2018 in comics

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Notable events of 2018 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



This is a list of comics-related events in 2018. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.

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February[edit]

  • February 13: A legal declaration on behalf of Stan Lee's attorney Tom Lallas accuses Lee's daughter, Joan Boocock Lee, and attorneys Jerry Olivarez, Keya Morgan and Kirk Schenck of "continuing attempts to control Lee's life and exercise undue influence ove his property, assets and business affairs." [1] In April Lee is however filmed denying the accusations, yet confirming that he signed the statement, despite not being able to properly read it due to macular degeneration.[2]
  • February 16: Stan Lee's tour manager, Max Anderson, is removed by the police for aggressive behaviour towards Lee. The report is filed by Keya Morgan and denied by Anderson.[3]
  • February 18: Guy Gilchrist quits drawing Nancy after continuing the series for 22 years.[4]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 15: Stan Lee sues POW! Entertainment for "manufacturing a fraudulent intellectual property agreement, which granted POW! the exclusive right to use Lee's name, identity, image and likeness on a worldwide basis in perpetuity".[10][11]

June[edit]

  • June 13: Stan Lee's former business manager Keya Morgan is arrested for filing a false report of an emergency and two counts of filing a false report of a crime, along with a probation violation. Two days later a restraining order is filed against him too. He denies the accusations.[12][13][14]
  • June 26: Bill Morrison becomes executive editor of Mad.[15]

August[edit]

  • August 6: In Ghent, Belgium cartoonist Mauro Padovani and his husband Thomas become victim of gay bashing. They have to be brought to a hospital. The culprits are later arrested.[16][17]
  • August 10: In an interview Stan Lee confirms that he made some bad decisions regarding his financial matters, but denies any bad relations with his daughter.[18]

September[edit]

  • September 28: French comics artist Bastien Vivès causes controversy with the graphic novel Petit Paul, about a ten-year old boy who is stalked for his huge penis by adult women. A petition is signed to ban the book, which some stores effectively do.[19][20]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • February 22: Forges, Spanish film director, television director and cartoonist (Blasillo, La Foca Concha and Romerales), dies at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.[29][30]
  • February 25: Howard Sparber, American painter, sculptor and comics artist (Timmmy, Crax and Jax, The Byrd House, Trix of the Trade), dies at age 97.[31]
  • February 27: William Gezzio, Uruguayan comics artist (Charoná, Campito, Humornautas), dies at age 73.[32]

March[edit]

  • March 25: Fred Boatman, American cartoonist and graphic artist (made cartoons for CARtoons), passes away at age 83.[33]
  • March 26: Lee Holley, American comics artist (Ponytail, assisted on Dennis the Menace and Looney Tunes comics), dies at age 84 in an airplane crash.[34]
  • Specific date unknown: Gérald Gorridge, French comics artist (Histoire Sans Titre, Olycka, La Dame de Lettonie, Les Tristes Conséquences d'un Échec du Sire de Bougainville), dies at age 60.[35]

April[edit]

  • April 8: Gunnar Persson, Swedish comics artist (Gus, continued Kronblom, created the spin-off Ur Klackamo Dagbok), dies at age 85 after injuries from a fall.[36]
  • April 10: F'murr, French comics artist (Le Génie des alpages), dies at age 72.[37]
  • April 18: Pino Rinaldi, Italian comics artist (continued Martin Mystère and worked for Marvel Comics), dies from pancreatic cancer at the age of 60.[38]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 5: Pepe Ferré, Spanish comics artist (Comicon S.L., Disney comics, Rolf Kauka comics, Egmont-Ehapa), dies at the age of 69.[47]
  • July 13: Frank Giroud, French comics writer (Louis la Guigne, Louis Ferchot, Mandrill, the Décalogue trilogy.), passes away at age 62.[48]
  • July 20: Jeff Hook, Australian cartoonist (Jeff's View), dies at age 89.[49]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 6: Edouard Aidans, aka Jok, Joke, Delcroix and Hardan, Belgian comics artist (Bob Binn, Tounga, Marc Franval, Les Panthères, La Toile et la Dague, Tony Stark, continued Bernard Prince, Les Saintes Nitouches), dies at age 88.[58]
  • September 7: Carlos Ceesepe, Spanish painter, illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 60 from leukemia.[59]
  • September 24: Norm Breyfogle, 58, American comic book artist (Batman, Prime), complications from a stroke.[60][61]
  • September 30: René Pétillon, French political cartoonist and comics artist (Jack Palmer, Docteur Miracle, Le Baron Noir), passes away at age 72.[62]
  • September 30: Carlos Ezquerra, Spanish comics artist (Judge Dredd), dies at age 70.[63][64]

October[edit]

November[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

Doctor Strange: Damnation
Released February by Marvel Comics. Writers: Donny Cates and Nick Spencer Artist: Rod Reis
X-Men Red
Released February by Marvel Comics. Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Mahmud Asrar
Sonic the Hedgehog
Released April by IDW Publishing. Writer: Ian Flynn Artist: Tracy Yardley

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