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GCD Comics Timeline

Joe Sinnott (born 16 October 1926, USA) is a comic book artist who has worked primarily as an inker.

He is best known for his long stint on “Fantastic Four” (1965–1981), initially over the pencils of Jack Kirby.

During his sixty years as a Marvel freelancer and then salaried artist working from home, he inked nearly every major title at the company, with notable runs on “The Avengers”, “The Defenders”, and “Thor”.

Sinnott received an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 1995 and was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2008, he shared the inaugural Inkwell Award for Favorite Inker (Retro) with Terry Austin and received the first Inkwell Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award, or ‘Joe Sinnott Award’.

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(Sinnott created the cover of “Strange Tales” #67, February 1959)

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Wimmen's Comix ( )
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Wimmen's Comix, later titled Wimmin's Comix, is an influential all-female underground comics anthology published from 1972 to 1992. Though it covered a wide range of genre and subject matter, Wimmen's Comix focused more than other anthologies of the time on feminist concerns, homosexuality, sex and politics in general, and autobiographical comics. Wimmen's Comix #1 featured the first-ever comic strip featuring an "out" lesbian, Trina Robbins' "Sandy Comes Out." Wimmen's Comix was a launching pad for many cartoonists' careers, and inspired other small-press and self-published titles like Dyke Shorts and Dynamite Damsels.

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Samm Schwartz (15 October 1920 – 13 November 1997, USA) was a comic artist best known for his work on the Archie character Jughead Jones.

In the late 1940s Schwartz began his long career on humor and Archie-related stories at MLJ (which later became Archie Comics). He drew for many of the Archie features, but soon specialized in ‘Jughead’ stories.

He was the lead artist on the “Jughead” title through much of the 1950s and early 1960s. He designed the character Big Ethel.

From 1965 to 1969, he first became an artist and editor at Tower Comics (his main project was “Tippy Teen”) and then spent a year at DC Comics drawing stories and covers for “A Date With Debbi” and “Debbi’s Dates”.

He returned to Archie Comics in 1969, drawing most issues of “Jughead” from 1970 to 1987. He also contributed stories to other titles like “Reggie and Me” and “That Wilkin Boy”.

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(Schwartz created the cover of “Jughead’s Fantasy” #1, August 1960)

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Cam Kennedy (born 15 October 1944, UK) is a Scottish comics artist.

He is well-known for his work in “2000 AD” beginning in the late 1970s, especially the flagship features ‘Judge Dredd’ and ‘Rogue Trooper’.

At Marvel comics, he and writer Tom Veitch created “The Light and Darkness War” under the Epic imprint (1988–1989). He drew a story arc in “The Punisher” written by Garth Ennis (2003).

At DC Comics, he drew the science-fiction limited series “The Outcasts” (1987–1988), written by John Wagner and Alan Grant. He drew the mini-series “Lobo: Unamerican Gladiators” (1993) with the same writing team.

He and Veitch also collaborated on “Star Wars: Dark Empire” at Dark Horse (1991, 1994).

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(Kennedy created the cover of “Star Wars: Boba Fett” #1, December 1995)

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Bob Oksner (14 October 1916 – 18 February 2007, USA) was a comics artist who worked in syndicated features and in comic books, the latter primarily at DC Comics.

He worked on newspaper strips including “Miss Cairo Jones” (1945–1947), “I Love Lucy” (1952–1955), and “Dondi” (from 1965).

He worked on many of DC’s licensed comics, such as “Sergeant Bilko” (1957–1960), “The Adventures of Jerry Lewis” (1959–1971), “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” (1961–1964), and “Welcome Back, Kotter” (1976–1978).

He drew the humor comics “Angel and the Ape” (1968–1969), written by creator E. Nelson Bridwell, and “Stanley and His Monster” (1968).

Oksner won the National Cartoonists Society award for comic books in 1960 and 1961. In 1970, his peers honored him with a Shazam Award. He retired from comics in 1986.

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(Oksner created the cover of “Comic Cavalcade” #25, February-March 1948)

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Daan Jippes (born 14 October 1945, The Netherlands) is a cartoonist who has worked with Disney and other comics.

He is admired by his fans for his lively emulation of Carl Barks’ drawing style. He was chosen by Egmont to redraw some old Junior Woodchucks stories from the 1970s for a new audience in the 1990s. Written by Carl Barks, the stories were originally drawn by John Carey, Kay Wright, and Tony Strobl,

Jippes also drew many covers for Gladstone Publishing’s Disney magazines in the 1980s and 1990s in a great variety of styles.

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(Jippes created this cover of “Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories” #738, May 2017)

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Legion of Super-Heroes #31 ( )

Transsexual themes were explored in a 1992 storyline in Legion of Super-Heroes, in which Element Lad finds out that Shvaughn Erin, the woman he is in love with, is actually a man who has taken a sex-change drug to be with him; Element Lad subsequently reveals that he prefers Shvaughn as a male. A lesbian relationship was also implied between the Legion of Super-Heroes' Shrinking Violet and Lightning Lass, but all these non-heterosexual characters were retconned during the Zero Hour "reboot" to be straight.

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George Pratt (born 13 October 1960, USA) is a writer, painter, and illustrator known for his work in the comic book field.

From 1981 he assisted, wrote, and drew small pieces in “Eclipse, the Magazine” and “Heavy Metal”. His first longer story, drawn by Kent Williams, appeared in “Epic Illustrated” #20, October 1983.

DC published his first graphic novel, “Enemy Ace: War Idyll”, in 1990. The World War I story, featuring an iconic DC character, has had multiple translations, awards, and award nominations.

Pratt won the 2003 Eisner Award for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist for “The Wolverine: Netsuke” (Marvel).

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(Pratt painted the cover of “The Savage Sword of Conan” #208, April 1993)

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Dan Abnett (born 12 October 1965, UK) is a comic-book writer and novelist whose career began in the late 1980s.

He has been a prolific writer at “2000 AD”. He created ‘Sinister Dexter’ and other features and has written ‘Judge Dredd’ and ‘Rogue Trooper’ stories.

He co-created “Knights of Pendragon” for Marvel UK in 1990 and has written for other Marvel titles such as “The Punisher” and various X-Men series.

He and writing partner Andy Lanning joined artist Jackson Guice to create “Resurrection Man” (DC, 1997). The pair also launched a revised ‘Legion of Super-Heroes’ series with “Legion Lost”, “Legion Worlds”, and then “The Legion” (2000–2004).

Abnett has written dozens of “Warhammer Fantasy” and “Warhammer 40,000” novels for Games Workshop as well as original alternate-history science fiction novels.

His current work includes “Aquaman” at DC and stories in “2000 AD” at Rebellion.

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(Joshua Middleton created this cover of “Aquaman” #1, August 2016)

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Joe Simon (11 October 1915 – 14 December 2011, USA) was a comic book writer, artist, editor, and publisher.

He created or co-created many important characters in the 1930s and 1940s — the ‘Golden Age’ of USA comic books. He was the first editor at Timely Comics (which later became Marvel Comics).

With his partner, artist Jack Kirby, he co-created ‘Captain America’ at Timely and features at DC Comics including ‘Sandman’ and ‘Sandy the Golden Boy’, ‘Newsboy Legion’, ‘Boy Commandos’, and ‘Manhunter’.

In addition to Marvel and DC, the prolific pair created “Boys’ Ranch” (Harvey, 1950), “Fighting American” (Prize, 1954), and “The Fly” (Archie, 1959).

They created the romance comics genre with “Young Romance” (Prize, 1947) and were among the pioneers of horror comics.

Simon went on to work in commercial art and to found the satirical magazine “Sick” (1960), remaining with it for a decade. He briefly returned to DC Comics in the 1970s.

He won an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 1998 and was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2014 he received a Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award from the Inkwell Awards.

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(Simon created the cover of “Blue Bolt” #1, June 1940)

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