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1967 In Comics


1967 In Comics

Notable events of 1967 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events and publications

Year overall


  • Blackhawk #228, the beginning of "the New Blackhawk Era" — in the issues that follow, all characters but team leader Blackhawk gain a costumed superhero alter-ego at the behest of a shadowy government agency. (DC Comics)
  • Detective Comics #359, "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl," written by Gardner Fox and illustrated by Carmine Infantino. (DC Comics)
First appearance of Batgirl[1]
First appearance of the Fatal Five, and its member Emerald Empress, Mano, Persuader, Tharok, and Validus
  • Fightin' 5, with issue #41, canceled by Charlton.




First appearance of The Question




First appearance of Deadman [4] This story included the first known depiction of narcotics in a story approved by the Comics Code Authority.[5]







  • June 16–18: Houston Comic Convention (Ramada Inn, Houston, Texas)[6][7] — first Houston-based comics convention (Houstoncon); 124 attendees.[8]
  • July 14–16: Academy Con (City Squire Inn, New York City)[9] — 3rd edition of this convention
  • late July: Gateway Con (St. Louis, Missouri) — produced by Bob Schoenfeld[6]


Alley Awards

Best Comic Magazine Section

Best Professional Work

Popularity Poll

Newspaper Strip Section

Fan Activity Section

  • Best All-Article Fanzine - (tie) Batmania and Gosh Wow
  • Best All-Strip Fanzine - Star-Studded Comics
  • Best All-Fiction Fanzine - Stories of Suspense
  • Best Article/Strip Fanzine - Fantasy Illustrated
  • Best Fiction/Strip Fanzine - Star-Studded Comics
  • Best Article/Fiction Fanzine - (tie) Gosh Wow and Huh!
  • Best Fannish One-Shot - Fandom Annual
  • Best Article on Comic Book Material - "Blue Bolt and Gang" (Gosh Wow #1)
  • Best Article on Comic Strip Material - "Gully Foyle" (Star-Studded Comics #11)
  • Best Regular Fan Column - "What's News", by Dave Kaler
  • Best Fan Fiction - "Nightwalker", by Larry Brody (Gosh Wow #1)
  • Best Fan Comic Strip - "Xal-Kor", by Richard "Grass" Green
  • Best Fan Artist - George Metzger
  • Best Comic Strip Writer - Larry Herndon
  • Best Fan Project - 1967 South-Western Con
  • Best Newsletter - On the Drawing Board, by Bob Schoenfeld

First issues by title

Marvel Comics

America's Best TV Comics
Release: mid-year. Writer: Stan Lee. Artists: Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman, Dick Ayers, John Romita Sr.

Ghost Rider

Release: February. Writers: Gary Friedrich and Roy Thomas. Artists: Dick Ayers and Vince Colletta.

Not Brand Echh

Release: August. Editor: Stan Lee.

Charlton Comics

Blue Beetle (vol. 5)

Release: June by Charlton Comics. Writer/Artist: Steve Ditko.

The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves

Release: May by Charlton Comics. Editor: Dick Giordano.


Release: March by Charlton Comics. Writer: Joe Gill. Artist: Pat Boyette.

Timmy the Timid Ghost vol. 2

Release: October by Charlton Comics. Editor: Pat Masulli.

Other publishers

Valérian and Laureline, in Pilote magazine

Release: November by Dargaud. Writer: Pierre Christin. Artist: Jean-Claude Mézières.

Initial appearances by character name

Charlton Comics

DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Comic strips


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