It’s time once again for the Anniversary Edition. This is a series where we highlight the 25th anniversary of some of our favorite things. These include movies, TV shows, video games, comics and music that came out during the year of 1992. A lot of big things debuted or made a huge impact that year and so we will highlight some of those in this series.
We have previously looked at the year in music, video games, movies, and TV shows in 1992. We now turn to the year in comics in 1992. There were several storylines and characters that made their debut that year.
On the Marvel front, the big crossover event was Infinity War. It was a six issue miniseries which was a sequel to the previous year’s Infinity Gauntlet. The storyline would also be dealt with in Captain America, Daredevil, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man and other comic series. This comic event is going to be adapted for the big screen next year in The Avengers: Infinity War.
As far as debuts are concerned, the first to address is a new publishing company. Image Comics made its debut in 1992. Along with that saw the debut in May of Spawn, a character created by comic book artist Todd MacFarlane, who had previously drawn Spider-Man.
There were several characters that made their debut in 1992. For Marvel, there was the debut of James Rhodes as War Machine in Iron Man #282. For DC there were two characters related to the Batman franchise that debuted. Detective Renee Montoya debuted in Batman #475 in March and Azrael debuted in the miniseries Batman: Sword of Azrael in October
There are many other comics and characters that were featured in 1992. Is there an issue or character not listed that you enjoy? Leave a comment and share them here. Thanks for joining us this month during our trip down memory lane. We’ll be back next year around this time to look at the 25th anniversary of things that happened during 1993. Until then, break out the comic books and enjoy some classic reading.