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Notable events of 1976 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



This is a list of comics-related events in 1976.

EventsEdit

Year overall Edit

January Edit

FebruaryEdit

March Edit

  • DC Comics raises the prices of its standard comics from 25 cents to 30 cents, keeping the page-count at 36.
  • Beowulf, Dragon Slayer, with issue #6, is cancelled by DC.
  • With issue #6 (March/April), DC publishes the final issue of the Joe Kubert reprint title Tor.
  • Warlord, with issue #2 (Mar./Apr. cover date), goes on hiatus until Oct./Nov.

April Edit

May Edit

June Edit

July Edit

August Edit

September Edit

November Edit

DecemberEdit

Awards Edit

Eagle Awards Edit

Two British comics fans, Mike Conroy and Richard Burton, create the Eagle Awards, named after the fondly remembered 1950s comic title Eagle. The first set of awards are presented in 1977 for comics published in 1976:

First issues by title Edit

DC Comics Edit

Blitzkrieg

Release: January/February. Writer: Robert Kanigher. Artist: Ric Estrada.

DC Super Stars: mostly reprint title.

Release: March. Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell.

Four Star Spectacular: reprint title.

Release: March/April. Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell.

Freedom Fighters

Release: March/April. Writers: Gerry Conway and Martin Pasko. Artists: Ric Estrada and Mike Royer.

Isis

Release: Oct./Nov. Writer: Denny O'Neil. Artists: Ric Estrada and Wally Wood.

Karate Kid

Release: March/April. Writers: Paul Levitz. Artists: Ric Estrada and Joe Staton.

Kobra

Release: February/March. Writers: Jack Kirby, Steve Sherman, and Martin Pasko. Artists: Jack Kirby and Pablo Marcos.

Ragman

Release: August/September. Writers: Bob Kanigher. Artists: Joe Kubert and Redondo Studio.

Secret Society of Super Villains

Release: May/June. Writers: Gerry Conway. Artists: Pablo Marcos and Bob Smith.

Starfire

Release: August. Writer: David Michelinie. Artist: Mike Vosburg.

Super Friends

Release: November. Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell. Artists: Ric Estrada, Joe Orlando, and Vince Colletta.

Warlord

Release: January/February. Writer/Artist: Mike Grell.

Welcome Back, Kotter

Release: November. Writer: Elliot Maggin. Artists: Jack Sparling and Bob Oksner.

Marvel Comics Edit

2001: A Space Odyssey

Release: December. Writer: Jack Kirby. Artists: Jack Kirby and Mike Royer.

Captain Britain Weekly

Release: October 13 by Marvel UK. Editor: Larry Lieber.

Eternals

Release: July. Writer: Jack Kirby. Artists: Jack Kirby and John Verpoorten.

Haunt of Horror

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

Howard the Duck

Release: January. Writer: Steve Gerber. Artists: Frank Brunner and Steve Leialoha.

Nova

Release: September. Writers: Marv Wolfman. Artists: John Buscema and Joe Sinnott.

Omega the Unknown

Release: March. Writers: Mary Skrenes and Steve Gerber. Artist: Jim Mooney.

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider Man

Release: December. Writer: Gerry Conway. Artists: Sal Buscema, Mike Esposito, and Dave Hunt.

Independent publishers Edit

Action

Release: February 14 by IPC Magazines. Editor: Pat Mills.

American Splendor

Release: by Harvey Pekar. Writer: Harvey Pekar.

Bullet

Release: February by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.

LaLa

Release: July by Hakusensha

Storm

Release: Big Balloon (Dutch). Artist: Don Lawrence.

Initial appearance by character name Edit

DC Comics Edit

Marvel Comics Edit

Independent titles Edit

References Edit

  1. Bloodstar. (The Morning Star Press Ltd., 1976): "BLOODSTAR is a new, revolutionary concept — a graphic novel, which combines all the imagination and visual power of comic strip art with the richness of the traditional novel."
  2. Dahlen, Chris (July 23, 2009). "Interview: Steve Bissette". The A.V. Club. http://www.avclub.com/articles/steve-bissette,30751/. Retrieved April 10, 2010.
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