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1998 in comics

Notable events of 1998 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events and publications

Year overall

February

March

May

Spring

June

  • Emerald Knights begins.
  • Identity Crisis concludes.
  • Superman Red/Superman Blue concludes.

October

November

December

Specific date unknown

  • The Dutch comics magazine Sjosji changes its name again into Sjosji Striparazzi.It will continue until 1999, after which it changes its name into Striparazzi.[1]

Deaths

January

February

  • February 8: John Miles, British cartoonist and comics artist (Perkins), passes away at age 63. [4]
  • February 16: Gervy, French comics artist (Pat'Apouf), passes away at age 89. [5]
  • February 28: Antonio Prohías, Cuban-American comics artist (Spy vs. Spy), dies at age 77.[6]

March

April

June

August

  • August 1: René Bonnet, French comics artist (Fripounet et Marisette), dies at age 92. [14]

September

October

November

  • November 2: Enric Sió, Spanish comics artist (La Guerra de los Poetas, Mara, Mis Miedos), dies from a stroke at age 56.[18]
  • November 3: Bob Kane, American comics artist (Batman), dies at age 83.[19][20]
  • November 17: Bill Ward, American comics artist (Torchy), dies at age 79.[21]
  • November 24: Jacques van Eggermont, Belgian comics artist and animator (Bicky, Kaatje en Klopje), passes away at age 80.[22]

December

Conventions

First issues by title

References

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  2. ^ "Win Mortimer". lambiek.net. 
  3. ^ "Shôtarô Ishimori". lambiek.net. 
  4. ^ "John Miles". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "Gervy". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Antonio Prohias". lambiek.net. 
  7. ^ "Archie Goodwin". lambiek.net. 
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  10. ^ Saunders, David. "Alex Schomburg (1905–1998)," PulpArtists.com: Field Guide to Wild American Pulp Artists (2009). Accessed June 25, 2012.
  11. ^ "Alex Schomburg". lambiek.net. 
  12. ^ "Lee Elias". lambiek.net. 
  13. ^ "Reg Smythe". lambiek.net. 
  14. ^ "René Bonnet". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  15. ^ "Francisco V. Coching". lambiek.net. 
  16. ^ Vincent Alascia at the Lambiek Comiclopedia. Retrieved October 18, 2011. Archived from the original October 18, 2011
  17. ^ "Les Carroll". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  18. ^ "Enric Sio". lambiek.net. 
  19. ^ Boxer, Sarah. "Bob Kane, 83, the Cartoonist Who Created 'Batman,' Is Dead", The New York Times November 7, 1998
  20. ^ "Bob Kane". lambiek.net. 
  21. ^ "Bill Ward". lambiek.net. 
  22. ^ "Jacques Eggermont". lambiek.net. 
  23. ^ "Ray Goossens". lambiek.net. 
  24. ^ "Joe Orlando". lambiek.net. 
  25. ^ "Jean-Claude Forest". lambiek.net. 
  26. ^ Kannenberg, Jr., Gene. "Veni, Vidi, BD: A First-Time View of Angoulême, 1998," The Comics Journal #202 (Mar. 1998), pp. 24-26..
  27. ^ "Chasing Kevin: Besides Movie Fans, Director Smith Has to Cope With Comic Book Lovers," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (29 Apr 1998), p. F-5.
  28. ^ "Detroit Gears Up for Motor City Con," Comic Book Marketplace, vol. 2, #58 (Apr. 1998), pp. 74-75.
  29. ^ Rimmels, Beth Hannan. "Stripped: Cruising in Queens, Etc.," Long Island Voice (May 14–20, 1998).
  30. ^ "News for the week ending September 27, 1998," Sequential Tart (Sept. 1998).
  31. ^ Kannenberg, Gene. "One-of-a-kind: The Ohio State University Festival of Cartoon Art, October 9–10, 1998, A Personal View," Comics Journal (Dec. 1998), pp. 9–14.