1997 in comics

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Notable events of 1997 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events[edit]

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April[edit]

  • Comic strip Cigarman begins publication in Smoke Magazine
  • Marvel cancels The Punisher (1995 series) with issue #18

July[edit]

  • July was Marvel Comics' Flashback month. All issues were released with the number −1.

November[edit]

  • Mayo Kaan takes out newspaper ads claiming to be the original model for Superman,[1] although his allegations were later proven false.[2]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • April 16: Roland Topor, French novelist, illustrator, cartoonist, comics artist, film script writer, TV script writer and playwright (Hara-Kiri), dies at the age of 59. [8]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 15: Kim Casali, New Zealand cartoonist and comics artist (Love Is...), dies of bone and liver cancer at the age of 55.

July[edit]

  • July 8: Clay Geerdes, American writer and photojournalist who extensively covered the underground comix movement, dies of liver cancer at age 63.

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

Exhibitions and shows[edit]

Conventions[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

Clover
Release: by Kodansha (Amie). Authors: Clamp
Desert Punk
Release: August 5 by Enterbrain (Comic Beam). Author: Usune Masatoshi
Peach Girl
Release: by Kodansha (Bessatsu Friend). Author: Miwa Ueda

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bisbee, Dana. "Obituary; Mayo J. Kaan, said to be inspiration for Superman", Boston Herald, Jul 11, 2002 p.057
  2. ^ "Mayo Kaan 1915 – 2002," Superman Super Site. Accessed Oct. 28, 2012.
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/franquin_andre.htm
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/piet.htm
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/barry_daniel.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sparling_jack.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/drake_stan.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/topor_roland.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sirius.htm
  10. ^ Anderson, Paul M. (August 1997). "Vertigo Editor Stathis Succumbs to Cancer". Wizard (72). p. 22.
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/atkinson_ruth.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cavalli_dick.htm
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/schwartz_samm.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/flinders_evelyn.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/jacovitti.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/velasquez_tony.htm
  17. ^ Dutrey, Jacques. "News Watch: Angoulême 1997," The Comics Journal #194 (Mar. 1997) , pp. 20-21.
  18. ^ "Chaos! And the Crow Go to Church, 1997 Big Apple Comic Con Report," Comics Buyer's Guide (Mar. 21, 1997), p. 10.
  19. ^ "Newswatch," The Comics Journal #193. (Feb. 1997). p. 27.
  20. ^ "Spotlight," Orlando Sentinel (14 Mar 1997), p. 43.
  21. ^ Ottaviani, Jim. "News Watch: Motor City Convention, March 21–23," The Comics Journal #195 (Apr. 1997), p. 25.
  22. ^ "Comic Book Fans to Convene," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (18 Apr 1997), p. A.23.
  23. ^ "Weekend Hot List," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (18 Apr 1997), p. 3.
  24. ^ Press release. "NEWS: Small Press Expo Signing Tour in September," (July 26, 1997). Archived at Google Groups.
  25. ^ Sangiacomo, Mike. "Superman Vet Had Write Stuff: Alviin Schwartz will make Rare Public Appearance and Discuss Years at DC," Cleveland Plain Dealer (Nov. 27, 1997).