About Us

Background

We’ve been comic collectors for years and have been building this system over the last couple of years, with the assistance of some loyal standing order subscription customers who have tried out our crazy ideas whilst we’ve developed and built on the standard concepts of the way to subscribe to standard monthly comics.

Whether you are an avid follower of a couple of titles, or 50… if you love variant covers, or hate them… if you ever wondered how the hell you’re supposed to get all the parts in a crossover story when you only pick up one title from it… this site is for you.

The comic industry is whacky. It’s difficult to cater accurately for customers – a shop has to put it’s order in with a (the ONE) supplier TWO months in advance, and the quantity of copies to be printed are built from that information… if you don’t get your order in quickly, and you’re picking up “off the shelves” – be it a part of a crossover story you didn’t realise one of your standard subs was part of, or something you hear is hot, after the fact – then you struggle to find those books, usually at inflated prices.

We’re here to help you with that – when we get the details in of the comics due out in two months, they’re loaded into our system, and we do a lot of work on that data to help you – we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to browse around… it’s as close to looking around the shelves in the (sadly dwindling) physical comic shops (and if you are lucky enough to have a local, you should support them!) – you’ll be able to browse around by section (we have comics, graphic novels, magazines all available for pre-ordering, and the range is constantly growing) – by publisher, and searching if you know what you’re after.

Comics are where our strength is, and we provide you everything we can (subject to publisher changes) about each issue – the creative team, and overview of the issue, if it’s an adult title, a mini series or one shot, or part of a crossover.

Using our system will give you all the information to find stuff you’ll interested in before it’s flown off the shelves, stop you missing those parts of crossovers, and get alerts whenever your favourite creators release a new comic!

We pride ourselves in the information we give, the approachability of our team (we have an online chat facility, email and Facebook) and love to talk to you. Our packaging is exemplary, and goods should reach you in tip top condition – all comics are bagged and boarded at no additional charge, and pre-order shipping is free.

Meet the team

Adrian Clarke

Founder, ideas, comic fan, techy. Adrian grew up on comics - early on he had been bought British comics from newsagents as treats – mainly the Disney comic and other younger reader titles, Enid Blyton’s Adventure Magazine (featuring some lovely John Ridgeway artwork), and Transformers… which was what obviously appealed the most to him the most and became his first regular collected title.

His older brothers both collected US comics, and he’d sneak into their rooms to read all about the X-Men, Justice League, Titans, Spider-man.

Adrian has worked in comic shops over the years and seen all the frustrations involved. Taking a career in network and computer infrastructure, website hosting and systems architecture, he’s combined the two knowledge areas to try to make a difference to the comics industry, collectors and sellers alike.

Garry Crawley

Our back issue manager, Garry, has been a lifelong reader and collector of comics and has over a decade's experience in selling comics. In that time, he has been a regular trader at the London Comic Marts and at London Super Comic Convention.

Garry also jointly ran an internet comic store and has been a trusted seller in several comic forums and takes pride in his reputation, for honesty, accurate grading and secure packaging.

Greg Beagle

Distribution Swami and IT ignoramus, Greg has spent over 20 years in distribution and process management. Together with Adrian’s older brother he ran a comic shop (Avatar/Guildford Games and Comics) in Surrey during the 90’s.

Now, over 20 years later he has been compelled to re-enter the deadly arena of comics. Like Ripley in Aliens, he undertakes this mission not entirely willingly, but in an attempt to protect those foolish enough to follow Adrian into the abyss…

Steve Yates

Self confessed geek and gamer (go Everquest) with a passion for software development. Steve got on board with GMC through he passion for development and keen desire to keep learning even outside of office hours.

Rick Davis

Database guru, knows his inner from his outer joins, primary keys from his indexes, and reads copious amounts of sci-fi and fantasy.

Dragged into it by Adrian to help pick apart the crazy world of comics data and make it easy for customers to get what they need from the site.

Darren Adams

Co-creator. Software engineer / analyst programmer by trade.

Outside of work, Darren is a retro gamer, bass player, cat lover and father of Lily. A long time comic collector, so he know the struggles of collecting, sourcing missing issues, managing space and trying to find the time to read all the material he has purchased!