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Grand Comics Database
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Formed: April 1994
Contact: GCD Contact List

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About the GCD

The Grand Comics Database (GCD) is a nonprofit, Internet-based organization of international volunteers dedicated to building a database covering all printed comics throughout the world. Learn more about the GCD through these articles. If you still have questions, send us an email at GCD Contact List. We look forward to hearing from you.
In the News

Comic Book Resources (brief mention by Paul Levitz, November 26, 2012)
Springfield News-Sun (January 12, 2012)

How-To Videos
Add Variant
Reprint Link Editing & Confirmation
Copying reprinted sequences

Information on Indexing

350,000th Cover Uploaded

The primary way to contribute is to become an Indexer and add data for comics or upload cover scans we don't yet have. Here are some links to get started!

Still looking for more to do? Help the GCD by cleaning up our database through any one of our Special Projects!

Formatting Documentation

Entering data into the GCD must follow guidelines established by the gcd-policy list. Those rules can be found in the Formatting Documentation which is updated regularly.

Adding to the GCD

The following links will walk Indexers through adding new content to he GCD.


There are several resources to help indexers.


Indexers may eventually become editors, who review the work of Indexers and the incoming error reports and make corrections to existing data.

GCD Organizational Structure

GCD Organizational Structure

Technical Details

We are currently heavily involved in improving our new web-site for the GCD. The links in this section outline some of the changes going on. If you would like to help, please contact the gcd-tech group and see what you can do to help.


GCD ERD Diagram


Other Projects

Bigger Projects

Other On-Going Efforts