Another month already is upon us in 2013, and of course August has also been full of events in DC Comics over 75 year history. Here is a glimpse of some of them for the month of August including events from the 1976 DC Comics Calendar.
2011: As part of their The New 52 publishing scheme, DC Comics cancels all their ongoing titles.
2008 (5 years ago): Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds & Final Crisis: Revelation started
1993 (20 years ago): The New Titans #100: “The Darkening, Part Four: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something… Dead,” by Marv Wolfman, Tom Grummett, and Bill Jaaska.
1988 (25 years ago): C.O.P.S. & Batman: The Cult (4 issues) was released
1983 ( 30 years ago): DC Graphic Novels: Star Raiders
1978 (35 years ago): The DC Implosion takes hold, Aquaman is cancelled with issue #63, Claw the Unconquered cancelled with issue #12, Freedom Fighters cancelled with issue #15, Karate Kid cancelled with issue #15, Mister Miracle cancelled with issue #25, and Shade, the Changing Man cancelled with issue #9
1973 (40 years ago): Metal Men, with issue #44 (August /September cover date) stops until 1976; Shilo Norman/Mister Miracle is introduced in Mister Miracle #15
1968 (45 years ago): The Legion Academy introduced in Adventure Comics #371 ; Bat Lash, is introduced in Showcase #76; Cain, is introduced in House of Mystery #175; Chemical King introduced in Adventure Comics #371; Red Tornado, introduced in Justice League of America #64
1963 (50 years ago): Young Romance moves to DC with issue #125
1958 (55 years ago): Batman of Zur-En-Arrh is introduced in Batman #113
From the 1976 DC Comics Calender:
1: Birthday of The Joker (real name unknown)
2: Dr. Charles McNider blinded by killer’s grenade (see December 1)
3: Superman made world citizen by the U.N.
5: Superboy discovers Kryptonite
6: Birthday of Kid Eternity (real name unknown) [Pre-Crisis name later revealed as Christopher “Kit” Freeman, brother of Freddy Freeman]
7: Birthday of Morgan Edge, President of Galaxy Communications
9: Ma & Pa Kent die of fever plague
10: Boston Brand murdered, becomes Deadman
11: Linda Lee adopted by Fred & Edna Danvers
13: Steve Trevor’s plane crashes on Friday the 13th
14: Supergirl adopts Streaky, the Super-Cat
15: Birthday of Ral Benem (Chorophyll Kid) of the Legion of Substitute Heroes
16: Birthday of Prof. Ira West, the Flash’s father-in-law
17: Birthday of Lois Lane
18: Birthday of Wing How (Wing), Crimson Avenger’s partner (full name revealed in Crimson Avenger mini-series)
20: Birthday of Jan Arrah (Element Lad)
21: Birthday of Shiera Sanders (golden age Hawkgirl)
23: Freddy Freeman becomes Captain Marvel, Jr.
” : Kid Eternity dies before his time, gets powers
25: Dick Grayson’s first appearance as Robin [Pre-Crisis version]
27: Lab accident destroys Luthor’s great discovery, makes him lose his hair. He blames Superboy, starts feud
28: Ralph Dibny marries Sue Dearborn, publicly reveals he is Elongated Man
29: Birthday of “Eel” O’Brian (Plastic Man)
30: Superman builds his Fortress of Solitude
31: J’onn J’onzz, Martian Manhunter, quits JLA and leaves Earth to join his exiled people
Source Wikipedia & DC Universe Calendar