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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.

GCD Comics Timeline


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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‘Pellos’ was the pen name of René Pellarin (22 January 1900 – 8 April 1998, France), a major cartoonist and comics artist whose career and popularity spanned two generations.

From 1930 he worked as a sports illustrator and cartoonist. He drew for magazines from “Match L’Intransigeant” to “Sport-Mondial” for more than thirty years. He was known as a regular caricaturist for the Tour de France.

One of his earliest comics was the science-fiction series ‘Futuropolis’ in “Junior” in the late 1930s. He drew and Jean Sylvère wrote the jungle series ‘Durga Rani’ in “Fillette” (1946–1953).

He is best known for his work on ‘Les Pieds Nickelés’, a series that had been created by Louis Forton. From 1948 to 1981, he drew the feature in a variety of comics magazines.

Pellos was awarded the Grand Prix at Angoulême in 1976.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pellos.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yc5xc83p

(Pellos created the cover of “Les Pieds Nickelés” #62, SPE: 1968)

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Carla Speed McNeil (born 21 January 1969, USA) is a comics creator whose professional career began in the mid-1990s.

She is well-known for her science-fiction series “Finder”, self-published 1996–2006, then a webzine, then published by Dark Horse in the 2010s.

Other early work appeared in “Mythography” and “Shanda the Panda”. She drew a story-arc in Greg Rucka’s “Queen & Country” (Oni Press, 2003).

Among other continuing work, she has contributed to “Girl Comics” (Marvel, 2011) and “Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman” (DC, 2015).

McNeil received the Kimberly Yale Award for Best New Talent in 1997, presented by Friends of Lulu at San Diego.

She won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series at SPX in 2004 and 2005 and the Eisner Award for Best Webcomics in 2009, all for “Finder”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/speed-mcneil_carla.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carla_Speed_McNeil
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yau28nk4

(McNeil created the cover art on “Finder” #1, Lightspeed Press: November 1996)

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Mark Martin (born 21 January 1956, USA) is a comics artist and editor.

His first major work was “Gnatrat” (1986), a parody of Batman featuring a rat who dresses as a gnat to fight crime.

He also worked on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and created ‘20 Nude Dancers 20’, a long-running humor strip featured in “Comics Buyer’s Guide”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/martin_mark.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Martin_(cartoonist)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9ej75du

(Martin created the cover art on “Gnatrat: The Dark Gnat Returns”, New Sirius Productions: 1986)

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Paul Deliège (21 January 1931 – 7 July 2005, Belgium) was a comics creator publishing at “Spirou” from the 1960s to the 1990s.

He began working at Dupuis from 1959, soon creating his first feature ‘Théophile et Philibert’ (1960–1962).

With Maurice Rosy, he introduced his famous ever-escaping prisoner ‘Bobo’ (1961–1996). The final story he would draw before retiring was the final ‘Bobo’ story.

He and Arthur Pirton co-created ‘Les Krotons’ in 1968, under the joint pen name of ‘Max Ariane’. The story of three small green creatures trying to take over our planet continued to 1983.

Deliège is also known for work on ‘Le trou du souffleur’, ‘Sam et l'Ours’, and some ‘Sybilline’ stories.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/deliege.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Deli%C3%A8ge
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ybg4l3dt

(Deliège created the cover art on “De Krobbels” #1 - Een Krobbel op pad, Dupuis: 1975, the Dutch edition)

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Tsubaki Nekoi (猫井 椿, born 21 January 1969, Japan) is a member of the collective manga studio CLAMP.

A dozen creators formed CLAMP in the mid-1980s and by the end of the decade it included Nekoi, Nanase Ohkawa, Mokona, and Satsuki Igarashi.

Although she is most often an art assistant, she was the lead artist on “Legal Drug” (2000–2003) and “xxxHolic” (2003–2011). On the latter, she drew the male characters and Mokona drew the female characters.

CLAMP at Women in Comics — http://womenincomics.wikia.com/wiki/CLAMP
CLAMP at Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/clamp.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsubaki_Nekoi
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7sdkwdg

(Nekoi created the lower-right cover art on “Free Manga Sampler from Del Rey!”, Random House: July 2004)

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Geoffrey Thorne (born 20 January 1970, USA) is a screenwriter, novelist, and actor.

After a successful career as a television actor, he began writing professionally. He won Second Prize in Simon & Schuster’s sixth annual “Strange New Worlds” anthology with his story ‘The Soft Room’.

In comics, he has written a dimension-shifting examination of intelligence in “Dark Horse Presents” (Dark Horse, 2013) and the ‘Inhumans’ series “Mosaic” (Marvel, 2016–2017).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Thorne
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yaf5ldwy
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861382/

(Pasqual Ferry created this cover art on “Mosaic” #1, Marvel: December 2016)

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