1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter D), the 1998th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 998th year of the 2nd millennium, the 98th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1990s decade.
Real World Events
- Actor Ian Holm is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
- Issue #1 of the comic series Aliens: Survival is released.
- Issue #1 of the comic series Predator: Hell Come a Walkin' is released.
- The comic Dark Horse Presents Annual 1997, containing the short story Aliens: Tourist Season, is released.
- Author Archie Goodwin passes away.
- The comic Predator: Captive is released.
- The comic Aliens: Glass Corridor is released.
- The comic Aliens: Stalker is released.
- Issue #1 of the comic series Aliens vs. Predator: Eternal is released.
- The comic Aliens: Wraith is released.
- The comic WildC.A.T.s/Aliens is released.