New Releases Skeletons

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We try to make a coordinated effort to add issue skeletons for new releases to improve GCD completeness in listing recent comics and, in particular, so that cover uploaders and users of can easily find them.

For US comics, the general process is:

  • Visit on Tuesday
  • There is usually no need to research anything beyond what is listed. One-shots and limited series runs (e.g. issue 1 of 5) are usually indicated.
  • Issue variants need to be added after the base issue is approved.
  • You can click on issues to get cover prices, barcodes, writers, artists and cover artists.
  • Include on-sale date to improve the GCD new-releases feature.
  • Include the barcode or ISBN in order to disambiguate common titles in GCD search results.
  • Optionally, for trade paperbacks and hard-covers you can look for additional information on publishers' websites or Amazon - the latter sometimes has previews of back covers and copyright pages.

An alternative source for comics shipping through Diamond is Previews World New Releases.

Members who participate in this project include:

Mike N. A- and B- publishers except Boundless Comics
Miki A. Dark Horse, Dynamite, and D- publishers except DC
Juan DC and Marvel
Ken A. Image, Oni Press
Christopher G. C- publishers

Graphic Novels including Fantagraphics, Hermes, Humanoids, Joe Books
Manga including Kodansha, Sublime, Tohan, Tokyopop, Udon, Yen Press
IDW Publishing
International including Titan, Chapterhouse
Small Press and Self-Publishing including Vault, Red 5, Kenzer, Vertical

Steve J. Rebellion (including 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine)
Derek First Second
Insight Editions
Lion Forge
Scout Comics
Seven Seas Entertainment
Viz Media
Zenescope Entertainment

If you are interested in signing up for or taking over a particular set of skeletons then post on the Main chat group.