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1939 saw the debut of Batman in Detective Comics #27, one of the most popular characters in American fiction. He would get his own title the next year.

This year, two new publishers entered the market: All-American Publications, a joint venture between M.C. Gaines and Harry Donenfeld and tangentically related to Detective Comics, Inc., and the independent Fox Features Syndicate, formed by former National Allied accountant Victor A. Fox.


The following creative talent are known to have been born in 1939:


The following comic titles debuted with a 1939 cover date:

The following Comic titles were last published with a 1939 cover date:


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