2007 in comics


2007 in comics

Events

January

*January 10: "Superman & Batman vs. Aliens & Predator" released.
*January 24: "The Boys" is canceled with issue #6.

February

*February 2: Newsarama reports that "The Boys" has been picked up by Dynamite Entertainment.
*February 28: Release of "2000 AD" prog #1526. This is the 30th anniversary issue and will see the start of three new storylines: "Flesh" (by Pat Mills and Ramon Sola), "Nikolai Dante" (by Robbie Morrison & Simon Fraser) and "Savage" (by Pat Mills and Charlie Adlard)

March

* March 7: Marvel comics kills Captain America (US)
* March 17: UK Web & Mini Comix Thing, one day event
* March 21: Andy Diggle starts his run on "Hellblazer" with issue 230

April

May

*May 2: Weekly series "52" concludes.
* May 12: Bristol Comic Expo, start of two day event
* May 23: British comic heroine Tank Girl returns after a twelve year sojourn, with original writer Alan Martin on scripts and Australian penciler Ashley Wood on art. The four-part mini-series is called "The Gifting" and will be collected in time for Christmas.

June

July

* July 25: The United States Postal Service released Marvel Superhero Stamps featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine, and other Marvel superheroes.

August

* August 11: Caption, start of two day event
*"'August 12 2007, death of Mike Wieringo [http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=11590]

eptember

* September 8: London Film & Comic Con, start of two day event

October

*October 10: The Best American series releases the second The "Best American Comics" publication. The collection is edited by Chris Ware and Anne Elizabeth Moore.

November

*November 9: The Folger Shakespeare Library hosts Lynda Barry, Alison Bechdel, and Chris Ware in a discussion on graphic novels as a part of the PEN/Faulkner Reading Series. [http://www.folger.edu/wosummary.cfm?woid=383&CFID=7436988&CFTOKEN=fda5c626ef8b0558-E951EA66-3473-0E4E-C45408FEA691F253]

December

Exhibitions and shows

Conventions

* March 17: UK Web & Mini Comix Thing, [http://www.ukwebcomixthing.co.uk/ website] , London, UK.
* May 12 - 13: Bristol Comic Expo, [http://www.comicexpo.net/ website] , Bristol, UK.
* August 11 - 12: Caption, [http://caption.org/ website] , Oxford, UK.
* September 1 - 2: London Film & Comic Con, [http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/ website] , London, UK.

First issues by title

;"Alice in Sunderland" (graphic novel):"Release:" April 5. "Writer:" Bryan Talbot. "Artist:" Bryan Talbot.

;"The Black Blood Alliance" (4-issue mini-series):"Release:" November 19, 2007. "Writers:" Kay Fedewa and E. Siegel.

;"Forge of War" (6-issue mini-series):"Release:" May by Boom! Studios. "Writers:" Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton. "Art by:" Rahsan Ekedal.

;"Northlanders":"Release:" December 5 by Vertigo. "Writers:" Brian Wood. "Art by:" Davide Gianfelice

;"Omega the Unknown":"Release:" Early 2006 by Marvel Comics. "Writer:" Jonathan Lethem. "Art by:" Farel Dalrymple and colorist Paul Hornschemeier. "Summary:" 1970s superhero Omega the Unknown will be re-introduced in an updated series by Jonathan Lethem—best-known for his novels "Motherless Brooklyn" and "The Fortress of Solitude". The storyline of the 10-issue series centers on a teenage prodigy from Washington Heights and his relationship with Omega, a mysterious and silent superhero from another world. (announced May 16, 2005)

;"Superman & Batman vs. Aliens & Predator" (2-issue mini-series):"Release:" January 10 by DC Comics. "Writer:" Mark Schultz ."Art by:" Ariel Olivetti. "Summary:" The Man of Steel and the Dark Detective have to team up to defeat two of the galaxy's most dangerous hunters


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