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We made a change to our search funtionality
  • Credit searches using the dropdown selection on the top of the page now use a different search technology. The site response is much faster, and the search is not looking for the exact term any more, but behaves similar to our regular search and looks for occurrences of the terms in the credit field. E.g. "Romita Jr." also finds "Romita, Jr.". It is now also easier to find joint work, e.g. the phrase "Stan Lee Jack Kirby" will find all co-authored stories, no matter the order of these two names in the credit field. The earlier behaviour is still accessible via credit searches using the advanced search.
  • The feature of a story can be used as an additional filter on the regular search result page.
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We reached 300,000 indexed issues!

With the Norwegian comic Tempo #16/1972 we reached a new milestone for indexes issues.

Considering that from our almost 90.000 variant comics, more than 30.000 are variants of an indexed issue, we have even more comics with detailed information about the comic, the cover and other content.

And while we are at milestones, in Justice League #4 - The Grid our 2,222,222nd sequence is recorded.

Comics Creators

We now added the ability to record data about your favorite comics Creators: artists, writers, letterers, and even editors and production people!

To begin, thousands of names have been imported from Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999. Dr. Bails spent a lifetime gathering information on comics Creators, often from interviews and questionnaires filled out by the Creators themselves. We now can have that information integrated into the Grand Comics Database and we are adding new information and new Creators daily.

You can find information on your favorite Creators using the Search function at the top of any page: just type in a name and select the default ‘Everything‘ or ‘Creator‘ from the drop-down list. There are also several new Creator related searches for e.g. awards or art influences.

If you have information to contribute, you can enter it through your indexing account. Creators can be added using the Add New link in the top bar of your editing page. Refer to new documentation in our wiki at the Formatting Documentation page.

GCD Comics Timeline

Valerie D’Orazio (born 23 February 1974, USA) is a comics writer, editor, and critic.

At Acclaim Comics from 1997 to 2000, she worked on “Shadowman” and “Magnus Robot Fighter”.

She joined Creative Services at DC Comics in 2000 and became an assistant editor in 2002. She worked on such titles as “Justice League of America” and “Identity Crisis” until 2004.

As a comics blogger, D’Orazio famously wrote “Goodbye to Comics” in 2006, describing the sexual harassment she encountered in the comics industry and in fandom.

She was the final President of Friends of Lulu (2007–2010), a charitable organization that worked to promote females in the comic book industry and its readership.

She published three stories at Marvel in 2010, and was the editor of MTV Geek from 2010 to 2013.

Fellow comics writer David Gallaher is married to D’Orazio.

At Women in Comics —
At Wikipedia —'Orazio
In the GCD —

(Laurence Campbell created the cover of “Punisher MAX: Butterfly” #1, May 2010)

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Craig Yoe (born 23 February 1951, USA) is an author, editor, art director, graphic designer, cartoonist, and comics historian.

He is known for his focus on forgotten, obscure, or hard-to-find comic strips and comic books for his meticulous restorations and hardcover reprints.

His Yoe! Studio created the line of Classic Comic Characters figures produced by Dark Horse (2000–2004).

Currently, his Yoe Comics is producing reprints of ‘Popeye’ comics by Bud Sagendorf, published by IDW in “Classic Popeye” (2012+).

At Wikipedia —
In the GCD —

(Boody Rogers created the art on the cover of “Boody. The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers”, February 2009)

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Jim Main (born 23 February 1955, USA) co-founded Spotlight Comics (1983–1989) with Rich Maurizio and Kelley Jarvis. He edited all of the comics the company published.

‘Spotlight Comics’ at Wikipedia —
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(Jim Engel created the cover of “Might Mouse and Friends Holiday Special” #1, 1987)

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Ken Selig (born 23 February 1932, USA) is a comics artist and editor.

He began his career drawing at Harvey Comics in 1965. Later, he edited there (from 1987).

From 1991 to 1994, he edited the Lorne-Harvey line of classic Harvey reprints, particularly ‘Black Cat’. He drew a few covers, as well.

Selig has worked at Archie Comics since 1993, primarily as an inker.

In the GCD —

(Jack Katz penciled and Selig inked the cover of “Harvey Pop Comics” #2, November 1969)

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Doug Allen (born 22 February 1956, USA) is a cartoonist, illustrator, and musician.

His weekly feature ‘Steven’ was syndicated to alternative papers from 1977 to 1994 and published in comics by Kitchen Sink Press (1989–1996).

Allen collaborated with Gary Leib on “Idiotland” (Fantagraphics, 1993–1994). He has appeared in “The New Yorker”, “Weirdo”, “Duplex Planet Illustrated”, and other magazines and comics.

At Comiclopedia —
At Wikipedia —
In the GCD —

(Allen and Leib created the cover of “Idiotland” #1, May 1993)

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Edward Gorey (22 February 1925 – 15 April 2000, USA) was an American writer and artist noted for his macabre illustrated books.

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(Gorey created the cover art on “Amphigorey: Fifteen Books”, 1972)

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Reed Crandall (22 February 1917 – 13 September 1982, USA) was a magazine illustrator and early comic book artist.

He is best known for “Blackhawk” at Quality Comics in the 1940s and for stories at EC Comics in the 1950s.

Crandall was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2009.

At Comiclopedia —
At Wikipedia —
In the GCD —

(Crandall created the cover of “Crack Comics” #48, May 1947)

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Raoul Giordan (22 February 1926 – 18 January 2017, France) was a comics creator who often collaborated with his brother, Robert Giordan (1922–1984) under the pen-name ‘R. R. Giordan’.

After working in animation, their career in comics began in 1946. They published together at De La Foux in the early 1950s and Raoul also did caricatures and cartoons for general magazines such as “Ici Paris”.

From 1952, the brothers worked at Artima for many decades. Their features included ‘Tom Tempest’, the science-fiction ‘Les Fancis’, ‘Thierry’, and others.

In the 1970s, they created graphic adaptations of science fiction novels at Fleuve Noir. From the mid-1970s, Raoul did more painting than comics, and by 1983 both he and Robert retired from comics.

Raoul returned briefly in 1993, working on ‘Space Gordon’ with writer André-Paul Duchateau.

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(‘R. R. Giordan’ created the cover of “Meteor” #25, date unknown)

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Bryan Lee O’Malley (born 21 February 1979, Canada) is a comics creator widely known for “Scott Pilgrim”.

He began working as a letterer at Oni Press in 2002. He published his first graphic novel “Lost at Sea” there in 2003.

He created the popular “Scott Pilgrim” in six volumes (2004–2010) and capped it off with the film adaptation “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” (Universal, 2010).

In 2016, he and Leslie Hunt collaborated on “Snotgirl” at Image. He is also a songwriter and musician known as ‘Kupek’ and other stage names. He lives in the USA.

O’Malley received a 2005 Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent, and Joe Shuster Awards for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist in both 2006 and 2015. In 2010, he received an Eisner Award and a Harvey Award.

At Comiclopedia —
At Wikipedia —'Malley
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In the IMDb —

(O’Malley created the cover of “Lost at Sea”, November 2003)

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Joseph M. Monks (born 21 February 1968, USA) is an author and film director.

He wrote comics stories from the end of the 1980s through the 1990s. He is known for co-creating the horror comic “Cry for Dawn” (1989–1992).

In 2002, he lost his sight and published his first prose fiction. In 2013, his first feature film was released.

At Wikipedia —
In the GCD — (some explicit images)
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(Bernie Wrightson created the cover of “The Night Terrors” #1, 2000, which includes stories by Monks)

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