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Notable events of 1978 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



This is a list of comics-related events in 1978.

EventsEdit

Year overall Edit

January Edit

February Edit

  • Detective Comics, with issue #475, begins publishing on a bimonthly schedule. (DC Comics)
  • Metal Men, with issue #56 (Feb./Mar. cover date), is cancelled by DC.
  • Teen Titans, with issue #53, is cancelled by DC.

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

Summer Edit

JulyEdit

  • Karate Kid, with issue #15 (July/August cover date), is cancelled by DC.
  • Freedom Fighters, with issue #15 (July/August cover date), is cancelled by DC.
  • Return of The New Gods, with issue #19 (July/August cover date), is cancelled by DC. (The numbering had continued from the New Gods 1971 series, which itself had been cancelled in 1972.)

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit


Fall Edit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

ConventionsEdit

Awards Edit

Eagle Awards Edit

Presented in 1979 for comics published in 1978:

American section Edit

U.K. section Edit

First issues by titleEdit

DC Comics Edit

Army at War

Release: November. Editor: Paul Levitz. (Immediately cancelled as a victim of the DC Implosion.)

Battle Classics

Release: September/October. Writer: Robert Kanigher. Artist: Joe Kubert. (Immediately cancelled as a victim of the DC Implosion.)

DC Comics Presents

Release: July. Writer: Martin Pasko. Artists: José Luis García-López and Dan Adkins.

Doorway to Nightmare

Release: January/February. Writer: David Michelinie. Artist: Val Mayerik.

Dynamic Classics

Release: September/October. Editor: Cary Burkett. (Reprint title immediately cancelled as a victim of the DC Implosion.)

Firestorm, the Nuclear Man

Release: March. Writer: Gerry Conway. Artist: Al Milgrom.

Steel: The Indestructible Man

Release: March. Writer: Gerry Conway. Artists: Don Heck and Joe Giella.

Marvel Comics Edit

Devil Dinosaur

Release: April. Writer/Artist: Jack Kirby.

Machine Man

Release: April. Writer/Artist: Jack Kirby.

Man From Atlantis

Release: February. Writer: Bill Mantlo. Artists: Tom Sutton and Sonny Trinidad.

Spider-Woman

Release: April. Writer: Marv Wolfman. Artists: Carmine Infantino and Tony DeZuniga.

Independent titles Edit

1984

Release: June by Warren Publishing. Editor: Bill DuBay.

À Suivre

Release: February by Casterman.

Elfquest

Release: August by WaRP Graphics. Writers: Wendy Pini and Richard Pini. Artist: Wendy Pini.

Misty

Release: February 4 by Fleetway.

Starlord

Release: May 13 by IPC Media.

Initial appearances by character name Edit

DC Comics Edit

Marvel Comics Edit

References Edit

  1. DC Special Series #15 at the Grand Comics Database
  2. DC Special Series #16 at the Grand Comics Database
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Letters page, Uncanny X-Men #119 (March 1979).
  4. Bolton profile, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.
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