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We're a nonprofit, Internet-based organization of international volunteers dedicated to building a database covering all printed comics throughout the world, and we're glad you're here! Give our search form a try, or take a look at the menu to the left to see how you can help us improve the site.


New Search Technology!

Our new search technology is now the default search option in the search box, while all others are still supported. This search behaves similar to a google or bing search, it searches the content of most of our data and allows easy combination of different search terms in the different data fields. By adding other relevant search terms one can then easily filter down the results. Also sorting by several criteria is possible.

The easiest way to find a specific issue should now be the second option 'Series #', where you enter the series name followed by the issue number, e.g. X-Men 12.


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200,000 comics indexed!

The GCD volunteers have been hard at work continuously adding more comics to the database reaching a monumental goal of 200,000 issues indexed!

Great job to everybody who has contributed from the first indexed issue to this impressive milestone. Keep up the great work!


GCD Convention Scene

The GCD has been celebrating our 20th Anniversary with comic convention appearances. Join our volunteers at the Baltimore Comic-Con Baltimore, MD (5-7 September).
We also have members wearing their t-shirts and handing out flyers at a few more shows across the US and Europe. Check out our Facebook Events Page for a full list, and let us know which show we will see you at.


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475,000 covers uploaded!

The 475,000th cover was uploaded recently to the GCD!

Check out the cover which is from Una Criada Estupenda #15 (Editorial Novaro, 1968 Series), a series from Mexico.

Take a look at our international statistics to see what else the GCD's been up to.


GCD Comics Timeline


Brick Bradford debuted on this day in 1933!

Brick Bradford was a science fiction comic strip created by writer William Ritt, a journalist based in Cleveland, and artist Clarence Gray. It was first distributed in 1933 by Central Press Association, a subsidiary of King Features Syndicate.

Brick Bradford was a space opera/adventure story, resembling such comics as Skyroads, Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon with its tales of dinosaurs, intergalactic villains, robots and subatomic worlds. By 1935, Brick Bradford's popularity had greatly increased, and it arrived in the Sunday comics sections of major newspapers in 1933, followed by a weekend edition that began November 24, 1934. In France, he was known as "Luc Bradefer" (Luke Ironarm), and was published in many newspapers.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick_Bradford

Brick Bradford in the Grand Comics Database:
http://www.comics.org/search/advanced/process/?target=issue_cover&me...


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50 Years Ago This Month: Honey, I shrunk the Blackhawks! It's "The Attack of the Mummy Insects" in Blackhawk #199 (http://www.comics.org/issue/18527/), cover by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff!


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Marie Severin (born August 21, 1929) is an American comic book artist and colorist best known for her work for Marvel Comics and the 1950s' EC Comics.

Her brother John Severin is also an artist who worked for EC and Marvel. Severin was working on Wall Street when her brother John, then an artist for EC Comics, needed a colorist for his work there. Marie Severin's earliest recorded comic-book work is coloring EC Comics' A Moon, a Girl... Romance #9 (Oct. 1949).

Severin won the Best Penciller (Humor Division) Shazam Award in 1974. The following year, she was nominated for both Best Inker (Humor Division) and Best Colorist.

Severin won an Inkpot Award at the San Diego Comic Con in 1988. She was inducted into the Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame in 2001.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Severin

Marie Severin in the Grand Comics Database:
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Gary Friedrich (born August 21, 1943, Jackson, Missouri). is an American comic book writer best known for his Silver Age stories for Marvel Comics' Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, and for the following era's Monster of Frankenstein series and co-creating the supernatural motorcyclist the Ghost Rider and the supernatural hero Son of Satan.

Friedrich — no relation to fellow comics writer Mike Friedrich — was the first successful new writer brought into the burgeoning 1960s Marvel after fellow Missourian Roy Thomas. Succeeding Thomas on Sgt. Fury, Friedrich and the art team of Dick Ayers and John Severin produced a World War II series for the Vietnam years, combining militaristic camaraderie and gung ho humor with a regretful sense of war as a terrible last resort. The humanistic military drama was noted for its semi-anthological "The" stories, such as "The Medic" and "The Deserter".

Friedrich went on to write a smattering of superhero stories for Marvel, Atlas/Seaboard Comics and Topps Comics, and eventually left the comics industry. In 2011, he lost a federal lawsuit over a claim of ownership in the character Ghost Rider, but three months after an appellate court reversed that decision, the parties said they had reached a settlement.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Friedrich

Gary Friedrich in the Grand Comics Database:
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50 Years Ago This Month: A strange compulsion drives a scientist to seek an incredible creature in the forbidding mountains of Tibet! It's "Hamilton's Creature" in the pages of The Twilight Zone #8 (http://www.comics.org/issue/18558/), script by Dick Wood, art by Fred Fredericks with a great but unattributed painted cover.


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William J. Rechin (August 20, 1930 – May 21, 2011), better known as Bill Rechin, was an American cartoonist who created the comic strips Out of Bounds and Crock.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Rechin

Bill Rechin in the Grand Comics Database:
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25 Years Ago This Month: Fleetway/Quality publishes Judge Dredd's Crime File #1 (http://www.comics.org/issue/46634/), reprinting Dredd stories from Judge Dredd and 2000 A.D., all under a cover by Brian Bolland!


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Daniel Torres (born 20 August 1958, in Teresa de Cofrentes, Valencia) is a Spanish comics artist and writer, known for several series, including Rocco Vargas.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Torres_(comics)

Daniel Torres in the Grand Comics Database:
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Rocco Vargas in the Grand Comics Database:
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Joshua Hale Fialkov (b. August 19, 1979) is an American comic book writer who primarily works in the horror genre. He is best known for Echoes, Elk's Run, I, Vampire, and the 2008 film Infected. He has been nominated for multiple Harvey Awards.

In 2007, he was a winner in the first Pilot Season comics competition with Cyblade, and returned for the fifth season in 2011 with The Test.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Fialkov

Joshua Hale Fialkov in the Grand Comics Database:
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James Kenneth Woodward, known professionally as J.K. Woodward, is a comic book artist known for illustrating the monthly series Fallen Angel, published by IDW Publishing. Woodward has employed painting, digital assistance, as well as the more traditional pencil-and-ink and CMYK color method in his work.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.K._Woodward

J.K. Woodward in the Grand Comics Database:
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New GCD Logo

We have a new logo to help mark our 20th Anniversary! It is our first major design change since 1999 and will be seen on our t-shirts and convention gear throughout the year. We would like to thank Brian Saner Lamken for submitting his winning design and HippieBoy Design for applying those finishing touches. We hope you like it as much as we do!

1 million English stories

While our international content is steadily growing, we reached for English language stories an even big number: 1 million story sequences!

100,000 Norwegian stories

Norwegian is the second language to reach 100,000 stories!

Take a look at our international statistics to see what else the GCD's been up to.

How to help ?

There are several ways in which you can help us to improve our site and its content.
  • You can provide missing data, update existing data, or upload cover scans. Just register an account with us, and you can start contributing.
  • Donate for our ongoing costs, e.g. the server infrastructure. We are a non-profit organization and any funds will be used for our goal of documenting and indexing all comics.
  • We need volunteer web designers and programmers! Please contact the gcd-tech group or visit our technical documentation if you can help with any of these roles:
    • Web designer / front-end developer (HTML / CSS / JavaScript)
    • Python / Django programming
    • Elasticsearch search server together with Haystack
    • Web Services API
    • Database Performance (MySQL)
Disclaimer
The Grand Comics Database Project (GCD) is a volunteer project with the goal of documenting and indexing all comics for the free use of scholars, historians, researchers, and fans.
The GCD acknowledges that the all-encompassing research nature of the project may result in the posting of cover scans for comics with images that some may find objectionable.
Viewer discretion is advised.
The Grand Comics Database Team
Statistics
7,725 publishers
5,138 brands
4,010 indicia publishers
78,633 series
999,728 issues
36,344 variant issues
201,911 issue indexes
489,408 covers
1,338,433 stories