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1980 In Comics

Notable events of 1980 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events and publications

Year overall









  • The 2000th issue of The Beano dated 15 November 1980.


  • Marvel Team-Up #100: Double-size anniversary issue, "And Introducing — Karma! She Possesses People!," by Chris Claremont, Frank Miller, and Bob Wiacek. The issue also contains a backup story featuring the Black Panther and Storm, from the X-Men, by Claremont and John Byrne, with inks by McLeod. (Marvel Comics)
  • The first chapter of Art Spiegelman's Maus appears in Raw #2
  • Necdet Sen begins publishing his cartoon, Hizli Gazeteci in the Turkish magazine "Hey".







Eagle Awards

Presented in 1981 for comics published in 1980:

First issues by title

DC Comics

New Teen Titans

Release: November. Writer: Marv Wolfman. Artist: George Pérez.

The New Adventures of Superboy

Release: January. Writer: Cary Bates. Artists: Kurt Schaffenberger and Dave Hunt.

Marvel Comics

Epic Illustrated

Release: Spring. Editor: Archie Goodwin.

Savage She-Hulk

Release: February. Writer: Stan Lee. Artist: John Buscema.

Independent titles

Gay Comix

Release: September by Kitchen Sink Press. Editor: Howard Cruse.


Release: July by RAW Books. Editors: Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly.

Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman

Release: October by David Boswell. Writer/Artist: David Boswell.


Release: by Lombard Editions. Writer: Jean Van Hamme. Artist: Grzegorz Rosiński.


Release: April by India Book House. Editor: Anant Pai.

World War 3 Illustrated

Editors: Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper.

Queen Millennia

Release: January 28 by Sankei Shimbun and Nishinippon Sports. Writer/Artist: Leiji Matsumoto.



Initial appearances by character name

DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Independent titles


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