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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!


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 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:
http://www.comics.org/search/advanced/process/?target=issue_cover&me...


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Philip Eustice Blaisdell (March 30, 1920 - March 14, 1999), better known as Tex Blaisdell, was an American comic strip artist and comic book editor. He worked on 22 syndicated features, including Little Orphan Annie, which he drew for five years.

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.

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

Tex Blaisdell in the GCD: http://www.comics.org/credit/name/tex%20blaisdell/sort/chrono/


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Cliff Richards (born 1964, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) is a comic book artist.

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.

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

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


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RIP Roger Slifer.

Lobo co-creator Roger Slifer passes away - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources - Robot 6 @ Comic Book...
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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 [...] comment on facebook google+

Edgard Félix Pierre Jacobs, (30 March 1904 - 20 February 1987), better known under his pen name Edgar P. Jacobs, was a Belgian comic book creator (writer and artist), born in Brussels, Belgium. He was one of the founding fathers of the European comics movement, through his collaborations with Hergé and the graphic novel series that made him famous, Blake and Mortimer.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_P._Jacobs

Edgar P. Jacobs in the Grand Comics Database:
http://www.comics.org/search/advanced/process/?target=cover&method=i...


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Detective Comics #27 (cover dated May 1939, on sale March 30 1939) featured the first appearance of Batman (as "The Bat-Man"). That superhero would eventually become the star of the title, the cover logo of which is often written as "Detective Comics featuring Batman". Batman's origin is first revealed in a two-page story in issue #33 (November 1939).

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.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detective_Comics#Batman

Detective Comics in the Grand Comics Database:
http://www.comics.org/series/87/covers/


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