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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 1973 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events and publicationsEdit

Year overallEdit

January Edit

  • Teen Titans, with issue #43 (Jan./Feb. issue), suspends publication. (DC Comics)

February Edit

  • Doom Patrol vol. 1, with issue #122, is revived by DC after being cancelled in 1968.
  • Metal Men, with issue #42 (Feb./Mar. cover date), is revived by DC after being cancelled in 1970.

May Edit

JuneEdit

August Edit

OctoberEdit

November Edit

December Edit

DeathsEdit

FebruaryEdit

June Edit

October Edit

Exhibitions and showsEdit


ConventionsEdit

AwardsEdit

Shazam Awards Edit

Presented in 1974 for comics published in 1973:

First issues by titleEdit

DC Comics Edit

Black Magic: selected reprints of 1950 Prize Comics series.

Release: Oct./Nov. Writer: Joe Simon. Artist: Jack Kirby.

Plop!

Release: Sept./Oct. Editor: Joe Orlando.

Prez

Release: September. Writer: Joe Simon. Artist: Jerry Grandenetti.

Shazam!

Release: February. Artist: C.C. Beck. Editor: Julius Schwartz.

Marvel Comics Edit

Dead of Night

Release: January.

Dracula Lives!

Release: by Curtis Magazines. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Ghost Rider vol. 2

Release: September. Writer: Gary Friedrich. Artist: Tom Sutton and Syd Shores.

Monster of Frankenstein

Release: January. Writer: Gary Friedrich. Artist: Mike Ploog.

Monsters Unleashed

Release: July by Curtis Magazines. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Spider-Man Comics Weekly

Release: Feb. 10 by Marvel UK. Editor: Tony Isabella.

Tales of the Zombie

Release: July by Curtis Magazines. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Vampire Tales

Release: July by Curtis Magazines. Editor: Roy Thomas.

War is Hell

Release: January. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Worlds Unknown

Release: May. Editor: Stan Lee.

Independent titles Edit

Cutie Honey

Release: October 1 by Akita Shoten. Writer/Artist: Go Nagai.

E-Man

Release: October by Charlton Comics. Writer: Nicola Cuti. Artist: Joe Staton.

The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor

Release: May by Gold Key Comics. Writer: Don Glut. Artist: Jesse Santos.

Initial appearances by character nameEdit

DC Comics Edit

Marvel Comics Edit

Independent titles Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Beerbohm, Bob. "Please Consider Buying Some Comics From Industry Icon Robert Beerbohm," The Comics Reporter (March 14, 2008).
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