2008 in comics

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Notable events of 2008 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • Me and My Ainia by Lai Ann wins the Outstanding Comics Award from the Institute for Compilation and Translation of Taiwan
  • Tiny Titans released By DC Comics

July[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 10: Catawiki, a compendium of collector's catalogues, comes online

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 3: Johan van Dijk, Dutch comics artist and illustrator (Onze Rusteloze Aarde, Wonderen der Natuur), passed away at age 90.[8]
  • January 6: Marty Links, American comics artist (Emmy Lou), dies at age 90. [9]
  • January 19: Rik Clément, Belgian comics artist (Dees Dubbel), dies at age 87.[10]

February[edit]

March[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 15: Guus Boissevain, aka Gub, Dutch comics artist (Piet Pelle, Snuf en de Grollenburgers, Bliep en Barthold, also worked for the Dutch edition of Mad), passes away at age 79. [26]

November[edit]

  • November 17: Guy Peellaert, Belgian painter, album cover designer, illustrator and comics artist (Les Aventures de Jodelle, Pravada la Surviveuse, The Game, SHE and the Green Rairs), passes away from cancer at age 74.[27]
  • November 28: Enrico De Seta, Italian comics artist, cartoonist and caricaturist (Giovanni-qui-obéit, Bacù), dies at age 100. [28]
  • November 28: Leon Lazarus, American comics writer and editor (worked for Marvel Comics), dies at age 89.

December[edit]

  • December 4: Fritz Behrendt, German-Dutch political cartoonist, dies at age 83.[29]
  • December 6: Gérard Lauzier, French comics artist (Tranches de Vie, Al Crane), dies at age 76.[30]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Marits Rietdijk, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (comics for motorcycle magazines), passes away at age 87 or 88. [31]

Exhibitions[edit]

Conventions[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

Aetheric Mechanics
Release: December 5 by Avatar Press. Writer: Warren Ellis. Artist: Gianluca Pagliarani
Anna Mercury
Release: April 2 by Avatar Press. Writer: Warren Ellis. Artist: Facundo Percio
American Dream
Release: May by Marvel Comics. Writer: Tom DeFalco Artists: Todd Nauck and Scott Koblish
The Evil Dead
Release: January by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Mark Verheiden. Artist: John Bolton
Bayan Knights
Release: September by Sacred Mountain Publications. Writers: Various
Blade of the Warrior: Kshatriya
Release: by Virgin Comics. Writer: Arjun Gaind Artist: R.Manikandan
Blood Bowl: Killer Contract
Release: June 25 by Boom! Studios. Writer: Matt Forbeck Artist: Lads Helloven.
The Bond of Saint Marcel
Release: July 30 by Archaia Studios Press. Writer: Jennifer Quintenz. Artists: Christian Gossett & Marshall Dillion
Cable
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writer: Duane Swierczynski. Artist: Ariel Olivetti
Captain Britain and MI: 13
Release: May 14 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Paul Cornell Artists: Leonard Kirk and Jesse Delperdang
Countdown Special: The New Gods
Release: March by DC Comics. Reprints: Forever People #1 (1971), Mister Miracle #1 (1971) and The New Gods #7 (1971)
Countdown Special: OMAC
Release: April by DC Comics. Reprints: OMAC #1 (1974), The Warlord #37–39 (1976) and DC Comics Presents #61 (1978)
Deepak Chopra's Buddha
Release: March by Liquid Comics. Writer: Deepak Chopra
Exiles
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writer: Mike Raicht. Summary: A recap of the adventures in the first 100 issues of Exiles
Final Crisis
Release: May by DC Comics. Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: J. G. Jones, Cover by: Art Baltazar
Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds
Release: August by DC Comics. Writer: Geoff Johns. Artist: George Pérez
Final Crisis: Revelations
Release: August by DC Comics. Writer: Greg Rucka. Artist:s Phillip Tan, Jeff De Los Santos and Jonathan Glapion;
GeNext
Release: May 14 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Chris Claremont Artist: Patrick Scherberger, Cover by: Doug Gregory Alexander
Gigantic
Release: October by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Eric Nguyen
Goblin Chronicles
Release: March by Ape Entertainment. Writers: Troy Dye, Tom Kelesides Artist: Collin Fogel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Release: May 14 by Marvel Comics. Writers: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning Artist: Paul Pelletier
Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft
Release: June 4 by Marvel Max. Writer: Richard Corben. Artist: Richard Corben
High Rollers
Release: July by Boom! Studios. Writer: Gary Phillips. Artist: Manuel Magalhaes
House of Mystery
Release: May by Vertigo. Writer: Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham Artists: Luca Rossi and Ross Campbell
Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods
Release: June by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Steve Scott. Cover by: Art Baltazar
Avengers/Invaders
Release: May by Marvel Comics/Dynamite Entertainment. Writers: Alex Ross and Jim Krueger Artist: Steve Sadowski
Kick-Ass
Release: April by Icon. Writer: Mark Millar. Artist: John Romita, Jr.
King Golf
Release: August by Shogakukan (Weekly Shōnen Sunday). Author: Ken Sasaki.
Locke & Key
Release: February 20 by IDW Publishing. Writer: Joe Hill. Artist:s Gabriel Rodriguez & Jay Fotos
The Man with No Name
Release: May by Dynamite Entertainment. Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Wellington Dias
Marvel 1985
Release: May 29 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards
Marvel Zombies 3
Release: October 1 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Fred Van Lente. Artist: Kev Walker
Minister Jade
Release: June by Cellar Door Publishing. Writer and Artist: Steve Bialik
New Exiles
Release: April by Marvel Comics. Writer: Chris Claremont. Artist: Tom Grummett. Summary: Relaunch of Exiles with this following on directly from Exiles #100
Number of the Beast
Release: April 9 by Wildstorm. Writer: Scott Beatty. Artist: Chris Sprouse
Project Superpowers
Release: January by Dynamite Entertainment. Writer: Jim Krueger. Artista: Doug Klauba & Stephen Sadowski
Hulk
Release: January by Marvel Comics. Writer: Jeph Loeb III. Artist: Ed McGuinness

Reign in Hell

Release: July by DC Comics. Writer: Keith Giffen. Artist: Tom Derenick
Runaways
Release: August by Marvel Comics. The third volume of the series marks the third creative team of Terry Moore and Humberto Ramos.
Secret Invasion
Release: April 2 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Brian Michael Bendis. Artists: Leinil Yu & Mark Morales
Skaar: Son of Hulk
Release: June by Marvel Comics. Writer: Greg Pak. Artist: Ron Garney
Sky Doll
Release: May 14 by Marvel Comics/Soleil. Writers: Barbara Canepa and Alessandro Barbucci Artist: Alessandro Barbucci
Station
Release: June 25 by Boom! Studios. Writer: Johanna Stokes Artists: Leno Carvalho and Ed Dukeshire.
Teen Titans: The Lost Annual
Release: January 9 by DC Comics. Writer: Bob Haney; Artists Jay Stephens & Mike Allred; Cover by Nick Cardy Summary: The Teen Titans go into space to rescue President John F. Kennedy
Teen Titans: Year One
Release: January 2 by DC Comics. Writer: Amy Wolfman Artists: Karl Kerschl & Serge Lapointe. Cover by: Karl Kerschl Summary: A reimagining of how the Teen Titans came together
Tiny Titans
Release: April by DC Comics. Writer: Art Baltazar Artist: Art Baltazar, Cover by: Art Baltazar
Titanium Rain
Release: July by Archaia Studios Press. Writer: Josh Finney. Artists: Josh Finney & Kat Rocha
Trinity
Release: June by DC Comics. Writers: Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza Artists: Mark Bagley, Scott McDaniel, Tom Derenick, Mike Norton and others. Cover by: Art Baltazar
True Believers
Release: July 30 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Cary Bates. Artist: Paul Gulacy
The Twelve
Release: January by Marvel Comics. Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artist: Chris Weston
Ultimate Human
Release: January by Marvel Comics. Writer: Warren Ellis. Artist: Cary Nord
Ultimate Origins
Release: June 4 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Brian Michael Bendis. Artist: Butch Guice
The War that Time Forgot
Release: May 7 by DC Comics. Writer: Bruce Jones Artists: Al Barrionuevo and Jimmy Palmiotti, Cover by: Neal Adams
Wildcats: Worlds End
Release: July 30 by Wildstorm. Writer: Christos Gage. Artist: Neil Googe & Trevor Hairsine
Wildstorm: Revelations
Release: January 2 by Wildstorm. Writers: Christos Gage & Scott Beatty. Artist: Wes Craig
X-Men: Manifest Destiny
Release: September 4 by Marvel Comics. Writers:Mike Carey, C. B. Cebulski, James Asmus. Artists: Michael Ryan, Victor Olazaba, Chris Burnham, David Yardin

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Hellblazer #240
  3. ^ Time.Com The 2008 Top 25 Blogs Poll ResultsApril 7, 2008
  4. ^ NYCC '08: Marvel Apes[permanent dead link], Newsarama, April 20, 2008
  5. ^ Universal options 'Resurrection', The Hollywood Reporter, April 28, 2008
  6. ^ Archaia Studios Press To Be Acquired by Kunoichi, Inc., Not Devil's Due, Comic Book Resources, October 8, 2008
  7. ^ Kunoichi to Purchase Archaia Studios Press, Newsarama, October 8, 2008
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dijk_johan-van.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/links_marty.htm
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/clement.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stevens_d.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/de-kempeneer_hugo.htm
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  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mooney_jim.htm
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  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/western_mike.htm
  18. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/elder.htm
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/tumlinson_pete.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/turner_michael.htm
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  30. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lauzier_gerard.htm
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  36. ^ Whitall, Susan. "'Wolfman Mac' show will be back in May," Detroit News (19 Apr 2008), p. D.3.
  37. ^ Hightower, Robert. "Comic strip artist depicts positive messages on life," Philadelphia Tribune (16 May 2008), p. 1B,2B.
  38. ^ "Buy, Trade Comics At Show Livonia: Collectibles, Toys, Hourly Door Prizes, Too," Detroit Free Press (06 July 2008), p. CL.6.
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  40. ^ Press release. "Mid-Ohio Comic Con merges with Ohio Comic Con, launches new website," Comic Book Resources (May 19, 2008).