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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


Santiago Cohen (b. 1954)

1954 June 28
Artist, painter, illustrator, designer, cartoonist.

Dave Geiser (b. 1947)

1947 June 28 - 2020 October 14
Additional biography:
East Hampton Star, "David Geiser, Artist, Was 73", November 5, 2020, https://www.easthamptonstar.com/obituaries/2020115/david-geiser-artist-was-73; and
David Geiser Comics: http://www.geiser.net/davidgeiser/comics.html.

Dave Geiser, a painter, worked in underground comic books in the San Francisco area from 1970 to 1974. His work appeared in Honky Tonk (Company & Sons, 1970 series), Uncle Sham (Yahoo Productions, 1970 series), Bum Wad (Yahoo Productions, 1971 series), Demented Pervert (Yahoo Productions, 1971 series), Clowns (Yahoo Productions, 1972 series), Nickel Library (San Francisco Comic Book Company, 1968 series) #59 (1972), Saloon (Print Mint, 1973 series), and DTs (Yahoo Productions, 1974 series).

His work would appear occasionally in comics thereafter in Pain (Bagginer Press, 1977 series), Up Front Comix (Dave Geiser, 1978 series), and Edge City (Jerry Tomasiewicz, 1979 series).

Adrienne Roy (b. 1953)

1953 June 28 - 2010 December 14
Additional biographical details can be found in the 'DC Profile' feature found in The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #159 (February 1980).

She did support work in production, mostly as a colorist, for DC from 1977 to at least 1999.

Georges Wolinski (b. 1934)

1934 June 28 - 2015 January 7
He was assassinated during the terrorist attack in Paris at the offices of the french satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo".

石川賢 (b. 1948)

1948 June 28 - 2006 November 15
Manga and anime creator. Co-creator of the Getter Robo series (ゲッターロボ) and others.

Geoffrey C. Everts (b. 1958)

1958 June 27 - 2015 October 13
Artist, illustrator and animator. Was animator at Disney Studios.

Cy Hungerford (b. 1888)

1888 June 27 - 1983 May 25
Cy Hungerford began his career around 1903 at the age of 15 drawing cartoons for school and local newspapers in the local Parkersburg, West Virginia area. In 1912 he became a cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Sun (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).

Hungerford did the syndicated comic strip, Snoodles, from 1913 to 1927, and reprinted from then to as late as 1943:
Snoodles daily (Pittsburgh Post) 1913-02-23 - 1913-10-31 [Writer and artist.];
Snoodles daily (Associated Newspapers) 1913-11-01 - 19XX-XX-XX [Writer and artist.];
Snoodles daily (George Matthew Adams Service) 19XX-XX-XX - 1927-XX-XX; 1927-XX-XX - 1943-XX-XX [Reprints] [Writer and artist.]

Allan Holtz speculates that Hungerford might have been the unsigned creator for the comic strip Adventures of Dotto the Want Ad Scout:
Adventures of Dotto the Want Ad Scout daily (Pittsburgh Post) 1913-05-05 - 1913-10-17 [Writer and artist.]

In 1927, Hungerford moved to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) and continued as their editorial cartoonist. There Hungerford created "Pa Pitt", a cartoon symbol for the City of Pittsburgh. He would work for the Post-Gazette until 1977, retiring at the age of 89.

Angelo Palmas (b. 1950)

1950 June 27
Angelo Palmas studied medicine in Trieste and worked in the province of Gorizia as a doctor.

Ulises Arreola (b. 1979)

1979 June 26
Colorist

Jerry Bails (b. 1933)

1933 June 26 - 2006 November 23
Known as "The Father of Comic Book Fandom".
Winner of a cartoon contest in the Kansas City Journal newspaper (Kansas City, Missouri), 1941.
Winner of Victor Wilson Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships for academic excellence throughout 1950s.
Created a predecessor "adzine" for the buying, selling, or trading of items of interest and need to students in the science programs at the University of Chicago, circa early 1950s. Prototype to the Comicollector.
Professor of Science and Technology, Wayne State University (Detroit), 1960-1996 retired.

Additional biography:
Alter Ego, the Best of the Legendary Fanzine (Twomorrows, 1997 series), 1997.
Fifty Who Made DC Great (DC, 1985 series), 1985.
Golden Age of Comic Fandom (Hamster Press, 1995 series), 1995.
Founders of Comic Fandom, Bill Schelly, http://www.billschelly.net/books/founders-of-comic-fandom/excerpt-founders-comic-fandom/, 2010.

Co-founder and Executive Secretary of Academy of Comic Book Fans and Collectors (originally, Academy of Comics Arts and Sciences), 1963.
Organized the "Alley Tally" at the Bails' home, one of the first gatherings of comic fans from around the country to help count the ballots for the first Alley Awards, March 21-22, 1964.
Co-founder with Larry Lattanzi of the Who's Who in Comics Fandom, 1964.
Co-founder with Roy Thomas of the Alley Awards, first comics awards by fans, 1962.
Founder of CAPA-alpha, first comics Amateur Press Association, 1964.
Founder of the Microfilm Library of Comic Art, 1964. Compiled and filmed nearly 3000 black and white microfilm copies of comic books, selling them until circa the mid-1990s when the Kodak Corporation stopped producing the film being used.
Bought and sold comic books during the 1960s until early 1970s.

Was a consultant to many books and articles on comic books.
Interviewed by the New York Times, "Shazam! Vintage Comics Prices Up, Up and Away", January 30, 1965.
Interviewed by Newsweek, "Superfans and Batmaniacs", February 15, 1965 by Hugh McCann.

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