1997 in comics

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Notable events of 1997 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events[edit]

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April[edit]

  • Comic strip Cigarman begins publication in Smoke Magazine

July[edit]

  • July was Marvel Comics' Flashback month. All issues were released with the number −1.

November[edit]

  • Mayo Kaan takes out newspaper ads claiming to be the original model for Superman,[1] although his allegations were later proven false.[2]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

June[edit]

November[edit]

Exhibitions and shows[edit]

Conventions[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

Clover
Release: by Kodansha (Amie). Authors: Clamp
Desert Punk
Release: August 5 by Enterbrain (Comic Beam). Author: Usune Masatoshi
Peach Girl
Release: by Kodansha (Bessatsu Friend). Author: Miwa Ueda

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bisbee, Dana. "Obituary; Mayo J. Kaan, said to be inspiration for Superman", Boston Herald, Jul 11, 2002 p.057
  2. ^ "Mayo Kaan 1915 – 2002," Superman Super Site. Accessed Oct. 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "Chaos! And the Crow Go to Church, 1997 Big Apple Comic Con Report," Comics Buyer's Guide (Mar. 21, 1997), p. 10.
  4. ^ "Newswatch," The Comics Journal #193. (Feb. 1997). p. 27.
  5. ^ "Spotlight," Orlando Sentinel (14 Mar 1997), p. 43.
  6. ^ Ottaviani, Jim. "News Watch: Motor City Convention, March 21–23," The Comics Journal #195 (Apr. 1997), p. 25.
  7. ^ "Comic Book Fans to Convene," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (18 Apr 1997), p. A.23.
  8. ^ "Weekend Hot List," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (18 Apr 1997), p. 3.
  9. ^ Sangiacomo, Mike. "Superman Vet Had Write Stuff: Alviin Schwartz will make Rare Public Appearance and Discuss Years at DC," Cleveland Plain Dealer (Nov. 27, 1997).