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GCD Comics Timeline


Sue Flaxman (born 17 November 1962, USA) is a novelist and short-story writer. Some of her fiction is published under the pen name ‘Zsuzannah BasReisa’.

She worked at Marvel Comics in the late 1980s. She edited “The Savage Sword of Conan” and “Conan Saga” magazines (1988–1989).

She also wrote stories published in “Marvel Comics Presents”, “Marvel Fanfare”, and “Marvel Super-Heroes” (1989–1991).

At Women in Comics — http://womenincomics.wikia.com/wiki/Sue_Flaxman
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/3G1330gDkOQ

(Ron Frenz and Al Milgrom created the cover of “Marvel Super-Heroes” #5, April 1991, with a ‘Thor’ story by Flaxman)

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François Gilson (born 16 November 1965, Belgium) was one of the main comics writers at “Spirou” in the 1990s.

He joined the weekly magazine in 1989. He created such features as ‘Garage Isidore’ with artist Olis (Olivier Longe), ‘Mélusine’ with Clarke (Frédéric Seron), and ‘Cactus Club’ with Phillipe Bercovici.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gilson_francois.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Gilson
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/WN5a30gBYdm

(Clarke created the cover of “Mélusine” #1 - Sortilèges, January 1995)

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Martin Nodell (15 November 1915 – 9 December 2006, USA) was a cartoonist and commercial artist.

In 1940, he created Green Lantern (Alan Scott) at All-American Comics (which was later acquired by the company that would become DC Comics).

He drew and Bill Fin‘ger wrote his stories in “All-American Comics”, “All Star Comics”, and “Green Lantern” through 1947.

Nodell then went to Timely (which would become Marvel) through the end of the decade. He drew stories of ‘Captain America’, ‘Human Torch’, and ‘Sub-Mariner’.

He left comics in 1950 for a career in commercial illustration. In the 1980s, he published a few items at DC Comics and began to enjoy attention from fans. He was nominated for an Eisner Award the year of his death, 2011.

During his first year in comic books, he used the pen name ‘Mart Dellon’. He then signed his work with both ‘Mart Nodell’ and ‘Martin Nodell’.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Nodell
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nodell_martin.htm
‘Mart Nodell’ in the GCD — http://ow.ly/8Ggr30gAcmA
‘Martin Nodell’ in the GCD — http://ow.ly/gVWm306b9g9

(Nodell created the cover of “Captain America’s Weird Tales” #74, October 1949)

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Edd Vick (born 14 November 1958, USA) has been active in comics since the 1980s.

While he has written comic stories and prose stories, as well as articles about comics and artists, he is most prolific as an editor and publisher.

He founded MU Press in 1990 and published nearly 300 comics through about 2006, primarily anthropomorphic titles.

Among his longest-running series were “Desert Peach” by Donna Barr (1990–1996) and “Rhudiprrt, Prince of Fur” by Dwight R. Decker and Teri S. Wood (1990–2004).

Another core title was the erotic anthology “Wild Kingdom” (1993–2003), followed by “Wild!” (2003–2005).

Vick added the Æon Press imprint in 1994. Through 1998, it published a mix of alternative titles such as “Those Annoying Post Brothers” (1994–1998) and other work by Matt Howarth.

Other Æon titles include “Boom Boom” by David Lasky (1994–1995) and Colin Upton’s “Buddha on the Road” (1996–1998)).

In addition to his own books, he edited for the Foglios’ Palliard Press/Xxxenophile Books (1992–1998).

MU Press in Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MU_Press
Writing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/EZoe3068tvr
Editing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/KErz3068tuu
MU Press in the GCD — http://ow.ly/nYa230gyDXU

(Matt Howarth created the cover of “Keif Llama: Particle Dreams”, 2005, which is MUPubs #459)

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Doug Murray (born 13 November 1947, USA) is a comics writer whose career began in the mid-1980s.

He served in the USA military during the Vietnam War and in 1986 he created a comic series intended to describe the war realistically. He wrote “The 'Nam” at Marvel through 1990.

During this period he also wrote “Justice Machine” (Comico, 1988–1989), “Roger Rabbit” (Disney, 1991), and stories in “Disney Adventures” digest (Disney, 1992).

Having written for the classic “Savage Tales” (1985–1986) at Marvel, he also wrote for the new “Savage Tales” (2007–2008) at Dynamite.

Also at Dynamite, he has written three “Jungle Girl” series (2008, 2009, 2015) from plots by feature artist Frank Cho, and he wrote “Athena” (2009).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Murray_(comics)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/txGt30gwKAl

(Paul Renaud created this cover of “Athena” #1, September 2009)

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Don Newton (12 November 1934 — 19 August 1984, USA) was a popular comics artist whose short career was ended by his untimely death.

His passion for art began when he was young and his earliest publications were in the comics-art fanzines of the 1960s. He is remembered for the science-fiction strip ‘The Savage Earth’ which ran in “RBCC” (1968–1970).

In the mid-1970s, his professional career began at Charlton. He drew for the mystery/horror anthology comics and he had a notable run on “The Phantom” (1975–1977).

Newton then went to DC Comics, where he drew the revived series “The New Gods” (1977–1978) and had stories in every issue of the sciece-fiction anthology “Time Warp” (1979–1980).

His very first DC work had been an ‘Aquaman’ story in “DC Special” (1977) and he continued to draw the feature in the final issues of “Aquaman” (1978) and then in “Adventure Comics” (1979).

He fulfilled a childhood dream by drawing Captain Marvel and his famous Family in the ‘Shazam!’ feature in “World’s Finest Comics” (1979–1982).

He drew ‘Batman’ in “Detective Comics” (1978–1984) and in “Batman” (1980–1985). He and writer Dennis O’Neil created the Maxie Zeus character (1979). He drew the first appearance of Jason Todd, who would become Robin (1983).

Newton received the Comic Fan Art Award in 1974 for Favorite Fan Artist.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/newton_don.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Newton
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/2BCp30gw8zZ

(Newton painted the cover of “The Phantom” #67, October 1975)

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Dave Cockrum (11 November 1943 – 26 November 2006, USA) was a comics creator whose professional career began in the early 1970s, after publishing in fanzines in the 1960s.

He is particularly known for his work on two features. The first was the ‘Legion of Super-Heroes’ (DC, 1972–1974), then running in “Superboy”. His dozen stories left a lasting mark, especially his new uniform designs.

The other was the ‘New X-Men’ (Marvel, 1975–1978, 1981–1982), which he co-created with Len Wein. He designed new uniforms for the current members and co-created new members Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Storm.

He also published in various other titles at DC and Marvel, and at other companies. His science-fiction creation “The Futurians” began as a Marvel Graphic Novel (1983), was published in comics at Lodestone (1985–1986), and was completed and collected at Eternity (1987).

He had a long run on “Soulsearchers and Company” (Claypool, 1995–2000), where he was inked primarily by Jim Mooney.

Cockrum received an Inkpot Award at San Diego in 1982.

Fellow comics artist Paty Cockrum was his wife and the Dave & Paty Cockrum Scholarship was established at the Kubert School in 2008.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cockrum_dave.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Cockrum
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/KsJe30gvp8c

(Cockrum created the cover of “The X-Men” #101, October 1976)

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Erio Nicolò (11 November 1919 – 27 February 1983, Italy) began publishing in “Giungla!” in 1939. After World War II he collaborated with writer Luigi Grecchi on a variety of comics creations.

From 1964, he worked on the western series “Tex Willer” at Bonelli.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nicolo_erio.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/6sVt3064cEA

(Nicolò created the cover art on “Tex — Trapper!”, 2016)

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Neil Gaiman (born 10 November 1960, UK) is one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as a best-selling novelist.

As creator and writer of the epic fantasy series “The Sandman” (1989–1996) at DC Comics, he won every major award in the comics field and the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gaiman.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Gaiman
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/UoAsk
In the IMDb — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0301274/

(Gaiman wrote and Dave McKean drew the cover of “Death Talks About Life”, 1994)

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Roger McKenzie (born 8 November, USA) is a comic book writer whose career began in 1976.

His earliest stories were in the Warren magazines “Creepy”, “Eerie”, and “Vampirella” (1976–1982). He also published at DC during that time (1978–1980).

He first worked with Frank Miller on a story in “Weird War Tales” at DC (1978). That same year he began writing “Daredevil” at Marvel, where Miller soon joined him.

Their collaboration on the Man Without Fear (1978–1980) was marked by the resonance between the dark tone of McKenzie’s script and Miller’s artwork.

From the 1980s, he has also published with a variety of smaller publishers. He wrote the main story and a ‘Magnus’ back-up in “Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom” at Gold Key (Western, 1982).

He and Pat Broderick created the science fiction series “Sun Runners” (1984–1987), published by Pacific, Eclipse, Sirius, and then Amazing.

McKenzie is currently the executive editor at Charlton Neo. He also writes for their titles “The Charlton Arrow” and “Charlton Wild Frontier”.

Since February 2015, he has been writing the ‘Spookman’ weekly comic strip with Sandy Carruthers for Pix-C, a comics website associated with many of the same rabble as the Charlton Neo comics.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_McKenzie_(comics)
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/7Og230gqF5V

(Pat Broderick created the cover of “Sun Runners” #1, February 1984)

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