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]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 25: Filip Fermin, Dutch comics artist (Robur & Hanekamp), dies at age 46.[5]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 11: Ben Jansen, Dutch comics artist (De Glunderende Gluurder, a sex parody of Suske en Wiske [16]), dies at the age of 39.[16]
  • September 22: Bud Sagendorf, American comics artist (Popeye), dies from brain cancer at age 79.[17]

October[edit]

  • October 5: Doug Wildey, American comics artist and animator (Jonny Quest), dies at age 72.[18]
  • October 5: Frank Ridgeway, American comics artist and writer (Mr. Abernathy, Lancelot), passes away at age 63 or 64.[19]
  • October 26: Francis, Belgian comics artist (Marc Lebut et son Voisin, Capitaine Lahuche, Les Soldats de Plomb), passes away at age 57.[20]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Rein van Looy, Dutch comics artist and illustrator (Dick Parker), passes away.[23]
  • Jan van Reek, Dutch comics artist, (Wipperoen), passes away.[24]

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/artists/f/fermin.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kirby.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/galeppini_aurelio.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/timmins_rueben.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lantz_walter.htm
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/escobar_jose.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/watson_keith.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mitacq.htm
  13. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-alfred-harvey-1416265.html
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/marijac.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gal-jeanclaude.htm
  16. ^ a b https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/jansen_ben.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sagendorf_b.htm
  18. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wildey_doug.htm
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/ridgeway_frank.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/francis.htm
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/robbins.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/weare_tony.htm
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/looy_rein_van.htm
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/reek_jan_van.htm
  25. ^ 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.
  26. ^ a b c "Newswatch: 1994 Major Trade Show Calendar," The Comics Journal #166 (Feb. 1994), p. 46.
  27. ^ Clough, Rob. "SPX 2002," High-Low (Jan. 1, 2009).
  28. ^ Parrish, Ines Davis. "Hobby is No Laughing Matter Comic Book Collectors: Superheroes a Super Investment," Orlando Sentinel (12 Sep 1994), C1.
  29. ^ Selvin, Rick. "City Hosts a Gala for Comics Lovers," Philadelphia Daily News (21 Oct 1994), p. 63.