1992 in comics

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

Events and publicationsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

  • Captain Confederacy vol. 2, #4, the final issue of the limited series (Epic Comics)
  • Jan Bucquoy is sued by Hergé's estate for making a pornographic parody of Tintin titled La Vie Sexuelle de Tintin. He later wins his case.[1]

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.[2]
  • 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.[3]

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

  • November 18: In Superman #75 Superman dies, seemingly permanently. The news attracts a lot of media coverage outside the comics world.[10]
  • November 21: The final issue of the British comics magazine The Victor is published.
  • Cable—Blood and Metal #2, the final issue of the limited series (Marvel)
  • Infinity War #6, the final issue of the limited series (Marvel)

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

BirthsEdit

OctoberEdit

  • October 22: Ruth Redmond, Irish-born Canadian comic book artist.

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 8: Aubrey Collette, Sri Lankese comics artist and cartoonist (Sun Tan, the Asian Sensation), dies at age 81.[12]
  • January 15: Walter Clinton, American animator and comics artist (Hanna-Barbera comics), died at age 85.[13]
  • January 25: Guido Buzzelli, Italian comics artist (Angélique), dies at age 64.[14]
  • January 27: Jacques Devos, Belgian comics artist (Victor Sébastopol, Génial Olivier), died at age 67.[15]

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.[16][17]
  • February 14: Alex Lovy, American animator and comics artist (worked for National Comics and DC Comics), passes away at age 78.[18]

MarchEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • September 25: Jaap Beckmann, Dutch illustrator, art critic and comics artist (Kabouterboekjes), passes away at age 88.[31]
  • September 27: Zhang Leping, Chinese comics artist and animator (Sanmao), dies at the age of 91.[32]

OctoberEdit

  • October 23: Horace T. Elmo, American comics artist (Facts You Never Knew, The Fizzle Family, Goofus Family, It's Amazing, Laughs From Today's News, Our Puzzle Corner, Sally Snickers, Socko the Seadog, Useless Eustace, Your Health Comes First, The Rhyming Romeso, Puggy, Tell Me, Spirit Lake Beacon), dies at age 89.[33]

NovemberEdit

  • November 9: Jacques Naret, French teacher, illustrator and comics artist (comics adaptations of literary works), dies at age 80.[34]
  • November 17: Hector Torino, Argentine comics artist (Don Nicola, Pascualín, Barrabás, Pepinucho, Coliflor, Mudini), passes away at age 78.[35]
  • November 28: Co Egelie, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Hendrik Haan), passes away at age 87.[36]
  • November 30: Miguel Ambrosio Zaragoza, aka Ambros, Spanish comics artist (El Capitán Trueno), dies at age 79.[37]

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Fred Abranz, American comics artist and animator (Disney comics, Looney Tunes comics), dies at age 81 or 82.[44]
  • Stan Asch, American comics artist (Johnny Thunder, Dr. Midnite), dies at age 79 or 80.[45]
  • Arturo Cazeneuve, Argentine comics artist, dies at age 71 or 72.[46]
  • Pierre Chivot, French animator and comics artist (Les Grands Crimes et leurs Châtiments), dies at age 63 or 64.[47]
  • Tetsuji Fukushima, Japanese comics artist and mangaka (Sabaku no Mao), dies at age 77 or 78.[48]
  • Bernardo Leporini, Italian comics artist, dies at age 87 or 88.[49]
  • Bob MacLeod, American comics artist (continued Red Ryder), dies at age 85 or 86.[50]
  • Nick Nichols, American comics artist (The Adventures of Peter Pen, continued Otto Watt), dies at age 81 or 82.[51]
  • Guida Ottolini, Portuguese comics artist, dies at age 76 or 77.[52]
  • Hy Rosen, American comics artist (worked on Georgie, Homer Hooper, comics based on I Love Lucy and New Kids On The Block), dies at age 70 or 71.[53]
  • 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.[54]
  • Irvin Steinberg, American comics artist (worked for Fawcett Comics, Quality Comics, Fox Comics, Spark Comics), dies at age 85 or 86.[55]

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

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  55. ^ "Irvin Steinberg". lambiek.net.
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