1994 in comics

Notable events of 1994 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

EventsEdit

Year overallEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

  • February 7: Dick Tracy characters Dick Tracy and Tess Trueheart go through a divorce, which becomes a big media story. The couple is eventually reunited.[3]
  • Captain America #425 is the debut of the 12-part storyline "The Fighting Chance."
  • She-Hulk vol. 2 is canceled with issue #60. The caption on the cover reads: "O.K., kids, we had a deal.... now hand over those X-Men comics!"

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

  • Quasar is canceled by Marvel with issue #60.

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 5: Joop Du Buy, Dutch animator, textile salesman and comics artist (Appie Kim, Nimfke en de Nonnenneuker), dies at age 59.[13]
  • January 17: Reamer Keller, American cartoonist and comics artist (Kennesaw, Medicare), dies at age 89.[14]
  • January 25: Filip Fermin, Dutch comics artist (Robur & Hanekamp), dies at age 46.[15]

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • March 10: Aurelio Galleppini, Italian comics artist (Tex Willer), dies at the age of 76.[19]
  • March 10: Reuben Timmins, American animator and comics artist (comics starring Laurel & Hardy), dies at the age of 84.[20]
  • March 15: Nadir Quinto, Italian comics artist (Tom Boy, Swea, I Delfini, Jacopo del Mare, Vele Capitani, continued Larry Yuma, dies at age 75. [21]
  • March 19: René Deynis, French illustrator, comics artist and writer (wrote Les Espadons, drew Oscar Mittoman, Albator, continued Jean et Jeanette, Jacques Flash), dies at age 63.[22]
  • March 22: Walter Lantz, American comics artist and animator (Woody Woodpecker), dies at age 94.[23]
  • March 31: José Escobar Saliente, Spanish animator, comics writer and artist (Carpanta, Zipi y Zape), dies at age 85.[24]
  • Specific date unknown: Jack Dunkley, British comics artist (The Larks, Patsy, Mr. Digwell), dies at age 87.[25]

AprilEdit

MayEdit

  • May 1: John Milton Morris, American political cartoonist and comics artist (Neighbourly Neighbors), dies at age 87.[28]
  • May 6: Murray Boltinoff, American comics writer and editor (DC Comics), dies at age 83.
  • May 9: Reinhold Escher, German comics artist (Mecki), dies at age 89.[29]
  • May 16: Dorul van der Heide, Dutch painter and comics artists (worked for Rolf Kauka), passes away at age 90.[30]
  • May 22: Mitacq, Belgian comics artist (La Patrouille des Castors), dies at age 66.[31]
  • May 23: Don Thompson, American comics writer, critic, collector and co-editor of the comics magazine Comics Buyer's Guide, dies at age 58.
  • May 24: Julien Hébert, Canadian architect, industrial designer and comics artist (Mouchette), passes away at age 76.[32]
  • May 26: Nico Oeloff, Dutch painter and comics artist (Kopkewoartel), dies at age 75.[33]

JuneEdit

  • June 1: Bob Leguay, French illustrator and comics artist (worked for Publi-Vog and Bédé Adult), dies at age 67.[34]
  • June 10: Jack Hannah, American animator and comics artist (Donald Duck), dies at age 81.[35]
  • June 21: Neal Pozner, American comics writer and editor (DC Comics), dies at age 38 or 39 from AIDS.[36]
  • June 23: Piet van Elk, Dutch comics artist and animator (De Avonturen van Bim, Dokie Durf), dies at age 74.[37]
  • June 28: Richard Bickenbach, American animator and comics artist (Hanna-Barbera comics), dies at age 86.[38]

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

  • August 1: Augstí Ascensio Saurí, aka Asen, Spanish animator and comics artist (Nicasso, Pintor Moderno, Tarzán 1990, Los Birimboyas), dies at age 45 in a car accident.[42]
  • August 13: Richard Klokkers, Dutch comics artist (Marten Toonder Studios), dies at age 70.[43]
  • August 23: Jean-Claude Gal, French comics artist (Les Armées du Conquérant), passes away at age 52.[44]
  • August 24: Wijnanda Nanny Aberson, Dutch writer and comics writer (wrote the script of the very first Kapitein Rob story), dies at age 82. [45][46]
  • August 26: Werner Klemke, German illustrator and comics artist (Burattino im Puppentheater des Carabas Barabas), dies at age 77.[47]

SeptemberEdit

  • September 5: Yvette Lapointe, Canadian comics artist (Les Petits Espiègles), passes away at age 82.[48]
  • September 11: Ben Jansen, Dutch comics artist (De Glunderende Gluurder, a sex parody of Suske en Wiske [49]), dies at the age of 39.[49]
  • September 12: Dick De Wilde, aka W. Gerritsen or W. Gerr, Dutch comics artist, illustrator and graphic designer (assistant of Hans G. Kresse, made his own comic Victo van Turenne), dies at age 89.[50]
  • September 21: Jef De Wulf, French comics artist (published in the magazine Junior Adventures), dies at age 78.[51]
  • September 22: Bud Sagendorf, American comics artist (Popeye), dies from brain cancer at age 79.[52]

OctoberEdit

  • October 5: Doug Wildey, American comics artist and animator (Jonny Quest), dies at age 72.[53]
  • October 5: Frank Ridgeway, American comics artist and writer (Mr. Abernathy, Lancelot), passes away at age 63 or 64.[54]
  • October 14: Jack Tippit, American comics artist (Doctor Bill, Sergeant Pepper, continued Amy and Henry), dies at age 70.[55]
  • October 17: Rik van Bentum, Dutch painter and comics artist (made an obscure comic strip, New Comic Strip Scandal 2000, together with novelist Jan Cremer), dies at age 57.[56]
  • October 18: Manoel Messias De Mello, Brazilian comics artist (Pão Duro, Gibimha, Audaz, o Demolidor), passes away at age 88.[57]
  • October 26: Francis, Belgian comics artist (Marc Lebut et son Voisin, Capitaine Lahuche, Les Soldats de Plomb), passes away at age 57.[58]

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • December 1: Romain Deconinck, Belgian actor, comedian and theatre director (co-scripted the comic book De Roâste Wassger [62]), dies at age 78.[63]
  • December 2: Tony Weare, British comics artist (Matt Marriott), dies at age 82.[64]
  • December 7: Rafael Astarita, American illustrator and comics artist (drew comics for National Comics Publications, Fiction House), dies at age 82.[65]
  • December 8: Sidney A. Quinn, American illustrator, painter and comics artist (continued The Timbertoes and Goofus and Gallant), dies at age 79 or 80.[66]
  • December 14: Lucien Nortier, French comics artist (various realistically drawn comics, continued Bob L'Ardent), dies at age 62.[67]
  • December 18: Albert-Georges Badert, French comics artist (continued Les Pieds Nickelés), dies at age 79.[68]

Specific date unknownEdit

Exhibitions and showsEdit

ConventionsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Vertigo ComicsEdit

  • The Invisibles

Image ComicsEdit

  • Boof

Marvel ComicsEdit

Force Works

Release: July. Writers: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Art: Tom Tenney and Rey Garcia. Summary: The West Coast Avengers are reborn as Force Works. Financed by Iron Man, the group welcomes a new member called Legacy.

Generation X

Release: October. Writer: Scott Lobdell. Artists: Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham. Summary: Banshee and Emma Frost bring new, young mutants to Xavier's School for Higher Learning. Veteran but young X-Men member Jubilee is part of the group along with fresh faces: Gateway, M, Skin, Husk, Chamber, Synch, and Penance.

Marvels

Nightwatch

Small press titlesEdit

ShueishaEdit

Chorus

Release: May.

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