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 950,000 cover scans !

We reached 950,000 comic covers. The milestone issue was Wild Western #3 a British reprint of Wild Western (Marvel, 1948 series) #47 (January 1956).

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


Joe Letterese (b. 1917)

1917 June 19 - 1991 June 3
Letterer at DC Comics from 1950 to 1992.

Greil Marcus (b. 1945)

1945 June 19
Author, journalist and critic.

Dick Rogers (b. 1929)

1929 June 19
In the early 1960's began cartooning by assisting George Crenshaw before moving on to his own strips.

Gena Rowlands (b. 1930)

1930 June 19
Film, stage and television actress whose career spans decades. She wrote some stories for the series Crime Does Not Pay in 1952-53.

井上桃太 (b. 1985)

1985 June 19
Momota Inoue (井上桃太) is a manga artist whose output includes the series Red Enza (赤きエンザ / Akaki Enza) as well as manga adaptations of the video games Puzzle & Dragons X (パズドラクロス / Pazudora Kurosu) and Puzzle & Dragons Z (パズドラZ / Pazudora Z). Other works include multiple adaptations of the Pokemon movie series.

Michael Barnaart (b. 1983)

1983 June 18
A fashion designer by trade, Barnaart has also illustrated several stories for his favourite comic book series, Jan, Jans en de kinderen in magazine Libelle.

James Montgomery Flagg (b. 1877)

1877 June 18 - 1960 May 27
James Montgomery Flagg was an American artist, comics artist and illustrator. He worked in media ranging from fine art painting to cartooning, but is best remembered for his political posters.

Mark Gruenwald (b. 1953)

1953 June 18 - 1996 August 12
Long time editor of Marvel Comics.
Writer of Squadron Supreme limited series.
Co-creator of D.P.7.
After his death, as per his request, his ashes was mixed with the ink used to print Squadron Supreme (Marvel, 1987 series).

Carolyn Wells (b. 1862)

1862 June 18 - 1942 March 26
Carolyn Wells was an American writer and poet. Her first book, At the Sign of the Sphinx (1896), was a collection of charades. Her next publications were The Jingle Book and The Story of Betty (1899), followed by a book of verse entitled Idle Idyls (1900). After 1900, Wells wrote numerous novels and collections of poetry.

Wells wrote a total of more than 170 books. During the first ten years of her career, she concentrated on poetry, humor, and children's books. Then she devoted herself to mystery stories.

In addition to books, Wells also wrote for newspapers. Her poetry accompanies the work of some of the leading artists in illustration and cartooning, often in the form of Sunday magazine cover features that formed continuing narratives from week to week. Her first known illustrated newspaper work is a two part series titled Animal Alphabet, illustrated by William F. Marriner, which appeared in the Sunday comics section of the New York World. Many additional series ensued over the years, including the bizarre classic Adventures of Lovely Lilly (New York Herald, 1906–07). The last series she penned was Flossy Frills Helps Out (American Weekly, 1942), which appeared after her death.

吉住渉 (b. 1963)

1963 June 18
Shojo mangaka known for works like Handsome na Kanojo (ハンサムな彼女), Marmalade Boy (ママレード・ボーイ), Mint na Bokura (ミントな僕ら) and Ultra Maniac (ウルトラマニアック).

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
14,267 publishers
47,558 creators
165,469 series
1,748,639 issues
141,489 variant issues
386,946 issue indexes
967,686 covers
3,164,299 stories