The Grand Comics Database (GCD) is a nonprofit, internet-based organization of international volunteers dedicated to building an open database covering all printed comics throughout the world. Give our search a try, take a look at the menu to the left to see how you can help us improve the site, or use my.comics.org to track and manage your comic collection.


Support for migrating text credits to creator links!

We deployed new functionalities for creator credits and features. There is now support for migrating existing text entries to matching creator records (or feature records). The way we record signatures also changed after we gained experience with creator records. Signatures are now separate database objects.

On the display side, we added lists of creators who worked on a series or feature, as well as an issue list for features. For both of course more of our data needs to be migrated from text entries to linked records. If you ever wondered to help with the content of the database, now is a good time.


Uploading Milestone!

Cover Image

We reached 925,000 cover scans !

We reached 925,000 comic covers. The milestone issue was Голям проклет Sin City a Bulgarian reprint of Frank Miller's Sin City from 2020.

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


Heinz Emigholz (b. 1948)

1948 January 22
Filmmaker, artist, writer, producer and illustrator.

Ilaria Ferramosca (b. 1971)

1971 January 22
Sceneggiatura & Scrittura.

Jorge Lucas (b. 1963)

1963 January 22
In 1972, Jorge Lucas moved to Argentina and settled in Buenos Aires. In 1984 he studied at the Escuela Garaycochea, having Oswal as a teacher.

His first published work was 'La última leyenda sobre Sadom' in Subtemento Óxido, May 1986. In 1990 he created El Cazador de Aventuras which became the top-selling comic book for several years. In 2000 he started work for Marvel Comics on titles such as Inhumans, Mystique, Iron Man, The Avengers, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk and Wolverine.

Alex Ross (b. 1970)

1970 January 22
CBS this Morning TV show, December 22, 2018 and CBS News "Meet the artist who put a realistic spin on comic book superheroes" December 22, 2018.

Win Smith (b. 1888)

1888 January 22 - 1941 October 8
Win Smith was a Canadian-born cartoonist who emigrated to the United States at a young age. An advertising cartoonist in the 1920s, Smith was working as Ub Iwerks' assistant at the Disney studio by the late '20s, where he is credited with developing the idea of the story board as a means of organizing the story flow in the animation process. He was also involved, with Iwerks, in the development of the Mickey Mouse comic strip in 1930. Iwerks pencilled the first three weeks of the strip, with Smith providing inks. Following Iwerk's departure, Smith took over pencils and inks for the next three months before he, too, left the strip, leaving it to Floyd Gottfredson.

After leaving Disney, Smith ghosted the Bosko strip in 1934, wrote stories for the Walter Lanz studio in the late '30s, and drew comics for Dell. He died in Los Angeles in 1941.

Harry Anderson (b. 1911)

1911 January 20 - 1972 September 12
Anderson was a prolific creator for many comic book companies from the 1930s until he retired from comics in 1954.

Syndication work known ghosting pencils and inks for Robin Hood and Company (Toronto Telegram, 1935 series) circa 1939.

Additional work outside of comic books includes work for pulp magazines and political brochures.

Erwin Helfer (b. 1936)

1936 January 20
Boogie-woogie, blues and jazz pianist.

George Papp (b. 1916)

1916 January 20 - 1989 August 8
George Papp co-created Green Arrow.

Frank Rigney (b. 1882)

1882 January 20 - 1962 April 20
Long time editor, art director, and cartoonist for Boy's Life magazine, as well as a noted magician.

日ノ原巡 (b. ????)

????? January 20
Meguru Hinohara (日ノ原巡) is a manga artist known for works like Kamisama no Uroko (神様のウロコ), Therapy Game (セラピーゲーム) and Secret XXX (シークレット×××).

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
13,981 publishers
42,878 creators
161,272 series
1,719,534 issues
135,164 variant issues
377,296 issue indexes
932,889 covers
3,043,666 stories