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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!


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GCD Comics Timeline


Norman Keith "Norm" Breyfogle (b. February 27, 1960) is an American comic book artist, fine artist, illustrator, and writer. He was involved with the character of Batman consistently from 1987-1995. Breyfogle has worked on many different characters for most comic book publishers at one time or another. He co-created the character of Prime for Malibu Comics, and created and owns the copyright and trademark for the character Metaphysique.

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/


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Jeff Smith (born February 27, 1960) is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the self-published comic book series Bone. His current series, RASL, focuses on an art thief who hops through dimensional barriers, hiding out on various parallel worlds.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Smith_(cartoonist)

Jeff Smith in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/jeff%20smith/sort/chrono/


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Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)
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The Legion of Super-Heroes is a fictional superhero team in the 30th and 31st centuries of the DC Comics Universe. The team first appears in Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958), and was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino.

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>


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Ric Estrada (February 26, 1928 - May 1, 2009) was a Cuban American penciler of comic books for companies including the major American publisher DC Comics. He also worked in comic strips, political cartoons, advertising, storyboarding, and commercial illustration.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric_Estrada

Ric Estrada in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/ric%20estrada/sort/chrono/


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One does not simply walk into Mordor. Unless one is Johnny Cash.

Johnny Cash in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/searchNew/?q=johnny+cash


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25 Years Ago This Month: TMK continue their "Five Years Later..." story in the recently relaunched Legion of Super-Heroes (http://www.comics.org/series/3810/). The series deeply polarized Legion fans, some of whom found it engrossing while others found it alienating.


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Karen Berger (born February 26, 1958) is an American comic book editor. She is best known as the Executive Editor of DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.

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.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Berger

Karen Berger in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/karen%20berger/sort/chrono/


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