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Manage your comics at my.comics.org

We are very happy to announce the opening of the my.comics.org subsite for general usage. This subsite introduces a comic collection functionality to our website and is of course based on our extensive database of international comics. Please note that my.comics.org is still in development and there are known useful features that are still to be implemented, although the essential collection functionality is available. Discussion about additional features and bug reports takes place on the gcd-main mailing list, feel free to chime in there, contact us by e-mail or even actively help us in the further development.

To switch to the collection functionality either go directly to my.comics.org or look for a link on the right side on series and issue pages.
Have fun with our exciting new feature!

GCD Comics Timeline

Chris Claremont (born 25 November 1950) is a British-born American comic book writer and novelist, known for his 1975–1991 stint on Uncanny X-Men, far longer than that of any other writer, during which he is credited with developing strong female characters, and with introducing complex literary themes into superhero narratives, turning the once underachieving comic into one of Marvel’s most popular series.

Read more about Chris Claremont at Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Claremont

Explore items in the GCD with work by Chris Claremont - http://ow.ly/V3csW

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Paul Murry (25 November 1911 - 4 August 1989, USA) drew for the Disney comic books and was mainly responsible for the adventurous 'Mickey Mouse' stories of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The charming style of the Mickey Mouse characters was already formed in the 1930s and 1940s in Floyd Gottfredson's daily comic strips, and Murry did much to further develop these characters. Murry drew thousands of pages of comics during his career and was one of the few Disney artists who was successful in drawing all the characters.

Read more about Paul Murry at Lambiek Comiclopedia - https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/murry_paul.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Paul Murry - http://ow.ly/V3bUt

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Vittorio Leonardo (born 25 November 1938) is a Belgian comic colorist and artist of Italian origins. He came to Belgium at a young age in 1947, where he soon developed a fascination for the 'Lucky Luke' comic by Morris, of which he copied the drawings in his school books. He attended art school and started out with a focus on model drawing and painting before turning to comics. He began his association with magazine Spirou and its publisher Dupuis in the 1960s, initially as a photographer.

Read more about Vittorio at Lambiek Comiclopedia - https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/leonardo_vittorio.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Vittorio - http://ow.ly/V3bBC

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Stan Kaye (24 November 1916 - 21 June 1967) was Wayne Boring's regular Superman inker from 1944 on. He also penciled some humor features in the forties including Hayfoot Henry. He inked Curt Swan's work on the Superman 3-D book produced in 1953 and Swan's early work on the Superman/Batman team-ups in World's Finest.

Read about Stan Kaye at Comic Vine - http://www.comicvine.com/stan-kaye/4040-39532/

Explore items in the GCD with work by Stan Kaye - http://ow.ly/V0knY

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After twenty years of repairing bikes in his father's company, Jacques Devos (24 November 1924 - 27 January 1992, Belgium) turned to making comics in 1961. He began his career with Spirou magazine as a writer of numerous "mini-books" for artists like De Gieter, Kiko and Salverius. He soon also worked for the normal pages of Spirou, creating series like 'Tim et Tom' (1962-1965) and 'Whamoka et Whikilowat' (1963-1968) with Louis Salvérius and 'Djinn' with Kiko (1964-1966).

Read more about Jacques Devos at Lambiek Comiclopedia - https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/devos_j.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Jacques Devos - http://ow.ly/V0j6e

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Masamune Shirow (born 23 November 1961) was born in Kobe City, Japan. He studied at the Osaka University of Arts, and it was at this time that he made his debut in manga with 'Black Magic', which was published in the fanzine Atlas. After graduating, Masamune Shirow, which is a pseudonym, became an art teacher at a high school and created 'Appleseed', which won him a Galaxy Award for Best Science Fiction Comic in 1986.

Read more about Masamune Shirow at Lambiek Comiclopedia - https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/shirow_masamune.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Masamune Shirow - http://ow.ly/UWWKq

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Carl Gafford (born 23 November 1953) is a colorist and occasional editor who has worked for several decades in the comics industry. His work has spanned several publishers, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Topps Comics.

Read more about Carl Gafford at Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gafford

Explore items in the GCD with work by Carl Gafford - http://ow.ly/UWXRI

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Karel Boumans (23 November 1931 - 3 April 2003, Belgium) joined the Vandersteen studios in 1952, after attending the Saint-Luc Institute in Schaarbeek. He started out as a letterer, but eventually took on drawing backgrounds and inking for several humorous series, such as 'De Familie Snoek', ''t Prinske', 'De Vrolijke Bengels' and 'Het Plezante Circus'. He was the main artist of 'De Grappen van Lambiek', that appeared in the Catholic magazine De Bond.

Read more about Karel Boumans at Lambiek Comiclopedia - https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/boumans_karel.htm

Explore items in the GCD with work by Karel Boumans - http://ow.ly/UWXvh

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David T. Wenzel (born 22 November 1950) is an illustrator and children's book artist. He is best known for his graphic novel adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

Read more about David Wenzel at Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Wenzel

Explore items in the GCD with work by David Wenzel - http://ow.ly/UU205

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Comics Calendar
8,961 publishers
5,902 brands
4,711 indicia publishers
90,107 series
1,220,162 issues
49,488 variant issues
232,793 issue indexes
566,295 covers
1,564,511 stories