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Welcome to the Grand Comics Database!

This is the BETA site.

If you have no particular reason to visit our BETA site, you probably want to use the real site.

We're 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 form a try, or take a look at the menu to the left to see how you can help us improve the site.

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450,000 covers uploaded!

The 450,000th cover was uploaded recently to the GCD!

Check out the cover which is from Pocket Chiller Library #9 (Thorpe & Porter, 1971 Series), a series from the United Kingdom.

Take a look at our international statistics to see what else the GCD's been up to.

GCD Comics Timeline

New Features for May 2013!

We now only use genres from our official genre list.

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 te chnical documentation if you can help with any of these roles:
    • Web designer / front-end developer (HTML / CSS / JavaScript)
    • Python / Django programming
    • Solr search server
    • Web Services API
    • Database Performance (MySQL)
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
8,665 publishers
5,748 brands
4,533 indicia publishers
87,607 series
1,176,344 issues
45,799 variant issues
224,190 issue indexes
543,468 covers
1,501,590 stories