2005 in comics

Notable events of 2005 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

  • August 2: Artist Tony Daniel (Teen Titans, Spawn, X-Force) signs a 2-year exclusive agreement with DC Comics.
  • August 8: In the Danish magazine Jumbobo, The legacy, by Andreas Phil and Mårdøn Smet; debut of the gentleman thief Fantomius.The character, already often mentioned in the Paperinik stories but never appeared till then, has later had a more fortunate version by the Italian Author Marco Gervasio.
  • August 30:

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 2: Frank Kelly Freas, American illustrator and comics artist (covers and advertising parodies for Mad), dies at age 82.[110]
  • January 3: Will Eisner, American comics writer, comics artist (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, The Spirit, Contract with God) and author (Comics and Sequential Art, Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative), dies at age 87.[111]
  • January 5: Sean, a.k.a. John Klamik, Shawn or Buckshot, American activist and comics artist (made erotic comics for various gay magazines), passes away at age 69 from lung cancer.[112]
  • January 10: Professeur Choron, French comedian, journalist, comics writer and singer (co-founder of Hara-Kiri and Charlie Hebdo), dies at age 75.
  • January 25: Chad Grothkopf, American comics artist and animator (Hoppy the Marvel Bunny), dies at age 90 or 91.[113]
  • January 25: Jill Elgin, American illustrator and comics artist (continued Girl Commandos), dies at age 82.[114]
  • January 27: Peter Haars, German-Norwegian novelist, translator, illustrator and comics artist (Prokon, Happy Biff), dies at age 64.[115]
  • January 29: Zika Mitrovic, Serbian-Yugoslav film director, scriptwriter and comics artist, dies at age 83.[116]
  • Specific date unknown: Jim Turnbull, Scottish comics artist, painter and political cartoonist (Pinky & Perky, continued Freddie the Frog and The Merry Tales of Mimi and Marny), dies at age 74.[117]

FebruaryEdit

  • February 4: Eddie Sato, American comics artist (Dokie), dies at age 82.[118]
  • February 15: Dudu Geva, Israeli comics artist, cartoonist and caricaturist (The Duck), passes away at age 54 from a heart attack.[119]

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

  • April 5: Dale Messick, American comics artist (Brenda Starr), dies at age 98.[121]
  • April 8: Nevio Zeccara, Italian comics artist, dies at age 80.[122]
  • April 12: Peter Bramley, American art director and comics artist (worked for National Lampoon), passes away at age 60.[123]
  • April 13: Juan Zanotto, Italian-Argentine comics artist (Bárbara, Yor (Henga)), dies at age 69.[124]
  • April 22: Erika Fuchs, German comics translator (translated Carl Barks' Donald Duck comics in a colourful sophisticated way which had a profound impact on German language), dies at age 98.[125]
  • April 23: Romano Scarpa, Italian comics artist, writer and animator (Disney comics), dies at age 77.[126]
  • April 23: Walter Merhottein, Belgian puppet performer and brother of comics artist Merho, on whose puppets his main protagonist Marcel Kiekeboe from De Kiekeboes was based, passes away at age 65.[127][128][129]
  • April 25: Ko Woo-young, South-Korean comics artist (Samgukji, Iljimae), passes away at age 66.[130]
  • April 28: Zeke Zekley, American comics artist (assisted on Bringing Up Father), dies at age 90.[131]
  • April 29: Hugo Lous, Dutch journalist, novelist, illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 93.[132]
  • Specific date unknown: Olle Snismarck, Swedish comics artist (Lajban), dies at age 75.[133]

MayEdit

  • May 2: Sahap Ayhan, Turkish comics artist (Gültekin, Turkish versions of The Phantom and Flash Gordon), dies at age 78 or 79.[134]
  • May 4: Don Trachte, American comics artist (continued Henry), dies at age 89.[135]
  • May 23: John Albano, American comics writer (co-creator of Jonah Hex), dies at age 82 from a heart attack.
  • May 31: Eduardo Teixeira Coelho, a.k.a. ETC, a.k.a. Martin Sièvre, Portuguese comics artist and illustrator (Ragnar le Viking, Yves Le Loup, Ayak Le Loup Blanc, Robin Hood), dies at age 85.[136]

JuneEdit

  • June 1: Willem van Malsen, Dutch painter, illustrator, writer, inventor and comics artist (Amoebe), passes away at age 64 or 65.[137]
  • June 10: Shinji Nagashima, Japanese comics artist (Wanderer, Miracle Girl Limit-chan, Night on the Galactic Railroad), passes away at age 67.[138]
  • June 17: Charlie Schlingo, French cartoonist (Josette de Rechange, Désiré Gogueneau, Tamponn Destartinn, Gogueneau), dies at age 49 from the result of an accidental fall.[139]
  • June 19: Selby Kelly, American animator and comic artist (worked on Pogo), passes away at age 87. [140]
  • June 21: Harry Privette, aka Martin Hanna, American comics artist (MiniBoppers, Igor), dies at age 79 or 80.[141]
  • June 23: Sam Kweskin, American comics artist (Marvel Comics), passes away at age 81.[142]
  • June 27: Owen McCarron, Canadian comics artist (Binkly and Doinke, worked for Marvel Comics), dies at age 70.[143]

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

  • August 1: Wim Boost, aka Wibo, Dutch comics artist, cartoonist and animator, passes away at age 97.[152]
  • August 10: Mar Amongo, Filipino comics artist (DC Comics), dies at age 68.[153]

SeptemberEdit

  • September 13: Raymond Chiavarino, a.k.a. Maric, French comics artist and writer (wrote, among others for Les Pieds Nickelés, Valentin and Bibi Fricotin), dies at the age of 78.[154][155]
  • September 16: F. K. Waechter, German cartoonist and comics artist, dies at age 67.[156]
  • September 21: Mort Leav, American comics artist (co-creator of The Heap), dies at age 89.[157]
  • September 26: Mickey Siporin, American cartoonist, dies at age 65.[158]
  • Specific date unknown: Horn, Belgian cartoonist and comics artist (Jim et sa Bande, Le Week-end Sportif), passed away at age 95.[159]

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • December 7: Ben van 't Klooster, Dutch comics artist (Toonder Studios), dies at age 81.[174]
  • December 18: Rafael Fornés Collado, Cuban comics artist (José Dolores), dies at age 88.[175][176]
  • December 26,: Bud Blake, American comics artist (Tiger), dies age 87.[177][178]
  • December 29: Henk Sprenger, Dutch comics artist (Piloot Storm, Kick Wilstra), dies at age 85.[179]
  • December 30: Jean Ollivier, French comics writer and chief editor of Vaillant, dies at age 80.[180][181]
  • December 31:

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Roberto Battaglia, Argentine comics artist (Don Pascual), dies at age 81 or 82.[185]
  • Harry Gladstone, American comics writer and artist (Disney comics), passes away at age 67 or 68.[186]

Exhibitions and showsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

These comic books were the first issued in each series.

Apocalypse Nerd
Released: January by Dark Horse Comics. Writer & Artist: Peter Bagge
Archaic
Released: May by Fenickx Productions LLC. Writer: James S. Abrams. Artist: Brett Marting
Batman: Dark Detective
Released: May 4 by DC Comics. Writer: Steve Englehart. Artists: Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin.
Blade for Barter
Release: February by Seven Seas Entertainment. Writer: Jason DeAngelis Artist: Honoel A. Ibardolaza
Daredevil vs. Punisher
Release: July 6 by Marvel Comics (Marvel Knights imprint). Writer & Artist: David Lapham.
Fantastic Four: House of M
Release: July 6 by Marvel Comics. Writer: John Layman. Artist: Scot Eaton.
Great Lakes Avengers
Release: April 6 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Dan Slott. Artist: Paul Pelletier.
House of M
Release: June 1 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Brian Michael Bendis. Artist: Olivier Coipel.
Hunter-Killer
Release: March 17 by Top Cow Productions. Writer: Mark Waid. Artist: Marc Silvestri.
Young Avengers
Release: February 9 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Allan Heinberg. Artist: Jim Cheung.
Young Avengers #1 "Director's Cut"
Release: March 16 by Marvel Comics.

ConventionsEdit

FootnotesEdit

1 Ratings are provided by the publisher: Marvel Comics ratings.[dead link]

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