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1,000,000 issues!

On Monday, August 25th, Mexican indexer Ruben Cortes added the monumental one millionth issue to the database. It is the second issue of John Constantine Hellblazer from publisher Editorial Televisa. As we have two hundred thousand issues indexed, there is still plenty for us to do!

The next milestone? The soon to be reached 500,000th cover scan!


New Search Technology!

Our new search technology is now the default search option in the search box, while all others are still supported. This search behaves similar to a google or bing search, it searches the content of most of our data and allows easy combination of different search terms in the different data fields. By adding other relevant search terms one can then easily filter down the results. Also sorting by several criteria is possible.

The easiest way to find a specific issue should now be the third option 'Series Name & Issue #', where you enter the series name followed by the issue number, e.g. X-Men 12.

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Michael Dooney is an American comic book writer and artist and toy designer best known for his works on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Dooney also created the comic book series Gizmo in 1986 under Mirage Studios.

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Ralph "Rags" Morales is an American comic book artist known for his work on various books for DC Comics, including Identity Crisis, Countdown to Infinite Crisis, Batman Confidential, and The New 52 reboot of then Superman-centric Action Comics.

Morales' first professional work was penciling 19 issues of Forgotten Realms as part of the TSR line of books. Following Forgotten Realms, Morales co-created and pencilled Black Condor.

Morales left DC Comics to do work for Valiant Comics, including Turok, Archer & Armstrong and Geomancer. After Valiant closed, Morales returned to his TSR roots, doing work for Dungeons and Dragons magazines.

In 1999, Morales was made the penciler on DC's on Hourman, penciling 20 of that series 25 issues. Over the course of the following year, he drew nine issues of JSA before moving onto Hawkman with writer Geoff Johns.

After Hawkman, Morales illustrated Brad Meltzer's limited series Identity Crisis. The series was eventually selected by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)'s 2007 recommended list of Great Graphic Novels For Teens.

Morales worked on Nightwing during Peter Tomasi's run as writer on that title. He later worked on Superman/Batman #53 - 56, which were among the seven issues collected in to the Finest Worlds hardcover in 2009, and in trade paperback form in 2010.

In 2009 he contributed to the "Blackest Night" storyline with the three issues miniseries, Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps.

In June 2011, as part of DC Comics' massive relaunch of their entire superhero line, Morales was announced as the artist on the new Action Comics #1, teaming with writer Grant Morrison.

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Lee Weeks is an American comic book artist, known for his work on such books as Daredevil.

Weeks made his professional comics debut in the 1980s, penciling, inking, and lettering a short story ("Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk") in Tales of Terror #5, a horror anthology published by Eclipse Comics. He is best known for his work for Marvel Comics on Daredevil Vol. 1 series (1990–1992), where he pencilled the Last Rites storyline. It featured the fall of the Kingpin and is a sequel of sorts to Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Born Again.

Other titles he has contributed to include Justice (1988–1989), The Destroyer Vol.1 (1989–1990), Gambit Vol.1 (1993–1994), Tarzan vs. Predator (Dark Horse Comics), Spider-Man: Death and Destiny (2000), Spider-Man: The Mysterio Manifesto (2001), Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2002), Captain America Vol. 4 #17-20 (with writer Dave Gibbons) (Marvel Comics, 2003) and The Incredible Hulk Vol. 3 (2002, 2005). Weeks penciled the five-part Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics) (2007–2008) mini-series for Marvel Comics.

In a brief period with DC Comics, Weeks penciled the 1997 48-page bookshelf format book, Batman Chronicles: Gauntlet, which was written by Bruce Canwell. He also worked as a storyboard artist for Superman: The Animated Series.

Weeks is the subject of the seventeenth volume of the Modern Masters series published by TwoMorrows Publishing in 2008.

Weeks is the writer and artist of "Angels Unaware", the opening three issues storyline of the eight-issue, Marvel anthology miniseries Daredevil: Dark Nights.

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Paul Levitz (born October 21, 1956) is an American comic book writer, editor and executive. The president of DC Comics from 2002–2009, he has worked for the company for over 35 years in a wide variety of roles. Along with publisher Jenette Kahn and managing editor Dick Giordano, Levitz was responsible for hiring such writers as Marv Wolfman and Alan Moore, artists such as George Pérez, Keith Giffen, and John Byrne, and editor Karen Berger, who contributed to the 1980s revitalization of the company's line of comic book heroes.

During the course of his research for the fanzine, Levitz became well known at the offices of DC Comics, where in December 1972, editor Joe Orlando gave him his first freelance work, initially writing text pages and letter pages, and later working as a per diem assistant editor before writing stories.

After serving as Joe Orlando's assistant editor, in 1976 Levitz fulfilled a lifelong dream by becoming the editor of Adventure Comics on the eve of his 20th birthday.

As a writer, Levitz is best known for his work on the title The Legion of Super-Heroes, which he wrote from 1977–1979 and 1981–1989.

With artist Steve Ditko, Levitz co-created the characters Stalker and the Prince Gavyn version of Starman.

Levitz eventually became an editor, and served as vice president and executive vice president, before assuming the role of President in 2002.

On September 9, 2009, it was announced that Levitz would step down as President and Publisher of DC Comics to serve as the Contributing Editor and Overall Consultant for the newly formed DC Entertainment, and become the writer of both Adventure Comics and Legion of Super-Heroes.

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Geofrey "Geof" Darrow (born October 21, 1955) is an American comic book artist, best known for his work on Hard Boiled; The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, which was adapted into an animated television series of the same name, and Shaolin Cowboy.

In 1982, he met French comic book writer and artist Moebius who was working on the film Tron. Two years later, the two collaborated on a portfolio of prints named La Cité Feu, later reprinted for the English-speaking market as City of Fire.

Moebius introduced Darrow to Frank Miller which led to a friendship and eventually two collaborations. In 1990, Darrow and Miller collaborated on the comic book Hard Boiled, a 3-part mini-series, for which they won the 1991 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist.

Darrow and Miller worked together again on Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot in 1996, a far more family-oriented work, in which the protagonists save Tokyo from destruction by a giant lizard.

The Wachowskis saw his work on Hard Boiled, and approached Darrow to do some conceptual work for The Matrix. Darrow was credited as 'Conceptual Designer' on all three Matrix movies.

Darrow started writing and illustrating Shaolin Cowboy in 2005 (published by Burlyman Entertainment), featuring Darrow's trademark ultra-violence, irony and meticulous level of detail. As of May 2007, seven volumes had been released.

Darrow is also the co-creator of the series Doc Frankenstein, written by the Wachowskis, with art by Steve Skroce, also published by Burlyman Entertainment.

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Edmond Moore Hamilton (October 21, 1904 – February 1, 1977) was an American writer of science fiction during the mid-twentieth century.

Edmond is credited with writing the first hardcover compilation of what would eventually come to be known as the science fiction genre, The Horror on The Asteroid and Other Tales of Planetary Horror (1936).

His career as a science fiction writer began with the publication of "The Monster God of Mamurth" in the August 1926 issue of Weird Tales. Hamilton quickly became a central member of the remarkable group of Weird Tales writers that included H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard. Weird Tales would publish 79 works of fiction by Hamilton from 1926 to 1948, making him one of the magazine's most prolific contributors.

Through the late 1920s and early 1930s Hamilton wrote for all of the SF pulp magazines then publishing, and contributed horror and thriller stories to various other magazines as well. He was very popular as an author of space opera, a sub-genre he created along with E.E. "Doc" Smith.

In 1946 Hamilton began writing for DC Comics, specializing in stories for their characters Superman and Batman. One of his best known Superman stories was "Superman Under the Red Sun", which appeared in Action Comics No. 300 in 1963 and which has numerous elements in common with his 1951 novel City At World's End. He was instrumental in the early growth of the Legion of Super-Heroes series, as one of its first regular writers. He introduced many of the early Legion concepts into the DC Universe. He also wrote other works for DC, including the short-lived science fiction series Chris KL-99 (in Strange Adventures), which was loosely based on Captain Future.

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Ron Garney is a comic book writer/artist, known for his work on books such as JLA,The Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Hulk, Daredevil and Captain America.

Garney has worked on JLA,The Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Ghost Rider volume 3, Wolverine, Captain America, X-Men, Silver Surfer and Hulk. He has also written for Hulk in collaboration with Jerry Ordway.

Garney's late 2000s projects include Skaar: Son of Hulk and Wolverine: Weapon X. Garney worked as the Costume illustrator on the 2007 Will Smith film I Am Legend, and the 2010 Nicolas Cage fantasy film, The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

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Sid Jacobson (born October 20, 1929) is an American writer, having worked in the fields of children's comic books, popular music, fiction, biography, and non-fiction comics. He was managing editor and editor in chief for Harvey Comics, where he created the comics Richie Rich, Hot Stuff, and Casper the Friendly Ghost. Jacobson is also known for his late-career collaborations with artist Ernie Colón, including such nonfiction graphic novels as The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation and Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography.

It was at Harvey that Jacobson met artist Ernie Colón, whose work he edited for many years, both there and, later, at Star Comics.

After his long stint at Harvey, Jacobson moved on to become an executive editor at Marvel Comics, where he helped create the children's imprint Star Comics. Jacobson was the writer for Marvel's ALF comic book series from 1987–1991.

Jacobson returned to Harvey Comics in the early 1990s, among other things creating a line of Hanna-Barbera comics, original stories based on the animated TV series characters.

In 2006, Jacobson and his old Harvey colleague Ernie Colón teamed up as writer and illustrator to create a graphic-novel version of the 9/11 Commission Report titled The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation. In 2008, they released a 160-page follow-up: After 9/11: America's War on Terror. Subsequent collaborations with Colón include A Graphic Biography: Che, released in 2009; and Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography, published in 2010 by Hill and Wang in the U.S. and Uitgeverij Luitingh in the Netherlands.

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Nicholas Viscardi (October 20, 1920 – November 3, 2013), known professionally as Nick Cardy or Nick Cardi, was an American comic book artist best known for his DC Comics work on Aquaman, the Teen Titans and other major characters. Cardy was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2005.

As did many early comics professionals, Cardy entered the comics field working for Eisner and Iger Studio, a company founded by Will Eisner and Jerry Iger, which was one of a handful of comic book "packagers" that would create comics on demand for publishers testing the waters of the emerging medium. Joining the studio circa 1940, he worked on Fight Comics, Jungle Comics, Kaanga Comics, and Wings for Fiction House Publications and the Lady Luck back-up in Will Eisner's weekly Spirit Section.

In 1950, he began his decades-long association with DC Comics, starting with the comic book Gang Busters, based on the dramatic radio show. He began developing his breakout reputation with Tomahawk, his most prominent series at the time.

From 1962–1968, he drew the first 39 issues of Aquaman and all its covers through the final issue (#56, April 1971).

Cardy first drew the Teen Titans in The Brave and the Bold #60 (July 1965), wherein the superhero sidekicks Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad were joined by Wonder Woman's younger sister Wonder Girl in her first appearance. After next being featured in Showcase #59 (Dec. 1965), the team was spun off into their own series with Teen Titans #1 (Feb. 1966). From 1966-73, Cardy penciled or inked — sometimes both — all 43 issues of the series.

Cardy became the primary DC cover artist from the early to mid-1970s.

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475,000 covers uploaded!

The 475,000th cover was uploaded recently to the GCD!

Check out the cover which is from Una Criada Estupenda #15 (Editorial Novaro, 1968 Series), a series from Mexico.

Take a look at our international statistics to see what else the GCD's been up to.

New GCD Logo

We have a new logo to help mark our 20th Anniversary! It is our first major design change since 1999 and will be seen on our t-shirts and convention gear throughout the year. We would like to thank Brian Saner Lamken for submitting his winning design and HippieBoy Design for applying those finishing touches. We hope you like it as much as we do!

1 million English stories

While our international content is steadily growing, we reached for English language stories an even big number: 1 million story sequences!

100,000 Norwegian stories

Norwegian is the second language to reach 100,000 stories!

Take a look at our international statistics to see what else the GCD's been up to.

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