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



Events and publicationsEdit

FebruaryEdit

  • February 2: Underground cartoonist Dori Seda passes away at age 37.
  • February 4: Inker Frank Giacoia dies at age 63.

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

Exhibitions and showsEdit


ConventionsEdit

AwardsEdit

Eisner AwardsEdit

Presented in 1989 for comics published in 1988:

First issues by titleEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Animal Man

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

Checkmate

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

C.O.P.S.

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

Hellblazer

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

Starman

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

Wanderers

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

Limited seriesEdit

Batman: The Cult (4 issues)

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

Black Orchid (3 issues)

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

Cosmic Odyssey (4 issues)

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

Millennium (8 weekly issues)

Release: Jan. 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.

KodanshaEdit

Natsuko's Sake

Release: on Weekly Morning. Author: Akira Oze.

MarvelEdit

Count Duckula

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

Death's Head

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

Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme

Release: Nov. 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: Oct. Writer: Chris Claremont. Artist: Alan Davis.

Marvel Comics Presents

Release: Sept. Editors: Terry Kavanagh and Michael Higgins.

The Punisher War Journal

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

Wolverine

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

Limited seriesEdit

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: Oct. Writer: Louise Simonson. Artist: Jon Bogdanove.

Independent titlesEdit

Limited seriesEdit

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 nameEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Marvel ComicsEdit

Independent titlesEdit

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