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We reached 1,111,111 comic covers. The milestone issue was the Peach Momoko Chibi Variant from the just published Tiger Division #1 from Marvel.

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

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

Kurt Caesar (b. 1908)

1908 March 30 - 1974 July 12
Kurt Caesar graduated in engineering. In print media, as an artist, he was an expert in aircraft and warfare publications.

Additional biographical information:
World Encyclopedia of Comics (Chelsea House Publishers, 1976 series) 1976 (hardcover)

John Fiske (b. 1842)

1842 March 30 - 1901 July 4
John Fiske was a philosopher and historian whose work has been adapted in comic books for various international Classics Illustrated editions.

Richard Forg (b. 1965)

1965 March 30
Richard started in animation in 1984. He later did comics such as Laundry Land and Liaisons Delicieuses for Fantagraphics, as well as Adrift and Aliens: Lovesick for Dark Horse.
His animation works include Beetlejuice: The Animated Series, The Care Bears Family (1985 TV Series), The Raccoons, The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, Ewoks (Star Wars Animated TV Series) and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Rosi Kämpe (b. 1989)

1989 March 30
Artist who has worked on series such as Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider (Marvel, 2018 series) and Civil War II: Choosing Sides (Marvel, 2016 series). Also has a web comic titled Unknown Lands.

Ethel Plummer (b. 1888)

1888 March 30 - 1936 October 31
Plummer was an illustrator for many of the major magazines published in New York City and was the first woman artist to be published in The New Yorker Magazine. She was married twice, to Norman Jacobson in 1917 and then to Colonel Frederic Humphreys around 1930 but appears to have exclusively used her maiden name in her professional work.

寺沢武一 (b. 1955)

1955 March 30
Buichi Terasawa (寺沢武一) is a manga artist who began his career studying under Osamu Tezuka after he moved to Tokyo in 1976. He made his debut in 1978 with Cobra (コブラ). Later on he pioneered the use of color computer graphics with his BAT and Takeru series. Other works of note include Goku Midnight Eye (MIDNIGHT EYE ゴクウ), Sigma 45 (シグマ45) and Karasu Tengu Kabuto (鴉天狗カブト).

岡村賢二 (b. 1963)

1963 March 30
Kenji Okamura (岡村賢二) is a manga artist whose debut was in 1984. Known for the titles Ukyo no Ozora (宇強の大空), Crimson Wolf (紅狼), Hakkenshi (八犬士), Shihon Taiheiki (私本太平記), GOAL, Football Hado Suteki na Shoubai wa Nai!! (フットボールほど素敵な商売はない!!), Shin Kage Gari (新・影狩り) and Gottsuan Desu (ごっつあんです).

皇ハマオ (b. 1980)

1980 March 30
Hamao Sumeragi (皇ハマオ) is a manga artist. Works include Sekai Saikō no Asassin, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei Suru (世界最高の暗殺者、異世界貴族に転生する / The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat), Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de (君が主で執事が俺で / They Are My Noble Masters), Tsubakiiro Ballad (椿色バラッド) and the manga adaptation of the video game version of Tsuyokiss (つよきす).

Wayne Howard (b. 1949)

1949 March 29 - 2007 December 9
Additional biography:
An interview in Midnight Tales (Charlton, 1972 Series) #1 (December 1972).
Golden Age of Comic Fandom (Hamster Press, 1995 series), 1995.

Best Student Cartoonist in U.S.A. (National Scholastic Press Association), circa 1967.

Action Hero [amateur strips] (writer, pencils, and inks) mid-1960s.

Kiki (b. ????)

????? March 29
Kiki is the creator of the light novel series "Omae Gotoki ga Maō ni Kateru to Omou na" to Yuusha Party o Tsuihō Sareta node, Ōto de Kimama ni Kurashitai the Comic (「お前ごときが魔王に勝てると思うな」と勇者パーティを追放されたので、王都で気ままに暮らしたい THE COMIC / Roll Over and Die: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword!).

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