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Notable events of 2012 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



This is a list of comics-related events in 2012. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.

Events

January

  • January 8: The long-running gag comic Ferd'nand publishes its final episode.

February

March

April

May

  • May 5: The final episode of Claudio Nizzi's and Giancarlo Alessandrini's Rosco & Sonny is published.[6][7]
  • May 9: The comic strip Crock publishes its final episode, one year after the death of its original creator Bill Rechin.[8]
  • Mark Waid, Peter Krause and Diego Barreto's Irredeemable comes to an end. Another series by Waid, Incorruptible, ends the same month.

June

August

  • The final episode of Kei Sanbe's Mōryō no Yurikago is published.

September

  • September 23: Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac comes to an end, as Thompson's battles with health issues.[10]
  • September 27: Yasaunobu Yamauchi's Daily Lives of High School Boys is discontinued.[11]

October

  • October 16: Phil Dunlap's Ink Pen is discontinued.[12]

November

  • November 29: The Bazooka Joe comics, which appeared on Bazooka chewing gum wrappers for more than five decades are discontinued.[13]

December

  • December 3: The long-running British comics magazine The Dandy publishes its final issue in print. It continues as an online comic the same day, but within six months it ends there too.[14]

Specific date unknown

Exhibitions

  • February 24–March 18: "Cartoonists’ Wheel of Life" (Rubin Museum of Art, New York City) — featuring a group project on the Tibetan Wheel of Life, or Bhavacakra, by Molly Crabapple, Michael Kupperman, Josh Neufeld, Katie Skelly, Steven Guarnaccia, Sanya Glisic, Ben Granoff, and Rodney Greenblat[17]
  • April 13 – to August 19: "Crumb: De l'Underground à la Genèse", Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris, France) — R. Crumb career retrospective
  • April 14 – August 12: "Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes", Oakland Museum of California (Oakland, California) — curated by Susan Miller and René de Guzman
  • September: The Batman Live stage show began its U.S. tour in Anaheim, California.
  • September 14, 2012 – January 13, 2013: "Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels & Revolution", Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York)
  • October 13, 2012 – January 31, 2013: "Frank Stack at 75", State Historical Society of Missouri (University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri)[18]

Conventions

Deaths

January

February

March

  • March 5: Joaquim Muntañola, Spanish animator and comics artist (Josechu el Vasco, Angelina y Cristobalito and Doña Exagerancia), dies at age 97.[35]
  • March 10: Jean Giraud, aka (Mœbius), French comics artist and writer (Blueberry, Arzach, Airtight Garage, The Incal) and co-founder of the magazine Métal Hurlant, dies at age 73 from cancer.[36][37][38]

April

  • April 20: Žarko Beker, Croatian comics artist, illustrator and graphic designer (Mak Makić, vitez i četvrt) , passes away at age 76. [39]
  • April 22: Paul Gringle, American comics artist, animator and illustrator (Rural Delivery, worked on Out Of Our Way), dies at age 89. [40]
  • April 28: Dik Bruynesteyn, Dutch comics artist and cartoonist (Appie Happie), dies at the age of 84.[41]

May

June

  • June 5: Ray Bradbury, American novelist and screenwriter, whose stories were frequently adapted into comic book stories by EC Comics with his permission, passes away at age 91.[49]
  • June 6: Jean-René Le Moing, French comics artist and advertising illustrator (Malabar chewing gum comics, continued L'Oncle Paul), dies at age 73.[50]
  • June 20: LeRoy Neiman, American illustrator and comics artist (Playboy, designed the Femlin characters), dies at age 91.[51]
  • June 21: Otto Schwalge, German comics artist (Oskar, der freundliche Polizist), dies at age 91.[52]
  • June 24: Iwan Lemaire, aka Yvan Lemaire, Belgian comics artist, animator, photographer and painter, dies at age 78. [53]

July

  • July 24:
    • R.A. Kosasih, Indonesian comics artist (Sri Asih, Siti Gahara, Sri Dewi), dies at age 93. [54]
    • Themo Lobos, Chilean comics writer and artist (Máximo Chambónez, Ferrilo, Nick Obre, Alaraco, Mampato), dies at age 83.[55]

August

September

  • September 5: Martin Filchock, American comics artist (The C.C. Kid, Windy, Check and Double Check, Denny and Diane), passes away at age 100.[57]

October

November

  • November 2: Gösta Gummesson, Swedish comics artist (Åsa-Nisse), dies at age 84.[60]
  • November 13: Ray Zone, American film historian, author and illustrator, best known for making 3-D versions of comics, dies at age 65 from a heart attack.[61]
  • November 16: Mario Fantoni, Italian comics artist, dies at age 86. [62]
  • November 20: Arnoldo Franchoni, aka Francho, Argentine comics artist (Cándido, Album De Familia, Camotito, Historias De Cinco Guitas, Los Tres Malditos, made comics for Cracked and Mad) dies at age 83 or 84. [63]
  • November 28: Spain Rodriguez, American underground comics artist (Trashman), dies at age 72 from cancer.[64]
  • November 30: Jeff Millar, American comics writer (Tank McNamara), dies of bile duct cancer at age 70.[65]
  • Specific date unknown: November: Hussein Amin Bikar, Egyptian comics artist and children's book illustrator (Chaddad & Aouad), passes away at age 99.[66]

December

  • December 25: Juan Antonio Abellán, Spanish comics artist (Ray Alcotan), dies at age 86.[67]

Specific date unknown

  • Tenas, Belgian comics artist (Morgana, Disney comics, Onkr), dies at age 85 or 86.[68]

First issues by title

Alpha Girl
Release February by Image Comics. Writers: Jean-Paul Bonjour and Jeff Roenning Artist: Robert Love[69]
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Adventures
Release April by Marvel Comics. Writer: Chris Yost Artist: Adam Dekraker[70]
Bad Medicine
Release June by Oni Press (also available on FCBD in May 2012). Writers: Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis Artist: Christopher Mitten
Batman Incorporated volume 2
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Chris Burnham[71]
Dark Matter
Release January by Dark Horse Comics. Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie Artist: Garry Brown
Earth-Two
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: James Robinson Artist: Nicola Scott[71]
Fatale
Release January by Image Comics. Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips
Dial H
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: China Miéville Artist: Mateus Santoluoco[71]
G.I. Combat
Release May by DC Comics. Writers: J. T. Krul, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray Artists: Ariel Olivetti, Dan Panosian, Scott Kolins[71]
King Conan
Release January by Dark Horse Comics. Writers: Tim Truman Artist: Tomás Giorello
The Manhattan Projects
Release March by Image Comics. Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra
The Massive
Release June by Dark Horse. Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Kristian Donaldson
MIND MGMT
Release May by Dark Horse. Writer and Artist: Matt Kindt
The New Deadwardians
Release March by Vertigo. Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: I.N.J. Culbard[72]
Planetoid
Release June by Image Comics. Writer & Artist: Ken Garing
Point of Impact
Release October by Image Comics. Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Koray Kuranel
Rachel Rising
Release March by Abstract Studio. Writer & Artist: Terry Moore
The Ravagers
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: Howard Mackie Artist: Ian Churchill[71]
Resident Alien
Release April by Dark Horse. Writer: Peter Hogan Artist: Steve Parkhouse
Revival
Release May by Image comics. Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Mike Norton
Saga
Release March by Image Comics. Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples
Scarlet Spider volume 2
Release January by Marvel Comics. Writer: Chris Yost Artist: Ryan Stegman
Smoke and Mirrors
Release March by IDW Publishing. Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Ryan Brown
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi
Release February by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: John Ostrander Artist: Jan Duursema[73]
Thief of Thieves
Release February by Image Comics (Skybound). Writers: Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer Artist: Shawn Martinbrough
Think Tank
Release August by Image Comics. Writer: Matt Hawkins Artist: Rahsan Ekedal
Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures
Release April by Marvel Comics. Writers: Dan Slott, Ty Templeton Artist: Nuno Plati[70]
Whispers
Release January by Image Comics. Writer and Artist: Joshua Luna
Worlds' Finest
Release May by DC Comics. Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: George Pérez[71]

See also

  • List of Oricon number-one manga of 2012

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