Notable events of 1986 in comics. See also List of years in comics.
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. (June 2022)
Presented in 1987 for comics published in 1986:
- Best Single Issue: "Apocalypse," Daredevil #227, by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli (Marvel Comics)
- Best Continuing Series: Swamp Thing, by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben (DC Comics)
- Best Black & White Series: Love and Rockets by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
- Best Finite Series: Crisis on Infinite Earths, by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez (DC)
- Best New Series: Miracleman, by Alan Moore and various artists (Eclipse Comics)
- Best Graphic Album: The Rocketeer, by Dave Stevens (Eclipse)
- Best Artist: Steve Rude, for Nexus (First Comics)
- Best Writer: Alan Moore, for Swamp Thing (DC)
- Best Writer/Artist (single or team): Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, for Daredevil (Marvel)
- Best Art Team: George Pérez and Jerry Ordway, for Crisis On Infinite Earths (DC)
First issues by title
- Release: August. Writer/Artist: Barbara Slate.
- Release: June. Writer: Len Wein. Artists: Paris Cullins and Bruce Patterson.
- Release: February. Writer/Artist: Dan Jurgens.
- Release: May. Writer: Doug Moench. Artist: Jim Baikie.
- Release: August. Writer: Tony Isabella. Artists: Richard Howell and Don Heck.
- Release: January. Writer: Bob Rozakis. Artist: Stephen DeStefano.
- Release: April. Editor: Roy Thomas.
Teen Titans Spotlight
- Release: August. Writer: Marv Wolfman. Artists: Denys Cowan and Dick Giordano.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (4 issues)
- Release: February. Writer/Artist: Frank Miller.
Cosmic Boy (4 issues)
- Release: December. Writer: Paul Levitz. Artists: Keith Giffen, Ernie Colón, and Bob Smith.
The Legend of Wonder Woman
- Release: May. Writers: Trina Robbins and Kurt Busiek. Artist: Trina Robbins.
Legends (6 issues)
- Release: November. Writers: John Ostrander and Len Wein. Artists: John Byrne and Karl Kesel.
- Release: February. Writers: Keith Giffen and Mindy Newell. Artist: Ernie Colón.
Lords of the Ultra-Realm
- Release: June. Writer: Doug Moench. Artist: Pat Broderick.
The Man of Steel (6 issues)
- Release: July. Writer/Artist: John Byrne.
Watchmen (12 issues)
- Release: September. Writer: Alan Moore. Artist: Dave Gibbons.
Les Femmes en Blanc (32 volumes)
- Artist: Philippe Bercovici. Writer: Raoul Cauvin.
- Release: October
- Release: September. Editor: Ann Nocenti.
G.I. Joe Special Missions
- Release: October. Writer: Larry Hama. Artist: Herb Trimpe.
Master of the Universe
- Release: May by Star Comics. Writer: Mike Carlin. Artists: Ron Wilson and Dennis Janke.
- Release: December. Writer: Doug Murray. Artist: Michael Golden and Armando Gil.
Spider-Man and Zoids
- Release: March by Marvel UK. Writer: Ian Rimmer. Artist: Kev Hopgood.
- Release: December. Writer: Peter B. Gillis. Artist: Brent Anderson.
- Release: February. Writer: Bob Layton. Artist: Jackson Guice.
- Release: November. Writer: Mark Gruenwald. Artists: Paul Ryan and Romeo Tanghal.
- Release: November. Writer: Archie Goodwin. Artists: Geof Isherwood, Joe DelBeato, and Jack Fury.
- Release: November. Writer: Tom DeFalco. Artists: Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema.
Mark Hazzard: Merc
- Release: November. Writer: Peter David. Artist: Gray Morrow.
- Release: November. Writer: Archie Goodwin. Artists: Tony Salmons and Bret Blevins.
- Release: November. Writer: Steve Perry. Artists: Mark Texeira and Kyle Baker.
Spitfire and The Troubleshooters
- Release: October. Writers: Eliot R. Brown, John Morelli, and Gerry Conway. Artists: Herb Trimpe, Joe Sinnott, and Tom Morgan.
- Release: October. Writer: Jim Shooter. Artists: John Romita, Jr. and Al Williamson.
Dakota North (5 issues)
- Release: November. Writer: Martha Thomases. Artist: Tony Salmons.
Elektra: Assassin (8 issues)
- Release: August by Epic Comics. Writer: Frank Miller. Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz.
The Punisher (5 issues)
- Release: January. Writer: Steven Grant. Artists: Mike Zeck and John Beatty.
Steelgrip Starkey (6 issues)
- Release: July by Epic Comics. Writer/Artist: Alan Weiss. Inker: James Sherman.
Dark Horse Presents
- Release: July by Dark Horse Comics. Editor: Randy Stradley.
- Release: by IPC Media. Editor: Pat Mills.
- Release: October by Sergio Bonelli Editore. Writer: Tiziano Sclavi.
- Release: May by First Comics. Writer: John Ostrander. Artist: Doug Rice.
Elric: The Weird of the White Wolf
- Release: October by First Comics. Writer: Roy Thomas. Artists: Michael T. Gilbert and George Freeman.
- Release: June by Blackthorne Publishing. Writer/Artist: Dwayne Ferguson.
- Release: June by Comico. Editor: Diana Schutz
- Release: February by ¡Ka-Boom! Estudio. Writer/Artist: Oscar González Loyo.
- Release: by Strawberry Jam Comics. Writer: Derek McCulloch. Artist: Simon Tristam.
Omaha the Cat Dancer
- Release: October by Kitchen Sink Press. Writer/Artist: Reed Waller.
The Puma Blues
- Release: October by Aardvark One International. Writer: Stephen Murphy. Artist: Michael Zulli.
- Release: October by Solson Publications: Writer: Monroe Arnold. Artists: Dick Ayers and Rich Buckler.
- Release: June by Slave Labor Graphics: Writer: Dan Vado. Artists: Dan Buck and Mark Buck.
- Release: December by Vortex Comics. Cartoonist: Chester Brown
Rip in Time
- Release: by Fantagor Press. Writer: Bruce Jones. Artist: Richard Corben.