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Comic books December 1972

  • Issue #49
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  • Issue #419
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 419
    Published Dec 1972 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Murphy Anderson, fumetti photo by Jack Adler. "The Most Dangerous Man on Earth!", script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Moe Malloy fishes a strange glowing gun and pair of shoes out of Metropolis harbor which give him super powers. First Appearance of the Human Target in "The Assassin-Express Contract!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Carmine Infantino and Dick Giordano, inks by Dick Giordano; The Human Target poses as a business man on a train to stop an assassination. Letter to the editor from comics writer Bob Rozakis. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #419MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 419MJ

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  • Issue #115
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 115
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    Cover art by John Romita. The Last Battle!, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Romita, inks by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro; In the midst of the war between Dr. Octopus and Hammerhead, Spider-Man finds himself held at gunpoint by Aunt May. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 94. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #115MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 115MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Doctor Octopus and Hammerhead face Spidey in "The Last Battle." Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Romita and Tony Mortellaro. Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 94. Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. It is believed these variants were distributed only in regions near U.S. military bases. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 90 #4
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 90 #4

    December 1972. Stories: "Cemetery World" (part 2) by Clifford D. Simak, "The Second Kind of Loneliness" by George R.R. Martin, "When I Was in your Mind" by Joe Allred, "P.R.D. and the Antareans" by Miriam Allen deFord, "Original Sin" by Vernor Vinge, and "Pard" by F. Paul Wilson. Science Fact article, "Magic: Science of the Future" by Joseph F. Goodavage. Cover by Kelly Freas. Illustrations by Vincent diFate, John Schoenherr, Jack Gaughan, Leo Summers, and Kelly Freas. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #223
    Archie (1943) 223

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    Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Rudy Lapick. Stories by Frank Doyle and unknown. Art by Harry Lucey, Chic Stone and unknown. Archie tells us the story of how he chose to stand Veronica up for a date in order to protect Jughead from being beaten up by a bully in "The Choice"! Plus: Miss Grundy introduces two young French-Canadian friends, Richard and Michelle, who wear maple leafs on their sweaters to show that they're Canadian, in "Love Thy Neighbor"; Coach Kleats shows Archie and Reggie a thing or two after they imply that he's too old to be a good athlete in "The Lesson"; and prehistoric Archie invents baseball in "The Sporting Life"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #504
    Archie (1954 Archi) Mexican Series 504

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    Reprints Life in Archie #95. Samm Schwartz art. 32 pg, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #53
    Archie and Me (1964) 53

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  • Issue #53NDS
    Archie And Me (1964) National Diamond 53NDS

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  • Issue #4
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 4

    "A Good Investment"; Archie gets trapped in an elevator shaft at the school and must be rescued by Jughead and Svenson. Archie Club News. "Show and Yell" one-page Li'l Jinx story, script and art by Joe Edwards. Archie at Riverdale High pinup. "The Power of a Woman"; Archie seeks his father's advice when Veronica wants him to break his date with Betty. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #4NDS
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) National Diamond 4NDS

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  • Issue #203
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 203

    Archies Christmas Stocking Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #206
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 206

    Li'l Jinx Christmas Bag Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #207
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 207

    Sabrina's Christmas Magic. Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Give Till It Hurts," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Joe Sinnott; When Archie doesn't know what to get Veronica for Christmas, Sabrina offers to help out by giving her all the gifts mentioned in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas." "The Early Type!" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Think Lincoln," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Joe Sinnott; After Ethel wishes she could be beautiful and popular, Sabrina sends her into a world where she's a gorgeous movie star, but still feels empty inside. "Something Else," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Joe Sinnott; Sabrina and her relatives don't like Harvey's gifts, so they use magic to exchange them then and there. "I Believe In You," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Joe Sinnott; Sabrina and Aunt Hilda teach a lesson to a kid who doesn't believe in Santa Claus. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #204
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 204

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    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. Ruffled Feathers, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Jughead claims that a female bird is less colorful than the male of the species, and Veronica is horrified to discover that he's right. Confession, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; When her friends and father berate her for being so inconsiderate, Veronica announces that she has a shocking secret to reveal about why she acts the way she does. Patterns, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Unlike Betty, Veronica refuses to come when Archie calls for them, but she starts to get worried and jealous about what Betty and Archie might be doing together. The Attention Getter, script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Everyone is impressed when Betty makes an Archie doll, so Veronica has a larger version made. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #179
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 179
  • Issue #74
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 74

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Powers Unknown," art by Samm Schwartz; Seeing Archie reading a book on hypnotism, Reggie decides to play a prank on him using hypnosis as a basis. "News of the Weak," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; On a dare, Archie gives control of the student newspaper to Betty and Veronica, who boost circulation through questionable tactics. "Unhappy Hobby," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie tries to interest Jughead in track and field. "Giving Notice" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. Big Moose pinup, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Champ Chump," pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica plants false entries in Betty's diary, then makes it public to sabotage Betty's chances in an upcoming contest. 52 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #74NDS
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) National Diamond 74NDS

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  • Issue #16
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 16

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. A Day In The Life Of Some Fools, art by Al Hartley; The gang search for something to occupy their free time, since it's prehistoric times and nothing of interest has been invented yet. When You Wish Upon A Star, script and pencils by Dick Malmgren; Seeing how despondent Archie is over being broke and dateless, Sabrina grants him three wishes. Naturally he manages to misuse the third one. Voice Of Doom, script by Frank Doyle; Archie buys a plush teddie bear from Reggie to give to Veronica; But Jughead realizes that the bear is bugged to record embarrassing conversations between Archie and Veronica; So he sets up a scripted surprise for Reggie. 52 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #15
    Astonishing Tales (1970) 15

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Bill Everett."...And Who Will Call Him Savage?" Script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Tom Sutton; While pledged to watch over Dr. Calvin until she is healed, Ka-Zar finds himself stuck in the city; He rescues a pusher from an attack and ends up involved in a turf war. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #15MJ
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  • Issue #15UK
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    Published 1972 (est.) by Marvel.

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    United Kingdom edition

  • Issue #9
    Attack (1971 5th Series Charlton) 9

    Cover by Tom Sutton. Stories by unknown. Art by Pat Boyette, Tom Sutton and unknown. Featuring: "Mediterranean Incident!"; "One Man Air Force!"; and "The Retread"! Plus: 1-page text story "Plan M"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #106
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 106
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    "A Traitor Stalks Among Us!" Part 1 of 3. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Rich Buckler and George Tuska. Inks by Dave Cockrum. Cover by Rich Buckler and Frank Giacoia. Wanda has found another lead in the search for her missing brother. In hopes of finding Pietro, four avengers explore an underground tunnel in Manhattan! But something strange is going on beneath the streets...and the Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Iron Man, and Hawkeye suddenly begin fighting one another! Could an old foe from long ago be manipulating the Avengers? Or maybe a super-villain of more recent vintage? Perhaps the answer is both! Meanwhile at Avengers Mansion, the Vision continues to ponder the Grim Reaper's offer to inhabit Simon Williams' comatose body. Captain America attempts to counsel the synthezoid avenger, but is interrupted by Rick Jones' barging into the mansion! Upon seeing Rick, the shield-slinger suffers a flashback to a battle vs. Hydra several months ago (in Captain America 113)! Very strange indeed! Cameo appearances by Captain Marvel and the Grim Reaper. (Note: The Space Phantom previously appeared way back in Avengers (1st series) 2.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #106MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 106MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "A Traitor Stalks Among Us!" Part 1 of 3. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Rich Buckler and George Tuska. Inks by Dave Cockrum. Cover by Rich Buckler and Frank Giacoia. Wanda has found another lead in the search for her missing brother. In hopes of finding Pietro, four avengers explore an underground tunnel in Manhattan! But something strange is going on beneath the streets...and the Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Iron Man, and Hawkeye suddenly begin fighting one another! Could an old foe from long ago be manipulating the Avengers? Or maybe a super-villain of more recent vintage? Perhaps the answer is both! Meanwhile at Avengers Mansion, the Vision continues to ponder the Grim Reaper's offer to inhabit Simon Williams' comatose body. Captain America attempts to counsel the synthezoid avenger, but is interrupted by Rick Jones' barging into the mansion! Upon seeing Rick, the shield-slinger suffers a flashback to a battle vs. Hydra several months ago (in Captain America 113)! Very strange indeed! Cameo appearances by Captain Marvel and the Grim Reaper. (Note: The Space Phantom previously appeared way back in Avengers (1st series) 2.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #112UK
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    Published 1972 (est.) by Marvel.

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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 #246
    Batman (1940) 246
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1972 by DC.

    Cover art by Dave Cockrum and Neal Adams. How Many Ways Can a Robin Die? starring Batman, script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick (pp 1-17) and Dick Dillin (pp 18-23), inks by Dick Giordano; Batman must rescue the real Robin from some crazies who are using dummies to demonstrate various ways to kill Robin. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #246MJ
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  • Vol. 16 #3
    Baum Bugle A Journal of Oz (1957) Vol. 16 #3

    The Baum Bugle: A Journal of Oz (1972) Volume 16 #3 is published three times annually by The International Wizard of Oz Club.

  • Issue #33
    Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 Gold Key) 33

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    Featuring: 8 page story "Motor knows best" starring Beep Beep the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote (villain) and Beep Beep the Road Runner's three sons; 4 page Porky Pig reprint? story starring Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny and Petunia Pig; 1 page reprint? text story "Talk...sweet talk" starring Grandma [Granny], Tweety Bird and Sylvester Pussycat; 16 page insert "Here it is kids!! A 16-page Kenner Fun Catalog"; 5 page story "Follow the speeder" starring Beep Beep the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote (villain) and Beep Beep the Road Runner's three sons; 7 page story "Lamp scamp" starring Beep Beep the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote (villain) and Beep Beep the Road Runner's three sons. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #33MJ
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  • Issue #33
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1971 Whitman) 33

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #95
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 95

    Featuring: 3 page Beetle Bailey story "The Guided Tour"; 1 page Sarge Snorkel story "Sentry Hunt"; 3 page Beetle And Killer story "The Captain's Jeep"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Night Visitor"; 2 page Sarge Snorkel story "Nite Ride"; 1 page Beetle Bailey activity "Color This Page, Kids!"; 4 page Cookie story "Cookie Finds A Dog!"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "The Squeaky Door"; 1 page Service Smiles letters page (stories of Army life); 1 page Killer and Plato story "Hasty Retreat"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Fit To Be Tied." Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #1972-1ST
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    1972 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. For the past decade--ten eventful, epochal years--the Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year series has become the definitive compendium of leading cartoonists ' views of major national and international issues. Started in 1972, the series has been widely acclaimed as a concise yet far-ranging pictorial history of each year's events. As Publisher's Weekly said, "its a great way to get the gut feeling of a year's history". Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W. NOTE: Series skips from 1972 to 1974.

  • Issue #46
    Betty and Me (1966) 46

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  • Issue #46NDS
    Betty And Me (1966) National Diamond 46NDS

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  • Issue #97
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 97

    Billy the Kid stars in "The Secret of the Gunfighter" and "The Good Loser." Mr. Young of the Boothill Gazette back-up story, "The Bank Robbery!" (art by Pat Boyette?). Jose Delbo cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #201
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 201
  • Issue #8
    Bode Bulletin (1971) fanzine 8

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    Newsletter made specifically for Vaughn Bode fans. Final issue. Vaughn Bode cover art. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., loose pages bound with staples, 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 Gold Key) 44

    Painted cover. Commit a murder and blame it on the curse of Bashava! It seemed so easy in..."The Winged Sphinx"! The 8 page story is drawn by Luis Dominguez. Plus: 1 page text story "The Ozark Mountain Monsters" drawn by Joe Certa; 4 page story "A Man's Best Friend" drawn by George Roussos; 6 page story "Beast of the Bog" drawn by Jack Sparling; 6 page story "Gestalt" drawn by John Celardo. NOTE: # on cover: 90053-212. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #44MJ
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  • Issue #104
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 104

    Cover by Nick Cardy. "Second Chance for a Deadman?", script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; When Batman stops a bunch of heavily armed crooks and one of them turns out to be Waxey Doyle, a crook who has been on the 10 most wanted list, but under a new identity created by plastic surgery, Batman begins searching for the location of this facility which provided Doyle with the service of changing his identity; Believing it to be located at the Pygmalion Spa in Cornucopia, Florida, Batman tires to scope the place out as Bruce Wayne but cannot get any clues; Enlisting the aid of Deadman to possess on of the ringleaders to find the truth, Batman soon finds himself double crossed. Letters from comics writers Bob Rozakis and Mark Gruenwald. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 3

    # on cover is 90277-212. Painted cover art by George Wilson. Attack of the Veiled Men, art by Jesse Santos; Tuareg Raiders attack Tungelu; Dan-El and Natongo go to Aba-Zulu for help, but are kidnapped and sold into slavery by Utengo (a traitor from Tungelu); They escape when their boat sinks and arrive just in time to help Zulena and Tavane; The Tuareg raiders are beaten. 32 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #147
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 147

    Cover by Ralph Heimdahl. Stories by various. Art by Phil de Lara and various. Featuring comic and text stories including "Three Must-Get-Theirs," "Map Happy," "Pie in the Eye," "Never Ask 'What's New?' in an Antique Shop" and "Have an Ice Day"! Starring Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Duke of Dastardly, Beep Beep the Road Runner, Beep Beep's Children, Wile E. Coyote, Tweety Bird, Sylvester Pussycat and Granny! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #147MJ
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) Mark Jewelers 147MJ

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  • Issue #147
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #156
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 156
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    Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Dave Cockrum. "Two Into One Won't Go!" starring Captain America, Falcon, Sharon Carter, 1950's Captain America, Bucky (Jack Monroe), Bob Courtney, Brian Muldoon, and Mr. Trimble (Steve Roger's landlord), script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank McLaughlin; It's the final showdown between Captain America and his greatest fan, the insane Captain America from the 1950s. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #156MJ
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 156MJ

    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. It's Captain America versus Captain America in "One Into Two Won't Go!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank McLaughlin. Guest Starring Sharon Carter. Buscema/Dave Cockrum cover. Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.20.