2009 in comics

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Notable events of 2009 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 1: The direct-to-DVD movie Hulk Vs was released.[1]
  • January 6: The third and final volume of Hollow Fields has been released.

February[edit]

April[edit]

  • In honor of Wolverine's 35th anniversary, Marvel Comics announced that numerous Marvel titles would feature Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant covers in April 2009.[5] Styles will be reminiscent of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol.[6] The first issues to feature a Wolverine Art Appreciation variant cover were Captain Britain and MI13 #12, Amazing Spider-man #590, Hulk #11, Uncanny X-Men #508, and Secret Warriors #3.[7]

May[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 9: It was announced that Paul Levitz would step down as President and Publisher of DC Comics to serve as the Contributing Editor and Overall Consultant for the newly formed DC Entertainment and Diane Nelson would serve as President of the new division.[10]

October[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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October[edit]

November[edit]

Conventions[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

Batman and Robin
Release: June by DC Comics. Writer: Grant Morrison Artists: Frank Quitely, Philip Tan.
Go Beerkada: Rise of the Jhologs
Release: October. Writer and Artist: Lyndon Gregorio
Black Panther Vol. 5
Release: February by Marvel Comics. Writer: Reginald Wudlin Artist: Ken Lashley.
Blood Upon the Rose
Release: by O'Brien Press. Writer and Artist: Gerry Hunt
Cowboy Ninja Viking
Release: August by Shadowline. Writer: A.J. Lieberman Artist: Riley Rossmo
The Flash: Rebirth
Release: March by DC Comics. Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ethan Van Sciver.
Blackest Night
Release: Summer by DC Comics. Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis.
Mysterius: The Unfathomable
Release: March by Wildstorm. Writers: Jeff Parker Artist: Tom Fowler[16][17]
Push
Release: January by Wildstorm. Writers: Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman Artist: Bruno Redondo[18]
R.E.B.E.L.S.
Release: February by DC Comics. Writer: Tony Bedard Artists: Andy Clarke, Claude St. Aubin.
Tumor
Release: October by Arcaia Studios Press. Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Noel Tuazon

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bailey, Michael. "The Blue, the Red and the Green". Archived from the original on 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Ultimate X-Men #100". Marvel.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Ultimate Fantastic Four #60". Marvel.com. Archived from the original on 8 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Spider-Man and Barack Obama team up | Marvel.com News". Marvel.com. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  5. ^ "Wolverine as Masterpiece". The Washington Post. March 18, 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Marvel prepares to showcase Wolverine from a very different perspective | Marvel.com News". Marvel.com. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  7. ^ "News | Marvel Announces "Wolverine Art Appreciation Month"". Comicspriceguide.com. 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  8. ^ DC Nation Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2008
  9. ^ McClintock, Pamela (2007-10-17). "'Wolverine' claws on May '09 date". Variety. Archived from the original on 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  10. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (September 9, 2009). "Warner Bros. Creates DC Entertainment To Maximize DC Brands". Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ Brady, Matt (2009-02-07). "NYCC '09 - Image Comics Panel". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  12. ^ "Convention calendar," Orlando Sentinel (March 13, 2009).
  13. ^ Henrickson, Eric. "Comic fans to get royal visit," Detroit News (May 14, 2009).
  14. ^ Sullivan, Kita S. "Literacy through comics: A convention is aimed at teaching the young to read," Philadelphia Inquirer (15 May 2009), p. W.28.
  15. ^ "Comicon: From Marvel Legends to Online Upstarts," Pittsburgh Post - Gazette (14 Apr 2011), p. W.13.
  16. ^ Getting 'Mysterius' With Jeff Parker - His New Series, Newsarama, November 4, 2008
  17. ^ Mysterius The Great.com
  18. ^ SDCC 08: Wildstorm Snares Push License, IGN, July 22, 2008