1989
1988 in comics
1990 in comics

Notable events of 1989 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events

Year overall

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Specific date unknown

Births

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Specific date unknown

Exhibitions and shows

Conventions

Awards

Eagle Awards

Presented in 1990 for comics published in 1989, distributed at the 1990 United Kingdom Comic Art Convention [UKCAC] by Paul Gambaccini and Dave Gibbons.

American Section

U.K. Section

Eisner Awards

No awards were presented in 1990, a transition year when Comic-Con International took over administration of the awards.

First issues by title

DC Comics

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight

Release: September. Writer: Dennis O'Neil. Artists: Ed Hannigan and John Beatty.

Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children

Release: June by Piranha Press. Writer: Dave Louapre. Artist: Dan Sweetman.

El Diablo vol. 2

Release: August. Writer: Gerard Jones. Artist: Mike Parobeck.

Huntress

Release: April. Writer: Joey Cavalieri. Artist: Joe Staton and Bruce Patterson.

Justice League Europe

Release: April. Writer: Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis. Artists: Bart Sears and Pablo Marcos.

L.E.G.I.O.N.

Release: February. Writers: Alan Grant and Keith Giffen. Artists: Barry Kitson, Keith Giffen, and Mike DeCarlo.

Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3

Release: November. Writers: Keith Giffen and Tom and Mary Bierbaum. Artists: Keith Giffen and Al Gordon.

New Gods vol. 3

Release: February. Writer: Mark Evanier. Artist: Paris Cullins.

The Sandman

Release: January. Writer: Neil Gaiman. Artists: Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg.

Star Trek vol. 2

Release: October. Writer: Peter David. Artists: James Fry and Arne Starr.

Star Trek: The Next Generation vol. 2

Release: October. Writer: Michael Jan Friedman. Artist: Pablo Marcos.

Limited series

Catwoman (4 issues)

Release: February. Writer: Mindy Newell. Artists: J.J. Birch and Michael Bair.

Epicurus the Sage (2 issues; #2 published in 1991)

Release: November by Piranha Press. Writer: William Messner-Loebs. Artist: Sam Kieth.

Hawkworld (3 issues)

Release: August. Writer/Artist: Tim Truman.

Invasion! (3 issues)

Release: January. Writers: Keith Giffen and Bill Mantlo. Artists: Keith Giffen and Todd McFarlane.

Justice, Inc. (2 issues)

Release: July. Writer: Andy Helfer. Artist: Kyle Baker.

Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography (1 issue)

Release: May. Writer: James D. Hudnall. Artist: Eduardo Barreto.

Skreemer (6 issues)

Release: May. Writer: Peter Milligan. Artists: Brett Ewins and Steve Dillon.

Marvel Comics

Clive Barker's Hellraiser

Release: January by Epic Comics. Editor: Daniel Chichester.

Marc Spector: Moon Knight

Release: June. Writer: Chuck Dixon. Artists: Sal Velluto and Mark Farmer.

Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Release: September. Writer: Bob Harras. Artists: Bob Hall and Kim DeMulder.

Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja

Release: August. Writer: Larry Hama. Artists: Ron Wagner and Fred Fredericks.

Quasar

Release: October. Writer: Mark Gruenwald. Artists: Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi.

Sensational She-Hulk

Release: May. Writer/Artist: John Byrne

What If vol. 2

Release: July. Editor: Craig Anderson

Limited series

Damage Control (4 issues)

Release: May. Writer: Dwayne McDuffie. Artists: Ernie Colón and Bob Wiacek.

Shadowmasters (4 issues)

Release: October. Writer: Carl Potts. Artists: Dan Lawlis and Russ Heath.

The Sleeze Brothers (6 issues)

Release: June by Epic Comics. Writer: John Carnell. Artist: Andy Lanning.

The War (4 issues)

Release: June by New Universe. Writer: Doug Murray. Artist: Tom Morgan.

Independent and small press titles

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

Release: September by Archie Adventure Series. Writer: Rich Margopoulos. Artist: Amanda Conner.

Eightball

Release: August by Fantagraphics. Writer/Artist: Daniel Clowes.

Saviour

Release: December by Trident Comics. Writer: Mark Millar. Artists: Daniel Vallely and Nigel Kitching.

Trident

Release: August by Trident Comics. Editor: Martin Skidmore.

Limited series

Aliens (4 issues)

Release: August by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Mark Verheiden. Artist: Denis Beauvais.

The Bogie Man (4 issues)

Release: September by Fat Man Press. Writer: John Wagner and Alan Grant. Artist: Robin Smith.

Squalor (4 issues)

Release: December by First Comics. Writer: Stefan Petrucha. Artist: Tom Sutton.

Initial appearance by character name

DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Independent and small press titles

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