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Comic books March 1973

  • Issue #422
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 422
    Published Mar 1973 by DC.

    Cover by Nick Cardy. "The TV Show That Menaced Metropolis!", script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Woody Nescott has had to live in one room for all his life due to a strange blood disease, but his path crosses Supermans when he produces white cells that grow to giant size and begin devouring things. "The Shadows-of-Yesterday Contract!", script by Len Wein, art by Dick Giordano; Christopher Chance takes on Hyram Walsh as his client, a man who is being pursued by a ruthless killer with ties to Chance's past; The assassin is the same man who killed his father; He takes on the case for nothing because the man can't pay, and reflects on his origins; Christopher Chance becomes the Human Target. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #422MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 422MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. "The TV Show That Menaced Metropolis!" Script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. Origin of the Human Target in "The Shadows-of-Yesterday Contract." Script by Len Wein, art by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #426
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 426

    Cover art by Dick Giordano. Untitled Adventurers' Club story, script by John Albano, art by Jim Aparo. Snow-White Death! starring Vigilante, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano; The Vigilante saves a reformed drug addict from a druggie mob that wants to kill her. God of Vengeance starring Captain Fear, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Alex Nino. 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #426MJ
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 426MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Jim Aparo and Alex Nino art. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #17
    Amazing Adventures (1970 2nd Series) 17
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    The Beast origin reprinted, plus two new pages written by Steve Englehart, pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Mike Esposito. "Birth of the Beast!" Script by Arnold Drake, pencils by Arnold Roth, inks by John Verpoorten and John Tartaglione. The reprinted material includes pages from the back-up stories in Uncanny X-Men 49-53. Guest starring the original X-Men. Last Beast story in Amazing Adventures. New Jim Starlin/Frank Giacoia cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #17MJ
    Amazing Adventures (1970 2nd Series) Mark Jewelers 17MJ

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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #17NDS
    Amazing Adventures (1970 2nd Series) National Diamond 17NDS

    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. The Beast origin reprinted, plus two new pages written by Steve Englehart, pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Mike Esposito. "Birth of the Beast!" Script by Arnold Drake, pencils by Arnold Roth, inks by John Verpoorten and John Tartaglione. The reprinted material includes pages from the back-up stories in Uncanny X-Men 49-53. Guest starring the original X-Men. Last Beast story in Amazing Adventures. New Jim Starlin / Frank Giacoia cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #118
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 118
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    "Countdown to Chaos" concludes the storyline that reprints pages from "Lo, This Monster" in Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (1968)--see comments on Amazing Spider-Man 116 for details. However, there is also 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 # 97. Letter to the editor by comics writer Mike Baron (Nexus). Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #118MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 118MJ

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  • Issue #118NDS
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) National Diamond 118NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. "Countdown to Chaos" concludes the storyline that reprints pages from "Lo, This Monster" in Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (1968) - see comments on Amazing Spider-Man 116 for details. However, there is also 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 #97. Letter to the editor by comics writer Mike Baron (Nexus). Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #118UK
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 118UK

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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.

  • Vol. 46 #6
    Amazing Stories (1926 Pulp) Vol. 46 #6

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  • Vol. 91 #1
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 91 #1

    March 1973. Cover by John Schoenherr. Stories: "The People of the Wind"(Part 2) by Poul Anderson, "Who Steals My Purse" by John Brunner, "He Fell into a Dark Hole" by Jerry Pournelle, "Death of God" by Herbie Brennan, and "Hard Workers Only" by Mark K. Roberts. Science Fact article: "The Eyes Have It" by R. I. MacDonald. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #208
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 208

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    The World of Archie. "A Twist of Fate," pencils by Harry Lucey; Veronica agrees to go to the dance with Reggie, so Archie asks Betty; when Reggie and Betty both sprain their ankles, Archie and Veronica end up together. "Bubble Trouble!" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Snow Job," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; In an effort to prove that he's not over the hill, Mr. Lodge challenges Archie to a ski race. "The Acid Test," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; After burning a hole in the floor with acid, Archie is banned from the chemistry lab, but he still manages to get in more chemical-related trouble. "The GENTLEman," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey; Archie tries to teach Moose the rules of proper conduct and social behavior. Archie Club News. "Snow Go," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Archie comes up with a clever way to keep Veronica from knowing that he's going out with Betty. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #208NDS
    Archie Giant Series (1954) National Diamond 208NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. World of Archie. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #207
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 207

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. The Best Of Enemies, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Veronica pronounces "a pox, a curse and a voodoo vengeance" on Betty. Literary Madness, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty becomes editor of the school's literary magazine. The Voice Of Trouble, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; A narrator observes Betty and Veronica's failed attempts to reach Archie's heart through his stomach, and how everything they do just winds up benefiting Jughead. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #207NDS
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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 #182
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 182
  • Vol. 376 #3
    Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) The Argosy: Part 5 Vol. 376 #3

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  • Issue #3UK
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    Published 1973 (est.) by Marvel.

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    United Kingdom edition

  • Issue #109
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 109

    "The Measure of a Man!" Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Frank McLaughlin. Cover by John Buscema and Sal Buscema. Hawkeye feels restless in his current stint with the Avengers, because the Scarlet Witch has declared her affection for the Vision. The ace archer decides to leaves the Fifth Avenue mansion, and shortly thereafter bumps into a man called Champion. He's a 9-foot tall multi-millionaire that wants Clint Barton to teach him the sport of archery! Hawkeye agrees and the duo departs for California to begin training. Everything with the archery instruction is going smoothly, but perhaps a little too smoothly! Especially when Hawkeye discovers Champion's diabolical plot to bomb the San Andreas Fault! Fortunately though, the remaining avengers decide to check up on their teammate...and just in the nick of time! Earth's Mightiest Heroes clash on the coast to dethrone the Champion! Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: Champion returns many years later in Marvel Comics Presents 125. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 349,793; average paid circulation 189,961.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #109MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 109MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Measure of a Man!" Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Frank McLaughlin. Cover by John Buscema and Sal Buscema. Hawkeye feels restless in his current stint with the Avengers, because the Scarlet Witch has declared her affection for the Vision. The ace archer decides to leaves the Fifth Avenue mansion, and shortly thereafter bumps into a man called Champion. He's a 9-foot tall multi-millionaire that wants Clint Barton to teach him the sport of archery! Hawkeye agrees and the duo departs for California to begin training. Everything with the archery instruction is going smoothly, but perhaps a little too smoothly! Especially when Hawkeye discovers Champion's diabolical plot to bomb the San Andreas Fault! Fortunately though, the remaining avengers decide to check up on their teammate...and just in the nick of time! Earth's Mightiest Heroes clash on the coast to dethrone the Champion! Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: Champion returns many years later in Marvel Comics Presents 125. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 349,793; average paid circulation 189,961.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #109NDS
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) National Diamond 109NDS

    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. Hawkeye quits the Avengers in "The Measure of a Man!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank McLaughlin. Avengers roll call: Thor, Iron Man, the Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. Guest starring the Black Panther. John Buscema/John Verpoorten cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #115UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 115UK

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  • Issue #2
    Barney and Betty Rubble (1973) 2

    Camping Trip. The Fast Friend; Barney dreams and remembers the first time he and Fred (then called Freddy) met. Classmate Reunion. Which Wings? text story. The Bum Wheel. Based on The Flintstones, the classic animated series. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #636
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  • Issue #637
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  • Issue #638
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  • Issue #639
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  • Vol. 17 #1
    Baum Bugle A Journal of Oz (1957) Vol. 17 #1

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    The Baum Bugle: A Journal of Oz (1973) Volume 17 #1 is published three times annually by The International Wizard of Oz Club.

  • Issue #2
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    Story, art, and Cover by Dave Geary. The second issue in Dave Geary's loving comic tribute to beer. 36 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #1
    Beware (1973 Marvel) 1

    "The Werewolf Was Afraid!"; "Too Human to Live!" with art by Carabotta/Abel; "On the Trail of the Witch!" with pencils by Jack Kirby; and "Behind the Door" with art by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Bill Everett. Stories by John Romita, Vic Carabotta, Jack Abel, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, and Joe Sinnott. Beware of these fear-filled suspense stories fill with action, intrigue and, best of all, monsters! All reprints from Menace, Spellbound, and Tales of Suspense. 36 pages, full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #100
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 100

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    Cover by Jose Delbo. Stories by unknown. Art by Jose Delbo and Pat Boyette. Featuring Billy the Kid in "The Hunters" and "Rustlers Die Young"! Plus: Mr. Young of the Boothill Gazette tale "The Deadliest Gun"! And: 1-page text article "Some Simple Smart Spanish Number 4" by Raldo Fuerte. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #203
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 203
  • Issue #4
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 4

    Last 15-cent cover price. Painted cover art by George Wilson. Ad for GAF View-Master with Donald Duck, Pluto, and Mickey Mouse. Evil Comes With Tall Strangers, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Santos; Dan-El shows Natongo a fertile beach land; They follow a herd of buffalo through a cleft in a mountain; Ten tall Mindmasters take over Natongo's mind, turning him against Dan-El and usurping his kingdom. Ad for toy soldiers from Lucky Products, Inc. Sea Monkeys ad. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #4
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #29
    Burroughs Bulletin (1947) Old Series 29

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    "The Original and Only Authorized Edgar Rice Burroughs Fanzine". Frazetta special. Featured article is "Frank Frazetta - the History of a Burroughs Artist". Other content includes Frazetta Newspaper strips, "The Imaginative Years" by Frank Frazetta", Thunda the Monsters from the Mist comic, Frazetta photos, art, & Frazetta ERB checklist. Mature Readers, 8.5" x 11", 28 pages, black and white.

  • Issue #159
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 159

    Cover pencils by Sal Buscema. "Turning Point," script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by John Verpoorten; Still sick from the effects of the Viper's venom, Steven Rogers gets kidnapped by NYPD Sgt. Brian Muldoon and his patrol partner Bob Coutney; Because Rogers has disappeared several times on patrol for missions as Captain America, they believe him to be a criminal, maybe The Cowled Commander; Cap breaks free as his strength has greatly increased; He ichanges into Captain America and goes to confront the super-powered crime wave; Falcon also joins him, but the Eel blasts Falcon. The letters page has a statement of ownership--average print run, 349,714; average paid circulation, 178,193. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #159MJ
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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #159NDS
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) National Diamond 159NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. Cap battles the Cowled Commander, Viper, Porcupine, the Scarecrow, the Eel, and Plantman in "Turning Point!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by John Verpoorten. The letters page has a statement of ownership--average print run, 349,714; average paid circulation, 178,193. Buscema/George Roussos cover. Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #159UK
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 159UK

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    Distributed in the United Kingdom (England). Exact copy of american edition except for cover price. Cap battles the Cowled Commander, Viper, Porcupine, the Scarecrow, the Eel, and Plantman in "Turning Point!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by John Verpoorten. The letters page has a statement of ownership--average print run, 349,714; average paid circulation, 178,193. Buscema/George Roussos cover.

  • Issue #25
    Captain Marvel (1968 1st Series Marvel) 25
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Pedigree: Savannah
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    • Includes certificate of authenticity from The Savannah Collection.
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    • Double Cover. 1st cover 5.0, interior cover 6.0.
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    Captain Marvel battles the Super-Skrull (in the guise of Ronan, Megaton, Yon-Rogg, the Hulk, and the Sub-Mariner) in "A Taste of Madness!" Script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Jim Starlin (first work on the series), inks by Chic Stone. Starlin cover pencils. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #25MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #50
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    Packed with over 200 laughs, a circus of fun. B&W

  • Issue #17
    Cartoonist Profiles (1977) 17

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    March 1973. Cover blurb: "The characters in the brand new comic strip, Mixed Singles, join creators Mel Casson and Wm. F. (Bill) Brown in this cover drawing which the cartoonist team made especially for CARTOONIST PROfiles. Left to right, they are Harvey Mix, Maynard, Gypsy, Joy, Casson & Brown, Arnold, Kelly and Ferris. The United Feature Syndicate is distributing this great new feature." Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #3
    Casper and the Ghostly Trio (1972) 3

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  • Issue #4
    Casper and Wendy (1972) 4

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  • Issue #166
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 166
  • Issue #71
    Casper's Ghostland (1958) 71

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  • Issue #3NDS
    Chamber Of Chills (1972 Marvel) National Diamond 3NDS

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    National Diamond Sales Advertisement Insert Variant. All new stories: "The Thing on the Roof!" Script by Roy Thomas, art by Frank Brunner (adapted from the story by Robert E. Howard). "All the Shapes of Fear!" Script by George Effinger, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Bill Everett. "The Girl Who Cast No Shadow." Script by Gardner Fox, art by Ernie Chan (as "Ernie Chua"). Cover price $0.20.