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Comic books May 1969

  • Issue #129
    1000 Jokes Magazine (1937) 129

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    Goldie Hawn Photo Cover. Humor magazine featuring humorous essays, short satires, cartoons and light verse. Saddle Stitched, 8 1/2- x 10 1/2-in, 48 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #376
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 376
    Published May 1969 by DC.
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    Last 12-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Mike Esposito. "The Only Way to Kill Superman!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Jack Abel; The Anti-Superman Gang tries several different scientific weapons against Superman until one leaves him caught in a Kryptonite trap. Superboy ad. Hawkman ad. Nightmaster ad. Last Supergirl story in Action Comics, "The Hated Girl of Steel," art by Kurt Schaffenberger; Scientists attending a conference at Stanhope College are kidnapped by aliens from the planet Rancor who want to steak their collective knowledge; Supergirl learns that they were also responsible for the blinding of Dr. Alexander. Legion of Super-Heroes ad. One-page "DC Stars of Stage, Screen, Radio, and Television" article on media adaptations of Superman, Batman, and other DC characters. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Vol. 13 #3
    Action For Men (1957-1977 Hillman-Vista) Vol. 13 #3

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  • Issue #112
    Adventures of Jerry Lewis (1957) 112

    Last 12-cent cover price issue. The Flash Meets Jerry Lewis; Jerry helps a tailor out by watching his shop for him; What he doesn't know is the tailor supplies costumes for super-villains; Renfrew finds Abra Kadabra's magic wand in the tailor shop and turns Jerry into the Flash; The real Flash rounds up the villains and saves the day. A Letter from Jerry. Jerry-Flavored Ice Cream; Jerry takes over an ice cream stand for his friend and Renfrew causes problems. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #155
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 155

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  • Issue #468
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  • Issue #469
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  • Issue #470
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  • Issue #471
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  • Issue #472
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  • Vol. 14 #5
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  • Issue #72
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 72
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    Cover by John Romita Sr. Rocked by the Shocker!, script by John Buscema (plot) and Stan Lee (script), pencils by John Buscema (layouts) and John Romita (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; The Shocker's on a crime spree and Spider-Man better be up to the task to stop him; Plus, Peter's relationship with Gwen Stacy gets further strained as the stress from his Spider-Man life seeps over to his personal life. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #72UK
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 72UK

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    Distributed in the United Kingdom (England). Exact copy of American edition except for cover price.

  • Vol. 43 #1
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Vol. 43 #1

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  • Vol. 2 #50
    Amra (1959) fanzine Vol. 2 #50

    Amra Vol. 2, #50, May, 1969. Dennis N. Smith cover art. This issue features Poul Anderson, Roy G. Krenkel, Tim Powers, Fritz Leiber, L. Sprague de Camp, more. Amra was a two-time Hugo winner. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 20 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Vol. 83 #3
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 83 #3

    May 1969. Stories: "The Five Way Secret Agent" (conclusion) by Mack Reynolds, "Dragon's Teeth" by M.R. Anver, "Persistence" by Joseph P. Martino, "Operation M'I'" by R. Hamblen, and "Initial Contact" by Perry A. Chapdelaine. Science Fact feature, "The Chemistry of a Coral Reef" by Ted Thomas. Cover by Kelly Freas. Illustrations by Kelly Freas and Leo Summers. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #4
    Angel and the Ape (1968 1st Series) 4

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Remember the Chow Mein, pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Wally Wood; Angel and Sam solve a mystery in Chinatown. The Case of Trouble on the Talk Show, pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Wally Wood; Sam loses his temper on a talk show, but everything turns out for the best. Cheapskater's Waltz, pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Wally Wood; Angel's date turns out to be the man Sam's been looking for. DC Stars of Stage, Screen, Radio and Television--history of DC characters in other media by Mark Hanerfeld. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #190
    Archie (1943) 190

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Rudy Lapick. Stories by Frank Doyle and Joe Edwards. Art by Harry Lucey, Joe Edwards, Marty Epp and unknown. The Archies hold a seance in "If the Spirit Moves You"! Plus: Archie puts on a ski mask to avoid being seen carrying Veronica's packages in "The Masked Marvel"; a boy named Jack and a girl named Jill are sent to fetch a pail of water from the top of a hill near Riverdale High in "Where's Miss Muffet?"; Li'l Jinx in the 1-pager "Up, Up and Away..." by Joe Edwards; and Archie's dad sends him to his room for talking back, and Archie tries to escape in "The Rebel"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #161
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 161

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. The Playboy, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Veronica and Archie are fawning over a jet-setter Veronica recently met, while Betty and Jughead can only heckle him. Service With A Smile, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; To prove to her father that she can be just as hard-working and industrious at Betty can, Veronica gets her father to hire her as a maid in the mansion. Advertisement for Archie Giant Series #162. Lost Weekend, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica brags to Betty and Archie about her impending ski weekend, one she doesn't intend to bring skis to. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #136
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 136
  • Vol. 368 #5
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 368 #5

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  • Issue #42
    Atom (1962) 42
    Published May 1969 by DC.

    Cover by Joe Kubert. "When Gods Make Madness," script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sid Greene; Carter Hall and Ray Palmer are leaving a scientists' convention in Midway City, when they are attacked by a man with a tear gas grenade, which knocks out Carter; The Atom attacks him, but is startled to find this enemy is Carter's double; This man disappears in the symbol of Shiva, Hindu god of destruction; Hawkman and the Atom jet to India, but their flight is attacked en route by locusts, and the pilot, another Carter Hall double, must crashland in India; Hawkgirl joins them there, and they are attacked by Brahma, god of light; The trio is overwhelmed by the faceless Nether-Man, and they are brought before Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu, god of restoration. Letter to the editor from inker Klaus Janson and two (!) from comics writer Martin Pasko. Statement of ownership - average print run 319,000; average paid circulation 185,800. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #64
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 64
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    "Like a Death Ray from the Sky!" Part 2 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Gene Colan. Inks by George Klein. Cover by Gene Colan and George Klein. Earth's Mightiest Heroes zoom into outer space in search of Egghead's deadly space station! The evil megalomaniac is threatening to obliterate more cities in America, if the federal government doesn't give in to his demands! But before the Avengers can destroy Egghead's orbiting laser, they have to locate it first! And strangely enough the critical coordinates come from a local mobster with a past connection to the new Goliath! So now the heroes have a ray of hope...in stopping the ray of death! And as shown on the celestial cover, it's a battle among the stars for the Mighty Avengers! First appearance of Barney Barton. Cameo appearance by the Black Widow. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Vision, Wasp, and Yellowjacket. 32 pages. 12 cent cover price. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #69UK
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    This is a United Kingdom edition. The UK edition was released in Great Britain at the same time the American edition was released. Both editions are identical except for pricing on cover.

  • Issue #1970-1ST
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    1970 - 1st printing. Featuring comics trips, activities, and essays starring John Steed and Emma Peel the super spies from the hit TV series THE AVENGERS! Hardcover, 8 1/21-in. x 11-in., 78 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #4
    Bat Lash (1968 1st Series) 4
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    Written by Nick Cardy and Denny O'Neil Pencils. Art and cover by Nick Cardy. Bat Lash follows a pretty girl to Mexico and becomes tangled up in a revolutionary plot, but eventually he gets away with two bags of gold. Ad for DC Special #3 and The Flash #187, art by Neal Adams, Ross Andru, Nick Cardy, and Mike Esposito. Ads for Detective Comics #386 and The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #83, art by Irv Novick. Bat Laffs cartoon by Sergio Aragonés. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #211
    Batman (1940) 211
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1969 by DC.
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    Cover pencils by Irv Novick. "Batman's Big Blow-Off!", script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Joe Giella; An underground newspaper prints the faces of four men beside Batman's face, and asserts one of them is Batman and that they will reveal his true identity in the next issue; Scribe, the writer of the article, assures his chief that even though he does not know who Batman really is, Batman will have to unmask to save the rest (including underworld kingpin Spooks Manson) from becoming gangland targets; Batman throws them a curve by going on television and unmasking, revealing himself as reclusive billionaire Howard Hayes; He does so with Hayes's permission, and the newspaper goes out of business. One-page text feature, "Fact File # 7: Detective Comics # 27." Letter to the editor from Irene Vartanoff. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #436
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  • Issue #437
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  • Issue #438
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  • Issue #439
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  • Issue #254
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    Published by Alex White. 5-in. x 7-in., 64 pages, Full color cover, B&W Interior.

  • Issue #255
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    Published by Alex White. 5-in. x 7-in., 64 pages, Full color cover, B&W Interior.

  • Issue #256
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    Published by Alex White. 5-in. x 7-in., 64 pages, Full color cover, B&W Interior.

  • Issue #257
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    Published by Alex White. 5-in. x 7-in., 64 pages, Full color cover, B&W Interior.

  • Issue #1970
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    1970 - 1st printing. Featuring a collection of the beloved British comic strip for that year! Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 96 pages, full color.

  • Issue #19
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  • Issue #20
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  • Issue #21
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  • Issue #22
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  • Issue #72
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 72

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    Edited by Sal Gentile. Cover by José DelboBilly the Kid stars in "Toro the Killer." Back-up story, "Bounty Hunter" (script by Denny O'Neil as "Sergius O'Shaugnessy," art by Sanho Kim). Statement of ownership--average print run 235,000; average paid circulation 122,220. 36 pages, full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #3
    Binky's Buddies (1969) 3
    Published May 1969 by DC.

    Last 12-cent cover price. Cover art by Bob Oksner. Mad, Mad Method Actors!; Binky, Benny and Buzzy are getting rid of the competition for parts in a school play. Change For the Worse; Binky's out of money for the parking meter. Benny's New Car!; Benny wants to have a speeding ticket. Blow It Out Of Your Pipe!; Amy is annoyed by pipe smoke. Wolfie At My Door; Popsy teaches Mopsy to attack Buzzy. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #32
    Bonanza (1962) 32
    Published May 1969 by Gold Key.

    Number/Month on cover: 10036-905, May. Comic book adventures of the classic TV western series that aired from 1959 to 1973. Photo cover. This issue features "Bull of the Woods" in which the Cartwrights face a dangerous competitor for a railroad contract and "The Battling Bronco" in which Little Joe tries to tame a wild mustang. Issue also has Bedrock Barnes, Prospector in "Spook in Armor" and a one-page text feature "Prairie Chow-Up." All stories except for "The Battling Bronco" are reprints from previous issues. Comic also has Gold Key Comics Club features. No story/art credits given. Inside front cover has advertisement for a club for the Banana Splits, a late 1960s Saturday morning cartoon show. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation in the book states that the comic sold an average of 226,009 copies each month. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #83
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 83

    Batman and the Teen Titans star in "Punish Not My Evil Son." Due to a promise Bruce's father had made to his friend to take care of his child, Lance Bruner arrives in the life of Bruce Wayne as his new ward. Dick and the rest of the Titans try to help Lance mend his delinquent ways, but Lance resists. When he finds out that Bruce and Dick are really Batman and Robin, Lance believes he can cash in on this knowledge. Characters: Batman; Teen Titans [Robin [Dick Grayson]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Kid Flash [Wally West]]; Alfred Pennyworth; Lance Bruner; Grantland Stark; Milo Manton; Charles Hinton. Written by Bob Haney, with art by Neal Adams. Cover by Irv Novick. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #123
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 123

    Cover by Ralph Heimdahl. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Fred Abranz, Tony Strobl, John Liggera, Phil de Lara and various. Featuring reprint and new comic tales, plus a text story, including "The Curiosity Box," "Star Reporter," "Monkey Mischief" and "Cave Paintings (Prehistoria)"! Starring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Cool Cat, Mr. Hunter, Henery Hawk, Ollie Owl and Yosemite Sam! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #9
    Bunny (1966) 9
    Published May 1969 by Harvey.

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    68-page giant. "The Perfect Match," "It's Me de Evil Esmeralda," and "Jive Happening." Honey and Bunny in "Diet Riot." Fruitman in "Shmasty and McGee." Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 2 #4
    Cad (1965-1970 CAD Publishing) Vol. 2 #4

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  • Issue #113
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 113
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    Cover by Jim Steranko. "The Strange Death of Captain America," script by Jim Steranko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), pencils by Jim Steranko, inks by Tom Palmer and Jim Steranko; The news reports Cap's death and explains that "Steve Rogers" was a fake identity while Madame Hydra has Cap's HYDRA file burned; A flashback reveals how she replaced Baron Strucker as head of the organization; The Avengers, Nick Fury, Sharon Carter and several SHIELD agents hold a wake but are suddenly gassed by HYDRA; Rick follows to the cemetery and is almost caught, but Cap unexpectedly appears on a motorcycle, very much alive!; A battle follows, ending when a set of missiles miss their target and kill Madame Hydra; Cap reveals he faked his death in order to retain his secret identity. Appearances by the Vivion, the Black Panther, Iron Man, Hawkeye, and Thor. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #13
    Captain Marvel (1968 1st Series Marvel) 13

    "Traitors or Heroes?", script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Frank Springer, inks by Vince Colletta; Mar-Vell has returned to his apartment to try and establish a new civilian guise, however when the Man-Slayer reactivates under its own power, Mar-Vell returns to fight off the confused android; However, the robots proves too strong, and decides to escape with his teleportation powers; Teleporting into space, Mar-Vell sees the Kree ship being restocked by a supply ship, and uses the opportunity that the Kree ships shields are down to board the ship and confront Yon-Rogg; Mar-Vell manages to injure Yon-Rogg but is forced to return to Earth when he realizes that the Man-Slayer is threatening Carol's life. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #14
    Captain Savage (1968) 14

    "Savage's First Mission!" Captain Savage and company undertake their first mission, which involves rescuing a group of scientists in the Philippines. Script by Arnold Drake, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Syd Shores. Cover by Heck and Shores. Cover price $0.12.