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We reached 1,000,000 cover scans !

We reached 1,000,000 comic covers. The milestone issue was Coleccion Alicia #180 from a Spanish series.

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

Harry Anderson (b. 1911)

1911 January 20 - 1972 September 12
Anderson was a prolific creator for many comic book companies from the 1930s until he retired from comics in 1954.

Syndication work known ghosting pencils and inks for Robin Hood and Company (Toronto Telegram, 1935 series) circa 1939.

Additional work outside of comic books includes work for pulp magazines and political brochures.

Erwin Helfer (b. 1936)

1936 January 20
Boogie-woogie, blues and jazz pianist.

Jim Keefe (b. 1965)

1965 January 20
Jim Keefe is the most recent artist to contribute original art and stories to the ‘Flash Gordon’ comic strip.

He started his career coloring comic strips such as ‘Blondie’, ‘Beetle Bailey’ and ‘Hagar the Horrible’. He was the Head Colorist in the King Features Comic Art Department from 1989–1998 (and continued in that capacity as a freelancer until 2021).

He was the writer/artist for Flash Gordon from 1996-2003.

George Papp (b. 1916)

1916 January 20 - 1989 August 8
George Papp co-created Green Arrow.

Frank Rigney (b. 1882)

1882 January 20 - 1962 April 20
Long time editor, art director, and cartoonist for Boy's Life magazine, as well as a noted magician.

日ノ原巡 (b. ????)

????? January 20
Meguru Hinohara (日ノ原巡) is a manga artist known for works like Kamisama no Uroko (神様のウロコ), Therapy Game (セラピーゲーム) and Secret XXX (シークレット×××).

Peter Bigestans (b. 1951)

1951 January 19
Swedish illustrator and animator.

Bobbie Mannix (b. 19??)

19??? January 19
Costume designer known for her work in Xanadu and Warriors.

Marcus Parks (b. 1983)

1983 January 19
An American actor, writer, researcher, and podcast producer.

笹倉綾人 (b. 198?)

198?? January 19
Ayato Sasakura (笹倉綾人) is the artist for the manga series Shakugan No Shana (灼眼のシャナ).

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)
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.
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The Grand Comics Database Team
14,633 publishers
53,278 creators
172,393 series
1,800,773 issues
154,199 variant issues
401,127 issue indexes
1,017,246 covers
3,313,946 stories