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Comic books October 1972

  • Issue #48
    150 New Cartoons (1969) 48

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  • Issue #417
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 417
    Published Oct 1972 by DC.

    Cover by Nick Cardy. "The Conspiracy of the Crime-Lords!", script by Leo Dorfman (as David George), pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Four of Supermans deadliest foes sue for peace, and convince him that his recent visit to the Phantom Planet is creating phantom doubles of himself, which then destroy places he has recently been; To protect Earth, which the villains still value as a prize, they ask him to team with them to defeat the super-phantoms, and Superman agrees. "The Kid and the Corruptors!", script by Bob Haney, art by John Calnan; On Christmas Eve, Simon Stagg invites his nephew Randall into the Stagg household, not knowing that the boy has been brainwashed by spies to turn over secret projects found in his house. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #417MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 417MJ

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  • Issue #424
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 424

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Crypt of the Frozen Graves starring Supergirl, Geoff Anderson, Nasthalthia Luthor, and Bruce Ryan, script by Steve Skeates, pencils by Tony DeZuniga, inks by Bob Oksner; Supergirl tracks down the Frisco Syndicate. The Invasion, art by Don Heck; a story about alien invaders. Series continues in Supergirl #1. The next issue of AdventureComics changes format. 36 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #424MJ
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 424MJ

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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Again, Dangerous Visions HC (1972 Doubleday) Edited by Harlan Ellison 1-1ST

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    Book Club Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Harlan Ellison. Art by Ed Emshwiller. 46 Original Science Fiction Stories by James Blish, Ray Bradbury, Lee Hoffman, David Kerr, Dean R. Koontz, Josephine Saxton, Gene Wolfe, and more! Hardcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 830 pages, Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations).

  • Issue #26
    Alvin (1962) 26
    Published Oct 1972 by Dell.

    Cover number: 04021. After Dave tells them a scary story, Alvin and company think theyve encountered ghosts in an abandoned house, but no one believes them. 36 pages. Cover price $0.15 Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #113
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 113
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    Cover art by John Romita. First appearance of Hammerhead in They Call The Doctor...Octopus!, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Romita and Jim Starlin, inks by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro; While Dr. Octopus is on a crime spree, Spider-Man is weakened by an ulcer due to stress and his concern for his missing aunt. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 92. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #113MJ
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  • Issue #113NDS
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) National Diamond 113NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. Doctor Octopus and first appearance of Hammerhead in "They Call the Doctor: Octopus." Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Tony Mortellaro and Jim Starlin. Romita cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 2 #29
    Amra (1959) fanzine Vol. 2 #29
    Published 1972 (est.) by George H. Scithers.

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  • Vol. 90 #2
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 90 #2

    October 1972. Stories: "The Pritcher Mass" (conclusion) by Gordon R. Dickson, "Common Denominator" by David Lewis, "The Star Hole" by Bob Buckley, "To Be a Champion, Merciful and Brave" by Richard Olin, "The Vietnam War Centennial Celebration" by Ralph E. Hamil, and "Stretch of Time" by Ruth Berman. Science Fact article, "Robots--Rams From Cams" by Thomas Easton. Cover by Jack Gaughan. Illustrations by John Schoenherr, Jack Gaughan, Leo Summers, Vincent diFate, and Kelly Freas. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 176 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #52
    Archie and Me (1964) 52

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. Written by Al Hartley, Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Al Hartley, Joe Edwards and unknown. When Archie enrolls in a summer social science course, Mr. Weatherbee puts him in the center of the action by taking underprivileged city children to the beach in "Summer Schooling and Some Are Not"! Plus: Archie and Jughead try to pry an inner tube off of Mr. Weatherbee in "Boob Tube"; Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy run into Archie's 'environmental eat-out' while bird-watching at a local sanctuary in "Birds of a Feather"; on a hot day, Li'l Jinx fans herself with a 'Think' sign in the 1-pager "Think Cool!"; Archie and Jughead are amazed by the fact that Mr. Weatherbee's weight allows him to float upright in the ocean in "Float Goat"; and Archie and Jughead clean Mr. Weatherbee's house as one of their summer jobs in "A New Broom"! Characters in this issue: Mr. Weatherbee, Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Pop Tate, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle, Big Ethel, Dilton Doiley, Moose Mason, Svenson, Miss Haggly, Miss Beazley, Miss Grundy, Professor Flutesnoot, Betty Cooper and Li'l Jinx. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 3

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mario Acquaviva. Of Sense and Nonsense, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mario Acquaviva; The gang, and even the lifeguard, thinks Archie is being ridiculous for warning them not to go in the deep water after eating; Until Reggie gets a cramp and Archie has to save him. A Chain Reaction, script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Joe Sinnott; While Betty is baby-sitting a boy at the park, he falls into a hole at a construction site, and Archie has to get him out. Out By a Hair, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Everyone thinks Archie is being old-fashioned when he says a phone repairman's long hair makes him suspicious. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #200
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 200

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  • Issue #201
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 201

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    Betty and Veronica Spectacular. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Joe Edwards. "A Glib Woman's Lib," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; After being heckled during her speech at a women's lib rally by Reggie, Veronica decides to prove which sex is smarter. "You Said It" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. Veronica Pin Up by Dan DeCarlo. "Dune Buggy," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie and Reggie flirt with Betty and Veronica on the beach. Betty and Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Bowled Over" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. Pinups of the girls. "Needles and Pins," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica scoffs at Betty laboring to make her own clothing instead of buying them. "Water Water Everywhere," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The gang's fun with water hoses spills over into Mr. Lodge's office, literally. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #202
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 202

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Stand-In, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Veronica asks Betty to pretend to be her at the big D.A.W. (Daughters of American Wealth) banquet. Nothing To Sneeze At, script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty goes into sneezing fits whenever she gets close to Archie. Just An Old Fashioned Boy, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Archie says that he likes old-fashioned girls in modest bathing suits, so Betty and Veronica both wear old-style one-piece suits to the beach. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #177
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 177
  • Issue #73
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 73

    Dilton goes white-water rafting with Archie and Jughead; a charm brings Archie backhanded good luck; Reggie fears a trap when Mooses girlfriend Midge finally agrees to a date. Plus Lil Jinx by Joe Edwards. 48 pages. Cover price $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #15
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 15
  • Issue #14
    Astonishing Tales (1970) 14

    Cover art by Gil Kane. The Night of the Looter!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema; Carla and Ralph come to the Savage Land with a Swamp Tank to steal Ka-Zar's vibranium, but when they force him to open the door to where it is stored the vibranium destroys the tank. Information on Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze #1. Jungle Fever!, script by Don Rico art by Jay Scott Pike; Jann goes deep into the swampland to get the rare red orchid for Pat Mahoney to photograph, unfortunately, the smell of this orchid causes a fever in Jann's jungle friends so she has to go even deeper into the swampland to find the rare black orchid which can cure the fever. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #14MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Ka-Zar reprint from Savage Tales 1 (1971): "The Night of the Looter!" Script by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema. Reprint back-up story: Jann of the Jungle in "Jungle Fever!" Script by Jay Scott Pike. Gil Kane cover. Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #14NDS
    Astonishing Tales (1970) National Diamond 14NDS

    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. Ka-Zar reprint from Savage Tales 1 (1971): "The Night of the Looter!" Script by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema. Reprint back-up story: Jann of the Jungle in "Jungle Fever!" Script by Jay Scott Pike. Gil Kane cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #104
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 104

    "With a Bang and a Whimper!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. This is it! Everything is on the line in the land down under! Earth's Mightiest Heroes go for broke to rescue the Scarlet Witch and save the world! But an army of sinister Sentinels stands in their way! Will the power of Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Vision be enough to defeat the mutant-hunting robots? Or can Quicksilver and Larry Trask find a way to victory? Avengers Assemble! A terrific three-part story! Final appearance of Larry Trask. Behind the scenes appearances by Crystal and Lockjaw. Flashback cameo by Dr. Peter Corbeau. (Notes: Quicksilver appears next in Fantastic Four 131. The Sentinels return in Uncanny X-men 98. The Avengers travel to the Australian anthill again in West Coast Avengers Annual 1. The X-Men visit the anthill in Marvel Super-Heroes (2nd series) 6. This issue concludes Roy Thomas' sensational five-and-a-half-year run as the writer of the Avengers series. Thomas' stories through the silver and bronze ages made the avengers into...The Avengers! He created or co-created many all-time fan favorite characters including the Vision, Ultron, and the Grim Reaper and did so with great attention to the continuity of the Marvel universe. The letters page includes a farewell essay from Roy Thomas and also a letter from comics writer Mike Barr.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #104MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "With a Bang and a Whimper!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. This is it! Everything is on the line in the land down under! Earth's Mightiest Heroes go for broke to rescue the Scarlet Witch and save the world! But an army of sinister Sentinels stands in their way! Will the power of Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Vision be enough to defeat the mutant-hunting robots? Or can Quicksilver and Larry Trask find a way to victory? Avengers Assemble! A terrific three-part story! Final appearance of Larry Trask. Behind the scenes appearances by Crystal and Lockjaw. Flashback cameo by Dr. Peter Corbeau. (Notes: Quicksilver appears next in Fantastic Four 131. The Sentinels return in Uncanny X-men 98. The Avengers travel to the Australian anthill again in West Coast Avengers Annual 1. The X-Men visit the anthill in Marvel Super-Heroes (2nd series) 6. This issue concludes Roy Thomas' sensational five-and-a-half-year run as the writer of the Avengers series. Thomas' stories through the silver and bronze ages made the avengers into...The Avengers! He created or co-created many all-time fan favorite characters including the Vision, Ultron, and the Grim Reaper and did so with great attention to the continuity of the Marvel universe. The letters page includes a farewell essay from Roy Thomas and also a letter from comics writer Mike Barr.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #104NDS
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) National Diamond 104NDS

    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. "With a Bang and a Whimper!" Script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Joe Sinnott. Avengers roll call: Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, the Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. Guest starring Quicksilver. Guest appearances by Crystal and Lockjaw of the Inhumans. Letter to the editor from comics writer Mike Barr. Buckler/Sinnott cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #98
    Baby Huey the Baby Giant (1956) 98
  • Issue #245
    Batman (1940) 245
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1972 by DC.
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    Cover by Neal Adams. "The Bruce Wayne Murder Case!", script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano (pp. 1-2) and Neal Adams (pp. 3-15); Batman stops a crooked political group for framing another political group for the murder of Bruce Wayne. "Who Stole the Gift from Nowhere!", script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; Luke Graham is accused of stealing $50,000 in cash that was sent anonymously to the Hudson University Library. Letter to the editor from comic writer David Michelinie. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

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  • Issue #32
    Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 Gold Key) 32

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    Featuring: 8 page story "Pardon my garden" starring Beep Beep the Road Runner, Beep Beep the Road Runner's three sons, Tweety Bird, Wile E. Coyote (villain) and Sylvester Pussycat; 5 page story "Jungle bungle" starring Beep Beep the Road Runner, Beep Beep the Road Runner's three sons, Yosemite Sam, Petunia Pig and Porky Pig; 1 page reprint? text story "Saying is believing" starring Henery Hawk and Ollie Owl; 4 page reprint? story "Fishing for a fight" starring Tweety Bird and Sylvester Pussycat; 7 page story "Canyon capture" starring Beep Beep the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote (villain), Beep Beep the Road Runner's three sons and Buffalo Billy Buzzard. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #32MJ
    Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 Gold Key) Mark Jewelers 32MJ

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  • Issue #32
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1971 Whitman) 32

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  • Issue #93
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 93

    Featuring: 3 page Beetle Bailey story "An Evening With Sarge"; 1 page Beetle Bailey story "The Hungry Cook"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Follow The Leader"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Break In The Routine"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Silly Sarge"; 4 page General Halftrack story "The Tasty Victory"; 1 page text story "Service Smiles"; 3 page Sarge Snorkel story "Food Patrol"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Double Date"; 1 page Beetle Bailey story "The Errand Boy." Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #45
    Betty and Me (1966) 45

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  • Issue #45NDS
    Betty And Me (1966) National Diamond 45NDS

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

  • Issue #95
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 95

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    Billy the Kid stars in "An Ancient Curse" and "Killer's Pay-Off." Mr. Young of the Boothill Gazette back-up story, "A Steak for Bible John!" (art by Pat Boyette?). One-page "Vigilante Law" (art by Pete Morisi). Jose Delbo cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #200
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 200
  • Issue #7
    Bobby Sherman (1972) 7
  • Issue #43
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 Gold Key) 43

    BORIS KARLOFF TALES OF MYSTERY #43 10/72 15c Number/Month on Cover: 90053-210, October. Anthology type comic with spooky and mystery stories hosted by famous classic horror film actor Boris Karloff. This issue features "Forbidden Rituals," "The Cavern's Jaws," "Troubled Waters," and "Monstrous Weather." Issue also has a one-page text story "The Birth of Frankenstein." Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #43MJ
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  • Issue #103
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 103

    First 20-cent cover price. Cover by Nick Cardy. "A Traitor Lurks Inside Earth!", script by Bob Haney, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Frank McLaughlin; When the missile defense robot John Doe begins acting against orders, Batman recruits the aid of the Metal Men to try and find out what is going on; However, when the Metal Men appear on national television denouncing humanity and calling for robot liberation on behalf of John Doe, Batman goes to investigate in person; Inside the missile base, Batman learns that the Metal Men haven't truly betrayed humanity but are being forced to speak on John Doe's behalf because it has Tin held captive. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #145
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 145
  • Issue #146
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Whitman) 146

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #NN
    Captain (1972) Underground NN

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    1st (only) printing. Hak Vorgin and Jean Einback Vogrin art. 6 3/4" x 9 3/4", 44 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #154
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 154
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    Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia. "The Falcon Fights Alone," script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by John Verpoorten and Tony Mortellaro; The phony Captain America and Bucky kidnap the Falcon and torture him to learn the whereabouts of the real Captain America. Falcon is aided in escaping the two with the help of Rafe, Leila, and several other people Falcon has helped over time; Falcon then journeys to Avengers Mansion to let the Avengers know of the phony Cap, only to find out he's been monitoring them and learns where Steve and Sharon are vacationing. Brief Avengers appearance. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #154MJ
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  • Issue #154NDS
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) National Diamond 154NDS

    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. First full appearance of Jack Monroe (Nomad) in "The Falcon Fights Alone!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by John Verpoorten. Brief Avengers appearance. Buscema/Frank Giacoia cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #71
    Career Girl Romances (1966) 71

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    Cover by A. Martinez & Jean Elier. Stories by unknown. Art by A. Martinez & Jean Elier, Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia and José Luis Garcia-Lopez. Dating a movie star so excited Dorrie, she never noticed Pete noticing her in..."Love And Learn!" Also featuring: "One Kiss Is All You Get" and "Stubborn Heart!" Plus: 1-page mod 3-in-1 illustration of Bobby Sherman by Tony Tallarico! And: 1-page Choosing a Career text piece "Modeling!" by Jeannette Copeland. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #7210
    CARtoons (1959 Magazine) 7210

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    Full number 67. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #38
    Casper and Nightmare (1965) 38