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Comic books December 1969

  • Issue #12
    Abbott and Costello (1968 Charlton) 12

    Comic book based on the classic comedy duo. The Spooky Past Cleaned-out Fast!; Abbott & Costello work cleaning up a museum. Pie-In-The-Face Maze Page. Famous Kitchens We Have Known; Abbott & Costello end up washing dishes. Hearty Humor text article. Nobody Home; Boss and Groovey invent an automatic music machine and end up flooding their apartment. A TV Fix for Rodney's Sticks!; Abbott and Costello open a TV store. Chuckle-In Poster joke page. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #383
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 383
    Published Dec 1969 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Killer Costume!", script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Roussos; Aabur-Z is an interplanetary criminal being transported to prison by Enforcer NS-II; Their ship is destroyed but their costumes remain alive due to their willpower and the strange radiation of a comet; Aabur's costume arrives on Earth first and seeks a criminal to possess, but then both costumes are drawn to Superman. Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes backup, "Chameleon Boy's Secret Identity!", script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Jack Abel; Chameleon Boy escorts Princess Projectra to a party and meets her friend Janice; Since Janice is repelled by Chameleon Boy's appearance, he disguises himself as Dane to get to know her; Appearances by Chameleon Boy, Princess Projectra, and Karate Kid. Warden Willis 1-page gag by Henry Boltinoff. Superman ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #387
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 387

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. The Wolf-Girl of Stanhope! starring Supergirl, Superman, and Dr. Sanford, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Kurt Schaffenberger. The Linda Lee Hairstyle Poll article, art by Jim Mooney. Lex Luthor's Outlaw Nephew starring supergirl, script by Leo Dorfman, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Jack Abel; Lex Luthors super-powered nephew helps him battle Supergirl. 36 pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #79
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 79
    • Oxidation.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    Cover by John Romita Sr. To Prowl No More!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Buscema (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; Spidey and the Prowler fight; The Prowler gets away using a gas bomb, then plans another robbery to make himself (Hobie) a hero when the loot is recovered; Peter anticipates the move and gets there during the robbery; This time the Prowler's gas has no effect and Peter unmasks him to find a well-intentioned kid like himself; Spidey lets him go. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 60. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 84 #4
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 84 #4
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    December 1969. Stories: "In Our Hands, The Stars" (part 1) by Harry Harrison, "Mindwipe" by Tak Hallus, "Testing...One, Two, Three, Four" by Steve Chapman, "Superiority Complex" by Thomas N. Scortia, and "Any Number Can Play" by Richard Lippa. Science Fact article, "Is Biological Aging Inevitable?" by Maj. Donald G. Carpenter and Capt. John E. Wrobel Jr. Statement of ownership--total paid circulation 108,383 (12-month average), 110,477 (most recent issue). Cover by Kelly Freas. Illustrations by Kelly Freas, Vincent diFate, and Leo Summers. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #48
    Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 48
    • Staple rust.

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. A Kingdom to Re-Build!, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo; Aquaman helps Aqualad in his battle against Bugala. Test Your "Golden Age" I.Q. quiz by E. Nelson Bridwell. House ad for Justice League of America #76, art by Murphy Anderson. How Aquaman Got His Powers!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman stops the U.S. Navy from testing atomic depth charges and recounts his origin to Commander Haskel. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #196
    Archie (1943) 196

    Stories by Frank Doyle and unknown. Art by Harry Lucey and unknown. Archie discovers that Cricket O'Dell doesn't only have the power to smell money, but to trace the scent of anyone who is rich. He asks Cricket to lead him to Veronica, over the objections of Dilton, who wants to make a scientific study of Cricket's powers instead of using them for cheap romantic gain, in "Scent of Success"! Plus: Fearing that Reggie will spread the rumor that he's a "klutz," Archie tries to improve his relationship with Reggie, but his attempts to make amends just cause Reggie serious pain in "The Image"; Archie rails against the untrustworthy world after he loses his library card in "Cruel World"; and Veronica won't invite Jughead to her garden party, so Archie sneaks him in disguised as the entertainer "Mysto, the Magnificent Master of Mystery and Magic" in "The Magic Garden"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #32
    Archie and Me (1964) 32

    Cover inks by Jon D'Agostino. "Watch the Umbrella, Fella!," inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie tries to protect Mr. Weatherbee's umbrella from damage but then learns that it doesn't belong to the principal after all. Archie Club News. "Football Fumbles," inks by Jon D'Agostino; Mr. Weatherbee insists on taking Coach Kleats's place when the coach is out sick. "Mud Muddle" one-page Li'l Jinx story, script and art by Joe Edwards. "You Got to Hand It to Him!," script and pencils by Joe Edwards, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Mr. Weatherbee believes Archie is late to school because he broke his hand. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #143
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 143
  • Issue #55
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 55

    "Doll Boy"; Dilton accidentally shrinks himself. Reggie scorns what he thinks is a doll, then panics when the supposed doll "comes to life." "Bear Bug"; The gang runs into a bear while berry-picking, and Dilton loses his glasses. "Food Feud"; Archie's broke and can't buy Veronica any lunch at the beach, so Reggie takes advantage and steps in. "Take One Giant Stoop," inks by Bob Bolling; Separated from the gang while on a beach picnic, Reggie is terrified by evidence of a giant - actually props for a movie being filmed on location. Archie Club News. "Food for Thought!" one-page Li'l Jinx story. "The Prize"; Archie accidentally ruins Mr. Lodge's prize geraniums while lawn bowling, so Mr. Lodge uses Archie and Jughead as pins. "Something to Crow About"; Big Ethel's parrot helps the girls capture wanted criminals. "That's Rough" one-page Li'l Jinx story. "Whistle While You Work"; Archie pretends to be enthusiastic about his chores, hoping his parents will think he's going crazy, and so reduce his work load. 68 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 1
    • Staple rust. Rust migration. 3 1/2" spine split from bottom.
  • Issue #35
    Army War Heroes (1963) 35

    The Iron Corporal in "The Wars of Private Bailey" (script by Willi Franz, art by Sam Glanzman), "The Golden Swastika" (pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Vince Alascia), and "Georgia Boy at 10 Below Zero." Glanzman cover. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #71
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 71
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    "Endgame!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring the Invaders (first appearance). Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Buscema and Grainger. The Avengers battle the Invaders in 1941 occupied France! Cameo appearances by Ravonna and the original 6th century Black Knight (aka Sir Percy). Notes: The plot of Avengers 71 overlaps with Invaders Annual 1 published eight years later in 1977. The last page is a pin-up featuring the Avengers. Kang returns in Incredible Hulk 135. This is the second appearance of the original Human Torch in Silver Age/Bronze Age continuity. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Super Action 32 and Giant Size (2008) Avengers Invaders. 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #86
    Baby Huey the Baby Giant (1956) 86

    68 pg. Giant. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #217
    Batman (1940) 217
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1969 by DC.
    • Residue, water damage.
    • Oxidation. Water damage.

    Cover by Neal Adams. Batman and Robin in book-length story, "One Bullet Too Many!" Script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; Breakup of Batman & Robin team; Dick Grayson goes to college; Bruce and Alfred move from Wayne Manor to the Wayne Foundation. Strange Old Laws non-fiction humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #15
    Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 Gold Key) 15

    Comic book adventures of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon characters The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. The Road Runner in "After The Ball," "Groovy Movie," and "The Beamer Beeper." Issue also has Cool Cat in "Painless Hunting" and one-page text feature "Pause for Reflection." No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #25
    Betty and Me (1966) 25

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Bleak Cheek," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Betty finds a blemish on her face one school morning and goes into hysterics. "Hide And Weak" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "You've Got Me In Stitches," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Desperate for help with his homework, Archie goes so far as pursue Betty to her volunteer job as a candy-striper at the hospital. "You Know Who," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Betty decides the best way to separate Archie and Veronica is with a pair of hedge clippers. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #28
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 Gold Key) 28

    Anthology type comic with spooky and mystery stories hosted by famous classic horror film actor Boris Karloff. This issue features "Creature of the Swamp," "Golden Seaweed," "When Children Speak," and "Monster Mountain." Issue also has one-page text feature "Son of Satan" and Gold Key Comics Club News features. No story/art credits given. On cover: 10053-912, December. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #120
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 120
    • Water damage.

    Cover pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Crack-Up on Campus!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gene Colan (Page 20 retouched by John Romita Sr.), inks by Joe Sinnott (Page 20 retouched by John Romita Sr.); Captain America and the Falcon have returned to America after their battle with the Red Skull; Cap tells Nick Fury he wants to speak with Sharon Carter; Nick Fury implants in Steve Rogers mind the want to apply for a physical education teacher position at Manning University; Cap helps SHIELD stop AIM from kidnapping a college professor. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #19
    Captain Marvel (1968 1st Series Marvel) 19
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Dan Adkins. "The Mad Master of the Murder Maze!", script by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane (plot), pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Dan Adkins; Having survived the blast that killed Yon-Rogg, Rick Jones awakens and switches to Captain Marvel so that Mar-Vell can take them the distance to New York City; There, Rick begins looking for a job and a place to live; After countless reject, Rick is offered a job and residence in the high tech building called Minos Towers; Minos Towers is run by famous a pathologist made popular by testing the psychology of rats, and has offered employment and cheap lodging for those who wish to work with him; However, Rick and Mar-Vell soon learn that Webb is using the tenants of Minos Towers as part of his next psychological experiment. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Cartoonist Profiles (1977) 1

    Winter 1969. CARTOONIST PROfiles magazine allows syndicated cartoonists to tell, in their own words, what it took for them to become professionals. Comic artists explain their own unique method of creating a continuous flow of ideas, which have sustained them over long periods of time. This magazine explains how the cartoonist brought himself to the attention of the major syndicates. They tell their own life experiences have enabled them to speak with that unique voice. This first issue features Stan Lynde's "Rick O'Shay," the Walt Disney comic strips, Milton Caniff, Mort Walker, Bob Kane, and more. 8.5-in. x 11-in.; black and white; 76 pages on slick white paper stock; cardstock covers. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #136
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 136

    Casper in 'untitled' (1 pg), Casper in "Trick vs. Treat" Part 1, Casper Trick vs. Treat Part 2 "The Great Halloween Uprising", Casper Trick vs. Treat Part 3 "Sweet Victory", "The Story of the Sky: Cloudy Venus" text story (2 pg), Spooky in "Healing Haunt". 36 pages, FC. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #2
    Chamber of Darkness (1969 Marvel) 2
    • Oxidation.
    • Water damage.
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    Cover art by John Romita. Forewarned Is Four-Armed!, script by Neal Adams and Roy Thomas, pencils by Marie Severin, inks by Herb Trimpe and Tom Sutton; Freddy Garricks sees a ghastly face in the mirror while trying to shave. The Day of the Red Death!, script by Roy Thomas, art by Don Heck; When a bio-engineered weapon is let loose, the only survivors are a small band of evil men in a concrete bunker; Takeoff on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death." 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #8
    Chili (1969) 8
    Tags: Archie
    Published Dec 1969 by Marvel.
  • Issue #5
    Chip N Dale (1967 Gold Key) 5
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    Cover art by Harvey Eisenberg. Chip 'n' Dale Meet Little Peeper, art by Al Hubbard; Chip 'n' Dale rescue a lost chick from a chicken hawk. Chipmunk Champions, art by Al Hubbard; Chip gets hit by a bolt of lightning, which temporarily electrifies him. He shocks Pluto, but the charge wears off and Pluto chases the pair. Lion Around, art by Al Hubbard; Chip 'n' Dale get tired of Brer Rabbit's tall tales, but when he tells them there's a lion in the forest, he's telling the truth. Li'l Log Cabin Home, art by Jack Bradbury; A beaver chews down Chip 'n' Dale's tree, but the pair get a log cabin as a replacement. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Choo Choo Charlie (1969) 1

    Art by John Stanley. No. on cover: 10245-912. Choo Choo Charlie and his train first rolled onto the scene in the fabulous 50's as a promotional character for Good and Plenty, a product of Quaker City Chocolate & Confectionery, Inc. Choo Choo Charlies was Good and Plenty's engineer, who fueled his locomotive with Good and Plentys, made appearances in everything from comic books to board games. The cute little character even had his own theme song: Once upon a time there was an engineer, Choo Choo Charlie was his name we hear. He had an engine and it sure was fun, he used Good and Plenty candy, to make his train run. Charlie says: "Love my Good and Plenty, they really ring my bell!" "Love my Good and Plenty candy, don't know any other candy, that I love so well!" Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #24
    Classics Illustrated 002 Ivanhoe (1946) 24
    • 1" Spine split from bottom.

    Ivanhoe, 24th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 169, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #24
    Classics Illustrated 003 The Count of Monte Cristo (1946) 24

    The Count of Monte Cristo, 24th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 169, Winter 1969 in indicia). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #23
    Classics Illustrated 005 Moby Dick (1942) 23

    Moby Dick, 23rd Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 166, Winter/69, stiff cover). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #16
    Classics Illustrated 013 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1943) 16

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 16th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 169, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #19
    Classics Illustrated 015 Uncle Tom's Cabin 19

    Uncle Tom's Cabin, 19th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 166, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #14
    Classics Illustrated 016 Gulliver's Travels (1943) 14

    Gulliver's Travels, 14th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 169, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #20
    Classics Illustrated 019 Huckleberry Finn (1944) 20

    Huckleberry Finn, 20th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 166, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
    Classics Illustrated 023 Oliver Twist 17

    Oliver Twist, 17th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 169, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #12
    Classics Illustrated 025 Two Years Before the Mast 12
    • Staple rust.

    Two Years Before the Mast, 12th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 169, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #15
    Classics Illustrated 046 Kidnapped 15

    Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, 15th printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. Comic book adaptation of the classic story of a young man kidnapped to work on a ship's crew and his fight to regain his rightful place in the world. (HRN 166, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #15
    Classics Illustrated 048 David Copperfield (1965) 15
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    David Copperfield, 15th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 169, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8B
    Classics Illustrated 051 The Spy (1948) 8B

    The Spy, 8th Printing, Painted Cover. Edition 8B has a STIFF paper cover. (HRN 166, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #9B
    Classics Illustrated 054 Man in the Iron Mask (1948) 9B

    Man in the Iron Mask, 9th Printing, Painted Cover on STIFF paper. (HRN 166, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #12A
    Classics Illustrated 055 Silas Marner (1949) 12A

    Silas Marner by George Eliot, 12th printing, Painted Cover on regular paper. Comic book adaptation of the classic story of a linen weaver feared and despised by townspeople because of an affliction. Cited in Seduction of the Innocent. (HRN 166, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #9
    Classics Illustrated 068 Julius Caesar (1950) 9

    Julius Caesar, 9th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. Cited in Seduction of the Innocent. (HRN 169, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #12
    Classics Illustrated 078 Joan of Arc (1950) 12
    • 3" Cumulative spine split.

    Joan of Arc, 12th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 166, Winter 1969). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #5
    Classics Illustrated 092 The Courtship of Miles Standish 5

    The Courtship of Miles Standish, 5th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 169, with Winter 1969 date). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #10
    Classics Illustrated 096 Daniel Boone (1952) 10

    Daniel Boone, 10th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 166, with Winter 1969 date). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Classics Illustrated 101 William Tell (1952) 8

    William Tell, 8th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 169, with Winter 1969 date). The year 1307 finds the freedom-loving Swiss under the harsh rule of Austria. They are forced to bow before an arrogant governor's cap; they are humiliated and deprived of the personal freedoms. William Tell, by defying the tyrant governor's restrictive laws, through his unyielding belief in freedom, leads his people in rebellion against oppression. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Classics Illustrated 104 Bring 'Em Back Alive (1953) 8

    Bring 'Em Back Alive, 8th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 169, with Winter 1969 date). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #9
    Classics Illustrated 112 Adventures of Kit Carson (1953) 9

    Adventures of Kit Carson, 9th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. Art by Rudy Palais. (HRN 166, with Winter 1969 date). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Classics Illustrated 121 Wild Bill Hickok (1954) 8

    Wild Bill Hickok, 8th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 169, with Winter 1969 date). Into the lawless West rode United States Marshal James Butler Hickok, better known as Wild Bill. A gentleman, always, Wild Bill wore a frock coat, string tie...and a pair of pistols. This is the story of the famous marshal and how he tamed the Western badmen by shooting straighter, cleaner and faster. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #9
    Classics Illustrated 125 The Ox Bow Incident (1955) 9

    The Ox Bow Incident, 9th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. (HRN 169, with Winter 1969 date). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Classics Illustrated 131 The Covered Wagon (1956) 8

    The Covered Wagon, 8th Printing, Painted Cover on stiff paper. Art by Norman Nodel. (HRN 169, with Winter 1969 date). Cover price $0.25.