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GCD Comics Timeline


Loston Wallace (born 22 January 1970, USA) is a comics artist. He graduated from The Kubert School in 1996 and began working for role-playing game publishers.

In 1998, he began providing art to the licensing department at DC Comics, such as the ‘Batman Animated’ and ‘Superman Animated’ children’s books based on the TV animated series.

He has also published at Basement Comics, Image, IDW and others.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loston_Wallace
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/hb3H308edzH

(Wallace created the cover of “Mars Attacks Judge Dredd” #2, October 2013.)

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Alex Ross (born 22 January 1970, USA) is a comic book creator known primarily for his painted covers and interiors and his design work, but he is often also involved in plotting or writing the stories he works on.

He and writer Kurt Busiek created “Marvels” in 1994 to much acclaim. Ross became the cover artist for “Kurt Busiek’s Astro City” when it launched the next year at Image. In 1996 he drew and co-wrote with Mark Waid the Elseworlds mini-series “Kingdom Come”.

He continues to create comics, paint magazine covers, provide art for films such as “Spider-Man”, create package art, and more.

Ross won the ‘Best Painter’ award in the “Comics Buyer’s Guide” Fan Awards every year from 1994 through 2000, leading to the retirement of the award. He and Waid received a 1997 Will Eisner Award and he received a 1998 National Cartoonists Society award.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Ross
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/ross_a.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/1gQW308ed2a

(Ross painted the cover of “Uncle Sam” #1, 1997.)

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Howard Mackie (born 22 January 1958, USA) is a comic book editor and writer. He began editing at Marvel Comics in 1984 and continued through about 1991.

In 1990, he and artist Javier Saltares began a new “Ghost Rider”, which he wrote through 1996. He became a regular writer on “Web of Spider-Man” in 1992 and wrote for the ‘Spider-Man’ titles until 2001. He also wrote ‘X-Men’ series through the 1990s, including “X-Factor” and “Mutant X”.

Mackie and artist Ian Churchill launched “The Ravagers” series (2012–2013) in DC’s New 52 universe.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Mackie
Stories in the GCD — http://ow.ly/AgGn308ecQk
Editing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/ZGEF308ecPW

(Michael Golden created the cover of “Mutant X” #32, June 2001.)

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Marshall Rogers (22 January 1950 – 24 March 2007, USA) was a comic-book artist.

His drew a highly-praised run on ‘Batman’ with writer Steve Englehart (DC, 1977–1978), known in the collected edition as “Batman: Strange Apparitions”.
He also created a “Madame Xanadu” one-shot (1981) and the “Batman: Dark Detective” mini-series (2005) with Englehart at DC.

At Eclipse Comics, he and writer Don McGregor published one of the first original graphic novels, “Detectives, Inc.” (1980). He and Englehart teamed again on ‘Coyote’ in “Eclipse Magazine” (1981–1983) and “Scorpio Rose” (1983). And he published his quirky personal creation “Cap’n Quick an’ a Foozle” at Eclipse in 1984.

Rogers was nominated for Eagle Awards in 1978 and 1979 and received a 1979 Inkpot Award at San Diego.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Rogers
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rogers_m.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/Ikz9308ecI7

(Rogers penciled and Eric Powell inked the cover of “Marvel Westerns: Strange Westerns Starring the Black Rider” #1, October 2006.)

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Dennis Mallonee (born 22 January 1955, USA) writes and publishes comic books.

In 1985, he obtained a license for a comics adaptation of the role-playing game “The Champions” from Hero Games. The mini-series was published at Eclipse (1986–1987).

Mallonee then formed Hero Comics to publish “The Champions” and other titles set in the same universe, such as “Flare”, writing many of the stories himself. His non-Champions series “Eternity Smith” started at Renegade Press and then moved to Hero.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Mallonee
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/sLTA308ecLO

(Tim Burgard created the cover of “Flare” #1, November 1988.)

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Steve Perrin (born 22 January 1946, USA) is primarily a game designer and a technical writer and editor. He was a founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism in 1966.

In 1976, he became well-known for an alternative combat system for the “Dungeons & Dragons” role-playing game. He and three others created “RuneQuest” in 1978.

He also created “Stormbringer”, “Elfquest”, and other RPGs at Chaosium, as well as games for Maxis, Hero Games, TSR, and other publishers.

Perrin wrote the comic series “The Marksman” at Heroic Publishing in 1988, and another ‘Marksman’ story in 1992 co-written with Dennis Mallonee. He has co-written ‘Sparkplug’ stories with Wilson Hill.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Perrin
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/AruY308ecDq

(Pete McDonnell penciled and Al Gordon inked the cover of “The Marksman” #1, January 1988.)

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Robert E. Howard (22 January 1906 – 11 June 1936, USA) was a prolific author of pulp fiction, working in a diverse range of genres. He is particularly known for his character ‘Conan the Barbarian’ and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre of fantasy.

Many of his stories have been adapted to graphic stories, as seen in the GCD link below. His ‘Conan’, ‘Solomon Kane’, and other characters continue to appear in new comics stories.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Howard
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/xRgh308ecAI

(Gil Kane penciled and Tom Palmer inked the cover of “Journey into Mystery” #1, October 1972, as well as the adaptation of Howard’s ‘Dig Me No Grave!’ by Roy Thomas.)

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Shannon Eric Denton (born 21 January, USA) is an artist, writer, and editor working in comics and animation.

From 1992, he has worked for Extreme Studios at Image Comics, DC Comics, Marvel, IDW, and other publishers. He and Patrick Coyle founded Komiwerks in 2000.

From the late 1990s, he has worked on TV animation for shows from “Avengers” to “Ultimate Spider-Man”. He was a storyboard artist on the “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” movie in 2001.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_Denton
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/denton_shannon.htm
Shannon Denton in the GCD — http://ow.ly/dz3Z308dhIm
Shannon Eric Denton in the GCD — http://ow.ly/8MnN308dhIb
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003015/

(Denton and Patrick Coyle co-created the cover of “Rockets & Robots”, 2005.)

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Mark Martin (born 21 January 1956, USA) is a comics artist and editor. His first major work in the 1980s was “Gnatrat” (1986), a parody of Batman, featuring a rat who dresses as a gnat to fight crime.

He also worked on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and created ‘20 Nude Dancers 20’, a long-running humor strip featured in “Comics Buyer’s Guide”.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Martin_(cartoonist)
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/martin_mark.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/WOof308dhBk

(Martin created the cover of “Captain Conspiracy Special” #1, Fall 2016.)

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Jim Unger (21 January 1937 – 29 May 2012) was born in England and emigrated to Canada in 1968.

He created the famous ‘Herman’ newspaper feature in 1975 and created it steadily until his retirement in 1992. At that time, the daily panels and Sunday strips were syndicated world-wide.

Unger received awards from the National Cartoonists Society in 1982 and 1987.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Unger
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/u/unger_j.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/cOGF308dhud

(“A Collection of Herman Color Comics” was published in 1983.)

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