Welcome to the Grand Comics Database!
a 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.
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!
Comics listed by on-sale date!
We added a page to list the issues which are on-sale for a given week. You can help us keeping these lists up to date by adding the on-sale date for a given issue, or even adding the issue if not already in the database. For US comics the on-sale dates can typically be determined from the shipping lists at PREVIEWSworld or ComicList.
GCD Comics Timeline
In 1984, Mike Friedrich (President of Star Reach, a talent representative agency) saw his work hanging at the San Diego Comic-Con Art Show and began a professional relationship with Breyfogle. Breyfogle also at this time penciled a six-page story for DC’s New Talent Showcase, beginning a short run in the title. This was followed by several issues of First Comics’ American Flagg, penciling a back-up story titled "Bob Violence", in 1985. During this time he also drew for Tales of Terror, a horror anthology published by Eclipse Comics. Following that, and still breaking into the comic scene, Breyfogle wrote, illustrated, and lettered a Captain America story in Marvel Fanfare in 1986. He then drew Whisper for First Comics in 1986-1987 — his first monthly book — before landing on Detective Comics (starring Batman, published by DC Comics).
more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norm_Breyfogle
Norm Breyfogle in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/norm%20breyfogle/sort/chrono/
Jeff Smith in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/jeff%20smith/sort/chrono/
Initially, the team was closely associated with the original Superboy (Superman when he was a teenager), and was first portrayed as a group of time travelers who frequently visited him. In later years, the Legion's origin and back story were fleshed out, and the group replaced Superboy as the focus of their stories; eventually Superboy was removed altogether, except as an occasional guest star.
<a href="http://www.comics.org/search/advanced/process/?target=sequence&metho...">Legion of Super-Heroes</a>
Ric Estrada in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/ric%20estrada/sort/chrono/
Johnny Cash in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/searchNew/?q=johnny+cash
Berger majored in English literature and art history at Brooklyn College, and upon her graduation in 1979, she entered the comics profession as an assistant to editor Paul Levitz at DC. She later became Levitz's editor when he was writing Legion of Super-Heroes. More interested in horror comics, she soon became editor of House of Mystery, and was instrumental in nurturing Alan Moore's Swamp Thing book, taking over the editing from co-creator Len Wein. She also edited Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld. She later helped bring Neil Gaiman's work to a mass audience by having him write The Sandman.
Karen Berger in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/karen%20berger/sort/chrono/
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:
- Python / Django programming
- Elasticsearch search server together with Haystack
- Web Services API
- Database Performance (MySQL)
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