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We reached 400,000 indexed issues !

We reached 400,000 indexed issues. The milestone issue was Hellboy #[8] - Trzecie życzenie i inne opowieści from the Polish edition of Hellboy from publisher Egmont Polska.

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


Mikael All (b. 1956)

1956 August 7
CEO of Atlantic Förlags AB (1988-1999)

C. Buddingh' (b. 1918)

1918 August 7 - 1985 November 24
Best known as an eccentric poet and essayist, C. Buddingh' also wrote a newspaper strip ("Spekkie en Blekkie") illustrated by artist Otto Dicke, for over ten years (1955-1966).

David Holzman (b. 1953)

1953 August 7
Fine artist and teacher whose output includes painting, printing, sculpture, wood relief and block printed fabric. He's had a few stories published in Zero Zero and Art Spiegelman's Raw vol. 2.

Tommi Musturi (b. 1975)

1975 August 7
Part of the Kutikuti collective.

Ramon Schenk (b. 1977)

1977 August 7
A native of Rotterdam, Schenk became involved with the Dutch comic book community at an early age. At age 15, he was the second editor of fan magazine 'Comic View' (1992-1994), and shortly after was instrumental in starting a new fanzine called 'Universal Comics Magazine' (1994-1999). On his own, he started the fanzine 'Comic Collector' (2000-2001) and a catalogue of all US comics published in Dutch. In the years after that, he published various articles on comics for numerous print and online publications.
In 2009 he was involved with starting Windmill Comics Publishing, which has since become the largest publisher of fan publications in The Netherlands. He edits most titles of the company's line.
In September 2019, he was elected a board member of Het Stripschap, the world's oldest comic book fan organisation. He also became editor to Het Stripschap's publication, StripNieuws.
As a writer, he has (co-)created numerous characters, such as Copperhead Kid and Nicky Tesla (with Rik van Niedek), Viking Cowboy (with Waldo Van Gheluwe), as well as reviving the Golden Age character Daredevil as 'Durfal' (with penciller van Niedek and inker Gerard van de Werken). He has also written numerous stories for anthologies, published in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United States.

Sheldon Stark (b. 1909)

1909 August 7 - 1997 February 6
Sheldon H. Stark, (1909-1997) cartoon editor for New Fun #1-2. Stark has been credited by some with the script for the “Oswald the Rabbit” strips and may have contributed to some of the other unattributed scripts.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York to Russian emigrants. As classmates at both the Lincoln School and later Dartmouth, Stark became a close friend of Nelson Rockefeller. Stark scripted two newspaper strips in the 1930’s, “Chip Collins Adventurer” and “Inspector Wade”, which was reprinted in comic book form in Magic Comics. He would also collaborate with Jerry Robinson on the “Jet Scott” daily strip that ran in The New York Herald Tribune from 1953 - 1955.

But Stark was best known for a prodigious and long career as a writer of both radio, (including “Green Hornet” and “The Lone Ranger”) and as a television writer, (including “Studio One”, “Wagon Train,” “Batman”, “Green Hornet,” “The Man from UNCLE” and “Quincy”). His first play “Time of Storm”, which addressed the dangers of McCarthyism won a 1954 “Best of Season” Award. Long active in industry issues, Stark helped form the Radio Writers Guild and later taught screenwriting at UCLA.

Uuumi (b. ????)

????? August 7
Uuumi is the manga artist behind the series Maou Kyoudai (魔王兄弟 / Little Devils).

Gado (b. 1969)

1969 August 6
Widely syndicated political cartoonist in East and Central Africa. Currently the editorial cartoonist for The EastAfrican Standard in Nairobi.

Mauro Gulma (b. 1981)

1981 August 6
Illustratore, fumettista, disegnatore free-lance.

Arnaldo Putzu (b. 1927)

1927 August 6 - 2012 September 1
Arnaldo Putzu (6 August 1927 – 1 September 2012) was an Italian artist renowned for his film posters for Italian and British films, such as Get Carter and the Carry On films.

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