2013 in comics

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This is a list of comics-related events in 2013. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title. For an overview of the year in Japanese comics, see 2013 in manga.




  • May 3: Dan Adkins, long-time artist in the mainstream comics industry, dies at age 76


  • June 19: Kim Thompson, Fantagraphics publisher and editor, dies at age 56 from lung cancer






First issues by title

Age of Ultron
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Bryan Hitch
Alex + Ada
Release: November by Image Comics. Writer: Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna Artist: Jonathan Luna
Black Beetle
Release: January by Dark Horse Comics. Writer/Artist: Francesco Francavilla
East of West
Release: March by Image Comics. Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta
Five Weapons
Release: February by Image Comics. Writer & Artist: Jimmie Robinson
Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3
Release: February by Marvel Comics. Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Steve McNiven
Release: March by Oni Press. Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Joëlle Jones
Lost Vegas
Release: March by Image Comics. Writer: Jim McCann Artist: Janet Lee
New Avengers vol 3
Release: January by Marvel Comics.[8] Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Steve Epting
Nova vol 5
Release: January by Marvel Comics. Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Ed McGuiness
Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde
Release: August by Dark Horse. Writer: Peter Hogan Artist: Steve Parkhouse
Release: March by Image Comics. Writer: Joe Casey Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Uncanny Skullkickers
Release: February by Image Comics. Writer: Jim Zub Artists: Edwin Huang and Misty Coats


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  2. Re, Mike. "Asbury Park is comic central". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved 25 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. C2E2 2013, www.reedexpo.com
  4. Hallett, Alison. "Nerd Prom* Is Cancelled: Stumptown Comics Fest to Merge** with Rose City Comic Con," Portland Mercury (DEC 17, 2013).
  5. Jordan, Chris. "Comics convention representing black superheroes opens this weekend," Metro (May 16, 2013).
  6. Green, Roger. "FantaCon 2013: the Tom Skulan interview," "Information Without The Bun," TimeUnion.com (Feb. 7, 2013).
  7. Gianuca Costantini (2013). "Occupy Museum.99% Komikazen". GianlucaCostantini.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Uzumeri, David (2 August 2012). "Marvel NOW! Q&A: Avengers". Marvel.com. Retrieved 9 August 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>