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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.

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GCD Comics Timeline


Chad Woody (born 16 July 1973, USA) is a comics creator who works primarily in the small press.

In the early 1990s, he lettered ‘Through the Habitrails’ and ‘Ultra Klutz’ stories with creator Jeff Nicholson, appearing mostly in “Taboo” (Spiderbaby Grafix) and “Hyena” (Tundra).

He adapted the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem ‘The Raven’ (1798) in “One Eye Open, One Eye Closed” #1 (Chiasmus, 1994) and he wrote a few short stories, drawn by Robert Lewis, in “Negative Burn” (1995–1996).

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9wnglmo

(Jeff Nicholson and Woody created the cover art on “Ultra Klutz Dreams” #1, December 1998)

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Eddy Newell (born 16 July 1957, USA) is a comics creator whose career began in 1989. In the early 1990s, he published at Now and Innovation.

He drew the relaunched “Black Lightning” (DC, 1995–1996), written primarily by the character’s creator, Tony Isabella.

He has also created for Marvel, Image, and other publishers. In the early 2000s, he drew the “Werewolf the Apocalypse” books, written by Joe Gentile, at Moonstone Books.

At his website — http://www.eddynewell.com/cpg/index.php
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yapgcku2

(Newell created the cover of “Black Lightning” #1, February 1995)

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Pierre Wazem (born 16 July 1970, Switzerland) is an illustrator and comics creator. His first comics work was “Livre vert Vietnam” (Papiers Gras, 1997).

Moving to Les Humanoïdes Associés, he produced “Le chant des pavots”, “Bretagne”, and “Comme une rivière” through the end of the decade.

He has written scripts for artist Tom Tirabosco, from “Week-end avec premeditation” (2000) to “Sous-Sols” (2010), and has written the “Koma” series for artist Frederik Peeters since 2003.

Among other works, Wazem created “Presque Sarajevo” (Atrabile, 2002) and “Le pingouin Volant” (La Joie de Lire, 2007).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wazem.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ya96s47j

(Frederick Peeters created the cover art on “Koma” #1 - Die Stimme der Schlote, January 2012, a German edition)

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‘Makyo’ is the pen name of Pierre Fournier (born 16 July 1952, France), a comics creator whose career began in the 1970s.

In 1981, he created ‘Les bogros’ at “Mercredi” and began scripting Alain Dodier’s new feature ‘Gully’. Both features moved to “Spirou” the next year.

He also created ‘Balade au bout du monde’ with artist Laurent Vicomte at Glénat that year, with sequel stories in 1990 and 2003 with other artists.

In 1983, he created ‘Grimion gant de cuir’ at Glénat and ‘Jordan, Le Cycle des Deux Horizons’ with Christian Rossi at Delcourt in 1990.

More recent works include ‘Alzéor Mondraggo’ with David Caryn (Vents d’Ouest, 2001) and his own ‘L’Histoire de chaque jour’ (Glénat, 2004)

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/makyo.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makyo_(comics)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y8sjubb8

(Mayko created the cover of “Grimion gant de cuir” #3 - La petite mort, May 1987)

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Comics writer Frank Giroud (3 May 1956 – 13 July 2018, France) recently died. His biography at Comiclopedia has been updated.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/giroud_f.htm
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycr7mngo

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Pat Duke (born 15 July 1969, USA) is a colorist, artist, writer, and editor.

His work has been published by Antarctic Press, Malibu, Radio Comix (which he co-founded), Dark Horse, CrossGen, and others since the late 1980s.

‘Pat Duke’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9hz72ge
‘Patrick Duke’ in the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycdftb9q

(Terry Moore drew and Duke colored the cover of “Strangers in Paradise” #1, Sep 1994)

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Christopher Golden (born 15 July 1967, USA) is a prolific author of novels, comics, video games, and films. He has written for comics since the 1990s, both solo and in collaboration.

With Tom Sniegoski, he wrote “The Punisher” and “Wolverine / Punisher: Revelation” (Marvel, 1998–1999). They collaborated and also wrote solo on “Angel” and various “Buffy” titles (Dark Horse, 1999–2001).

They also collaborated on “Jade” (Chaos! Comics, 2001–2002) and “Talent” (Boom! Studios, 2006).

In addition to single-issue stories and short stories at various publishers, Golden wrote a “Doctor Fate” mini-series at DC Comics (2003–2004).

In 2007, he and Mike Mignola co-authored the novel “Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire”, and in 2010 they began co-scripting “Baltimore” comics at Dark Horse. The most recent series finished late in 2016.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Golden
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yalgrnms

(Paul Rivoche created the cover art on “Doctor Fate” #1, October 2003)

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Jack Abel (15 July 1927 – 6 March 1996, USA) was a comic book artist best known as an inker for DC Comics and Marvel Comics.

He was DC’s primary inker on the ‘Superman’ titles in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and he inked penciler Herb Trimpe’s introduction of the popular super-hero ‘Wolverine’ in “The Incredible Hulk” (Marvel, 1974).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/abel_jack.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Abel
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yaod7pco

(Abel created the cover art on “Love Diary” #96, December 1975)

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Guido Crepax (15 July 1933 – 31 July 2003, Italy) was a comics artist whose career began in 1959. He was also an avid wargamer and in the late 1960s published games of his own design.

He is most famous for his character Valentina, created in 1965 and very representative of the spirit of the 1960s. The “Valentina” series of books and strips became noted for Crepax’s sophisticated drawing and for the psychedelic, dreamlike storylines, generally involving a strong dose of eroticism.

A film based on his work called “Baba Yaga”, featuring the character Valentina, was made in 1973.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/crepax.htm (some explicit images)
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guido_Crepax
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yawvqxks (some explicit images)

(Crepax created the cover art on “Corto Maltese” #66, March 1989)

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Richard Case (born 14 July 1964, USA) is a comics creator whose career began in the 1980s.

After assisting Walt Simonson in the mid-1980s, his first work was on ‘Doctor Strange’ in “Strange Tales” and early issues of “Doctor Strange, Sorceror Supreme” (Marvel, 1988–1989).

At DC Comics, he penciled “Doom Patrol” (1989–1993), co-created the “Ghostdancing” limited series (1995), and worked on “Shade, the Changing Man” (1995–1996).

He also drew both of the sequels to “Books of Magic” — “Names of Magic” (2001) and “Hunter: the Age of Magic” (2001–2003).

In addition to Marvel and DC, he has also published at Caliber, Big Entertainment, Image, Dynamite, and others.

Not to be confused with Golden Age artist Richard Case (active ~1940–1955).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/case_richard.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Case
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9q4gple

(Case created the cover art on “Doom Patrol” #21, April 1989)

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