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Notable events of 2005 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



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First issues by titleEdit

These comic books were the first issued in each series.

Batman: Dark Detective #1 (of 6)
Released: May 4, 2005 by DC Comics. Written by: Steve Englehart. Covers and artwork by: Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin. Summary: This semi-monthly 6-issue limited series pits Batman against the Joker as the Joker enters a gubernatorial election using the campaign slogan "Vote for me or I'll kill you!" From the same creative team of the acclaimed run on Detective Comics in the late 1970s.
Daredevil vs. Punisher #1 (of 6)
Release: July 6, 2005 by Marvel Comics (Marvel Knights imprint). Story and artwork by: David Lapham (Stray Bullets). Summary: Following Wilson Fisk's fall from power as the Kingpin of crime, the city descends into chaos. This 6-issue limited series by Eisner Award winner Dave Lapham brings together Daredevil and the Punisher in a competition for the soul of Hell's Kitchen as each seek to restore order in their own unique way. Marvel villains featured include Hammerhead and the Jackal. Rating1: PSR+/Parental Advisory
Fantastic Four: House of M #1 (of 3)
Release: July 6, 2005 by Marvel Comics. Written by: John Layman (Gambit). Cover and pencils by: Scot Eaton (Captain America). Inks by: Don Hillsman (Gambit). Summary: A 3-issue limited series tie-in to House of M. Rating: T+
G.L.A. #1 (of 4)
Release: April 6, 2005 by Marvel Comics. Written by: Dan Slott. Cover and pencils by: Paul Pelletier. Inks by: Rick Magyar. Summary: With the real Avengers disassembled, the Great Lake Avengers step in to try to deal with one of their most powerful villains in this 4-issue limited series. This first issue includes special appearances by Captain America, Thor, the Vision, Scarlet Witch, and Hawkeye. Rating: PSR
House of M #1 (of 8)
Release: June 1, 2005 by Marvel Comics. Written by: Brian Michael Bendis. Covers by: Esad Ribic (Loki mini-series). Pencils by: Olivier Coipel. Inks by: Tim Townsend. Summary: It is the Avengers and X-Men versus an out of control Scarlet Witch, and Magneto, in an 8-issue limited series billed as the 'Marvel event of the decade'. Each issue has a special variant cover. Rating: T+
Hunter-Killer #1
Release: March 17, 2005 by Top Cow Productions. Written by: Mark Waid. Cover and pencils by: Marc Silvestri. Inks by: Joe Weems and Eric Basaldua. Summary: The genetic super-race of humans living in secret must be constantly monitored and policed to ensure the safety of the planet. When one of them goes rogue, upsetting the balance of world power, only the group known as the Hunter-Killers can stand up to them. This issue follows the 16-page prequel (issue #0) released December 8, 2004.
Young Avengers #1
Release: February 9, 2005 by Marvel Comics. Written by: Allan Heinberg (television's The O.C., Sex and the City, and Party of Five). Cover and pencils by: Jim Cheung. Inks by: John Dell. Summary: Following the events of Avengers Disassembled, it is the story of a group of teenage superheroes, each of whom pattern themselves after a member of the Avengers. Marvel's editor-in-chief Joe Quesada said, “I think that fans will see on the very last page of issue #1, how the entire Marvel Universe will end up somehow revolving around the events that happen in Young Avengers.” Rating: PSR
Young Avengers #1 "Director's Cut"
Release: March 16, 2005 by Marvel Comics. Summary: This reprint of Young Avengers #1 includes DVD-style extras. 48 pages. Rating: PSR

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Released September 28, 2005Edit

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Released October 12, 2005Edit

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FootnotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "DC Comics Fables contract (Sep.t 9, 2005). Accessed July 10, 2010.
  2. Spurgeon, Tom. "Go Read Dave Sims' DC Contract," The Comics Reporter (Oct. 20, 2005).].
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