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We reached 300,000 indexed issues!

With the Norwegian comic Tempo #16/1972 we reached a new milestone for indexes issues.

Considering that from our almost 90.000 variant comics, more than 30.000 are variants of an indexed issue, we have even more comics with detailed information about the comic, the cover and other content.

And while we are at milestones, in Justice League #4 - The Grid our 2,222,222nd sequence is recorded.


Comics Creators

We now added the ability to record data about your favorite comics Creators: artists, writers, letterers, and even editors and production people!

To begin, thousands of names have been imported from Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999. Dr. Bails spent a lifetime gathering information on comics Creators, often from interviews and questionnaires filled out by the Creators themselves. We now can have that information integrated into the Grand Comics Database and we are adding new information and new Creators daily.

You can find information on your favorite Creators using the Search function at the top of any page: just type in a name and select the default ‘Everything‘ or ‘Creator‘ from the drop-down list. There are also several new Creator related searches for e.g. awards or art influences.

If you have information to contribute, you can enter it through your indexing account. Creators can be added using the Add New link in the top bar of your editing page. Refer to new documentation in our wiki at the Formatting Documentation page.

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


Klaus Janson (born 23 January 1952, Germany; USA) is a comics artist who commonly works as an inker. He has worked steadily for DC Comics and Marvel since the early 1970s.

He began inking Rich Buckler in 1973, on ‘The Black Panther’ in “Jungle Action” (Marvel). He is well known for a run on “Daredevil” from 1975 to 1983, which went from inking Frank Miller to finishing Miller’s layouts to drawing by himself at the end.

By the early 1980s, Janson was also working for DC. He inked Gene Colan on “Jemm, Son of Saturn” from 1984. He and Frank Miller collaborated again on “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” (1986).

In 1994, he drew “Batman-Spawn: War-Devils”, a DC–Image cross-company cross-over.

Janson has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City since the 1990s and occasionally teaches seminars at the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art.

He received the ‘Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame’ Inkwell Award in 2010 and the ‘Favorite Inker’ Inkwell in 2013. He was Guest of Honor at the 2015 Inkwell Awards Ceremony.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/janson_klaus.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Janson
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/8m2E308fKWH

(Janson created the art on the cover of “Batman - Gothic”, 1992)

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Cara Sherman-Tereno (23 January 1952 – 13 February 1996, USA) was a comics fan turned professional whose early death was from leukemia.

She was active in CAPA-Alpha from 1973 through 1985. After graduating from The Kubert School, she penciled a story in “New Talent Showcase” (DC, 1984).

She went on to draw “Arion, Lord of Atlantis” (1984–1985) and she had a story in “Wonder Woman Annual” (1989).

She also published at First Comics, Dark Horse, and Eclipse. In 1989, she created two gay vampire erotic stories for “Taboo” #2 (Spiderbaby).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sherman-tereno_cara.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/7vhy308fK9k

(George Pérez created the cover of “Wonder Woman Annual” #2, 1989, which includes a story drawn by Sherman-Tereno)

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‘The Brothers Hildebrandt’ was the professional name of Greg Hildebrandt (born 23 January 1939, USA) and Tim Hildebrandt (23 January 1939 – 11 June 2006, USA) working in collaboration as fantasy and science fiction artists.

The twin brothers were primarily painters but over their career together they also created covers, illustrations, and a few stories for comics.
Greg Hildrebrandt has continued to work in comics since the death of his brother, beginning with “Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island” (2007), an adaptation written by Roy Thomas.

Tim Hildebrandt won the 1992 World Fantasy Award for Best Artist. Greg Hildebrandt received the Chesley Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists in 2010.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hildebrandt_bros.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_Hildebrandt
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YL4O308fJCa

(The Hildrebrandts painted the cover of “X-Men and Captain Universe: Sleeping Giants” #1, December 1994)

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George McManus (23 January 1884 – 22 October 1954, USA) was an American cartoonist best known as the creator of the syndicated comic strip ‘Bringing Up Father’.

McManus created his first strip in his hometown, St. Louis, while still a teenager. In 1904 he moved to New York City and started working at the “New York World”. He created the first USA family strip ‘The Newlyweds’, about an elegant young couple and (from 1907) their Baby Snookums.

In 1912, he moved to “The New York American”, bringing a re-named ‘Newlyweds’ with him, and in 1913 he created ‘Bringing Up Father’ there.

Featuring Irish immigrant Jiggs and his wife Maggie, the feature became very popular. McManus drew it until his death, and it continued until 2000. Among many films featuring the couple, McManus himself played Jiggs in four of them.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mcmanus.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_McManus
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/FoDH308fJ2B

(McManus created the cover art on the “Fiinbeck og Fia” annual, 1949, a Norwegian translation)

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Marko Djurdjević (born 23 January 1979, Germany) is an artist known for character designs.

While a teenager he began drawing for role-playing game publishers such as White Wolf. Within a few years, he and two friends formed Massive Black to develop character and concept designs for games and films.

In the mid-2000s, he drew and posted alternate designs for some ‘X-Men’ characters. They were noticed by a Marvel editor and Djurdjević has since drawn hundreds of covers for Marvel.

He drew covers on “Blade” in 2006 and on “Civil War II” in 2016.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marko_Djurdjevi%C4%87
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/AyEz308fIGR

(Djurdjević painted the cover of “Blade” #1, November 2006)

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Loston Wallace (born 22 January 1970, USA) is a comics artist. He graduated from The Kubert School in 1996 and began working for role-playing game publishers.

In 1998, he began providing art to the licensing department at DC Comics, such as the ‘Batman Animated’ and ‘Superman Animated’ children’s books based on the TV animated series.

He has also published at Basement Comics, Image, IDW and others.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loston_Wallace
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/hb3H308edzH

(Wallace created this cover of “T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents” #3, 2013)

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Steve Perrin (born 22 January 1946, USA) is primarily a game designer and a technical writer and editor. He was a founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism in 1966.

In 1976, he became well-known for an alternative combat system for the “Dungeons & Dragons” role-playing game. He and three others created “RuneQuest” in 1978.

He also created “Stormbringer”, “Elfquest”, and other RPGs at Chaosium, as well as games for Maxis, Hero Games, TSR, and other publishers.

Perrin wrote the comic series “The Marksman” at Heroic Publishing in 1988, and another ‘Marksman’ story in 1992 co-written with Dennis Mallonee. He has co-written ‘Sparkplug’ stories with Wilson Hill.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Perrin
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/AruY308ecDq

(Pete McDonnell and Craig Stormon created the cover of “League of Champions” #5, September 1992, illustrating a ‘Marksman’ story by Perrin and Mallonee)

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Bill Bixby (22 January 1934 – 21 November 1993, USA) was a television actor, director, and frequent game-show panelist.

He is well-known to comics fans for his roles as Tim O’Hara on “My Favorite Martian” (1963–1966) and as scientist Dr. David Banner on “The Incredible Hulk” (1977–1982).

While he didn’t participate in creating comics, he did appear in comics — in-character in photographs, sometimes on covers.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bixby
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/nqMc30hTRxJ
In the IMDb — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0084642/

(Bill Bixby as Tim O’Hara on the cover of “My Favorite Martian” #5, August 1965)

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Robert E. Howard (22 January 1906 – 11 June 1936, USA) was a prolific author of pulp fiction, working in a diverse range of genres.

He is particularly known for his character ‘Conan the Barbarian’ and is regarded as the father of sword and sorcery fantasy.

Many of his stories have been adapted to comics. In addition, his ‘Conan’, ‘Solomon Kane’, and other characters continue to appear in new comics stories.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Howard
Adaptations in the GCD — http://ow.ly/xRgh308ecAI

(Gil Kane created the cover of “Supernatural Thrillers” #3, April 1973)

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‘Pellos’ was the pen name of René Pellarin (22 January 1900 – 8 April 1998, France), a major cartoonist and comics artist whose career and popularity spanned two generations.

From 1930 he worked as a sports illustrator and cartoonist.He drew for magazines from “Match L’Intransigeant” to “Sport-Mondial” for more than thirty years. He was known as a regular caricaturist for the Tour de France.

One of his earliest comics was the science-fiction series ‘Futuropolis’ in “Junior” in the late 1930s. He drew and Jean Sylvère wrote the jungle series ‘Durga Rani’ in “Fillette” (1946–1953).

He is best known for his work on ‘Les Pieds Nickelés’, a series that had been created by Louis Forton. From 1948 to 1981, he drew the feature in a variety of comics magazines.

Pellos was awarded the Grand Prix at Angoulême in 1976.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pellos.htm
At Wikipedia (in French) — https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Pellos
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/gy2r308VdX5

(Pellos created the cover of “Les Pieds Nickelés” #62, 1968)

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