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GCD Comics Timeline

Joyce Brabner (born 1 March 1952, USA) is a writer of political comics who sometimes collaborated with her late husband Harvey Pekar (1939–2010). Brabner is also a liberal social activist.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Brabner
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YM2LA

(Mark Badger created the cover art on “Activists!”, 1995, which was written and edited by Brabner)

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The Grand Comics Database is organized as a not-for-profit corporation with a member-elected Board of Directors.

Volunteers become members through their contributions to the GCD and any member can choose to run for a seat on the Board. New ideas from members around the world make this challenging role a rewarding experience.

Is this the year you finally announce your intention to join the Board?

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Ms Marvel (Kamala Khan)
( http://ow.ly/g5aL309sjan , http://ow.ly/rGpi309sjhs )

Kamala Khan is a Marvel Comics superheroine. Created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Adrian Alphona, Khan is Marvel's first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. Khan made her first appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) before going on to star in the solo series Ms. Marvel, which debuted in February 2014.

Within the Marvel Universe, Khan is a teenage Pakistani American from Jersey City, New Jersey with shapeshifting abilities, who discovers that she has Inhuman genes in the aftermath of the "Inhumanity" storyline and assumes the mantle of Ms. Marvel from her idol Carol Danvers after Danvers becomes Captain Marvel. Marvel's announcement that a Muslim character would headline a comic book was met with widespread reaction and the first volume of Ms. Marvel won the Hugo Award for best graphic story in 2015.

excerpted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ms._Marvel_(Kamala_Khan)

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Wendi Lee (born 29 February 1956, USA) is a comic book writer and editor who was active in the late 1980s and 1990s.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YM0Y2

(Daniel Brereton painted the cover of “Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice” #4, December 1995, and Lee wrote the story)

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Nelson Yomtov (29 February 1952, USA) is an author and comics artist. He is sometimes credited as ‘Nels Yomtov’.

His comics career began in 1969 as a production artist at Marvel. He is credited for coloring there through the mid-1990s, and has colored for other publishers as well.

He was an editor at Marvel 1990–1992, working on series such as “Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser”, “Darkhawk”, and “Avengers West Coast”.

In 1994, he wrote stories in “Marvel Comics Presents”. He adapted animated ‘Spider-Man’ cartoons in “Spider-Man Adventures” (1994–1995) and wrote new stories in “The Adventures of Spider-Man” (1996–1997).

Yomtov is a prolific author in a variety of fields, such as a series of “How to Be the Best at…” sports books and a series of graphic history books for middle-school children.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/dbMb309sfPF

(Bud Budiansky and Joe Sinnott drew the cover of “Marvel Treasury Edition” #22, 1979, which Yomtov colored)

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John Coleman Burroughs (28 February 1913 – 22 February 1979, USA) was a book illustrator, an author, and a comics artist and writer.

From 1937, he illustrated all of the books written by his father, Edgar Rice Burroughs.

He adapted the ‘John Carter of Mars’ stories in “The Funnies” 34–56 (Dell, 1939–1941) and then in a syndicated Sunday strip (1941–1943).

He created a ‘Pellucidar’ story, 12 pages of which appeared in “Hi-Spot” #2 (Hawley, 1940). The full story was published in 1968 by Greystoke Press.

Burroughs’s wife Jane Ralston assisted on his art and was his model for the heroines he drew.

He collaborated with her and with his brother Hulbert Burroughs on short stories, and he published a novel in 1967.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/burroughs_j-coleman.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Coleman_Burroughs
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YLSF7

(Either Burroughs or E.C. Stoner drew the cover of “Hi-Spot” #2, November 1940)

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Milton Caniff (28 February 1907 — 3 April 1988, USA) was a popular and influential artist. He is best-known today for his syndicated comic strips ‘Terry and the Pirates’, ‘Male Call’, and ‘Steve Canyon’. Many artists cite his inspiration or influence on their own work.

In 1934, he created ‘Terry and the Pirates’ and continued with the famous strip until 1946. He created the memorable Dragon Lady, one of the titular pirates.

The aviator adventure strip changed tone at the end of 1941, when Terry joined the military. He spent the war flying from a base in China. Dragon Lady her pirates became Chinese partisans fighting the Japanese.

During the war, Caniff also created and donated a strip for military newspapers. It began as a variant ‘Terry and the Pirates’ in 1942 but soon became ‘Male Call’, starring Miss Lace.

Readers appreciated not only the pretty women but the real-world portrayal of servicemen — in one famous strip, Lace lost her temper at a civilian who mocked her date, who had lost an arm.

Caniff created ‘Steve Canyon’ in 1946 for Field Enterprises, who agreed to purchase the strip from him rather than employ him and own the strip, which was the case with ‘Terry’. Caniff produced the strip until his death in 1988.

A veteran when the strip began, aviator Canyon re-enlisted for the Korean War and remained in the Air Force afterwards. There was a “Steve Canyon” television show in 1958, created with the approval and possible support of the United States Air Force.

Caniff was one of the founders of the National Cartoonists Society (NCS), served two terms as its President, and received the first Cartoonist of the Year Award for 1946 — which included his work on both ‘Steve Canyon’ and ‘Terry and the Pirates’.

He received multiple other NCS awards, including the Gold Key Award in 1981, and the Society named the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in his honor when it was created in 1994.

He was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1988.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/caniff.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Caniff
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/YLSjY

(Caniff drew the cover art on “Large Feature Comic” #6, 1939)

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Antonio Cossu (born 28 February 1952, Italy) is a comics creator who began his career in the late 1970s. He published the series ‘Alceister Crowley’ in “Spirou” from 1980.

Among other work in the 1980s, he drew several dark stories written by Michel Jamsin (collected as “Histoires Alarmantes”), some of which were translated to English in “Cheval Noir” (Dark Horse, early 1990s).

Cossu co-founded Oro Productions with Philippe Foerster in 1993 and they launched the magazine “Brazil”.

He and writer Rodolphe (Rodolphe Jacquette) created the series “Angie” at Casterman in 2004.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cossu.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/g3qY309qpHR

(Cossu created the cover art on “Carte Blanche” #10, 1985)

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Riri Williams ( http://ow.ly/rDe8309pjHy )

Riri Williams, created by Brian Michael Bendis and designed by Stefano Caselli, first appeared in Invincible Iron Man volume 7 #7, written by Bendis and drawn by Mike Deodato.

Williams stars in the eighth volume of Invincible Iron Man, which began in Fall 2016, under the codename Ironheart.

Riri Williams is a 15-year-old engineering student attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on scholarship. Working alone, Riri designs a suit of armor similar to the Iron Man armor using material stolen from campus. Tony Stark heard of Riri's accomplishment and went to go meet her. During their meeting, Tony Stark states to Riri that he will endorse her decision to be a superhero.

excerpted from http://ow.ly/QqYn309pjNT

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Eiwin Mark (born 27 February 1969, Canada?) was an editor on the Aircel comics line from its beginning in 1985 through the acquisition by Malibu Comics in 1988 and on through 1991. He also lettered most of the comics, as well as other titles at Malibu.

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/ZdDr309nVj1

(Patrick McEown penciled and Barry Blair inked the cover of “Samurai” #1, September 1985, which Mark edited and lettered)

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