1996 in comics

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Notable events of 1996 in comics. See also list of years in comics.



Events

Year overall

  • The Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute creates Enviro-babies to help promote endangered species awareness

February

March

  • With issue #75, The Sandman ends its run. (DC/Vertigo)

April

June

July

August

September

  • The British satirical cartoon magazine Punch, which went bankrupt in 1992, is revived. It will run until 2002. [2]
  • Fantastic Four (1961 series) is canceled by Marvel with issue #416.
  • The Avengers (1963 series) is canceled by Marvel with issue #402.
  • Iron Man (1968 series) is canceled by Marvel with issue #332.
  • Newspaper strip A Couple of Guys begins publication

December

Deaths

January

February

March

May

  • May 7: Piet Worm, Dutch comics artist (De Vrolijke Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, Professor Zegellak), dies at age 95. [13]
  • May 9: Carl Fallberg, American comics writer and artist (Disney Comics) dies at age 80.

June

  • June 11: Gin, Spanish comics artist, animator and illustrator (Nathalie, Denise, Disney comics), passes away at age 65. [14]
  • June 15: Nonkel Fons, Belgian priest, publisher and comics writer (founder of the comics magazine Zonneland, writer of Rikske en Fikske) dies at age 84. [15]
  • June 19: Curt Swan, American comics artist (worked on Superman), dies at age 76. [16]

July

August

September

December

  • December 2: Don Dohler, American film director, publisher and comics artist (Pro Junior), passes away at age 60. [19]
  • December 22: Jack Hamm, American comics artist (Drawing the Head and Figure, Cartooning the Head and Figure), dies at age 80. [20]

Specific date unknown

Conventions

First issues by title

Independent titles

Allegra
Release: August by Image Comics. Writer: Steven T. Seagle. Artist: Scott Clarke
Cyberpunx
Release: March by Image Comics. Writer: Robert Loren Fleming Artist: Ching Lau
Keyhole
Release: June by Millennium Publications. Writers: Dean Haspiel, Josh Neufeld, R. Walker, Chris Cliadakis, Linda Perkins. Art by: Haspiel, Neufeld, and Perkins.
Tim Curry
Release February by Curry Comics.

Marvel Comics

Release August
Release October
Release November
Release November
Release November
Release November

References

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  2. ^ "Punch - British periodical". Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Bernard Baily". lambiek.net. 
  4. ^ "Arthur Piroton". lambiek.net. 
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/siegel.htm
  6. ^ "Burne Hogarth". lambiek.net. 
  7. ^ "Magnus". lambiek.net. 
  8. ^ "Cara Sherman Tereno". lambiek.net. 
  9. ^ "Cork". lambiek.net. 
  10. ^ "Jack Abel". lambiek.net. 
  11. ^ "Jack Berrill". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  12. ^ "Mike Roy". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  13. ^ "Piet Worm". lambiek.net. 
  14. ^ "Gin". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  15. ^ "Nonkel Fons". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  16. ^ "Curt Swan". lambiek.net. 
  17. ^ "Mike Parobeck". lambiek.net. 
  18. ^ "Fujio-Fujiko". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  19. ^ "Don Dohler". lambiek.net. 
  20. ^ "Jack Hamm". lambiek.net. 
  21. ^ "Jim Davis". lambiek.net. 
  22. ^ "Malcolm Jones III". lambiek.net. 
  23. ^ "Boody Rogers". lambiek.net. 
  24. ^ "Newswatch: NYC Comics Convention Cancelled, Fans Irate," The Comics Journal #185 (Mar. 1996), pp. 18-19.
  25. ^ "Comic Marvels," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (19 Apr 1996), p. 2.
  26. ^ "Book events," Houston Chronicle (02 June 1996), p. 20.
  27. ^ Cwiklik, Gregory. "The 21st Annual Chicago Comicon: A Personal View," The Comics Journal #189 (Aug. 1996), pp. 23–27.
  28. ^ Wardle, Paul: "Freaks, Outcasts, and Peter David: Dragon Con '96," The Comics Journal #189 (Aug. 1996), pp. 27–30.
  29. ^ Raphael, Jordan. "Dallas Fantasy Fair Cancelled: New Con Takes Its Place," The Comics Journal #189 (Aug. 1996), p. 23.
  30. ^ "People Watch," Fort Worth Star-Telegram (July 26, 1996), p. 7.
  31. ^ "Choices: What's Happening This Weekend," Newsday (25 Oct 1996), p. B.02.
  32. ^ Van Domelen, Dave. "Dave's Mid-Ohio Con Page," Dave's Online Nest (Dec. 16, 1999).
  33. ^ "Top Comic-Book Talents Convene for Aficionados," Columbus Dispatch (Nov. 28, 1996).
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