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600,000 covers uploaded!


Indexing milestone: La Novela Policiaca #2259 is our 600,000th uploaded cover on the site! Thanks to uploader Steve, and to all the uploaders who preceded him and continue to contribute.


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Ted Benoît (born 25 July 1947, France) published in alternative magazines in the 1970s. In the 1980s his art moved to the Clear Line style exemplified by Hergé on “Tintin”. His hepcat detective Ray Banana has appeared in a half dozen albums. He drew two volumes in the revived “Blake and Mortimer” series, both written by Jean van Hamme.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/benoit.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/pgEA302yO3F

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The Eagle Award was a series of awards for comic book titles and creators. They were awarded by UK fans voting for work produced during the previous year. Named after the UK's Eagle comic, the awards were set up by Mike Conroy, Nick Landau, Colin Campbell, Phil Clarke, and Richard Burton, and launched in 1977 for comics released in 1976

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Cover for It Girl! and the Atomics (Image, 2012 series) #3 (http://ift.tt/2allJQh)

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Trevor von Eeden (born 24 July 1959, USA) was studying medicine at Columbia University and contributing art to fanzines in 1977 when he became the artist on “Black Lightning”, the first DC Comics series featuring an African-American super-hero. He is known for drawing Green Arrow, Black Canary, and Batman at DC, and “Power Man and Iron Fist” at Marvel.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Von_Eeden

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/von-eeden_trevor.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/MXr7302xRKr

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Cover for Etikett (Förlags AB Etikett, 1986 series) #2 http://ift.tt/2anTn6q #comics #beach #thebeach

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Colleen Doran (born 24 July 1964, USA) is a graphic story-teller whose best-known personal creation may be the cosmic science fiction series “A Distant Soil”. She has also worked with other writers to bring to life stories such as “Amerikay” by Derek McCulloch, Stan Lee’s recent autobiography, and the forthcoming “Troll Bridge” by Neil Gaiman. She has illustrated comics series from “Wonder Woman” to “Silver Surfer”, “Captain America” to “Legion of Super-Heroes”.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleen_Doran

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/doran_colleen.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/wXCk302xQDJ

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Helen Vesik (born 24 July) was a colorist and occasional letterer at DC Comics in the 1980s and 1990s.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/rxmC302xOcL

(The cover of MISTER MIRACLE #26, April 1991, was drawn by Joe Phillips, inked by Karl Story, and colored by Helen Vesik.)

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Virgil Finlay (23 July 1914 – 18 January 1971, USA) was a pulp fantasy, science fiction, and horror illustrator. He specialized in detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratch-board techniques. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted Finlay in 2012.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgil_Finlay

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/U1nP302wTP6

(On the cover of “Real Fact Comics” #8, May-June 1947, the bottom panel is from the Tommy Tomorrow story drawn by Finlay.)

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