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2005 in comics

Notable events of 2005 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events

January

  • January 31: John R. Norton begins the George comic strip

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January

  • January 3: Will Eisner, American comics artist (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, The Spirit, Contract with God), dies at age 87. [3]
  • January 5: Sean, aka Shawn or Buckshot, American activist and comics artist (made erotic comics for various gay magazines), passes away at age 69 from lung cancer. [4]
  • January 10: Professeur Choron, French comedian, journalist, comics writer and singer (co-founder of Hara-Kiri and Charlie Hebdo), dies at age 75.
  • January 25: Chad Grothkopf, American comics artist and animator (Hoppy the Marvel Bunny), dies at age 90 or 91. [5]
  • Specific date unknown: Jim Turnbull, Scottish comics artist, painter and political cartoonist (Pinky & Perky, continued Freddie the Frog and The Merry Tales of Mimi and Marny), dies at age 74. [6]

February

  • February 15: Dudu Geva, Israeli comics artist, cartoonist and caricaturist (The Duck), passes away at age 54 from a heart attack. [7]

March

April

May

  • May 23: John Albano, American comics writer (co-creator of Jonah Hex), dies at age 82 from a heart attack.

June

July

  • July 1: Manuel Cuyás, Spanish comics artist (Cristina y sus Amigas), passes away at age 83. [21]
  • July 7: Rudy van Giffen, Indonesian-Dutch comics artist (Vliegtuig Vermist), dies at age 74. [22]
  • July 7: Paul Deliège, Belgian comics writer (Sam et l'Ours, Pétit-Cactus, Youk et Yak, Sibylline, Bonaventure, L'Envahisseur) and artist (Bobo, Les Krostons, Le Trou du Souffleur), dies at the age of 74.[23]
  • July 19: Jim Aparo, American comics artist (DC Comics), dies at age 72. [24]
  • July 22: Jerry Marcus, American comics artist (Trudy), dies at age 81. [25]
  • July 27: Marten Toonder, Dutch comics artist (Tom Poes, Panda, Kappie, Koning Hollewijn), dies at age 93. [26]

August

September

October

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November

[40] [41]

December

  • December 18: Rafael Fornés Collado, Cuban comics artist (José Dolores), dies at age 88. [42] [43]
  • December 26,: Bud Blake, American comics artist (Tiger), dies age 87. [44] [45]
  • December 29: Henk Sprenger, Dutch comics artist (Piloot Storm, Kick Wilstra), dies at age 85. [46]
  • December 30: Jean Ollivier, French comics writer and chief editor of Vaillant, dies at age 80. [47] [48]
  • December 31: Maurice Dodd, British comics writer and artist (continued The Perishers), dies at age 83. [49] [50]

Exhibitions and shows

First issues by title

These comic books were the first issued in each series.

Apocalypse Nerd
Released: January by Dark Horse Comics. Writer & Artist: Peter Bagge
Archaic
Released: May by Fenickx Productions LLC. Writer: James S. Abrams. Artist: Brett Marting
Batman: Dark Detective
Released: May 4 by DC Comics. Writer: Steve Englehart. Artists: Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin.
Blade for Barter
Release: February by Seven Seas Entertainment. Writer: Jason DeAngelis Artist: Honoel A. Ibardolaza
Daredevil vs. Punisher
Release: July 6 by Marvel Comics (Marvel Knights imprint). Writer & Artist: David Lapham.
Fantastic Four: House of M
Release: July 6 by Marvel Comics. Writer: John Layman. Artist: Scot Eaton.
Great Lakes Avengers
Release: April 6 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Dan Slott. Artist: Paul Pelletier.
House of M
Release: June 1 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Brian Michael Bendis. Artist: Olivier Coipel.
Hunter-Killer
Release: March 17 by Top Cow Productions. Writer: Mark Waid. Artist: Marc Silvestri.
Young Avengers
Release: February 9 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Allan Heinberg. Artist: Jim Cheung.
Young Avengers #1 "Director's Cut"
Release: March 16 by Marvel Comics.

Conventions

Footnotes

1 Ratings are provided by the publisher: Marvel Comics ratings.[dead link]

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