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GCD Comics Timeline

Max Bunker (born 24 August 1939, Italy) is the professional name of comic-book writer Luciano Secchi, who often works with artist Magnus (Roberto Raviola). They created the series “Kriminal” and “Satanik” in 1964, pioneers in the violent and erotic crime comics genre ‘fumetti neri’ (‘dark comics’).

In 1969 they created what is perhaps Bunker’s best-known series, “Alan Ford”, about smart and saucy secret agents who act out their creators’ dark humor, surreal fantasies, and political sarcasm.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Bunker
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/K1TL303wDBs

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Reuben 1977: Chester Gould, Dick Tracy http://ift.tt/2bDoGv1 #comics #Reubens #ReubenAwards #NCS #NationalCartoonistSociety

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Alfredo Alcala (23 August 1925 – 8 April 2000, The Philippines) was an artist who as a teenager during World War II had drawn maps of Japanese positions to assist the Allies. During the 1950s, his comic-book work was popular enough to support a series named “Alcala Komix Magazine”.

In 1963, he created ‘Voltar’, an ancient Viking character whose stories became very popular both in The Philippines and internationally, and garnered awards in both arenas.

Alcala published at DC and Marvel Comics in the USA from the early 1970s, moving to New York City in 1976. In the 1990s he relocated to California and worked in animation.

At Comiclopedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfredo_Alcala
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfredo_Alcala
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/11NA303uopE

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Chris Bachalo (born 23 August 1965, Canada) is a comic book artist known for his quirky, cartoon-like style. He became well-known in the 1990s for stints at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint drawing “Shade, the Changing Man”, written by Peter Milligan, and Neil Gaiman’s two ‘Death’ series.

Bachalo also illustrated several X-Men series at Marvel Comics, including “Generation X” (which he co-created), “X-Men” (1991 series), “Uncanny X-Men”, and “Ultimate X-Men”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bachalo_chris.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bachalo
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/yJkl303uo4K

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Terry Austin (born 23 August 1952, USA) is an artist who is best known for inking comics stories for DC and Marvel. He drew attention for his work on a Batman storyline in “Detective Comics” in 1977-78, inking over Marshall Rogers on a story by Steve Englehart (later collected as “Batman: Strange Apparitions”).

When John Byrne became the penciler on Marvel’s “Uncanny X-Men” in 1977, Austin joined him as inker. With writer Chris Claremont, they pushed the series to artistic and popularity heights. In 1980, they produced the famous ‘Dark Phoenix Saga’.

Austin was the regular inker on “Superman Adventures” throughout its 1996-2002 run. More recently, he has been the regular inker on “Sonic the Hedgehog” from Archie Comics

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Austin_(comics)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/k91i303unGy

(Terry Austin both penciled and inked the cover of “Kid Colt Outlaw” #225, August 1978.)

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Yoshinori Natsume (born 23 August 1975, Japan) is a manga artist known for creating “Togari” from 2000, which became popular in many Asian countries. It was translated in France by Delcort (2002-03) and in the USA by Viz Media (2007-08). Viz also translated his series “Kurozakuro” (2010-11).

In 2008, Natsume created “Batman: Death Mask” for DC Comics.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/natsume_yoshinori.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshinori_Natsume
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/zkNL303unhB

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Comics Calendar
9,638 publishers
6,268 brands
5,061 indicia publishers
100,726 series
1,313,842 issues
59,631 variant issues
257,814 issue indexes
614,941 covers
1,769,455 stories