- DC released their big, honkin' Justice League of America #100
- Marvel kicked off two new titles: Defenders and Warlock...
- Archie's new series: Archie at Riverdale High...
- The fourth comic convention in San Diego, later to become known as Comicon International, took place. It was the first time to be held at El Cortez Hotel, which was the show's primary location for the rest of the 1970s. Bob Clampett, Harry Harrison, Jack Kirby, Mel Lazarus and Roy Thomas were guests.
- John Barrett, Bud Plant and Robert Beerbohm opened the first Comics & Comix, about a week after the convention. Though it was not the first comic book shop to open, it helped paved the way for a number of other shops and shop owners, notably Beerbohm and Plant who are both still active today.
- Yours truly was born.
- Ben Affleck, who later went on to play Daredevil, was born.
OK, so maybe not everything that happened in August 1972 was awesome. but there definitely was some comic-related awesomeness going on!
The Awesomeness Of August 1972
"What happened in August 1972," you ask? How about this...