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1990s
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2000s
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2010s
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2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019

Notable events of 1974 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



This is a list of comics-related events in 1974.

Events and publicationsEdit

Year overallEdit

  • From May to September, Marvel debuts their Giant-Size series, mostly double- or triple-length comics featuring their most popular characters. Many of the Giant-Size books are one-shots; none of the ongoing titles last more than six issues.
  • Marvel Fireside Books debuts with Origins of Marvel Comics (Fireside Books/Simon & Schuster).

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

  • Marvel Comics raises the price of its typical comic book from 20 cents to 25 cents, keeping the page-count at 36.

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

MayEdit

OctoberEdit

DecemberEdit

ConventionsEdit

AwardsEdit

Shazam AwardsEdit

Presented in 1975 for comics published in 1974:

First issues by titleEdit

DC ComicsEdit

OMAC

Release: Sept./Oct. Writer/Artist: Jack Kirby.

Rima, the Jungle Girl

Release: Apr./May. Editor: Joe Kubert.

The Sandman

Release: Winter. Writer: Joe Simon. Artists: Jack Kirby and Mike Royer.

Marvel ComicsEdit

Comix Book

Release: Oct. by Magazine Management Co.. Editor: Denis Kitchen.

Deadly Hands of Kung Fu

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

Doctor Strange

Release: June. Writer: Steve Englehart (co-plot; script), Frank Brunner (co-plot). Artists: Frank Brunner and Dick Giordano.

Giant-Size Avengers

Release: August. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Giant-Size Chillers

Release: June. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Giant-Size Conan

Release: September. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Giant-Size Creatures

Release: July. Writer: Tony Isabella. Artists: Don Perlin and Vince Colletta.

Giant-Size Defenders

Release: July. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Giant-Size Man-Thing

Release: August. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu

Release: September. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Giant-Size Spider-Man

Release: July. Editor: Roy Thomas.

Giant-Size Super-Stars

Release: May. Writer: Gerry Conway. Artists: Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott.

Haunt of Horror

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

Ka-Zar vol. 2

Release: January Writer: Mike Friedrich. Artists: Paul Reinman and Mike Royer.

Man-Thing

Release: January. Writer: Steve Gerber. Artists: Val Mayerik and Sal Trapani.

Marvel Two-in-One

Release: January. Writer: Steve Gerber. Artists: Gil Kane and Joe Sinnott.

Planet of the Apes

Release: August by Curtis Magazines. Writers: Gerry Conway and Doug Moench. Artist: Mike Ploog.

Savage Sword of Conan

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

Independent titles and mangaEdit

Hana to Yume

Release: May by Hakusensha.

Jinty

Release: November 5 by Fleetway.

Métal Hurlant

Release: December by Les Humanoïdes Associés.

Princess

Release: by Akita Shoten

Star*Reach

Release: April by Star*Reach. Editor: Mike Friedrich.

Warlord

Release: September 28 by D.C. Thomson.

Initial appearance by character nameEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Marvel ComicsEdit

Independent titlesEdit

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