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We reached 450,000 indexed issues !

We reached 450,000 indexed issues. The milestone issue was Il Grande Blek Anni 50 #v17#17 from the Italian reprint series from publisher Casa Editrice Dardo.


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Updates To The Site! (Early 2024)

We deployed a different handling of characters from DC and Marvel in recent weeks. We now can record the universe from which a character originates. In the editing workflow this replaces the different character versions.

Examples of characters with different universes are:

Additionally one now can add the DC or Marvel universe in which a story takes place. One then can also see in which universe a character appeared in, or which stories take place in a given universe.

Examples are:

Note that most stories and characters are in the so-called mainstream universe. Since we do not want to track continuity, the mainstream universe is the at the time of publication standard universe for DC or Marvel, no matter the specific naming or continuity setup. In particular, no retroactive changes to the universe. We mainly want to be able to track stories and characters in DC or Marvel universes that are different from the standard universe. In other words, the mainstream universe is the default universe, unless a different universe is specified in the story or for the character.

We also added lists for characters, group and universes.

For publishers we added a list of creators that were published by it, e.g. for Norwegian publisher Hjemmet / Egmont.

That is in addition to all the other lists we added in the last year, where for navigation one often can further filter by country, language or publisher.

For all of these lists of course even more of our data needs to be migrated from text entries to linked records, or even entered at all. So, if you ever wondered about helping with the content of the database ?


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


Sana Amanat (b. 1982)

1982 June 22
Amanat is an American comic book editor, known for her work at Marvel on Ultimate Spider-Man, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), and Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan). She is a co-creator of Kamala Khan.

Phil Elliott (b. 1960)

1960 June 22
Co-creator of Doc Chaos.

R. C. Harvey (b. 1937)

1937 June 22 - 2022 July 7
Author, critic, cartoonist. Author of "The Art of the Funnies" (1994), "The Art of the Comic Book" (1996) and many more. Wrote for The Comics Journal for over forty-five years.

Floyd Norman (b. 1935)

1935 June 22
Floyd E. Norman (born June 22, 1935) is an American animator, writer, and comic book artist. 

Norman had his start as an assistant to Katy Keene comic book artist Bill Woggon. From the late 1950s till the early-1960s he worked as an animator at Disney, interrupted briefly by a stint in the army. He was promoted to the story department in the mid-1960s, then left to form his own studio following Disney's death.

In the 1980s he worked as a writer in the comic strip department at Disney and was the last scripter for the Mickey Mouse comic strip before it was discontinued.

He has worked in television and film animation into the 21st century, and has written several books on animation. He is a champion of African American education and history.

Magdalena Pagowska (b. 1984)

1984 June 22
Comic book artist, concept artist and illustrator.

Tim Russ (b. 1956)

1956 June 22
Actor and director, best known as Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager

Larry Spivack (b. 1918)

1918 June 22 - 2012 April 30
Larry Spivack wrote and drew the Fury of the Foreign Legion feature for Centaur, from 1938 to 1939.

From 1943 to 1945, Spivack was stationed at Camp Gordon Johnston (Carrabelle, Florida) as public relations artist, doing cartoons for base publications and murals for camp buildings.

Luigi Corteggi (b. 1933)

1933 June 21 - 2018 July 26
Luigi Corteggi was an Italian comics artist, art director, painter and illustrator. He is best known as the art director for Sergio Bonelli Editore, for which he oversaw the production of such books as 'Ken Parker', 'Mister No', 'Martin Mystère' and 'Dylan Dog.

Marco D'Anna (b. 1964)

1964 June 21
Swiss photographer. Worked together with the writer Marco Steiner to produce prefaces for fourteen Corto Maltese albums.

Robert Kraus (b. 1925)

1925 June 21 - 2001 August 7
Robert Krauss won a cartoon contest hosted by the Milwaukee Journal at the age of ten. He went on to freelance for various magazines, including Collier's, Life, and The Saturday Evening Post.

More than 400 of his cartoons appeared in The New Yorker and he drew 21 covers for the magazine. He also wrote, illustrated, and edited more than 100 children's books and was president and founder of children's book publisher Windmill Books.

A selection of his work, largely New Yorker cartoons, is archived at the Syracuse University Libraries Special Collections Research Center.

How to Help

There are several ways in which you can help us to improve our site and its content.

  • You can provide missing data, update existing data, or upload cover scans. Just register an account with us, and you can start contributing.
  • Donate for our ongoing costs, e.g. the server infrastructure. We are a non-profit organization and any funds will be used for our goal of documenting and indexing all comics.
  • We need volunteer web designers and programmers! Please contact the gcd-tech group or visit our technical documentation if you can help with any of these roles:
    • Web designer / front-end developer (HTML / CSS / JavaScript)
    • Python / Django programming
    • ElasticSearch search server
    • Web Services API
    • Database Performance (MySQL)
Disclaimer
The Grand Comics Database Project (GCD) is a volunteer project with the goal of documenting and indexing all comics for the free use of scholars, historians, researchers, and fans.
The GCD acknowledges that the all-encompassing research nature of the project may result in the posting of cover scans for comics with images that some may find objectionable.
Viewer discretion is advised.
The Grand Comics Database Team
Statistics
16,435 publishers
75,013 creators
203,718 series
2,054,071 issues
194,213 variant issues
452,191 issue indexes
1,220,396 covers
3,943,585 stories