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Comic books February 1973

  • Issue #50
    150 New Cartoons (1969) 50

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  • Issue #421
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 421
    Published Feb 1973 by DC.

    Cover by Nick Cardy. First appearance of Captain Strong (he looks like Popeye!) in "The Fantastic Feats of Captain Strong!", script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Superman encounters Captain Strong, who becomes super-powerful by eating seaweed grown from alien spores. "The Headline Maker!", script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Sal Amendola, inks by Dick Giordano; After saving patrons from a burning theater and trading bon mots with a press agent, Green Arrow switches to Oliver Queen and helps Dinah Lance open her new flower shop in Star City; Since he needs a job, he is inspired to become a press agent, and promises to get Dinahs shop in the headlines; Not long afterward, he spies hitman Lucas Branson, learns he is about to perform a killing, and phones the city newspapers saying that Green Arrow will take down Branson in front of Dinahs shop. Letter to the editor from comics writer Bob Rozakis. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #421MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 421MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. First appearance of Captain Strong (he looks like Popeye!) in "The Fantastic Feats of Captain Strong!" Script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. Billy Anders appearance. Green Arrow back-up story, "The Headline Maker." Script by Elliot Maggin, pencils by Sal Amendola, inks by Dick Giordano. Dinah Lance/Black Canary appearance. Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #117
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 117
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    "The Deadly Designs of the Disruptor" continues reprinting pages from "Lo, This Monster" in Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (1968)--see comments on Amazing Spider-Man 116 for details. However, there is quite a bit of new material here by scripter Gerry Conway, penciller John Romita Sr., and inkers Romita, Jim Mooney, and Tony Mortellaro. New cover by Romita. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 117. Cover price $0.20.

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  • Issue #117NDS
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) National Diamond 117NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Deadly Designs of the Disruptor" continues reprinting pages from "Lo, Thisn Monster" in Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (1968) - see comments on Amazing Spider-Man 116 for details. However, there is quite a bit of new material here by scripter Gerry Conway, penciller John Romita Sr., and inkers Romita, Jim Mooney, and Tony Mortellaro. New cover by Romita. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 90 #6
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 90 #6

    February 1973. Cover by Leo Summers. Stories: "The People of the Wind"(Part 1) by Poul Anderson, "Force Over Distance" by Tak Hallus, "Biological Peacefare" by W. Macfarlane, "The Guy with the Eyes" by Spider Robinson, "Modus Vivendi" by William Walling, and "Trade-Off" by R. A. Beaumont. Science Fact article: "The Third Industrial Revolution"(Conclusion) by G. Harry Stine. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #224
    Archie (1943) 224

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Rudy Lapick. Stories by Frank Doyle, Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Harry Lucey & Chic Stone and Joe Edwards. A narrator is skeptical of Archie's resolution to avoid getting into trouble, especially after Archie stops to help a beautiful woman into her car and winds up being late for school, in "So What's New?" Plus: Li'l Jinx in the 1-pager "No Contest" by Joe Edwards; Archie and Jughead get a dolly to help them move Mr. Weatherbee's file cabinet, but first they decide to take a ride on the dolly themselves, in "Hello Dolly"; at Coach Kleats' request, Archie trains Moose to control his temper in "The Peacemaker"; and Archie and Reggie organize the school dance, and they decide to make it an exclusive affair with a high ticket price and a limited number of tickets, in "The Organizers"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #54
    Archie and Me (1964) 54

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  • Issue #5
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 5

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino. Never Kid a Kidder, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie spreads a rumor that there's an eccentric billionaire in Riverdale who's offering rich rewards to people who go out of their way to help clean up the town. The Cost Of Quality, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Outraged at high taxes, Mr. Lodge uses his clout to fight against a proposed budget increase for Riverdale High; Archie comes up with a way to show Mr. Lodge that it's worth paying more taxes to have a better school: introduce a typical graduate from the low-budget, low-tax Central High. Black Out, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; When a blizzard knocks out the power in the Andrews home, Archie infuriates his parents by leaving them and going to Jughead's house. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #204
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 204

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    Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #206
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 206

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Paper Caper, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; As school paper editor, Veronica assigns Betty to cover a foreign teenager named "Boris Finkelheimer," which turns out to be an alias for rock star Tom Keith. Some Poor Soul, script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty feels sorry for herself because she can't have as many nice clothes as she wants, until she meets a girl who's less fortunate than herself. Veronica Fashions illustration by Dan DeCarlo. Success Story, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty and Veronica think Miss Grundy is a failure because she has nothing except her "dull teaching job," and compare her unfavorably to Nobel Prize chemist Dr. Mary Hoffman. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #206NDS
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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. It is believed these variants were distributed only in regions near U.S. military bases. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Archie's Girls PB (1970 Bantam) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. A collection of comic strips featuring the fun-loving Riverdale gang! Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 128 pages, B&W. All Ages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #181
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 181
  • Issue #75
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 75

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo. "It's Not The Gift," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Archie spends all week cleaning garages to raise money to buy Veronica an expensive Christmas gift, then spends the money to buy presents for an under-privileged child he meets on the way to the store. "Stand In," pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Dilton unwittingly interrupts a police stake-out by criticizing the detective undercover as Santa for not being jolly enough. "Ode To Santa," pencils by Harry Lucey; Mr. Lodge is not impressed with the rock versions of Christmas carols as performed by The Archies. "White Is Beautiful," pencils by Al Hartley; Dilton gives Archie a fact-based lecture on why he should be grateful for snow. Christmas Fashions, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Hits And Misses" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Don't Quote Me," inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie and the gang try to brainstorm quotable Christmas quotes. 52 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 17
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  • Issue #16
    Astonishing Tales (1970) 16

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler and Gil Kane (pages forming the background), inks by Frank Giacoia and Tom Sutton (pages forming the background). To Stalk a City!, script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Rich Buckler (pages 1-15) and John Buscema [uncredited] (pages 16-31), inks by Chic Stone and Al Milgrom (backgrounds on page 1); Ka-Zar defeats The Pusher and helps to save Vinnie's life; Dr. Calvin wakes up and is relieved to find out that her son is with her and is a hero. Stan Lee's Soapbox. Ad for NBC's new Saturday morning line-up. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #16MJ
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  • Issue #2UK
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    Published 1973 (est.) by Marvel.

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    United Kingdom edition

  • Issue #16UK
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    Published 1973 (est.) by Marvel.

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    United Kingdom edition

  • Issue #10
    Attack (1971 5th Series Charlton) 10

    Cover by Tom Sutton. Stories by unknown. Art by Jack Keller, Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia and Tom Sutton. Featuring: "Where the Action Is!"; "The Prisoner"; and "Roger and the...Red Baron"! Plus: 1-page text story "Balloon Barrage"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #108
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 108
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    "Check and Mate!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Dave Cockrum and Joe Sinnott. Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. In a shocking development, the Vision accepts the Grim Reaper's offer! How could the synthezoid avenger betray his teammates?! Perhaps the Vision along with Captain America has an ulterior motive to trick Eric Williams! The two avengers successfully fool the Grim Reaper, but not the Space Phantom! In the strange alien's headquarters, Earth's Mightiest Heroes fight to the finish vs. the reaper, the phantom, and the hordes of Hydra! An action-packed issue! Cameo appearances by Captain Marvel, Rick Jones, and Thor. (Notes: The Grim Reaper returns in the classic Avengers 160. Wonder Man's body comes to life in Avengers 151.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #108MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 108MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Black Panther guest stars in "Check--and Mate!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dave Cockrum and Joe Sinnott. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, the Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. Guest appearances by Thor, Captain Marvel, and Wonder Man. Rich Buckler/Sinnott cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #108NDS
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) National Diamond 108NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. The Black Panther guest stars in "Check--and Mate!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dave Cockrum and Joe Sinnott. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, the Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. Guest appearances by Thor, Captain Marvel, and Wonder Man. Rich Buckler/Sinnott cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #11
    Baby Snoots (1970 Gold Key) 11

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  • Issue #12
    Baby Snoots (1970 Whitman) 12

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #247
    Batman (1940) 247
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1973 by DC.

    Batman must find a bomb before it ruins Gotham City's Christmas celebration. Christmas story. "Merry Christmas, and a Deadly New Year!" Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #247MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 247MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Batman must find a bomb before it ruins Gotham City's Christmas celebration. Christmas story. "Merry Christmas, and a Deadly New Year!" Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #34
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #97
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 97

    Featuring: 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Knock, Knock!"; 1 page Beetle Bailey story; 3 page General Halftrack story "Baldy"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Helpful Sarge"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Strong Oil!"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Private Statues"; 1 page Killer Diller and Beetle Bailey text story "Service Smiles"; 3 page Sarge Snorkel story "Pie Face"; 1 page Beetle Bailey and Sarge Snorkel story "Big Mouth"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Sacked Out"; 1 page Beetle Bailey story "Full Circle!" Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #47
    Betty and Me (1966) 47

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    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Grin and Bear It," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; To reward Betty for helping him with his homework, Archie buys her a large teddy bear. "Prime Rhyme Time," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Betty's rival in a poetry contest steals her entry and tries to enter it under her own name. "A Helping Hand," art by Stan Goldberg; Betty has Archie over to her house, but her father keeps interrupting their time together to ask Archie to help move furniture. "Getting a Head" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Pedal Patter," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty and Archie go cycling, but Betty has a hard time keeping Archie's eyes off of other girls. "Fob Job," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Betty gets a job with a local record producer and is suddenly supremely popular with the local male musicians, a situation Veronica intends to remedy. "Rewards," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty saves Archie from injury; He insists on rewarding her, but it isn't the reward she was hoping for. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #99
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 99

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    "The Peaceful Life" and "Whose Fair Lady?" Back-up story: Mr. Young of the Boothill Gazette in "The Desert Farmers" (art by Pat Boyette?). Jose Delbo cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #45
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 Gold Key) 45

    The sorcerer called forth a demon that would not die! Featuring: 8 page story "A Tale of Three Creatures" drawn by John Celardo; 1 page text story "Frozen Mystery" drawn by Joe Certa; 4 page story "Man Bites Machine" drawn by Jose Delbo and Sal Trapani; 6 page story "Coat of Arms" drawn by Luis Dominguez; 6 page story "The Blue Flame" drawn by Adolfo Buylla. Painted cover by George Wilson. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #45MJ
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 Gold Key) Mark Jewelers 45MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. 90053-302. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #105
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 105
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    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Play Now... Die Later!", script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; When Batman happens to be at the scene of a fight between two rival Spanish groups in the middle of Gotham City, he enlists the aid of Wonder Woman to help him find the cause of the warfare on Gotham's streets; They soon find themselves involved in a local conflict over the liberation of the Spanish nation of San Sebastian; Helping the revolutionaries, they help smash a plot by the corrupt leaders of that country that involved smuggling parts for fighter jets into the country. After defeating the mastermind behind the operation, Batman turns over the parts to the rebels. Letters to the editor from comic editor Bob Rozakis and comic artist Duffy Vohland. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #105MJ
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 105MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Brave And The Bold (1955-83 DC) Mark Jeweler. Batman and Wonder Woman star in "Play Now, Die Later!" Script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo. Letters ot the editor from comic editor Bob Rozakis and comic artist Duffy Vohland. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #158
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 158

    Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia. "The Crime Wave Breaks!" starring Viper, Captain America, Falcon, Redwing, Mrs. Muldoon, Sergeant Muldoon, Morgan, Bim, Quint, Billie, Courtney, and Mr. Trimble, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by John Verpoorten; It's Round 2 for the Falcon, and the Viper; This time, the antidote for the Viper's poison is a swift kick to the face; Captain America gains super-strength. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #158MJ
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  • Issue #158NDS
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) National Diamond 158NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. Cap gains super-strangth in "The Crime Wave Breaks!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by John Verpoorten. Buscema/Verpoorten cover. Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #73
    Career Girl Romances (1966) 73

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    Cover by Art Cappello. Stories by Gary Abel and unknown. Art by Jack Abel, Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia and Art Cappello. Featuring: "Love Wears No Uniform!" and "Beware of His Kisses"! And: He's arrogant and self-centered...she disliked him from the first day they met! Read..."Come Fly With Me!" Plus: 1-page pin-up poster of the Partridge Family by Don Sherwood! Also: 1-page Choosing a Career text piece "Dietitian" by Jeannette Copeland. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #7302
    CARtoons (1959 Magazine) 7302

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  • Issue #40
    Casper and Nightmare (1965) 40

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  • Issue #3
    Casper and Spooky (1972) 3
  • Issue #4
    Casper Space Ship (1972) 4

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  • Issue #78
    Challengers of the Unknown (1958 DC 1st Series) 78

    First 20-cent issue. Cover by Jack Kirby. Challengers reprints: "The Isle of No Return" (from issue 7), script by Jack Kirby and Ed Herron, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Wally Wood; After hearing a television report about a burglar with the ability to walk through walls, the Challengers patrol the city with honorary member June Robbins accompanying them; They arrive too late to stop another robbery but pursue the thief, Anton Zammer, to his hideout, an abandoned laboratory owned by the late Prof. Macon, who left behind a number of inventions Zammer intends to use for his own gain. "The Sorceress of Forbidden Valley" (from issue 6), script by Jack Kirby and Ed Herron, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Wally Wood; June Robbins crash-lands on an uncharted island and finds an Aladdin's lamp in a cave; Lighting it creates fumes that overpower her; The Challengers track June down, discovering a hidden valley where they are attacked. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3
    Chamber of Chills (1972 Marvel) 3

    Cover pencils by Alan Weiss, inks by Frank Giacoia. All new stories: The Thing on the Roof!, script by Roy Thomas, art by Frank Brunner; A search for a treasure in Central America unleashes a terrible creature that pursues the treasure-hunter to his doom; adapting the story by Robert E. Howard. All the Shapes of Fear!, script by George Alec Effinger, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Bill Everett; A motorcyclist accidentally runs over a child, in spite of an attempt by his future self to warn of the danger. The Girl Who Cast No Shadow, script by Gardner Fox, art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); A journalist is lured to his death by a woman who seems to need his help, but who is actually enslaved to an ancient demon. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3MJ
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  • Issue #21
    Chili (1969) 21
    Tags: Archie
    Published Feb 1973 by Marvel.