2005 in comics

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Notable events of 2005 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 31: John R. Norton begins the George comic strip

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 2: Frank Kelly Freas, American illustrator and comics artist (covers and advertising parodies for Mad), dies at age 82. [3]
  • January 3: Will Eisner, American comics artist (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, The Spirit, Contract with God), dies at age 87. [4]
  • January 5: Sean, a.k.a. Shawn or Buckshot, American activist and comics artist (made erotic comics for various gay magazines), passes away at age 69 from lung cancer. [5]
  • January 10: Professeur Choron, French comedian, journalist, comics writer and singer (co-founder of Hara-Kiri and Charlie Hebdo), dies at age 75.
  • January 25: Chad Grothkopf, American comics artist and animator (Hoppy the Marvel Bunny), dies at age 90 or 91. [6]
  • January 25: Jill Elgin, American illustrator and comics artist (continued Girl Commandos), dies at age 82. [7]
  • Specific date unknown: Jim Turnbull, Scottish comics artist, painter and political cartoonist (Pinky & Perky, continued Freddie the Frog and The Merry Tales of Mimi and Marny), dies at age 74. [8]

February[edit]

  • February 15: Dudu Geva, Israeli comics artist, cartoonist and caricaturist (The Duck), passes away at age 54 from a heart attack. [9]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 2: Sahap Ayhan, Turkish comics artist (Gültekin, Turkish versions of The Phantom and Flash Gordon), dies at age 78 or 79. [20]
  • May 23: John Albano, American comics writer (co-creator of Jonah Hex), dies at age 82 from a heart attack.
  • May 31: Eduardo Teixeira Coelho, a.k.a. ETC, a.k.a. Martin Sièvre, Portuguese comics artist and illustrator (Ragnar le Viking, Yves Le Loup, Ayak Le Loup Blanc, Robin Hood), dies at age 85. [21]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 13: Raymond Chiavarino, a.k.a. Maric, French comics artist and writer (wrote, among others for Les Pieds Nickelés, Valentin and Bibi Fricotin), dies at the age of 78. [33] [34]
  • September 21: Mort Leav, American comics artist (co-creator of The Heap), dies at age 89. [35]
  • Specific date unknown: Horn, Belgian cartoonist and comics artist (Jim et sa Bande, Le Week-end Sportif), passed away at age 95. [36]

October[edit]

[41]

November[edit]

[46] [47]

December[edit]

Exhibitions and shows[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

These comic books were the first issued in each series.

Apocalypse Nerd
Released: January by Dark Horse Comics. Writer & Artist: Peter Bagge
Archaic
Released: May by Fenickx Productions LLC. Writer: James S. Abrams. Artist: Brett Marting
Batman: Dark Detective
Released: May 4 by DC Comics. Writer: Steve Englehart. Artists: Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin.
Blade for Barter
Release: February by Seven Seas Entertainment. Writer: Jason DeAngelis Artist: Honoel A. Ibardolaza
Daredevil vs. Punisher
Release: July 6 by Marvel Comics (Marvel Knights imprint). Writer & Artist: David Lapham.
Fantastic Four: House of M
Release: July 6 by Marvel Comics. Writer: John Layman. Artist: Scot Eaton.
Great Lakes Avengers
Release: April 6 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Dan Slott. Artist: Paul Pelletier.
House of M
Release: June 1 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Brian Michael Bendis. Artist: Olivier Coipel.
Hunter-Killer
Release: March 17 by Top Cow Productions. Writer: Mark Waid. Artist: Marc Silvestri.
Young Avengers
Release: February 9 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Allan Heinberg. Artist: Jim Cheung.
Young Avengers #1 "Director's Cut"
Release: March 16 by Marvel Comics.

Conventions[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

1 Ratings are provided by the publisher: Marvel Comics ratings.[dead link]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/grothkopf_chad.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/elgin_jill.htm
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