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Comic books April 1972

  • Issue #45
    150 New Cartoons (1969) 45

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  • Issue #411
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 411
    Published Apr 1972 by DC.

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    52-page giant. Cover by Nick Cardy. "The Day They Sold Superman's Fortress," script by Leo Dorfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Titus J. Pearson secures the rights to look for oil in the arctic and stumbles onto the Fortress of Solitude. Eclipso origin reprint, "Eclipso, the Genius Who Fought Himself," script by Bob Haney, art by Lee Elias; Bruce Gordon and Profesor Bennett go into orbit in an experimental space capsule; When it looks like Eclipso could take over Gordon permanently, Gordon tries to sacrifice himself. Untold Chapter in the LIfe of Clark Kent back-up, "The Girl Who Worshipped Clark Kent," script by Leo Dorfman, pencils by John Calnan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Superman attends a college reunion. 52 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #418
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 418

    48-page giant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. The Face of the Dragon starring Supergirl, script by Len Wein, pencils by José Delbo, inks by Bob Oksner; Supergirl battles Dr. Tzin-Tzin; Jonny Double guest-stars. Death's Strange Deputy starring the Phantom Stranger, script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino. Circle of Doom starring Black Canary, script by Denny O'Neil, art by Alex Toth. The Sight Stealers starring Dr. Mid-Nite, script by John Broome, inks by Sal Amendola. 48 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #24
    Alvin (1962) 24
    Published Apr 1972 by Dell.
  • Issue #107
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 107
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0251198006
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    Cover by John Romita Jr. and Frank Giacoia. Spidey Smashes Through!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Frank Giacoia; Spider-Man faces off against the upgraded Spider-Slayer; Spider-Man defeats all four leaders, then returns to Smythe's hideout, where he finds Smythe inside the Spider Slayer; And if he survives this bout, hell have a few words for J. Jonah Jameson when hes done. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 86. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #107MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #107UK
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 107UK

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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. "Spidey Smashes Thru." Script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Frank Giacoia. Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 86.

  • Vol. 2 #27
    Amra (1959) fanzine Vol. 2 #27
    Published 1972 (est.) by George H. Scithers.

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  • Vol. 89 #2
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 89 #2

    April 1972. Cover by Kelly Freas. Stories: "A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!" (part 1 of 3) by Harry Harrison, "The Prophet" by Stanley Schmidt, "Wings of Victory" by Poul Anderson, "Misinformation" by Howard L. Myers, "Succor" by F.H. Rounsley, and "Answer 'Affirmative' or 'Negative'" by Barbara Paul. Science Fact article: "Skylab" (conclusion) by Joseph Green. Illustrations by John Schoenherr, Laurence MacCaskill, Vincent diFate, Leo Summers, and Kelly Freas. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #217
    Archie (1943) 217

    Last 15 cent issue. Dan DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick cover. Frank Doyle scripts, Harry Lucey pencils, Chic Stone inks, and Bill Yoshida letters unless noted. Li'l Jinx by Joe Edwards. "The Gay Blades" Svensen gives Mr. Weatherbee the brush-off (6 pages). Li'l Jinx in "Getting a Head!": Jinx's concern is being overblown (1 page). "Late Fate": Archie has a backwards idea (George Gladir script, penciller unknown, Jon D'Agostino inks, 1 page). "It's a Gift": Archie delivers a surprising package (6 pages). "Freezer Plan": Jughead creates some hot new flavors (5 pages). Statement of Ownership filed October 1, 1971: average print run 884,292; average paid circulation 482,101. 36 pages. Full-color. 15 cent cover price. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #217NDS
    Archie (1943) National Diamond 217NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. Last 15 cent issue. Dan DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick cover. Frank Doyle scripts, Harry Lucey pencils, Chic Stone inks, and Bill Yoshida letters unless noted. Li'l Jinx by Joe Edwards. "The Gay Blades" Svensen gives Mr. Weatherbee the brush-off (6 pages). Li'l Jinx in "Getting a Head!": Jinx's concern is being overblown (1 page). "Late Fate": Archie has a backwards idea (George Gladir script, penciller unknown, Jon D'Agostino inks, 1 page). "It's a Gift": Archie delivers a surprising package (6 pages). "Freezer Plan": Jughead creates some hot new flavors (5 pages). 36 pages. Full-color. 15 cent cover price. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #48
    Archie and Me (1964) 48

    Giant-sized issue. It's A Gas; Two men hijack Archie's car while he is giving Mr. Weatherbee a ride and after several failed attempts to rid themselves of the men, Archie is joined by Jughead who accidently disposes of the hijackers' weapons. Ad for Movie Buys Super8 and 8mm films. Archie Club News. Give Me Liberty; During a visit to the Statue of Liberty, the gang quotes lots of statistics about the statue. Ad for Columbia Record Club. Fade In, Fade Out; Mr. Weatherbee gets his ego inflated when he believes Archie is filming him for a movie. 68 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #194
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 194

    The World of Jughead. Cover by Dan DeCarlo. "What's New Old Chap?", art by Samm Schwartz; Upset that Archie and Reggie ditched him to go out with Betty and Veronica, Jughead goes home and dreams of a world without women. "It's About Time" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Chemical Reaction," script by George Gladir, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Rudy Lapick; Jughead accidentally discovers a chemical formula that grows hair. "Dream of Genie," inks by Rudy Lapick; Jughead finds a magic lamp with a genie inside; Unfortunately it's a female genie, and she's not exactly on Jughead's wavelength. "Over and Out," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie laments the fact that he and Veronica have different school schedules and can't spend time together. "Turnabout," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Rudy Lapick; After being stood up by Veronica, Archie allows Jughead to convince him to write Veronica a break up letter. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #196
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 196
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Last 15-cent cover price issue. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. The Sacrifice, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica and Betty arrive at the Lodge mansion to find an infant in a basket on the doorstep. Get A Job, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica gets a baby-sitting job. Storm Cloud, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty goes out in a blizzard so that she can be at Archie's house while he's snowed in. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #171
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 171
  • Issue #69
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 69
    • Interior is complete. Severe water damage.
  • Issue #69NDS
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) National Diamond 69NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #11
    Astonishing Tales (1970) 11
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0066052005

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita. A Day of Tigers!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; The origin of Ka-Zar and Zabu, including the tale of Lord Plunder's first visit to the Savage Land. Stan Lee's Soapbox. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #11NDS
    Astonishing Tales (1970) National Diamond 11NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. Ka-Zar origin in "A Day of Tigers!" Script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. Kane cover pencils. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #98
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 98
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    • Label #0962548017
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    "Let Slip the Dogs of War!" Part 1 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith. Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by John Buscema and Barry Windsor-Smith. The remarkable Kree/Skrull war is over! But there isn't any time to rest for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Ares, the Greek god of war, stokes a riot in downtown Manhattan by mind-controlling the nearby residents! When the Avengers and Rick Jones arrive to restore the peace, they fall under Ares' trance too! The only heroes left unaffected are Thor and the Vision! But before the Prince of Asgard and the synthezoid avenger can challenge Ares, they must first fend off their teammates! The Vision battles Shell-Head while Thor takes on Cap, Wanda, and Pietro! Everything is going Ares' way! How will the Avengers turn the tide? Cameo appearance by Hercules. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: Ares previously appeared in Avengers 50. Clint Barton returns to his Hawkeye identity. The letters page includes a lengthy letter from fantasy novelist Stephen R. Donaldson (of Chronicles of Thomas Covenant fame) and a letter from comics writer Michael P. Higgins. This three-part story was reprinted in Avengers (3rd series) 48.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #98MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 98MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Let Slip the Dogs of War!" Script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith, inks by Sal Buscema. Avengers roll call: Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye (formerly Goliath), Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. Guest appearances by Hercules and Nick Fury. Letter to the editor from fantasy novelist Stephen R. Donaldson (Thomas Covenant series). John Buscema/Windsor-Smith cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #98NDS
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) National Diamond 98NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. "Let Slip the Dogs of War!" Script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith, inks by Sal Buscema. Avengers roll call: Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye (formerly Goliath), Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. Guest appearances by Hercules and Nick Fury. Letter to the editor from fantasy novelist Stephen R. Donaldson (Thomas Covenant series). John Buscema/Windsor-Smith cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #104UK
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    Published 1972 (est.) by Marvel.

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  • Issue #29
    Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 Gold Key) 29

    Comic book adventures of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon characters The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. The Road Runner in "Bird World Whirl," "The Beat Feet," and "Tricky Trail." Issue also has Tweety and Sylvester in "When the Cat's Away" and one-page text feature "Henery Makes a Catch." No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #29
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1971 Whitman) 29
    • Cover detached.

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #89
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 89

    Featuring: 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Last Train to Camp Swampy" (final panel is a coloring "page"); 1 page The General story; 3 page Sarge story "Beetle's Joke Book"; 3 page Cookie story "Artist in the Kitchen"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Space Nut"; 3 page Zero story "Hot Bones"; 1 page Beetle Bailey activity "Color This Page, Kids - and Make Sarge's Face Purple!!"; 1 page text story "Service Smiles" (jokes); 4 page Sarge story "Super Athlete"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Equal Shares." Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #41
    Betty and Me (1966) 41

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    Story and art credit: Unknown. Giant size. After Archie's car gets stuck during a snowstorm, he somehow winds up at Betty's, and we all know Betty won't take advantage of the situation (right?) in "Snow Job." Betty in "Diagnostic Agnostic." Wow, Betty can do it all (we've seen her make a dress, cook, working at a hospital; what can't she do?), and here she adds to her long list of talents by painting Archie's portrait so it can hang in the school hallway in "Paint and Brush." Li'l Jinx in "Miss Mess." Dear Betty letters page. Pigs must be flying, because Archie not only buys himself a soda but Betty one too (for only ninety cents!), but things get sticky when Jughead begs him for a soda too in "I Scream Soda." Betty in "Recipe for Romance." Archie confuses Betty with Veronica when Betty dons a dark wig (and who said blondes have more fun?) in "A Wig and Wiggle." Pinup page. 48 pgs. Full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #41NDS
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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #91
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 91

    Cover by Jose Delbo. Stories by Joe Gill and Pat Boyette. Art by Jose Delbo and Pat Boyette. Featuring Billy the Kid in "Peaceful Valley" and "$5,000 Reward for a Friend"! Plus: Boothill Gazette tale "She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #197
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 197
  • Issue #40
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 Gold Key) 40

    Featuring: 8 page story "The Duplicates" written by Arnold Drake and drawn by John Celardo; 1 page text story "The Devil's Handmaiden" drawn by Joe Certa; 4 page story "The Elevator" drawn by Luis Dominguez; 6 page story "Five Steps in Time" written by Arnold Drake and drawn by Jack Sparling; 6 page story "The Sadiki's Master" written by Arnold Drake and drawn by Luis Dominguez. NOTE: # on cover: 90053-204. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #3
    Bullwinkle (1962 Dell/Gold Key) 3

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    Comic book adventures of the cult classic cartoon show "Rocky and His Friends" which originally aired in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Rocky and Bullwinkle in "Magnetic Moose" and "The Mooseterious Journey." Issue also has a "Fractured Fairy Tale" of Cinderella and Peabody's Improbable History in "The Youngest Outlaw." No story/art credits given. On cover: 90013-204, April. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #3
    Bullwinkle and Rocky (1972 Whitman) 3

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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #148
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 148
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    • Paper: Off white to white
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    • Label #1448447019

    Cover art by John Romita. "The Big Sleep," script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by John Romita (uncredited); Battling the Kingpin in the Las Vegas suite of mysterious industrialist Harold Howard, the Red, White, and Blue Avengers and the Fighting Falcon are suddenly stunned by the sight of the Red Skull, who activates the Fifth Sleeper and attacks Las Vegas. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #148MJ
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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #148NDS
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) National Diamond 148NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant.
    Cover art by John Romita. "The Big Sleep," script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by John Romita (uncredited); Battling the Kingpin in the Las Vegas suite of mysterious industrialist Harold Howard, the Red, White, and Blue Avengers and the Fighting Falcon are suddenly stunned by the sight of the Red Skull, who activates the Fifth Sleeper and attacks Las Vegas. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #68
    Career Girl Romances (1966) 68

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    "Never Waste Your Kisses!" (pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Vince Alascia), "Remember Me?" (art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez), and "The Girl Who Didn't Need Love." Statement of ownership--aveage print run 215,000; average paid circulation 145,030. Garcia-Lopez cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #1972
    Cartoonist Reuben Awards Program 1972

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    The Cartoonist Reuben Awards Dinner Program (1972) is published by King Features. Join the National Cartoonist Society as they honor the best artist and writers of the year. Also featured are several articles by many prominent members of the NCS. 64 pages, color cover with black and white illustrations and photos, 8.25-in x 5.30-in.

  • Issue #7204
    CARtoons (1959 Magazine) 7204

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  • Issue #35
    Casper and Nightmare (1965) 35
    • File Copy.
  • Issue #2
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    Cinemagic (1972 1st Series Cinema Enterprises) #002

  • Vol. 1 #2
    Classics Collectors Club Newsletter (1972) Vol. 1 #2

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    Classics Illustrated Fanzine written by Raymond True, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 8 pages B&W Text only

  • Issue #35
    Combat (1961 Dell) 35
    Published Apr 1972 by Dell.

    Reprinted from #8B. "Cassino" - Written by unknown. Art by Sam Glanzman. Painted Cover by Robert McQuire? The raging battle for Monte Cassino...against unseen enemy troops! Plus: "Guadalcanal" back-up story, and the 1-page text article "Ancient Weapons of Italy"! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #84
    Comic Reader, The (1961) 84

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  • Issue #14
    Comics Buyer's Guide (1971) 14

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  • Issue #635
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 635

    Weekly British War comics digest. "Jungle Ace" Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #636
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 636

    Weekly British War comics digest. "Big Jake" Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #637
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    Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #638
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    Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #639
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    Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.