2009 in comics

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Notable events of 2009 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 1: The direct-to-DVD movie Hulk Vs was released.[1]
  • January 6: The third and final volume of Hollow Fields has been released.

February[edit]

April[edit]

  • In honor of Wolverine's 35th anniversary, Marvel Comics announced that numerous Marvel titles would feature Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant covers in April 2009.[5] Styles will be reminiscent of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol.[6] The first issues to feature a Wolverine Art Appreciation variant cover were Captain Britain and MI13 #12, Amazing Spider-man #590, Hulk #11, Uncanny X-Men #508, and Secret Warriors #3.[7]
  • "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" was a 2009 story featuring the DC Comics character of Batman. The story was published in two parts, in the "final" issues of the series Batman (#686) and Detective Comics (#853), released February and April respectively. Written by Neil Gaiman, pencilled by Andy Kubert, and inked by Scott Williams, the story was purported to be the "last" Batman story in the wake of severe psychological trauma that Batman endures within the Batman R.I.P. story, and his ultimate fate in Final Crisis.[8]

May[edit]

June[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 9: It was announced that Paul Levitz would step down as President and Publisher of DC Comics to serve as the Contributing Editor and Overall Consultant for the newly formed DC Entertainment and Diane Nelson would serve as President of the new division.[14]

October[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 1: Ric Estrada, Cuban-American comics artist (worked for DC Comics), passes away at age 81 from prostate cancer. [18]

April[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 9: Dave Simons, American comics artist and animator (worked for Marvel and DC Comics), dies at age 54. [21]
  • June 19: Piet Tibos, Belgian comics artist and cartoonist (De Avonturen van Sebedeus en zijn Ploeg), dies at age 78. [22]

July[edit]

  • July 3: Martin Vaughn-James, British painter, illustrator and comics artist (Elephant, The Projector, The Park, The Cage), dies at age 65. [23]
  • July 21: Heinz Edelmann, German graphic designer, illustrator, animator, cartoonist and comics artist (Yellow Submarine), dies from heart disease at age 75. [24]
  • July 22: John Ryan, British comics artist and animator (Harris Tweed, Extra Special Agent, Captain Pugwash), dies at age 88. [25]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 25: Jean Vermeire, aka Jiv, Belgian comics artist and illustrator (Les Aventures de M. Ding, Les Aventures de Bob), passes away at age 88. [28]
  • September 29: Rusty Haller, American comics artist (Hanna-Barbera comics, Looney Tunes comics), dies at age 55. [29]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • December 9: Govind Brhamania, Indian comics artist (Bahadur), dies at age 71. [35]
  • December: Nel van Beek, aka Koten, Dutch feminist, poster designer and comics artist (Dol en Mina, Floor Blom), dies at age 75 or 76. [36]

Specific date unknown[edit]

Conventions[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

Batman and Robin
Release: June by DC Comics. Writer: Grant Morrison Artists: Frank Quitely, Philip Tan.
Go Beerkada: Rise of the Jhologs
Release: October. Writer and Artist: Lyndon Gregorio
Black Panther Vol. 5
Release: February by Marvel Comics. Writer: Reginald Wudlin Artist: Ken Lashley.
Blood Upon the Rose
Release: by O'Brien Press. Writer and Artist: Gerry Hunt
Cowboy Ninja Viking
Release: August by Shadowline. Writer: A.J. Lieberman Artist: Riley Rossmo
The Flash: Rebirth
Release: March by DC Comics. Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ethan Van Sciver.
Blackest Night
Release: Summer by DC Comics. Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis.
Mysterius: The Unfathomable
Release: March by Wildstorm. Writers: Jeff Parker Artist: Tom Fowler[44][45]
Push
Release: January by Wildstorm. Writers: Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman Artist: Bruno Redondo[46]
R.E.B.E.L.S.
Release: February by DC Comics. Writer: Tony Bedard Artists: Andy Clarke, Claude St. Aubin.
Tumor
Release: October by Arcaia Studios Press. Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Noel Tuazon

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bailey, Michael. "The Blue, the Red and the Green". Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Ultimate X-Men #100". Marvel.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Ultimate Fantastic Four #60". Marvel.com. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Spider-Man and Barack Obama team up | Marvel.com News". Marvel.com. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  5. ^ "Wolverine as Masterpiece". The Washington Post. March 18, 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Marvel prepares to showcase Wolverine from a very different perspective | Marvel.com News". Marvel.com. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  7. ^ "News | Marvel Announces "Wolverine Art Appreciation Month"". Comicspriceguide.com. 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  8. ^ "SDCC '08 - DC Nation 2, Neil Gaiman to Write Batman". Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  9. ^ McClintock, Pamela (2007-10-17). "'Wolverine' claws on May '09 date". Variety. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kauka_rolf.htm
  11. ^ "Hergé". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  12. ^ http://www.belgiumtouristguide.be/pdf/presse/nl/260609_nero.pdf
  13. ^ "Marc Sleen". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  14. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (September 9, 2009). "Warner Bros. Creates DC Entertainment To Maximize DC Brands". Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ Brady, Matt (2009-02-07). "NYCC '09 - Image Comics Panel". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  16. ^ "Corky Trinidad". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  17. ^ "Juan Bernet Toledano". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  18. ^ "Ric Estrada". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  19. ^ "Frank Springer". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  20. ^ "Fritzi Harmsen van Beek". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  21. ^ "Dave Simons". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  22. ^ "Piet Tibos". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  23. ^ "Martin Vaughn-James". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  24. ^ "Heinz Edelmann". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  25. ^ "John Ryan". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  26. ^ "Frank Borth". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  27. ^ Davison, Phil (5 November 2009). "Josette Baujot obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  28. ^ "Jean Vermeire". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  29. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/haller_rusty.htm
  30. ^ "George Tuska". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  31. ^ "Jef Nys". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  32. ^ "François Bel". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  33. ^ "Sonny Trinidad". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  34. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/tripp_irving.htm
  35. ^ "Govind Brhamania". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  36. ^ "Koten". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  37. ^ "Annette Tison". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  38. ^ "Convention calendar," Orlando Sentinel (March 13, 2009).
  39. ^ Henrickson, Eric. "Comic fans to get royal visit," Detroit News (May 14, 2009).
  40. ^ Sullivan, Kita S. "Literacy through comics: A convention is aimed at teaching the young to read," Philadelphia Inquirer (15 May 2009), p. W.28.
  41. ^ "Comicon: From Marvel Legends to Online Upstarts," Pittsburgh Post - Gazette (14 Apr 2011), p. W.13.
  42. ^ Chakerian, Peter. "Genghis Con Cleveland: Thanksgiving for fans of regional indie comics, small-press and 'zine," Cleveland.com (November 25, 2013).
  43. ^ Sangiacomo, Michael. "Genghis Con comic convention set for Cleveland's Beachland Ballroom," The Plain Dealer (November 24, 2009).
  44. ^ Getting 'Mysterius' With Jeff Parker - His New Series, Newsarama, November 4, 2008
  45. ^ "防犯砂利か芝生か伐採や草むしりのあとの選択肢". www.mysteriusthegreat.com. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  46. ^ SDCC 08: Wildstorm Snares Push License, IGN, July 22, 2008