The Grand Comics Database (GCD) is a nonprofit, internet-based organization of international volunteers dedicated to building an open database covering all printed comics throughout the world. Give our search a try, take a look at the menu to the left to see how you can help us improve the site, or use my.comics.org to track and manage your comic collection.


Support for migrating text credits to creator links!

We deployed new functionalities for creator credits and features. There is now support for migrating existing text entries to matching creator records (or feature records). The way we record signatures also changed after we gained experience with creator records. Signatures are now separate database objects.

On the display side, we added lists of creators who worked on a series or feature, as well as an issue list for features. For both of course more of our data needs to be migrated from text entries to linked records. If you ever wondered to help with the content of the database, now is a good time.


Uploading Milestone!

Cover Image

We reached 950,000 cover scans !

We reached 950,000 comic covers. The milestone issue was Wild Western #3 a British reprint of Wild Western (Marvel, 1948 series) #47 (January 1956).

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


Frank Bellew (b. 1828)

1828 April 18 - 1888 June 29
Born as the son of a British officer in India in 1828, he spent his youth in England and moved to New York City in 1850, where he started a career as an illustrator and comic artist.

Art Huhta (b. 1902)

1902 April 18 - 1990 October 14
Additional biographical information found:
The Stripper's Guide, Ink-Slinger Profiles by Alex Jay: Art Huhta, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2016/06/ink-slinger-profiles-by-alex-jay-art.html

Clara Peck (b. 1883)

1883 April 18 - 1968 February 24
Magazine illustrator from 1906 to 1940, illustrating covers for Colliers, Liberty, St. Nicholas, Century, Pictorial Review, etc. She also did advertising and book covers, as well as fine art.
Only known comics works consists of material for Treasure Chest and Topix, distributed in Roman Catholic Church parochial schools.

Nilton Sperb (b. 1959)

1959 April 18
Nilton Sperb was born in Hicksville, NY, USA, then grown up in São Paulo, Brazil, where he went to college. While at it, Nilton was hired by Editora Abril to edit the publisher's then-new line of superheroes.

Gerard van Straaten (b. 1924)

1924 April 17 - 2011 April 6
Besides doing comic books, he was an illustrator for (children's) books. His most memorable work is on the De Kameleon line of books.

Riitta Uusitalo (b. 1960)

1960 April 17
Uusitalo is an illustrator, painter, visual artist, and cartoonist. She has contributed to the Finnish comic anthology Kuti.

四葉真 (b. ????)

????? April 17
Makoto Yotsuba (四葉真) is a manga artist and illustrator who did the adaptation of Record of Grancrest War (グランクレスト戦記). The pen name Mikuni Mizuki (みくに瑞貴) is used for creating hentai.

Charlie Chaplin (b. 1889)

1889 April 16 - 1977 December 25
An actor and composer who was one of the founders of United Artists, Charlie Chaplin was one of the great stars of the silent film era. He is best known for his character the Little Tramp.

Adelso Corona (b. ????)

????? April 16
Inker

Martin deMuth (b. 1895)

1895 April 16 - 1961 March 2
Sketch artist, world traveler, and lecture who later in life worked for Will Eisner.

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)
Disclaimer
The Grand Comics Database Project (GCD) is a volunteer project with the goal of documenting and indexing all comics for the free use of scholars, historians, researchers, and fans.
The GCD acknowledges that the all-encompassing research nature of the project may result in the posting of cover scans for comics with images that some may find objectionable.
Viewer discretion is advised.
The Grand Comics Database Team
Statistics
14,171 publishers
45,609 creators
164,178 series
1,739,866 issues
138,354 variant issues
382,921 issue indexes
954,029 covers
3,109,630 stories