DC Database

1971 proved to be an integral year for DC Comics. Editorial director Carmine Infantino was made publisher of DC Comics during a time of declining circulation. To raise revenue, Infantino raised the cover price of a standard comic issue from 15 to 25 cents per copy, simultaneously raising the page count by adding reprints and new backup features.

Jack Kirby expanded his New Gods with characters like Mister Miracle, Orion and the Forever People, and fleshes out the history of the Fourth World. The partnership of Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams produces two major additions: Batman villain Ra's al Ghul (and his daughter Talia) and back-up Green Lantern John Stewart. They also introduce Speedy's drug abuse in the acclaimed "Snowbirds Don't Fly" in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #85.


The following creative talent are known to have been born in 1971:

The following creative talent passed away in the year 1971:


The following comic titles debuted with a 1971 cover date:

The following Comic titles were last published with a 1971 cover date:

The following One Shots were published with a 1971 cover date:


Selected 1971 character debuts. See all.


Selected 1971 team debuts. See all.