2008 in comics

2008 in comics



*January 9: "Teen Titans: The Lost Annual", delayed since 2003, is published. [ [http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=133010 Teen Titans Swingin' Elseworlds Returns as "Lost Annual" in 2008] , Newsarama, October 15, 2007]

*January 23: "Hellblazer" #240, marking the 20th anniversary of the series, is released. [ [http://www.dccomics.com/comics/?cm=8670 "Hellblazer" #240] ]



*March 5: "" by Bill Willingham softcover edition released under the Vertigo imprint.


* April 1: Acclaimed historian, political scientist and social critic Howard Zinn releases "A People's History of American Empire". The book was co-authored by historian Paul Buhle and cartoonist Mike Konopacki.
* April 20: At the New York Comic Con, Marvel announces Marvel Apes, which will start in October. [ [http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=154341; NYCC '08: Marvel Apes] , Newsarama, April 20, 2008]
*April 23: "Countdown to Final Crisis" concludes.
* April 28: Universal Studios announce that they have optioned Oni Press' "Resurrection" by Marc Guggenheim, to be produced by Scott Stuber. [ [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i302baa51d85f0deb30eb1280888666eb Universal options 'Resurrection'] , "Hollywood Reporter, April 28, 2008]
*April 30: Barry Allen returns to the DC Universe proper 23 years after his death in "Crisis on Infinite Earths". The return came in "DC Universe" #0.


*May 2: The "Iron Man" film, based on the character of the same name, is released in theaters.
*May 28: "Final Crisis" #1 is released.


*June 27: Michael Turner passes away after a long battle with bone cancer.


* "The Dark Knight" took in a record $155.34 million in it's opening weekend, topping the previous best of $151.1 million for "Spider-Man 3" in May 2007.
* Wildstorm's "World's End" event begins in the aftermath of "Number of the Beast".




* "Hellboy: In The Chapel Of Moloch", the first "Hellboy" series written and drawn by Mike Mignola since 2005, is scheduled to ship.
*October 8: Archaia Studios Press confirm they have been bought by Kunoichi, the company established by Joshua Blaylock, former President at Devil's Due Publishing. [ [http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=18359 Archaia Studios Press To Be Acquired by Kunoichi, Inc., Not Devil's Due] , Comic Book Resources, October 8, 2008] [ [http://www.newsarama.com/comics/081008-kunoichi-Archaia-purchase.html Kunoichi to Purchase Archaia Studios Press] , Newsarama, October 8, 2008]



Exhibitions and shows


* January 12-13: Dallas Comic Con, Dallas, USA
* January 24-27: Angoulême International Comics Festival, Angoulême, France
* February 2-3: Hi-Ex, [http://www.hi-ex.co.uk/ website] , Inverness, Scotland
* February 22-24: WonderCon, San Francisco, USA
* March 1: STAPLE!, Austin, USA
* March 22: UK Web & Mini Comix Thing, [http://www.ukwebcomixthing.co.uk/ website] , London, UK
* April 18-20: New York Comic Con, New York, USA
* May 9 - 11: Bristol Comic Expo, Bristol, UK
* May 10-11: Emerald City ComiCon, Seattle, USA
* May 17-18: Montevideo Comics, Montevideo, Uruguay
* June 20-22: Heroes Convention, Charlotte, USA
* July 12-13: Paradise Comicon Toronto, Toronto, Canada
* July 19-20: London Film & Comic Con, [http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/ website] , London, UK
* July 24-27: Comic-Con International, San Diego, USA
* August 9-10: Caption, Oxford, UK
* September 27-28: Baltimore Comic-Con, Baltimore, USA
* October 4-5: Small Press Expo, Bethesda, USA
* November 1-2: Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco, USA
* November 1-2: Lille Comics Festival, Lille, France

First issues by title

;"Teen Titans: Year One":"Release:" January 2 by DC Comics. "Writer:" Amy Wolfman "Artists:" Karl Kerschl & Serge Lapointe. Cover by: Karl Kerschl "Summary:" A reimagining of how the Teen Titans came together

;"":"Release:" January 2 by Wildstorm. "Writers:" Christos Gage & Scott Beatty. "Artist:" Wes Craig

;"Teen Titans: The Lost Annual":"Release:" January 9 by DC Comics. "Writer:" Bob Haney; Artists Jay Stephens & Mike Allred; Cover by Nick Cardy "Summary:" The Teen Titans go into space to rescue President John F. Kennedy

;"The Evil Dead":"Release:" January by Dark Horse Comics. "Writer:" Mark Verheiden. "Artist:" John Bolton

;"Hulk":"Release:" January by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Jeph Loeb III. "Artist:" Ed McGuinness

;"Project Superpowers":"Release:" January by Dynamite Entertainment. "Writer:" Jim Krueger. "Artista:" Doug Klauba & Stephen Sadowski

;"The Twelve":"Release:" January by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" J. Michael Straczynski. "Artist:" Chris Weston

;"Ultimate Human":"Release:" January by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Warren Ellis. "Arist:" Cary Nord

;"Locke & Key":"Release:" February 20 by IDW Publishing. "Writer:" Joe Hill. "Artist:s" Gabriel Rodriguez & Jay Fotos

;"Cable":"Release:" March by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Duane Swierczynski. "Artist:" Ariel Olivetti

;"Countdown Special: The New Gods":"Release:" March by DC Comics. "Reprints:" "Forever People" #1 (1971), "Mister Miracle" #1 (1971) and "The New Gods" #7 (1971)

;"Exiles":"Release:" March by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Mike Raicht. "Summary:" A recap of the adventures in the first 100 issues of "Exiles"

;"Anna Mercury":"Release:" April 2 by Avatar Press. "Writer:" Warren Ellis. "Artist:" Facundo Percio

;"Secret Invasion":"Release:" April 2 by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Brian Michael Bendis. "Artists:" Leinil Yu & Mark Morales

;"Number of the Beast":"Release:" April 9 by Wildstorm. "Writer:" Scott Beatty. "Artist:" Chris Sprouse

;"Countdown Special: OMAC":"Release:" April by DC Comics. "Reprints:" "OMAC" #1 (1974), "The Warlord" #37-39 (1976) and "DC Comics Presents" #61 (1978)

;"Kick-Ass":"Release:" April by Icon. "Writer:" Mark Millar. "Artist:" John Romita, Jr.

;"New Exiles":"Release:" April by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Chris Claremont. "Artist:" Tom Grummett. "Summary:" Relaunch of "Exiles" with this following on directly from "Exiles" #100

;"Tiny Titans":"Release:" April by DC Comics. "Writer:" Art Baltazar "Artist:" Art Baltazar, Cover by: Art Baltazar

;"The War that Time Forgot":"Release:" May 7 by DC Comics. "Writer:" Bruce Jones "Artists:" Al Barrionuevo and Jimmy Palmiotti, Cover by: Neal Adams

;"":"Release:" May 14 by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Paul Cornell "Artists:" Leonard Kirk and Jesse Delperdang

;"Guardians of the Galaxy":"Release:" May 14 by Marvel Comics. "Writers:" Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning "Artist:" Paul Pelletier

;"GeNext":"Release:" May 14 by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Chris Claremont "Artist:" Patrick Scherberger, Cover by: Doug Gregory Alexander

;"Sky Doll":"Release:" May 14 by Marvel Comics/Soleil. "Writers:" Barbara Canepa and Alessandro Barbucci "Artist:" Alessandro Barbucci

;"Marvel 1985":"Release:" May 29 by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Mark Millar "Artist:" Tommy Lee Edwards

;"American Dream":"Release:" May by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Tom DeFalco "Artists:" Todd Nauck and Scott Koblish

;"Avengers/Invaders":"Release:" May by Marvel Comics/Dynamite Entertainment. "Writers:" Alex Ross and Jim Krueger "Artist:" Steve Sadowski

;"Final Crisis":"Release:" May by DC Comics. "Writer:" Grant Morrison "Artist:" J. G. Jones, Cover by: Art Baltazar

;"House of Mystery":"Release:" May by Vertigo. "Writer:" Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham "Artists:" Luca Rossi and Ross Campbell

;"The Man with No Name":"Release:" May by Dynamite Entertainment. "Writer:" Christos Gage "Artist:" Wellington Dias

;"Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft":"Release:" June 4 by Marvel Max. "Writer:" Richard Corben. "Artist:" Richard Corben

;"Ultimate Origins":"Release:" June 4 by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Brian Michael Bendis. "Artist:" Butch Guice

;"Station":"Release:" June 25 by Boom! Studios. "Writer:" Johanna Stokes "Artists:" Leno Carvalho and Ed Dukeshire.

;"Blood Bowl: Killer Contract":"Release:" June 25 by Boom! Studios. "Writer:" Matt Forbeck "Artist:" Lads Helloven.

;"Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods":"Release:" June by Dark Horse Comics. "Writer:" Rob Williams "Artist:" Steve Scott. Cover by: Art Baltazar

;"":"Release:" June by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Greg Pak. "Artist:" Ron Garney

;"Trinity":"Release:" June by DC Comics. "Writers:" Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza "Artists:" Mark Bagley, Scott McDaniel, Tom Derenick, Mike Norton and others. Cover by: Art Baltazar

;"True Believers":"Release:" July 30 by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Cary Bates. "Artist:" Paul Gulacy

;"The Bond of Saint Marcel":"Release:" July 30 by Archaia Studios Press. "Writer:" Jennifer Quintenz. "Artists:" Christian Gossett & Marshall Dillion

;"":"Release:" July 30 by Wildstorm. "Writer:" Christos Gage. "Artist:" Neil Googe & Trevor Hairsine

;"High Rollers":"Release:" July by Boom! Studios. "Writer:" Gary Phillips. "Artist:" Manuel Magalhaes

;"Reign in Hell":"Release:" July by DC Comics. "Writer:" Keith Giffen. "Artist:" Tom Derenick

;"Titanium Rain":"Release:" July by Archaia Studios Press. "Writer:" Josh Finney. "Artists:" Josh Finney & Kat Rocha

;"":"Release:" August by DC Comics. "Writer:" Geoff Johns. "Artist:" George Perez

;"":"Release:" August by DC Comics. "Writer:" Greg Rucka. "Artist:s" Phillip Tan, Jeff De Los Santos and Jonathan Glapion

;"":"Release:" September 4 by Marvel Comics. "Writers:"Mike Carey, C. B. Cebulski, James Asmus. "Artists:" Michael Ryan, Victor Olazaba, Chris Burnham, David Yardin

;"Marvel Zombies 3":"Release:" October 1 by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Fred Van Lente. "Artist:" Kev Walker

;"Gigantic":"Release:" October by Dark Horse Comics. "Writer:" Rick Remender "Artist:" Eric Nguyen

;"Aetheric Mechanics":"Release:" December 5 by Avatar Press. "Writer:" Warren Ellis. "Artist:" Gianluca Pagliarani


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