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Notable events of 2004 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



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JuneEdit

  • With issue #1595, Comics Buyer's Guide changes its format from a weekly tabloid to a monthly squarebound magazine. In addition, in hopes of enhancing newsstand sales, CBG adds a price guide for contemporary comics as well as other new features intended to make the magazine more appealing to those with an avid interest in comic books as an investment.
  • June 3: Marvel Comics announces the creation of its first prose imprint Marvel Press. Three novels were scheduled for 2004: the young adult novel Mary Jane II would land on bookstore shelves in June, followed by an adult fantasy Wolverine title in October and a middle grade Spider-Man title in November. A minimum of 12 novels would be released in 2005.[citation needed]

AugustEdit

  • August 22: The first episode of Bunny is posted.

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First issues by titleEdit

These comic books were the first issued in each series.

Guardians #1
Release: July 14, 2004 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Marc Sumerak. Cover and pencils by: Casey Jones. Summary: A group of neighborhood kids pretending to be intergalactic super-heroes and calling themselves the Guardians offer help to a real alien. Fourteen years later the alien returns to seek the help of the Guardians once again, placing the fate of the universe in their hands. Rating1: PSR
JSA Strange Adventures #1 (of 6)
Cover dated: October 2004 by DC Comics (monthly).
Loki #1 (of 4)
Release: July 7, 2004 by Marvel Comics (bi-weekly). Writer: Robert Rodi (Elektra). Cover and artwork by: Esad Ribic (Wolverine covers). Summary: In this 4-issue limited series the Asgardian lore is told from Loki's perspective, exploring his relationship with his half-brother Thor. Rating: PSR+
Man-Thing #1 (of 3)
Release: July 21, 2004 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Hans Rodionoff (screenwriter for the Man-Thing film). Covers and artwork by: Kyle Hotz (The Hood). Summary: Set in the Bywater Swamp as a 3-issue movie "prequel" to the theatrical film release by Lion's Gate Films, this new self-contained story is written by the film's screenwriter Hans Rodionoff. Rating: PSR+
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Avengers 2004 #1
Release: July 7, 2004 by Marvel Comics. Cover by: Salvador Larroca. Summary: Features in-depth profiles on more than twenty Avengers past and present, a new cover by Larroca, and digitally painted by Richard Isanove. Rating: G
Starjammers #1
Release: July 7, 2004 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Kevin J. Anderson (science fiction author). Cover and pencils by: Francisco Ruiz Velasco. Inks: Sean P. Parsons. Summary: "The Cadet and the Corsairs", part 1 (of 6). Tolo Hawk, a young cadet in the Union Corps, comes face to face with the lawless, rough and ready Starjammers. This new ongoing series features art by Alé Garza (Young Justice: Graduation Day). Rating: PSR
Witches #1 (of 4)
Release: June, 2004 by Marvel Comics (bi-weekly). Writer: Brian Walsh. Covers by: Mike Deodato. Art by: Will Conrad. Summary: In this 4-issue limited series Doctor Strange gathers three of Earth's mightiest witches—Jennifer Kale, Topaz, and Satana—to help find an ancient tomb and protect his dark secrets. Rating: PSR

Publications by release date

Released June 30, 2004Edit

Graphic novels

Released July 7, 2004Edit

Comic books

Released July 14, 2004Edit

Comic books

Released July 21, 2004Edit

Comic books

Released August 18, 2004Edit

Comic books

Released October 6, 2004Edit

Comic books

Released October 30, 2004Edit

Comic books

Released December 8, 2004Edit

Comic books

Initial appearances by character nameEdit


FootnotesEdit

1 Ratings are provided by the publisher: Marvel Comics ratings.
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