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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.


GCD Comics Timeline


Pierre Christin (born 27 July 1938, France) is a major comics writer (scenarist). While teaching literature at the University of Utah he and his long-time friend, artist Jean-Claude Mézières, had their first stories published in “Pilote”. Christin shortly returned to France, to teach at the University of Bordeaux, and the two friends created the classic science-fiction character, Valérian.

Christin won awards at Angoulême International Comics Festival in 1976, 1986, and 1997.

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

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/christin_pierre.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/9thh302DKOz

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Bob Pinaha (born 26 July 1953) has been a letterer for many USA comics publishers since the early 1980s. He was a 1989 Harvey Award Nominee in the category of Best Letterer for his work on “Grendel” at Comico.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/xDcc302Bm1j

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Harry Candelario (born 26 July 1962, USA) discovered comics in grade school and determined to become a comics artist. From the 1980s he worked in the Marvel production group. In 1990 he became an inker for Marvel.

Some of his notable work was on “Quasar”, “X-Force”, “Marvel Adventures”, and “Spider-Man”, over pencil artists Greg Capullo, Andy Kuhn, and Claudio Castellini. He is currently a web designer and coder.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/pQze302BkEz

(The cover of “X-Force Annual” #1, 1992, was penciled by Greg Capullo.)

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John Statema (born 25 July 1961, USA) is an artist and game designer. Since the 1980s, he has worked on comics from DC and Marvel, and from smaller companies such as First and Malibu.

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

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/nqQu302yPAQ

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Alex Wald (born 25 July 1949) has been a colorist, cartoonist, editor, and translator (from Japanese) for American publishers since the 1980s.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/BqDv302yLWU

(The cover of “Word Warriors” #1, 1987, was drawn by Howard Chaykin and inked and colored by Alex Wald.)

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Ted Benoît (born 25 July 1947, France) published in alternative magazines in the 1970s. In the 1980s his art moved to the Clear Line style exemplified by Hergé on “Tintin”. His hepcat detective Ray Banana has appeared in a half dozen albums. He drew two volumes in the revived “Blake and Mortimer” series, both written by Jean van Hamme.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/benoit.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/pgEA302yO3F

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The Eagle Award was a series of awards for comic book titles and creators. They were awarded by UK fans voting for work produced during the previous year. Named after the UK's Eagle comic, the awards were set up by Mike Conroy, Nick Landau, Colin Campbell, Phil Clarke, and Richard Burton, and launched in 1977 for comics released in 1976

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Cover for It Girl! and the Atomics (Image, 2012 series) #3 (http://ift.tt/2allJQh)

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Trevor von Eeden (born 24 July 1959, USA) was studying medicine at Columbia University and contributing art to fanzines in 1977 when he became the artist on “Black Lightning”, the first DC Comics series featuring an African-American super-hero. He is known for drawing Green Arrow, Black Canary, and Batman at DC, and “Power Man and Iron Fist” at Marvel.

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

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/von-eeden_trevor.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/MXr7302xRKr

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