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 975,000 cover scans !

We reached 975,000 comic covers. The milestone issue was Lady S. #5 - Une taupe à Washington from the French adventure series by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Aymond.

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


Walt Barna (b. ????)

????? September 23
Illustrator who has worked in comics, book covers and children's books.

Peter David (b. 1956)

1956 September 23
Writer of The Incredible Hulk from Marvel Comics.
Creator of Soulsearchers & Co. from Claypool Comics.
Writer of various novels (Star Trek, Alien Nation, Photon, etc.).

Kåre Persson (b. 1956)

1956 September 23 - 2016 January 16
Kåre Persson was a Swedish physician, cartoonist and a long-time translator of the French comic series Lucky Luke. Starting in 1973, when Persson's father, Boris Persson, was the publisher of the series' Swedish publisher, Albert Bonniers, and asked his son to translate his first album. He then continued as main translator until Bonniers completed his Lucky Luke release in 1989.

Paul Ryan (b. 1949)

1949 September 23 - 2016 March 6
Long run on Fantastic Four with Tom DeFalco.
Squadron Supreme limited series.
Creator and artist for various New Universe characters.

藤沢志月 (b. ????)

????? September 23
Shizuki Fujisawa (藤沢志月) is a manga artist. Works include Hatsu*Haru (ハツ*ハル), Kimi No Tonari De Seishunchuu (キミのとなりで青春中。), Kanojo wa Mada Koi wo Shiranai (彼女はまだ恋を知らない / She's a Good Girl, I'm Free Fallin') and Yuzuki-san Chi no Yon Kyoudai (柚木さんちの四兄弟。) among others.

Claire Champeval (b. 1971)

1971 September 22
Graphiste, coloriste. A rejoint Moebius Production en 1998.

Lillian Chestney (b. 1913)

1913 September 22 - 2000 August 6
Additional biographical information found:
Women and the Comics (Eclipse Books, 1985) by Trina Robbins and Catherine Yronwode.

Christof Kohlhöfer (b. 1942)

1942 September 22
Artist, painter, photographer and video artist.

Magdalene Visaggio (b. 1984)

1984 September 22
Co-creator of Sanctuary.
Creator of Andrew Jackson in Space, Vagrant Queen and The Ojja-Wojja: A Teen Horror Mystery or Whatever, You Know?.
Writer of Kim & Kim, Quantum Teens Are Go, Kim & Kim: Love is a Battlefield and Sex Death Revolution.
Writer of Valiant Comics 2019 Doctor Mirage limited series.

浅野いにお (b. 1980)

1980 September 22
Inio Asano (浅野いにお) is a manga artist whose career began in 1998. Among his works are Solanin (ソラニン), Goodnight Punpun (おやすみプンプン), Nijigahara Holograph (虹ヶ原ホログラフ), Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction (デッドデッドデーモンズデデデデデストラクション) and others.

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
14,441 publishers
50,515 creators
168,331 series
1,776,550 issues
146,027 variant issues
393,233 issue indexes
988,154 covers
3,230,619 stories