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Notable events of 1988 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events and publications

February

  • February 2: Underground cartoonist Dori Seda passes away at age 37.
  • February 4: Inker Frank Giacoia dies at age 63.
  • February 13: British comics artist Ron Embleton dies of a heart attack at age 57.

March

April

May

June

July

September

October

November

December

Exhibitions and shows

Conventions

Awards

Eisner Awards

Presented in 1989 for comics published in 1988:

First issues by title

DC Comics

Animal Man

Release: September Writer: Grant Morrison. Artists: Chas Truog and Doug Hazlewood.

Checkmate

Release: April Writer: Paul Kupperberg. Artists: Steve Erwin and Al Vey.

C.O.P.S.

Release: August Writer: Doug Moench. Artists: Pat Broderick and Pablo Marcos.

Hellblazer

Release: January Writer: Jamie Delano. Artist: John Ridgway.

Starman

Release: October Writer: Roger Stern. Artists: Tom Lyle and Bob Smith.

Wanderers

Release: June. Writer: Doug Moench. Artists: Dave Hoover and Robert Campanella.

Limited series

Batman: The Cult (4 issues)

Release: August Writer: Jim Starlin. Artist: Bernie Wrightson.

Black Orchid (3 issues)

Release: November Writer: Neil Gaiman. Artist: Dave McKean.

Cosmic Odyssey (4 issues)

Release: December Writer: Jim Starlin. Artist: Mike Mignola.

Crimson Avenger (4 issues)

Release: June Writers: Roy and Dann Thomas. Artist: Greg Brooks.

Millennium (8 weekly issues)

Release: January Writer: Steve Englehart. Artists: Joe Staton and Ian Gibson.

Power Girl (4 issues)

Release: June. Writer: Paul Kupperberg. Artists: Rick Hoberg and Arne Starr.

The Prisoner: Shattered Visage (4 issues)

Release. Writer/Artist: Dean Motter.

Unknown Soldier (12 issues)

Release: Winter. Writer: James Owsley. Artist: Phil Gascoine.

The Weird (4 issues)

Release: July. Writer: Jim Starlin. Artist: Bernie Wrightson.

Kodansha

Natsuko's Sake

Release: on Weekly Morning. Author: Akira Oze.

Marvel

Count Duckula

Release: November from Star Comics. Writer: Michael Gallager. Artist: Warren Kremer.

Death's Head

Release: December from Marvel UK. Writer: Simon Furman. Artists: Bryan Hitch and Mark Farmer.

Doctor Strange

Release: November Writer: Peter Gillis. Artists: Richard Case and Randy Emberlin.

Dragon's Claws

Release: June from Marvel UK. Writer: Simon Furman. Artist: Geoff Senior.

Excalibur

Release: October Writer: Chris Claremont. Artist: Alan Davis.

Marvel Comics Presents

Release: September Editors: Terry Kavanagh and Michael Higgins.

The Punisher War Journal

Release: November Writer/Penciller: Carl Potts. Inker: Jim Lee.

Wolverine

Release: November Writer: Chris Claremont. Artists: John Buscema and Al Williamson.

Limited series

Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. (6 issues)

Release: June. Writer: Bob Harras. Artists: Paul Neary and Kim DeMulder.

Stray Toasters (4 issues)

Release: by Epic Comics. Writer/Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz.

X-Terminators (4 issues)

Release: October Writer: Louise Simonson. Artist: Jon Bogdanove.

Independent titles

Limited series

Aliens (6 issues)

Release: May by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Mark Verheiden. Artist: Mark A. Nelson.

Black Kiss (12 issues)

Release: June by Vortex Comics. Writer/Artist: Howard Chaykin.

Initial appearance by character name

DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Independent titles

References

  1. "Superman at 50". Time Archive 1923 to the Present. Time. http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19880314,00.html. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  2. Action Comics #599 at the Grand Comics Database
  3. Bizjak, Tony. "Comics Convention in Oakland: Cost of Superheroes Is Soaring," San Francisco Chronicle (23 Apr 1988), p. A3.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 "Summer Comic Conventions," The Comics Journal #122 (June 1988), pp. 26–27.
  5. Myers, Greg W. "It Was 10 Years Ago: Cleveland's International Superman Expo — June 16–19, 1988," Comics Buyer's Guide (July 17, 1998), p. 8, 10.
  6. "Comix Fair socks it to fans," Houston Chronicle (24 June 1988), p. 15.


Category:1988 in comics Category:Incomplete literature lists

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