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We reached 400,000 indexed issues !

We reached 400,000 indexed issues. The milestone issue was Hellboy #[8] - Trzecie życzenie i inne opowieści from the Polish edition of Hellboy from publisher Egmont Polska.

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


Dennis Eichhorn (b. 1945)

1945 August 19 - 2015 October 8
Writer, editor, publisher, journalist. Best known as the creator of the series Real Stuff.

Stefano Gaudiano (b. 1966)

1966 August 19
Stefano moved to the USA in 1981. He published the six-issue limited series 'Kafka' with Steven T. Seagle in 1987. He worked for various comic publisher including Dark Horse until 2001 when he started working for DC on Gotham Central and Batman Family. He has done storyboards for animated TV series such as X-Men, The Mummy and Spider-Man Unlimited. In 2012 he was the inker for Valiant comics on X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot and Shadowman and in 2013 he started working as an inker for the Walking Dead Comics.

Additional biographical information:
http://stefanogaudiano.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html

Anne Briardy Mergen (b. 1906)

1906 August 19 - 1994 July 4
The first female editorial cartoonist in the United States and for most of her career the only one.

C. D. Russell (b. 1896)

1896 August 19 - 1963 October 22
C. D. Russell was an American cartoonist best known for his syndicated comic strip Pete the Tramp.

安西信行 (b. 1972)

1972 August 19
Nobuyuki Anzai (安西信行) is a manga artist known for the series Flame of Recca (烈火の炎 / Rekka no Honō), MÄR, Rocket Princess (R・Princess) and Mixim☆11.

Brian Aldiss (b. 1925)

1925 August 18 - 2017 August 19
Brian Aldiss was a writer and anthology editor, best known for science fiction novels and short stories. He received two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, and one John W. Campbell Memorial Award and was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2000 and inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2004. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Literary Society in 1989, and awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to literature in the 2005.

カメントツ (b. 1986)

1986 August 18
KamenTotsu (カメントツ) is a manga artist and web author known for Koguma no Cake-ya San (こぐまのケーキ屋さん) and Morris: Tsuno ga Haeta Neko no Bouken (Morris つのがはえた猫の冒険~).

ソライモネ (b. ????)

????? August 18
Mone Sorai (ソライモネ) is a boy's love manga artist. Works include Bokura no Chikyū no Arukikata (僕らの地球の歩き方 / Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide), Honey Salt and Bitter Sugar (ハニーソルトアンドビターシュガー), Soredemo Koisuru Meitantei (それでも恋する迷探偵), Viva la Vida!!, 88rhapsody and Utakata no Uroko (泡沫の鱗).

夏目房之介 (b. 1950)

1950 August 18
Fusanosuke Natsume (夏目房之介) is a manga critic and scholar. A former manga artist and author of approximately twenty books on manga and manga criticism. Known for using cartooning in his books for fleshing out his analysis. Emeritus Professor of the Graduate Program of Cultural Studies in Corporeal and Visual Representation, Gakushūin University.

首藤剛志 (b. 1948)

1948 August 18 - 2010 October 29
Takeshi Shudo (首藤剛志) was a writer of film, TV anime and novels. Known for works like Space Warrior Baldios (宇宙戦士バルディオス / Uchū Senshi Barudiosu), Magical Princess Minky Momo (魔法のプリンセス ミンキーモモ / Mahō no Purinsesu Minkī Momo), GoShogun (戦国魔神ゴーショーグン / Sengoku Majin GōShōgun), Eternal Filena (永遠のフィレーナ) as well as various films of the Pokémon franchise many of which have been adapted into manga.

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