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We reached 725,000 cover scans!

With the cover for the newsstand edition of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #555 we reached a new milestone for cover scans.

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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


Vaughn Bodé (22 July 1941 – 18 July 1975, USA) was an underground cartoonist and illustrator known for his character Cheech Wizard and his artwork depicting voluptuous women.

A contemporary of Ralph Bakshi, he has been credited as an influence on Bakshi’s animated films “Wizards” and “The Lord of the Rings”.

He has a huge following among graffiti artists, with his characters remaining a popular subject.

Bodé won the Best Fan Artist Hugo at the 1969 science fiction WorldCon. He won the Yellow Kid Award at Lucca in 1974. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2006.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bode.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaughn_Bod%C4%93
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yc2uo87w (some explicit covers)

(Bodé created the cover of “Powermowerman and Power Mower Safety”, 1966)

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César Ferioli (born 22 July 1959, Spain) is a comic book artist best known for his Mickey Mouse comics.

His career began in 1978 with French publishers and his Disney work began with an Italian publisher.

Since 1989, he has worked for the Danish publisher Egmont.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/ferioli_cesar.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9sar_Ferioli
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8yadbgo

(Ferioli created the cover art on “Walt Disney’s Donald Duck and Friends” #341, July 2007)

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Chantal De Spiegeleer (born 15 April 1957, Belgium) is a comics creator whose first work appeared in “Le Neuvième Rêve”.

Her first solo creation was “Mirabelle” (1982). From the mid-1980s, she colored René Sterne’s “Adler” series.

She created the fantasy series “Madila” (1988–1995). She started the seriesd “Éclipse” in 2004, with scripts by Jules d’Oultremont.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/de-spiegeleer_chantal.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8jr55lu

(René Sterne drew and De Spiegeleer colored the cover art on “Adler” 2 - De schuilplaats van de Katana, 1988)

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Pierre Nicolas (born 22 July 1929, France), who is now retired, was a major French artist of Disney comics for many decades.

From 1952 through 1978, his ‘Mickey à travers les Siècles’ series in “Le Journal de Mickey” placed Mickey in every era of history.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nicolas_pierre.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yc3rofw2

(Nicolas may have created the cover art on “Le Journal de Mickey” #49, 3 May 1953)

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Shin Kibayashi (樹林 伸, born 22 July 1962, Japan) is a comics writer, novelist, and screenwriter.

He uses a variety of pen names. For example, ‘Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo’ has been appearing in “Weekly Shonen” since 1992 and is credited to ‘Seimaru Amagi’. Tokyopop published English translations of this series as “Kindaichi Case Files” (2004–2008).

‘Bloody Monday’ was serialized 2007–2009 and was credited to ‘Ryō Ryūmon’, while ‘Sherlock Bones’ (2011–2013) was credited to ‘Yuma Ando’.

He received the 2003 Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen for ‘Kunimitsu no Matsuri’ (2001–2005), which was also published under the name ‘Yuma Ando’.

When he collaborates with his sister Yuko Kibayashi, they use the pen name ‘Tadashi Agi’. They wrote “The Drops of God”, serialized 2004–2014, and are writing a sequel that began in 2015. This series is available in French from Glénat and in English from Vertical.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Kibayashi
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y97vv79l

(Shu Okimoto created the cover art on “The Drops of God” #2, 2011)

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Romeo Tanghal (born 21 July 1943, The Phillippines; USA) is an artist who began publishing in Filipino comic books before emigrating to the USA in 1976.

He is primarily an inker and became well-known with his work on “The New Teen Titans” at DC Comics.

Tanghal received an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 2013.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/tanghal_romeo.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_Tanghal
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybsq2r7e

(Keith Giffen and Tanghal created the cover art on “Adventure Comics” #493, September 1982)

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‘Steph’ is the pen name of Stéphane Pich (born 21 July 1970, France), an artist who worked in advertising before moving to comics.

In the 1990s, he published in fanzines such as “Par-ci par-là”. A musician himself, he also created CD-case artwork.

He illustrated the book “Les Rives du Crépuscule” (L’Atalanta, 1998), Michal Moorcock’s “The Twilight Man” translated by Arnaud Mousnier-Lompré.

From 2002, he co-created the 3-volume science-fiction series “Ultima Parano” (Delcourt). He collaborated on the art with Gess (Stéphan Gess, born 21 June 1961) and JB (Jean-Baptiste Brunier) wrote the script. The three are close friends.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/steph.htm

(Steph created the cover art on “Les Rives du Crépuscule”, 1998)

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#InMemorium2018

R.I.P. Jim Hansen (1948-2018)

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Drew Hayes (20 July 1969 – 21 March 2007, USA) was a writer and graphic artist who is best known as the creator of the long-running independent comic book series “Poison Elves”.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drew_Hayes
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yb4l3cfh

(Hayes created the cover art on “I, Lusiphur” #1, December 1991)

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Dick Giordano (20 July 1932 – 27 March 2010, USA) was a comic book artist and editor whose career included introducing Charlton Comics’ “Action Heroes” stable of superheroes and serving as executive editor of DC Comics.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/giordano_dick.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Giordano
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7xdm8an

(Giordano created the cover art on “Jonah Hex” #51, March 2010)

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