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 19: Rik Clément, Belgian comics artist (Dees Dubbel), dies at age 87.[9]

February[edit]

March[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • December 4: Fritz Behrendt, German-Dutch political cartoonist, dies at age 83.[26]
  • December 6: Gérard Lauzier, French comics artist (Tranches de Vie, Al Crane), dies at age 76.[27]

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/c/clement.htm
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/arriola_gus.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stevens_d.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/de-kempeneer_hugo.htm
  13. ^ http://www.comicmix.com/2008/03/22/tintin-publisher-raymond-leblanc-dies-at-92/
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/marechal.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mooney_jim.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/key_ted.htm
  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
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/flessel_creig.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/akatsuka_fujio.htm
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kamen_jack.htm
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/macherot.htm
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/peellaert.htm
  26. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/behrendt_fritz.htm
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lauzier_gerard.htm
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  33. ^ Hightower, Robert. "Comic strip artist depicts positive messages on life," Philadelphia Tribune (16 May 2008), p. 1B,2B.
  34. ^ "Buy, Trade Comics At Show Livonia: Collectibles, Toys, Hourly Door Prizes, Too," Detroit Free Press (06 July 2008), p. CL.6.
  35. ^ "BD: Festival da Amadora 2007 teve mais visitantes, edição de 2008 dedicada a tecnologia e ficção científica," Expresso (Nov. 5, 2007).
  36. ^ Press release. "Mid-Ohio Comic Con merges with Ohio Comic Con, launches new website," Comic Book Resources (May 19, 2008).