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Notable events of 1969 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



This is a list of comics-related events in 1969.

EventsEdit

Year overall Edit

FebruaryEdit

March Edit

April Edit

  • Secret Six, with issue #7 (Apr./May), is cancelled by DC.

May Edit

June Edit

  • DC Comics raises the price of its typical comic from 12 cents to 15 cents.

July Edit

  • Long-time DC Comics logo designer and letterer Ira Schnapp dies at age 76.

August Edit

  • Marvel Comics follows DC's lead and raises the price of its typical comic from 12 cents to 15 cents.

September Edit

October Edit

November Edit

December Edit

  • Metal Men, with issue #41 (Dec. 1969/Jan. 1970 cover-date), suspends publishing. (DC Comics)

Conventions Edit

  • Triple Fan Fair, Detroit, Michigan
  • July 4–6: Comic Art Convention — held Independence Day weekend at the Statler Hilton Hotel in New York City. Attendees pay $3.50 for a three-day ticket, with daily passes at $1.50.[2] Admittance free with a hotel room rental, which costs $15-and-up per day.[2]

Awards Edit

Alley Awards Edit

Presented July 1969 at the Comic Art Convention

Best Comic Magazine Section

Professional Work

Special Awards

  • Carmine Infantino, "who exemplifies the spirit of innovation and inventiveness in the field of comic art".
  • Joe Kubert, "for the cinematic storytelling techniques and the exciting and dramatic style he has brought to the field of comic art".
  • Neal Adams, "for the new perspective and dynamic vibrance he has brought to the field of comic art".

Popularity Poll

Newspaper Strip Section

Fan Activity Section

First issues by titleEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Date with Debbi

Release: Jan./Feb. Editor: Dick Giordano.

The Phantom Stranger

Release: May-June. Editor: Joe Orlando.

The Witching Hour

Release: Feb./Mar.: Editor: Joe Orlando.

Marvel ComicsEdit

Chamber of Darkness

Release: October. Editor: Stan Lee.

Tower of Shadows

Release: Sept. Editor: Stan Lee.

Independent titlesEdit

Alan Ford

Release: by Max Bunker Press. Writer: Max Bunker. Artist: Magnus.

Archie's TV Laugh-Out

Release: Dec by Archie Comics.

Everything's Archie

Release: May by Archie Comics.

Golden Comics Digest

Release: May by Gold Key Comics.

Initial appearance by character nameEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Marvel ComicsEdit

References Edit

  1. Interview with Pat Sekowsky, Alter Ego #33 (Feb. 2004), pp. 5-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The 1969 Comic Art Convention Progress Report
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