1996 in comics

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Notable events of 1996 in comics. See also list of years in comics.



Events[edit]

Year overall[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • With issue #75, The Sandman ends its run. (DC/Vertigo)

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

December[edit]

Conventions[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

Independent titles[edit]

Allegra
Release: August by Image Comics. Writer: Steven T. Seagle. Artist: Scott Clarke
Cyberpunx
Release: March by Image Comics. Writer: Robert Loren Fleming Artist: Ching Lau
Keyhole
Release: June by Millennium Publications. Writers: Dean Haspiel, Josh Neufeld, R. Walker, Chris Cliadakis, Linda Perkins. Art by: Haspiel, Neufeld, and Perkins.
Tim Curry
Release February by Curry Comics.

Marvel Comics[edit]

Release August
Release October
Release November
Release November
Release November
Release November

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diamond Comic Distributors acquires Capital City Distribution; Comic distribution industry stabilized by purchase," bNet: Business Wire (July 26, 1996).
  2. ^ "Newswatch: NYC Comics Convention Cancelled, Fans Irate," The Comics Journal #185 (Mar. 1996), pp. 18-19.
  3. ^ "Comic Marvels," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (19 Apr 1996), p. 2.
  4. ^ "Book events," Houston Chronicle (02 June 1996), p. 20.
  5. ^ Cwiklik, Gregory. "The 21st Annual Chicago Comicon: A Personal View," The Comics Journal #189 (Aug. 1996), pp. 23–27.
  6. ^ Wardle, Paul: "Freaks, Outcasts, and Peter David: Dragon Con '96," The Comics Journal #189 (Aug. 1996), pp. 27–30.
  7. ^ Raphael, Jordan. "Dallas Fantasy Fair Cancelled: New Con Takes Its Place," The Comics Journal #189 (Aug. 1996), p. 23.
  8. ^ "People Watch," Fort Worth Star-Telegram (July 26, 1996), p. 7.
  9. ^ "Choices: What's Happening This Weekend," Newsday (25 Oct 1996), p. B.02.
  10. ^ Van Domelen, Dave. "Dave's Mid-Ohio Con Page," Dave's Online Nest (Dec. 16, 1999).
  11. ^ "Top Comic-Book Talents Convene for Aficionados," Columbus Dispatch (Nov. 28, 1996).