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The Grand Comics Database is sad to announce the passing of longtime contributor Lou Mougin.

Lou Mougin (1954-2022) Prolific indexer for the GCD, he got his start working on indexes sold by Marvel and DC, as well as numerous articles on gold and silver age comics. He continued to index comics for the GCD while he wrote comics professionally.

He contributed to thousands of issues at the GCD,

Rest in peace.

Mark Evanier's obit of Lou Mougin.

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We reached 1,111,111 cover scans !

We reached 1,111,111 comic covers. The milestone issue was the Peach Momoko Chibi Variant from the just published Tiger Division #1 from Marvel.

Volunteers Wanted For Adding New Comics

Each week, a small number of GCD volunteers add listings to our database for the new comics released that week in North America. These are just the basic listings, not full indexes. This makes it easier for other volunteers who upload covers and for indexers, as well as for people using my.comics.org.

Each volunteer covers one publisher or a small group of publishers ("D publishers except DC", for example). From public sources such as ComicsList and Diamond Previews online, they add the issues and make note of the prices and a few other details. We are looking for additional volunteers for this weekly task.

Follow this link for a description of the process and a list of which publishers are currently covered.

GCD Comics Timeline


Manix Abrera (b. 1982)

1982 February 8
Manuel "Manix" Abrera is a Filipino freelance cartoonist, artist, author, and musician. He is well-known as the creator of "Kikomachine Komix", his long-running daily strip in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. His weekly webcomic "News Hardcore!" runs on GMA News Online, a major Filipino news site.

He has produced 16 volumes of "Kikomachine Komix" and a "News Hardcore!" compilation, as well as two wordless graphic novels entitled "12" and "14".

He has won the Philippine National Book Award for "14" (2015), "News Hardcore: Hukbong Sandatahan ng Kahaggardan" (2016) and "Kikomachine Komix Volume 14: Alaala ng Kinabukasan" (2019).

He is the son of cartoonist Jess Abrera and author and academic Maria Bernadette (Dette) Lorenzo Abrera.

Bill Finger (b. 1914)

1914 February 8 - 1974 January 18
Milton Finger, known professionally as Bill Finger was an American comic strip and comic book writer best known as the co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, and the co-architect of the series' development. Although Finger did not receive contemporaneous credit for his hand in the development of Batman, Kane acknowledged Finger's contributions years after Finger's death. He also co-created The Joker.

Finger also wrote many of the original 1940s Green Lantern stories featuring the original Green Lantern (Alan Scott), and contributed to the development of numerous other comic book series.

He was posthumously inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1999. The Bill Finger Award, founded by Jerry Robinson and presented annually at the San Diego Comic-Con to honor excellence in comic-book writing, is named for him.

Alex Landish (b. ????)

????? February 8
Comic book artist, illustrator and 2D animator.

今井神 (b. 1980)

1980 February 8
Kami Imai (今井神) is a manga artist and illustrator. Known for the series NEEDLESS, Magaimono (マガイモノ), Shirasunamura (白砂村), Katatsumuri-chan (かたつむりちゃん) and Angoromoa-chan no Chikyū Shinryaku Nikki (あんごろもあちゃんの地球侵略にっき).

広井王子 (b. 1954)

1954 February 8
Oji Hiroi (広井王子) is the pen name of a multi-hyphenate creator with credits in the video game, manga, anime, TV, stage production, radio and writing fields. Probably best known for creating the Sakura Wars video game franchise and manga.

桐原いづみ (b. ????)

????? February 8
Idumi Kirihara (桐原いづみ) is a manga artist and illustrator active since 2001. She's known for works like Hitohira (ひとひら), Sakaki Mirei no Tame nara Boku wa...!! (榊美麗のためなら僕は…ッ!!), ShiraYuki PaniMix! (白雪ぱにみくす!), Akira to Hiyori (アキラとひより) as well as the manga adaptations of Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai (君の膵臓をたべたい / I Want to Eat Your Pancreas) and Mata, Onaji Yume o Miteita (また、同じ夢を見ていた).

Alex Blum (b. 1888)

1888 February 7 - 1969 September 5
Additional biography found at the Stripper's Guide "Ink-Slinger Profiles by Alex Jay: Alex Blum / Al Boon" Tuesday, March 31, 2015, by Alex Jay (http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2015/03/ink-slinger-profiles-by-alex-jay-alex.html).

Alex Blum won three art prizes at age of 13 in contests run by Cincinnati newspapers, circa 1902. At some point he taught at the Boston Art School. In the late 1910s, Blum worked as a newspaper illustrator for an unknown Philadelphia newspaper.

Blum was an artist doing advertising work during the 1920s, details unknown currently.

He worked as an etcher and painter in the fine arts with works exhibited at the Library of Congress and Yale University.

Honors received included: Etching Class—First prize, A.H. Baldwin Fund from the National Academy of Design in 1909; and the Philadelphia Alliance Bronze Medal for Etching in 1920.

Syndication work included Illustrated Classics Sunday (New York Post/Gilberton Publications) pencil and ink work, circa 1947 and Oddities of the News weekly (General Features) pencil and ink work, from 1937 to 1942.

Charles Dickens (b. 1812)

1812 February 7 - 1870 June 9
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.

Roscoe Fawcett (b. 1913)

1913 February 7 - 1999 December 23
Fawcett was co-owner, publisher of Fawcett Comics, from 1940 to 1954, and of its parent company, Fawcett Publications, Inc, from 1940 to probably when it was sold in 1970.

He also wrote the comic panel, Screen Oddities, for Bell Syndicate, from 30 November 1931 to 19 March 1938.

Ted Udall (b. 1914)

1914 February 7 - 1977 January day?
Ted Udall, hired by Sheldon Mayer as for the All-American Comics, National (DC)'s sister comic book line as an editor in 1940. From 1941 to 1942 (though his credits continued showing on comics dated 1943 and 1944), Udall worked as an assistant editor for All-American.

He enlisted into the United States Army on July 13, 1943, and when he returned (Per Bails in 1944?), worked as an associate editor until 1946.

Udall wrote comic and text stories during this time period, usually under one of the numerous aliases, and was credited by his Udall name by 1948. His last regular comic book work was known to be in 1950, though other work he did would be printed a few times thereafter into the 1960s.

Udall also wrote for Quality from 1941 to 1942 and worked for the Demby Studio in 1940.

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