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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.

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

Nestor Redondo (May 4, 1928 – September 30, 1995) was a Filipino comic book artist best known for his work for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and other American publishers in the 1970s and early 1980s.

In the 1970s, Redondo began to do work for publishers in the United States. His earliest U.S. credit is penciling and inking the ten-page story "The King Is Dead", by writer Jack Oleck, in DC Comics' House of Mystery #194 (Sept. 1971). Through the 1970s, Redondo drew dozens of such supernatural anthology stories for DC titles including House of Secrets, The Phantom Stranger, Secrets of Sinister House, The Unexpected, Weird War Tales, and The Witching Hour. He drew six of the seven issues of Rima, the Jungle Girl (May 1974 - March 1975), based on the heroine of a Victorian novel, as well as Swamp Thing #11-23 (Aug. 1974 - July 1976), and DC's tabloid-sized one-shot collection of Bible stories. Nestor Redondo and his brother Frank Redondo often collaborated and credited together as the "Redondo Studio" most notably on the Ragman series for DC.

In the mid-1980s, Redondo inked the Eclipse Comics time-travel series Aztec Ace, by writer Doug Moench and pencilers Michael Hernandez and Dan Day. In 1990, he contributed to the second issue of the Marvel Comics superhero series Solarman as well as to an issue of Innovation Comics' Legends of the Stargrazers. Redondo collaborated with Roy Thomas on an adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Marchers of Valhalla in the mid-1990s, but the finished comic book never saw print.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestor_Redondo

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John Broome (May 4, 1913 – March 14, 1999) was an American comic book writer for DC Comics.

Broome created many DC characters and institutions, including the whimsical simian sleuth Detective Chimp, with artist Carmine Infantino, in The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #4; the Phantom Stranger, also with Infantino, in Phantom Stranger #1; and the post-apocalyptic heroes the Atomic Knights, with artist Murphy Anderson, in Strange Adventures #117.

With the dawn of what fans and historians call the Silver Age of Comic Books, Broome was instrumental in writing stories of two key characters who helped revive the moribund archetype of the superhero. Following the creation of an all new Flash, Broome co-created several of the character's primary supervillain antagonists including Captain Boomerang, the 64th century villain Abra Kadabra, and Professor Zoom. Kid Flash and the Elongated Man were introduced as allies of the Flash.

Broome, with penciler Kane and editor-conceptualist Schwartz, created Hal Jordan, the Silver Age Green Lantern, in Showcase #22. He became the character's primary scripter in Green Lantern's solo series as well. Broome's stories for the Green Lantern series included transforming Hal Jordan's love interest, Carol Ferris, into the Star Sapphire in issue #16. Black Hand debuted in issue #29 by Broome and Kane. The creative team created Guy Gardner in issue #59.

In 1964, Schwartz was made responsible for reviving the faded Batman titles and together with Broome and Infantino jettisoned the sillier aspects that had crept into the franchise and gave the character a "New Look" that premiered in Detective Comics #327.

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It's Star Wars Day! May the fourth be with you.

Star Wars Day is an unofficial secular holiday in May which celebrates the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. It is observed by fans of the movies. Observance of the holiday spread quickly due to Internet, social media, and grassroots celebrations.

May 4 is considered a holiday by Star Wars fans to celebrate the franchise's films series, books, and culture. The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase "May the Force be with you"—"May the fourth be with you".

Star Wars Day became so popular that the following day was jokingly called "Revenge of the Fifth", a play on the Star Wars movie title Revenge of the Sith. On this day, fans join the "Dark Side" by celebrating the Sith Lords and villains from the Star Wars series.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Day

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John Cullen Murphy (May 3, 1919 – July 2, 2004) was an American illustrator best known for his three decades of work on the Prince Valiant comic strip.

Murphy's art often depicted sports subjects. His boxing material unexpectedly led him into the comic strip field, something he had never previously considered. In 1950, writer Elliot Caplin (brother of cartoonist Al Capp) of King Features Syndicate asked Murphy to illustrate a boxing comic strip he was planning to write. Murphy accepted his invitation. The resulting daily comic strip, Big Ben Bolt, was launched in 1950 and ran until 1978. Murphy was the artist for the strip for its entire run.

Murphy began his collaboration on Prince Valiant with creator Hal Foster in 1970 when Foster decided to lessen his workload at age 78. With Foster's retirement in 1979, Murphy's son Cullen took over the writing. Cullen Murphy began contributing stories to Foster while studying at Amherst College. Murphy continued to draw Prince Valiant with his son scripting and his daughter doing the lettering and coloring. He retired in March 2004, turning the strip over to his chosen successor, illustrator Gary Gianni. Murphy died four months later in Cos Cob, Connecticut.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cullen_Murphy

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Adam Hughes (born May 3, 1967) is an American comic book artist and illustrator who has worked for companies such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros. Pictures, Playboy magazine, Joss Whedon's Mutant Enemy Productions and Sideshow Collectibles.

He is best known to American comic book readers for his renderings of pinup-style female characters, and his cover work on titles such as Wonder Woman and Catwoman.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Hughes

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Boleslav William Felix Robert "Bill" Sienkiewicz (pronounced sin-KEV-itch) (born May 3, 1958) is an Eisner Award-winning American artist and writer best known for his comic book work, primarily for Marvel Comics' The New Mutants and Elektra: Assassin. Sienkiewicz often utilizes oil painting, collage, mimeograph and other forms generally uncommon in comic books.

After art school, he showed a portfolio of his work to DC Comics' art director Vince Colletta, which led to his breaking into the field at age 19. The artist recalled in 1985, "They didn't have any work for me, but that didn't bother me. I just figured that if comics didn't work out I'd have done advertising or illustration. Vinnie called [renowned comics and advertising artist] Neal Adams, who put me in touch with [Marvel Comics editor-in-chief] Jim Shooter. Soon after that I was drawing Moon Knight, in The Hulk [black-and-white comics] magazine". His art style was heavily influenced by Neal Adams.

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Dennis J. "Denny" O'Neil (born May 3, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American comic book writer and editor, principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics from the 1960s through the 1990s, and Group Editor for the Batman family of books until his retirement.

His best-known works include Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Batman with Neal Adams, The Shadow with Michael Kaluta and The Question with Denys Cowan, all of which were hailed for their sophisticated stories that expanded the artistic potential of the mainstream portion of the medium. As an editor, he is principally known for editing the various Batman titles. As of 2013, he sits on the board of directors of the charity The Hero Initiative and serves on its Disbursement Committee.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_O%27Neil

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Ryan Brown (born May 2, 1962) is a comic book writer and artist and toy designer best known for his work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Brown began inking the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1985 and continued until 1988, when he and partner Steve Lavigne began producing artwork for licensed TMNT products. Brown worked primarily as inker over Lavigne's pencils.

As a Mirage Studios staff artist, Brown designed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure Farmer Michelangelo for Playmates Toys. According to credit included on the back of turtles action figures Brown also created Hothead, Scratch, Monty Moose, King Lionheart, Half Court, Wyrm, Scumbug, Leatherhead, Dr. El, Wingnut, Ray Fillet, Sand Storm, Mondo Gecko and Rock'n'Roll Mondo Gecko. Brown's comic book series, The Selected is populated with his old unused TMNT toy designs.

Brown created Ninja April O'Neil in a 1985 pin-up published in the fourth printing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1. He would later bring his interpretation of the character to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures title published by Archie comics.

Scratch and Farmer Michelangelo are un-credited on the back of the toy packaging, but Brown has confirmed at different convention appearances that he did create the cat burglar as well as designed Farmer Mike.

In the late 1980s, Brown, with partner Stephen Murphy, revamped the Archie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures title for Mirage Studios. The team of Brown and Murphy created the Mighty Mutanimals as a spin-off of the Adventures title. Brown inked over 80 covers for the Archie TMNT Adventures title.

Brown was a participant in the drafting of the Creator's Bill of Rights.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Brown_(comics)

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Nanase Ohkawa (大川七瀬 Ōkawa Nanase, born May 2, 1967) is a member of the all-female manga-creating team Clamp. She is the director of the team and is primarily responsible for writing the stories and scripts for Clamp's various works.

As part of Clamp's 15th Anniversary, each of the four members changed their names reportedly because they wanted to try out the new monikers. Ohkawa changed her name to Ageha Ohkawa (大川 緋芭 Ōkawa Ageha?) in 2004. Ohkawa still used her previous name for some of the scripts she wrote for animated series.

Ohkawa announced in her blog that from March 1, 2008, she should be addressed as Nanase Ohkawa again.

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