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,[10]

October[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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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. ^ Warner Bros. Creates DC ENTERTAINMENT To Maximize DC Brands, Newsarama. Retrieved 09 September 2009.
  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