1967 in comics

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

Events and publications

Year overall


First appearance of Batgirl[1]
First appearance of the Fatal Five, and its member Emerald Empress, Mano, Persuader, Tharok, and Validus




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]








Alley Awards

Best Comic Magazine Section

Best Professional Work

Popularity Poll

Newspaper Strip Section

Fan Activity Section

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


  1. McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1960s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Nine months before making her debut on Batman, a new Batgirl appeared in the pages of Detective Comics...Yet the idea for the debut of Barbara Gordon, according to editor Julius Schwartz, was attributed to the television series executives' desire to have a character that would appeal to a female audience and for this character to originate in the comics. Hence, writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino collaborated on "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!"
  2. 1 2 McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 124: "Adams commandeered his first DC work as a penciler/inker with 'It's My Turn to Die' a nine-page back-up tale written by Howard Liss for Our Army at War #182 in July [1967]...The following month, The Adventures of Jerry Lewis #101 perfectly illustrated how Adams was equally adept at delivering the art of laughter. In his first full-length story for DC, he provided writer Arnold Drake's space odyssey 'Jerry the Asto-Nut' with a photo-realistic flare not seen in comics."
  3. McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 124: "Since the dawn of comics' Silver Age, readers have asked 'Who's faster: Superman or the Flash?' Writer Jim Shooter and artist Curt Swan tried answering that question when the Man of Steel and the Fastest Man Alive agreed to the U.N.'s request to race each other for charity."
  4. McAvennie "1960s" in Dolan, p. 125 "In a story by scribe Arnold Drake and artist Carmine Infantino, circus aerialist Boston Brand learned there was much more to life after his death...Deadman's origin tale was the first narcotics-related story to require prior approval from the Comics Code Authority."
  5. Cronin, Brian (September 24, 2009). "Comic Book Legends Revealed #226". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on December 22, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. One comic that I know preceded the 1971 amendment [to the Comics Code] was Strange Adventures #205, the first appearance of Deadman!...a clear reference to narcotics, over THREE YEARS before Marvel Comics would have to go without the Comics Code to do an issue about drugs.
  6. 1 2 3 Thompson, Maggie. Newfangles #2 (May 1967), p. 2.
  7. Beerbohm, Robert. "Update to Comics Dealer Extraordinaire Robert Beerbohm: In His Own Words," Comic-Convention Memories (June 24, 2010).
  8. 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. 60..
  9. Detroit Free Press (June 11, 1967).
  10. Shapiro, Hal (chairman). 1969 DTFF program booklet.
  11. RBCC Rocket's Blast Comicollector #52 (1967).
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