2011 in comics

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Notable events of 2011 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

This is a list of comics-related events in 2011. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.




  • Catawiki, an online compendium of collector's catalogues, becomes available in English.




  • During the month, DC Comics releases 52 brand-new titles as part of their The New 52 publishing scheme.



  • January 6: Jacques van der Smissen, Dutch painter, graphic artist and comics artist (made gag comics for Aloha magazine), dies at age 68. [5]
  • January 18: Marcel Marlier, Belgian illustrator (Martine), dies at age 80.



  • April 6: Gerard van Straaten, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Marten Toonder Studio's, several realistic comics for various Dutch newspapers and magazines), passes away at age 86. [6]




  • July 9: Gideon Brugman, Dutch comics artist (Zonk en Stronk, Professor Ambrosius), dies at age 68. [13]






Exhibitions and shows


First issues by title

Release: April by Image Comics. Writer: Mark Kidwell, Artists: Nat Jones and Jay Fotos
All Fall Down
Release: by Arcana Studios. Writer: Casey Jones. Artists: Jason Reeves, Gian Fernando, Brian Brinlee, Anvit Randeria, Cirque Studios, and Pericles Junior.
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writers: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artist: Tan Eng Huat
Avenging Spider-Man
Release: November by Marvel Comics. Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Joe Madureira[45][46]
Bad Island
Release: August by Grafix. Writer: Doug TenNapel Artist: Doug TenNapel
Batman: Arkham City
Release: July by DC Comics. Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Carlos D'Anda
Release: May by Image. Writer: El Torres Artist: Abe Hernando
Fear Itself
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Stuart Immonen[47][48][49][50]
Graveyard of Empires
Release: June by Image Comics. Writer: Mark Sable Artist: Paul Azaceta[51]
The Last of the Greats
Release: October by Image Comics. Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Brent Peeples
Near Death
Release: September by Image Comics. Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Simone Guglielmini
Release: October by Vertigo. Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Eduardo Risso[52]
Super Dinosaur
Release: April by Image Comics (Skybound imprint). Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Jason Howard[53]
Wolverine and the X-Men
Release: October by Marvel Comics. Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Chris Bachalo

See also


  1. ^ Moore, Matt. "Marvel Promotes Axel Alonso to Editor-in-Chief", ABC News, January 4, 2011
  2. ^ "Marvel Promotes Axel Alonso to Editor-in-chief"[permanent dead link], CBS News, January 4, 2011
  3. ^ "Nadia Khiari". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wilkinson_signe.htm
  5. ^ "Jacques van der Smissen". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Gerard van Straaten". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Carlos Trillo". lambiek.net. 
  8. ^ "Alain Voss". lambiek.net. 
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/jones_jeff.htm
  10. ^ "Paul Gillon". lambiek.net. 
  11. ^ "Bill Rechin". lambiek.net. 
  12. ^ "Gene Colan". lambiek.net. 
  13. ^ "Gideon Brugman". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  14. ^ "Francisco Solano Lopez". lambiek.net. 
  15. ^ "The Comics Reporter". www.comicsreporter.com. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  16. ^ "Jean Tabary". lambiek.net. 
  17. ^ "Loriot". lambiek.net. 
  18. ^ "Gilles Chaillet". lambiek.net. 
  19. ^ "Tom Wilson Sr". lambiek.net. 
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/o/oosterveer_m.htm
  21. ^ "Dick Briel". lambiek.net. 
  22. ^ "Albert Weinberg". lambiek.net. 
  23. ^ "Mick Anglo". lambiek.net. 
  24. ^ "Bil Keane". lambiek.net. 
  25. ^ "Our revered cartoonist Willers dies - Herald.ie". Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  26. ^ "Terry Willers". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  27. ^ "Bruno Bianchi". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  28. ^ Boucher, Geoff. "Jerry Robinson, key creator behind the Joker and Robin, dead at 89". Los Angeles Times. December 8, 2011
  29. ^ "Jerry Robinson". lambiek.net. 
  30. ^ "Carlo Peroni". lambiek.net. 
  31. ^ Dobuzinskis, Alex (2011-12-15). "Captain America co-creator Joe Simon dies at 98". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  32. ^ "Joe Simon". lambiek.net. 
  33. ^ "Longtime DC Artist Eduardo Barreto, Passes At 57". Bleeding Cool. December 15, 2011. Archived from the original on November 4, 2014. Longtime DC artist Eduardo Barreto has passed away at the age of 57, with the cause believed to be related to the meningitis that forced him to stop penciling Judge Parker in 2010. 
  34. ^ "Ola Ericson". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  35. ^ "Ronald Searle". lambiek.net. 
  36. ^ Henrickson, Eric. "Takei carries on 'Star Trek' legacy," Detroit News (May 12, 2011).
  37. ^ Peters, Monica. "Learn to draw your own comic-book hero: Nation's top black publishers, authors, and artists will offer workshops," Philadelphia Inquirer (20 May 2011), p. W.29.
  38. ^ McAuliffe, Josh. "Comic book convention set for Sunday at Johnson College," McClatchy - Tribune Business News (10 June 2011).
  39. ^ "Christchurch Expo Details". Armageddon Expo 2011. accessed September 6, 2011.
  40. ^ "Wizard World LA postponement surprised guests and exhibitors," The Beat (August 16, 2011).
  41. ^ Agência de Notícias de Portugal, S.A. "22ª edição do Festival Amadora BD começa na sexta-feira dedicado ao humor," RTP Noticias (20 October 2011).
  42. ^ Wheeler, Shannon. "A Cartoonist’s Diary: Shannon Wheeler: Day Five — Portugal," The Comics Journal (DEC. 9, 2011).
  43. ^ "Auckland Ticketing Info. Armageddon Expo 2011. accessed September 6, 2011.
  44. ^ O'Donnell, Chuck. "A life in comics," Home News Tribune (30 Oct 2011).
  45. ^ ""Avenging Spider-Man" Series Announced by Marvel!". 13 June 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  46. ^ "Marvel.com "Avenging Spider-Man" #1 solicitation". Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  47. ^ "Watch the FULL Marvel Press Conference!", Marvel Comics, December 21, 2010
  48. ^ Sacks, Ethan. "Marvel Comics launches 'Fear Itself'; Miniseries has superheroes threatened by God of Fear", The New York Daily News, December 21, 2010
  49. ^ Truitt, Brian. "Be afraid: Marvel's heroes gear up for 'Fear Itself'", USA Today, December 21, 2010
  50. ^ Manning, Shaun. "Marvel Announces 'Fear Itself'", Comic Book Resources, December 21, 2010
  51. ^ "Graveyard of Empires #1". 24 March 2011. 
  52. ^ "New 'Spaceman' comic features superhuman astronaut who lives on Mars". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  53. ^ Truitt, Brian. "Super Dinosaur ready for a dino-mite debut, USA Today, February 3, 2011
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