1994 in comics

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Notable events of 1994 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events[edit]

Year overall[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • Captain America #425 is the debut of the 12-part storyline "The Fighting Chance."
  • She-Hulk vol. 2 is canceled with issue #60. The caption on the cover reads: "O.K., kids, we had a deal.... now hand over those X-Men comics!"

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • The Dutch comics magazine Sjors and Sjimmie Weekblad changes its name again into Sjosji. It will continue until 1998, after which it becomes Striparazzi. [5]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 5: Joop Du Buy, Dutch comics artist (Appie Kim, Nimfke en de Nonnenneuker), dies at age 59. [6]
  • January 25: Filip Fermin, Dutch comics artist (Robur & Hanekamp), dies at age 46.[7]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 13: Richard Klokkers, Dutch comics artist (Marten Toonder Studios), dies at age 70. [23]
  • August 23: Jean-Claude Gal, French comics artist (Les Armées du Conquérant), passes away at age 52.[24]
  • August 26: Werner Klemke, German illustrator and comics artist (Burattino im Puppentheater des Carabas Barabas), dies at age 77. [25]

September[edit]

  • September 11: Ben Jansen, Dutch comics artist (De Glunderende Gluurder, a sex parody of Suske en Wiske [26]), dies at the age of 39.[26]
  • September 21: Jef De Wulf, French comics artist (published in the magazine Junior Adventures), dies at age 78.[27]
  • September 22: Bud Sagendorf, American comics artist (Popeye), dies from brain cancer at age 79.[28]

October[edit]

  • October 5: Doug Wildey, American comics artist and animator (Jonny Quest), dies at age 72.[29]
  • October 5: Frank Ridgeway, American comics artist and writer (Mr. Abernathy, Lancelot), passes away at age 63 or 64.[30]
  • October 14: Jack Tippit, American comics artist (Doctor Bill, Sergeant Pepper, continued Amy and Henry), dies at age 70.[31]
  • October 18: Manoel Messias De Mello, Brazilian comics artist (Pão Duro, Gibimha,Audaz, o Demolidor), passes away at age 88. [32]
  • October 26: Francis, Belgian comics artist (Marc Lebut et son Voisin, Capitaine Lahuche, Les Soldats de Plomb), passes away at age 57.[33]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Owen Fitzgerald, American animator and comics artist (celebrity comics based on Martin & Lewis and Bob Hope, continued Dennis the Menace, Disney comics), dies at age 77 or 78. [37]
  • Rein van Looy, Dutch comics artist and illustrator (Dick Parker), passes away.[38]
  • Jan van Reek, Dutch comics artist, (Wipperoen), passes away.[39]

Exhibitions and shows[edit]

Conventions[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Vertigo Comics[edit]

  • The Invisibles

Image Comics[edit]

  • Boof

Marvel Comics[edit]

Force Works

Release: July. Writers: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Art: Tom Tenney and Rey Garcia. Summary: The West Coast Avengers are reborn as Force Works. Financed by Iron Man, the group welcomes a new member called Legacy.

Generation X

Release: October. Writer: Scott Lobdell. Artists: Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham. Summary: Banshee and Emma Frost bring new, young mutants to Xavier's School for Higher Learning. Veteran but young X-Men member Jubilee is part of the group along with fresh faces: Gateway, M, Skin, Husk, Chamber, Synch, and Penance.

Marvels

Nightwatch

Small press titles[edit]

Shueisha[edit]

Chorus

Release: May.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comics Publishers Suffer Tough Summer: Body Count Rises in Market Shakedown," The Comics Journal #172 (November 1994), pp. 13–18.
  2. ^ Reynolds, Eric. "The Rumors are True: Marvel Buys Malibu," The Comics Journal #173 (December 1994), pp. 29–33.
  3. ^ Gray, Bob. "Newswatch: Marvel Buys 3rd Largest Distributor: Heroes World Purchase Signals Fundamental Changes in the Direct Market," The Comics Journal #174 (Feb. 1995): pp. 15–22.
  4. ^ Duin, Steve and Richardson, Mike (ed.s) "Capital City" in Comics Between the Panels (Dark Horse Publishing, 1998) ISBN 1-56971-344-8, p. 69
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/aanvang/1980eppo.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dubuy_joop.htm
  7. ^ "Flip Fermin". lambiek.net.
  8. ^ "Jack Kirby". lambiek.net.
  9. ^ "Galep". lambiek.net.
  10. ^ "Reuben Timmins". lambiek.net.
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/deynis_rene.htm
  12. ^ "Walter Lantz". lambiek.net.
  13. ^ "Josep Escobar". lambiek.net.
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cobain_kurt.htm
  15. ^ "Keith Watson". lambiek.net.
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/morris_john_milt.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/van-der-heide_dorul.htm
  18. ^ "MiTacq". lambiek.net.
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hebert_julien.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hannah_jack.htm
  21. ^ "Obituary: Alfred Harvey". 26 July 1994.
  22. ^ "Marijac". lambiek.net.
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/klokkers_richard.htm
  24. ^ "Jean-Claude Gal". lambiek.net.
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/admin/comiclopedia/
  26. ^ a b "Ben Jansen". lambiek.net.
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/de_wulf_jef.htm
  28. ^ "Bud Sagendorf". lambiek.net.
  29. ^ "Doug Wildey". lambiek.net.
  30. ^ "Frank Ridgeway". lambiek.net.
  31. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/tippit_jack.htm
  32. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/messias-de-melo_manoel.htm
  33. ^ "Francis". lambiek.net.
  34. ^ "Frank Robbins". lambiek.net.
  35. ^ "Tony Weare". lambiek.net.
  36. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/badert_ag.htm
  37. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fitzgerald_owen.htm
  38. ^ "Rein van Looy". lambiek.net.
  39. ^ "Jan van Reek". lambiek.net.
  40. ^ Marquez Estrada, Heron. "Serious about comics: Collectors congregate in Bloomington to pore over the classic and the quirky," Star Tribune (15 Mar 1994), p. 07B.
  41. ^ a b c "Newswatch: 1994 Major Trade Show Calendar," The Comics Journal #166 (Feb. 1994), p. 46.
  42. ^ Clough, Rob. "SPX 2002," High-Low (Jan. 1, 2009).
  43. ^ Parrish, Ines Davis. "Hobby is No Laughing Matter Comic Book Collectors: Superheroes a Super Investment," Orlando Sentinel (12 Sep 1994), C1.
  44. ^ Selvin, Rick. "City Hosts a Gala for Comics Lovers," Philadelphia Daily News (21 Oct 1994), p. 63.