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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.

Two Indexing Milestones!

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We reached 325,000 indexed issues and 2.5 million stories !

With a recent issue of the British serial Commando #5192 we reached a new milestone for indexed issues. And on the same day, we reached 2.5 million indexed stories (or sequences) with the issue Spider Gwen: Ghost Spider #4 from Marvel.

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


Keith R. A. DeCandido (born 18 April 1969, USA) is an author and musician. His writing includes comic books, novels, role-playing games, and video games

He is known for his work in licensed properties such as ‘Star Trek’, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, and ‘Stargate SG-1’ as well as original work like “Dragon Precinct” (2004).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_DeCandido
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9rgot8z

Cover to Star Trek: The Next Generation: Perchance to Dream #1 (2000).

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Carl Burgos (18 April 1917 – 1 March 1984, USA) was a comics creator in the early USA industry, beginning his career at the Chesler shop in 1938. He produced work for Centaur Publications, creating ‘Iron Skull’ in “Amazing-Man Comics”, among other work.

In 1939 he moved to a new studio, Funnies, Inc., joining Bill Everett there. They created ‘The Human Torch’ and ‘Sub-Mariner’, respectively, for publisher Martin Goodman’s also-new Timely Comics.

Burgos wrote and drew ‘The Human Torch’ in “Marvel Mystery Comics”, “The Human Torch”, and “All-Winners Comics” through 1942, as well as other stories for Timely.

During this time, he also created ‘The White Streak’ in “Target Comics” (Novelty, 1940–1941).

Burgos joined the US Air Force in 1942 and served in World War II. After the war, he worked primarily in advertising, with occasional freelance work in comics.

In the 1950s, he published with Goodman again, whose company was now called Atlas Comics. In particular, he drew ‘Human Torch’ stories and covers in the brief Atomic Age super-hero revival, in “Young Men” and “Human Torch” (1953–1954).

He did little comics work in the 1960s, although he did draw one Johnny Storm ‘Human Torch’ story in “Strange Tales” for the publisher now called Marvel Comics.

He also created “Captain Marvel” in 1966 for MF Enterprises, his last comics art.

During the 1970s, he edited the line of black-and-white horror magazines from Eerie Publications.

Burgos was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1996.

At Comiclopedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Burgos
At Wikipedia —https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Burgos
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/4mNt23

Cover to World of Suspense #87 (1957).

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Jean-Pierre Gibrat (born 17 April 1954, France) is a comics creator whose career began with stories in “Pilote” in the late 1970s.

He and writer Jackie Berroyer created ‘Goudard’ for the short-lived “B.D.” (1978) and it continued into the 1980s in “Charlie Mensuel”and “Fluide Glacial”.
The two collaborated on other features from ‘Visions futées’(1980) to ‘Goudard et la parisienne’ (1985). Gibrat has also worked with Dany Saval and other scenarists.
He created “Le Sursis” (1997, 1999) and “Le vol de corbeau”(2002, 2005) at Dupuis. More recently, he created the ‘Mattéo’ series at Futurpolis (2008–2014).
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gibrat.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Pierre_Gibrat
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y75ytqm9 (some explicit covers)

Cover to Le Sursis #1 (1997)

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Earl Norem (17 April 1923 – 19 June 2015, USA) was an artist who worked in illustration and painting.

He is known for his painted covers for Martin Goodman, for both men’s-adventure fiction magazines and black-and-white comics magazines from Marvel Comics.
Over his long career, he also illustrated covers for novels and gaming books, as well as movie posters, baseball programs, and trading cards.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Norem
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9qpgd28

Cover to Tales of the Zombie Annual #1 (1975).

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Ben Dunn (born 17 April 1964, USA) is a comics creator who spent his early years in Taiwan, where he read Japanese manga.
In 1984 he founded Antarctic Press, a publisher of original comics in manga style. His own significant works there include “Ninja High School” (1987–2010?) and “Warrior Nun Areala” (1994–2001). In 2003, he sold Antarctic to start the development company Sentai Studios.
He was one of the primary artists on the Marvel Mangaverse project (2000–2002). He also worked as an animator on the science-fiction film “A Scanner Darkly” (2006).
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Dunn
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybs4gg4k

Cover to Ninja High School #41 (1994)

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#InMemoriam2019
R.I.P. Monkey Punch (加藤一彦 Katō Kazuhiko),
May 26, 1937 – April 11, 2019

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Gianluigi Coppola (16 April 1928 – 24 August 2015, Italy) was a comic artist, painter, and illustrator. He was born in Chiavari in 1928, and at 21 he moved to Milan to start his career as a draftsman. He joined Ferdinando Tacconi in the creation of ‘Nat del Santa Cruz’ and Franco Paludetti on ‘Sciuscià’, two of the most characterizing Italian comics of the post-war period.

In 1954 he left for London, where he worked for two decades as a comic artist, illustrator and graphic designer. He drew British comics like ‘Billy the Kid’ for the Amalgamated Press, the Sunday page of Harry Bishop’s ‘Gun Law’ for the Sunday Express, as well as ‘Scoop Donovan’ and ‘Battler Britton’ for the Fleetway libraries.

He made illustrations for publishers like Penguin, Pan, Corgi and Granada, and for periodicals like the Sunday Times, The Observer and Forum. He furthermore worked for advertisements through agencies like Young and Rubicam.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/coppola_gianluigi.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/KRIv302kCQ3

Cover to Martin Mystere #168

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David Aja (born 16 April 1977, Spain) is a comics creator whose career began in 2000.

He is an illustrator and designer with cartoons in “El Pais”, covers in “Planeto”, book illustrations, and CD covers.
He is on the Faculty of Fine Arts at both Universidad de Salamanca and Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
About 2005, he began publishing in the USA market, primarily with Marvel. He has notably drawn “The Immortal Iron Fist” (2007–2008) and “Hawkeye”(2012–2014) there, as well as covers for “Scarlet Witch” (2016–2017) and the limited series “Red Skull” (2011) and “Karnak” (2015–2017).
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/aja_david.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Aja
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7ghthqj

Cover to Immortal Weapons #1 (September 2009)

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André Beautemps (16 April 1948 – 14 April 1978, Belgium) was a comics creator who began his career in “Tintin” in 1973.

In 1975, he created the adventure feature ‘Michael Logan’, set in Australia and the South Pacific. With the third story, Jean Van Hamme took over the writing. Six albums were released.

With writer Henri Vernes, he created the fantasy feature ‘Karga’. Its sole album, “Le 7e Univers”, was published in 1979, shortly after his death.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/beautemps.htm
At BDgest’ (in French) — http://www.bedetheque.com/auteur-282-BD-Beautemps-Andre.html
in the GCD — http://ow.ly/4mKXdx

Cover to Tempo #38 (1975).

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Tom Sutton (15 April 1937 – 1 May 2002, USA) was a comic book artist who sometimes used the pseudonyms Sean Todd and Dementia.

He is best known for his contributions to the Marvel and Warren lines of black-and-white horror comics magazines, particularly as the first story-artist of the popular character ‘Vampirella’.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sutton_tom.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Sutton
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8ur6tp6

Cover to Ghostly Haunts #57 (March 1978).

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