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We reached 1,111,111 cover scans !
We reached 1,111,111 comic covers. The milestone issue was the Peach Momoko Chibi Variant from the just published Tiger Division #1 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
Joe Hardie (b. 1897)1897 March 21 - 1967 December 18
Joe Hardie was the co-owner, publisher, and editor for Centaur from 1938 to 1942. Hardie also wrote editorials for Centaur from 1938 to 1940. Prior to that work, Joe was an editor for Chesler's comic titles in 1937.
He also co-founded Hardie-Kelly with Raymond J. Kelly, which started in 1941 and continued to about 1958 publishing mostly cartoon and humor periodicals.
垣野内 成美 (b. 1962)1962 March 21
Narumi Kakinouchi began in animation with the 1980 series Space Runaway Ideon, but rose to prominence with Vampire Princess Miyu, released as a serialized manga and original video animation in 1988.
Gladys Parker (b. 1908)1908 March 21 - 1966 April 27
Gladys Parker is best known as the creator of the cartoon feature Mopsy, which she drew from 1937 through 1966. By 1949 the comic strip was said to appear in about 300 newspapers, with syndication in eleven countries. Beginning in 1947, Mopsy also was featured in a series of comic books. But Gladys contributed other comic hits, most notably Flapper Fanny in the 1930s. In addition, she was a nationally recognized fashion designer during the 1930s and early 1940s, with a design studio on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Gladys became involved in sketching and fashion design in her early teens when she was confined to bed with osteomyelitis. In 1927 she went to New York City with a foot-operated sewing machine and the goal of becoming a designer. By the end of the year she had won a prize in a costume designing contest, and in 1928 began a nationally distributed comic strip Gay and Her Gang. To complement her comic strips and also the fashion features she contributed to newspapers, she introduced cut-out paper fashion models with accompanying clothing styles, first for Flapper Fanny and later for Mopsy. These stimulated an awareness of fashion among many teenage girls of the time.
Mopsy was patterned after Gladys, both in appearance and manner – pert and petite, topped off by a thick mop of dark hair. The concept and name originated from a casual remark by Rube Goldberg that Gladys’s own hair “looked like a mop.” At the time she began her career as a cartoonist, there were very few women in this profession.
She was married (from 1930 till her death) to cartoonist/illustrator Benjamin David "Stookie" Allen.
Parker was a member of the Society of Illustrators and the National Cartoonists Society. When she retired in 1965, Mopsy retired with her. She was 56 when she died of lung cancer in 1966.
Tom Yakutis (b. 1929)1929 March 21 - 2002 January 25
Was awarded an Emmy.
あきづき空太 (b. ????)????? March 21
Sorata Akizuki (あきづき空太) is creator of the series Snow White with the Red Hair (赤髪の白雪姫 / Akagami no Shirayukihime).
スカーレット・ベリ子 (b. ????)????? March 21
Scarlet Beriko (スカーレット・ベリ子) is a boy's love manga artist and illustrator. Works include Jackass! (ジャッカス!), Minori no Te (みのりの手 / Minori's Hand), Yondaime Yamato Tatsuyuki (四代目・大和辰之), Queen and the Tailor (女王と仕立て屋 / Joou to Shitateya) and Jealousy (ジェラシー). She's also created several how-to guides for drawing the male figure in boy's love manga.
米澤嘉博 (b. 1953)1953 March 21 - 2006 October 1
Yoshihiro Yonezawa (米澤嘉博) was a manga critic and author. Cofounder of the Comiket (コミックマーケット) doujinshi fair and author of The History of Post War Manga Trilogy.
Vince Argondezzi (b. 1960)1960 March 20 - 2018 December 14
Co-creator as artist of Next Man. As an artist, was known to have lettered his own work.
Vince worked in comic books during the 1980s for Comico, DC, Marvel, Now Comics, and Pacific Comics. Continued to work as a publisher and commercial designer, known to have worked for DC, Marvel, and TimeWarner.
Tze Chun (b. 1980)1980 March 20
Writer of TKO Studios The Fearsome Doctor Fang & 7 Deadly Sins.
Movie and TV writer and producer.
Ray Goulding (b. 1922)1922 March 20 - 1990 March 24
One half of the famous comedy team Bob and Ray along with Bob Elliott. Performed comedy on radio, TV, stage and record albums from the late 1950s to the 1980s.
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- Tomb of Dracula #48 (Marvel)
- Eon #2/2009 (Hjemmet / Egmont)
- The Taming of the Shrew #74-6435 (Pendulum Press)
- Eagle #11 September 1982  (IPC)
- Eagle #2 (IPC)
171,143 variant issues
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