2010 in comics

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Notable events of 2010 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

This is a list of comics-related events in 2010. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.






  • DC Comics shuts down its WildStorm imprint.






  • April 4: Henry Scarpelli, American comics artist (Archie Comics), dies at the age of 79. [14]
  • April 15: Bill DuBay, American horror comics editor, writer, and artist, dies at age 62.[15]
  • April 27: Kees Kousemaker, Dutch comics store owner, publisher, writer and founder of the comics store, Lambiek, as well as establisher of the online enclyopedia Comiclopedia, dies at age 68. [16]





  • August 24: Satoshi Kon, Japanese manga artist and animator (Opus), dies at age 46 from pancreatic cancer.



  • October 6: Piet Wijn, Dutch comics artist (Frank de Vliegende Hollander, Douwe Dabbert), passes away at age 81. [30]
  • October 9: Jim Seed, American comics artist and illustrator (Dr. Guy Bennett, Jane Arden), passes away at the age of 83. [31]
  • October 24: Mike Esposito, American comics artist (Marvel Comics, DC Comics) dies at age 83. [32]
  • October 25: Buth, Belgian comics artist (Thomas Pips), dies at age 91. [33]
  • October 27: Don Donahue, American comics publisher (Apex Novelties, one of the instigators of the underground comix movement), dies at age 68.[34]


  • November 6: Peter Vos, Dutch comics artist and illustrator (Sylvester en Sebastiaan, Meneer Miereneter), dies from cancer at age 75. [35]


  • December 8: Onno Docters van Leeuwen, Dutch graphic designer and illustrator (made designs for the Amsterdam comic shop Lambiek), passes away at age 69. [36]
  • December 12: Marc Henniquiau, Kio, Belgian comics artist (worked on Alix), dies at age 52. [37]



First issues by title

Brightest Day
Release: May by DC Comics. Writer: Geoff Johns
Critical Millennium
Release: October by Archaia Studios Press. Writer: Andrew E. C. Gaska Artist: Daniel Dussault
Release: December by Top Cow Productions. Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Rahsan Ekedal
The Flash
Release: April by DC Comics. Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Francis Manapul
Girl Comics
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writer: various Artists: various
God of War
Release: March by Wildstorm. Writer: Marv Wolfman Artist: Andrea Sorentino
Green Arrow
Release: June by DC Comics. Writer: J. T. Krul
Hawkeye & Mockingbird
Release: June by Marvel Comics. Writer: Jim McCann Artists: David Lopez
Release: July by Vertigo. Writer & Artist: Matt Kindt
Uncanny X-Force
Release: October by Marvel Comics. Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Jerome Opena
WWE Heroes
Release: April by Titan Publishing. Writer: Keith Champagne Artist: Andy Smith

Renamed titles

The Dandy
Release: The Dandy Xtreme changes its name back to The Dandy with the last Dandy Xtreme, issue 3507, being dated 6 October 2010 and the retitled Dandy, issue 3508, being dated 30 October 2010. The comic now had British comedian Harry Hill on the front cover.

See also


  1. ^ Oliver Bünte. Die Welt der iPad Apps: Die besten Apps, Webapplikationen und Webdienste. [S.l.]: Hüthig Jehle Rehm, 2011. p. 210. 9783826691690
  2. ^ "Tibet". lambiek.net. 
  3. ^ "Barry Blair". lambiek.net. 
  4. ^ "Jacques Martin". lambiek.net. 
  5. ^ "Bill Ritchie". lambiek.net. 
  6. ^ "John Dirks". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Marvin Stein Comic Book illustrator Dies at 85". Newsday. 
  8. ^ "Valerie Barclay". lambiek.net. 
  9. ^ "Don Sherwood". lambiek.net. 
  10. ^ "Timo Aarniala". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  11. ^ "Glauco". lambiek.net. 
  12. ^ "John Hicklenton". lambiek.net. 
  13. ^ "Dick Giordano". lambiek.net. 
  14. ^ "Henry Scarpelli". lambiek.net. 
  15. ^ "William Bryan DuBay". Crown Memorial Centers obituary. April 15, 2010. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011.  Additional WebCitation archive. Parents' last name spelled "DuBay" here; original spelling "Dubay" per Bill DuBay Social Security Death Index and California Birth Index records cited here.
  16. ^ "Kees Kousemaker". lambiek.net. 
  17. ^ "Frank Frazetta". lambiek.net. 
  18. ^ "Bertrand, Philippe". bedetheque.com (in French). Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  19. ^ "Howard Post". lambiek.net. 
  20. ^ "Gabriel Vargas". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  21. ^ "Tony DiPreta". lambiek.net. 
  22. ^ "Disparition d'Antonio Parras, le dessinateur des Inoxydables et du Lièvre de Mars". actuabd.com (in French). 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  23. ^ "Antonio Parras". lambiek.net. 
  24. ^ "Al Williamson". lambiek.net. 
  25. ^ "Joe Messerli". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  26. ^ "Victor De La Fuente". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  27. ^ "Harvey Pekar". lambiek.net. 
  28. ^ "Stuart Hample". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  29. ^ "Bob Gibson". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  30. ^ "Piet Wijn". lambiek.net. 
  31. ^ "Jim Seed". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  32. ^ "Mike Esposito". lambiek.net. 
  33. ^ "Buth". lambiek.net. 
  34. ^ Levin, Bob. "Don Donahue 1942-2010: As Far as Hello," The Comics Journal website (November 2nd, 2010).
  35. ^ "Peter Vos". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  36. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/docters_van_leeuwen_onno.htm
  37. ^ "Marc Henniquiau". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  38. ^ Hargro, Carlton. "Revenge of HeroesCon," Creative Loafing (02 June 2010), p. 23.
  39. ^ Hargro, Carlton. "Dynamic duo," Creative Loafing (28 Apr 2010), p. 23.
  40. ^ Eberson, Sharon; Sciullo, Maria; Norman, Tony. "Heroes & Villains Good and Evil Collide at Pittsburgh Comicon," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (22 Apr 2010), p. W.12.
  41. ^ Johnston, Rich. "Baking In Bristol – Comics Expo 2010," Bleeding Cool (May 23, 2010).
  42. ^ Freeman, John. "In Review: The Bristol Comic Expo 2010," DownTheTubes.net (May 24, 2010).
  43. ^ Henrickson, Eric. "A feast for geeks," Detroit News (28 Oct 2010), p. M.14.
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