1984 in comics

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Notable events of 1984 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



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Presented in 1985 for comics published in 1984:

First issues by title[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Blue Devil

Release: June. Writers: Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn. Artist: Paris Cullins.

Infinity, Inc.

Release: March. Writer: Roy Thomas. Artists: Jerry Ordway and Mike Machlan.

Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2

Release: August. Writer: Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen.[8] Artists: Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt.

New Teen Titans vol. 2

Release: August. Writer: Marv Wolfman. Artist: George Pérez.[9]

Star Trek

Release: February. Writer: Mike W. Barr. Artists: Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran.

Marvel Comics[edit]

Alien Legion

Release: April by Epic Comics. Writers: Carl Potts and Alan Zelenetz. Artist: Frank Cirocco.

Amazing High Adventure

Release: August. Editor: Carl Potts

Micronauts: The New Voyages

Release: October cover. Writer: Peter B. Gillis. Artists: Kelley Jones and Bruce Patterson.

Power Pack

Release: May (August cover). Writer: Louise Simonson. Artist: June Brigman.

Transformers

Release: September. Writers: Ralph Macchio and Bill Mantlo. Artists: Frank Springer and Kim DeMulder.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ NBM entry, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999. Accessed Jan. 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Tanner, Marcia. "Getting Serious About the Comics," San Francisco Chronicle (03 Feb 1993), p. 7/Z1.
  3. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. [A] sixteen-page preview story marked the debut of fledgling stuntman-turned-hero Blue Devil. An attempt to put the fun back into comics, writers Gary Cohn and Dan Mishkin and penciller Paris Cullins had Blue Devil face the machinations of Flash villain the Trickster in this lead-in to his own ongoing series. 
  4. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 209 "The Man of Steel celebrated his 400th issue in star-studded fashion with the help of some of the comic industry's best and brightest...the issue also featured a visionary tale written and drawn by Jim Steranko, and an introduction by famous science-fiction author Ray Bradbury."
  5. ^ Phillips, Richard. "Weekend Tempo: The comics craze: Profit potential is a Lulu! Happenings: The comics craze could yield a Lulu of a profit," Chicago Tribune (06 July 1984), p. wc1.
  6. ^ Davis profile, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.
  7. ^ Ditko profile, Who's Who of American Comics Books, 1928–1999.
  8. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 208: "Utilizing the talents of writer Paul Levitz and artist Keith Giffen...the Legion was off and running in their own new title with a major new storyline."
  9. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 209: "Featuring the trademark writing of Marv Wolfman and the art of George Pérez, this second incarnation was a success from the start, providing readers with the perfect blend of high-quality paper with high-quality storytelling."