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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 1981 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



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Exhibitions and showsEdit


ConventionsEdit

AwardsEdit

Eagle Awards Edit

Presented in 1982 for comics published in 1981:

First issues by titleEdit

Marvel Comics Edit

Dazzler

Release: March. Writer: Tom DeFalco. Artists: John Romita, Jr. and Alfredo Alcala.

Ka-Zar the Savage

Release: April. Writer: Bruce Jones. Artists: Brent Anderson and Carlos Garzon.

Shogakukan Edit

Hatsukoi Scandal

Release: on Shōnen Big Comic. Author: Akira Oze.

Independent titles Edit

Alien Encounters

Release: by FantaCo Enterprises. Editor: Catherine Yronwode.

Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers

Release: November by Pacific Comics. Writer/Artist: Jack Kirby.

Charlton Bullseye

Release: June by Charlton Comics. Editor: George Wildman.

Eclipse

Release: May by Eclipse Comics. Editors: Dean Mullaney and Jan Mullaney.

Justice Machine

Release: June by Noble Comics. Writer/Artist: Michael Gustovich.

Love and Rockets

Release: Self-published by Los Bros Hernandez

Nexus

Release: January by Capital Comics. Writer: Mike Baron. Artist: Steve Rude.

Weirdo

Release: Spring by Last Gasp. Editor: Robert Crumb.

Initial appearances by character name Edit

DC Comics Edit

Marvel Comics Edit

Independent titles Edit

References Edit

  1. "Executive Shifts at DC" Amazing Heroes #1 (June 1981) p. 25
  2. "Harrison Retires from DC Presidency" Amazing Heroes #1 (June 1981) pp. 31-32
  3. "Howard Purcell Dies" Amazing Heroes #3 (Aug. 1981) p. 23
  4. wordsandpictures.org. "Bill Sienkiewicz-Awards, Exhibits". http://www.wordsandpictures.org/Elektra/elektra19.html. 
  5. Austin profile, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.
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