2012 in comics

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Notable events of 2012 in comics. See also List of years in comics.







  • May 11: Artist Tony DeZuniga dies at age 79 following a stroke.
  • May 16: Artist Ernie Chan dies at age 71 of cancer.


First issues by title[edit]

Alpha Girl
Release February by Image Comics. Writers: Jean-Paul Bonjour and Jeff Roenning Artist: Robert Love[10]
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Adventures
Release April by Marvel Comics. Writer: Chris Yost Artist: Adam Dekraker[11]
Bad Medicine
Release June by Oni Press (also available on FCBD in May 2012). Writers: Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis Artist: Christopher Mitten
Batman Incorporated volume 2
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Chris Burnham[12]
Dark Matter
Release January by Dark Horse Comics. Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie Artist: Garry Brown
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: James Robinson Artist: Nicola Scott[12]
Release January by Image Comics. Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips
Dial H
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: China Miéville Artist: Mateus Santoluoco[12]
G.I. Combat
Release May by DC Comics. Writers: J. T. Krul, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray Artists: Ariel Olivetti, Dan Panosian, Scott Kolins[12]
King Conan
Release January by Dark Horse Comics. Writers: Tim Truman Artist: Tomás Giorello
The Manhattan Projects
Release March by Image Comics. Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra
The Massive
Release June by Dark Horse. Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Kristian Donaldson
Release May by Dark Horse. Writer and Artist: Matt Kindt
The New Deadwardians
Release March by Vertigo. Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: I.N.J. Culbard[13]
Release June by Image Comics. Writer & Artist: Ken Garing
Point of Impact
Release October by Image Comics. Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Koray Kuranel
The Ravagers
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: Howard Mackie Artist: Ian Churchill[12]
Release March by Image Comics. Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples
Scarlet Spider volume 2
Release January by Marvel Comics. Writer: Chris Yost Artist: Ryan Stegman
Smoke and Mirrors
Release March by IDW Publishing. Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Ryan Brown
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi
Release February by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: John Ostrander Artist: Jan Duursema[14]
Thief of Thieves
Release February by Image Comics (Skybound). Writers: Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer Artist: Shawn Martinbrough
Think Tank
Release August by Image Comics. Writer: Matt Hawkins Artist: Rahsan Ekedal
Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures
Release April by Marvel Comics. Writers: Dan Slott, Ty Templeton Artist: Nuno Plati[11]
Release January by Image Comics. Writer and Artist: Joshua Luna
Worlds' Finest
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: George Pérez[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hamel, Ian (March 10, 2012). "Décès à Paris du dessinateur et scénariste de BD Moebius". Le Point.fr.
  2. ^ Connelly, Brendon (March 10, 2012). "Moebius, aka Jean Girard, aka Gir, Has Passed Away". Bleeding Cool.
  3. ^ "Asbury Park Comic Con Comes to New Jersey". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Johnston, Rich. "Tim Pilcher Says Too Many Cons, Not Enough Pros," Bleeding Cool (May 14, 2012).
  5. ^ Hammerstein, B J. "Artists, wrestlers and stars of yore," Detroit Free Press (17 May 2012), p. Z.24.
  6. ^ Henrickson, Eric. "'Uhuru' beaming in for Comic Con," Detroit News (May 17, 2012).
  7. ^ Peters, Monica. "Celebrating blacks' work with comics: Two-day convention in Philly," Philadelphia Inquirer (18 May 2012), p. W.28.
  8. ^ The Beat. "This Weekend: Asbury Park Comic Con II". Comics Beat. The Beat. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Hopkins, David. "Mark Walters: Leader of the Geeks," D Magazine (Sept. 19, 2012)
  10. ^ Dana Shukartsi On Alpha Girl From Image Bleeding Cool
  11. ^ a b Marvel Announces New Adventures Line, Multiversitycomics.com, January 24, 2012
  12. ^ a b c d e f Kushins, Josh (January 12, 2012). "DC Comics in 2012-–-Introducing the "Second Wave" of DC Comics The New 52". The Source. DC Comics. Archived from the original on January 14, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  13. ^ ‘The New Deadwardians’: If vampires, zombies visited ‘Downton Abbey’ LA Times
  14. ^ http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/677/dark-horse-announces-star-wars-dawn-jedi