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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 950,000 cover scans !

We reached 950,000 comic covers. The milestone issue was Wild Western #3 a Britsh reprint of Wild Western (Marvel, 1948 series) #47 (January 1956).

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


Henrik Brandendorff (b. 1964)

1964 April 11
Swedish translator and editor of Swedish Marvel books, most notably Conan Barbaren.

Al Kanter (b. 1897)

1897 April 11 - 1973 March 17
Emigrated to the United States in 1904.

Lights (b. 1987)

1987 April 11
Lights Poxleitner-Bokan is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter. She moved to Toronto at the age of 18 when she legally changed her name to Lights. She is known for her gold-certified albums The Listening and Siberia as well as singles "Drive My Soul", "February Air", "Ice", "Second Go", "Toes", and "Up We Go". She released her fourth studio album, Skin & Earth, in 2017. Accompanying this album she created the six issue Skin & Earth comic series published by Dynamite Entertainment.
Lights has been a lifelong fan of comics including current favorites like Saga, Pretty Deadly, Bitch Planet, and The Wicked + The Divine which all star or are created by other strong women. Comics have even influenced her music all the way back to her first record, The Listening, with her character Captain Lights.

Fred Meagher (b. 1912)

1912 April 11 - 1976 January 26
Additional biographical information can be found in Comics Buyer's Guide (Krause Publications) #842 (January 5, 1990).

Syndication work:
-Vesta West and Her Horse Traveler Sunday (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate) 1942-08-30 - 1942-10-04 [Writer, pencil, ink work. Began in the comic book newspaper insert, Comic Book Magazine (Tribune Publishing Company, 1940 Series). After Meagher left the comic strip and the insert was canceled with April 4, 1943 publication, the strip continued as a syndicated comic strip until October 31, 1943.];
-Broncho Bill daily (United Feature Syndicate) 1950-07-10 - 1950-07-15 [Writer, pencil, ink work. Took over the comic strip for its last week and then renamed it, Buffalo Bill, continuing work there.];
-Buffalo Bill daily (United Feature Syndicate) 1950-07-17 - 1956-XX-XX [Writer, pencil, ink work. Continuing strip named from Broncho Bill.];
-Straight Arrow Sunday (Arrow Comic Weekly/Nabisco) 1953-09-07 - 1953-12-17 [Pencil and ink work.]

鴨志田一 (b. 1978)

1978 April 11
Hajime Kamoshida (鴨志田一) is a light novel author and scriptwriter. Known for the series The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (さくら荘のペットな彼女 / Sakura-sō no Petto na Kanojo), Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (青春ブタ野郎 / Seishun Buta Yarō), Kami Naki Sekai no Eiyū-den (神無き世界の英雄伝), Kaguya: Tsuki no Usagi no Gin no Hakobune (Kaguya 〜月のウサギの銀の箱舟〜) and Just Because!.

Bill Marks (b. 1962)

1962 April 10
Founder and publisher of Vortex Comics. Also Chief Executive Officer of Modern Imageworks Design Ltd.

Gene Reed (b. 1952)

1952 April 10 - 2020 September 9
Gene Reed was a public school teacher who switched to computer programming and software design. He was an active member of the comic book collecting community and one of the early members of the GCD, for which he was a prolific indexer.

Rick Taylor (b. 1958)

1958 April 10
A comics artist who commonly works as a colorist.

He was a prolific artist in fanzines through the 1970s. His professional career began at First Comics in 1984 and he was soon working at Comico, Eclipse, and other publishers as well.

In the late 1980s he began a long association with DC Comics. He has colored limited series such as “Plastic Man” (1988–1989), “Elongated Man” (1992), and “Finals” (1999).

He had significant runs on “The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives” (1991–1998), “The Batman Adventures” (1992–1995), and “Impulse” (1999–2000), among much other work.

David Wohl (b. 1967)

1967 April 10
Assistant Editor for Marvel New Universe books.
Editor for Top Cow comics from Image Comics.

Kelly Corvese (b. 1965)

1965 April 9
Associate Editor Marvel 1991-95
Assistant Editor Marvel 1989-91
Colorist 1989-94

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
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Statistics
14,156 publishers
45,389 creators
164,001 series
1,738,172 issues
138,017 variant issues
382,330 issue indexes
952,709 covers
3,102,834 stories