1985 in comics

Notable events of 1985 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events and publicationsEdit

Year overallEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

SummerEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 4: Otto Milo, Dutch film critic, comics artist and cartoonist, dies at age 62.[16]
  • January 10: José Luis Salinas, Argentine comics artist (Hernán el corsario, The Cisco Kid), passes away at age 76.[17]
  • January 29: George Needham, aka George Robb, British-Australian comics artist (The Dwight Family, The Bosun and Choclit), dies at age 81.[18]

FebruaryEdit

  • February 5: Cees Bantzinger, Dutch comics artist (Knobbel), drowns himself in a river out of shame over his war past. He is 70 years old.[19]

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

  • May 5: Erkki Tanttu, Finnish comics artist (Rymy-Eetu), dies at age 77.
  • May 11: Chester Gould, American comics artist (Dick Tracy), dies at age 84.[26]
  • May 20: Nettie van Wijland, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (De Avonturen van Tijs Loerendraaier en Dikkie Duik), dies at age 73.[27]

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • September 7: José Zabala-Santos, aka Mang Pepe, Filipino comics artist (Sianog Sano, Popoy, Lukas Malakas), dies at age 74.[34]

OctoberEdit

  • October 12: George Lemont, American comics artist (Rhode Island Red later retitled Feeny Farm, Micro-Funnies, Doctor Smock), passes away from a stroke at age 58.[35]
  • October 15: Sandro Angiolini, Italian comics artist (Isabella, Vartan), dies at age 65.[36]
  • October 18: Jack Kent, American comics artist (King Aroo), dies from leukemia at age 65.[37]
  • October 23: Adolphe Barreaux, American comics artist (Sally the Sleuth, The Enchanted Stone of Time), passes away at age 86.[38]
  • October 25: Charles Kemper, Dutch painter and comics artist (De Avonturen van Bob en Bobby), dies at age 72.[39]
  • October 26: Cecil Langley Doughty, British illustrator and comics artist (Dick Turpin, continued Jack O'Lantern), dies at age 71.[40]
  • October 30: Manon Iessel, French illustrator and comics artist (Capucine), dies at age 76.[41]

NovemberEdit

  • November 6: Viktor Kálmán, aka Victor Vashi, Hungarian painter, animator and comics artist (Kuksi), dies at age 74.[42]
  • November 23: Roger Brand, American comics artist (Creepy, Eerie, Jungle Jim and Web of Horror), dies of liver failure at age 42.[43][44]
  • November 24: C. Buddingh', Dutch poet and comics writer (Spekkie en Blekkie, Jesje en Josje), dies at age 67.[45]

DecemberEdit

  • December 3: Sam Gilman, American actor and comics artist (worked for Funnies Inc. and Centaur Comics), dies at age 70.[46]
  • December 6: Walter B. Gibson, American magician, novelist and comics writer (The Shadow), dies at age 88.
  • December 19: Jean Ache/Jean Huet, French animator and comics artist (Achille, Archibald, Arabelle, La Dernière Sirène, Nic et Mino, Tonton Molécule, Pat'Apouf, Amanda La Pin-Up Fantôme), passes away at age 62.[47]
  • December 20: Al Peclers, aka Pec, aka J.B. Stone, Belgian comics artist and caricaturist (Tchantchès, Les Aventures de Jolliker, L'Or du Foumouala, Roger la Bagarre, Jehan Niguedouille, Texas Jim, Timothée), passes away at an unknown age.[48]
  • December 25:

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Mies Deinum, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Sambo de Olifant, Dieren-jamboree and Myra het Elfje), passes away at age 77 or 78.[51]
  • Sam Fair, British comics artist (Meddlesome Matty, Addie and Hermy, Musso the Wop), passes away at age 76.[52]
  • Roberto Sgrilli, Italian painter, illustrator, comics artist and animator (Formichino), dies at age 87 or 88.[53]
  • Shuhui Wang, Chinese comics artist, dies at age 72 or 73.[54]
  • Xiaoying Yue, Chinese comics artist (The Colorful Road), dies at age 63 or 64.[55]
  • Cliff Young, American comics artist, dies at age 79 or 80.[56]

Exhibitions and showsEdit

ConventionsEdit

AwardsEdit

Eagle AwardsEdit

Presented in 1986 for comics published in 1985:

American SectionEdit

UK SectionEdit

Kirby AwardsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

DC ComicsEdit

DC Science Fiction Graphic Novel: Hell on Earth

Release:. Writers: Robert Bloch and Robert Loren Fleming. Artist: Keith Giffen.

Hex

Release: November. Writer: Michael Fleisher. Artist: Mark Texeira.

The Outsiders

Release: November. Writer: Mike W. Barr. Artist: Jim Aparo.[62]

Limited SeriesEdit

America vs. the Justice Society (4 issues)

Release: January: Writers: Roy and Dann Thomas.[63]

Crisis on Infinite Earths (12-issues)

Release: April. Writer: by Marv Wolfman. Artist: George Pérez.

The Shadow War of Hawkman (4 issues)

Release: May. Writer: Tony Isabella. Artists: Richard Howell and Alfredo Alcala.

Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (26 issues)

Release: March. Editors: Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, and Robert Greenberger.

Marvel ComicsEdit

The Marvel Saga: The Official History of the Marvel Universe

Release: December. Writer: Peter Sanderson.

Swords of the Swashbucklers

Release: March by Epic Comics. Writer: Bill Mantlo. Artists: Geof Isherwood and Ricardo Villamonte.

ThunderCats

Release: December by Star Comics. Writer: David Michelinie. Artists: Jim Mooney and Brett Breeding.

Web of Spider-Man

Release: April. Writer: Louise Simonson. Artists: Greg LaRocque and Jim Mooney.

West Coast Avengers

Release: October. Writer: Steve Englehart. Artists: Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott.

Limited seriesEdit

The Bozz Chronicles (6 issues)

Release: December by Epic Comics. Writer: David Michelinie.

Eternals (12 issues)

Release: October. Writer: Peter Gillis. Artists: Sal Buscema and Al Gordon.

Longshot (6 issues)

Release: September. Writer: Ann Nocenti. Artist: Art Adams.

Moon Knight: Fist of Khonshu (6 issues)

Release: June.

Moonshadow (12 issues)

Release: March by Epic Comics. Writer: J. M. DeMatteis.

Nightcrawler (4 issues)

Release: November. Writer/Artist: Dave Cockrum.

The One (6 issues)

Release: July by Epic Comics. Writer/Artist: Rick Veitch.

Secret Wars II (9 issues)

Release: July. Writer: Jim Shooter. Artist: Al Milgrom.

Squadron Supreme (12 issues)

Release: September. Writer: Mark Gruenwald. Artists: Bob Hall and John Beatty.

Independent titlesEdit

Alien Encounters

Release: June by Eclipse Comics. Editor: Catherine Yronwode.

Femforce

Release: by AC Comics. Writer: Bill Black. Artist: Mark G. Heike.

Fish Police

Release: June by Fishwrap Productions. Writer/Artist: Steven Moncuse.

Miracleman

Release: August by Eclipse Comics. Writer: Alan Moore. Artists: Mick Anglo and Garry Leach.

Neat Stuff

Release: June by Fantagraphics. Writer/Artist: Peter Bagge.

Scout

Release: September by Eclipse Comics. Writer/Artist: Timothy Truman.

Tales from the Aniverse

Release: December by Arrow Comics. Writer/Artists: Randy Zimmerman and Susan Van Camp.

Tales of the Beanworld

Release: by Beanworld Press. Writer/Artists: Larry Marder.

Those Annoying Post Bros.

Release: Jan. by Vortex Comics. Writer/Artists: Matt Howarth.

To Be Announced

Release: July by Strawberry Jam Comics. Writer: Derek McCulloch. Artist: Mike Bannon.

Initial appearances by character nameEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Marvel ComicsEdit

Independent titlesEdit

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