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600,000 covers uploaded!


Indexing milestone: La Novela Policiaca #2259 is our 600,000th uploaded cover on the site! Thanks to uploader Steve, and to all the uploaders who preceded him and continue to contribute.


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Tom Ziuko (born 30 July 1955) has been a colorist for many USA comics publishers since the early 1980s.

At the GCD —http://ow.ly/AXcJ302KO1Q

(The cover of “Centipede” #1, 1983, was drawn by Howard Post, inked by Robert Smith, and colored by Tom Ziuko.)

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Chris Sprouse (born 30 July 1966, USA) launched his professional career with a Chemical King story in “Secret Origins” #47, 1990. He works mostly through DC Comics but has also drawn comics for other publishers, from Malibu and Image to Dark Horse and IDW.

He launched the “Legionnaires” series in 1993, with inker Karl Story and writers Tom and Mary Bierbaum. He drew “Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye” for Dark Horse in 1996. In 1999, he and Alan Moore created “Tom Strong”, for which Sprouse won two Eisner awards in 2000. Recently he has drawn “Jupiter’s Circle” at Image, “Thors” at Marvel, and parts of the Multiversity story at DC.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Sprouse
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sprouse_chris.htm
At the GCD — http://ow.ly/d6m5302KNSW

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Achdé (Hervé Darmenton, born 30 July 1961, France) left a medical career to become an artist in 1985. For Dargaud, he created “CRS=Détresse”,“Woker”, “Doc Véto”, and other series and stories. From 2004, he was the artist on “Lucky Luke” following the death of its creator, Morris.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/achde.htm

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achd%C3%A9

At the GCD — http://ow.ly/gUQS302KNHB

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Cover for AG Super Erotic Manga Anthology (Icarus Publishing, 2002 series) #97 http://ift.tt/2alNUvk #comics #swimming

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Cover for Surftoons (Petersen Publishing, 1965 series) #[10] (http://ift.tt/2aDlLVu)

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Gail Simone (born 29 July 1974, USA) is comic-book writer best known for penning DC’s “Birds of Prey”. Other notable works include “Secret Six”, “Welcome to Tranquility”, “The All-New Atom”, “Deadpool”, and “Wonder Woman”.

In 2011, she became the writer for “Batgirl”. She became the writer for a new “Red Sonja” series in 2013 with Dynamite Entertainment.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Simone

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/KtOo302IBxg

(The cover of “Birds of Prey” #56, August 2003, was drawn by Ed Benes and inked by Alex Lei.)

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Lovern Kindzierski (born 29 July 1954, Canada) is a painter, a writer, and a highly-respected comics colorist. One of his earliest color separations was in Nick Burns’ “Arctic Comics” #1 in 1986. In 1991 he and a cousin co-founded Digital Chameleon, a coloring studio that helped comics publishers adopt computers and raise coloring standards.

Kindzierski’s first writing was also published in 1991, in the Star*Reach benefit comic “Within Our Reach”. In 2006 he wrote “Genesis 5” and worked on “Code”, two series in the Christian-based Guardian Line.

In Marvel Wikia — http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Lovern_Kindzierski

Coloring in the GCD — http://ow.ly/WD5I302IBlz

Writing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/wmjV302IBkW

(The cover of “L.E.G.I.O.N. ’89” #1, February 1989, was drawn by Kevin Maguire, inked by Al Gordon, and colored by Lovern Kindzierski.)

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Dave Stevens (29 July 1955 – 10 March 2008, USA) was an American illustrator and comics artist. He is most famous for creating The Rocketeer comic book and film character, and for his pin-up style ‘glamour art’ illustrations, especially of model Bettie Page.

He won the first Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award at Comic-Con International in 1982, and received both an Inkpot Award and the Kirby Award for Best Graphic Album in 1986.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Stevens

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stevens_d.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/MO6D302IB8u

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