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Notable events of 2016 in comics. See also List of years in comics. This is a list of comics-related events in 2016. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.

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EventsEdit

DC Rebirth is a 2016 relaunch by DC Comics of its entire line of ongoing monthly superhero comic books.

AprilEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

  • Cancellation of the Dutch children's and comics magazine Taptoe[2]

OctoberEdit

ExhibitionsEdit

ConventionsEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 2: Zdravko Zupan, Serbian comics artist (Zuzuko, Munja, Disney comics) dies at the age of 65.[5]
  • January 11: Franco Oneta, Italian comics artist (Zembla) dies at the age of 82.[6]
  • January 14: Shaolin, Brazilian TV comedian and cartoonist, dies at age 44 from a heart attack after being involved in a car accident.[7]
  • January 17: Hansrudi Wäscher, Swiss-German comics artist (Sigurd, Akim, Tibor) dies at the age of 87.[8]
  • January 19: Mike Docherty, Scottish comics artist and animator (worked on Conan the Barbarian), dies at age 60.[9]
  • January 21: Willem Dolphyn, Belgian comics artist (Jan Zonder Vrees), dies at the age of 80.[10]
  • January 26: Bernard Cookson, British cartoonist (Punch), dies from cancer at age 79.[11]
  • January 29: Linus Maurer, American cartoonist and comics artist (Old Harrigan, Abracadabra), dies at age 90.[12]

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • March 5: Alberto Dose, Argentine comics artist (El Cimmarón), dies at the age of 68.[20]
  • March 7: Scott Goodall, British comic book writer (Fishboy), dies at age 80.[21]
  • March 7: Paul C. Ryan, American comics artist (Marvel Comics), dies at age 65.[22]
  • March 16: He Youzhi, Chinese comics artist, dies as the age of 94.[23]
  • March 18: Klaus Vonderwerth, German cartoonist and comics artist (Albert, Ako, Kybert, Ruf 110), dies at the age of 80.[24]
  • March 25: Ken Barr, Scottish cover painter and occasional interior artist of American comics and comic magazines, dies at age 83.[25]

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

  • July 3: Albert Survie, Dutch comics artist (De Vleermuis), died at the age of 75.[45]
  • July 4: Didier Savard, French comics artist (Dick Hérisson, Léonid Beaudragon), died at age 65.[46]
  • July 5: Nine Culliford, Belgian comic book colourist and wife of Peyo (The Smurfs), dies at the age of 86.[47]
  • July 8: Frank Dickens, British cartoonist (Bristow), dies at age 84.[48]
  • July 9: Geneviève Castrée, Canadian cartoonist, illustrator, and musician, dies from pancreatic cancer at age 35.[49]
  • July 9: Lothar Dräger, German comics writer (Digedags, Abrafaxe), passes away at the age of 89.[50]
  • July 16: Carlos Nine, Argentine comics artist, dies at age 72.[51]
  • July 26: Coen van Hunnik, Dutch comics artist (Olle Kapoen), dies at age 90.[52]
  • July 27: Jack Davis, American comics artist (Mad), dies at age 91.[53]
  • July 27: Brett Merhar, American comics artist (Free For All), dies at the age of 46.[54]
  • July 27: Richard Thompson, American comics artist, (Cul de Sac), dies at age 58.[55][56]
  • July 29: Guy Dessicy, Belgian comic book colorist (Studio Hergé), dies at the age of 92. He was also head of Publiart, a commercial agency specializing in comic book merchandising and co-founder of the Belgian Comic Strip Center.[57][58]

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Bernard Linssen, Belgian comics artist (Les Aventures de Tumak, Chroniques Gorilles), dies at age 49 or 50.[94]

First issues by titleEdit

Aether & Empire
Released April by Blue Juice Comics. Writer: Mike Horan Artist: Bong Ty Dazo
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Released July by DC Comics. Writers: Julie Benson and Shawna Benson Artist: Claire Roe
Civil War II
Released June by Marvel Comics. Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez
Dept H
Released April by Dark Horse Comics. Writer & Artist: Matt Kindt Colorist: Sharlene Kindt
Fourth Planet
Released April by ChapterHouse Comics. Writer: Fred Kenndedy Artist: Miko Maciaszek
The Flintstones
Released June by DC Comics. Writer & Artist: Mark Russell and Steve Pugh Colorist: Chris Chuckry
James Bond 007: Hammerhead
Released September by Dynamite Entertainment. Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Luca Casalanguida
Kill or Be Killed
Released August by Image Comics. Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips
The Land That Time Forgot
Released July by American Mythology Productions. Writer: Mike Wolfer Artist: Giancarlo Caracuzzo
Motor Girl
Released November by Abstract Studios. Writer & Artist: Terry Moore
Resident Alien: The Man with No Name
Released September by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Paul Hogan Artist: Steve Parkhouse
La Sagesse des mythes
Released September by Glénat Editions. Writers: Luc Ferry and Clotilde Bruneau. Artistic director: Didier Poli
Space Battle Lunchtime
Released May by Oni Press. Writer & Artist: Natalie Riess

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