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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
Blaisdell worked for 13 years on strips by Al Capp, Stan Drake, Will Eisner, Irwin Hasen, John Cullen Murphy, Bud Sagendorf, Dick Wingert and others. In the early 1960s, he helped Hal Foster on Prince Valiant, originally doing backgrounds but eventually his contribution escalated to finishing everything but the faces while his assistant Lee Marrs inked the backgrounds.
After Harold Gray's death in 1968, Blaisdell stepped in as the artist on Little Orphan Annie, which he continued until 1973, with assists from Paul Kirchner. For Leonard Starr, he handled the backgrounds for Mary Perkins, On Stage.
Blaisdell also inked numerous DC Comics, including Green Lantern, Adam Strange, Superman, The Flash and Batman.
Blaisdell taught for years at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.
Tex Blaisdell in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/tex%20blaisdell/sort/chrono/
Richards is best known as the penciller of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer monthly series from Dark Horse Comics, as well as the artist on the Buffy limited series, Haunted. He also penciled Sojourn #30 for CrossGen. He has also worked on Birds of Prey, OMAC Project and Wonder Woman for DC Comics, and Rogue, Excalibur (vol. 3) and New Thunderbolts for Marvel Comics. Richards also illustrated the Huntress Year One miniseries for DC Comics. He is the artist of the graphic novel adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Cliff Richards in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/Cliff%20Richards/sort/chrono/
Lobo co-creator Roger Slifer passes away - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources - Robot 6 @ Comic Book...
Lobo co-creator Roger Slifer, who was seriously injured in a 2012 hit and run, died this morning while on the way from his nursing home to an emergency room. He was 60 years old. “It is especially sad because in [...]
Edgar P. Jacobs in the Grand Comics Database:
Issue #38 (April 1940) introduced Batman's sidekick Robin billed as "The Sensational Character Find of 1940" on the cover. Robin's appearance and the subsequent increase in sales of the book soon led to the trend of superheroes and young sidekicks that characterize the era fans and historians call the Golden Age of Comic Books. Several of Batman's best known villains debuted in the pages of Detective Comics during this era including the Penguin in issue #58, Two-Face in issue #66, and the Riddler in issue #140.
Detective Comics in the Grand Comics Database:
Mayerik became the regular artist of the swamp-monster feature "Man-Thing" in Fear #13 (April 1973). Six issues later, he and writer Steve Gerber introduced Howard the Duck. Initially a minor supporting character intended only for an issue or two, the anthropomorphic waterfowl — bedecked in suit and tie as a parody of funny animal ducks, except for his cigar-smoking and his angry, ascerbic wit — Howard eventually became a star character with his own satiric series, penciled first by Frank Brunner and then Gene Colan. The character shortly afterward became a mainstream pop-culture figure.
Val Mayerik in the Grand Comics Database:
Silvestri began his career drawing issues for DC Comics and First Comics. He joined Marvel Comics in the late 1980s, and became the penciller on Uncanny X-Men from 1987 to 1990. He subsequently spent two years pencilling its spin-off title Wolverine.
In 1992, Silvestri became one of the original seven artists — along with Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Rob Liefeld, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane and Jim Valentino — to form the breakaway comics company Image Comics. Silvestri's stable of titles was published under the imprint Top Cow with the first title released being Cyberforce.
Marc Silvestri in the Grand Comics Database:
Adventures Into the Unknown is an American comic-book series best known as the medium's first ongoing horror-comics title. Published by the American Comics Group, initially under the imprint B&I Publishing, it ran 174 issues (cover-dated Fall 1948 - Aug. 1967). The first two issues, which included art by Fred Guardineer and others, featured horror stories of ghosts, werewolves, haunted houses, killer puppets and other supernatural beings and locales. The premiere included a seven-page, abridged adaptation of Horace Walpole's seminal gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, by an unknown writer and artist Al Ulmer.
Unlike many horror comics of the Golden Age, it weathered the public criticism of the early 1950s and survived the aftermath of the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency hearings of April and June 1954 when the comics industry attempted self-regulation with a highly restrictive Comics Code.
Adventures Into the Unknown in the Grand Comics Database:
Neugebauer debuted his first strip in the Zagreb review Oko in October 1935. In 1943, Walter and his brother Norbert launched the weekly comic Zabavnik, which was published for two years before being banned by the new communist government in May 1945. In 1945, Neugebauer was creating an illustrated version of Brother Jaglenac and Sister Rutvica from Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić's Croatian Tales of Long Ago which was never completed.
Walter Neugebauer in the Grand Comics Database:
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- Syphons #1 (Now)
- Star Blazers: The Magazine of Space Battleship Yamato #0 (Argo Press [1990s])
- Scary Tales #33 (Charlton)
- Fantastic Four #3 (Marvel)
- Marvel Double Feature #21 (Marvel)
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