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1968 In Comics

Notable events of 1968 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

See also: 1968 in comics, 1969 in comics, 1960s in comics and the list of years in comics


  • Publications and events 1
    • Year overall 1.1
    • January 1.2
    • February 1.3
    • March 1.4
    • April 1.5
    • May 1.6
    • June 1.7
    • August 1.8
    • September 1.9
    • October 1.10
    • November 1.11
    • December 1.12
  • Deaths 2
    • March 2.1
    • April 2.2
  • Conventions 3
  • Awards 4
    • Alley Awards 4.1
  • First issues by title 5
    • Charlton Comics 5.1
    • DC Comics 5.2
    • Marvel Comics 5.3
    • Independent titles 5.4
    • Shogakukan 5.5
    • Shueisha 5.6
  • Initial appearance by character name 6
    • DC Comics 6.1
    • Marvel Comics 6.2
    • Independent titles 6.3
  • References 7

Publications and events

Year overall









  • Doom Patrol, with issue #121 (September /October cover date) suspends publication. (DC Comics)









Alley Awards

Presented at the Comic Art Convention, July 1968

Comic Magazine Section

Professional Work

  • Best Editor - Stan Lee
  • Best Writer - Stan Lee
  • Best Pencil Artist - Jim Steranko
  • Best Inking Artist - Joe Sinnott
  • Best Cover - Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6, by Jim Steranko  (Marvel Comics)
  • Best Full-Length Story - (tie) "Track of the Hook", by Bob Haney & Neal Adams, The Brave and the Bold #79  (DC Comics); "Origin of the Silver Surfer", by Stan Lee & John Buscema, The Silver Surfer #1  (Marvel Comics)
  • Best Feature Story - "Today Earth Died", by Jim Steranko, Strange Tales #168  (Marvel Comics)
  • Best Regular Short Feature - "Tales of the Inhumans", by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby, in The Mighty Thor (Marvel Comics)
  • Hall of Fame - Fantastic Four, by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby; Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., by Jim Steranko  (Marvel Comics)

Popularity Poll

Newspaper Strip Section

Fan Activity Section

  • Best Limited Reproduction Fanzine - Concussion
  • Best Unlimited Reproduction Fanzine - Graphic Story Magazine
  • Best Fan Artist - John Fantucchio
  • Best Comic Strip Writer - Larry Herndon
  • Best Fan Project - The Alley Awards

First issues by title

Charlton Comics

Ghost Manor

Release: July. Editor: Sal Gentile.

DC Comics

Bat Lash

Release: October /November Writers: Sergio Aragonés and Dennis O'Neil. Artist: Nick Cardy.

Beware the Creeper

Release: May/June. Writers: Steve Ditko and Dennis O'Neil. Artist: Steve Ditko.

Brother Power the Geek

Release: September /October Writer: Joe Simon. Artist: Al Bare.

DC Special

Release: October /December Editor: Julius Schwartz.

Secret Six

Release: April /May. Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell. Artist: Frank Springer.[16]

Marvel Comics

Marvel's Space-Born Superhero: Captain Marvel

Release: May. Writer: Roy Thomas. Artists: Gene Colan and Vince Colletta.

Iron Man

Release: May. Writer: Archie Goodwin. Artists: Gene Colan and Johnny Craig.

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Release: June. Writer/Artist: Jim Steranko.

Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner

Release: May. Writer: Roy Thomas. Artists: John Buscema and Frank Giacoia.

Silver Surfer

Release: August. Writer: Stan Lee. Artists: John Buscema and Joe Sinnott.

Independent titles

Walt Disney Comics Digest

Release: June by Gold Key Comics. Editor: Del Connell.

Zap Comix

Release: October by Apex Novelties. Writer/Artist: R. Crumb.


Big Comic

Release: February.

Shōjo Comic


Weekly Shōnen Jump

Release: July.

Initial appearance by character name

DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Independent titles


  1. ^ McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1960s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle.  
  2. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 129 "Writer/artist Steve Ditko and co-scripter Don Segall gave [character Jack Ryder] more than the last laugh as the garishly garbed Creeper, one of DC's quirkiest protagonists."
  3. ^ Contributors: Dick Giordano," The New Teen Titans Archives, Volume 1 (DC Comics, 1999).
  4. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 129: "1968 was the year when Neal Adams and Batman's fates became forever intertwined...Adams tackled his first interior with Batman on Leo Dorfman's script for 'The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads' story in World's Finest Comics #175."
  5. ^  
  6. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 131 "Carmine Infantino wanted to rejuvenate what had been perceived as a tired Wonder Woman, so he assigned writer Denny O'Neil and artist Mike Sekowsky to convert the Amazon Princess into a secret agent. Wonder Woman was made over into an Emma Peel type and what followed was arguably the most controversial period in the hero's history."
  7. ^ a b Thompson, Maggie. "Rocco Mastroserio Dead," Newfangles #8 (Mar. 1968).
  8. ^ Social Security Death Index for Ted Osborne.
  9. ^ California death index, for Theodore H. Osborne.
  10. ^ Thompson, Maggie. #8Newfangles (Mar. 1968).
  11. ^ Schelly, Bill. Founders of Comic Fandom: Profiles of 90 Publishers, Dealers, Collectors, Writers, Artists and Other Luminaries of the 1950s And 1960s (McFarland, 2010), pp. 60–61.
  12. ^ a b Thompson, Maggie. Newfangles #6 (Jan. 1968).
  13. ^ Thompson, Maggie. #9Newfangles (Apr. 1968).
  14. ^ Schelly, Bill. Founders of Comic Fandom: Profiles of 90 Publishers, Dealers, Collectors, Writers, Artists and Other Luminaries of the 1950s and 1960s (McFarland, 2010), p. 107.
  15. ^ Skinn, Dez. "Early days of UK comics conventions and marts," Accessed Mar. 3, 2013.
  16. ^ McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 130: "Writer E. Nelson Bridwell and artist Frank Springer brought together six individuals who all possessed special skills and dark secrets, and were all being blackmailed into the service of the faceless Mockingbird."
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