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Notable events of 2011 in comics. See also List of years in comics. This is a list of comics-related events in 2011. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • Catawiki, an online compendium of collector's catalogues, becomes available in English.

AprilEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • During the month, DC Comics releases 52 brand-new titles as part of their The New 52 publishing scheme.

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 6: Jacques van der Smissen, Dutch painter, graphic artist and comics artist (made gag comics for Aloha magazine), dies at age 68. [9]
  • January 18: Marcel Marlier, Belgian illustrator (Martine), dies at age 80.
  • January 28: Gaspare de Fiore, Italian comics artist (assistant of Sergio Rosi), dies at age 84. [10]

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • March 4: Eduardo Ferro, Argentine comics artist (Don Pitazo, Asserín y Pan Rallado, Langostino, Bólido, Tara Service, Pandora, Pampa Barbara, Chapaleo, continued El Fantasma Benito), dies at age 93. [14]

AprilEdit

  • April 6: Gerard van Straaten, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Marten Toonder Studio's, several realistic comics for various Dutch newspapers and magazines), passes away at age 86. [15]

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

  • July 9: Gideon Brugman, Dutch comics artist (Zonk en Stronk, Professor Ambrosius), dies at age 68. [26]
  • July 12: Leo Leonhard, German comics artist (Rüssel in Komikland), dies at age 72. [27]
  • July 19: Henri Taymans, aka Timme, Belgian comis artist (De Avonturen van Wim Rits en Jan Blok: De Bende van de Hertog), dies at age 76. [28]

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

Exhibitions and showsEdit

ConventionsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

'68
Release: April by Image Comics. Writer: Mark Kidwell, Artists: Nat Jones and Jay Fotos
All Fall Down
Release: by Arcana Studios. Writer: Casey Jones. Artists: Jason Reeves, Gian Fernando, Brian Brinlee, Anvit Randeria, Cirque Studios, and Pericles Junior.
Annihilators
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writers: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artist: Tan Eng Huat
Avenging Spider-Man
Release: November by Marvel Comics. Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Joe Madureira[63][64]
Bad Island
Release: August by Grafix. Writer: Doug TenNapel Artist: Doug TenNapel
Batman: Arkham City
Release: July by DC Comics. Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Carlos D'Anda
Drums
Release: May by Image. Writer: El Torres Artist: Abe Hernando
Fear Itself
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Stuart Immonen[65][66][67][68]
Graveyard of Empires
Release: June by Image Comics. Writer: Mark Sable Artist: Paul Azaceta[69]
The Last of the Greats
Release: October by Image Comics. Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Brent Peeples
Near Death
Release: September by Image Comics. Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Simone Guglielmini
Spaceman
Release: October by Vertigo. Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Eduardo Risso[70]
Super Dinosaur
Release: April by Image Comics (Skybound imprint). Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Jason Howard[71]
Wolverine and the X-Men
Release: October by Marvel Comics. Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Chris Bachalo

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Moore, Matt. "Marvel Promotes Axel Alonso to Editor-in-Chief", ABC News, January 4, 2011
  2. ^ "Marvel Promotes Axel Alonso to Editor-in-chief"[permanent dead link], CBS News, January 4, 2011
  3. ^ "Nadia Khiari". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. ^ http://australiancomicsjournal.com/wp/all-star-comics-worlds-best-comic-shop/
  5. ^ "Kapow! To Break Records". IGN. March 17, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  6. ^ "Could This Be The Hottest Marvel Book Of The Year? Superior Kapow Special #1". Bleedingcool.com. November 23, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  7. ^ "Kapow! Guinness World Record Special (2011) #1". Marvel Comics. Archived from the original on 2012-01-12. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wilkinson_signe.htm
  9. ^ "Jacques van der Smissen". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/de_fiore_gaspare.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bouanani_ahmed.htm
  12. ^ McLellan, Dennis. "Dwayne McDuffie dies at 49; comic book and animation writer", Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2011. WebCitation archive.
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pai_anant.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/ferro-eduardo.htm
  15. ^ "Gerard van Straaten". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Carlos Trillo". lambiek.net.
  17. ^ "Alain Voss". lambiek.net.
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  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/leonhard_leo.htm
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  35. ^ "Gilles Chaillet". lambiek.net.
  36. ^ "Tom Wilson Sr". lambiek.net.
  37. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/o/oosterveer_m.htm
  38. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/resende_julio.htm
  39. ^ "Dick Briel". lambiek.net.
  40. ^ "Albert Weinberg". lambiek.net.
  41. ^ "Mick Anglo". lambiek.net.
  42. ^ "Bil Keane". lambiek.net.
  43. ^ "Our revered cartoonist Willers dies - Herald.ie". Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  44. ^ "Terry Willers". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  45. ^ "Bruno Bianchi". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  46. ^ Boucher, Geoff. "Jerry Robinson, key creator behind the Joker and Robin, dead at 89". Los Angeles Times. December 8, 2011
  47. ^ "Jerry Robinson". lambiek.net.
  48. ^ "Carlo Peroni". lambiek.net.
  49. ^ Dobuzinskis, Alex (2011-12-15). "Captain America co-creator Joe Simon dies at 98". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
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  51. ^ "Longtime DC Artist Eduardo Barreto, Passes At 57". Bleeding Cool. December 15, 2011. Archived from the original on November 4, 2014. Longtime DC artist Eduardo Barreto has passed away at the age of 57, with the cause believed to be related to the meningitis that forced him to stop penciling Judge Parker in 2010.
  52. ^ "Ola Ericson". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  53. ^ "Ronald Searle". lambiek.net.
  54. ^ Henrickson, Eric. "Takei carries on 'Star Trek' legacy," Detroit News (May 12, 2011).
  55. ^ Peters, Monica. "Learn to draw your own comic-book hero: Nation's top black publishers, authors, and artists will offer workshops," Philadelphia Inquirer (20 May 2011), p. W.29.
  56. ^ McAuliffe, Josh. "Comic book convention set for Sunday at Johnson College," McClatchy - Tribune Business News (10 June 2011).
  57. ^ "Christchurch Expo Details" Archived 2011-06-19 at the Wayback Machine. Armageddon Expo 2011. accessed September 6, 2011.
  58. ^ "Wizard World LA postponement surprised guests and exhibitors," Archived 2012-05-28 at the Wayback Machine The Beat (August 16, 2011).
  59. ^ Agência de Notícias de Portugal, S.A. "22ª edição do Festival Amadora BD começa na sexta-feira dedicado ao humor," RTP Noticias (20 October 2011).
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  61. ^ "Auckland Ticketing Info. Armageddon Expo 2011. accessed September 6, 2011.
  62. ^ O'Donnell, Chuck. "A life in comics," Home News Tribune (30 Oct 2011).
  63. ^ ""Avenging Spider-Man" Series Announced by Marvel!". 13 June 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  64. ^ "Marvel.com "Avenging Spider-Man" #1 solicitation". Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  65. ^ "Watch the FULL Marvel Press Conference!", Marvel Comics, December 21, 2010
  66. ^ Sacks, Ethan. "Marvel Comics launches 'Fear Itself'; Miniseries has superheroes threatened by God of Fear", The New York Daily News, December 21, 2010
  67. ^ Truitt, Brian. "Be afraid: Marvel's heroes gear up for 'Fear Itself'", USA Today, December 21, 2010
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  69. ^ "Graveyard of Empires #1". 24 March 2011.
  70. ^ "New 'Spaceman' comic features superhuman astronaut who lives on Mars". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  71. ^ Truitt, Brian. "Super Dinosaur ready for a dino-mite debut, USA Today, February 3, 2011