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Notable events of 1972 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



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  • After a year-long experimentation with 25-cent, 52-page comics, DC Comics reduces the price of a typical comic to 20 cents, and returns the page count to 36 pages.
  • Sgt. Fury #100: "One Hundredth Anniversary," by Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers, and Mike Esposito. (Marvel Comics)

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Conventions Edit

Awards Edit

Shazam Awards Edit

Presented in 1973 for comics published in 1972:

First issue by title Edit

DC Comics Edit

The Demon

Release: Aug./Sept. Writer/Artist: Jack Kirby. Inker: Mike Royer.

Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth

Release: Oct./Nov. Writer/Artist: Jack Kirby. Inker: Mike Royer.

Supergirl

Release: November. Editor: Dorothy Woolfolk.

Swamp Thing

Release: Oct./Nov. Writer: Len Wein. Artist: Bernie Wrightson.

Weird Mystery Tales

Release: July/Aug. Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell.

Weird Worlds

Release: September. Editor: Dennis O'Neil.

Marvel Comics Edit

The Cat

Release: November. Writers: Roy Thomas and Linda Fite. Artists: Marie Severin and Wally Wood.

The Defenders

Release: August. Writer: Steve Englehart. Artists: Sal Buscema and Frank Giacoia.

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze

Release: October. Writers: Roy Thomas (plot) and Steve Englehart (script). Artists: Ross Andru and Jim Mooney.

Hero for Hire

Release: June. Writers: Roy Thomas, John Romita, and Archie Goodwin. Artists: George Tuska and Billy Graham.

Jungle Action

Release: October. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Marvel Premiere

Release: April. Writer: Roy Thomas. Artists: Gil Kane and Dan Adkins.

Marvel Team-Up

Release: March. Writer: Roy Thomas. Artists: Ross Andru and Mike Esposito.

Marvel Triple Action

Release: February. Reprints early issues of The Avengers and Fantastic Four.

The Mighty World of Marvel

Release: October 7 (weekly) by Marvel UK.

Night Nurse

Release: November. Writer: Jean Thomas. Artist: Winslow Mortimer.

Shanna the She-Devil

Release: September. Writers: Carole Seuling and Steve Gerber. Artists: George Tuska and Vince Colletta.

Supernatural Thrillers

Release: December. Writers: Theodore Sturgeon (original story) and Roy Thomas (adaptation). Artists: Marie Severin and Frank Giacoia.

The Tomb of Dracula

Release: April. Writer: Gerry Conway. Artist: Gene Colan.

Werewolf by Night

Release: September. Writer: Gerry Conway. Artists: Mike Ploog and Frank Chiaramonte.

Other publishers Edit

Archie at Riverdale High

Release: August by Archie Comics.

Captain Paragon

Release: by Paragon Publications. Writer/Artist: Bill Black.

Midnight Tales

Release: Dec. by Charlton. Artist: Wayne Howard.

Mystery Comics Digest

Release: March by Gold Key Comics.

The Rose of Versailles (Berusaiyu no Bara)

Release: May 21 by Margaret magazine (Shueisha). Writer/artist: Riyoko Ikeda.

Wimmen's Comix

Release: November by Last Gasp.

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