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]

  • With issue #75, The Sandman ends its run. (DC/Vertigo)

April[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

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. [10]
  • May 9: Carl Fallberg, American comics writer and artist (Disney Comics) dies at age 80.

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

December[edit]

  • December 2: Don Dohler, American film director, publisher and comics artist (Pro Junior), passes away at age 60. [13]
  • December 22: Jack Hamm, American comics artist (Drawing the Head and Figure, Cartooning the Head and Figure), dies at age 80. [14]

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]

  1. ^ "Diamond Comic Distributors acquires Capital City Distribution; Comic distribution industry stabilized by purchase," bNet: Business Wire (July 26, 1996).
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/baily_bernard.htm
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/piroton_arthur.htm
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/siegel.htm
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hogarth.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/magnus.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sherman-tereno_cara.htm?lan=dutch
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cork.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/abel_jack.htm
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/worm-piet.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/swan_curt.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/parobeck_mike.htm
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dohler_don.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hamm_jack.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/davis-jim.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/jones_malcolm.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rogers_boody.htm
  18. ^ "Newswatch: NYC Comics Convention Cancelled, Fans Irate," The Comics Journal #185 (Mar. 1996), pp. 18-19.
  19. ^ "Comic Marvels," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (19 Apr 1996), p. 2.
  20. ^ "Book events," Houston Chronicle (02 June 1996), p. 20.
  21. ^ Cwiklik, Gregory. "The 21st Annual Chicago Comicon: A Personal View," The Comics Journal #189 (Aug. 1996), pp. 23–27.
  22. ^ Wardle, Paul: "Freaks, Outcasts, and Peter David: Dragon Con '96," The Comics Journal #189 (Aug. 1996), pp. 27–30.
  23. ^ Raphael, Jordan. "Dallas Fantasy Fair Cancelled: New Con Takes Its Place," The Comics Journal #189 (Aug. 1996), p. 23.
  24. ^ "People Watch," Fort Worth Star-Telegram (July 26, 1996), p. 7.
  25. ^ "Choices: What's Happening This Weekend," Newsday (25 Oct 1996), p. B.02.
  26. ^ Van Domelen, Dave. "Dave's Mid-Ohio Con Page," Dave's Online Nest (Dec. 16, 1999).
  27. ^ "Top Comic-Book Talents Convene for Aficionados," Columbus Dispatch (Nov. 28, 1996).