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 New Comic Book Releases 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.

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

Members who participate in this project include:

New English-language releases
Ron S. A- publishers (not covered by others), Big Head Press, and IDW
CTGarry Vault, Source Point
Adam K AWA, Boom!
Andrew T. Ahoy, C- and D- publishers except DC, Image (only base issues, no variants)
John M. DC
Juan Abstract
Ruben Marvel, Image, Oni Press
Steve J. Rebellion (including 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine)
Derek Heroic Publishing, Valiant Entertainment
Wayne A. Lion Forge
Laura C. Graphic novels including Hermes, Joe Books
Steven S. Fantagraphics, First Second, Humanoids, Kodansha, Scholastic, Seven Seas, Sublime, Tokyopop, Udon, Vertical, Viz, Yen Press
Aftershock, Archie, Black Mask
Manga including Tohan
Small Press and Self-Publishing including Amigo, Red 5, Kenzer
Antonio C. Assorted Brazilian publishers
Ramon S. new Dutch releases
Karsten S. new German releases
Jan R. H. new Norwegian releases
Per S. new Swedish releases