2011 in comics

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Notable events of 2011 in comics. See also List of years in comics.




  • Catawiki, an online compendium of collector's catalogues, becomes available in English.




  • During the month, DC Comics releases 52 brand-new titles as part of their The New 52 publishing scheme.



  • February 21: Dwayne McDuffie, co-founder of Milestone Media, dies at age 49.


  • June 18: Lew Schwartz, Golden Age artist on Batman, dies at age 84.
  • June 23: Gene Colan, long-time artist for Marvel Comics, died at age 84.



  • September 4: Dave Hoover dies at age 56.
  • September 16: Tom Wilson, creator of the comic strip Ziggy, dies at age 80.
  • September 18: Jack Adler, long-time member of the production staff at DC Comics, dies at age 94.




Exhibitions and shows[edit]


First issues by title[edit]

Release: April by Image Comics. Writer: Mark Kidwell, Artists: Nat Jones and Jay Fotos
All Fall Down
Release: by Arcana Studios. Writer: Casey Jones. Artists: Jason Reeves, Gian Fernando, Brian Brinlee, Anvit Randeria, Cirque Studios, and Pericles Junior.
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writers: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artist: Tan Eng Huat
Avenging Spider-Man
Release: November by Marvel Comics. Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Joe Madureira[12][13]
Bad Island
Release: August by Grafix. Writer: Doug TenNapel Artist: Doug TenNapel
Batman: Arkham City
Release: July by DC Comics. Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Carlos D'Anda
Release: May by Image. Writer: El Torres Artist: Abe Hernando
Fear Itself
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Stuart Immonen[14][15][16][17]
Graveyard of Empires
Release: June by Image Comics. Writer: Mark Sable Artist: Paul Azaceta[18]
The Last of the Greats
Release: October by Image Comics. Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Brent Peeples
Near Death
Release: September by Image Comics. Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Simone Guglielmini
Release: October by Vertigo. Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Eduardo Risso[19]
Super Dinosaur
Release: April by Image Comics (Skybound imprint). Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Jason Howard[20]
Wolverine and the X-Men
Release: October by Marvel Comics. Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Chris Bachalo

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Moore, Matt. "Marvel Promotes Axel Alonso to Editor-in-Chief", ABC News, January 4, 2011
  2. ^ "Marvel Promotes Axel Alonso to Editor-in-chief", CBS News, January 4, 2011
  3. ^ Boucher, Geoff. "Jerry Robinson, key creator behind the Joker and Robin, dead at 89". Los Angeles Times. December 8, 2011
  4. ^ Dobuzinskis, Alex (2011-12-15). "Captain America co-creator Joe Simon dies at 98". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  5. ^ Henrickson, Eric. "Takei carries on 'Star Trek' legacy," Detroit News (May 12, 2011).
  6. ^ Peters, Monica. "Learn to draw your own comic-book hero: Nation's top black publishers, authors, and artists will offer workshops," Philadelphia Inquirer (20 May 2011), p. W.29.
  7. ^ McAuliffe, Josh. "Comic book convention set for Sunday at Johnson College," McClatchy - Tribune Business News (10 June 2011).
  8. ^ "Christchurch Expo Details". Armageddon Expo 2011. accessed September 6, 2011.
  9. ^ "Wizard World LA postponement surprised guests and exhibitors," The Beat (August 16, 2011).
  10. ^ "Auckland Ticketing Info. Armageddon Expo 2011. accessed September 6, 2011.
  11. ^ O'Donnell, Chuck. "A life in comics," Home News Tribune (30 Oct 2011).
  12. ^ ""Avenging Spider-Man" Series Announced by Marvel!". 13 June 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Marvel.com "Avenging Spider-Man" #1 solicitation". Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Watch the FULL Marvel Press Conference!", Marvel Comics, December 21, 2010
  15. ^ Sacks, Ethan. "Marvel Comics launches 'Fear Itself'; Miniseries has superheroes threatened by God of Fear", The New York Daily News, December 21, 2010
  16. ^ Truitt, Brian. "Be afraid: Marvel's heroes gear up for 'Fear Itself'", USA Today, December 21, 2010
  17. ^ Manning, Shaun. "Marvel Announces 'Fear Itself'", Comic Book Resources, December 21, 2010
  18. ^ http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=8134
  19. ^ "New 'Spaceman' comic features superhuman astronaut who lives on Mars". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  20. ^ Truitt, Brian. "Super Dinosaur ready for a dino-mite debut, USA Today, February 3, 2011