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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.

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This year’s Angoulême International Comics Festival begins today! This is one of the three largest comics conventions in the world, along with Lucca in Italy and Comiket in Japan.

Best wishes to all the fans and creators enjoying this weekend in France!

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angoul%C3%AAme_International_Comics_Festival

(The art on this poster was created by Taiyou Matsumoto)

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Matsuri Hino (樋野 まつり, born 24 January, Japan) is a manga artist born in Sapporo, Hokkaidō.

She made her professional debut in 1995 in “LaLa DX” and is known for her creation ‘Vampire Knight’ there (2004–2013).

The feature was adapted to anime in 2008 and in 2016 Hino began a sequel series.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsuri_Hino
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7cvkvq2

(Hino created the cover art on “LaLa” #3/2006, Hakusensha: March 2006)

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Scott McRae (born 23 January 1964, USA) is a comics artist who works primarily as an inker.

He attended the Kubert School in the mid-1980s and then worked at Archie until about 1993. In 1994, he began working on the new line of cartoon-based titles at DC, where he continues to work today.

There, he has worked on “Looney Tunes” since 1994. He has also worked on “Animaniacs” (1995–1999), “Scooby-Doo” (2003–2010), and “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” (2011–2014), among other series.

From 2000 to 2003, he inked a dozen or so comics at Bongo. In 1998, he began doing inks and production work on comics at Felix the Cat Productions and soon became the editor.

At Comic Book DB — http://comicbookdb.com/creator.php?ID=6059
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yaww7ahl

(Derek Fridolfs and McRae created the cover art on “Looney Tunes” #228, DC: February 2016)

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Franz Henkel (born 23 January 1960, USA?) is a comics writer and translator.

He was a translator for Eastern Comics (1987–1988), Douglas Yi’s brief foray into reprinting Korean manhwa for the English-language market.

He adapted the movie “Predator 2” (Dark Horse, 1991), collaborated with Tim Vigil on the script for Vigil’s “EO” (Rebel Studios, 1992), and wrote a few other comics stories through the mid-1990s.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ya9pf6hf (some explicit images)

(Hyun-se Lee created the cover art on “Untouchables” #1, Eastern Comics: 1988)

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Cara Sherman-Tereno (23 January 1952 – 13 February 1996, USA) was a comics fan turned professional whose early death was from leukemia.

She was active in CAPA-Alpha from 1973 through 1985. After graduating from The Kubert School, she penciled a story in “New Talent Showcase” (DC, 1984).

She went on to draw “Arion, Lord of Atlantis” (1984–1985) and she had a story in “Wonder Woman Annual” (1989).

She also published at First Comics, Dark Horse, and Eclipse. In 1989, she created two gay vampire erotic stories for “Taboo” #2 (Spiderbaby).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sherman-tereno_cara.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yaoecpko

(Judith Hunt and Ricardo Villagran created the cover art on “Evangeline” #5, First: January 1988, with the interior story drawn by Sherman-Tereno)

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Marko Djurdjević (born 23 January 1979, Germany) is an artist known for character designs.

While a teenager he began drawing for role-playing game publishers such as White Wolf. He and two friends formed Massive Black to develop character and concept designs for games and films.

In the mid-2000s, he drew and posted alternate designs for some ‘X-Men’ characters. They were noticed by a Marvel editor who invited him to submit work.

Djurdjević has since drawn hundreds of covers for Marvel, from “Blade” in 2006 to a spate of ‘Fantastic Four Villains’ covers this winter.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marko_Djurdjevi%C4%87
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8wunj3e

(Djurdjević created this cover art on “Captain America” #1, Marvel: September 2018)

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Alex Ross (born 22 January 1970, USA) is a comics writer and artist, known for his painted covers.

He and writer Kurt Busiek created “Marvels” in 1994 to much acclaim.He became the cover artist for “Kurt Busiek’s Astro City” when it launched the next year at Image.

In 1996 he drew and co-wrote with Mark Waid the Elseworlds mini-series “Kingdom Come” at DC Comics.

Ross won the ‘Best Painter’ award in the “Comics Buyer’s Guide” Fan Awards every year from 1994 through 2000, leading to the retirement of the award.
He and Waid shared a 1997 Will Eisner Award and he received a 1998 National Cartoonists Society award.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/ross_a.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Ross
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8s3uvm7

(Ross painted the cover art on “Kingdom Come” #1, DC/Elseworlds: May 1996)

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Lisa Trusiani (born 22 January 1959, USA) is a comics writer who works in comic books and syndicated strips.

In the 1990s, she wrote ‘Barbie’ comics (1991–1995) and a story-arc in “Morbius: The Living Vampire” (1994–1995) at Marvel, as well as a few other stories.

When artist Alex Kotzky (11 September 1923 - 26 September 1996) died, she and Brian Kotzky continued the strip ‘Apartment 3-G’. She remained with the feature until 2000.

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9ozth7p

(John Romita Sr. created the cover art on “Barbie” #1, Marvel: January 1991)

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Dennis Mallonee (born 22 January 1955, USA) creates, writes, and publishes comic books.

He created and wrote “The Champions” (Eclipse, 1986–1987), with early issues by Carol Lay (born 15 September 1952), based on a role-playing game from Hero Games.

He then formed Heroic to continue “The Champions” and to publish other titles set in the same universe, such as “Flare”. He wrote many of the stories himself. Heroic continues to publish, recently adding digital formats.

His unrelated creation “Eternity Smith” (1986–1988), with art by Rick Hoberg (born 7 July 1952), launched at Renegade Press and then moved to Heroic.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Mallonee
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8uc5zea

(Mark Propst created the cover art on “Icicle” #1, Heroic Publishing: July 1992)

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Bill Bixby (22 January 1934 – 21 November 1993, USA) was a television actor, director, and frequent game-show panelist.

He is well-known to comics fans for his roles as Tim O’Hara on “My Favorite Martian” (1963–1966) and as scientist Dr. David Banner on “The Incredible Hulk” (1977–1982).

While he didn’t participate in creating comics, he did appear in comics — in-character in photographs, sometimes on covers.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bixby
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ydcar68l
In the IMDb — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0084642/

(An unknown photographer created the cover art on “The Courtship of Eddie's Father” #1, Dell: January, 1970)

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