Welcome to the Grand Comics Database!
a We're a nonprofit, Internet-based organization of international volunteers dedicated to building a database covering all printed comics throughout the world, and we're glad you're here! Give our search form a try, or take a look at the menu to the left to see how you can help us improve the site.
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
Leo O'Mealia in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/leo%20o%27mealia/sort/chrono/
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
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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/
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.
Steven T. Seagle in the Grand Comics Database:
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:
How to help ?There are several ways in which you can help us to improve our site and its content.
- You can provide missing data, update existing data, or upload cover scans. Just register an account with us, and you can start contributing.
- Donate for our ongoing costs, e.g. the server infrastructure. We are a non-profit organization and any funds will be used for our goal of documenting and indexing all comics.
- We need volunteer web designers and programmers! Please contact the
gcd-tech group or visit our technical documentation if you
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- Python / Django programming
- Elasticsearch search server together with Haystack
- Web Services API
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