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2004 In Comics

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


  • Events 1
    • February 1.1
    • March 1.2
    • April 1.3
    • June 1.4
    • August 1.5
    • October 1.6
    • November 1.7
    • December 1.8
  • Deaths 2
    • February 2.1
    • April 2.2
    • May 2.3
    • June 2.4
    • November 2.5
  • Exhibitions 3
  • Conventions 4
  • First issues by title 5
    • DC Comics 5.1
    • Marvel Comics 5.2
    • Other publishers 5.3
  • Initial appearances by character name 6
  • Footnotes 7





  • April 21: Top Cow Productions launches its new property, Proximity Effect, with the first of two free online issues (at ; the second issue was to premiere on May 26. A 96-page trade paperback collecting the series, with additional anthology stories and a new cover by Marc Silvestri, would be released June 30.


  • 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.
  • June 18: CrossGen Entertainment files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy at the US Bankruptcy Court in Tampa, Florida. (Copy of filing PDF (220 KiB)


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











  • September 15–December 10: "Gillray's Legacy," curated by Lucy Shelton Caswell (8th Festival of Cartoon Art, Philip Sills Gallery, William Oxley Thompson Library, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)[2]


First issues by title

DC Comics

JSA Strange Adventures
Release: October.

Marvel Comics

Release: July 14. Writer: Marc Sumerak. Artist: Casey Jones.
Release: July 7. Writer: Robert Rodi. Artist: Esad Ribić.
Release: July 21. Writer: Hans Rodionoff. Artist: Kyle Hotz.
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Avengers 2004
Release: July 7. Cover by: Salvador Larroca.
Release: July 7.Writer: Kevin J. Anderson. Artist: Francisco Ruiz Velasco.
Release: June. Writer: Brian Walsh. Artist: Will Conrad.

Other publishers

Capitão Brasil
Osiedle Swoboda
Release: June by Niezależna Prasa. Writer & Artist: Michał Śledziński

Initial appearances by character name


  1. ^ "Mitsuteru Yokoyama dies".  
  2. ^ McCreery, Cindy. "A Genius on the Edge: James Gillray and Caricature in Late Georgian Britain" (Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library, 2004).
  3. ^ O'Driscoll, Bill. "Angel With A Dirty Face," Pittsburgh City Paper (28 April 2004), p. 32.
  4. ^ "Comicon Coming," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (8 April 2004), p. D-3.
  5. ^ Breithaupt, Christy L. "Pow! Comic Con drops into Novi," Detroit News (May 14, 2004), p. E1.
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