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Comic books December 1973

  • Issue #8
    Funky Phantom (1972 Gold Key) 8

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    Adaptation of the 1970s Saturday morning cartoon show about three teen adventurers and their friend, Colonial ghost Jonathan Muddlemore, or Muddles as the kids call him. This issue features "The Ben Franklin Bridge Plot" and "Ghost of the Lost City of Cibola." No story/art credits given. Cover # is 90274-312. Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #8MJ
    Funky Phantom (1972 Gold Key) Mark Jewelers 8MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Adaptation of the 1970s Saturday morning cartoon show about three teen adventurers and their friend, Colonial ghost Jonathan Muddlemore, or Muddles as the kids call him. This issue features "The Ben Franklin Bridge Plot" and "Ghost of the Lost City of Cibola." No story/art credits given. Cover # is 90274-312. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #8
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    Whitman edition. Adaptation of the 1970s Saturday morning cartoon show about three teen adventurers and their friend, Colonial ghost Jonathan Muddlemore, or Muddles as the kids call him. This issue features "The Ben Franklin Bridge Plot" and "Ghost of the Lost City of Cibola." No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 34 #3
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1950-1980 World/Galaxy/Universal) Vol. 34 #3

    Cover by Brian Boyle. Science fiction stories by Christopher Priest, James White, Sydney J. Van Scyoc, Doris Piserchia, Roland Green, Charles Hoequist, Robert Phillips. Illustrations by Jack Gaughan. 5-1/4-in. x 7-1/4-in.; b&w text with spot illustrations; 176 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Vol. 14 #6
    Gent (1956-2011 Dugent Publishing) Magazine Vol. 14 #6

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  • Issue #16
    Ghost Manor (1971) 16
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Where Evil Dwells, script by Joe Gill, pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Vince Alascia [as Alacia]; Buddy Trask hides in an old abandoned building from the police but he finds that others have hid there before. Satan's Pools, script by Joe Gill, art by Pat Boyette; Jeff's wife Lila discovers she's a mermaid. When Time Stood Still text story. A Helping Hand!, script by Joe Gill, art by Steve Ditko; Two thieves have a falling out in the swamp and both end up dead. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 3
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    "Wheels on Fire!" Guest-starring Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan). Story by Gary Friedrich. Art by Jim Mooney and John Tartaglione. Cover by John Romita, Sr. It had to happen, the fateful final showdown with Big Daddy Dawson! Plus, in this issue, Ghost Rider learns how to summon forth his mystical motorcycle! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3UK
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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 #21MJ
    Ghosts (1971) Mark Jewelers 21MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #21
    Ghosts (1971-1982 DC) 21
    Published Dec 1973 by DC.

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Ghost in the Devil's Chair, art by Ernie Chan; A con-man tries to figure out the secret of "The Devil's Chair," a strange rock formation in New England. The Shadow of Death, art by Sam Glanzman; Was Robert Todd Lincoln cursed?; Three presidents were assassinated while he was on his way to meet them. The Ghost and General Ike, script by Murray Boltinoff, art by John Calnan; General Eisenhower is given a Scottish castle, but is the castle haunted? Within You Dwells a Demon, art by Alfredo Alcala; Two children witness a witch doctor perform a ceremony of healing. She Dared to Speak with the Dead text story, art by Jim Aparo. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #167
    GI Combat (1952) 167
    Published Dec 1973 by DC.

    Cover by Joe Kubert. Written by Archie Goodwin and Steve Mitchell. Art by Sam Glanzman and Ken Barr. The Nazis stole their tank...and the crew of the Haunted Tank aims to take it back in "The Finish Line" by Archie Goodwin and Sam Glanzman. Plus: "Just Another Mission" by Steve Mitchell and Ken Barr. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #167MJ
    GI Combat (1952) Mark Jewelers 167MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Featuring: The Haunted Tank. Glenn Barr back-up Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #180
    Girls' Love Stories (1949) 180

    Featuring: 13 page story "Lying Lips" written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by Jay Scott Pike & Vince Colletta; 1 page From Barbara Miles, with Love letters page; 5 page story "Love's a Stage" drawn by Jay Scott Pike & Vince Colletta; 6 page reprint story "Unlucky Wishing Well" pencilled by John Romita, Sr. Cover by Jay Scott Pike. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 10 #1
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  • Issue #3
    Great Gazoo (1973) 3
  • Issue #5
    Haunted Love (1973 Charlton) 5

    Featuring: 7 page story "Until We Meet Again" written by Joe Gill and drawn by Steve Ditko; 8 page story "Curse of the Byrnwyres" written by Nicola Cuti and drawn by Joe Staton; 1 page text story "Waaller Hippman Vs. the Devil"; 8 page story "Mother's Boy" written by Joe Gill and drawn by Tom Sutton. Cover by Tom Sutton. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 4 #12
    Hello Again (1972) Radio Fanzine/Newsletter Vol. 4 #12

    Long running fanzine/newsletter for Old Time Radio fans. Article on radio pioneers, Raymond Muir and Curt Marah. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 8 pages, black and white.

  • Vol. 11 #2
    High Time (1960-1973 American Art Agency) Magazine Vol. 11 #2

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  • Vol. 5 #6
    Horror Tales (1969) Vol. 5 #6
    Published Dec 1973 by Eerie.
  • Issue #737
    Hotspur (1959-1981 D.C.Thompson) British Picture Story Paper 737

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    December 1st, 1973. Action, Adventures, Western, and Humor comic strips featuring The Iron Teacher, The Skyscraper Squadron, and The Hooded Assassins! Saddle-Stitched, 8 1/2-in. x 12-in., 32 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #738
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    December 8th, 1973. Action, Adventures, Western, and Humor comic strips featuring the beginning of a new Red Star Robinson Adventure, The Skyscraper Squadron and Son of the Sword! Saddle-Stitched, 8 1/2-in. x 12-in., 32 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #739
    Hotspur (1959-1981 D.C.Thompson) British Picture Story Paper 739

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    December 15th, 1973. Action, Adventures, Western, and Humor comic strips featuring Red Star Robinson Adventure, The Skyscraper Squadron and Son of the Sword! Saddle-Stitched, 8 1/2-in. x 12-in., 32 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #740
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    December 22nd, 1973. Action, Adventures, Western, and Humor comic strips featuring Red Star Robinson Adventure, The Skyscraper Squadron and Son of the Sword! Saddle-Stitched, 8 1/2-in. x 12-in., 32 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #741
    Hotspur (1959-1981 D.C.Thompson) British Picture Story Paper 741

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    December 29th, 1973. Action, Adventures, Western, and Humor comic strips featuring Red Star Robinson Adventure, The Skyscraper Squadron and Son of the Sword! Saddle-Stitched, 8 1/2-in. x 12-in., 32 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #220
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 220

    "They Hunt Butterflies, Don't They?" (script by Michael Fleisher, breakdowns by Russell Carley, art by Alfredo Alcala) and "The Hunter!" (script by John Albano, art by Alex Nino). One page Sergio Aragones cartoons. Nick Cardy cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #220MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #114
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 114

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. "Night Game," script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (art continuity), art by Frank Bolle; When a crooked hockey player is discovered by his coach, he demands his resignation; He pretends to agree but puts a bomb on the team's airplane killing all aboard; He joins a new team, and the night before a big game he gets a phone call for midnight practice; He gets out on the ice only to be confronted by skeletons. "The Demon and the Rock Star!", script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (art continuity), art by Gerry Talaoc; A has-been rock star makes a bargain with a demon to get back on top again, but the price he must pay is three sacrifices indicated by who he gives the demon's jewel to; The first two victims are a former manager and rival rock band, but his third intended victim is a girl he desires but who rejects him; She designs his stage outfits, so when he sends her the jewel, she sews it into his clothes and the demon comes for him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #114MJ
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 114MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 22 #2
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 22 #2

    November-December 1973. Volume 22, No. 2 (Whole No. 169). Cover by Brian Boyle Studio. Science fiction stories by Kenneth Von Gunden, Dunan Lunan, Ron Goulart, Susan Ellison, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Wells. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 176 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #170
    Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 170
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    Cover art by Herb Trimpe. Death From On High!, script by Steve Englehart (plot) and Chris Claremont (plot, script), pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Jack Abel; Bruce and Betty are falling from eight miles high in the sky but Bruce is able to turn into the Hulk and cushion their fall; They end up on an island where Hulk does his best to nurse Betty back to health; This includes saving her from a gang of volcano monsters who try their best to squish her; Betty is picked up by a passing military helicopter and Hulk secretly hitches a ride. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #170MJ
    Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 170MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Death From On High!" Script by Steve Englehart and Chris Claremont, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Jack Abel. Trimpe cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 51 #12
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  • Vol. 4 #4
    Intellectual Digest (1970-1974 Ziff-Davis) Magazine Vol. 4 #4

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    Vol. 4 #4, Dec. 1973 - Articles by Alex Comfort and Noam Chomsky. 8.5" x 11", 96 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #65
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 65

    "The Cutting Edge of Death!" Part 3 of 4. Story by Mike Friedrich. Art by George Tuska and Mike Esposito. Iron Man wins a desperate battle vs. Doctor Spectrum, but falls victim to the entity inside the power prism. Iron Man is possessed by the prism and goes on a rampage! Also in this issue, Pepper learns that Tony Stark is Iron Man. Cameo appearances by Luke Cage and Thor. 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #65MJ
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 65MJ

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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Cutting Edge of Death!" Part 3 of 4. Story by Mike Friedrich. Art by George Tuska and Mike Esposito. Iron Man wins a desperate battle vs. Doctor Spectrum, but falls victim to the entity inside the power prism. Iron Man is possessed by the prism and goes on a rampage! Also in this issue, Pepper learns that Tony Stark is Iron Man. Cameo appearances by Luke Cage and Thor. 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #65UK
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 65UK

    UK edition. "The Cutting Edge of Death!" Part 3 of 4. Story by Mike Friedrich. Art by George Tuska and Mike Esposito. Iron Man wins a desperate battle vs. Doctor Spectrum, but falls victim to the entity inside the power prism. Iron Man is possessed by the prism and goes on a rampage! Also in this issue, Pepper learns that Tony Stark is Iron Man. Cameo appearances by Luke Cage and Thor. 32 pages

  • Vol. 35 #9
    Jack and Jill (1938) Vol. 35 #9
    Published Dec 1973 by Curtis.

    December 1973 - Merry Christmas to All. 62 pages, full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Vol. 36 #10
    Jack and Jill (1938) Vol. 36 #10
    Published Dec 1973 by Curtis.

    December 1974. 64 pages, PC/B&W. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #20
    Jetsons (1970 Charlton) 20

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    Comic book version of the popular Hanna Barbera cartoon show. Issue features the Jetsons in "Sensored," "Air Castle," "Rise, Slaves!" and "George's New Car." Issue also has one-page gag strips and a one-page text feature "Teacher Tells Tales." Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #73
    Josie and the Pussycats (1963 1st Series) 73

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    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. For Safety's Sake, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; In an effort to promote public safety, Josie and Valerie convince Melody to wear fur coats whenever she goes out in public. Now Hare This! with Li'l Jinx by Joe Edwards. Sequential ad for Kenner Ultra Chrome Racers. Bon Voyage, script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Stan Goldberg; After being shot down for a date by both Josie and Melody, Alex turns to Alexandra for advice. Anyone for Tennis?, script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Melody decides to try tennis, but ultimately finds it very trying. Josie Pinup by Dan DeCarlo. A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody, script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Stan Goldberg; Melody uses an unusual method to sell lipstick to an unusual target audience. Perfect Pair, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo. 52 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Journal (1973) (fanzine) 4

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    The Journal is a Canadian fanzine edited by Paul Kowtiuk. Issue #4 includes: articles on Batman/Superman exhibit and Marvel/Christmas; Star Trek animated series review; ads for Jeff Jones Portfolio, The Kryptonian, Middle Earth, and Paragon; and POGO back cover art by Leialoha. 16 pgs, folded, tabloid size, newsprint. Dec, 1973. Cover Price 10 cents. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Journey into Mystery (1972 2nd series) 8

    Cover by Gil Kane and Ernie Chan. The Bewitched Bike!, script by Carl Wessler, art by Tony DiPreta; A crook steals a bike from a time-traveler that has come from the year 1992, forty years in the future; He robs a bank and pedals into the future but is recognized anyway and shot as he attempts to flee. Death Waits Within!, art by Carl Hubbell; An elderly couple that run an inn in Europe murder their guests in order to rob them and send the money to their son in America; They do not recognize their final victim as their son, who has come home for a surprise visit. Out of the Night, art by Jim Mooney; A writer is attacked and killed by a giant insect. The Man Who Was Nobody, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Ed Winiarski; A Martian sleeper agent is eradicated when his usefulness is ended due to incarceration in an asylum. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #8MJ
    Journey into Mystery (1972 2nd Series) Mark Jewelers 8MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Gil Kane cover Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8UK
    Journey into Mystery (1972 2nd series) UK Edition 8UK

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    UK Edition. Cover by Gil Kane and Ernie Chan. The Bewitched Bike!, script by Carl Wessler, art by Tony DiPreta; A crook steals a bike from a time-traveler that has come from the year 1992, forty years in the future; He robs a bank and pedals into the future but is recognized anyway and shot as he attempts to flee. Death Waits Within!, art by Carl Hubbell; An elderly couple that run an inn in Europe murder their guests in order to rob them and send the money to their son in America; They do not recognize their final victim as their son, who has come home for a surprise visit. Out of the Night, art by Jim Mooney; A writer is attacked and killed by a giant insect. The Man Who Was Nobody, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Ed Winiarski; A Martian sleeper agent is eradicated when his usefulness is ended due to incarceration in an asylum. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #223
    Jughead (1949 1st Series) 223
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    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. Dig We Must, script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; When Mr. Weatherbee finds Jughead digging for buried treasure on the school grounds, he recalls all the other bogus treasure maps Jughead has sold him on. A Tooth For a Tooth, script by Dick Malmgren, art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead tells Reggie that the way to deal with Moose is to "rap" with him directly. Sleepy Time Guys, script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead and Archie deplore the lack of excitement in Riverdale, ignoring the fires, robberies and escaped wild animals all around them. And Everywhere That Juggie Went..., script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Hot Dog follows Jughead to school and won't leave. Away Out! one-pager starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #99
    Just Married (1958) 99

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    Cover pencils by A. Martinez, inks by J. Zuniga. Come, Steal My Heart. Find-A-Word puzzle page. Male Chauvinism. Just Jeannette advice column by Jeannette Copeland. His Way Will Be My Way?, pencils by A. Martinez, inks by J. Zuniga. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #108
    Justice League of America (1960 1st Series) 108
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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Thirteen Against the Earth!, script by Len Wein, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Dick Giordano; The three teams split up to tackle the machines controlling the Earth, with each machine more difficult to destroy than the last; When the three groups confront the final machine inside of an orbiting satellite, the machine reveals its origins of how the Nazis created it to help run things, but it eventually turned on its creators and Adolf Hitler himself seeing them as inferior per its programming; The last machine is destroyed by Red Tornado's sacrifice yet again, and the three groups, triumphant, return to their respective earths along with the surviving Red Tornado, who chooses to stay on Earth-1. A letter from comics writer Mike W. Barr. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #102MJ
    Justice League of America (1960 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 102MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Justice Society. Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #108MJ
    Justice League of America (1960 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 108MJ

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    Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Justice Society of America cross-over, Pt. 2 of 2. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #12
    Kamandi (1972) 12
    Published Dec 1973 by DC.
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    "The Devil and Mister Sacker." Script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Royer. Cover by Kirby and Royer. Kamandi befriends a giant grasshopper (known as the "Devil") and names him Kliklak. He then discovers that he must against Bull Bantam, who has abused Spirit, the sister of Flower. Cover price $0.20.