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2010 in comics
Notable events of
2010 in comics. See also List of years in comics.
This is a list of -related events in 2010. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.
January 3: Tibet (aka Gilbert Gascard), French comics artist ( , Chick Bill )), dies at age 78. Ric Hochet 
January 3: Barry Blair, Canadian comics artist ( ) passes away at age 55. Aircel Comics 
January 21: Jacques Martin, French comics artist ( , The Adventures of Alix Lefranc), dies at age 88. 
January 25: Bill Ritchie, American comics artist ( and Baby Crockett ), passes away at age 78. Sweet Sue  January 26: John Dirks, American comics artist (continued ), dies at age 92. The Captain and the Kids 
March 6: Don Sherwood, American comics artist ( Dan Flagg, Charlton Comics, newspaper comic strip, the comic strip adaptation of The Flintstones ), dies at age 79. Dick Clark's Rock, Roll & Remember 
March 12: Timo Aarniala, Finnish comics artist ( Cauchemar), dies at age 64. 
March 12: Glauco Villas Boas, Brazilian comics artist, illustrator, rock artist and religious leader ( ), is murdered at age 52. Geraldão 
March 19: John Hicklenton, British comics artist ( ), commits Nemesis the Warlock euthanasia at age 42 after suffering from multiple sclerosis.  March 27: Dick Giordano, American comics artist ( , Charlton Comics ) dies at age 77. DC Comics 
April 4: Henry Scarpelli, American comics artist ( ), dies at the age of 79. Archie Comics 
April 15: Bill DuBay, American horror comics editor, writer, and artist, dies at age 62.  April 27: Kees Kousemaker, Dutch comics store owner, publisher, writer and founder of the comics store, , as well as establisher of the online enclyopedia Lambiek Comiclopedia, dies at age 68.   
May 3: Peter O'Donnell, British comics writer ( , Garth , Romeo Brown ), dies at the age of 90. Modesty Blaise
May 10: Frank Frazetta, American comics artist and illustrator ( , Thun'da, King of the Congo , White Indian The Shining Knight), passes away, aged 82. 
May 16: Philippe Bertrand, French comics artist ( Linda Aime L'Art), dies at age 61  
May 22: Howard Post, American comics artist ( ) dies at age 83. Harvey Comics  May 25: Gabriel Vargas, Mexican comics artist ( Los Superlocos, ), passes away at age 95. La Familia Burrón 
June 2: Tony DiPreta, American comics artist ( ) dies at age 88. Rex Morgan, M.D. 
June 2: Antonio Parras, Spanish comics artist ( Les Inoxyables), dies at age 81  
June 12: Al Williamson, American comics artist and inker ( EC Comics, ), dies at age 79. Flash Gordon 
June 13: Hua Junwu, Chinese comics artist, dies at age 95. 
June 19: Ken Muse, American cartoonist and comics artist ( Wayout), dies at age 75.  June 23: Joe Messerli, American comics artist (made comics for ) , dies at age 79 or 80. Western Publishing 
August 24: Satoshi Kon, Japanese manga artist and animator ( ), dies at age 46 from pancreatic cancer. Opus
October 6: Piet Wijn, Dutch comics artist ( Frank de Vliegende Hollander, ), passes away at age 81. Douwe Dabbert 
October 9: Jim Seed, American comics artist and illustrator ( Dr. Guy Bennett, ), passes away at the age of 83. Jane Arden 
October 24: Mike Esposito, American comics artist ( , Marvel Comics ) dies at age 83. DC Comics 
October 25: Buth, Belgian comics artist ( Thomas Pips), dies at age 91.  October 27: Don Donahue, American comics publisher ( Apex Novelties, one of the instigators of the underground comix movement), dies at age 68. 
November 6: Peter Vos, Dutch comics artist and illustrator ( Sylvester en Sebastiaan, Meneer Miereneter), dies from cancer at age 75. 
December 8: Onno Docters van Leeuwen, Dutch graphic designer and illustrator (made designs for the Amsterdam comic shop ), passes away at age 69. Lambiek  December 12: Marc Henniquiau, Kio, Belgian comics artist (worked on ), dies at age 52. Alix 
February 25 – May 30: Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City) — features art by Whitney Biennial Robert Williams
May 1–June 6: Twenty-Two lounge/gallery (Charlotte, North Carolina) — Super! The Fine Art of Comics, curated by Shelton Drum, with original art by (among others) Steve Ditko,  Adam Hughes, Brian Stelfreeze, Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, Cully Hamner, Mark Brooks, and Mark Texeira.  October 1, 2010 – January 30, 2011: Cartoon Art Museum (San Francisco, California) — Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women, curated by Michael Kaminer and Sarah Lightman, featuring Vanessa Davis, Bernice Eisenstein, Sarah Glidden, Miriam Katin, Miss Lasko-Gross, Sarah Lazarovic, Miriam Libicki, Sarah Lightman, Diane Noomin, Corinne Pearlman, Trina Robbins, Rachell Rottner, Sharon Rudahl, Laurie Sandell, Ariel Schrag, Lauren Weinstein, and Ilana Zeffren. Show later traveled to New York; Toronto; Washington, DC; Miami Beach; Portland, Oregon; and Columbus, Ohio.
January 28–31: Angoulême International Comics Festival ( Angoulême, France)
January 30–31: Dallas Comic Con 14 (Richardson Civic Center, Richardson, Texas, USA) — guests include Tim Sale, Adam Hughes, Todd Nauck, Brad W. Foster, Ben Dunn, Michael Golden, Harold LeDoux, Cal Slayton, and many more
February 5–6: What the Hell?! Con ( Greensboro, North Carolina)
March 6: STAPLE! (Monarch Event Center, Austin, Texas, USA)
March 12–14: MegaCon (Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA) — guests include Marv Wolfman, George Pérez, Lea Thompson, Claudia Wells, Nichelle Nichols, Jeremy Bulloch, and Peter Mayhew
March 13–14: Emerald City ComiCon (Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, Washington, USA) — 20,000 attendees; guests: Joe Quesada, Geoff Johns, Brian Azzarello, Jhonen Vasquez, Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Allred, Whilce Portacio, James Robinson, Doug Mahnke, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, Matt Kindt, Steve Rolston, G. Willow Wilson, Colleen Coover, Aaron Lopresti, Tim Bradstreet, Joe Casey, Steven T. Seagle, J. H. Williams III, Tim Sale, Alex Maleev, Kurt Busiek, Timothy Green II, Jim Rugg, David Hahn, Chris Roberson, Christina Strain, Paul Tobin, David Mack, Michael Golden, Brandon Jerwa, Jo Chen, Ed Brubaker, Darick Robertson, Rick Remender, Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber, Jeff Parker, Brandon Graham, Jason Pearson, Sterling Gates, Mike Norton, Dave Stewart, Mark Texeria, Kevin Maguire, John Layman, Dave Kellett, Ryan Ottley, C. B. Cebulski, Phil Hester, Michael Avon Oeming, Dustin Nguyen, Terry Moore, Pete Tomasi, Clayton Crain, Ben McCool, Richard Starkings, Philip Tan, Jeff Lemire, Scott Kurtz, Jill Thompson, Andy Runton, Aaron Lopresti, Barry Kitson, Greg Rucka, Josh Ortega, Ben Templesmith, Scott Allie, J.J. Kirby, Steve Sadowski, Kris Straub, Brian Haberlin, Brad Guigar, Eric Basaldua, Len Wein, Michael Broussard, Tim Seeley, and Mark Waid
March 26–28: Wizard World Toronto (Direct Energy Centre, Hall A, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) — first iteration of Wizard's acquisition of the Toronto Comicon
March 27–28: Hi-Ex (Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, Scotland) — guests include Charlie Adlard, Asia Alfasi, Gary Erskine, Simon Fraser, John Higgins, Cam Kennedy, Gary Northfield, and Kev F. Sutherland
April 2–4: WonderCon ( San Francisco, USA)
April 10–11: MoCCA Festival (69th Regiment Armory, New York City, USA)
April 16–18: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) (Chicago, Illinois, USA) — inaugural event; 20,000–30,000 attendees
April 23–25: Pittsburgh Comicon (Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA) — guests include Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Joe Sinnott, Ernie Chan, Herb Trimpe, Gary Friedrich, Talent Caldwell, Eric Basaldua, Margot Kidder, and Camden Toy 
April 24–25: Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (S.P.A.C.E.) (Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio)
April 24–25: Stumptown Comics Fest (Lloyd Center Doubletree, Portland, Oregon)
May 8–9: Toronto Comic Arts Festival (Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Canada)
May 14–16: Motor City Comic Con (Rock Financial Showplace, Novi, Michigan, USA) — guests include Linda Blair, Lindsay Wagner, and Adam West
May 14–15: East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — guests include Eric Battle, Reggie Byers, Shawn Martinbrough, and Larry Stroman
May 22–23:  Comic Expo (Ramada and Mercure hotels, Bristol, UK) — 1,000+ attendees ; guests include Richard Starkings, Kieron Gillen, Paul Grist, Charlie Adlard, and Ian Churchill. 
May 28–30: Adventure Con (Pigeon Forge Convention Center, Grand Hotel, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee) — featured guest of honor: Gary Friedrich
May 28–30: Phoenix Comicon (Phoenix, Arizona)
May 28–30: Rockin' Pasadena Comic Con (Pasadena, California) — guests include Stan Lee
June 4–6: Heroes Convention (Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) — guests include Bob Almond, Mark Bagley, Liz Baillie, Kate Beaton, John Beatty, Christian Beranek, Brian Bolland, Mark Brooks, Richard Case, Bernard Chang, Sean Chen, Cliff Chiang, Frank Cho, Colleen Coover, Ken Dahl, Jeremy Dale, Guy Davis, Vito Delsante, Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, Nathan Edmondson, Tommy Lee Edwards, Tom Fowler, Francesco Francavilla, Gary Friedrich, Christos Gage, John Gallagher, Michael Golden, Meredith Gran, Keron Grant, Cully Hamner, Scott Hampton, Tony Harris, Christopher Hastings, Clayton Henry, Adam Hughes, Jamal Igle, Matt Kindt, Roger Langridge, Jason Latour, John Paul Leon, Rick Leonardi, Alec Longstreth, Laura Martin, Nathan Massengill, Mike McKone, Christopher Moeller, Sean Gordon Murphy, Dustin Nguyen, Ryan North, Mike Norton, Phil Noto, James O'Barr, Dan Parent, Brandon Peterson, Ed Piskor, Dave Roman, Budd Root, Don Rosa, Stéphane Roux, Jim Rugg, Chris Samnee, Jim Scancarelli, Tom Spurgeon, Joe Staton, Brian Stelfreeze, Karl Story, Raina Telgemeier, Ben Templesmith, Mark Texeira, Jill Thompson, Tim Townsend, William Tucci, Ethan Van Sciver, Noah Van Sciver, Dexter Vines, Michael W. Watkins, Bill Willingham, Skottie Young, and Chrissie Zullo
June 5–6: Toronto ComiCON Fan Appreciation Event (Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
July 17–18: London Film and Comic Con (Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England, UK)
July 22–25: Comic-Con International ( San Diego, USA) — 130,000+ attendees; guests: Neal Adams, Jason Spyda Adams, Joel Adams, Josh Adams, Sergio Aragonés, Peter Bagge, Gabrielle Bell, Brian Michael Bendis, Ray Bradbury, Émile Bravo, Berkeley Breathed, Kurt Busiek, Chris Claremont, Howard Cruse, Vanessa Davis, Felicia Day, Samuel R. Delany, Dave Dorman, Mark Evanier, Jon Favreau, Matt Fraction, Hunter Freberg, Stan Freberg, Nicholas Gurewitch, Moto Hagio, Charlaine Harris, Dusty Higgins, Tanya Huff, Kathryn Immonen, Stuart Immonen, Van Jensen, Phil Jimenez, Jenette Kahn, Keith Knight, Jim Lee, Stan Lee, Paul Levitz, Milo Manara, Larry Marder, Carla Speed McNeil, China Miéville, Dennis O'Neil, Robert M. Overstreet, Tom Palmer, Sean Phillips, Ivan Reis, Douglas E. Richards, Rick Riordan, Jerry Robinson, Steve Rude, Jeannie Schulz, J. Michael Straczynski, Drew Struzan, James Sturm, Jillian Tamaki, Doug TenNapel, C. Tyler, Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer, Gerard Way, Al Wiesner, Michael Zulli, and more
July 31–August 1: CAPTION: "Mad Science" (East Oxford Community Centre, Oxford, England, UK)
August 19–22: Wizard World Chicago (Rosemont, Illinois, USA) — guests: William Shatner, Linda Hamilton, James Marsters, Linda Blair, Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer, Claudia Christian, Richard Roundtree, Julia Jones, Joe Madureira, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, Brian Pulido, and David Mack
August 27–29: Fan Expo Canada (Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) — 64,000 attendees; guests include William Shatner, Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, James Marsters, Stan Lee, Felicia Day, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Michael Dorn, Peter Mayhew, Bruce Boxleitner, David Blue, Summer Glau, Michelle Forbes, Tahmoh Penikett, Dean Stockwell, Daniel Cudmore, Ernest Borgnine, Ryan Robbins, David Cronenberg, Lance Henriksen, Ken Russell, Bill Moseley, William Forsythe, Heather Langenkamp, El Hijo Del Santo, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Anna Silk, Charles Band, Gary Frank, Andy Kubert, Adam Kubert, Olivier Coipel, Steve McNiven, Ethan Van Sciver, Doug Mahnke, Dan DiDio, C.B. Cebulski, Brian Azzarello, Darwyn Cooke, Bob Layton, Tim Bradstreet, Alex Maleev, Ian Churchill, Jill Thompson, Jim Valentino, Chris Sprouse, Yanick Paquette, Cameron Stewart, Jeff Lemire, Yoshitaka Amano, Ogata Megumi, Vic Mignogna, Johnny Yong Bosch, Brad Swaile, Jamie Marchi, Jason Deline, Victor Lucas, Scott Jones, Tommy Tallarico, Jarett Cale, Geoff Lapaire, Ed Greenwood, Robin D. Laws, Casts of Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Riese, Lost Girl, Dark Rising, Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf, I Spit On Your Grave, Durham County, Pure Pwnage, Electric Playground, and Reviews on the Run
August 28–29: Baltimore Comic-Con (Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
August 28–29: Dallas Comic Con 15 (Richardson Civic Center, Richardson, Texas, USA) — guests include Keith Pollard, Adam Warren, Angel Medina, Pat Broderick, June Brigman, Roy Richardson, Kerry Gammill, Kez Wilson, Ben Dunn, Josh Howard, Joe Eisma, Steve Erwin, John Lucas, Brian Denham, Andre Mangum, David Hopkins, Cal Slayton, Richard Dominguez, Lawrence Reynolds, Anthony Tollin, and others
September 3–6: Dragon Con (Hyatt Regency Atlanta/Marriott Marquis/Atlanta Hilton/Sheraton, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) — 30,000+ attendees; featured guests: Stan Lee and Neal Adams, other guests include Sherilyn Kenyon, Scott Bakula, Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Luke Perry, Tom Savini, John Zaffis, and Donato Giancolo
September 10–11: Small Press Expo (SPX) (Bethesda, Maryland, USA)
September 11–12: Montreal Comiccon (Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec) — 8,300 attendees; guests include: Brent Spiner, Billy Dee Williams, Peter Mayhew, Ethan Van Sciver, Darick Robertson, Leonard Kirk, Herb Trimpe, Dale Eaglesham, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Larry Hama, Tim Sale, and Kirby Morrow
September 14–18: Jornadas de Cómic (Avilés, Spain)
October 1–3: Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con (Penn Plaza Pavilion, New York City, USA)
October 8–10: Komikazen (Ravenna, Italy) — guests include Igort (guest of honor), Apostolos Doxiadis, Maxilimilen Le Roy, Alecos Papadatos, and Aleksandar Zograf
October 8–10: New York Comic Con (Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, USA)
October 16–17: Alternative Press Expo (APE) (San Francisco, California, USA)
October 30–31: Detroit FanFare (Hyatt Regency, Dearborn, Michigan, USA) — guest of honor: Stan Lee; other guests include Jim Starlin, Carl Lundgren, Guy Davis, Mark Crilley, and Vince Locke 
October 29–31: Manitoba Comic Con (Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) — guests include Garrett Wang, Orli Shoshan
November 6–7: Mid-Ohio Con (Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio) — 30th anniversary show
November 20–22: Convencion de Juegos de Mesa y Comics ( Monterrey, Mexico) - guests include Edgar Delgado and musical group Aural Vampire November 27: Genghis Con (Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio) — guests include Derf, Gary Dumm, and Greg Budgett
First issues by title
Release: May by DC Comics. Writer: Geoff Johns
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
Release: April by DC Comics. Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Francis Manapul
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writer: various Artists: various
God of War
Release: March by Wildstorm. Writer: Marv Wolfman Artist: Andrea Sorentino
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
Release: October by Marvel Comics. Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Jerome Opena
WWE Heroes Release: April by Titan Publishing. Writer: Keith Champagne Artist: Andy Smith
The Dandy Release: The changes its name back to Dandy Xtreme 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.
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