1984 in comics

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Notable events of 1984 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events[edit]

Year overall[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

March[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 2: Bob Clampett, American animator and cartoonist (Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Tweety), dies at the age of 70. [6]
  • May 7: Robert Giordan, French comics artist and half of the Giordan Brothers (Franck Nevil, Tom Tempest, Les Francis, Bob Corton, Vigor and Thierry), dies at age 61. [7]
  • May 21: Ruben Moreira, Puerto Rican-American comics artist (Tarzan), dies at age 61. [8]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 28: Henk Kabos, Dutch comics artist (Tekko Taks), passes away at age 71. [10]

August[edit]

November[edit]

  • November 14: Greg Irons, American underground cartoonist, animator, poster- and tattoo artist, is killed by a bus in Bangkok, Thailand, at age 37. [16]

December[edit]

Exhibitions and shows[edit]

Conventions[edit]

Awards[edit]

Eagle Awards[edit]

Presented in 1985 for comics published in 1984:

First issues by title[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Blue Devil

Release: June. Writers: Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn. Artist: Paris Cullins.

Infinity, Inc.

Release: March. Writer: Roy Thomas. Artists: Jerry Ordway and Mike Machlan.

Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3

Release: August. Writer: Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen.[25] Artists: Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt.

New Teen Titans vol. 2

Release: August. Writer: Marv Wolfman. Artist: George Pérez.[26]

Star Trek

Release: February. Writer: Mike W. Barr. Artists: Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran.

Marvel Comics[edit]

Alien Legion

Release: April by Epic Comics. Writers: Carl Potts and Alan Zelenetz. Artist: Frank Cirocco.

Amazing High Adventure

Release: August. Editor: Carl Potts

Micronauts: The New Voyages

Release: October cover. Writer: Peter B. Gillis. Artists: Kelley Jones and Bruce Patterson.

Power Pack

Release: May (August cover). Writer: Louise Simonson. Artist: June Brigman.

Transformers

Release: September. Writers: Ralph Macchio and Bill Mantlo. Artists: Frank Springer and Kim DeMulder.

Independent titles[edit]

Initial appearances by character name[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Mirage Studios[edit]

Independent titles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NBM entry, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999. Accessed Jan. 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Tanner, Marcia. "Getting Serious About the Comics," San Francisco Chronicle (03 Feb 1993), p. 7/Z1.
  3. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. [A] sixteen-page preview story marked the debut of fledgling stuntman-turned-hero Blue Devil. An attempt to put the fun back into comics, writers Gary Cohn and Dan Mishkin and penciller Paris Cullins had Blue Devil face the machinations of Flash villain the Trickster in this lead-in to his own ongoing series. 
  4. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 209 "The Man of Steel celebrated his 400th issue in star-studded fashion with the help of some of the comic industry's best and brightest...the issue also featured a visionary tale written and drawn by Jim Steranko, and an introduction by famous science-fiction author Ray Bradbury."
  5. ^ Carl Burgos at the Lambiek Comiclopedia
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/clampett_bob.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/giordan_rr.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rubimor.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/brodsky_sol.htm
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kabos_h.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nostrand_howard.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/vip.htm
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/newton_don.htm
  14. ^ Social Security Death Index, Social Security #130-26-6243.
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lucey_harry.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/i/irons_greg.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gollub_mo.htm
  18. ^ TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES exhibit description (May 3 – October 5, 2014), Cartoon Art Museum website. Accessed Jan. 30, 2016.
  19. ^ Phillips, Richard. "Weekend Tempo: The comics craze: Profit potential is a Lulu! Happenings: The comics craze could yield a Lulu of a profit," Chicago Tribune (06 July 1984), p. wc1.
  20. ^ Wiater, Stanley & Bissette, Stephen R. (ed.s) Comic Book Rebels: Conversations with the Creators of the New Comics (Donald I. Fine, Inc. 1993) ISBN 1-55611-355-2
  21. ^ Merrill, David. "The Atlanta Fantasy Fair," Drunken Catspaw (Jan. 2007). Accessed April 22, 2008
  22. ^ Detroit Free Press (September 20, 1984), p. 189.
  23. ^ Davis profile, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.
  24. ^ Ditko profile, Who's Who of American Comics Books, 1928–1999.
  25. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 208: "Utilizing the talents of writer Paul Levitz and artist Keith Giffen...the Legion was off and running in their own new title with a major new storyline."
  26. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 209: "Featuring the trademark writing of Marv Wolfman and the art of George Pérez, this second incarnation was a success from the start, providing readers with the perfect blend of high-quality paper with high-quality storytelling."
  27. ^ White, James (October 28, 2015). "From Slipknot To Captain Boomering (And Back Again): Meet The Suicide Squad". Empire. Archived from the original on October 30, 2015. Nothing to do with the band, his alter ego is Christopher Weiss and he was created by Gerry Conway and Rafael Kayanan in 1984. 
  28. ^ Wilson, Matt D. (July 1, 2013). "Gerry Conway Starts Blog Aimed At Fair Compensation For DC Character Creators". ComicsAlliance. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Gerry Conway, the writer who co-created the character with artist Rafael Kayanan in a 1984 issue of Firestorm.