2012 (MMXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter AG), the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium, the 12th year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade.
Real World Events
- The short film TED Conference, 2023 is released online.
- Mœbius passes away.
- Issue #12 of Dark Horse Presents, Vol. 2, containing part one of the short story Aliens: Inhuman Condition, is released.
- The short film Quiet Eye: Elizabeth Shaw is released online.
- The short film Happy Birthday, David is released online.
- Prometheus is released into theaters in the United Kingdom.
- Prometheus is released into theaters North America.
- The book Prometheus: The Art of the Film is released.
- The comic Aliens: Colonial Marines - No Man Left Behind is released.
- Actor R. G. Armstrong passes away.
- Actor Johnny Lewis dies.
- Dark Horse Comics begins releasing its back catalogue of Aliens, Predator and Aliens vs. Predator comics through Dark Horse Digital.
- Actor Jon Finch's body is found in his flat.