Robert Kanigher becomes an assistant editor at All-American, replacing Ted Udall.
2/25/46 The Federal Communications Commission designates 12 VHF stations for commercial broadcasting and standardizes the frequencies, rendering pre-war televisions sets obsolete.
By the end of 1946 two television "networks" (3 stations) were on the air: NBC (10 hours a week) and Dumont (5 hours a week).
|Mar||War Time paper quotas
end, beginning a newsstand explosion as new comic titles and companies
flood the market. More Fun and All-American become
monthlies, while All Funny, Wonder Woman, World's Finest,
and Boy Commandos are all promoted to bi-monthly.
3/28/46 Hop Harrigan movie serial from Columbia.
Jack Schiff brings out Real Fact Comics.
More Fun becomes a humor title, starring Dover and Clover and Genius Jones.
Statements Of Ownership printed in this month's titles, but dated September 25, 1945 indicate that Donenfeld and Sampliner have bought out Gaines' share of All-American Comics. Gaines goes on to set up Educational Comics, taking the Picture Stories line with him. Sheldon Mayer continues to edit the All-American titles separately from Whitney Ellsworth's Detective Comics titles. Picture Stories from American History is Gaines' first book under the Educational Comics banner.
Sol Harrison, formerly an All-American employee, becomes production manager of National Comics.
Green Lantern, All-Flash, Leading Comics,
and Real Screen become bi-monthlies. Flash Comics, Adventure
Comics, and Funny Stuff become monthlies.
Sheldon Mayer begins Funny Folks, a new funny animal title. Woody Gelman's Nutsy Squirrel begins.
Superboy, Green Arrow, and Aquaman move from More Fun Comics to Adventure Comics with 103.
The Atom strip ends in All-American 72, replaced by the Black Pirate, moving over from Sensation, where he's replaced by Sargon the Sorceror, back from a three year hiatus.
|May||Gene Autry gets his own comic book from Dell.|
|Jun||6/10-7/1 Civil rights activist Stetson Kennedy infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan and feeds real information about the Klan's operation to the writers of the Superman radio program. "The Klan of the Fiery Cross" includes detailed descriptions of authentic Klan rituals and operations.|
|Jul||Curt Swan first draws the Boy Commandos in World’s Finest 23(?).|
|Sum||Hopalong Cassidy begins from Fawcett- soon becomes their 2nd most popular title, after Captain Marvel Adventures. Publishers begin to seize on westerns as the latest comics fad.|
|Sep||Sept 30, 1946-All-American and Detective merged into National Comics.|
|Oct||Action 101 features Superman photographing an Atomic Bomb test. First DC atomic bomb cover. Beginning of Atom Age of Comics?|
|Nov||Nov 2, 1946- Batman comic strip ends. Bob Kane returns to drawing comic book stories.|
Vigilante movie serial from Columbia.
Most National titles now printed by the Bridgeport Herald company in Bridgeport CT.
Jan 22, 1947- First TV station west of the Missippi- KTLA in Los Angeles
|Feb||Robin solo series begins
in Star Spangled Comics.
Peter Porkchops introduced in Leading 23. Earlier line-up completely replaced.
Atom revived in Flash 80
|Mar||Dodo and the Frog introduced in Funny Stuff 19 by Woody Gellman and Rube Grossman. Later stories would be written by Gardner Fox.|
|Apr||Jimminy and the Magic Book by Jack Mendelsohn and Howie Post debuts in More Fun 121.|
|May||Robert Kanigher introduces
Girl in Wonder Woman 23.
Namora first appears in Marvel Mystery 82, followed by Sun Girl and Golden Girl and the Blonde Phantom as an attempt to recapture older readers by adding females to existing comic features begins..
|Jun||Joe Samachson's Tomahawk
begins in Star Spangled 69.
6/8/47 Lassie debuts on ABC radio network.
|Jul||Last Siegel and Shuster bylines appear on Superman and Superboy, as the two institute a lawsuit over the ownership of Superman and Superboy. National fires them and they go on to create Funnyman.|
|Aug||Superman and Batman
appear with the JSA in All Star 36. Why? And why only
one issue? No one remembers.
DC begins to emphasize females in some of its books, primarily instigated by Robert Kanigher. Black Canary begins in the Johnny Thunder feature in Flash 86 (art by Carmine Infantino).
Charlie Gaines dies in a boating accident. His son, William becomes head of EC Comics and changes the company name from Educational Comics to Entertaining Comics.
Ruth Roche and Matt Baker's Phantom Lady begins from Fox, pushing the concept of "good girl art" over the top, as it were.
|Robert Kanigher introduces
in All-American 89.
Simon and Kirby create romance comics, with Young Romance from Prize/Crestwood.
|Oct||A Date With Judy begins- licensed radio show comic book drawn by Graham Place. The company believes an already established property is the easiest way to get a toehold into the "Archie" teen market.|
|Nov||First issues to bear
the North America symbol on the cover. The symbol refers to
the Independent Distributors of North America, an association of magazine
distributors opposed to the domination of the market by American News.
The symbol also appeared on Marvel and Fawcett comics among others.
More Fun Comics cancelled (#147). According to Jack Schiff, the book was actually losing money. Oft rumored to have been kept alive due to a 10 year agreement with Wheeler-Nicholson that expired at this point.
Change in contents with All Funny 20. New series Doc and Fatty, about two inept time travelers becomes the cover feature. (art by Howard Sherman).
Robert Kanigher's Rose
and the Thorn appear in Flash 89 (art by Joe Kubert).
cancelled (#32). First appearance of Robert Kanigher's Star Sapphire.
First Carmine Infantino art on Flash. ("Crime, Incorporated")
First Alex Toth art on Green Lantern in All-American 92 ("The Icicle Goes South"). Toth, Kubert and Infantino are in the thick of an art revolution going on at National, as the florid pre-war Alex Raymond style, and the wartime cartoony style are both rejected in a favor of a Caniff based version of "realism".
All Star 38 features the first JSA story without solo chapters for each ream member. Black Canary guest stars. She continues to appear in each issue although she doesn't join the team until #41.
DC looks for a respectable way to get into the crime comics market and finds it by licensing one of the most popular radio shows in America, Gang Busters. Jack Schiff edits.
of Superman serial released.
Congo Bill movie serial, both Columbia.
|Jan||1948 is the year of
the Western, as every publisher launches two or three new titles in this
genre. National starts with Jack Schiff's Western Comics,
Action standby the Vigilante, it quickly becomes
the home of the Wyoming
Marshall, and Rodeo Rick.
Mr. District Attorney, DC's 2nd
Crime title begins. (Another licensed radio show).
It To Binky begins. Last title edited by Sheldon Mayer.
Art by Bob Oksner. Mayer contributes Little Allergy. Hal Seegar
Robert Kanigher introduces Streak the Wonder Dog in Green Lantern 30. Before Alan Scott knew it, the dog had kicked him off the cover!
Black Canary kicks Johnny Thunder out of
|Mar||Mar 19 1948- Dr. Frederic Wertham hosts a symposium on "The Psycopathology of Comic Books." Results published in the March 27 issue of Colliers.|
All Funny Comics cancelled (#23).
5/48 National settles with Siegel and Shuster and pays them $100,000 for the rights to Superboy.
June 20, 1948 CBS television network begins. Toast of the Town (Ed Sullivan show) debuts.
|Jul||Whitney Ellsworth becomes
Editor In Chief of both the National (All-American) and Superman (Detective)
groups, as Sheldon Mayer leaves his position to concentrate on cartooning.
Robert Kanigher becomes editor of Wonder Woman and Sensation.
Julius Schwartz becomes editor of Flash, Green Lantern, and
Otto Binder's Merry the Gimmick Girl begins in Star Spangled 82, replacing her brother, the Star-Spangled Kid in #87.
as Sheldon Mayer returns to drawing. Scribbly is now older and taller
and the Red Tornado is long gone, but the humor remains the same.
Robert Kanigher and Alex Toth create the new western Johnny Thunder in All-American 100. Hawkman and Atom get new costumes in Flash 98.
Mort Weisinger revamps Superman, dumping all the old artists and replacing them with Wayne Boring, Al Plastino and Win Mortimer (on the comic strip). New direction emphasizes science fiction, alternating with humor. Almost every issue features a Lois Lane story.
|Oct||Roy Rogers got his own
comic from Dell in January, now Dale Evans Comics begins from National
(Schiff). Can Trigger be far behind ? (Nope, Dell- 1951). The
Rogers TV show doesn't begin until December 1951.
10/28/48 Whitney Ellsworth's Congo Bill becomes a movie serial from Columbia starring Don McGuire and Cleo Moore.
Adventures into the Unknown from ACG- first horror comic.
Oct 1948-FCC freezes the licensing of new television stations until a new method of allocating frequencies can be devised.
|Nov||Dr. Mid-Nite and the Black Pirate end as All-American Comics is renamed All-American Western (#103). Johnny Thunder is joined by Overland Coach, Minstrel Maverick and Foley of the Fighting Fifth. Green Lantern still has his own title, but not for long.|
Danger begins in
Sensation 84, replaces Little Boy Blue.
Comic Cavalcade switches to all funny animal contents, combining Fox and Crow, Nutsy Squirrel, Dodo and the Frog, the Raccoon Kids and others into one title.
William Woolfolk becomes the only person to write Superman and Captain Marvel simultaneously, (Superman 55) by submitting Superman scripts under his wife's name (Dorothy Roubichek Woolfolk).
|New York State Joint Legislative Committee to study the Publication of Comics holds first annual hearings.|
|Feb||Flash Comics cancelled (#104) last solo Flash, Black Canary and Hawkman stories.|
|Mar||Miss Beverly Hills
Of Hollywood begins. Lasts 9 issues. Semi-licensed titles as
the book features lots of Hollywood guest stars.
Superboy gets his own comic book. Only new successful super-hero title since the early forties, though it's really more of a teen book.
|Apr||Leading Screen, Animal Antics, and Real Screen join the other funny animal titles under Larry Nadle, due to the illness of editor Bernie Breslauer. George Kashdan replaces Breslauer on the editorial staff.|
cancelled (#38). End of the Golden Age. And the damn dog's got the
cover all to himself!
5/26/49 Adventures of Batman and Robin
released starring Robert Lowery as Batman and Leonard Penn as the Wizard.
|Jun||June 24, 1949
Hopalong Cassidy begins as an NBC television network series, featuring mostly
re-edited feature films that William Boyd had made in the thirties and early
forties. Boyd had purchased the rights to his own films and negotiated the
deal with NBC himself.
Wildcat ends in Sensation Comics 90, replaced by Streak the Wonder Dog.
|Jul||Julie Schwartz heads
down that Romance Trail. (6 issues). DC's first romance comic, features
art by Alex Toth and stars Molly
Adams in a western-style Mary Worth role.
Real Fact Comics cancelled.
Bob Kane makes his last significant contribution to Batman art in World's Finest 41, as he turns over the bulk of the work to his assistants, starting with Lew Sayre Schwartz.
|Aug||Robert Kanigher launches
Love Stories. Only issue 1 sports a DC bullet (after that
the bullet says Girls' Love Stories). Photo cover. Issue 9
on published by Signal.
Public Service pages written by Jack Schiff and done in conjunction with the National Social Welfare Assembly begin to appear in each title. They lasted until Schiff's retirement in 1967 and featured many of DC's characters in short tales devoted to good citizenship.
begins (18 issues) Wakely was a movie "star". Many issues have
Alex Toth artwork. Edited by Julius Schwartz.
Robert Kanigher's second romance comic, Secret Hearts begins, sporting a photo cover. Only the first issue has a DC bullet. After that, no bullet at all.
9/5/49 Alvin Schwartz and Wayne Boring begin a long sequence in the Superman daily comic strip in which Clark Kent and Lois Lane get married. This storyline is reported in the Oct 24, 1949 issue of Time Magazine as being a permanent change and a way to rejuvenate the feature. The storyline lasts for almost two years before an editiorial decision is made that the whole thing was a dream.
9/15/49 Lone Ranger begins on television.
|Adventures Of Alan
Ladd begins (9 issues- edited by Jack Schiff?)
Ozzie And Harriet begins (licensed from radio program) (5 issues- edited by Larry Nadle).
|Nov||DC bullet changed to
say "Superman-DC-National Comics" rather than "A Superman-DC Publication".
Irwin Hasen replaces Harry Peter as Sensation cover artist with 94. The book is cut to bi-monthly. Dr. Pat and Romance Inc. replace Streak the Wonder Dog and Lady Danger. New covers emphasize Sensation as a romance comic.
Peter Porkchops is spun off from Leading Comics into his own title.
Boy Commandos cancelled (#36).
Roy Raymond replaces Slam Bradley in Detective 153.
First Supergirl story in Superboy 5.
Tomahawk takes over the cover spot on Star-Spangled 98.
|Dec||Kryptonite makes its
first comic book appearance in Superman 61.
12/29/1949 The first commerical UHF station goes on the air in Connecticut
|Jan||In an attempt to make
it seem that all of DC's funny animals have their own cartoon series, the
anthology books are retitled to claim non-existent Hollywood connections.
Animal Antics renamed Movie Town's Animal Antics (#24)
Graham Place replaces George Storm on Buzzy
converting a whimsical oddity into a more standard teen comedy.
|Adventures Of Bob
Hope begins written by Cal Howard with art by Owen Fitzgerald. (Larry
Girls' Romances begins- no DC bullet on the cover. (Robert Kanigher, editor). (7 on published by Signal)
Miss Melody Lane Of Broadway begins
(3 issues)- same premise as Miss Beverly Hills, but with Broadway
stars. Art by Bob Oksner.
|Mar||Feature Films begins adapts Captain China starring John Payne in the first issue (4 issues total). Art by Jack Sparling.|
|Apr||Trial judge issues decision
in Captain Marvel vs. Superman- actual copying occurred but Superman's
copyright is defective due to improper notices on the Superman newspaper
strip leading to the copyright being "abandoned". The decision was
reversed on appeal a year later.
Crypt of Terror- first EC horror comic.
Leading Comics renamed Leading
Screen Comics (#42)
|May|| May 2, 1950 Estes
Kefauver appointed chairman of the Special Senate Committee to Investigate
Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce. This branches into a study
of juvenile delinquency and comic books. Frederic Wertham appointed
First Superbaby story in Superboy 8. It was Bill Finger and Curt Swan's fault.
Weird Science and Weird Fantasy begin from
|Jun||Lassie debuts in her
own comic book from Dell.
6/1/50 Bernie Breslauer dies.
6/6/1950 Rocketship XM, the first "modern" science fiction film debuts. This was a cheap quickie rushed through production in order to beat Destination Moon to the theaters.
|Jul||The romance boom of
1949 turns into the romance bust of 1950. Romance Trail is replaced
by Danger Trail (5 issues). Secret Hearts goes on hiatus
for a year (#6).
7/20/50 Atom Man vs Superman released (Columbia). First appearance of the Phantom Zone concept- called "The Empty Doom."
|Aug||Aug 5 1950 The Kefauver
Committee surveys all the top comic book companies asking for circulation
figures, demographics, income, opinions about juvenile delinquency and
whether or not their books have been approved by psychiatrists.
Julie Schwartz inaugurates Strange Adventures, DC's first science fiction title with an adaptation of the film, Destination Moon. The prestigious film created primarily by Robert Heinlein, is released in August 1950. Fawcett also releases an adaption of the same film.
Funny Folks renamed Hollywood
Funny Folks (#27)
his own book.
Bill Finger's Lana Lang first appears in Superboy 10.
Astra, Girl of the Future begins in Sensation 99 by Robert Kanigher and Irwin Hasen. Sensation covers switch to emphasizing action, adventure and science fiction from romance.
|Oct||Scribbly goes on hiatus with issue 13. Sheldon Mayer spends his time drawing back-up series in the various funny animal titles beginning with Bo Bunny in Funny Folks 28(?) and Dizzy Dog in Comic Cavalcade 41(?).|
|Dec||EC’s Two-Fisted Tales
Martin Goodman starts Atlas' first war comics, appropriately titled War.
DC licenses Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from the May Company. An annual comic book tradition that lasts until 1962 is begun. Sy Reit and Rube Grossman are the writer and artist.
|Jan||Big Town begins, based on the radio and TV show about a crime fighting newspaper reporter.||
|Mar||Harvey Kurtzman converts
EC's Two-Fisted Tales into a war comic.
Martin Goodman starts Battle at Atlas and adds 11 more war titles before the end of 1952.
|Apr||All Star Comics
renamed All Star Western (#58). The Trigger
Twins and Strong Bow begin. JSA ends.
Julie Schwartz inaugurates Mystery In Space.
|May||Strange Adventures #8 features a gorilla on the cover. High sales prompt National to go on a gorilla cover binge that lasts over a decade.||
|Jun||Captain Comet by John Broome and Carmine Infantino begins in Strange Adventures 9.|
|Jul||EC launches a second war comic, Frontline Combat.|
|Sep||Harvey starts Warfront|
to 44 pages with 169, The Shining Knight is dropped from the book (last
Quality launches G.I.Combat.
to 44 pages with 177, Action cut to 44 pages with 162. Many
of the less popular titles cut directly to 36 pages, like Sensation
Julius Schwartz takes over Big Town from Jack Schiff. John Broome becomes the writer and Manny Stallman the artist.
Terry Thirteen, the Ghost Breaker debuts in Star Spangled 122. The new cover feature has the look of a horror comic, but isn't really because Dr. Thirteen always debunks the supposedly supernatural elements in the story. Art by Leonard Starr.
Sheldon Mayer takes over Doodles Duck from Howie Post in Movie Town’s Animal Antics 35(?).
Scribbly returns for a two issue
|Dec||Superman and The
Mole Men released. First film featuring George Reeves as Superman.
Jack Schiff’s House Of Mystery is DC’s first "horror" title. Not really, because every supernatural thing that happens turns out to be a hoax.
Secret Hearts revived (#7). Now published by Beverly.
World's Finest cut to 68 pages.
Superboy faces Kryptonite for the first time, but why is it purple? Adventure 171.
Columbia cartoon characters Fox and the Crow and Flippity & Flop graduate to their own titles from Real Screen.
12/30/51 Roy Rogers TV show begins on NBC.
|Blackhawk movie serial
Howie begins. Teen book drawn by Irwin Hasen. (18 issues-
Howie joins the army in issue 5)
Sensation Comics converted to DC’s 2nd horror title, Wonder Woman dropped. Julie Schwartz takes over as editor.
Of Rex The Wonder Dog begins by Robert Kanigher and Alex Toth.
Julie Schwartz edits.
|Feb||Adventures Of Dean Martin And Jerry Lewis begins, written by Cal Howard and drawn by Howie Post (later, Owen Fitzgerald). Larry Nadle edits.|
|Apr||Last Alex Toth art for
National for 10 years. Mystery in Space 7.
FCC freeze on new television stations is ended as the UHF band is allocated for commercial use. Some existing frequencies are allocated for non-commercial and educational uses.
UHF fails to catch on leaving CBS and NBC to prosper while younger rival ABC falters and DuMont begins a plunge into oblivion. Television finally becomes available throughout the United States, no longer restricted to big cities and both coasts.
renamed Sensation Mystery (#110).
Dale Evans Comics cancelled (#24)
and Jimmy Wakely cancelled (#18) as DC leaves the licensed western
|Aug||National finally jumps
on the war bandwagon, starting with Our Army At War (Kanigher).
Julie Schwartz and Manly Wade Wellman create The Phantom Stranger, DC’s third horror title.
Zena Brody becomes editor of Secret
Hearts, Girls' Romances and Girls' Love Stories.
|Sep||Sheldon Mayer's Lemuel begins in Doodles Duck in Movie Town's Animal Antics 40.|
renamed All-American Men At War (#127) (Kanigher). Johnny
Thunder moves to All Star Western. Star Spangled Comics renamed
War Stories (#131) (Boltinoff).
Dell greatly expands their funny animal line by spinning off a number of Four Color features into their own titles, including: Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Uncle Scrooge, Woody Woodpecker, Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig and Andy Panda.
Harvey acquires the rights to Casper, the Friendly Ghost and also begins moving into the children's comics field. In the three way battle for dominance of this market, DC ultimately loses.
|Feb||Feb 9, 1953- Adventures
of Superman TV series begins although the episodes were all filmed
in 1951. Originally produced by Bob Maxwell, the same person who
did the radio program. The sponsor, Kellog's, worries the program is too
dark and violent.
(circa) Mort Weisigner takes over Superboy from Jack Schiff with issue 24. Two issues in a row feature stories about fat people.
Whitney Ellsworth takes over as producer of the Adventures of Superman TV series. Although he continues to be listed as Editor in all National comic books, he essentially turns over all duties to Irwin Donenfeld and moves to California.
DC gets out of the horror business. The Phantom Stranger cancelled (#6). Sensation Mystery cancelled (#116). Only House of Mystery, the tamest of the three, survives.
Sy Reit and Rube Grossman’s Peter Panda is aimed at even younger readers than the other funny animal titles.
Everything Happens To Harvey begins (7 issues). Another teen book drawn by Bob Oksner and edited by Larry Nadle.
Sept 1953. Cinema Scope is introduced to help combat the impact of television on motion picture attendance. The first Cinema scope picture is The Robe.
Excerpts from Frederic Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent published in Ladies’ Home Journal.
Superboy published 8 times a year.
Robotman replaced by Captain Compass in Detective 203.
EC’s Panic #1 with a story lampooning Santa Claus is banned in Massachusetts. EC’s Lyle Stuart is arrested in NYC for a "disgusting" parody of Mickey Spillaine’s I, the Jury in the same issue.
|Jan||Fawcett settles its
court case with National and gets out of the comic book business.
National acquires the rights to Hopalong Cassidy with issue 86.
Julie Schwartz edits, Gene Colan draws. Other Fawcett titles end
up at Charlton.
Superman frequency increased to to 8 times a year. Batman increases to 8 times a year in March.
|Feb||Julius Schwartz takes
over Western from Jack Schiff. Pow Wow Smith, formerly in
replaces Cowboy Marshall, after a revamp which makes the character his
own grandfather. Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino replace Ruben Moreira
and Ramona Fradon.
Robert Kanigher takes over Star Spangled War Stories from Jack Schiff and Murray Boltinoff.
|Spr||Frederic Wertham’s Seduction
of the Innocent published.
Senate Select Committee on Juvenile Delinquency holds hearings on comic books in NYC. Gaines testifies that severed heads are in good taste as long as no blood is shown.
Former Captain Marvel scripter, Otto Binder begins writing Superman and Superboy stories for National.
cut to 36 pages with 71. Superman/Batman team-ups begin
Whitney Ellsworth’s Congo Bill gets his own title after 15 years, probably as the result of the success of Jungle Jim on television. Nevertheless, it only runs 6 issues.
Due to the blockbuster success of the TV show, Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen, who has been almost a non-character in the comic books, gets his own title. Otto Binder and Curt Swan begin a 30 issue run. Mort Weisinger edits.
Sep 12, 1954- Lassie begins on CBS TV.
Sep 16, 1954- Comics Code Authority established.
Realignment of the funny animal titles,
as the anthologies are replaced with solo stars. Funny Stuff
renamed Dodo & The Frog (#80), Movie Town’s Animal
Antics renamed The Raccoon Kids (#52) and Hollywood
Funny Folks renamed Nutsy Squirrel (#61)
|Oct||Our Fighting Forces
begins. Robert Kanigher edits DC’s fourth war title.
Adventure is cut to 36 pages with 205. Johnny Quick is dropped (last in 207). Detective cut to 36 pages with 212. Mysto dropped. Action cut with 197. Vigilante dropped (last in 198).
10/15/54 Adventures of Rin Tin Tin begins on ABC TV.
|Nov||National adopts Comics
Code Authority symbol in Nov/Dec.
Here's Howie cancelled (#18)
|My Greatest Adventure begins. Originally a realistic adventure title, it quickly mutated into just another occult/ suspense title, albeit narrated in the first person. Schiff and Weisinger edit.|
EC cancels its last horror titles, Shock Suspense Stories, Vault of Horror and Tales From the Crypt.
Krypto first appears in Adventure 210 by Otto Binder and Curt Swan
Secret Hearts moves from Beverly to Arleigh Publishing.
National moves printing of all comic books to World Color Press in Sparta, Ill. Previously most titles were printed in Bridgeport, CT, while some were printed in St Louis, MO. And the covers were printed someplace else altogether!
Ace the Bat-Hound first appears in Batman 92, by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff.
Mad becomes a magazine.
|Aug||The Brave And The
Bold begins. Ostensibly edited by Julie Schwartz, it’s really
an all-Kanigher production. Viking
Prince, Silent Knight and Golden Gladiator fill this swashbuckling
Leading Screen Comics cancelled
begins (4 issues) An entire book devoted to those horrible puzzle pages
that nobody ever looked at!
Falling In Love begins (Arleigh- no DC bullet on cover)
Frontier Fighters begins (8 issues) Following the success of Davy Crockett on Walt Disney, every publisher jumps on the chuckwagon. Davy Crockett, Buffalo Bill and Kit Carson star. Jack Schiff edits?
EC's Pictofiction line begins, a failed attempt to continue the horrror titles outside the reach of the Comics Code, by making them text-heavy magazines.
|Oct||Legends Of Daniel
Boone begins (8 issues) art by Nick Cardy. Another "historical"
DC’s first two part story in years begins in Adventure 217 as Jor-El and Lara "return" and take Superboy away from Smallville.
|Nov||Joe Samachson’s John Jones, Manhunter from Mars replaces Captain Compass in Detective Comics #225. For the first four years, the Manhunter keeps his existence a secret and only uses his powers when invisible. Mostly he walks through walls. Although often criticised as an imitation of Superman, the character bears a closer resemblance to Jerry Siegel’s Spectre. Earliest possible start for the Silver Age of Comics.|