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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


Feg Murray (15 May 1894 – 16 July 1973, USA) was a competitive athlete when he was young, holding multiple U.S. National Championships in field and track in the late 1910s. He took the bronze medal in 110 meter hurdles at the 1920 Olympics.

In the 1920s, he established himself as a sports cartoonist, working in New York City. In 1930 he moved to California and began working in other genres as well.

He is known for the very popular feature ‘Seein’ Stars’, full of images and gossip about Hollywood. It ran as a daily cartoon from 1933 to 1941 and then as a weekly until 1951. Some were reprinted in David McKay’s “Ace Comics” in the 1930s and 1940s.

He also drew one and two-page filler stories that appeared in Quality comics in the early 1940s. Episodes of another syndicated feature, “True Stories About Stamps”, appeared in a few comics from Parents’ Magazine Press in the later 1940s.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/murray_feg.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feg_Murray
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y965mqt2

(Joe Musial created the cover of “Ace Comics” #1, April 1937, which includes two pages of ‘Seein’ Stars’ among its 68 pages of syndicate reprints)

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Hiroyuki Takei (武井 宏之, born 15 May 1972, Japan) is a manga artist who began his career in fanzines and then became an assistant to Tamakichi Sakura in 1992.

In 1996, he published his own stories in the “Weekly Shōnen Jump” winter special. One of them became his first feature, ‘Butsu Zone’ (‘Buddha Zone’), serialized during 1997.

Takei is best known for ‘Shaman King’, serialized from 1998 to 2004. It is the story of a young shaman who must battle others to become the Shaman King. The 32 original volumes were released in 27 oversize kanzenban volumes in 2008.

An anime was originally broadcast 2001–2002. Takei also created the related features ‘Shaman King: Funbari Poem’ (2004–2005), ‘Shaman King: Zero’ (2011–2014), and ‘Shaman King: Flowers’ (2012–2014).

He created the science-fiction feature ‘Jumbor Barutronica’ with writer Mikami Hiromasa in “Weekly Shōnen Jump” (2007). Since 2010, the two creators have revived the feature as ‘Jumbor’ in “Ultra Jump”.

He also created ‘Karakuri Dôji Ultimo’ (‘Mechanical Boy: Ultimo’) in “Jump SQ” (2009–2015). Stan Lee created the “Ultimo” concept, featuring equally-powered robots with differing motivations, to appeal to both Japanese and American fans.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/takei_hiroyuki.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroyuki_Takei
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/ycwfnwhx
In the IMDb — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0847514/

(Takei created the cover of “Shaman King” #1, August 2003, an English edition)

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#InMemoriam2018
R.I.P. Margot Kidder

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Bob Wayne (born 14 May 1954, USA) is a comics executive and writer.

He worked in Sales at DC Comics from 1987 to 2014, retiring from the position of Senior Vice-President.

Wayne wrote “Time Masters” (DC, 1990) and its prelude in “Secret Origins” #43 (1989), which introduced Rip Hunter into DC Universe continuity following the events of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” (1985).

In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y78ozx82

(Art Thibert created the cover art on “Time Masters” #2, March 1990)

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Brad Anderson (14 May 1924 – 30 August 2015, USA) was a comics creator who worked in advertising, magazine cartoons, and syndicated features.

He is known for his creation ‘Marmaduke’, a panel cartoon featuring an affable Great Dane dog. He created the comic in 1954 and worked on it until his death.

He was assisted by Phil Leeming (1955–1962), then by Dorothy Leeming (1963–1969), and later by his son, Paul Anderson (2004–2015).

Anderson received the newspaper-panel award from the National Cartoonists Society in 1978.

Not to be confused with USA comic-book colorist Brad Anderson, who began working in the late 1990s.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/anderson_brad.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Anderson_(cartoonist)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9kfjqbv

(Anderson created the art on the cover of “Marmaduke Rides Again!” #TK 1218, mid-1970s)

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‘Lambil’ is the pen name of Willy Lambillotte (born 14 May 1936, Belgium), a comics creator whose career began when he was a teenager.

He is known for his work on the popular series ‘Les Tuniques Bleues’ in “Spirou” (1972+), which appears in English as “The Bluecoats” (Cinebook, 2008+). The humorous feature is set in the USA Civil War and is written by its creator, Raoul Cauvin.

Lambil has received the Prix Géant de la BD (2004) and the Grand Prix Saint-Michel (2006) at Brussels.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lambil.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambil
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7pvwcj5

(Lambil created the cover art on “The Bluecoats” #1 - Robertsonville Prison, November 2008)

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Andrew Pepoy (born 13 May 1969, USA) is a comics creator who works in comic books and syndicated strips.

His career began in the 1990s and he works both as a full artist and as an inker for other pencilers. He works with a variety of publishers in an equal variety of genres.

His many credits include “Alien Nation: The FirstComers” (Malibu, 1991), “Mutant X” (Marvel, 1998–2001), and “Fables” and “Jack of Fables” (DC/Vertigo, 2006–2016).

His current work includes “Simpsons Comics” (2002+) and lots of other series at Bongo Comics. At the end of 2017, “B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine” (Archie) began reprinting his ‘Katie Keene’ stories from a decade earlier.

Pepoy received an Inkwell Award in 2014 for his body of work other than at Marvel or DC Comics.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pepoy_andrew.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Pepoy
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y88r7by5

(Pepoy created this cover of “Archie” #646, September 2013)

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Marv Wolfman (born 13 May 1946, USA) is prolific, popular, and influential comic book writer.

He was an active participant in 1960s comics fandom, publishing “Fighting Hero Comics” and other fanzines. His professional career began in the late 1960s.

He is well-known for his definitive run on “Tomb of Dracula” (Marvel, 1972–1979) with Gene Colan and for “The New Teen Titans” (DC, 1980–1988), which he created with George Pérez.

He and Colan created vampire-slayer Blade in the pages of “Tomb of Dracula”. He and Pérez also collaborated on “Crisis on Infinite Earths” (1985–1986).

Wolfman received an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 1979 and Eagle Awards in the UK in 1982, 1984, and 1985. He and Pérez shared Jack Kirby Awards for Best Limited Series for “Crisis” in both 1985 and 1986.

He received a Scribe Award for the novel “Superman Returns” in 2007 and a National Jewish Book Award in 2008 for the non-fiction “Homeland: The Illustrated History of the State of Israel”, drawn by Mario Ruiz.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marv_Wolfman
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y7h4k3uz

(Gene Colan and Tom Palmer created the cover of “Tomb of Dracula” #70, August 1979, the final issue)

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Marcia Snyder (13 May 1907 – 27 February 1976, USA) was a magazine cartoonist and comics creator in the 1940s and 1950s.

Her credits in the GCD are mostly at Fiction House. She also worked for Timely (Marvel) and Fawcett.

She drew ‘Camilla’ in “Jungle Comics” (1944–1946) as well as other features. She assisted Fran Hopper with inking on ‘Jane Martin’ in “Wings Comics” (1946), a feature Hopper drew.

At Pulp Artists — http://www.pulpartists.com/Snyder.html
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcia_Snyder
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/y9heb448

(Snyder created the ‘Camilla’ story in “Jungle Comics” #163, Summer 1954)

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Makoto Kobayashi (小林 まこと, born 13 May 1958, Japan) is a comics creator whose career began in the late 1970s.

His early work includes ‘Grapple Three Brothers’ and ‘1,2 no Sanshirou’ in “Shōnen Weekly” — the latter won the Kodansha Award for boys’ manga in 1981.

He is known for his creation ‘What’s Michael?’ (in “Shūkan Mōningu”, 1984–1989), about an endearing red tomcat. The feature has been translated into English at least twice and supported two OVAs (1985, 1988) and an anime (1988–1989).

Kobayashi received a second Kodansha Award in 1986 for “What’s Michael?”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/koboyashi.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makoto_Kobayashi_(artist)
In the GCD — https://tinyurl.com/yd8eh474

(Kobayashi created the cover art on “What’s Michael?” #9 - The Ideal Cat, April 2004)

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