|Years in comics|
|Before the 1900s|
Notable events of 1981 in comics. See also List of years in comics.
Presented in 1982 for comics published in 1981:
Arak, Son of Thunder
Ka-Zar the Savage
Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers
Love and Rockets
Within a sixteen-page preview in Legion of Super-Heroes #272...was "Dial 'H' For Hero," a new feature that raised the bar on fan interaction in the creative process. The feature's story, written by Marv Wolfman, with art by Carmine Infantino, saw two high-school students find dials that turned them into super-heroes. Everything from the pair's civilian clothes to the heroes they became was created by fans writing in. This concept would continue in the feature's new regular spot within Adventure Comics.