (1940 series) #4 - National Periodical Publications
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #6 - Timely Comics
  • Master Comics (1940 series) #2 - Fawcett Publications
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #54 - National Periodical Publications
  • Mystic Comics (1940 series) #2 - Timely Comics
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #9 - Quality Comics

MayEdit

  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #38 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #24 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #50 - DC Comics
  • All-American Comics (1939 series) #14 - DC Comics
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies (1938 series) #20 - Centaur Publications
  • Daring Mystery Comics (1940 series) #4 - Timely Comics
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #39 - DC Comics
  • Doc Savage Comics (1940 series) #1 - Street & Smith Publications
  • Feature Comics (1939 series) #32 - Quality Comics
  • Flash Comics (1940 series) #5 - National Periodical Publications
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #7 - Timely Comics
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #55 - National Periodical Publications
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #10 - Quality Comics

JuneEdit

  • June 2: first publication of Will Eisner's "The Spirit Section", featuring debuts of the series The Spirit, Lady Luck and Mr. Mystic.[1]
  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #39 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #25 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #51 - DC Comics
  • All-American Comics (1939 series) #15 - DC Comics
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies (1938 series) #21 - Centaur Publications
  • Daring Mystery Comics (1940 series) #5 - Timely Comics
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #40 - DC Comics
  • Feature Comics (1939 series) #33 - Quality Comics
  • Flash Comics (1940 series) #6 - National Periodical Publications
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #8 - Timely Comics
  • Master Comics (1940 series) #3 - Fawcett Publications
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #56 - National Periodical Publications
  • Mystic Comics (1940 series) #3 - Timely Comics
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #11 - Quality Comics
  • Superman (1939 series) #5 cover dated Summer - National Periodical Publications

JulyEdit

  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #40 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #26 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #52 - DC Comics
  • All-American Comics (1939 series) #16 - DC Comics
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies (1938 series) #22 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #41 - DC Comics
  • Doc Savage Comics (1940 series) #2 - Street & Smith Publications
  • Feature Comics (1939 series) #34 - Quality Comics
  • Flash Comics (1940 series) #7 - National Periodical Publications
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #9 - Timely Comics
  • Master Comics (1940 series) #4 - Fawcett Publications
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #57 - National Periodical Publications
  • Mystic Comics (1940 series) #4 - Timely Comics
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #12 - Quality Comics

AugustEdit

  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #41 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #27 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #53 - DC Comics
  • All-American Comics (1939 series) #17 - DC Comics
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies (1938 series) #23 - Centaur Publications
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #42 - DC Comics
  • Feature Comics (1939 series) #35 - Quality Comics
  • Flash Comics (1940 series) #8 - National Periodical Publications
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #10 - Timely Comics
  • Master Comics (1940 series) #5 - Fawcett Publications
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #58 - National Periodical Publications
  • Red Raven Comics (1940 series) #1 - Timely Comics
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #13 - Quality Comics

SeptemberEdit

  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #42 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #28 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #54 - DC Comics
  • All-American Comics (1939 series) #18 - DC Comics
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies (1938 series) #24, last issue - Centaur Publications
  • Daring Mystery Comics (1940 series) #6 - Timely Comics
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #43 - DC Comics
  • Feature Comics (1939 series) #36 - Quality Comics
  • Flash Comics (1940 series) #9 - National Periodical Publications
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #11 - Timely Comics
  • Master Comics (1940 series) #6 - Fawcett Publications
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #59 - National Periodical Publications
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #14 - Quality Comics
  • Superman (1939 series) #6 - National Periodical Publications

OctoberEdit

  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #43 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #29 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #55 - DC Comics
  • All-American Comics (1939 series) #19 - DC Comics
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #44 - DC Comics
  • Feature Comics (1939 series) #37 - Quality Comics
  • Flash Comics (1940 series) #10 - National Periodical Publications
  • Human Torch (1940 series) #2 - Timely Comics
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #12 - Timely Comics
  • Master Comics (1940 series) #7 - Fawcett Publications
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #60 - National Periodical Publications
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #15 - Quality Comics

NovemberEdit

  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #44 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #30 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #56 - DC Comics
  • All-American Comics (1939 series) #20 - DC Comics
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #45 - DC Comics
  • Feature Comics (1939 series) #38 - Quality Comics
  • Flash Comics (1940 series) #11 - National Periodical Publications
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #13 - Timely Comics
  • Master Comics (1940 series) #8 - Fawcett Publications
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #61 - National Periodical Publications
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #16 - Quality Comics
  • Superman (1939 series) #7 - National Periodical Publications

DecemberEdit

  • Ace Comics (1937 series) #45 - David McKay Publications
  • Action Comics (1938 series) #31 - DC Comics
  • Adventure Comics (1938 series) #57 - DC Comics
  • All-American Comics (1939 series) #21 - DC Comics
  • Detective Comics (1937 series) #46 - DC Comics
  • Feature Comics (1939 series) #39 - Quality Comics
  • Flash Comics (1940 series) #12 - National Periodical Publications
  • Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #14 - Timely Comics
  • Master Comics (1940 series) #9 - Fawcett Publications
  • More Fun Comics (1936 series) #62 - National Periodical Publications
  • Smash Comics (1939 series) #17 - Quality Comics

SpecialsEdit


First issues by titleEdit


Initial appearances by character nameEdit

ReferencesEdit

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