2012 in comics

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Notable events of 2012 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

This is a list of comics-related events in 2012. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.










  • April 28: Dik Bruynesteyn, Dutch comics artist and cartoonist (Appie Happie), dies at the age of 84. [20]



  • June 5: Ray Bradbury, American novelist and screenwriter, whose stories were frequently adapted into comic book stories by EC Comics with his permission, passes away at age 91. [26]
  • June 20: LeRoy Neiman, American illustrator and comics artist (Playboy, designed the Femlin characters), dies at age 91. [27]
  • June 21: Otto Schwalge, German comics artist (Oskar, der freundliche Polizist), dies at age 91. [28]





  • November 2: Gösta Gummesson, Swedish comics artist (Åsa-Nisse), dies at age 84. [32]
  • November 13: Ray Zone, American film historian, author and illustrator, best known for making 3-D versions of comics, dies at age 65 from a heart attack. [33]
  • November 28: Spain Rodriguez, American underground comics artist (Trashman), dies at age 72 from cancer. [34]
  • November 30: Jeff Millar, American comics writer (Tank McNamara), dies of bile duct cancer at age 70. [35]
  • Specific date unknown: November: Hussein Amin Bikar, Egyptian comics artist and children's book illustrator (Chaddad & Aouad), passes away at age 99. [36]


  • December 25: Juan Antonio Abellán, Spanish comics artist (Ray Alcotan), dies at age 86. [37]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Tenas, Belgian comics artist (Morgana, Disney comics, Onkr), dies at age 85 or 86. [38]

First issues by title[edit]

Alpha Girl
Release February by Image Comics. Writers: Jean-Paul Bonjour and Jeff Roenning Artist: Robert Love[39]
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Adventures
Release April by Marvel Comics. Writer: Chris Yost Artist: Adam Dekraker[40]
Bad Medicine
Release June by Oni Press (also available on FCBD in May 2012). Writers: Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis Artist: Christopher Mitten
Batman Incorporated volume 2
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Chris Burnham[41]
Dark Matter
Release January by Dark Horse Comics. Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie Artist: Garry Brown
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: James Robinson Artist: Nicola Scott[41]
Release January by Image Comics. Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips
Dial H
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: China Miéville Artist: Mateus Santoluoco[41]
G.I. Combat
Release May by DC Comics. Writers: J. T. Krul, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray Artists: Ariel Olivetti, Dan Panosian, Scott Kolins[41]
King Conan
Release January by Dark Horse Comics. Writers: Tim Truman Artist: Tomás Giorello
The Manhattan Projects
Release March by Image Comics. Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra
The Massive
Release June by Dark Horse. Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Kristian Donaldson
Release May by Dark Horse. Writer and Artist: Matt Kindt
The New Deadwardians
Release March by Vertigo. Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: I.N.J. Culbard[42]
Release June by Image Comics. Writer & Artist: Ken Garing
Point of Impact
Release October by Image Comics. Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Koray Kuranel
Rachel Rising
Release March by Abstract Studios. Writer & Artist: Terry Moore
The Ravagers
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: Howard Mackie Artist: Ian Churchill[41]
Resident Alien
Release April by Dark Horse. Writer: Peter Hogan Artist: Steve Parkhouse
Release May by Image comics. Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Mike Norton
Release March by Image Comics. Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples
Scarlet Spider volume 2
Release January by Marvel Comics. Writer: Chris Yost Artist: Ryan Stegman
Smoke and Mirrors
Release March by IDW Publishing. Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Ryan Brown
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi
Release February by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: John Ostrander Artist: Jan Duursema[43]
Thief of Thieves
Release February by Image Comics (Skybound). Writers: Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer Artist: Shawn Martinbrough
Think Tank
Release August by Image Comics. Writer: Matt Hawkins Artist: Rahsan Ekedal
Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures
Release April by Marvel Comics. Writers: Dan Slott, Ty Templeton Artist: Nuno Plati[40]
Release January by Image Comics. Writer and Artist: Joshua Luna
Worlds' Finest
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: George Pérez[41]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Matt Groening". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Exhibition - Frank Stack at 75". Missouri Life. 
  3. ^ "Asbury Park Comic Con Comes to New Jersey". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Johnston, Rich. "Tim Pilcher Says Too Many Cons, Not Enough Pros," Bleeding Cool (May 14, 2012).
  5. ^ Hammerstein, B J. "Artists, wrestlers and stars of yore," Detroit Free Press (17 May 2012), p. Z.24.
  6. ^ Henrickson, Eric. "'Uhuru' beaming in for Comic Con," Detroit News (May 17, 2012).
  7. ^ Peters, Monica. "Celebrating blacks' work with comics: Two-day convention in Philly," Philadelphia Inquirer (18 May 2012), p. W.28.
  8. ^ The Beat. "This Weekend: Asbury Park Comic Con II". Comics Beat. The Beat. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Hopkins, David. "Mark Walters: Leader of the Geeks," Archived 2012-11-14 at the Wayback Machine. D Magazine (Sept. 19, 2012)
  10. ^ "Richard Alf, a Comic-Con founder, dies of cancer". 
  11. ^ Rowe, Peter. "Richard Alf, 59, one of Comic-Con's founders". 
  12. ^ "BBC News - Comic-Con co-creator Ken Krueger dies". news.bbc.co.uk. 
  13. ^ Obituary, Staten Island Advance (Jan, 2012).
  14. ^ Levante-EMV. "Fallece a los 64 años el guionista valenciano de cómics Antonio Segura - Levante-EMV". www.levante-emv.com. 
  15. ^ "John Severin". lambiek.net. 
  16. ^ "Sheldon Moldoff". lambiek.net. 
  17. ^ Hamel, Ian (March 10, 2012). "Décès à Paris du dessinateur et scénariste de BD Moebius". Le Point.fr.
  18. ^ Connelly, Brendon (March 10, 2012). "Moebius, aka Jean Giraud, aka Gir, Has Passed Away". Bleeding Cool.
  19. ^ "Jean Giraud". lambiek.net. 
  20. ^ "Dik Bruynesteyn". lambiek.net. 
  21. ^ "Maurice Sendak". lambiek.net. 
  22. ^ "Tony De Zuñiga". lambiek.net. 
  23. ^ "Eddy Paape". lambiek.net. 
  24. ^ "Ernie Chan". lambiek.net. 
  25. ^ "Jim Unger". lambiek.net. 
  26. ^ Duke, Alan (June 6, 2012). "Sci-fi legend Ray Bradbury dies". CNN. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Remembering LeRoy Neiman" – via The Nation. 
  28. ^ "Otto Schwalge". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  29. ^ Chile., BioBioChile - La Red de Prensa Más Grande de (24 July 2012). "Mampato queda huérfano: Fallece destacado dibujante Themo Lobos". 
  30. ^ "Joe Kubert". lambiek.net. 
  31. ^ "Marc Swayze". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  32. ^ "Gösta Gummesson". lambiek.net. 
  33. ^ "Ray Zone, the '3D King of Hollywood,' Dies at 65". 
  34. ^ "Spain Rodriguez". lambiek.net. 
  35. ^ "Jeff Millar dies at 70; 'Tank McNamara' comic strip creator". 9 December 2012 – via LA Times. 
  36. ^ "Hussein Amin Bikar". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  37. ^ "Juan Antonio Abellán". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  38. ^ "Tenas". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  39. ^ Dana Shukartsi On Alpha Girl From Image Bleeding Cool
  40. ^ a b Marvel Announces New Adventures Line, Multiversitycomics.com, January 24, 2012
  41. ^ a b c d e f Kushins, Josh (January 12, 2012). "DC Comics in 2012-–-Introducing the "Second Wave" of DC Comics The New 52". The Source. DC Comics. Archived from the original on January 14, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  42. ^ ‘The New Deadwardians’: If vampires, zombies visited ‘Downton Abbey’ LA Times
  43. ^ "Dark Horse Announces Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi".