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Comic books October 1973

  • Issue #428
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 428
    Published Oct 1973 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Nick Cardy, inks by Nick Cardy and Murphy Anderson (Superman poster only). "Whatever Happened to Superman?", script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Lex Luthor puts a satellite into orbit that causes everyone to believe Superman has vanished for the last ten years. "The Plot to Kill Black Canary!", script by Elliot S! Maggin, art by Dick Giordano; Green Arrow commits Black Canary to be the spokesman for a motorcycle company; While doing a display of the motorcycle at a car show, two thugs try to kill Black Canary. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #428MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 428MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. "Whatever Happened to Superman?" by Cary Bates (script) and Curt Swan/Murphy Anderson (art); Jimmy Olsen, Lex Luthor app; Green Arrow in "The Plot to Kill Black Canary!" by Elliot Maggin (script) and Dick Giordano (art); Black Canary appearance. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #429
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 429

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Challenge to the Black Orchid, script by Sheldon Mayer, art by Tony DeZuñiga; A modern-day pirate tries to uncoverthe Black Orchids secret identity. Pirate's Revenge starring Captain Fear, script by Steve Skeates, art by Alex Niño. 36 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #429MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. Challenge to the Black Orchid, script by Sheldon Mayer, art by Tony DeZuñiga; A modern-day pirate tries to uncoverthe Black Orchids secret identity. Pirate's Revenge starring Captain Fear, script by Steve Skeates, art by Alex Niño. 36 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #196
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 196

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  • Issue #28
    Alvin (1962) 28
    Published Oct 1973 by Dell.
  • Issue #125
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 125

    "Wolfhunt!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro. Cover by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro. At the break of dawn the fight between the Man-Wolf and Spider-Man comes to an inconclusive end! As the lupine creature flees the sunlight and the wounded wall-crawler limps home! Later that afternoon J. Jonah Jameson pays a visit to his son fearing the worst! Sadly John Jameson tells his father about the moonstone he found on his last lunar mission. And unfortunately before Jonah can get him help...the sun sets, the moon rises, and the Man-Wolf lives again! Can the amazing one save Jonah, Kristine, and himself from the madness of John's savage alter ego? Or will they all be thrown to the (man) wolves? Origin of the Man-Wolf. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Flash Thompson, Harry Osborn, and Joe Robertson. (Notes: The Man-Wolf appears next in the first issue of Giant-Size Super-Heroes (1974). The letters page includes an essay by the editorial staff explaining the rationale for Gwen Stacy's death. This issue begins Ross Andru's 5-year run as the penciler of the Amazing Spider-Man title. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 102.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #125MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 125MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Man-Wolf appears in "Wolf Hunt." Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ross Andru (his first on the series), inks by John Romita Sr. and Tony Mortellaro. Romita cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #125MJ&ALKA
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 125MJ&ALKA

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    Double Insert Variant. Includes the Mark Jeweler Advertisement Centerfold Insert and the Alka Seltzer Advertisment Inner Cover Wrap Insert. Man-Wolf appears in "Wolf Hunt." Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ross Andru (his first on the series), inks by John Romita Sr. and Tony Mortellaro. Romita cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 47 #3
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    June, 1973.

  • Vol. 2 #33
    Amra (1959) fanzine Vol. 2 #33
    Published 1973 (est.) by George H. Scithers.

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  • Vol. 92 #2
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 92 #2

    October 1973. Stories: "The Far Call" (conclusion) by Gordon R. Dickson, "Whalekiller Grey" by William E. Cochrace, "Notes from Magdalen More" L*a*z*r*s L*ng, "An Earnest of Intent" by Alfred D'Attore, "Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand" by Vonda N. McIntyre, "Antalogia" by Walt and Leigh Richmond, and "The Hand is Quicker" by Kevin O'Donnell Jr. Science Fact article, "A Program for Star Flight" by G. Harry Stine. Guest editorial by Carl Sagan. Cover by Rick Sternbach. Illustrations by John Schoenherr, Rick Sternbach, Vincent diFate, Jack Gaughan, and Leo Summers. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #60
    Archie and Me (1964) 60

    Giant Size Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #11
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 11

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino. How to Form a Habit; Disgusted by litterbugs, Archie and the gang trick the people of Riverdale into cleaning up their park by spreading the rumor that an eccentric billionaire will give two million dollars to the town with the cleanest park. Fish Out of Water; A new guy at school brags that he will break the swimming record that Reggie holds, and comes up with a plan to do it. It's a Natural Sign, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie and Jughead come up with a plan to make Mr. Lodge take down a big ugly billboard for his company. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #2
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 2

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    "Relief"; Archie is trying to relieve his frustrations. "Light Work," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Archie has to carry a lamp post through town. "Draw Flaw!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx can't beat Greg at water gun fast draw. "The Most Dangerous Game!", script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Archie is dangerous playing croquet. "The Needle," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica puts down Betty's sewing ability so Betty starts making copies of Veronica's outfits. "It's A Gift," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica keeps buying gifts for her friends. "Everything's Coming Up Roses," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Archie picks roses from Mr. Lodge's rose bush. "The Muscle Builders," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Marty Epp; Archie thinks Jughead should exercise so he can defend himself. "Little Red Archiekins," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Marty Epp; Betty takes inspiration from Little Red Riding Hood to get Archie. "Just Desert," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica overhears Archie telling Jughead he's going to ask Betty on a date. The Archie Doll ad. 164 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #214
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 214

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    Betty and Veronica Spectacular. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Fair Weather Friends," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica extorts the others into eating a turkey dinner she cooked. "That's a Hot One" two-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "In the Dough," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; When Betty and Veronica show up to watch Archie at his new job, he suddenly becomes all thumbs. "Fish and Ships," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie and Betty take Veronica fishing in a small outboard motor craft, and she isn't shy about letting them know how displeased she is. "Vicious Cycle," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Veronica yearns for adventure, until she actually finds it. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #214
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 214

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. Sacrifice Play, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Veronica suspects that Betty's new boyfriend is actually a gold digger who's dating Betty to get to her. Hokus Pocus, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; As an alternative to the boys' girl-watching club, Veronica starts a boy-watching club. On The Sidelines, script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Veronica is upset when the other kids point out that she doesn't know how to water-ski. Pool Of Loneliness, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Mr. Lodge tries to find out why the boys would rather hang out at the beach than his private pool. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #189
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 189
  • Issue #81
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 81
  • Issue #22
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 22

    "Backpacker Knack"; The boys laugh when the girls say they want to take the backpacking survival course with them, but they end up getting rescued by the girls. "The Jolly Green-Eyed Giant," pencils by Al Hartley; Moose thinks everyone on the beach is trying to get with Midge and his jealousy is ruining the day for Midge. "The Competitors," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Alex challenges Alan M. to a series of contests to prove that his nimble agility counts for more than Alan's brute strength. Archie Club News. "Up and At 'Em"; Mary wakes up early to get Archie out of bed. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #20
    Astonishing Tales (1970) 20

    Cover art by John Romita. The Final Battle!, script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Marie Severin and Werner Roth, inks by Frank Giacoia; The fight between Ka-Zar and Victorius continues with Victorius momentarily stopping Ka-Zar. Zabu distracts Victorius until Ka-Zar recovers; Ka-Zar again refuses to take the super-soldier serum, this time destroying it. Promo for the first issue of Crazy Magazine, art by Marv Wolfman. Advertisement for a subscription to FOOM. Promo for the first issue of the Son of Satan. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #20MJ
    Astonishing Tales (1970) Mark Jewelers 20MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Last Ka-Zar story in Astonishing Tales. "The Final Battle!" Script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Marie Severin and Werner Roth, inks by Frank Giacoia. Brief Nick Fury appearance. John Romita Sr. cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #116
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 116
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    "Betrayal!" Avengers-Defenders crossover. Part 3 of 8. Guest-starring the Defenders. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Bob Brown. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by John Romita and Mike Esposito. Story continues from Defenders 8. Earth's Mightiest Heroes visit Dr. Strange's townhouse in Greenwich Village and request permission to enter, but Wong slams the door in their faces! After an angry Thor breaks down the door, the Avengers storm inside, but a mystic spell sweeps them back out onto the street! Meanwhile gathered around the Orb of Agamotto, the Defenders put together a plan to find the six pieces of the Evil Eye. However, in the dark realm, Loki has grown suspicious of his dreadful ally! And contacts the Avengers to tell them about the Defenders' search for the ancient instrument from Avalon! So the die is cast! And the blockbuster battles are about to begin! Flashback cameos by Prester John, Wyatt Wingfoot, and the Human Torch to recap the history of the Evil Eye. Next Chapter: "The Silver Surfer vs. the Vision and the Scarlet Witch" The Avengers-Defenders Clash kicks into high gear as members of both teams span the globe to searching for the Evil Eye! And the first showdown features two of the most popular Marvel super-heroes of the 1970's! The Silver Surfer arrives in French Polynesia and plunges into the island's indigenous volcano to look for the Evil Eye. But the cosmic sky-rider's probing triggers a volcanic eruption! The fiery blast knocks a passing quinjet out of the sky and nearly kills the Scarlet Witch! Needless to say this act enrages the synthezoid avenger! And in the heart of the raging volcano, the Vision and the Silver Surfer fight for the Evil Eye! Story continues in Defenders 9. (Notes: The Evil Eye previously appeared in Fantastic Four 54. This issue includes a full-page survey for readers to complete and mail back to the Marvel bullpen. A reprint edition exists for this issue.) Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #116MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 116MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Avengers/Defenders crossover continues in "Betrayal" and "The Silver Surfer vs. the Vision and the Scarlet Witch!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Mike Esposito. The story continues in Defenders 9. Human Torch (of the Fantastic Four) cameo. Avengers roll call: Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, the Scarlet Witch, Mantis, the Swordsman, the Black Panther, and the Vision. John Romita Sr./Esposito cover. NOTE: A reprinted edition exists. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #116
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    2ND PRINTING. Defenders cross-over. The Avengers/Defenders crossover continues in "Betrayal" and "The Silver Surfer vs. the Vision and the Scarlet Witch!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Mike Esposito. The story continues in Defenders 9. Human Torch (of the Fantastic Four) cameo. Avengers roll call: Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, the Scarlet Witch, Mantis, the Swordsman, the Black Panther, and the Vision. John Romita Sr./Esposito cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #122UK
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    Published 1973 (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 #252
    Batman (1940) 252
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1973 by DC.

    Cover by Nick Cardy. "The Spooks Master Stroke!", script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; The Caped-Crusader stubbles into a trap and finds himself at the mercy of a madman; Jason Bard appears in Batman costume. "The King from Canarsie!", script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Dick Giordano; Famous actor Davy King enrolls in Hudson University to get his college degree. Mysterious accidents happen around him until Robin is able to figure out who is behind them. Behind the Scenes at the DC Comic World article, pencils by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson, inks by Murphy Anderson. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #252MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 252MJ

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  • Issue #18
    Beagle Boys (1964 Gold Key) 18

    The Beagle Boys in "The Seven Dwarfs' Diamond Mine Job" and "No Laughing Matter." No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #18MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #18
    Beagle Boys (1972 Whitman) 18

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #39
    Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 Gold Key) 39

    # on cover: #90189-310 Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #39MJ
    Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 Gold Key) Mark Jewelers 39MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. # on cover: #90189-310. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #39
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1971 Whitman) 39

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #102
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 102

    Featuring: 4 page Beetle Bailey story "The Idea Boys"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "The Spotter"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Bunny's Letter"; 1 page Beetle Bailey story "No Salute"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Tank Trouble"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "A Taste of Luxury"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Cookie's Bad Day"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Slow Burn"; 1 page Beetle Bailey story "Bug Bit"; 1 page text story "Service Smiles." Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #102
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  • Issue #4-1ST
    Best of National Lampoon SC (1971-1978) 4-1ST

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    Volume 4 - 1st printing. Featuring a collection of some of the best gags from the humor magazine Nation Lampoon! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 172 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #53
    Betty and Me (1966) 53
  • Issue #50
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 Gold Key) 50

    Do you see the horned bear on the totem pole? It's alive and watching! Featuring: 8 page story "Legend of the Totem" written by Arnold Drake and drawn by Jack Sparling. Plus: 1 page text story "Death In A Bathtub" drawn by John Celardo; 4 page story "Taking Care of Business" written by Arnold Drake and drawn by George Roussos; 6 page story "The Raging Sands" written by John Warner and drawn by John Celardo; 6 page story "Live Bait" written by Arnold Drake and drawn by Jose Delbo. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #50MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. 90053-210. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #50
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (Whitman) 50
  • Issue #1
    Boy Commandos (1973 2nd Series) 1
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    Joe Simon/Jack Kirby reprints: "The Sphinx" (from Detective 66, August 1942; third Boy Commandos story) and "Heroes Never Die" (from Boy Commandos 1, Winter 1942). Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #2
    Boy Commandos (1973 2nd Series) 2

    Final issue of the series. Joe Simon/Jack Kirby reprints: "Nine Lives For Victory" (from 1943) and "News From Belgium" (from 1944). Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #2UK
    Boy Commandos (1973 2nd Series) UK Edition 2UK

    UK Edition (8 pence ink stamp). Final issue of the series. Joe Simon/Jack Kirby reprints: "Nine Lives For Victory" (from 1943) and "News From Belgium" (from 1944).

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Brick Bradford HC (1973 King Features) Italian Edition 1-1ST

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    NOTE: All Text is in Italian - 1st printing. By William Ritt and Clarence Gray. Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 13-in. x 11-in., 196 pages, B&W.

    NOTE: All Text is in Italian.

  • Issue #9
    Bullwinkle (1962 Dell/Gold Key) 9

    Comic book adventures of the cult classic cartoon show "Rocky and His Friends" which originally aired in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Rocky and Bullwinkle in "Dog-Gone Death Ray" and "Hold the Mustard!" Issue also has Dudley Do-Right in "Stolen Luck" and Peabody's Improbably History in "Sea, Senor." No story/art credits given. On cover: 90013-310. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #9
    Bullwinkle and Rocky (1972 Whitman) 9

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #166
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 166

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Night of the Lurking Dead!" starring Captain America, Falcon, Redwing, Leila Taylor, SHIELD (Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, and Sharon Carter), Peggy Carter, Yellow Claw, Suwan, and Hop Sung, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Cap, Fury, and the Falcon face off with the seemingly never ending horde of zombies!; Who will survive the night of the lurking dead? 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #166MJ
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 166MJ

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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. The Yellow Claw is still at it in "Night of the Lurking Dead!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank McLaughlin. Rich Buckler/Frank Giacoia cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #167MJ
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 167MJ

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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. The final showdown between Cap and the Yellow Claw in "Ashes to Ashes!' Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia. Buscema cover. Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.20.