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525,000 covers uploaded!
The 525,000th cover cover was uploaded in April to the GCD!
Check out the cover which is from the issue Aventura #491 from Mexican publisher Editorial Novaro.
Upgrade to the DatabaseWe deployed some changes how we handle series in February.
- series now have tracking links which are to replace the tracking notes, e.g. WildC.A.T.s (Image, 1995 Series)
- series can be marked as a singleton series, e.g. Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen
Grand GCD Gathering during the Baltimore Comic-Con in September
Make your plans now to attend the Grand GCD Gathering during the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 25-27, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland. This will be an historic meeting, where more of us will meet face-to-face than ever before. Come by and visit our booth we will have at the show! More Information to come!
GCD Comics Timeline
Action Comics #1 (http://www.comics.org/issue/293/) is the first issue of the comic book series Action Comics. It features the first appearance of several comic book heroes, most notably the Jerry Siegel/Joe Shuster creation Superman.
Published on April 18, 1938 (cover-dated June), by National Allied Publications, a corporate predecessor of DC Comics, it is considered the first true superhero comic; and though today Action Comics is a monthly title devoted to Superman, it began, like many early comics, as an anthology.
The first issue had a print run of 200,000 copies, although sales of the series would soon approach 1,000,000 a month.
Action Comics in the Grand Comics Database:
The Destroyer is a series of paperback novels about a U.S. government operative named Remo Williams originally by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir. The first novel was published in 1971, although the manuscript was completed on June 25, 1963. The main characters were adapted to film in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985).
The Destroyer in the Grand Comics Database:
Norem worked on such Marvel projects as Savage Sword of Conan, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Magazine, Marvel Preview, Tales of the Zombie, Monsters Unleashed, Planet of the Apes, Rampaging Hulk, The Silver Surfer, and storybooks featuring Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four.
Norem's Transformers work consisted of four Marvel Big Looker storybooks (published 1984–1986), some of which were later adapted into "read along" storybooks.
In addition to his work for Marvel, Norem has painted illustrations and covers for the Worlds of Power Wizards & Warriors book series, Mars Attacks comics and trading cards, and Charlton Comics' The Six Million Dollar Man. The U.S. release of the Wizards & Warriors series illustrated by Norem included covers in color.
Norem has produced illustrations for magazines such as Reader's Digest, Field and Stream, Ski, Real West, and Discover. He has also painted movie posters for Conforte Graphics; package designs and artwork for Mego Toys, Mattel, and Hasbro; murals for the Military Museum of Southern New England; and even two New York Yankees program covers.
Earl Norem in the Grand Comics Database:
Dunn was also one of the primary artists involved in the short-lived Marvel Mangaverse project. In 2006, Dunn worked as an animator for the science-fiction film "A Scanner Darkly." His most notable creations for Antarctic are the comic book series Ninja High School and Warrior Nun Areala.
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DeBeck drew with a scratchy line in a "big-foot" style, in which characters had giant feet and bulbous noses. His strips often reflected his love of sports. In 1946, the National Cartoonists Society inaugurated the Billy DeBeck Memorial Awards (or the Barney Awards), which became the Reuben Award in 1954.
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith in the Grand Comics Database:
Sutton's first two comic-book stories appeared the same month. His first sale, "The Monster from One Billion B.C.", was published in Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror-comics magazine Eerie #11 (Sept. 1967), though it was originally commissioned for Famous Monsters of Filmland (where it was reprinted four months later). He also illustrated the five-page anthological Western story "The Wild Ones", written by Sol Brodsky, in Marvel's Kid Colt, Outlaw #137 (Sept. 1967). It was one of many Westerns he drew for the company, including the introduction of the short-lived feature "Renegades"—The Fugitive times four, in the Old West—in Western Gunfighters #1 (Aug. 1970).
As Sutton recalled his breaking into Marvel, editor-in-chief Stan Lee "...looked at the stuff that I had brought in, [which was] stuff that I had done in the service for Stars and Stripes in Tokyo. I think he was rather impressed by the fact that I had actually done a daily comic strip for two years. He didn’t get many people who had done that. ... He just reached over and he pulled off this huge pile of blank paper. And he said, 'OK, do me a couple of Westerns and I'll see you next week. Have fun.' I remember that very well. 'Have fun.'"
Tom Sutton in the Grand Comics Database:
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