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 to track and manage your comic collection.

The Grand Comics Database is sad to announce the passing of longtime contributor Jerry Hillegas. He was 60 years old.

Jerry's involvement with the GCD began probably close to 20 years ago. He made many contributions, especially in the area of Underground comics, adding many titles we were missing when he joined. He was both an indexer and an editor.

He collected covers with barber poles, and covers that featured rain. He loved Batman comics, collecting pretty much every Batman book every month, and had runs back to the '70s or earlier. Many of them were bound into hardback volumes. Those who met him in person consistently described him as a great person.

Rest in peace.

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New credits editing workflow and storage!

We deployed our new editing workflow for creator credits and features. The current text fields will step-by-step be replaced by links in the database, where the editing uses an auto-complete functionality. With this new functionality, we will have much better internal linking and searching for the work of creators.

The ability to link creators to story records is one of the biggest changes in the history of the GCD.

Uploading Milestone!

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We reached 875,000 cover scans !

We reached 875,000 comic covers. The milestone issue was Robotech #23 from Titan.

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

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

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)
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.
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The Grand Comics Database Team
Comics Calendar
13,524 publishers
30,445 creators
153,480 series
1,666,094 issues
126,003 variant issues
361,835 issue indexes
880,981 covers
2,861,765 stories