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


Bob Butts (b. 1919)

1919 June 20 - 2008 May 26
Assistant backgrounds on Mike Hammer strip for Phoenix Features circa 1953.

George Delacorte (b. 1893)

1893 June 20 - 1991 May 4
George T. Delacorte Jr. was an American magazine publisher. He founded the Dell Publishing Company in 1921. The company was one of the largest publishers of books, magazines, and comics during its heyday.

Guy Dorian Sr. (b. 1969)

1969 June 20
First major comics work was pencils on Marvels "The New Warriors" in 1991. He has worked as a comcis artist for Marvel, DC, IDW and Storm King Productions. Outside of comics he has produced non-comic art for Marvel Entertainment, Just Toys, 20th Century Fox and Capital One.

Justin F. Gabrie (b. ????)

????? June 20
Initially credited as Fred (or Freddy) Mendez. Then changed his name to Justin F. Gabrie for family reasons.

Gabrie did pencil work for Marvel in 1993 but primarily worked as support as a colorist for Marvel from 1989 to 1995. He was also an assistant editor for Marvel from circa 1993 to 1995.

He continued with Archie as an editor, from 1995 to about 2003.

Gabrie returned to Marvel and worked as Director of Publishing Operations and Managing Editor, from April 2005 to August 2011.

Sedat Oezgen (b. 1984)

1984 June 20
Moved to Germany in 1985.

Joe Letterese (b. 1917)

1917 June 19 - 1991 June 3
Letterer at DC Comics from 1950 to 1992.

Greil Marcus (b. 1945)

1945 June 19
Author, journalist and critic.

Dick Rogers (b. 1929)

1929 June 19
In the early 1960's began cartooning by assisting George Crenshaw before moving on to his own strips.

Gena Rowlands (b. 1930)

1930 June 19
Film, stage and television actress whose career spans decades. She wrote some stories for the series Crime Does Not Pay in 1952-53.

井上桃太 (b. 1985)

1985 June 19
Momota Inoue (井上桃太) is a manga artist whose output includes the series Red Enza (赤きエンザ / Akaki Enza) as well as manga adaptations of the video games Puzzle & Dragons X (パズドラクロス / Pazudora Kurosu) and Puzzle & Dragons Z (パズドラZ / Pazudora Z). Other works include multiple adaptations of the Pokemon movie series.

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
14,273 publishers
47,579 creators
165,485 series
1,748,700 issues
141,522 variant issues
386,990 issue indexes
967,912 covers
3,164,961 stories