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Arak Son of Thunder (1981) Canadian Price Variant comic books

  • Issue #2
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Written by Roy Thomas. Art by Ernie Colón and Tony DeZuniga. Cover by Ernie Colón and Dick Giordano. Arak is captured by the guards of a young girl, Corinna, he meets on a beach. She has him brought to her "father", Lord Hessa, who condemns Arak to his dungeon. While searching for a way to escape, Arak meets Malagigi, who claims to be great sorcerer for Carolus Magnus, King of the Franks. Arak escapes and flees the castle with Corinna, who claims to be a prisoner, as well. A map of the world of Arak, circa late eighth century AD, art by Ernie Colón. Arak, Son of Thunder pinup by Ernie Colón. How Arak, Son of Thunder Came to Be article by Roy Thomas. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Arak goes against magic and might in "Sword of the Iron Maiden." First appearance of Valda the Iron Maiden. Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ernie Colon and Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #4
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. In the city of Aix-La-Chapelle, Arak faces a trial by combat and then the evil spirit called Irminsul in "A Tree from Some Dark Hell." Issue has Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ernie Colon and Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #5
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Arak learns more of the witch Angelica's evil planin "Tournament of Titans." Issue has Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ernie Colon and Rodin Rodriguez. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #6
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Arak tries to convince everyone of the witch Angelica's evil schemes and faces a deadly foe in "The Stalker in the Snows." Issue has Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ernie Colon and Rodin Rodriguez. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #7
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Arak and Valda find danger and deceit when they visit Rome in "A Dark, Unlighted Place..." Script by Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway & Mike Barr and art by Ernie Colon and Rodin Rodriguez. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #8
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Cover art by Ernie Colón. Arena of the Black Pope!, script by Roy Thomas (plot) and Mike W. Barr (script), pencils by Ernie Colon, inks by Bob Smith; Arak and Valda rescue the Pope from his evil counterpart. Frozen Hell for a Viking! starring Viking Prince, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Jan Duursema. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #9
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Arak and Valda the Iron Maiden take to the high seas but the ship they're on has mysteries and danger in "Out of the City of the Dead." Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ernie Colon and Rodin Rodriguez. Issue also has a Viking Prince story "Frozen Hell for a Viking" with script by Robert Kanigher and art by Jan Duursema. 1st Andy Kubert work (letterer). Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #10
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. In the underground catacombs of Rome, Arak and Valda struggle to survive in "Arena of the Black Pope." Script by Roy Thomas & Mike W. Barr and art by Ernie Colon and Bob Smith. Issue also has the Viking Prince in "Frozen Hell for a Viking!" with script by Robert Kanigher and art by Jan Duursema. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #11
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. With Khiron and Satyricus, Arak seeks to find out what happened to Valda the Iron Maiden and rescue her in "The Gods After Twilight." Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ernie Colon and Alfredo Alcala. Issue also has the Viking Prince in the continuing story "Frozen Hell for a Viking." Script by Robert Kanigher and art by Jan Duursema. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #12
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Written by Roy Thomas. Art by Ernie Colón and Alfredo Alcala. Cover by Ernie Colón. A mortally-wounded Khiron must make his own way to Hades, shunning all aid. But, when Byzantine soldiers try to waylay him, Arak and Satyricus make sure nothing keeps Khiron from his sombre destination. As he finally crosses the river Styx, Khiron charges Satyricus with protecting Arak until Arak finds his destiny as the Son of Thunder. Written by Roy Thomas and Dannette Thomas. Art by Ernie Colón. A frustrated teenage Valda desperately wants to become a knight, but the king vowed to her mother that Valda would never be allowed to become a warrior like herself. But, Valda is working as a squire to a boorish young knight when he collapses of a sickness. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #13
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Cover art by Alfredo Alcala. Demons from the Caves of Night!, script by Roy Thomas, art by Alfredo Alcala. Death Is the Hunter, script by Roy Thomas and Dannette Thomas, art by Ernie Colón; Valda saves Carolus Magnus from the machinations of his enemies, the Huns. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #14
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Written by Roy Thomas. Art and cover by Alfredo Alcala. Lost in deep caverns, Arak finds himself in the cave of the Greek Fates. There, he defies the three spirits and must defend himself from a still-vengeful Ker. Victorious, Arak claims ownership over his own destiny, and, impressed, the Fates bring him one step closer to his heritage as both a Quontauka brave and the son of He-No, God of thunder. Written by Roy Thomas. Art by Dannette Thomas and Ernie Colón. As the campaign against the Avar Huns begins, Valda uses a lull in the action to bathe in a nearby river. But, she is soon attacked by the Avars' fearsome carnivorous horses. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #15
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Written by Roy Thomas. Art by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Cover by Alfredo Alcala. Something is stalking the streets of Thessalonika, killing anyone caught outside at night. In this panicky environment, someone as different as Arak is bound to attract unwanted attention. During a brawl with Byzantine soldiers, Arak is rendered unconscious and left outside for the invisible Stalker. Written by Roy Thomas and Danette Thomas. Art by Trevor von Eeden and Alfredo Alcala. During the war campaign against the Avars, Valda is captured and held prisoner by the Avars' head magician, Chelchak. 16-page preview of Masters of the Universe, written by Paul Kupperberg, art by Curt Swan and Dave Hunt. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #16
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Written by Roy Thomas. Art and cover by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Arak and Satyricus arrive in Byzantium, continuing their search for Valda, and General Cometas helps Arak gain an audience with Emperor Constantine. But, before Arak can present his petition, an escaping Valda bursts into the room and Constantine, impressed by her fire, announces she will be his bride! Written by Roy Thomas and Dannette Thomas. Art by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. While visiting a country fair in Paris with Malagigi, Valda catches a dwarf trying to pick her pocket. To make "amends", he sells her a baby white elephant, which turns out to have been stolen from a Caliph who had sent it as a gift to Carolus Magnus. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #17
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Written by Roy Thomas. Art and cover by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. While fleeing from Byzantine guards, Arak meets up with a group of emissaries from White Cathay, headed by Haakon the barbarian. Haakon has come to Byzantium to exchange the secret of firecrackers for the secret of Greek Fire, a flame that burns on water. Written by Roy Thomas and Dannette Thomas. Art by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Valda and Malagigi visit one of the sorcerer's old lovers, the lovely Greeramada. However, Greeramada has been corrupted over the years. They find out that she has contracted Brunello (a previous, less-than-pleasant acquaintance of Valda's) to steal the remains of St. Denys. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #18
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Written by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas. Art and cover by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Arak manages to foil Haakon's attempt to steal a Greek Fire-thrower, but the Northman manages to make off with the inventor of the weapon. When Satyricus' true nature is revealed, Irene spares his life in return for Arak's pledge to rescue (or kill) the stolen inventor before White Cathay gains Greek Fire. Written by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas. Art and cover by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. With the help of a repentant Brunello, Valda and Malagigi are able to put an end to Greeramada's plans to gain dominion over the spirit and power of a resurrected St. Denys. In the melee, however, Greeramada is killed. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #19
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Written by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas. Art by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Cover by Alfredo Alcala. Now within sight of White Cathay, Arak and his band of followers are warned by Johannes not to look directly upon the glow of the city in the distance. But, Valda can't help but look up when a rare roc flies by overhead, and she's blinded by the glare of Cathay's magic mirror. However, a cure for the blindness can be found in the roc's nest, and Satyricus rapidly climbs a cliffside to retrieve it. Written by Roy Thomas and Dannette Thomas. Art by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. It's Christmas-time and the yule fire is burning in the court of Carolus Magnus. But, when the king's misshapen eldest son, Pip, gives him a gift of a tree bearing several kinds of fruit, Carolus Magnus angrily declares it blasphemous and demands that the tree be destroyed. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #20
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Written by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas. Art and cover by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Arak and his followers continue their journey towards White Cathay. Now, they have to cross a desert of wildly shifting sands. Progress is slow and dangerous until Johannes uses his magic to conjure up a sailing ship that was claimed by the sand ages ago. Angelica, watching through sorcerous means, is not pleased; she reanimates the sailors from that self-same ship to reclaim their property and kill the travelers. Written by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas. Art and cover by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Valda is searching the snow-covered palace grounds for the grief-stricken Pip when she is attacked by wolves. After dispatching the threat, she overhears a ghostly voice urging Pip to overthrow his father, the king, and claim his birthright. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #21
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Arak and Valda face many obstacles and the sorceress Angelica in a mysterious land in "At Last -- Albracca." Script by Roy and Danette Thomas and art by Ernie Colon and Alfredo Alcala. Issue also has a "Tale of Valda the Iron Maiden" in "Revenge of the Last Merovingian." Script by Roy and Danette Thomas and art by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #22
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Arak battles Angelica the sorceress and Haakon the warrior in "Siege of a Time-Lost City." Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy Thomas and art by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #23
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Arak journeys into evil's lair to match wits with the Baphomet monster in "In the Belly of Baphomet." Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy Thomas and art by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #24
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    Canadian edition with $1.25 cover price. Double-sized Second Anniversary issue as Arak faces the monsters unleashed on earth in "'Twixt Gob and Magog!" and "Armageddon in Albracca!" Issue also has a map of "The World of Arak." Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy Thomas and art by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #25
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Arak battles an ancient lizard-like monster lurking in some caves in "Sign of the Salamander!" Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy Thomas and art by Adrian Gonzales and Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #26
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Arak enters a deadly competition in the Hippodrome at Byzantium in "The Lady or the Lioness." Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ron Randall. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #27
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    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. When Arak rescues a girl in Hippodrome at Byzantium, the girl proves that appearances can be deceiving in "When Dead Gods Walk!" Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ron Randall. Issue also has Valda the Iron Maiden backup feature "Red Corpse Riding" with script by Roy & Dann Thomas and art by Ron Randall and Tom Yeates. Arak pinup on last page. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #28
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. When Arak's friend Satyricus disappears, Arak searches for him in a deadly wooded area in "Guardian of the Golden Bough!" Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ron Randall. Issue also has Valda the Iron Maiden backup feature "Reapers of the Dunes" with script by Roy & Dann Thomas and art by Ron Randall and Tom Yeates. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #29
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak is proclaimed a guardian by an amazon tribe in "Arak Furioso!" Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ron Randall & Gerald Forton. Issue also has Valda the Iron Maiden backup feature "Siege of Castle Baledor" with script by Roy & Dann Thomas and art by Ron Randall and Tom Yeates. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #30
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. An evil wizard threatens Arak and an amazon tribe in "Satyr's Blood!" Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ron Randall and Gerald Forton. Issue also has Valda the Iron Maiden backup feature "Triumph ? and Tragedy!" with script by Roy & Dann Thomas and art by Ron Randall and Tom Yeates. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #31
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. When Arak comes to the aid of a young woman, he recalls a past love in "For Love of Amber!" Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ernie Colon and Tony DeZuniga. Issue also has Arak pinup. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #32
    Arak Son of Thunder (1981) Canadian Price Variant 32

    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak comes to the aid of people threatened by a deadly monster in "Dragon's Doom!" Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ron Randall and Rick Magyar. Issue also has a brief bio of artist Ron Randall and a small Arak pinup. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #33
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. As he possibly faces death from last issue's battle, Arak undergoes a spiritual journey in "To Your Sky-Born Father Go!" Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Ron Randall and Rick Magyar. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #34
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak helps some people on a dangerous journey in "The Ghul in Abel's Tomb!" Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Ron Randall and Rick Magyar. Issue also has a backup feature of Arak as a Boy in "In the Lair of the North-Wind Bear" with script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Gerald Forton and Rick Magyar. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #35
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak is the only one who sees a vision above a city in "The Sword in the Sky.". Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Ron Randall and Tony DeZuniga. Issue also has backup feature of Arak as a Boy in "The Path of Souls" with script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Gerald Forton. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #36
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak finds a mystical sword only to face more dangers in "The Sword of Nether-Eden." Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Ron Randall and Rick Magyar. Issue also has a backup feature of Arak as a Boy in "The Turtle and the Serpent" with script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Gerald Forton. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #37
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak sees a vision of Valda the Iron Maiden and the story switches to an adventure with Valda in "Once Upon a Unicorn." Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Ernie Colon. Issue also has an Arak pinup by Ernie Colon. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #38
    Arak Son of Thunder (1981) Canadian Price Variant 38

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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Valda rescues Arak who is a prisoner in a castle and he relates how he got there in "Of Beasts and Baghdad." Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #39
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Mysteries abound while Arak and Valda are together in a castle in "Beware the Beasts of Neverwere!" Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #40
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak engages in a deadly game of chess in "'Shah Mat!' The King is Dead!" Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #41
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak and his friends face a perilous journey in "Sailing to Delmun." Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #42
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Angelica the sorceress, a foe from Arak's past, returns in "Byond the Scorpion Gate!" Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #43
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak journeys into the nether world to save his friends in "Keepers of the Dead!" Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Tony DeZuniga. Issue also has an Arak pinup by Ernie Colon. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #44
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak and his friends journey to an island filled with mystery and danger in "The Man Who Would Be Death!" Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #45
    Arak Son of Thunder (1981) Canadian Price Variant 45

    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Continuing their sea journey, Arak and his friends encounter a mysterious winged female in "She That Hath Wings..." Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and R.J.M. Lofficier and art by Gerald Forton and Tony DeZuniga. Issue also has a Valda the Iron Maiden pinup by Todd McFarlane. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #46
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak journeys to Vahlhalla after suffering from some wounds in a battle in "The Road to Valhalla." Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and R.J.M. Lofficier and art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #47
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. During the Dragon Festival in the city of Canton, Arak and Valda try to help the people against an invading dragon in "Here by Dragons." Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and R.J.M. L'Officier and art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #48
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak's help is sought to destroy an invincible creature in "Dragon Slayers for Hire." Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and R.J.M. Lofficier and art by Carmine Infantino and Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #49
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak battles a foe from his past, the sorceress Angelica, in "When Dragons Clash!" Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and R.J.M. Lofficier and art by Carmine Infantino and Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #50
    Arak Son of Thunder (1981) Canadian Price Variant 50

    Canadian edition with $1.60 cover price. Giant-Size last issue of Arak. Arak's journey to find his homeland takes a different direction in the "The Road to the Rising Sun." Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and R.J.M. Lofficier and art by Tony DeZuniga. Issue has double page centerspread which shows a map "The Travels of Arak." Cover price $1.60.