1996 in comics

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Notable events of 1996 in comics. See also list of years in comics.



Events[edit]

Year overall[edit]

  • The Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute creates Enviro-babies to help promote endangered species awareness

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • The British satirical cartoon magazine Punch, which went bankrupt in 1992, is revived. It will run until 2002. [3]
  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) is canceled by Marvel with issue #416.
  • The Avengers (1963 series) is canceled by Marvel with issue #402.
  • Iron Man (1968 series) is canceled by Marvel with issue #332.
  • Newspaper strip A Couple of Guys begins publication

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 7: Piet Worm, Dutch comics artist (De Vrolijke Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, Professor Zegellak), dies at age 95. [16]
  • May 9: Carl Fallberg, American comics writer and artist (Disney Comics) dies at age 80.

June[edit]

  • June 11: Gin, Spanish comics artist, animator and illustrator (Nathalie, Denise, Disney comics), passes away at age 65. [17]
  • June 15: Nonkel Fons, Belgian priest, publisher and comics writer (founder of the comics magazine Zonneland, writer of Rikske en Fikske) dies at age 84. [18]
  • June 19: Curt Swan, American comics artist (worked on Superman), dies at age 76. [19]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

December[edit]

  • December 2: Don Dohler, American film director, publisher and comics artist (Pro Junior), passes away at age 60. [24]
  • December 7: Giuseppe Perego, Italian comics artist (Buffalo Brill, Boby, Disney comics, Rolf Kauka comics), dies at age 81. [25]
  • December 22: Jack Hamm, American comics artist (Drawing the Head and Figure, Cartooning the Head and Figure), dies at age 80. [26]

Specific date unknown[edit]

Conventions[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

Independent titles[edit]

Allegra
Release: August by Image Comics. Writer: Steven T. Seagle. Artist: Scott Clarke
Cyberpunx
Release: March by Image Comics. Writer: Robert Loren Fleming Artist: Ching Lau
Keyhole
Release: June by Millennium Publications. Writers: Dean Haspiel, Josh Neufeld, R. Walker, Chris Cliadakis, Linda Perkins. Art by: Haspiel, Neufeld, and Perkins.
Tim Curry
Release February by Curry Comics.

Marvel Comics[edit]

Release August
Release October
Release November
Release November
Release November
Release November

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Punch - British periodical". Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Bernard Baily". lambiek.net. 
  5. ^ "Arthur Piroton". lambiek.net. 
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/siegel.htm
  7. ^ "Burne Hogarth". lambiek.net. 
  8. ^ "Magnus". lambiek.net. 
  9. ^ "Boody Rogers". lambiek.net. 
  10. ^ "Cara Sherman Tereno". lambiek.net. 
  11. ^ "Cork". lambiek.net. 
  12. ^ "Jack Abel". lambiek.net. 
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/monzon_r.htm
  14. ^ "Jack Berrill". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  15. ^ "Mike Roy". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  16. ^ "Piet Worm". lambiek.net. 
  17. ^ "Gin". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  18. ^ "Nonkel Fons". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  19. ^ "Curt Swan". lambiek.net. 
  20. ^ "Mike Parobeck". lambiek.net. 
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/grigorov_petar.htm
  22. ^ "Fujio-Fujiko". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kotzky_alex.htm
  24. ^ "Don Dohler". lambiek.net. 
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/perego_giuseppe.htm
  26. ^ "Jack Hamm". lambiek.net. 
  27. ^ "Jim Davis". lambiek.net. 
  28. ^ "Malcolm Jones III". lambiek.net. 
  29. ^ "Newswatch: NYC Comics Convention Cancelled, Fans Irate," The Comics Journal #185 (Mar. 1996), pp. 18-19.
  30. ^ "Comic Marvels," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (19 Apr 1996), p. 2.
  31. ^ "Book events," Houston Chronicle (02 June 1996), p. 20.
  32. ^ Cwiklik, Gregory. "The 21st Annual Chicago Comicon: A Personal View," The Comics Journal #189 (Aug. 1996), pp. 23–27.
  33. ^ Wardle, Paul: "Freaks, Outcasts, and Peter David: Dragon Con '96," The Comics Journal #189 (Aug. 1996), pp. 27–30.
  34. ^ Raphael, Jordan. "Dallas Fantasy Fair Cancelled: New Con Takes Its Place," The Comics Journal #189 (Aug. 1996), p. 23.
  35. ^ "People Watch," Fort Worth Star-Telegram (July 26, 1996), p. 7.
  36. ^ "Choices: What's Happening This Weekend," Newsday (25 Oct 1996), p. B.02.
  37. ^ Van Domelen, Dave. "Dave's Mid-Ohio Con Page," Dave's Online Nest (Dec. 16, 1999).
  38. ^ "Top Comic-Book Talents Convene for Aficionados," Columbus Dispatch (Nov. 28, 1996).