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This year, the GCD celebrates its 25th Anniversary! Our thanks to all users and contributors for keeping us going this quarter of a century. The GCD has many ambitions for the next 25 years, and we hope you will be there to see, and perhaps contribute, to them happening.


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Cover Milestone!

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We reached 800,000 cover scans !

We reached 800,000 covers scans with the issue Mandrake #380 from the French publisher Éditions des Remparts.

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


Wendy Pini née Fletcher, (born June 4, 1951, San Francisco, California) and Richard Pini (born July 19, 1950, New Haven, Connecticut) are the husband-and-wife team responsible for creating the well-known Elfquest series of comics, graphic novels and prose works. They are also known as WaRP (as in Warp Graphics).

At Wikipedia — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Pini
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycjcxuzo

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Luke McDonnell (born 19 July 1959, USA) is a comics artist whose career began around 1980.

He drew “Iron Man” (Marvel, 1982–1985), including the Dennis O’Neil storyline in which James Rhodes replaces Tony Stark in the suit.

He drew “Justice League of America” (DC, 1985–1987) until the cancellation of the series. He launched the “Suicide Squad” series (DC, 1987–1989), including the issue in which Barbara Gordon makes her debut as Oracle.

From 1995, he has worked at Yoe! Studios. He contributes to “Big Boy Magazine”, which Yoe now publishes, and also works as a toy designer.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mcdonnell_luke.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_McDonnell
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9prnd7b

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Janusz Christa (19 July 1934 – 15 November 2008, Poland) was a comics creator, noted for the features ‘Kajtek i Koko’ and ‘Kajko i Kokosz’.

He debuted in 1957 and many of his works have been printed in the magazines “Wieczór Wybrzeza” and “Świat Młodych”.

He stopped creative work around 1990 due to declining health. Many of his works have been recently re-released in Poland.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/christa-janusz.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janusz_Christa
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ydz3vwjv

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Max Fleischer (born Majer Fleischer; July 19, 1883 – September 25, 1972) was a Polish-American animator, inventor, film director and producer. Born in Kraków, Poland, Fleischer became a pioneer in the development of the animated cartoon and served as the head of Fleischer Studios, which he co-founded with his younger brother Dave, in the United States. He brought such animated characters as Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Popeye, and Superman to the movie screen and was responsible for a number of technological innovations including the Rotoscope, the "Bouncing Ball" song films, and the "Stereoptical Process". Film director Richard Fleischer was his son.

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Bob Burden (born 19 July 1952, USA) is a writer and illustrator. His “Flaming Carrot Comics” has been published by Aardvark-Vanaheim, Renegade, Dark Horse, and Image since the 1980s. His work has also been published by companies from Kitchen Sink to Marvel.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/burden_bob.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Burden
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybhxpu7p

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Bert Bus (19 July 1931 – 28 August 2017, The Netherlands) was a comics artist and writer.

He began working for De Spaarnestad after World War II and stayed with that publisher until his retirement (after which he occasionally worked for other publishers!).

In the early 1950s he produced the science fiction feature ‘Olaf Noord’ and the pre-historic humor strip ‘Skokan’.

He worked in other genres, as well, from historical-setting adventures through erotic stories to stories about Huckleberry Finn and Nancy Drew.

Bus was a co-recipient of the Bulletje & Boonestaakschaal award at Stripdagen in 2004, along with his friends from Spaarnestad Studio, Nico van Dam and Harry Balm.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bus.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8xgwx4n

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S. A. Bennett (born 18 July 1959, USA?) is a prose and comics writer. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he published in comics from Malibu.

He wrote “The Rovers” (1987–1988), “Shuriken” (1991), and “Trancers” (1991) and appeared in a few other comics.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7xa4rzh

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‘Luke Ross’ is the pen name of Luciano Queiroz (born 18 July 1972, Brazil), a comics artist and illustrator.

He began his career in advertising art and draws editorial cartoons for “Folha de São Paulo” and “Estado de São Paulo”. He also appears in magazines such as “Veja” and “Placar”.

He is known for his work in the USA comic-book market from the early 1990s, working for many publishers.

At Marvel, he has drawn series from “The Spectacular Spider-Man” (1996–1998) to “John Carter: The World of Mars” (2011–2012) and from “Captain America: First Vengeance” (2011) to “Hercules” (2016).

At DC, he has worked on “New Gods” (1995–1996), “Green Lantern” (2004), “Jonah Hex” (2006), and other titles.

Ross has also worked at Continuity, Valiant, Chaos!, CrossGen, Dark Horse, Image, and other publishers.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/ross_luke.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_Ross
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7292o7x

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Joe Corroney (born 18 July, USA) has been illustrating official Star Wars and Star Trek artwork for books, games, trading cards, comic books, posters, prints and magazines since 1997.

Some of the other comic books he’s illustrated include X-Files, True Blood, and GI Joe for IDW Publishing, Doctor WHO for Titan Comics, Farscape for BOOM! Studios, The Phantom for Moonstone Books and Crimson Dynamo for Marvel Comics.

Currently, he’s developing his creator owned comic book series, Death Avenger and continuing to create new Star Wars artwork for Disney and Lucasfilm.

At JoeCorroney.comhttp://www.joecorroney.com/biocredits.shtml
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y76rx4at

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Devin Grayson is an American writer of comic books and novels. She is most closely associated with titles in DC's Batman family, with a particularly close association with the character of Dick Grayson. Other titles that she has written include The Titans and the Vertigo series USER.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devin_K._Grayson
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7yqbc7b

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