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GCD Comics Timeline


John Workman (born 20 June 1950, USA) is a comics creator whose professional career began in the early 1970s.

Stories in “Star*Reach” led to freelance work at DC Comics, primarily as a letterer and colorist. From 1977 to 1984, he was also art director at “Heavy Metal”, where he occasionally published stories.

Since 1983, he has primarily been a freelance letterer, with some 1500 stories currently to his credit in the GCD.

Some of the titles he has lettered for are “Grimjack” (First Comics, 1984–1987), “Jurassic Park” (1993) and “X-Files” (1995–1998) at Topps, and “Savage Dragon” (Image, 2003–2005).

At Marvel — “Thor” (1983–1987), “Fantastic Four” (1985–1989), “Fantastic Force” (1994–1996), and “Spider-Girl” (2000–2002).

At DC Comics — “Doom Patrol” (1987–1995), “Legion of Super-Heroes” (1991–1993), “Aquaman” (1999–2000), and “Orion” (2000–2002).

Workman created the feature ‘Roma’ in “Dark Horse Presents” (1987) and the erotic “Sindy” (Apple Press/Forbidden Fruit, 1991).

Since about 2006, he has been lettering on “Sonic the Hedgehog” and other Archie comics, in addition to his work at DC, Marvel, and other publishers.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Workman
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycq3lzpa

(Mike Grell created the art and Workman lettered the cover of “1st Issue Special” #11 - Code Name: Assassin, February 1976)

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George T. Delacorte, Jr. (20 June 1894 – 4 May 1991, USA) founded the Dell Publishing Company in 1921.

His goal was to entertain readers who were not satisfied with the genteel publications available at the time and the company became one of the largest publishers of books, magazines, and comics at its peak.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_T._Delacorte,_Jr.
Dell at Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell_Publishing
Dell in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yb7gbz9b

(Joe Archibald created the feature on the cover of “The Funnies” #1, 16 January 1929, the first Dell comic book and the first USA comic book with original material)

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Julius Schwartz (19 June 1915 – 8 February 2004, USA) was a comic book and pulp magazine editor, a science fiction agent, and a prominent science fiction fan.

He is best known to comics readers as a longtime editor at DC Comics, where at various times he was the primary editor responsible for the flagship superheroes, ‘Superman’ and ‘Batman’.

Schwartz was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame of the Harvey Awards in 1996 and the Will Eisner Awards Hall of Fame in 1997.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Schwartz
‘Julius Schwartz’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9df484u
‘Julie Schwartz’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8bzy2te

(Brian Bolland created the cover of “DC Comics Presents: Green Lantern” #1, September 2004, after Gil Kane on the cover of “Green Lantern” #31, September 1964)

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José Sanchis Grau (19 June 1932 – 2 August 2011, Spain) was a comics creator whose career began in the late 1940s.

His most popular feature was ‘Pumby’, first appearing in “Jaimito” in 1954 and in his own magazine from 1955.

In addition to comics for children, he created features for the women’s magazine “Mariló” and adventure features for “Jaimito”.

Much of his work was for Editoriale Valenciana until the company closed in 1984. He had to sue to regain control of his creations, which he did in 2005.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sanchis_jose.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Sanchis_Grau
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y78gyr8g

(Sanchis created the cover art on “Pumby” #9, 10 September 1959)

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Mick Anglo (19 June 1916 – 31 October 2011, UK) was a comics artist, writer, and editor, and an author.

He drew his first cartoons in the service during World War II. After the war, while writing novels for Martin & Reid, he also became the editor of their comic books.

Through 1950, he also wrote and drew for Martin & Reid. From 1948 through 1951, he created the early super-hero “Wonderman” for Paget Publications.

Anglo formed his own studio in 1954, where he employed Don Lawrence, Denis Gifford, and many other artists through 1963.

L. Miller had been publishing reprints of USA comics from Fawcett, including “Captain Marvel”. When Fawcett stopped producing all Captain Marvel material in 1954, Anglo created replacement features — “Marvelman”, “Young Marvelman”, and “The Marvelman Family”.

The Marvelman features were produced by Anglo and his studio until L. Miller ceased publication in 1963. They were revived in 1982 in “Warrior” (Quality Communications) by writer Alan Moore.

That series was reprinted in the USA as “Miracleman” and was followed by new stories (Eclipse). From 2009, Anglo regained all rights to the Marvelman features and Marvel Comics has published both new stories and reprints.

Anglo also continued other titles that had been USA reprints — “Jim Bowie” and “Annie Oakley”, for example. Under his own Anglo Comics imprint, he published “Captain Miracle”, “Gunhawks Western”, and other titles.

In the mid-1960s, he and his studio produced a short-lived comics line for John Spencer & Co. He edited, wrote, and drew for other publishers as well, until his retirement in the early 1980s.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/anglo_mick.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Anglo
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yd4q9j84

(Anglo created the cover art on “Space Commander Kerry” #50, August 1953)

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Robert Kanigher (18 June 1915 – 7 May 2002, USA) was a prolific comic book writer and editor whose career spanned five decades.

In the 1940s, he wrote ‘Justice Society of America’ stories in “All Star Comics”, ‘Hawkman’ in “Flash Comics”, and “Green Lantern”.

He worked on the Wonder Woman franchise for over twenty years, editing from 1946 and taking over the scripting from creator William Moulton Marston.

He wrote the ‘Johnny Thunder’ story that introduced Black Canary in “Flash Comics” (1947), which was Carmine Infantino’s first job for DC.

From 1952 he was in charge of the Big 5 war titles at DC Comics, where he co-created ‘Sgt. Rock’ with Joe Kubert in “Our Army at War” (1959).

In 1956, he introduced a new ‘Flash’ (Barry Allen) in “Showcase” with Infantino and in 1958 he and Ross Andru revised “Wonder Woman” with a new origin and a new look.

He and Andru also created ‘Gunner and Sarge’ in “All-American Men of War” (1959), ‘Suicide Squad’ in “The Brave and the Bold” (1959), ‘The War That Time Forgot’ in “Star Spangled War Stories” (1960), and the ‘Metal Men’ in “Showcase” (1962).

Other features he created include ‘Viking Prince’, ‘Balloon Buster’, ‘Rose & the Thorn’, “Rima, the Jungle Girl” (an adaptation), and ‘Ragman’.

Kanigher posthumously received the Bill Finger Award at San Diego in 2014.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kanigher
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7top7e9

(Ross Andru and Mike Esposito created the cover art on “Star Spangled War Stories” #90, April-May 1960, the first appearance of ‘The War That Time Forgot’)

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Alan Davis (born 18 June 1956, UK) is a comics creator who began his career in the early 1980s in British fanzines.

He was soon publishing at Marvel UK and then in “Warrior” (Quality) and “2000 AD” (IPC), working with writer Alan Moore on ‘Captain Britain’, ‘DR & Quinch’ and ‘Marvelman’.

From 1985, he began to also work in the USA market. He worked briefly at DC on “Batman & The Outsiders” and “Detective Comics”.

In 1987, he co-created “Excalibur” at Marvel with writer Chris Claremont, teaming the Captain Britain character he had been writing and drawing with some of the New X-Men characters Claremont had been writing.

Other work at Marvel has included “Avengers” (1998, 2000–2001), “X-Men” and “The Uncanny X-Men” (1999–2000), “Fantastic Four” (2009–2011), and the short series “Wolverine” (2013–2014).

Other work at DC has included “Legion of Super-Heroes” (1995–1999) and “JSA” (1999–2001).

He wrote and drew with inker Mark Farmer two Elseworlds stories — “JLA: The Nail” (1998) and its sequel “Justice League of America: Another Nail” (2004). Farmer wrote and inked a third Elseworlds that Davis drew, “Superboy’s Legion” (2001).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/davis_alan.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Davis
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y796py7s

(Davis created the cover art on “The Mighty World of Marvel” #12, May 1984)

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Hilary Barta (born 17 June 1957, USA) is a comics artist whose professional career begin in 1982.

He inked over Ron Wilson on early issues of “The Thing” (Marvel, 1983–1984). He worked with Tim Truman “Starslayer” (First) in 1984 and 1985.

He wrote and drew ‘Munden’s Bar’ backups in “Grimjack” (First) and also inked other First Comics, Marvel, and Eclipse titles in the mid-1980s.

In 1989, he penciled Phil Foglio’s “Plastic Man” mini-series at DC. He wrote and drew stories for “What The--?!” (Marvel, 1988–1993).

He published at Dark Horse, Image, Topps, and other companies as well as Marvel and DC throughout the 1990s. Around the turn of the century, he also began publishing at Bongo.

He wrote backups for “Fear Agent” at Image and Dark Horse, from 2006 to 2010. Since 2011, he has drawn stories for “SpongeBob Comics” (Bongo/United Plankton).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/barta_hilary.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilary_Barta
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8bzl85c

(Barta created the cover of “Hellboy, Jr” #2, November 1999)

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James Sinclair (born 16 June 1971, USA) is a prolific comics colorist whose career began in the early 1990s.

He worked at Dark Horse through the 1990s, has worked at DC since 1995, and has colored an occasional comic for Marvel.

At Dark Horse, he colored ‘Comics’ Greatest World’ comics and ‘The Shadow’ comics (1993–1995), ‘Hellboy’ comics (1995–1998), and many others.

Highlights of his work at DC include “Hellblazer” (Vertigo, 1996–2001) and “Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight” and “Flash” (2001–2006). More recently, he colored some of the “DC Comics Presents” reprint books (2011–2012).

Not to be confused with USA comics artist Jim Sinclair (born 27 September 1959).

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y96tnm46

(Greg Erskine drew and Sinclair colored the cover of “Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight” #205, Early June 2006)

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Jack Keller (16 June 1922 – 2 January 2003, USA) was active in the comics field from the 1940s to the 1970s.

He is best known for his work on “Kid Colt Outlaw” (Marvel, 1953–1966) and several hot rod titles at Charlton (1958–1973).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/keller_jack.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Keller_(artist)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y6u476o6

(Keller created the cover art on “Hot Rods and Racing Cars” #59, September 1962)

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