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Notable events of 1968 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



See also: 1968 in comics, other events of 1968, 1969 in comics, 1960s in comics and the list of years in comics

Publications and events Edit

Year overall Edit

February Edit

AprilEdit

May Edit

June Edit

AugustEdit

September Edit

  • Doom Patrol, with issue #121 (Sept./Oct. cover date) suspends publication. (DC Comics)

OctoberEdit

November Edit

DecemberEdit

Deaths Edit

March Edit

Conventions Edit

July Edit

Awards Edit

Alley Awards Edit

Presented at the Comic Art Convention, July 1968

Comic Magazine Section

Professional Work

  • Best Editor - Stan Lee
  • Best Writer - Stan Lee
  • Best Pencil Artist - Jim Steranko
  • Best Inking Artist - Joe Sinnott
  • Best Cover - Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6, by Jim Steranko  (Marvel Comics)
  • Best Full-Length Story - (tie) "Track of the Hook", by Bob Haney & Neal Adams, The Brave and the Bold #79  (DC Comics); "Origin of the Silver Surfer", by Stan Lee & John Buscema, The Silver Surfer #1  (Marvel Comics)
  • Best Feature Story - "Today Earth Died", by Jim Steranko, Strange Tales #168  (Marvel Comics)
  • Best Regular Short Feature - "Tales of the Inhumans", by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby, in The Mighty Thor (Marvel Comics)
  • Hall of Fame - Fantastic Four, by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby; Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., by Jim Steranko  (Marvel Comics)

Popularity Poll

Newspaper Strip Section

Fan Activity Section

  • Best Limited Reproduction Fanzine - Concussion
  • Best Unlimited Reproduction Fanzine - Graphic Story Magazine
  • Best Fan Artist - John Fantucchio
  • Best Comic Strip Writer - Larry Herndon
  • Best Fan Project - The Alley Awards

First issues by title Edit

Charlton Comics Edit

Ghost Manor

Release: July. Editor: Sal Gentile.

DC Comics Edit

Beware the Creeper

Release: May/June. Writers: Steve Ditko and Dennis O'Neil. Artist: Steve Ditko.

Brother Power the Geek

Release: Sept./Oct. Writer: Joe Simon. Artist: Al Bare.

DC Special

Release: Oct./Dec. Editor: Julius Schwartz.

Secret Six

Release: Apr./May. Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell. Artist: Frank Springer.

Marvel Comics Edit

Marvel's Space-Born Superhero: Captain Marvel

Release: May. Writer: Roy Thomas. Artists: Gene Colan and Vince Colletta.

Iron Man

Release: May. Writer: Archie Goodwin. Artists: Gene Colan and Johnny Craig.

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Release: June. Writer/Artist: Jim Steranko.

Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner

Release: May. Writer: Roy Thomas. Artists: John Buscema and Frank Giacoia.

Silver Surfer

Release: August. Writer: Stan Lee. Artists: John Buscema and Joe Sinnott.

Independent titles Edit

Walt Disney Comics Digest

Release: June by Gold Key Comics. Editor: Del Connell.

Zap Comix

Release: October by Apex Novelties. Writer/Artist: R. Crumb.

Shogakukan Edit

Big Comic

Release: February.

Shōjo Comic

Shueisha Edit

Weekly Shōnen Jump

Release: July.

Initial appearance by character name Edit

DC Comics Edit

Marvel ComicsEdit

Independent titles Edit

References Edit

  1. Contributors: Dick Giordano," The New Teen Titans Archives, Volume 1 (DC Comics, 1999).
  2. Social Security Death Index for Ted Osborne.
  3. California death index, for Theodore H. Osborne.
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