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GCD Comics Timeline

Greg Weisman (born 28 September 1963, USA) is a writer, editor, and producer for animated cartoons and comics books, and a novelist.

From 1987 to 1991, between college and graduate school, he co-wrote “Captain Atom” with Cary Bates while assisting Roy Thomas editing “Tales of the Teen Titans”, “All-Star Squadron”, and other series at DC Comics.

After finishing graduate school he went to work at Disney in animation. He helped create and wrote for “Gargoyles” in the 1990s, “The Spectacular Spider-Man” in the 2000s, and “Young Justice” in the 2010s.

He wrote two “Gargoyles” mini-series for Slave Labor Graphics in the 2000s. He followed his “Young Justice” TV writing into the 2011 reboot of the series at DC Comics, becoming the regular writer to the end of the series. He is currently writing Star Wars comics featuring Kanan and the new “Starbrand and Nightmask” series for Marvel.

Weisman has published two novels in the “Rain of the Ghosts” series, a concept he first developed for television in 1996.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Weisman
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/AQ9p304Dl9E

(Mike Norton created the cover of “Young Justice” #0, March 2011.)

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Michael Eury (born 28 September 1957, USA) is an editor and writer of comic books themselves and of reference works about comic books and their history.

His first non-fiction, a review in “Amazing Heroes”, and his first fiction, a Peter Porker short in “Marvel Tales”, were published in 1986. In addition to Marvel, he has also written stories for DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Comico.

His editing career began in 1988 at Comico. He continued to edit “Elementals” for them even after he began editing at DC Comics the next year. He worked on the 1989 series of “Hawk and Dove” and “Legion of Super-Heroes”, among others — he worked on Legion books in particular through 1993. From 1994 through 1996, he edited for Dark Horse Comics.

His books about comics and popular culture include “Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure”, “The Krypton Companion”, and “The Justice League Companion”.

At the end of 2003, Eury became the founding editor of “Back Issue”, a magazine from TwoMorrows Publishing focused on comics of the 1970s and 1980s. He is also an advisor for the “Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide”.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Eury
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/Vz7M304DkQs

(Dave Cockrum created the cover of “Marvel Tales” #205, November 1987.)

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Christian Denayer (born 28 September 1945, Belgium) began drawing professionally at age 17, as an assistant to Jean Graton, with whom Denayer shared a passion for racing cars. He worked on “Michel Vaillant” a prominent series about a Formula 1 racer.

Denayer created his own series “Yalek” in 1969, with writer André-Paul Duchâteau — the adventures of a Native American TV reporter. Duchâteau continued writing the series after Denayer left it 1978.

He is also known for “Alain Chevallier”, a racing-car series that he and Duchâteau created in 1976, using the joint pseudonym CAP, and for the science-fiction series “Gord”, created with Franz (Franz Drappier) in 1986.

From 2000, he has drawn the hit detective series “Wayne Shelton”, which has been written by Jean Van Hamme and Thierry Cailleteau.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/denayer_christian.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/gdGw304DkIG

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Jim Shooter (born 27 September 1951, USA) is a writer, occasional fill-in artist, editor, and publisher for various comic books.

He started professionally in the medium at the age of 14, and he is most notable for his successful and controversial run as Marvel Comics’ ninth editor-in-chief, and his work as editor-in-chief of Valiant Comics.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Shooter
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/8Zy1304AExn
Writing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/Uz9J304AEwA

(Curt Swan drew and George Klein inked the cover of “Adventure Comics” #346, July 1966.)

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Romano Scarpa (27 September 1927 – 23 April 2005, Italy) was one of the most famous Italian creators of Disney comics.

Scarpa co-founded an animation studio in the 1940s, creating commercials and adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen stories. He began creating ‘Mickey Mouse’ stories in “Topolino” in 1953 and soon left animation to focus on comics.

Over his career, he also drew ‘Donald Duck’ stories as well as occasional stories for other publishers, but is best known for ‘Mickey Mouse’. He introduced various continuing characters to the cast of the Mouse stories.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/scarpa_romano.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romano_Scarpa
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/Ptwj304AEmL

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Gabriel Morrissette (born 26 September 1959, Canada) is an illustrator, animator, and comic book artist. From the mid-1980s he was active in meeting a growing demand for Canadian heroes in Canadian comics.

He and writer Mark Shainblum created “Northguard”, “Fleur de Lys”, and “Angloman” at Matrix Graphic Series. The two also provided editing and art direction for other MGS titles.

Gabriel has since worked for several comic book publishers, including DC Comics and Marvel, and has illustrated such titles as “Spider-Man 2099”, “Doc Savage”, “Ragman”, and “Checkmate”.

He is currently contributing to the Chapterhouse Comics revival of ‘Captain Canuck’, ‘Northguard’, and other characters.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Morrissette
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/morrissette_gabriel.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/5Q4L304ybKz

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Tom Veitch (born 26 September 1951, USA) writes comics, novels, and poetry. His career began in the underground comix of the 1970s. Teamed with artist Greg Irons he created the notorious “Legion of Charlies” in 1971. The pair also contributed stories to series such as “Skull Comix” and “Slow Death Funnies”.

His brother, Rick Veitch, had drawn for underground comix but from the late 1970s began selling stories and sketches to DC Comics and Marvel. Tom joined his brother on a story in “Sgt. Rock” #356, September 1981. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he also wrote four creator-owned mini-series, each with a different artist, published by both Marvel and DC Comics.

In 1991, he began a run on DC’s “Animal Man”. He is known for initiating the Dark Horse line of Star Wars comics at that same time, with “Star Wars Dark Empire” and “Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi”.

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

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/veitch_tom.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/6rKP304ybvq

(Dave Dorman painted the cover of “Star Wars Dark Empire” #1, December 1991.)

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