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Updates To The Site!

We deployed a couple of new functionalities to the site in the recent weeks. Many of these make use of our linked story data, i.e. creator, feature and character, where the migration is an ongoing project. A rough estimate is that half of our creator credits are converted from text entries to linked data.

For a while we have lists of covers for

For creators we long had lists on which stories, issues, series, or features they worked. We recently added a list of co-creators (e.g. Tatjana Wood). We also show for features (e.g. Iron Man) the creators as well as for characters (e.g. Wolverine).

Recently we added another type of lists, showing for issues the cover and the longest comic story in the issue. This can be used for

These issues lists with covers and the longest story are now also used for the weekly and monthly on-sale lists.

For navigation we added on many of the lists pages further filtering by country, language or publisher. So you can easily see which issues in Spanish we have recorded for Jack Kirby.

For all of these lists of course even more of our data needs to be migrated from text entries to linked records, or even entered at all. If you ever wondered about helping with the content of the database, now is a good time.

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

Pia Guerra (b. 1971)

1971 December 2
Canadian comic book artist (family moved to Canada when she was six years old) and co-creator of Y: The Last Man. Also an editorial cartoonist.

Best known editorial cartoons, self-distributed on, to date include "Hero's Welcome" from February 15, 2018 (reaction to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida shootings) and "That's it, who's a big boy now?" from January 29, 2017 (reaction to Steve Bannon and President Donald Trump).

Jung (b. 1965)

1965 December 2
He was born in South Korea but adopted by a Belgian family. His birth name is Jung Sik-Jun and his adoptive name is Jung Henin.

Jeremy D. Mohler (b. 1979)

1979? December 2
Jeremy D. Mohler attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and earned his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2004. He has taught art courses at the Art Institutes International: Kansas City and Kansas University. He is the founder of Outland Entertainment.

森尾正博 (b. 1974)

1974 December 2
Masahiro Morio (森尾正博) is a manga artist. Works include The Beach Stars (ビーチスターズ), Carat Infinity Genseki-Girl (カラット∞原石ガール), Tennen Kakutou Shoujo Chihiro Chan (天然格闘少女ちひろちゃん), Rugby-bu Joshi Manager Kakumei: Nazuna no Onegai!! (ラグビー部女子マネ革命 なづなのお願いっ!!), Kamisama Biyori (かみさま日和), Korekara Combat (これからコンバット) and Niku-Gokudou (肉極道).

Mary Cagle (b. 1989)

1989 December 1
Webcomic artist whose work has also seen print. Known for the online series Let's Speak English, Sleepless Domain and Kiwi Blitz.

Graham Coton (b. 1926)

1926 December 1 - 2003 October 14
Graham Coton attended the Goldsmith's College of Art in London, but his education was interrupted during World War II. After the war he completed his education and began freelancing for the Amalgamated Press, starting with "Kit Carson" for Cowboy Comics Library, "Gulliver", "Dick Turpin" and "The Three Musketeers" for Thriller Picture Library, and illustrations for Super Detective Library. He created the strip 'Space Family Rollinson' in the early 1950's.
He is best known for his car racing strips in Tiger, his war strips in Top Spot and, most of all, for his dynamic covers for the War Libraries.
He was also a prolific illustrator for books, magazines and commemorative plates.

Fletcher Hanks (b. 1889)

1889 December 1 - 1976 January 22
Hanks was found dead, frozen on a park bench in New York City in 1976.

Additional Bibliography:
Cartoonist PROfiles (Jud Hurd, 1969 series) #51 (September 1981)

William J. Pape (b. 1873)

1873 December 1 - 1961 January 29
William J. Pape was the president and owner of Eastern Color Printing Company, from its founding in August 1928 until his death in January 1961.

In 1901, Pape formed a partnership with William M. Lathrop and together they purchased the Waterbury (Connecticut) Republican newspaper, becoming sole owner of the newspaper in 1910. In 1922, he purchased the Waterbury American and renamed the newspaper, Waterbury Republican and American (or Republican-American).

In 1924, the Republican and American began publishing its Sunday comics in color and soon offered to print color Sunday color comic sections for other newspapers. In August 1928, Pape founded Eastern Color Printing Company as a separate entity from the Republican and American newspaper to specialize in color printing.

Eastern Color would print The Funnies for Dell, from 1928 to 1930 and Gulf Comic/Funnies Weekly, from 1933 to 1941. During 1933, Eastern would publish Funnies on Parade and Toy World Funnies and in 1934, the one-shot and then the series Famous Funnies. From 1934 to 1955, Eastern Color published Famous Funnies and other comic book titles before getting out of the comic book publishing business. Pape's Eastern Color would continue to print up other company's comic book titles and Sunday comic sections well into the 1970s and would print and publish the occasional giveaway or premium comic book even after they stopped their comic book line in 1955.

佐藤健太郎 (b. 1986)

1986 December 1
Kentaro Sato (佐藤健太郎 ) is the creator of the manga series Mahou Shoujo Site (魔法少女サイト / Magical Girl Site) and Mahō Shōjo obu ji Endo (魔法少女・オブ・ジ・エンド / Magical Girl Apocalypse / Magical Girl of the End).

小川彌生 (b. ????)

????? December 1
Yayoi Ogawa (小川彌生) is a manga artist who debuted in 1994. Published works include Kiss & Never Cry (キス&ネバークライ), Tokimachi Apartment (刻待アパートメント), Gin-Ban-Ki-Shi / Knight of the Ice (銀盤騎士), Baroque~バロック, Tramps Like Us / Kimi wa Petto (きみはペット), Baby Pop (ベイビーポップ), Extra Heavy Syrup and Watashi no Sensei (わたしのせんせい).

How to Help

There are several ways in which you can help us to improve our site and its content.

  • You can provide missing data, update existing data, or upload cover scans. Just register an account with us, and you can start contributing.
  • Donate for our ongoing costs, e.g. the server infrastructure. We are a non-profit organization and any funds will be used for our goal of documenting and indexing all comics.
  • We need volunteer web designers and programmers! Please contact the gcd-tech group or visit our technical documentation if you can help with any of these roles:
    • Web designer / front-end developer (HTML / CSS / JavaScript)
    • Python / Django programming
    • ElasticSearch search server
    • Web Services API
    • Database Performance (MySQL)
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197,266 series
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