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GCD Comics Timeline

Cynthia Martin (born 19 September 1961, USA) is an artist whose work in comics began in the mid-1980s.

She drew “Ms. Victory Special” (AC Comics, 1985). She is known for her run on “Star Wars” (Marvel, 1985–1986).

In addition to a few other Marvel comics, she contributed to “Renegade Romance” (Renegade, 1987), “Wonder Woman Annual” (DC, 1989), and the “Choices” benefit anthology (Angry Isis, 1990).

She drew a ‘Poison’ story-arc written by Steve Gerber in “Marvel Presents” (Marvel, 1990) and inked part of George Peréz’s work on “War of the Gods” (DC, 1991).

In 2006, she worked on a series of graphic biographies for young readers from Capstone Press, including books about Elizabeth Blackwell, Wilma Rudolph, Nathan Hale, Hedy Lamar, and others.

Martin drew a Christine Boylan story in “Girl Comics” (Marvel, 2011) and a Trina Robbins story in “Honey West: This Girl for Hire” (Moonstone, 2013).

She has sometimes been credited as ‘Cindy Martin’.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/martin_cynthia.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Martin
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/OMeJ304kfaj

(Martin created the cover of “Captain Atom” #51, March 1991)

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Adam West (19 September 1928 – 9 June 2017, USA) was an actor who worked in film and television.

He appeared in “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” (1964) and in the Three Stooges movie “The Outlaws Is Coming” (1965), among other films.

He is best known for the role of ‘Batman’ in the television show of the same name (1966–1968). He reprised the role in the film “Batman” (1966) and as a voice actor in the animated films “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” (2016) and “Batman vs. Two Face” (2017).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_West
‘Adam West’ in the GCD — http://ow.ly/MNqL30ffdrb
‘Batman ’66’ in the GCD — http://ow.ly/qP0i30ffcUY

(Jaime Martinez Rodriguez created the cover of “The Mis-Adventures of Adam West” #4, October 2011)

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Garry Leach (born 19 September 1954, UK) is a comics creator and publisher and a commercial illustrator.

His earliest comics work appeared in “2000 A.D.” on features such as ‘Dan Dare’ and ‘The V.C.s’.

From 1981 he was the art director at Quality Communications. He was present in nearly every issue of “Warrior” (1982 – 1984), where he was the first artist on Alan Moore’s ‘Miracleman’ and where he co-created ‘Warpsmith’ with Moore.

In 1988, Leach and Dave Elliott launched Atomeka Press with the anthology “A1”. They later revived both the publisher and that title in the 2000s.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/leach_garry.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Leach
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/nGZZ304keKL

(Leach created the cover of “Warrior” #10, April-May 1983)

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‘Storm P.’ was the pen name of Robert Storm Petersen (19 September 1882 – 6 March 1949, Denmark), a popular humorist in writing and in drawing.

His first comic strip appeared in 1906. “De tre små mænd og nummermanden” (1913–1923) featured three mad-cap little men making mischief.

His most successful strip was “Peter og Ping” (1922–1949) about a fellow and his friend/son who was a penguin. Ping’s silly expressions and jokes about life in Copenhagen made him especially popular with children, who could join a Ping Club.

Storm P. was also a painter and an actor. His trenchant essays on daily life, written as though by his dog, were collected in “Grog, My Dog-Tales 1926–1935”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/p-storm.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Storm_Petersen
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/q7Bi30ff7No

(This cartoon is from the “De tre små mænd” entry at Michael Pilgaard’s WeirdSpace.dk)

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Irene Vartanoff (born 18 September, USA) has combined her love of comic books and romances by working for Marvel Comics and DC Comics as well as Harlequin, Bantam, Berkley, and MyRomanceStory.com.

As a teenager, her letters to the comic editors caused such a sensation that she was incorporated into the storylines of several comic books, notably “Metal Men” and “The Flash”.

Dubbed ‘Poison Ivy’ at DC Comics, she received a new sobriquet when she took an editorial position at Marvel Comics, working closely with Stan Lee, who named her ‘Impish Irene’.

Following a long editorial career in romance publishing, Vartanoff turned to writing novels. She kicked off her career in 2015 with a superhero, a romance, and a general novel — “Temporary Superheroine”, “Captive of the Cattle Baron”, and “Summer in the City”.

Fellow author Scott Edelman is married to Vartanoff.

Stories in the GCD — http://ow.ly/41LO304jdnV
Editing in the GCD — http://ow.ly/JKml304jdmP

(Jay Scott Pike created the cover of “Young Romance” #182, May 1972, which has a story written by Vartanoff)

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William Stout (born 18 September 1949, USA) is a cartoonist, illustrator, and film designer.

His graphics work in the 1970s ranged from assisting on the ‘Tarzan’ newspaper strips and the ‘Little Annie Fannie’ feature in “Playboy”, through underground comics, to record album covers.

From the 1980s his comics work has been published by Pacific Comics, Kitchen Sink, Eclipse, Dark Horse and others.

Stout has developed a specialty in paleontological paintings that are recognized for both their art and their science.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Stout
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stout_william.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/figl304jhaH (some explicit images)

(Stout created the cover of “Small Wonders: The Funny Animal Work of Frank Frazetta”, 1986)

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Joe Kubert (18 September 1926 – 12 August 2012, USA) was a comics artist and editor, art teacher, and founder of The Kubert School.

He is well-known for his work on the DC Comics characters ‘Sgt. Rock’ and ‘Hawkman’ and for his own creations, such as ‘Tor’, ‘Son of Sinbad’, and ‘Viking Prince’. With writer Robin Moore, he created the comic strip ‘Tales of the Green Beret’.

He was born in Ukraine in an area now part of Poland and his family emigrated to the USA two months later. As a young teenager he began essentially apprenticing in the new comic-book industry.

He worked with the Chesler Studio and had work in titles from Holyoke, Quality, MLJ (now Archie Comics), and others.

In 1942, he began his life-long association with DC Comics by drawing features such as ‘Johnny Quick’, ‘Hawkman’, and ‘Sargon the Sorceror’.

In the mid-1950s, following his military service, he was managing editor at St. John. There he, his high-school friend Norman Maurer, and Norman’s brother Leonard Maurer produced the first 3-D comic books. He created ‘Tor’ there in 1954.

From the early 1960s, Kubert was a central figure in the Silver Age revival of DC Comics. He worked on seminal features such as ‘Viking Prince’ and co-created a new version of ‘Hawkman’ with writer Gardner Fox.

He and writer Robert Kanigher produced a large body of war stories, including the ‘Sgt. Rock’ stories and the memorable character ‘Enemy Ace’.

From 1967 to 1976, he was the Director of Publications at DC Comics. When DC acquired the license to Edgar Rice Burroughs properties in 1972, Kubert’s art defined the look of both “Tarzan” and “Korak, Son of Tarzan”.

Comics creators Adam Kubert (born 1959) and Andy Kubert (born 1962) are his sons.

Joe Kubert continued creating and teaching throughout his life. His honors include multiple Alley Awards and National Cartoonists Society Awards, and 1997 Eisner and Harvey awards for “Fax from Sarajevo”.

He was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame (Harvey Awards) in 1997 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998. He received the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society in 2009.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Kubert
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kubert.htm
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/DT8f304jeP5

(Kubert created the cover of “Korak, Son of Tarzan” #46, May-June 1972)

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Marco Rota (born 18 September 1942, Italy) is an artist who was editor-in-chief of Disney Italia from 1974 to 1988.

His first comic work was published in 1958. During the 1960s, he drew ‘Superman’ and ‘Batman’ stories and erotic comics.

His first Disney comic was a ‘Mickey Mouse’ story in 1971 but he soon established himself as a writer of ‘Donald Duck’ and ‘Scrooge McDuck” stories.

He created Andold ‘Wild Duck’ Temerary, Donald’s medieval ancestor, with writer Gaudenzio Capelli. He drew “Buon compleanno, Paperino!” (1984; “From Egg to Duck” in the English translation), a biography of Donald Duck.

In addition to working with established characters, Rota also does original work. He currently works for the Danish publisher Egmont.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rota_marco.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Rota
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/vrnc304jffh

(Rota created the cover of “Topolino” #1510, 4 November 1984)

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Danny Fingeroth (born 17 September) is a comics writer and editor who was most active in the 1980s and 1990s.

His career in comics began on the editorial team for the short-lived Atlas/Seaboard line (1974–1975).

He edited at Marvel from 1979 to 1996, including a long run on the ‘Spider-Man’ titles as well as “Marvel Team-Up” (1983–1985) and “Ka-Zar the Savage” (1981–1984).

His most significant writing was on “Dazzler” (1981–1983) and the entire “Darkhawk” series (1991–1995).

He wrote the mini-series “Deadly Foes of Spider-Man” (1991), “Lethal Foes of Spider-Man” (1993), and “Spider-Man: Friends and Enemies” (1995).

He wrote for other titles as well, including the adaptaion of the “Howard The Duck” movie (1986–1987), “Iron Man” (1986–1987), issues of “What If…?”, and the New Universe series “Psi-Force” (1987).

After leaving Marvel in 1995, Fingeroth was editor-in-chief of Virtual Comics and later founded and edited “Write Now!” (TwoMorrows, 2003–2009).

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Fingeroth
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/ggTT30fd9Hs

(Al Milgrom created the cover of “Deadly Foes of Spider-Man” #1, May 1991)

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Hope Larson (born 17 September 1982, USA) is a comics creator and publisher.

Her earliest comics work was on the web, including “Salamander Dream”, which was released in print by AdHouse (2005). “Grey Horses” was published by Oni Press (2006).

The graphic novel “Chiggers” (Simon & Schuster, 2008), about ‘nerdy teenaged girls’, is intended to have a sequel.

She is a freelance letterer, having worked on “Ojo” (2004–2005) and “Local” (2005–2006) at Oni Press, and “Penny Dora and the Wishing Box” (2014–2015) at Image.

Most recently, she has been collaborating as a writer. She and artist Brittney Williams created “Goldie Vance” (Boom! Studios, 2016). She and Rebecca Mock created “Compass South” (Macmillan, 2017) about runaway twins in 1860.

She is currently the writer of the new “Batgirl” series at DC Comics (since 2016), first with Rafael Albuquerque and now with Chris Wildgoose.

She founded Tulip Tree Press in 2006 and has published minicomics, prints, and a collection of the “House of Sugar” comic strip by Rebecca Kraatz.

For a decade, Canadian comics creator Bryan Lee O’Malley was her husband.

Larson won an Ignatz Award at Small Press Expo in 2006 for new talent. She received an Eisner Award at San Diego in 2007 and that same year Kraatz received the Doug Wright Award at Toronto for “House of Sugar”.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Larson
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/uMiw30fd91K

(Larson created this cover of “Penny Dora and the Wishing Box” #1, November 2014)

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