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Comic books August 1973

  • Issue #100
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 100

    Features in this special anniversary issue include: obituary of Edward G. Robinson; a feature on the first 15 years of FM; a continuation of the Lugosi filmography; Mae Clark interviewed by Forry; "Kong Men Die" (obits for Robert Armstrong and Merian C. Cooper): "Professor Gruebeard"; and more. Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein monster cover painting is by Basil Gogos, a natural for the 100th issue. The back cover is an enlargement of the front cover painting of Karloff. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Fantastic Art SC (1973 Ballantine Books) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. Edited by David Larkin. A collection of mysterious, beautiful and sometimes senses challenging artwork. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 84 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #137
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 137
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    "Rumble on Planet 3" Part 2 of 2. Plot by Roy Thomas. Script by Gerry Conway. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Joe Sinnott. The FF's adventure into a time-warped 1950's America continues...as Mr. Fantastic and the Thing invade a medieval castle looking for a man called the Brain (aka Slugger Johnson incognito)! Moments later, Medusa and the Human Torch join the fight too! After skirmishing with one another, the Fantastic Four finally face their main foe: Warhead! With help from the wild ones, the FF will try to disarm Warhead! Cameo appearance by Thomas Gideon. (Note: The Shaper of Worlds appears next in Incredible Hulk 190.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #137MJ
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 137MJ

    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Medusa and the FF battle the Shaper of Worlds and the Brain in "Rumble on Planet 3!" Plot by Roy Thomas, script by Gerry Conway, breakdowns by John Buscema, finished art by Joe Sinnott. Buscema/Sinnott cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #137UK
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) UK Edition 137UK

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    Distributed in the United Kingdom (England). Exact copy of american edition except for cover price ("6p"). "Rumble on Planet 3" Part 2 of 2. Plot by Roy Thomas. Script by Gerry Conway. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Joe Sinnott. The FF's adventure into a time-warped 1950's America continues...as Mr. Fantastic and the Thing invade a medieval castle looking for a man called the Brain (aka Slugger Johnson incognito)! Moments later, Medusa and the Human Torch join the fight too! After skirmishing with one another, the Fantastic Four finally face their main foe: Warhead! With help from the wild ones, the FF will try to disarm Warhead! Cameo appearance by Thomas Gideon. (Note: The Shaper of Worlds appears next in Incredible Hulk 190.) 32 pages

  • Vol. 45 #2
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    August 1973. Cover by Don Davis. Fantasy and science fiction stories by Avram Davidson, Sonya Dorman, Karl Edward Wagner, Dave Skal, Sterling E. Lanier, Ron Goulart, Phyllis Maclennan and Graham Petrie. 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 162 pages, black and white (text). Cover price $1.00.

  • Vol. 26 #8
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    Volume 26 - Number 8, August 1973. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. Articles and Stories include The Mystery of Baalbek's Acropolis, On the Trail of Unidentified Furry Objects, Taylor Caldwell's Journey into the Past, and A Demon Comes in the Night! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #15
    Fear (1970) 15
    Published Aug 1973 by Marvel.

    Cover art by Frank Brunner. "From Here to Infinity!", script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Val Mayerik, inks by Frank McLaughlin; With the world still gone mad, the Kales are alerted by a member of Jennifer's grandfather's cult that the Man-Thing is running amok in the city; Travelling there, they witness the Man-Thing seemingly drop dead; Taking him back to the Kale home, Joshua Kale tells everyone the origins of the Tome of Zhered-Na, which has its origins stemming from Ancient Atlantis; Dahkim appears and takes Jennifer and Man-Thing to an extra-dimensional nexus to try and recover the Tome, battling various forces of the demons of Sominus in the process. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #15MJ
    Fear (1970) Mark Jewelers 15MJ

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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Man-Thing stars in "From Here to Infinity!" Script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Val Mayerik, inks by Frank McLaughlin. Frank Brunner cover. Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3
    Four Star Battle Tales (1973) 3
  • Issue #23
    From Beyond the Unknown (1969) 23
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  • Issue #23MJ
    From Beyond The Unknown (1969) Mark Jewelers 23MJ

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  • Issue #1
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 1
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    "A Woman Possessed!" Guest-starring Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan). Story by Gary Friedrich. Art by Tom Sutton and Syd Shores. Cover by Gil Kane. This issue picks up after the events in Marvel Spotlight (1971-1977 1st Series) #11. Johnny Blaze races against the clock to save a woman from a fate worse than death. Featuring the evil of Mephisto (as Satan). 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan). Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #1UK
    Ghost Rider (1973) UK Edition 1UK

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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 #34
    Ghostly Haunts (1971) 34

    Featuring: 8 page Winnie the Witch story "The Hungry Garden" written by Joe Gill and drawn by Fred Himes; 7 page Winnie the Witch story "The Puppet Master" written by Joe Gill and drawn by Warren Sattler; 1 page text story "The Treasure of Tenochtilio"; 1 page Weirdlings story "The Weirdlings" by Nicola Cuti; 7 page Winnie the Witch story "A Little Witchcraft" written by Joe Gill and drawn by Steve Ditko. Cover by Steve Ditko. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #106
    Ghostly Tales (1966 Charlton) 106

    Featuring: 9 page story "The Moon Beast" written by Joe Gill and drawn by Steve Ditko; 7 page story "Love Thy Neighbor!" written by Joe Gill and drawn by Pat Boyette (note: panels run sideways); 8 page story "Those Tentacles!" written by Nicola Cuti and drawn by Tom Sutton. Cover by Tom Sutton. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #17
    Ghosts (1971) 17
    Published Aug 1973 by DC.

    Cover by Nick Cardy. Featuring: 7 page story "Death Held the Lantern High" written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Alfredo Alcala; 1 page text story "How to Find a Phantom" by Murray Boltinoff; 7 page story "The Specters Were the Stars" written by Murray Boltinoff and drawn by Gerry Talaoc; 1 page story "Phantoms of the Flash!" written by Murray Boltinoff and drawn by George Tuska; 5 page story "The Devil's Ouija" written by George Kashdan and drawn by John Calnan. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #17MJ
    Ghosts (1971) Mark Jewelers 17MJ

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  • Issue #163
    GI Combat (1952) 163
    Published Aug 1973 by DC.
    • INCOMPLETE. Bottom half of back cover missing.

    Glenn Barr back-up Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #163MJ
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  • Issue #3
    GI War Tales (1973) 3
    Published Aug 1973 by DC.

    All reprints, Bernard Krigstein art, Mort Drucker art, Russ Heath art, Joe Kubert art Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #178
    Girls Love Stories (1949) 178

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    Featuring: 13 page story "Play with Fire" written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by Jay Scott Pike & Vince Colletta; 2 page Tall Tales in Fashion story pencilled by Bob Oksner; 5 page story "Where the Action Is" drawn by by Jay Scott Pike & Vince Colletta; 1 page reprint? story "Omen of Love"; 1 page Dotty's Diary filler by Henry Boltinoff; 5 page story "Manhunt on Wheels" pencilled by Ric Estrada; 1 page From Barbara Miles, with Love letters page. Cover by Jay Scott Pike. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #31
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    Whitman edition. Turok, reprints from Four Color issues 596 and 656, cover reprinted from Four Color issue 9, 132 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #31
    Golden Comics Digest (1969-1976 Gold Key) 31

    Volume 31 - 1st printing. "Turok, Son of Stone...!" Featruing classic Turok stories, including the origin story The World Below, where the Native American warrior finds the hidden land of dinosaurs. More classic kids adventure comics by Gaylord Du Bois, Rex Maxon, Alberto Giolitti, Bob Correa, Paul S. Newman, and Giovanni Ticci. Softcover, 4 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 128 pages. full color. All Ages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #10
    Golden Funnies (1973) 10

    Golden Funnies (1973), published by DynaPubs Enterprises weekly in 1973, features rotating classic 1912-1945 newspaper strips such as The Phantom, Batman, Little Nemo, Charlie Chan, Superman, Buck Rogers, Krazy Kat, Dick Tracy, Mandrake, Bringing up Father. Included in #10 is a Superman Sunday page by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster from January 7, 1940. Newsprint, tabloid-sized 11.25-in. x 17.5-in. (standard horizontal tabloid fold not considered a defect), B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #11
    Golden Funnies (1973) 11

    Golden Funnies (1973), published by DynaPubs Enterprises weekly in 1973, features rotating classic 1912-1945 newspaper strips such as The Phantom, Batman, Little Nemo, Charlie Chan, Superman, Buck Rogers, Krazy Kat, Dick Tracy, Mandrake, Bringing up Father. Included in #11 is a Superman Sunday page by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster from January 14, 1940. Newsprint, tabloid-sized 11.25-in. x 17.5-in. (standard horizontal tabloid fold not considered a defect), B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #12
    Golden Funnies (1973) 12

    Golden Funnies (1973), published by DynaPubs Enterprises weekly in 1973, features rotating classic 1912-1945 newspaper strips such as The Phantom, Batman, Little Nemo, Charlie Chan, Superman, Buck Rogers, Krazy Kat, Dick Tracy, Mandrake, Bringing up Father. Included in #12 is a Superman Sunday page by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster from January 21, 1940. Newsprint, tabloid-sized 11.25-in. x 17.5-in. (standard horizontal tabloid fold not considered a defect), B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #13
    Golden Funnies (1973) 13

    Golden Funnies (1973), published by DynaPubs Enterprises weekly in 1973, features rotating classic 1912-1945 newspaper strips such as The Phantom, Batman, Little Nemo, Charlie Chan, Superman, Buck Rogers, Krazy Kat, Dick Tracy, Mandrake, Bringing up Father. Included in #13 is a Superman Sunday page by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster from January 28, 1940. Newsprint, tabloid-sized 11.25-in. x 17.5-in. (standard horizontal tabloid fold not considered a defect), B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #14
    Golden Funnies (1973) 14

    Golden Funnies (1973), published by DynaPubs Enterprises weekly in 1973, features rotating classic 1912-1945 newspaper strips such as The Phantom, Batman, Little Nemo, Charlie Chan, Superman, Buck Rogers, Krazy Kat, Dick Tracy, Mandrake, Bringing up Father. Included in #14 is a Superman Sunday page by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster from February 4, 1940. Newsprint, tabloid-sized 11.25-in. x 17.5-in. (standard horizontal tabloid fold not considered a defect), B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #52
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    More than 200 girls, grins, & giggles. Nudity. 6 1/2-in. x 10-in., B/W.

  • Issue #1
    Great Gazoo (1973) 1

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    Fred Flintstones little green alien pal Gazoo has a cold, so he sends Fred across the galaxy to get some space medicine. Fred takes Gazoos time machine into the future and meets Columbus, but not, alas, the Jetsons. 36 pages. Cover price $0.20 Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #11
    Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 Gold Key) 11

    Number/Month on cover: None. Anthology type comic book with spooky and suspenseful stories. Issue features "The Golden Eyes," "Old Trees Never Die," "The Trouble with Emma," and "On Canvas." Art and story credits: unknown. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #11
    Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 Whitman) 11

    Whitman edition. "The Golden Eyes," "Old Trees Never Die," "The Trouble with Emma," and "On Canvas." Art and story credits: unknown. Number/Month on cover: None. 1973, 20c. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #6
    Gunhawks (1972) 6
    Published Aug 1973 by Marvel.
  • Issue #6MJ
    Gunhawks (1972) Mark Jewelers 6MJ

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  • Issue #7
    Hair Bear Bunch (1972 Gold Key) 7

    The hippie bears hide out in a Western town, and soon find themselves wearing sheriffs badges. The bears trick the zookeepers into leaving, and take over the zoo. 36 pages. Cover # is 90273-308. Cover price $0.20 Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #7
    Hair Bear Bunch (1973 Whitman) 7
    • Almost full length spine split (only attached by 1"). Sticker on front cover. Art and story complete.

    Whitman edition. The hippie bears hide out in a Western town, and soon find themselves wearing sheriffs badges. The bears trick the zookeepers into leaving, and take over the zoo. 36 pages. Cover price $0.20 Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #2
    Haunt of Horror (1973 Digest) 2

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    August 1973. Cover by Kelly Freas. Horror Stories: "Devil Night" by Dennis O'Neil, "Pelican's Claws" by Arthur Byron Cover, "Finders Keepers" by Anne McCaffrey, "Kilbride" by Ron Goulart, "Mono No Aware" by Howard Waldrop, "The Jewel in the Ash" by John K. Diomede, and "Conjure Wife" (Part 2 of 2) by Fritz Leiber. Softcover Pulp, 5-in x 7 1/2-in, 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
    Haunted Love (1973 Charlton) 3

    Featuring: 8 page story "Brainfever" written by Nicola Cuti and drawn by Joe Staton; 16 page story "The Fiend in the Fog" written by Joe Gill and drawn by Tom Sutton; 1 page text story "A Real Good Witch." Cover by Tom Sutton. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 4 #8
    Hello Again (1972) Radio Fanzine/Newsletter Vol. 4 #8

    Long running fanzine/newsletter for Old Time Radio fans. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 8 pages, black and white.

  • Issue #517
    Hornet (1963-1976 D.C. Thompson) British Story Paper 517

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    August 4, 1973. Comics include Squadron X, Terror of the Northland (begins), Todger the Dodger, Spotlight on Lee Dawson, and more. 8 1/4-in. x 12-in., 32 pages, all newsprint, black and white.

  • Issue #518
    Hornet (1963-1976 D.C. Thompson) British Story Paper 518

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    August 11, 1973. Comics include The Vengeance of Malik Khan (begins), Dolphin Patrol, Boss of the Ghost Herd, Spotlight on Mike Yarwood, and more. 8 1/4-in. x 12-in., 32 pages, all newsprint, black and white.

  • Issue #520
    Hornet (1963-1976 D.C. Thompson) British Story Paper 520

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    August 25, 1973. Comics include Captain Hornet, Briggs the Bowler, Todger the Dodger, The Goalie Clinic, Terror of the Northland, and more. 8 1/4-in. x 12-in., 32 pages, all newsprint, black and white.

  • Issue #720
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    August 4th, 1973. Action, Adventures, Western, and Humor comic strips featuring Nick Jolly, The Flying Highwayman, The Hoodoo on Dan Magoo, and The Magnificent Muggs! Saddle-Stitched, 8 1/2-in. x 12-in., 32 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #721
    Hotspur (1959-1981 D.C.Thompson) British Picture Story Paper 721

    August 11th, 1973. Action, Adventures, Western, and Humor comic strips featuring Nick Jolly, The Flying Highwayman, The Hoodoo on Dan Magoo, and The Magnificent Muggs! Saddle-Stitched, 8 1/2-in. x 12-in., 32 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #722
    Hotspur (1959-1981 D.C.Thompson) British Picture Story Paper 722

    August 18th, 1973. Action, Adventures, Western, and Humor comic strips featuring Nick Jolly, The Flying Highwayman, The Never Stop Nolans, and Nipper Norman - Bullock Boy! Saddle-Stitched, 8 1/2-in. x 12-in., 32 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #723
    Hotspur (1959-1981 D.C.Thompson) British Picture Story Paper 723

    August 25th, 1973. Action, Adventures, Western, and Humor comic strips featuring Nick Jolly, The Flying Highwayman, The Never Stop Nolans, and Nipper Norman - Bullock Boy! Saddle-Stitched, 8 1/2-in. x 12-in., 32 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #216
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 216

    Cover by Luis Dominguez. Featuring: 8 page story "Look Into My Eyes... and Kill!" written by John Albano and drawn by Tony DeZuniga; 8 page story "Graveyard Shift" drawn by Bernard Baily; 1 page Cain's Game Room filler drawn by Sergio Aragones; 1 page Cain's Gargoyles filler drawn by Sergio Aragones; 4 page story "Special Sale: Canned Death 1/2 Off!" written by Doug Moench and drawn by Abe Ocampo. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #216MJ
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 216MJ

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  • Issue #2-1ST
    House of Mystery PB (1973 Warner Books) by Jack Oleck 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Written by Jack Oleck. Art by Bernie Wrightson. Can you Endure this host of horrors? Terror is always waiting just inside the House of Mystery! Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 160 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations) Cover price $0.95.