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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

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

Edwin Alger (b. 1893)

1893 December 10 - 1961 May 29
Edwin Alger Jr., pseudonym of Jay Jerome Williams, was the writer of 'Phil Hardy', drawn by George Storm in 1925. This strip appeared under the name 'Bound to Win' between 1927 and 1934. He is also the creator of the comic strip 'Ben Webster' (or 'Ben Webster's Career'), which appeared in newspapers between 1934 and 1940, and in comic books published by National/DC. It is possible that Alger did the art himself during the comic's early years, but in later years he has worked with several ghost artists.

Matt Baker (b. 1921)

1921 December 10 - 1959 August 11

Ned Pines (b. 1905)

1905 December 10 - 1990 May 14
Ned Pines was the publisher of the Pines grouping of companies, known as Standard Publications, Better Publications, Thrilling, Nedor, Pines, and Popular Library.

Pines started Standard in 1932 publishing pulp magazines and from 1939 to 1951, was co-owner/publisher/executive director of the comic book line. He began publishing in Canada under Better name in 1948.

Peter Scianna (b. 1957)

1957 December 10 - 2012 October 2
Peter was a lifelong resident of Bay St. Louis and member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was one of nine children born to Charles and Beverly Scianna. Peter and his twin brother, Paul, were born in Gulfport on Dec. 10, 1957, making for a family of five boys. Four sisters would follow.

A graduate of Bay St. Louis High School, Peter attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he wowed faculty members with his writing skills. His creative genius subsequently was recognized by DC Comics when it published Peter's "Dragon Knights" in the inaugural issue of its "New Talent Showcase" comic book. He spent most of his professional career in retail management, including positions with Dixie Video and Blockbuster.

桂正和 (b. 1962)

1962 December 10
Masakazu Katsura (桂正和) is a manga artist and creator of series such as Video Girl Ai (電影少女), DNA2 (D・N・A² 〜何処かで失くしたあいつのアイツ〜), Zetman, M, I''s and many others.

Harry A. Chesler Jr. (b. 1921)

1921 December 9
Confusingly, Harry "A" Chesler began using his son Harry A. Chesler Jr.'s name rather than his own on his publications from around 1944 onwards, leading some sources (including the Who's Who) to erroneously state that Harry and Harry Jr. were the same person. While Chesler's wife and two sons were sometimes listed as owners or publishers of his later books, there is no evidence of their actual involvement in the publishing business.

Dave Higgins (b. 1919)

1919 December 9
Higgins was primarily an animator, but worked in comics for Archie doing pencil and ink work for the features Li'l Chief Bugaboo, from 1943 to 1944, and Super Duck, sometimes during the 1940s.

It also possible that his work appeared in Heavy Metal Magazine (Heavy Metal, 1977 Series), writing and painting in 1983.

Syndication work:
Cacique Bugaloo (unknown syndicate) 1948-XX-XX - 1950-XX-XX [Writer, pencil, and ink work. Uncertain if ever picked up by any newspaper.].

Mark Ricketts (b. 1955)

1955 December 9
2000 Klasky Csupo Screenwriting Award

たがみよしひさ (b. 1958)

1958 December 9
Yoshihisa Tagami (たがみよしひさ) is a manga artist whose work has featured various genres including science fiction, suspense, drama, humor and war. Titles include Karuizawa Syndrome (軽井沢シンドローム), Grey, Waga Na wa Ookami (我が名は狼), Fighter (ファイター), Kaseki no Kioku (化石の記憶), Pepper, Africa no Taiyō (アフリカの太陽), Frontier Line, Horobi (滅日), Nervous Breakdown, Fedāyeen: Senshi (フェダーイン:戦士) and Night Adultchildren.

Lars Arrhenius (b. 1966)

1966 December 8 - 2020 April 18
Swedish artist, cartoonist and animator.

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