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1953 in comics


Events and publications

Year overall

January

February

  • February 7: The first issue of the British comics magazine The Topper is published, which will run until 15 September 1990. In its first issue David Law's Beryl the Peril makes its debut.
  • February 23: The Nero story De Ring van Petatje by Marc Sleen is first published in the newspapers. Halfway the story Petatje makes her debut.
  • February 25: The Flemish children's magazine Pum-Pum becomes a supplement of the newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws. It will run until 11 January 1967. [2]

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

  • 1 October: The first issues of the Dutch children's and comics magazines Okki and Taptoe are published. The magazines will run until 2016. [6]
  • 10 October: Leo Baxendale's Little Plum makes its debut in The Beano. [7]

November

December

Deaths

January

  • January 12: Wilfred R. Cyr, American comics artist (Cabin Boy Exploits of Eve), passes away at age 73. [9]
  • January 23: Albert Hahn Jr., Dutch illustrator, caricaturist and comics artist (made text comics for De Notenkraker), dies at age 68. [10]

May

  • May 5: Dick Dorgan, American comics artist (Kid Dugan, Colonel Gilfeather), dies at age 60. [11]

June

July

  • July 24: Eelco Harmsen van Beek, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Flipje van Tiel), dies at age 56. [13]
  • July 31: Kornel Makuszyński, Polish novelist and comics writer (Koziołek Matołek), dies at age 69.

November

December

First issues by title

Atlas Comics/Marvel Comics

Other publishers

Renamed titles

Atlas Comics/Marvel Comics

  • Battle Brady #10 renamed from Men in Action
  • Bible Tales for Young People #3 renamed from Bible Tales for Young Folk
  • Combat Casey #6 renamed from War Combat
  • Miss America #50 renamed from Miss America Magazine
  • Young Men #21 renamed from Young Men on the Battlefield
  • Young Men in Action #24 renamed from Young Men

Other publishers

Initial appearances by character name

DC Thomson & Co.

Other publishers

References

  1. ^ "The World's Mightiest Mortal & Big Red Cheese". The Museum of Comic Book Advertising. Retrieved June 17, 2005.
  2. ^ KOUSEMAKER, Kees en Evelien, "Wordt Vervolgd- Stripleksikon der Lage Landen", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, Antwerpen, 1979, page 195
  3. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
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  5. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  6. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  7. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  8. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  9. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  10. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  11. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  12. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  13. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  14. ^ [www.lambiek.net]