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1992 in comics

Notable events of 1992 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events and publications

Year overall

January

February

March

  • March 24: The final issue of the iconic British satirical magazine Punch, which was renowned for its cartoons, is published. It will be briefly revived between 1996 and 2002.[1]
  • Batman #475: Introduction of Renee Montoya.
  • Hook #4, the final issue of the bi-weekly mini-series (Marvel)

April

May

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January

  • January 15: Walter Clinton, American animator and comics artist (Hanna-Barbera comics), passed away at age 85. [2]
  • January 27: Jacques Devos, Belgian comics artist (Victor Sébastopol, Génial Olivier), passes away at age 67.[3]

February

March

May

  • May 31: Walter Neugebauer, Yugoslavian comics artist (Jack Jackson, Bimbo Bambus, Patuljak Nosko, Winnetou), dies at age 71.[7]

June

July

August

  • August 8: Lynn Karp, American animator and comics artist (The Middles, Disney comics, Looney Tunes comics, Walter Lantz comics, Hanna-Barbera comics), passes away at age 82. [10]
  • August 25: Jan Gerhard Toonder, Dutch writer, poet and comics writer (wrote scripts for comics by his brother Marten Toonder), passes away at age 78.
  • August 26: Bob de Moor, Belgian comics artist (long time collaborator of Hergé, creator of Barelli, Meester Mus, Snoe en Snolleke and Cori, de Scheepsjongen), passes away at age 66.[11]
  • August 30: Jeanne Hovine, Belgian comedian and comics artist (Nic et Nac), dies at age 104.[12]

September

  • September 25: Jaap Beckmann, Dutch illustrator, art critic and comics artist (Kabouterboekjes), passes away at age 88.[13]
  • September 27: Zhang Leping, Chinese comics artist (Sanmao), dies at the age of 91.[14]

November

  • November 28: Co Egelie, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Hendrik Haan), passes away at age 87. [15]

December

Specific date unknown

  • Fred Abranz, American comics artist and animator (Disney comics, Looney Tunes comics), dies at age 81 or 82.[20]
  • Arturo Cazeneuve, Argentine comics artist, dies at age 71 or 72.[21]
  • Jimmy McMenamy (aka Jimmy Mack), American comics artist (Dotty Dripple), passes away at age 79 or 80.[22][23]
  • Sam Rosen, American comics letterer (Marvel Comics) dies.
  • Pax Steen, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Klompertje Klomp, een echte Hollandsche Jongen, Binnitoe Billy), passes away at age 77 or 78.[24]

Exhibitions and shows

Conventions

Awards

First issues by title

DC Comics

Dark Horse Comics

Image Comics

Brigade

Release: August. Writers: Rob Liefeld, Hank Kanalz, and Eric Stephenson. Artists: Marat Mychaels, Paul Scott, and Norm Rapmund.

Cyberforce (1 of 4)

Release: October. Writer: Eric Silvestri. Artist: Marc Silvestri

Savage Dragon (1 of 3)

Release: July. Writer/Artist: Erik Larsen

Shadowhawk

Release: August. Writer/Artist: Jim Valentino

Spawn

Release: May. Writer/Artist: Todd McFarlane

Supreme

Release: October. Writers: Rob Liefeld and Brian Murray. Artists: Brian Murray and Rob Liefeld.

WildC.A.T.S.

Release: August. Writers: Brandon Choi and Jim Lee. Artists: Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

Youngblood

Release: April. Writers: Rob Liefeld and Hank Kanalz. Artist: Rob Liefeld.

Kodansha

Sailor Moon

Release: July. Writer and artist: Naoko Takeuchi.

Marvel Comics

Cage

Release: April.

Darkhold: Pages From The Book of Sin

Release: October.

James Bond Jr.

Release: January.

Kid 'n Play

Release: February.

Morbius, the Living Vampire

Release: September

Nomad v2

Release: May.

The Punisher War Zone v1

Release: March.

Ravage 2099

Release: December.

Spider-Man 2099

Release: November.

Spirits of Vengeance

Release: August.

Warlock v2

Release: May.

Warlock and the Infinity Watch

Release: February.

WCW World Championship Wrestling

Release: April.

Limited series

The Adventures of The Thing

Release: April.

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

Release: January.

Cops: The Job

Release: June.

Defenders of Dynatron City

Release: February.

Hook

Release: February.

Quasar Special

Release: March.

The Infinity War

Release: June.

Independent titles

Kick Fighter Komiks
Release: by Infinity. Writer: Jojo Ende Jr. Artist: Gilbert Monsanto
Oombah, Jungle Moon Man
Release: August by Strawberry Jam Comics. Writer/Artist: Mike Bannon.

Canceled titles by publisher

DC Comics

Last Gasp

Marvel Comics

References

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  3. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
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  5. ^ "Hans G. Kresse". lambiek.net. 
  6. ^ "Yvonne Hutton". lambiek.net. 
  7. ^ "Walter Neugebauer". lambiek.net. 
  8. ^ "Al Gabriele". lambiek.net. 
  9. ^ "Siegel & Shuster". lambiek.net. 
  10. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  11. ^ "Bob De Moor". lambiek.net. 
  12. ^ "Jeanne Hovine". lambiek.net. 
  13. ^ "Jaap Beckmann". lambiek.net. 
  14. ^ "Zhang Leping". lambiek.net. 
  15. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  16. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  17. ^ "Vilhelm Hansen". lambiek.net. 
  18. ^ "Peyo". lambiek.net. 
  19. ^ "Mike Matthews". lambiek.net. 
  20. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  21. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  22. ^ "Jimmy (James McMenamy, Jr.) Mack - Artist, Fine Art Prices, Auction Records for Jimmy (James McMenamy, Jr.) Mack". www.askart.com. 
  23. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  24. ^ [www.lambiek.net]
  25. ^ Not affiliated with Great Eastern Conventions of New Jersey.
  26. ^ Smith, Bill. "Comic Collectors Congregate Baom! Pow! Whap! Paper Heros' Capture Big Prices", St. Louis Post-Dispatch (06 Jan 1992), p. 3A.
  27. ^ Dutrey, Jacques. "Angouleme '92 : A Dizzying Display of Comic Art," The Comics Journal #150 (May 1992), pp. 35-36.
  28. ^ Haberstroh, Joe. "Holy Books, Batman – It's a Comics Convention", Seattle Times (April 13, 1992).
  29. ^ Buckman, Rebecca. "Aardvark attracts loyal fans", Indianapolis Star (07 July 1992), p. C.1.
  30. ^ Thomas, Keith L. "Dragon Con Explores Worlds of Fantasy", The Atlanta Constitution (July 17, 1992), p. D8.
  31. ^ The Comics Journal #75 (Sept. 1982).
  32. ^ Turnquist, Kristi. "Comics to Take Seriously", The Oregonian (October 31, 1992).
  33. ^ Westbrook, Bruce. "Comic book aardvark keeps its maker creative, fulfilled", Houston Chronicle (10 Dec 1992), p. 1.