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Notable events of 2009 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 1: The direct-to-DVD movie Hulk Vs was released.[1]
  • January 6: The third and final volume of Hollow Fields has been released.

FebruaryEdit

AprilEdit

  • In honor of Wolverine's 35th anniversary, Marvel Comics announced that numerous Marvel titles would feature Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant covers in April 2009.[5] Styles will be reminiscent of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol.[6] The first issues to feature a Wolverine Art Appreciation variant cover were Captain Britain and MI13 #12, Amazing Spider-man #590, Hulk #11, Uncanny X-Men #508, and Secret Warriors #3.[7]

MayEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • September 9: It was announced that Paul Levitz would step down as President and Publisher of DC Comics to serve as the Contributing Editor and Overall Consultant for the newly-formed DC Entertainment,[10]

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ConventionsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

Batman and Robin
Release: June by DC Comics. Writer: Grant Morrison Artists: Frank Quitely, Philip Tan.
Black Panther Vol. 5
Release: February by Marvel Comics. Writer: Reginald Wudlin Artist: Ken Lashley.
The Flash: Rebirth
Release: March by DC Comics. Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ethan Van Sciver.
Blackest Night
Release: Summer by DC Comics. Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis.
Mysterius: The Unfathomable
Release: March by Wildstorm. Writers: Jeff Parker Artist: Tom Fowler[12][13]
Push
Release: January by Wildstorm. Writers: Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman Artist: Bruno Redondo[14]
R.E.B.E.L.S.
Release: February by DC Comics. Writer: Tony Bedard Artists: Andy Clarke, Claude St. Aubin.

NotesEdit

  1. Bailey, Michael. "The Blue, the Red and the Green". Archived from the original on 2009-09-11. http://www.webcitation.org/5jixSKXyD. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  2. "Ultimate X-Men #100". Marvel.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-11. http://www.webcitation.org/5jixT9SE0. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  3. "Ultimate Fantastic Four #60". Marvel.com. http://www.marvel.com/catalog/?id=11099. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  4. "Spider-Man and Barack Obama team up | Marvel.com News". Marvel.com. http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.6546.Spidey_Meets_the_President!. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  5. "Wolverine as Masterpiece". The Washington Post. March 18, 2009. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2009/03/18/GA2009031801486.html. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  6. "Marvel prepares to showcase Wolverine from a very different perspective | Marvel.com News". Marvel.com. http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.7254.Wolverine_Art_Appreciation_Month. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  7. "News | Marvel Announces “Wolverine Art Appreciation Month”". Comicspriceguide.com. 2009-03-19. http://www.comicspriceguide.com/blog/post/2009/03/19/Marvel-Announces-e2809cWolverine-Art-Appreciation-Monthe2809d.aspx. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  8. DC Nation Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2008
  9. 9.0 9.1 McClintock, Pamela (2007-10-17). "'Wolverine' claws on May '09 date". Variety. Archived from the original on 2009-09-11. http://www.webcitation.org/5jixSlRX8. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  10. Warner Bros. Creates DC ENTERTAINMENT To Maximize DC Brands, Newsarama. Retrieved 09 September 2009.
  11. Brady, Matt (2009-02-07). "NYCC '09 - Image Comics Panel". Newsarama. http://www.newsarama.com/comics/090206-nycc09-image-comics.html. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  12. Getting 'Mysterius' With Jeff Parker - His New Series, Newsarama, November 4, 2008
  13. Mysterius The Great.com
  14. SDCC 08: Wildstorm Snares Push License, IGN, July 22, 2008
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