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Notable events of 1992 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

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Events and publicationsEdit

Year overallEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • March 24: The final issue of the iconic British satirical magazine Punch, which was renowned for its cartoons, is published. It will be briefly revived between 1996 and 2002.[1]
  • Batman #475: Introduction of Renee Montoya.
  • Hook #4, the final issue of the bi-weekly mini-series (Marvel)

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

  • The first edition of the bi-annual Dutch comics festival Stripdagen Haarlem is organized in Haarlem by Joost Pollmann. [2]

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 15: Walter Clinton, American animator and comics artist (Hanna-Barbera comics), passed away at age 85. [5]
  • January 27: Jacques Devos, Belgian comics artist (Victor Sébastopol, Génial Olivier), passes away at age 67.[6]

FebruaryEdit

  • February 10: George Henderson, Canadian comics store owner (owner of the oldest Canadian comics store Memory Lane Books, also one of the oldest in the world), dies at age 63. [7] [8]
  • February 14: Alex Lovy, American animator and comics artist (worked for National Comics and DC Comics), passes away at age 78. [9]

MarchEdit

MayEdit

  • May 31: Walter Neugebauer, Yugoslavian comics artist (Jack Jackson, Bimbo Bambus, Patuljak Nosko, Winnetou), dies at age 71.[12]

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • September 25: Jaap Beckmann, Dutch illustrator, art critic and comics artist (Kabouterboekjes), passes away at age 88.[19]
  • September 27: Zhang Leping, Chinese comics artist (Sanmao), dies at the age of 91.[20]

NovemberEdit

  • November 9: Jacques Naret, French teacher, illustrator and comics artist (comics adaptations of literary works), dies at age 80. [21]
  • November 28: Co Egelie, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Hendrik Haan), passes away at age 87. [22]

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Fred Abranz, American comics artist and animator (Disney comics, Looney Tunes comics), dies at age 81 or 82.[28]
  • Arturo Cazeneuve, Argentine comics artist, dies at age 71 or 72.[29]
  • Bob MacLeod, American comics artist (continued Red Ryder), dies at age 85 or 86. [30]
  • Jimmy McMenamy (aka Jimmy Mack), American comics artist (Dotty Dripple), passes away at age 79 or 80.[31][32]
  • Nick Nichols, American comics artist (The Adventures of Peter Pen, continued Otto Watt), dies at age 81 or 82. [33]
  • Sam Rosen, American comics letterer (Marvel Comics) dies.
  • Pax Steen, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Klompertje Klomp, een echte Hollandsche Jongen, Binnitoe Billy), passes away at age 77 or 78.[34]
  • Irvin Steinberg, American comics artist (worked for Fawcett Comics, Quality Comics, Fox Comics, Spark Comics), dies at age 85 or 86. [35]

Exhibitions and showsEdit

ConventionsEdit

AwardsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Dark Horse ComicsEdit

Image ComicsEdit

Brigade

Release: August. Writers: Rob Liefeld, Hank Kanalz, and Eric Stephenson. Artists: Marat Mychaels, Paul Scott, and Norm Rapmund.

Cyberforce (1 of 4)

Release: October. Writer: Eric Silvestri. Artist: Marc Silvestri

Savage Dragon (1 of 3)

Release: July. Writer/Artist: Erik Larsen

Shadowhawk

Release: August. Writer/Artist: Jim Valentino

Spawn

Release: May. Writer/Artist: Todd McFarlane

Supreme

Release: October. Writers: Rob Liefeld and Brian Murray. Artists: Brian Murray and Rob Liefeld.

WildC.A.T.S.

Release: August. Writers: Brandon Choi and Jim Lee. Artists: Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

Youngblood

Release: April. Writers: Rob Liefeld and Hank Kanalz. Artist: Rob Liefeld.

KodanshaEdit

Sailor Moon

Release: July. Writer and artist: Naoko Takeuchi.

Marvel ComicsEdit

Cage

Release: April.

Darkhold: Pages From The Book of Sin

Release: October.

James Bond Jr.

Release: January.

Kid 'n Play

Release: February.

Morbius, the Living Vampire

Release: September

Nomad v2

Release: May.

The Punisher War Zone v1

Release: March.

Ravage 2099

Release: December.

Spider-Man 2099

Release: November.

Spirits of Vengeance

Release: August.

Warlock v2

Release: May.

Warlock and the Infinity Watch

Release: February.

WCW World Championship Wrestling

Release: April.

Limited seriesEdit

The Adventures of The Thing

Release: April.

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

Release: January.

Cops: The Job

Release: June.

Defenders of Dynatron City

Release: February.

Hook

Release: February.

Quasar Special

Release: March.

The Infinity War

Release: June.

Independent titlesEdit

Kick Fighter Komiks
Release: by Infinity. Writer: Jojo Ende Jr. Artist: Gilbert Monsanto
Oombah, Jungle Moon Man
Release: August by Strawberry Jam Comics. Writer/Artist: Mike Bannon.

Canceled titles by publisherEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Last GaspEdit

Marvel ComicsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/24/newsid_2531000/2531249.stm
  2. ^ http://www.boekenkrant.com/nieuw-artistiek-directeur-voor-stripdagen-haarlem/
  3. ^ Xeric Foundation website. Retrieved July 26, 2008.
  4. ^ "Museum History". Words & Pictures Museum website. Accessed Jan. 29, 2014.
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/clinton_walter.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/devos_j.htm
  7. ^ https://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/canadas-first-comic-book-store
  8. ^ https://torontoist.com/2015/09/vintage-toronto-ads-memory-lane/
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lovy_alex.htm
  10. ^ "Hans G. Kresse". lambiek.net.
  11. ^ "Yvonne Hutton". lambiek.net.
  12. ^ "Walter Neugebauer". lambiek.net.
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/z/zefiro_carlos.htm
  14. ^ "Al Gabriele". lambiek.net.
  15. ^ "Siegel & Shuster". lambiek.net.
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/karp_lynn.htm
  17. ^ "Bob De Moor". lambiek.net.
  18. ^ "Jeanne Hovine". lambiek.net.
  19. ^ "Jaap Beckmann". lambiek.net.
  20. ^ "Zhang Leping". lambiek.net.
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/naret_jacques.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/egelie_co.htm
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/del-castillo-arturo.htm
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/von-mollendorf_horst.htm
  25. ^ "Vilhelm Hansen". lambiek.net.
  26. ^ "Peyo". lambiek.net.
  27. ^ "Mike Matthews". lambiek.net.
  28. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/abranz_fred.htm
  29. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cazeneuve_arturo.htm
  30. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/macleod_bob.htm
  31. ^ "Jimmy (James McMenamy, Jr.) Mack – Artist, Fine Art Prices, Auction Records for Jimmy (James McMenamy, Jr.) Mack". www.askart.com.
  32. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mcmenamy_jimmy.htm
  33. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nichols_nick.htm
  34. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/steen_pax.htm
  35. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/steinberg_irvin.htm
  36. ^ Not affiliated with Great Eastern Conventions of New Jersey.
  37. ^ Smith, Bill. "Comic Collectors Congregate Baom! Pow! Whap! Paper Heros' Capture Big Prices", St. Louis Post-Dispatch (06 Jan 1992), p. 3A.
  38. ^ Dutrey, Jacques. "Angouleme '92 : A Dizzying Display of Comic Art," The Comics Journal #150 (May 1992), pp. 35-36.
  39. ^ Haberstroh, Joe. "Holy Books, Batman – It's a Comics Convention", Seattle Times (April 13, 1992).
  40. ^ Buckman, Rebecca. "Aardvark attracts loyal fans", Indianapolis Star (07 July 1992), p. C.1.
  41. ^ Thomas, Keith L. "Dragon Con Explores Worlds of Fantasy", The Atlanta Constitution (July 17, 1992), p. D8.
  42. ^ The Comics Journal #75 (Sept. 1982).
  43. ^ Turnquist, Kristi. "Comics to Take Seriously", The Oregonian (October 31, 1992).
  44. ^ Westbrook, Bruce. "Comic book aardvark keeps its maker creative, fulfilled", Houston Chronicle (10 Dec 1992), p. 1.