DC Database

1940 is a year of massive expansion. For National Allied/DC, new heroes like Spectre and Doctor Fate arrive in More Fun Comics (Volume 1). Batman is expanded as well: Detective Comics #38 features Robin and Batman #1 introduces long time villains like Joker and Catwoman. All-American Comics debuts new titles with Flash, Green Lantern and Hawkman (and the Justice Society of America).

Meanwhile in Minnesota, the death of magazine publisher Wilford "Captain Billy" Fawcett leads to his sons to expand their magazine empire with their own superhero: Captain Marvel, and a line of comics under the banner Fawcett Comics.


The following creative talent are known to have been born in 1940:

The following creative talent passed away in the year 1940:


The following comic titles debuted with a 1940 cover date:

The following Comic titles were last published with a 1940 cover date:

The following One Shots were published with a 1940 cover date:


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