In 1983, DC purchases Charlton's "Action Heroes". The company had been struggling for years, and were forced to sell their properties in the hopes of survival. It did not last; they ceased operarions in 1985. Several titles reach a milestone number: Wonder Woman #300, Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 2) #300, The Brave and the Bold #200 and Adventure Comics #500 - though The Brave and the Bold is canceled and Adventure Comics ends three issues later.

The popular New Teen Titans (Volume 1) introduces Terra, and the Batman titles introduce Jason Todd and a rift with the Justice League, which leads to the formation of the Outsiders.


The following creative talent are known to have been born in 1983:

The following creative talent passed away in the year 1983:


The following comic titles debuted with a 1983 cover date:

The following Comic titles were last published with a 1983 cover date:

The following One Shots were published with a 1983 cover date:


Selected 1983 character debuts. See all.


Selected 1983 team debuts. See all.

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