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We received the 700,000 cover scan!

The cover of Riqui Ricón el Pobre Niño Rico #113 passed the milestone, it is from the Mexican edition of Richie Rich.

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


Dexter Vines (born 17 December 1971, USA) is a comics artist who typically works as an inker.

Since the mid-1990s he has worked for Marvel, DC Comics, Image, CrossGen, Dark Horse, and other publishers.

At Marvel, he worked on “Weapon X” (2002–2004) and “Civil War” (from 2006), among other titles. With penciler Ed McGuinness he helped launch a new “Nova” series in 2013.

At DC, he helped launch “Superman / Batman” in 2003 and returned to the series 2005–2006. He has worked on “Batwoman” (2015) and “Wonder Woman” (2016).

At Dark Horse, he had a long run on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (2007–2013).

Vines received the 2012 Inkwell Award for his art.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexter_Vines
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/VYNX307d9tq

(Joe Phillips penciled and Vines inked the cover of “Detention Comics” #1, October 1966)

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Phil Sturm (17 December 1913 – 1999, USA) had a brief career working for Harry Chesler (1939–1943).

He wrote text stories and comics stories throughout this time, appearing in comics from MLJ (which became Archie), Atlas (which became Marvel), and others.

In 1941, he became the editor of Chesler’s comics, particularly the Dynamic brand — “Dynamic Comics”, “Scoop Comics”, “Yankee Comics”, and other titles.

Sturm left in 1943 to serve in World War II. After he returned in 1946 he pursued a different career.

At SangorShop’s blog — http://sangorshop.blogspot.com/2012/06/phil-sturm-golden-age-comics-writ...
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/Z98T30hgWs9

(Charles Sultan created the cover of “Yankee Comics” #1, September 1941)

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Angelo Todaro (born 17 December 1945, Italy) is a comics artist whose career began in the mid-1960s.

He drew the science-fiction feature ‘Alika’ from 1966. He worked at Fratelli Spada Editori from 1967, drawing USA characters such as ‘Mandrake’, ‘Phantom’, and ‘Rip Kirby’ (using the pen name ‘Al Todd’).

He soon moved to Alberto Giolitti’s agency, producing work for foreign markets. Among other work, he drew westerns for Bastei Verlag in Germany and war stories for IPC in the UK.

For Western’s Gold Key imprint in the USA, he drew “Turok” and “Star Trek”, where he was inked by Giolitti himself.

From the 1970s to the 1990s, he drew horror stories for Italian publisher Editore Ediperiodici in “Oltretomba”, “Terror Blu”, and other magazines.

He is also the author of historical books such as “El Alamein: la fine di un sogno” (1995), about the World War II battle in Egypt.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/todaro_angelo.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/MVgs30hgTEf

(Todaro and Giolitti created the art on the cover of “Dan Curtis Giveaways Turok, Son of Stone” #5, 1974)

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‘Édika’ is the pen name of Édouard Karali (born 17 December 1940, France), who is known for his distinctively absurd style.

His stories appear in “Pilote”, “Charlie Mensuel”, “Fluide Glacial” and other Franco-Belgian comics magazines.

Comics creator ‘Carali’ is his brother, Paul Karali (born 30 December 1945).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/edika.htm (some explicit images)
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89dika
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/ULQi307d9m0 (some explicit images)

(Édika created the cover of “Rhaa Lovely” #11, 5 July 1983)

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John Nadeau (born 16 December 1971, USA) is a comics artist. His career began in the early 1990s at AC Comics on “FemForce” and other titles.

He came to Dark Horse around 1993, where he continues to work today. He has also had stories at Acclaim / Valiant, Marvel, and DC Comics.

Nadeau has worked primarily on Star Wars titles at Dark Horse. He was the regular artist on “X-Wing: Rogue Squadron” from 1996 to 1998.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nadeau_john.htm
At Xenopedia — http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/John_Nadeau
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/Xnra307aSSe

(Nadeau created the cover of “Star Wars: Boba Fett - Twin Engines of Destruction”, January 1997)

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Steve Mattsson (born 16 December 1959, USA) is a comic book colorist and writer who was active in the 1980s and 1990s.

In 1986, he began coloring the first comic published by Dark Horse, “Boris the Bear”. He also began writing for the series, which he continued when it moved to Nicotat Comics.

His coloring work was published by Eclipse, Marvel, DC Comics, Malibu, and others in addition to Dark Horse .

At Dark Horse, he also wrote stories in “Dark Horse Presents”. At Marvel , he co-wrote “Idol” with Gerard Jones (1992) and “Night Thrasher” with Kurt Busiek (1994–1995). At DC, he co-wrote “Superboy and the Ravers” with Karl Kesel (1996–1998).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Mattsson
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/rPqV307aUl2

(Paul Daly created and Mattson colored the cover of “The Time Machine” #2, April 1990)

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Stephen Murphy (born 16 December 1959, USA) writes comic books, television scripts, and novels. He used the pen-name ‘Dean Clarrain’ on his “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” work.

He co-created “The Puma Blues” with artist Michael Zulli in 1986. The series was praised by Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, among others. It was published by Dave Sims and then by Mirage Studios.

After “The Puma Blues” ended, Murphy stayed at Mirage to work on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures” (published by Archie). He brought an ecological sensibility to the series that diverged from the television cartoons.

He also wrote for the TMNT newspaper strip, which ran 1990–1997. He wrote for the 2003 cartoon series and wrote novelizations based on it. He eventually became Managing Editor at Mirage, a position he held until 2007.

In 2006, Murphy and artist Mike Hawthorne created the detective series “Umbra” at Image, for which he received the Harvey Award for Best Writer in 2007.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Murphy_(comics)
‘Stephen Murphy’ in the GCD — http://ow.ly/SvRi307aTvt
‘Dean Clarrain’ in the GCD — http://ow.ly/GyYz307aTup
In the IMDB — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2327344/

(Mike Hawthorne created the cover of “Umbra” #1, June 2006)

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Daniel Koller (born 16 December 1963, Switzerland) started his career at “À Suivre” in the 1990s. Casterman published his first album in 2000.

From 2003, he has collaborated with writer Stephen Desberg. They created the science fiction series “Mayam” at Dargaud. They produced two volumes of the “I.R.$.” spin-off series “All Watcher” at Lombard in the 2010s.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/koller_d.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/9vjf307aRZl

(Koller created the cover of “I.R.$. All Watcher” #6 - De financiële snaartheorie, May 2011)

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Roberto de Angelis (born 16 December 1959, Italy) began his career as a comics artist in the early 1980s, in magazines such as “Tilt” and “Boy Comics”.

In 1991, he started working on the science-fiction feature “Nathan Never” at Bonelli, becoming the regular artist for the series from 1996.

In 1992, he created “Kor-One” with writer Ade Capone.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/de-angelis-roberto.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_De_Angelis
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/JYuD307aNJz

(De Angelis created the cover of “Agenzia Alfa” #2, May 1998)

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Ed Quinby (born 15 December 1952, USA) is a comics artist who contributed stories to “Big Bang Comics” in the late 1990s.

In the 2010s, he has drawn fantasy and historical stories written by Alex Ness, and created his own fantasy series “Teregrine”.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/5ZiH3078VZx

(Quinby drew the ‘Secret Citadel’ panel on the cover of “Big Bang Comics” #5, October 1996, which is from his interior story)

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