Welcome to the Grand Comics Database!

The Grand Comics Database (GCD) a nonprofit, internet-based organization of international volunteers dedicated to building a database covering all printed comics throughout the world, and we're glad you're here! Give our search a try, or take a look at the menu to the left to see how you can help us improve the site.


The Grand Comics Database is only made possible through volunteers from around the world. From indexers to editors, programmers to website administrators, we are fans working together to create the most comprehensive comics database online. We are a growing global community with new registrations coming from North America and ‘the four corners of the earth’ — Brazil, Europe, India, and Australia!

Infographic #3 - 2016 Registrations

We made a couple of smaller changes to the site recently, these include
  • search results can be filtered by country and by language
  • the on-sale weekly list can be used to add issues to your my.comics.org-collection
  • using the advanced search you have more options for filtering by reprint(ed) status

GCD Comics Timeline


George Wilhelms (23 February 1913 – June 2002, USA) was a comic-book artist active from the 1940s to the 1960s.

From 1940 to 1942, he produced work for Fiction House. He drew features such as ‘Gale Allen’ in “Planet Camics” and ‘Parachute Patrol’ in “Wings Comics”. His byline at this time was ‘George Carl Wilhelms’.

After serving in World War II, he drew at the American Comics Group (ACG) through the 1960s. He produced horror and supernatural stories for anthology series such as “Adventures into the Unknown” and “Out of the Night”.

In 1951 and 1952, he took over from Ken Bald on ‘The Time Travelers’ in “Operation: Peril” (the entire feature was recently collected).

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wilhelms_george.htm
‘George Carl Wilhelms’ in the GCD — http://ow.ly/lmuH309hbda
‘George Wilhelms’ in the GCD — http://ow.ly/dgzw309hbcm

(Ken Bald drew the cover of “Adventures into the Unkown” #23, September 1951, which includes a story by Wilhelms)

comment on facebook google+ email

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 — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/allan.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Allen
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/PrRA309eI8e

(Allen created the cover of “Zero Zero” #23, Apr-May 1998)

comment on facebook google+ email

Rand Holmes (22 February 1942 – 15 March 2002, Canada) was an artist known for his political illustrations and cartoons and for his underground comix.

He began working at “The Georgia Straight” in Vancouver in 1969 as an illustrator. He created the comic strip ‘Harold Hedd’ there, and it was also printed in “The Body Politic” (Toronto) and other community papers.

Some ‘Harold Hedd’ strips were collected in two comix in the 1970s, and Holmes also published in other titles that decade.

In the 1980s, he published in ‘new undergrounds’ from Kitchen Sink Press, Pacific Comics, Eclipse Comics, and others. He created his longest story, two issues of “Harold Hedd in ‘Hitler’s Cocaine’” (1984), at Kitchen Sink.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/holmes_rand.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rand_Holmes
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/WBMm309eHZT (some explicit images)

(Holmes created the cover of “Death Rattle” #9, February 1987)

comment on facebook google+ email

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

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gorey_edward.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Gorey
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/NqDi309eHRR

(Gorey created the cover art on “National Lampoon” v1#21, December 1971)

comment on facebook google+ email

Pete Hoffman (22 February 1919 – 7 September 2013, USA) was a syndicated cartoonist. After serving in World War II, he became a ghost artist on the strip ‘Steve Roper’ through 1954.

He created the ‘Jeff Cobb’ syndicated strip in 1954, about a private investigator, and produced it until his retirement in 1978.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hoffman_pete.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Hoffman
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/pRQ9309eHIz

(Hoffman created the cover art on “Farming for Our Future”, 1987)

comment on facebook google+ email

R.I.P. James Stevenson, 1929-2017 (https://www.comics.org/credit/name/James%20Stevenson/sort/chrono/)

James Stevenson (born July 11, 1929) was an American illustrator and author of over 100 children’s books. His cartoons appeared regularly in The New Yorker magazine. He usually used a unique comic book style of illustration that is very recognizable. His books, like What’s Under My Bed, have been featured on the Reading Rainbow television series. In 1987 Stevenson won the Caldecott Honor for his book “When I Was Nine”.

Stevenson died Friday, February 17,2017, at his home in Cos Cob from complications of pneumonia. He was 87. http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/James-Stevenson-New-Yorker-ca...

comment on facebook google+ email

The Grand Comics Database is only made possible through volunteers from around the world.

From indexers to editors, programmers to website administrators, we are fans working together to create the most comprehensive comics database online.

We are a growing global community with new registrations coming from North America and ‘the four corners of the earth’ — Brazil, Europe, India, and Australia!

comment on facebook google+ email

Reed Crandall (22 February 1917 – 13 September 1982, USA) was a magazine illustrator and early comic book artist. He was 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 — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_Crandall
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_Crandall
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/6LyO309eHjY

(Crandall created the cover art on “Blackhawk” #23, February 1949)

comment on facebook google+ email

Andy Diggle (born 22 February 1971, UK) was an editor from the late 1990s, eventually editing “2000 AD” and “Judge Dredd”. He also wrote stories for the magazines.

From 2003 to 2008, he wrote for DC Comics. He wrote mini-series featuring ‘Adam Strange’, ‘Batman’, and ‘Green Arrow’.

For the Vertigo imprint, he and artist Jock (Mark Simpson) created “The Losers” (2003–2006), very loosely based on Robert Kanigher’s 1969 creation set in World War II. The popular series won an Eagle Award in 2004 and was adapted to film in 2010.

Diggle moved to Marvel to take over “Thunderbolts” (2009), followed by a run of ‘Daredevil’ stories (2009–2011).

He continues to write for IDW, Image, DC Comics, and others.
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Diggle
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/3f19309eGno

(Francesco Mattina painted the cover of “Thunderbolts” #126, January 2009, the first issue written by Diggle)

comment on facebook google+ email

Ferruccio Alessandri (born 22 February 1935, Italy) is a cartoonist and artist, editor of the journals “Lupo Alberto” and “Nilus”, translator, and critic.

At Wikipedia (in Italian) — https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferruccio_Alessandri
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YAocK (some explicit images)

(André Juillard created the cover art on “Le Avventure della Storia” 5, April 1986, which Alessandri edited)

comment on facebook google+ email

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 f or 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
Login
email
password
Comics Calendar
Statistics
10,198 publishers
6,534 brands
5,302 indicia publishers
107,160 series
1,357,361 issues
68,786 variant issues
273,153 issue indexes
656,568 covers
1,913,894 stories