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Notable events of 1984 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

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EventsEdit

Year overallEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 13: Ray Moore, American comics artist (co-creator of The Phantom), dies at age 78 or 79.[8]
  • January 15: Tom Hickey, American illustrator and comics artist (Slapsie, worked for DC Comics, Dell Comics, Harvey Comics), dies at age 73.[9]
  • January 21: Phil Seuling, American organizer (founder of Comic Art Convention and Sea Gate Distributors) and voice actor (voice of one of the pig cops in Fritz the Cat), dies at age 50.[10]
  • January 31: K-Hito, Spanish caricaturist, animator, sports journalist, film producer, publisher and comics writer and artist (Gutiérrez, Macaco, Currinche, Don Turulato), dies at age 93 or 94.[11]

MarchEdit

  • March 1: Carl Burgos, American comics artist (Human Torch), dies at age 67.[12]
  • March 15: Joseph Hughes Newton, American comics artist (Tullus), passes away at age 78.

AprilEdit

  • April 9: Lex Overeijnder, Dutch comics artist (continued Pinkie Pienter, created comic strip based on the TV show Fabeltjeskrant), passes away at age 53.[13]

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

  • July 24: Bob Heinz, German comics artist (Pif und Alf, Jan Maat, Jerry der lustige Cowboy, Basil der Kätzenkonig, Bob Evans), dies at age 61.[20]
  • July 28: Henk Kabos, Dutch comics artist (Tekko Taks), passes away at age 71.[21]
  • July 29: Fred Waring, American bandleader, musician and comics collector (the Fred Waring Comics collection [22]), dies at age 84.[23]

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

NovemberEdit

  • November 14: Greg Irons, American underground cartoonist, animator, poster- and tattoo artist, is killed by a bus in Bangkok, Thailand, at age 37.[31]
  • November 30: Frans Mettes, Dutch illustrator, poster- and comics artist (Het Huis Aan 't Water), dies at age 75.[32]
  • Specific date unknown: Ben Oda, American comics letterer (EC Comics, DC Comics), dies at age 69.

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Guy Brasseur, Belgian comics artist and teacher (Scampi), dies at age 43 or 44.[34]
  • Vittorio Cossio, Italian comics artist and animator (continued Furio Almirante, Raff), dies at age 72 or 73.[35]
  • Will Gould, American comics artist (Red Barry), passes away at age 72 or 73.[36]
  • Guglielmo Guastaveglia, Italian journalist and comics artist (early Italian Mickey Mouse comics), dies at age 94 or 95.[37]
  • Giovanni Manca, Italian comics artist (Pier Cloruro de' Lambicchi, Macarietto, Don Gradasso Sbudelloni, Tamarindo), dies at age 94 or 95.[38]

ConventionsEdit

AwardsEdit

Eagle AwardsEdit

Presented in 1985 for comics published in 1984:

First issues by titleEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Blue Devil

Release: June. Writers: Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn. Artist: Paris Cullins.

Infinity, Inc.

Release: March. Writer: Roy Thomas. Artists: Jerry Ordway and Mike Machlan.

Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3

Release: August. Writer: Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen.[46] Artists: Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt.

New Teen Titans vol. 2

Release: August. Writer: Marv Wolfman. Artist: George Pérez.[47]

Star Trek

Release: February. Writer: Mike W. Barr. Artists: Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran.

Marvel ComicsEdit

Alien Legion

Release: April by Epic Comics. Writers: Carl Potts and Alan Zelenetz. Artist: Frank Cirocco.

Amazing High Adventure

Release: August. Editor: Carl Potts

Micronauts: The New Voyages

Release: October cover. Writer: Peter B. Gillis. Artists: Kelley Jones and Bruce Patterson.

Power Pack

Release: May (August cover). Writer: Louise Simonson. Artist: June Brigman.

Transformers

Release: September. Writers: Ralph Macchio and Bill Mantlo. Artists: Frank Springer and Kim DeMulder.

Independent titlesEdit

Initial appearances by character nameEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Marvel ComicsEdit

Mirage StudiosEdit

Independent titlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NBM entry, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999. Accessed Jan. 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Tanner, Marcia. "Getting Serious About the Comics," San Francisco Chronicle (03 Feb 1993), p. 7/Z1.
  3. ^ "William Vance".
  4. ^ Manning, Matthew K. (2010). "1980s". In Dolan, Hannah (ed.). DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. [A] sixteen-page preview story marked the debut of fledgling stuntman-turned-hero Blue Devil. An attempt to put the fun back into comics, writers Gary Cohn and Dan Mishkin and penciller Paris Cullins had Blue Devil face the machinations of Flash villain the Trickster in this lead-in to his own ongoing series.
  5. ^ "Newswatch: Pacific Suspends Operations," The Comics Journal #93 (September 1984), pp. 8-10.
  6. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 209 "The Man of Steel celebrated his 400th issue in star-studded fashion with the help of some of the comic industry's best and brightest...the issue also featured a visionary tale written and drawn by Jim Steranko, and an introduction by famous science-fiction author Ray Bradbury."
  7. ^ "The History of Lambiek (1980-1985)".
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/moore_r.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hickey_tom.htm
  10. ^ "Phil Seuling, father of the direct-sales Market, dies at age of 50," The Comics Journal #93 (September 1984), pp. 13-14.
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/k-hito.htm
  12. ^ Carl Burgos at the Lambiek Comiclopedia
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/o/overeijnder_lex.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/clampett_bob.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/giordan_rr.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rubimor.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hubbard_al.htm
  18. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/brodsky_sol.htm
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wright-bill.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/heinz_bob.htm
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kabos_h.htm
  22. ^ https://archive.is/20120805095319/http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/digital/fwa/fwcartoons.html
  23. ^ http://www.waringpro.com/content.php?page=about
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nostrand_howard.htm
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/vip.htm
  26. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/premiani_bruno.htm
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/newton_don.htm
  28. ^ Social Security Death Index, Social Security #130-26-6243.
  29. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lucey_harry.htm
  30. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stuurman_rein.htm
  31. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/i/irons_greg.htm
  32. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mettes_frans.htm
  33. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gollub_mo.htm
  34. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/brasseur_guy.htm
  35. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cossio_vittorio.htm
  36. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gould_w.htm
  37. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/guastaveglia_g.htm
  38. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/manca_giovanni.htm
  39. ^ TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES exhibit description (May 3 – October 5, 2014) Archived January 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, Cartoon Art Museum website. Accessed Jan. 30, 2016.
  40. ^ Phillips, Richard. "Weekend Tempo: The comics craze: Profit potential is a Lulu! Happenings: The comics craze could yield a Lulu of a profit," Chicago Tribune (06 July 1984), p. wc1.
  41. ^ Wiater, Stanley & Bissette, Stephen R. (ed.s) Comic Book Rebels: Conversations with the Creators of the New Comics (Donald I. Fine, Inc. 1993) ISBN 1-55611-355-2
  42. ^ Merrill, David. "The Atlanta Fantasy Fair," Archived 2015-05-19 at the Wayback Machine Drunken Catspaw (Jan. 2007). Accessed April 22, 2008
  43. ^ Detroit Free Press (September 20, 1984), p. 189.
  44. ^ Davis profile, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.
  45. ^ Ditko profile, Who's Who of American Comics Books, 1928–1999.
  46. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 208: "Utilizing the talents of writer Paul Levitz and artist Keith Giffen...the Legion was off and running in their own new title with a major new storyline."
  47. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 209: "Featuring the trademark writing of Marv Wolfman and the art of George Pérez, this second incarnation was a success from the start, providing readers with the perfect blend of high-quality paper with high-quality storytelling."