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Years in comics
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19th Century
1900s
1900 · 1901 · 1902 · 1903 · 1904
1905 · 1906 · 1907 · 1908 · 1909
1910s
1910 · 1911 · 1912 · 1913 · 1914
1915 · 1916 · 1917 · 1918 · 1919
1920s
1920 · 1921 · 1922 · 1923 · 1924
1925 · 1926 · 1927 · 1928 · 1929
1930s
1930 · 1931 · 1932 · 1933 · 1934
1935 · 1936 · 1937 · 1938 · 1939
1940s
1940 · 1941 · 1942 · 1943 · 1944
1945 · 1946 · 1947 · 1948 · 1949
1950s
1950 · 1951 · 1952 · 1953 · 1954
1955 · 1956 · 1957 · 1958 · 1959
1960s
1960 · 1961 · 1962 · 1963 · 1964
1965 · 1966 · 1967 · 1968 · 1969
1970s
1970 · 1971 · 1972 · 1973 · 1974
1975 · 1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979
1980s
1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984
1985 · 1986 · 1987 · 1988 · 1989
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 1962 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



PublicationsEdit

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JanuaryEdit

First appearance of the Skrulls
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #76 - Marvel Comics
  • Kid Colt: Outlaw (1948 series) #102 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #92 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #25 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #27 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Henry "Hank" Pym

FebruaryEdit

  • Aquaman #1 — DC Comics
  • Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961 series) #9 - Marvel Comics
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #77 - Marvel Comics
  • Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #26 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #93 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #26 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #28 - Marvel Comics

MarchEdit

  • Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961 series) #10 - Marvel Comics
  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #3 - Marvel Comics
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #78 - Marvel Comics
  • Kid Colt: Outlaw (1948 series) #103 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #94 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #27 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #29 - Marvel Comics

AprilEdit

  • Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961 series) #11 - Marvel Comics
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #79 - Marvel Comics
  • Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #27 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #95 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #28 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #30 - Marvel Comics

MayEdit

  • Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961 series) #12 - Marvel Comics
  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #4 - Marvel Comics
First modern appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner
  • Incredible Hulk (1962 series) #1 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of the Hulk, Thunderbolt Ross, Betty Ross & Rick Jones
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #80 - Marvel Comics
  • Kid Colt: Outlaw (1948 series) #104 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Adventures #140, "The Strange Adventure That Really Happened," featuring DC Comics staff members Julius Schwartz and Sid Greene struggling to make writer Gardner Fox recall a story he has written that holds the key to saving the Earth from alien invasion.
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #96 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #29 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #31 - Marvel Comics

JuneEdit

  • Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961 series) #13 - Marvel Comics
  • Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #28 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #97 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #30 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #32 - Marvel Comics

JulyEdit

  • Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961 series) #14 - Marvel Comics
  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #5 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Doctor Doom
  • Incredible Hulk (1962 series) #2 - Marvel Comics
  • Kid Colt: Outlaw (1948 series) #105 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #98 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #31 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #33 - Marvel Comics
  • With issue #131 (July/Aug. cover date), Dell Comics cancels Tarzan.

AugustEdit

  • Amazing Fantasy (1961 series) #15 renamed from Amazing Adult Fantasy - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Spider-Man
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #83 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Thor
  • Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #29 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #99 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #32 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #34 - Marvel Comics

SeptemberEdit

  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #6 - Marvel Comics
  • Incredible Hulk (1962 series) #3 - Marvel Comics
First modern appearance of The Ringmaster & his Circus of Crime
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #84 - Marvel Comics
  • Kid Colt: Outlaw (1948 series) #106 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #100 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales Annual (1962 series) #1 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #33 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #35 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Ant-Man

OctoberEdit

  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #7 - Marvel Comics
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #85 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Loki, Balder, Sif, Odin & Asgard
  • Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #30 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #101 - Marvel Comics
First solo Human Torch (Johnny Storm) feature
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #34 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #36 - Marvel Comics

NovemberEdit

  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #8 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Puppet Master
  • Incredible Hulk (1962 series) #4 - Marvel Comics
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #86 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Zarrko the Tomorrow Man
  • Kid Colt: Outlaw (1948 series) #107 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #102 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of the Wizard
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #35 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #37 - Marvel Comics
  • Two-Gun Kid (1948 series) #60 - Marvel Comics
  • With issue #132, Gold Key Comics begins publishing Tarzan, which it acquired from Dell Comics.

DecemberEdit

  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) #9 - Marvel Comics
  • Journey into Mystery (1952 series) #87 - Marvel Comics
  • Rawhide Kid (1955 series) #31 - Marvel Comics
  • Strange Tales (1951 series) #103 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #36 - Marvel Comics
  • Tales to Astonish (1959 series) #38 - Marvel Comics
First appearance of Egghead (comics)

Initial appearances by character name Edit

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