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International Milestones!

We recently got our 30,000 comic from Norway indexed, and with French we now have six languages with more than 10,000 issues indexed.

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


David Mazzucchelli (born 21 September 1960, USA) is a comic book writer and artist.

He is known for his work on seminal superhero comic book storylines “Daredevil: Born Again” (Marvel, 1986) and “Batman: Year One” (DC, 1987), both written by Frank Miller.

He created the graphic novel “Asterios Polyp” (Pantheon, 2009), which received the inaugural Los Angeles Times Graphic Novel award in 2010. That same year, it received three Eisner Awards at San Diego and three Harvey Awards from his peers.

He collaborated with writer Paul Karasik on “City of Glass: The Graphic Novel” (Avon Books, 1994; Picador, 2004), an adaptation of the novella ‘City of Glass’ by Paul Auster (1985; included in “The New York Trilogy”, 1987).

Mazzucchelli is also an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mazzuchelli.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Mazzucchelli
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7tg4js4

(Mazzucchelli painted the cover art on “Cheval Noir” #40, March 1993)

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Stephen King (born 21 September 1947, USA) is an author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.

His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies, and comic books.

At Wikipedia — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_King
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9vxjs7d
‘The Dark Tower’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yaegce8y

(Walter Simonson created the cover art on “Bizarre Adventures” #29, December 1981)

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H. T. Webster (21 September 1885 – 22 September 1952, USA) was a cartoonist known for ‘The Timid Soul’, ‘Bridge’, ‘Life’s Darkest Moments’, and others in his syndicated series that ran from the 1920s into the 1950s.

Because of the humor and human interest in his cartoons, he was sometimes compared to Mark Twain, and his art style was quite similar to the work of Clare Briggs.

During his lifetime, Webster drew more than 16,000 single-panel cartoons.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/webster_h.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._T._Webster
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8ujj2q3

(Webster created the cover art on “The Best of H.T. Webster”, 1953)

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H. G. Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946, UK) was a prolific writer of novels, history, political and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games.

He is now best remembered as one of the fathers of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.

His notable science fiction works include “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Island of Doctor Moreau” (1896), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898).

These stories and others have been adapted or served as inspiration for many different comics stories in countries around the world.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y78q3mqf

(Gil Kane and Dave Cockrum created the cover art on “Marvel Classics Comics” #14 - War of the Worlds, 1976)

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FANS OF FRANCO–BELGIAN COMICS —

We need credits for the magazine “À Suivre” (Casterman, 1977–1997) — https://www.comics.org/series/42111/

We have quite a few covers, including all but four of the first 100, but literally no data about stories or creators.

This series deserves a volunteer willing to put in the time for a good index, considering the creators who have appeared in it!

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Kristen Koerner Simon (born 20 September, USA?) is an author of children’s books.

Her ‘Blue Forest’ series (Image/Shadowline, 2008+) is illustrated by comics creator Jim Valentino (born 28 October 1952).

She was an editor at Image Comics (2004–2011) under the byline ‘Kristen Simon’.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yba8me82

(Jim Valentino created the cover art on “Blue Forest” #3 - Jack’s Knack, 2010)

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Bill Amend (born 20 September 1962, USA) is a comics creator who works in syndicated strips.

He is known for ‘FoxTrot’ (1988+), from Universal Press Syndicate. The popular family drama has been collected in multiple volumes.

At the end of 2006, he ended the daily strip but continues to create the Sunday strip.

Amend received the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society in 2007.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/amend.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Amend
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y96mta2t

(Amend created the cover art on “At Least This Place Sells T-Shirts”, 1996)

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Doug Hazlewood (born 20 September 1954, USA) is a comic book artist whose earliest work appeared in high-circulation fanzines such as “The Comic Reader”, “The Comics Journal”, and “Amazing Heroes”.

In 1986, he was named the winning inker of the “Marvel Comics Try-Out Book” and began a career as an inker. His earliest professional work was at AC Comics, Eclipse, First, Malibu, and other publishers.

His earliest DC Comics project was inking Grant Morrison’s “Animal Man” series over pencils by Charles Truog for its first two dozen issues (1988–1990).

Aside from some work for Marvel and for the UK series “2000 A.D. Showcase” in the early 1990s, Hazelwood has worked at DC since then.

He inked the first 50 issues of “Superboy” (1994–1998) and all of John Byrne’s “Doom Patrol” (2004–2006), among many other stories.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Hazlewood
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7yom4wh

(Tom Artis and Hazelwood created the cover art on “Judge Dredd” #44, May 1990)

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George R. R. Martin (born 20 September 1948, USA) is an author who works in prose, drawn stories, and films, primarily in the fantasy, science-fiction, and horror genres.

He was active in comics fandom in the 1960s, with some of his stories appearing in Howard Keltner’s influential “Star-Studded Comics” (1963–1972). Among other work, he wrote episodes of ‘Dr. Weird’, a Keltner character who is now part of the Big Bang Comics universe.

His novels and other stories have been adapted to comics published by Image, Marvel, Dynamite, and others.

Martin received his first Hugo Award in 1975, his first Nebula Award in 1979, and his first World Fantasy Award in 1989. The television adaptation “Game of Thrones” has won two Hugo Awards (2012, 2013) and two Primetime Emmy Awards (2015, 2016).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_R._R._Martin
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yay5bdap
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0552333/

(Jim Starlin and Howard Keltner created the cover art on “Dr. Weird” #1, Fall 1970, with stories by Martin)

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Marty Murphy (20 September 1933 – 26 August 2009, USA) was a comics creator who worked in animation and in magazine cartoons.

His animation credits include “Mister Magoo” (1960), “DuckTales” (1987–1988), and “Clifford the Big Red Dog” (2000–2003).

His cartoons appeared regularly in “Playboy”.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yagt8bbm
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0614499/

(Murphy created this ‘Magoofs’ cartoon, date uncertain)

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