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525,000 covers uploaded!


The 525,000th cover cover was uploaded in April to the GCD!

Check out the cover which is from the issue Aventura #491 from Mexican publisher Editorial Novaro.


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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!


GCD Comics Timeline


James Vance was born on April 2, 1953. His introduction into comics writing came in 1988, with his Kitchen Sink-published Kings in Disguise, later available from WW Norton with an introduction by the legendary Alan Moore, who calls it:
"One of the most moving and compelling human stories to emerge out of the graphic story medium."

This work, with art by Dan Burr, earned both a Harvey Award and an Eisner Award (both 1989) for best new series, as well as another Eisner Award for best single issue/story (also 1989). It also made the list of the one hundred best comic book stories of all time.

He also wrote Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero the Newmatic Man for Tekno Comix in the mid-1990s, and was co-editor of Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie's Lost Girls as originally serialised by Kitchen Sink Press. He has also contributed scripts towards comics featuring The Crow, and the Dark Horse Comics-published licenced properties Aliens and Predator.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Vance_%28comics%29

James Vance in the Grand Comics Database:
http://www.comics.org/search/advanced/process/?target=issue_cover&me...


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Brad Meltzer (born April 1, 1970) is an American political thriller novelist, non-fiction writer, TV show creator and comic book author.

Meltzer took over the writing duties for a 13-issue stint on the new monthly Justice League of America series, which started with issue #0 on July 19, 2006, and issue #1 following a month later. Meltzer and artist Gene Ha received the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) for their work on issue 11 of the series. The award was presented by Samuel L. Jackson and Gabriel Macht.

In 2008, it was announced that Meltzer would write an arc of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight comic book for Dark Horse Comics. Whedon would later star as himself, alongside Brian K. Vaughan and Damon Lindelof in the trailer for Meltzer's 2008 release of The Book of Lies. Whedon, Vaughan and Lindelof - who portray themselves - act as conspiracy theorists who believe in a so-called "Book of Lies", which in Meltzer's novel connects the original murder story (Cain and Abel) to the murder of Jerry Siegel's father, shortly before the conception of the iconic Superman character. In 2010, Meltzer wrote #32 - #35 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight.

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

<a href="http://www.comics.org/credit/name/Brad%20Meltzer/sort/chrono/">Brad Meltzer</a>


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Frank M. Borth III (April 1, 1918 – August 9, 2009) was an American comic book artist.

Borth rose to prominence during the so-called Golden Age of Comic Books in the 1930s and 40s, where he was responsible for characters such as Spider Widow for Quality Comics. He also worked for the Catholic-oriented comic book Treasure Chest, and did occasional assignments for Cracked magazine.

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

Frank Borth in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/frank%20borth/sort/chrono/


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James Dale Robinson is a British writer of comic books and screenplays who is known for his interest in vintage collectibles and memorabilia. Some of his best known comics are series focusing on the Justice Society of America, in particular the Starman character he co-created with Tony Harris.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Robinson_%28writer%29

James Robinson in the Grand Comics Database:
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Sheldon Mayer (April 1, 1917 – December 21, 1991) was an American comic book writer, artist and editor. One of the earliest employees of Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's National Allied Publications, Mayer produced almost all of his comics work for the company that would become known as DC Comics.

He is credited with rescuing the early Superman strip from the rejection pile.

Mayer was inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2000.

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

Sheldon Mayer in the Grand Comics Database:
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Pablo Marcos Ortega, known professionally as Pablo Marcos (born March 31, 1937, Laran, Chincha Alta, Peru) is a comic book artist and commercial illustrator best known as one of his home country's leading cartoonists and for his work on such popular American comics characters as Batman and Conan the Barbarian, particularly during the 1970s. His signature character was Marvel Comics' the Zombie, for which Marcos drew all but one story in the black-and-white horror-comics magazine Tales of the Zombie (1973–1975).

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

Pablo Marcos in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/Pablo%20Marcos/sort/chrono/


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Leo Edward O'Mealia (31 March 1884 - 7 May 1960) was an American cartoonist and comic-book artist. He began as a political cartoonist for the Rochester Herald and Rochester Times in the late 1900s, then moved on to sports cartooning in the early 1910s for the New York Journal and Daily News. He also began working on newspaper strips in the early 1910s, which he continued till the mid-1930s, when he began working with the Chesler shop and contributing features to National/DC. He returned to sports cartooning in the mid-1940s, which he continued to do until his death in 1960.

Leo O'Mealia in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/leo%20o%27mealia/sort/chrono/


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The GCD is 21!

The Grand Comics Database was first announced on Usenet on March 31, 1994, by co-founder Tim Stroup. At the time of our debut, we had 2000 comics indexed by seven volunteers from 100 series. We've come a long way, and we owe a big debt to the guys who started it all: Tim Stroup, Bob Klein, Jon Ingersoll, et al.

<a href="http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.misc/browse_thread/thread...">Announcing the Grand Comics Database!</a>

The Grand Comics Database is located at http://www.comics.org/

An overview of our Google forums/email lists can be found here: http://docs.comics.org/wiki/Email_Lists_FAQ

We have a facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/grandcomicsdatabase/

Want to help out? http://docs.comics.org/wiki/How_To_Contribute_FAQ or http://www.comics.org/donate/

Our comics calendar is located at:
http://www.comics.org/calendar/ or http://www.comics.org/agenda

Our Pinterest page is at https://www.pinterest.com/gcdcomics/


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Steven T. Seagle (born on March 31, 1965) is an American writer who works in the comic book, television, film, live theater, video game, and animation, industries.

He is best known for his nationally acclaimed graphic novel memoir It's a Bird (Vertigo, May 2004), and as part of his Man of Action Studios (with Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey and Joe Kelly) which created the animated Cartoon Network series Ben 10 responsible for both Cartoon Network's highest-rated single program and highest rated series premiere.

Seagle is also a founding member of Speak Theater Arts, creators of innovative live stage productions and is a former college instructor having taught at Ball State University, Pasadena City College and Mt. San Antonio College where he also served as a coach for the Forensics team during many of their national championship seasons.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_T._Seagle

Steven T. Seagle in the Grand Comics Database:
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