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Notable events of 2015 in comics. See also List of years in comics. This is a list of comics -related events in 2015. 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 2015 in manga.

Comics Creative work in which pictures and text convey information such as narratives

Comics is a medium used to express ideas through images, often combined with text or other visual information. Frequently, comics takes the form of sequences of panels of images. Often textual devices such as speech balloons, captions, and onomatopoeia indicate dialogue, narration, sound effects, or other information. The size and arrangement of panels contribute to narrative pacing. Cartooning and similar forms of illustration are the most common image-making means in comics; fumetti is a form which uses photographic images. Common forms include comic strips, editorial and gag cartoons, and comic books. Since the late 20th century, bound volumes such as graphic novels, comic albums, and tankōbon have become increasingly common, while online webcomics have proliferated in the 21st century with the advent of the internet.

The following is an overview of 2015 in manga. It includes winners of notable awards, best-sellers, title debuts and endings, deaths of notable manga-related people as well as any other relevant manga-related events. For an overview of the year in comics from other countries, see 2015 in comics.

Contents

Events

January

<i>Charlie Hebdo</i> shooting terrorist attack in Paris in 2015

On 7 January 2015 at about 11:30 local time, two brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, forced their way into the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Armed with rifles and other weapons, they killed 12 people and injured 11 others. The gunmen identified themselves as belonging to the Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen, which took responsibility for the attack. Several related attacks followed in the Île-de-France region on 7–9 January 2015, including the Hypercacher kosher supermarket siege where a terrorist held 19 hostages, of whom he murdered 4 Jews.

Muhammad Founder of Islam

Muhammad was the founder of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet, sent to present and confirm the monotheistic teachings preached previously by Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. He is viewed as the final prophet of God in all the main branches of Islam, though some modern denominations diverge from this belief. Muhammad united Arabia into a single Muslim polity, with the Quran as well as his teachings and practices forming the basis of Islamic religious belief.

Cabu French comic strip artist and caricaturist

Jean Maurice Jules Cabut, known by the pen-name Cabu, was a French comic strip artist and caricaturist. He died in the January 2015 shooting attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices. Cabu was a staff cartoonist and shareholder at Charlie Hebdo.

March

American Gothic Press

American Gothic Press is an American comic book imprint of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. Established in the spring of 2015, it focuses predominantly on the Kaiju, Sci-Fi, fantasy, and horror genres, reflecting Honorary Famous Monsters Editor-in-Chief Forrest J Ackerman’s love for all things monstrous and mysterious.

Ken Bald American illustrator

Kenneth Bruce Bald was an American illustrator and comic book artist best known for the Dr. Kildare and Dark Shadows newspaper comic strips. Due to contractual obligations, he is credited as "K. Bruce" on the Dark Shadows strip.

April

Never Satisfied is a 2015 webcomic by Taylor Robin. Following the teenage magician apprentice Lucy, Never Satisfied presents a group of young people competing to become their city's magical representative. Robin's webcomic is commonly praised for featuring a varied LGBT cast, in which each character has a different ethnicity, body type, and color palette.

Patton Oswalt American stand-up comedian

Patton Peter Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, and writer, known for playing Spencer Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007), voicing Remy in the Pixar film Ratatouille (2007), starring opposite Charlize Theron in Young Adult (2011), and guest starring as the Koenigs on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2017). He has appeared in six stand-up specials and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and a Grammy for his Netflix special Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016).

May

<i>Grin and Bear It</i> comic strip

Grin and Bear It is a former daily comic panel created by George Lichtenstein under the pen name George Lichty. Lichty created Grin and Bear it in 1932 and it ran 83 years until 2015, making it the 10th-longest-running comic strip in American history. Frequent subjects included computers, excessive capitalism and Soviet bureaucracy. Situations in his cartoons often took place in the offices of commissars, or the showrooms of "Belchfire" dealers with enormous cars in the background. His series "Is Party Line, Comrade!" skewered Soviet bureaucrats, always wearing a five-pointed star medal with the label "Hero".

George Lichty cartoonist

George Lichty was an American cartoonist, creator of the daily and Sunday cartoon series Grin and Bear It. His work was signed Lichty and often ran without mention of his first name.

November

Deaths

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December

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Exhibitions

Conventions

First issues by title

Accelerators: Momentum
Release: May 20 by Blue Juice Comics. Writer: R. F. I. Porto Artist: Gavin Smith
Arcadia
Release: May 6 by Boom! Studios. Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Archie vs. Predator
Release: March 25 by Archie Comics with Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Alex de Campi Artist: Fernando Ruiz
Convergence
Release: April 1 by DC Comics. Writer: Jeff F. King Artists: Ethan Van Sciver, Jason Paz, & Carlo Pagulayan
The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael (and the Dead Left in His Wake)
Release: February 25 by Rebellion Developments/2000AD. Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Dom Reardon
Harrow County
Release: May by Dark Horse. Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Tyler Crook
Hellbreak
Release: by Oni Press. Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Brian Churilla
Invader Zim
Release: July 8 by Oni Press. Writers: Jhonen Vasquez & Eric Trueheart Artist: Aaron Alexovich, Dave Crosland & Warren Wucunich
Invisible Republic
Release: March 18 by Image Comics. Writers: Corrina Bechko & Gabriel Hardman Artist: Gabriel Hardman
James Bond 007
Release: November by Dynamite Entertainment. Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Masters
King Tiger
Release: August 12 by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Randy Stradley Artist: Doug Wheatley
Metal Locus
Release: April 22 by Cosmic Times. Writer: Stephan Nilson Artist: Larry Watts
Pastaways
Release: March 25 by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Scott Kolins
Pisces
Release: April 29 by Image Comics. Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Johnnie Christmas
Postal
Release: February 4 by Top Cow. Writer: Matt Hawkins Artist: Bryan Hill
Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery
Release: April by Dark Horse. Writer: Peter Hogan Artist: Steve Parkhouse
Reyn
Release: January 21 by Image Comics. Writer: Kel Symons Artist: Nathan Stockman
Secret Wars
Release: May 6 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Esad Ribic
Sons of the devil
Release: May by Image Comics. Writer: Brian Buccellato Artist: Toni Infante
Star Wars
Release: January 14 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: John Cassaday
Surface Tension
Release: May 27 by Titan Comics. Writer and Artist: Jay Gunn
Tokyo Ghost
Release: September 16 by Image Comics. Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Sean Murphy
The Violent
Release: December by Image Comics. Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Adam Gorham

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