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.

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:

Mike N. Aftershock, Archie, and Black Mask
Ron S. Alterna Comics, Action Lab Entertainment (all ages titles), Big Head Press, and IDW
CTGarry Boom!, Vault
Miki A. Dark Horse, Dynamite, C- and D- publishers except DC
Juan DC
Ken A. Abstract, Amigo, Image, Oni Press, and Titan
Ruben Marvel
Steve J. Rebellion (including 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine)
Derek Valiant Entertainment
Heroic Publishing
Wayne A. Lion Forge

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