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Comic books January 1974

  • Issue #4
    Monsters Unleashed (1973) 4

    1st Appearance of Satanna. Edited by Roy Thomas. Cover by Frank Brunner. The Classic Monster!, script by Gary Friedrich, art by John Buscema, Syd Shores, and Win Mortimer; Derek removes the brain from the Frankenstein Monster and replaces it with the brain from Dr. Wallach. The Hands!, script by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan. Our Martian Heritage text story by Chris Claremont. A Monster Reborn!, script by Steve Gerber, art by Pablo Marcos. The Killers, art by Bernie Krigstein. To Love, Honor, Cherish... ...'Til Death!, script by Chris Claremont, art by Don Perlin. 76 pgs., color. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Monsters Who's Who HC (1974) 1-1ST

    1st printing. From A to Z all the blood curdling horrors you love to fear. A comprehensive book (circa 1974) about the sci-fi, horror beasts and brutes of Hollywood cinema, television, and comic books. From Dracula to the Wolfman, Godzilla to King Kong, the Blob to Talos, this book covers them all. Comic book fans might like to note that there are also entries for such sci-fi oriented characters as the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and the villains and beast they fight. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 120 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #27
    My Love (1969) 27
    Published Jan 1974 by Marvel.

    Last 20c cover priced issue. Reprints. Cover pencils by John Buscema. Edited by Roy Thomas. (Original edits by Stan Lee.) Stories by Stan Lee and unknown. Art by Gene Colan & Bill Everett, Tom Scheuer, Vince Colletta and unknown. She can't bear it! What if he doesn't call? How does she face life without him? The one problem every girl must face at some time in her life -- "How Do I Make Him Love Me?" Plus: When Jimmy arranges a double date, Clara and Lonnie seem to have been hit with love at first sight in "At First Sight!" Also: Sally is afraid the glamor will be gone when she and Bob return from their honeymoon and start the routine of marriage. Her fears seem to be coming true, but advice from the cleaning woman helps Sally keep the romance alive in "When the Honeymoon Ends"! And: "Suzan Says" advice column. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #15
    Mystery Comics Digest (1972 Gold Key) 15

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    Horror and suspense stories reprinted from Gold Keys Twilight Zone comic books. The Golden Curse, Moment of Decision, The Man Who Could Read the Future, and more. Stories and art by Donald Glut, Dan Spiegle, Joe Orlando, Jesse Santos, Frank Bolle, Tom Gill, Giovanni Ticci, Joe Certa, and Frank Thorne. 4.75 x 6.5.132 pages. Painted cover by George Wilson. Cover price $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #1974-01
    National Lampoon (1970) 1974-01

    January 1974. Animals. A songbook for whales; Popular Evolution magazine; a spoof of Penthouse magazine for pets. Stories and art by Michael O'Donoghue, P. J. O'Rourke, Frank Springer (as Francis Hollidge), Sean Kelly, Tony Hendra, Alan Kupperberg, Gahan Wilson, Jeff Jones, Shary Flenniken, Vaughn Bode, Byron Preiss and Ralph Reese, Michael Gross, Henry Beard and Doug Kenney. Plus letters from the editors, cartoons, and Foto Funnies. Mature readers. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #24
    New Terrytoons (1962 Gold Key) 24
  • Issue #24MJ
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  • Issue #24
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    Whitman edition. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Night Stalker PB (1973 Pocket Books Novel) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. Based on the story by Jeff Rice. Adapted by Richard Matheson. Four gorgeous girls, their bodies drained of blood... In Las Vegas even the kinkiest crimes don't cause much stir. Everyone's used to it. But now women are lying in alleys, gutters, and parking lots - their bodies drained of blood! Is it possible? A vampire stalking the Las Vegas strip? Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 192 pages, Text Only. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #9
    O'Malley and the Alley Cats (1971 Gold Key) 9

    Cover art by Al Hubbard. The Mini-Brain, art by Roger Armstrong; The Alley Cats help a scientist find his stolen invention, the mini-brain. A Purr-fect Day, art by John Carey; The Aristokittens go into the country and help catching a weasel on a farm. Based on the characters featured in Walt Disney's The Aristocats. 52 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #9MJ
    O'Malley and the Alley Cats (1971 Gold Key) Mark Jewelers 9MJ

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  • Issue #9
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    Whitman edition. Cover art by Al Hubbard. The Mini-Brain, art by Roger Armstrong; The Alley Cats help a scientist find his stolen invention, the mini-brain. A Purr-fect Day, art by John Carey; The Aristokittens go into the country and help catching a weasel on a farm. Based on the characters featured in Walt Disney's The Aristocats. 52 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #264
    Our Army at War (1952) 264
    Published Jan 1974 by DC.

    Cover art by Joe Kubert. The Hunt starring Sgt. Rock, script by Bob Kanigher, art by Russ Heath. The Gook, Bob Kanigher's Gallery of War, script by Bob Kanigher, art by Ric Estrada. Bazooka battle album, art by Sam Glanzman. The Light Side humor page, script and art by Mort Drucker. Letters page art by Kubert. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #264MJ
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  • Issue #147
    Our Fighting Forces (1954) 147

    The Losers star in "The Glory Road!" (script by Robert Kanigher, art by John Severin). Back-up story, "Arena" (script by Steve Mitchell, art by Ken Barr. Neal Adams cover. Cover price $0.20.

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  • Issue #18
    Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm (1972 Charlton) 18

    Hard Luck Hannah. Gulp, Zonk drinks from punchbowl. Gone Fishin'. Bloomie the Blue Jay text story. Rolled. Stuck. Three Wishes. Scorned. Featuring Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm (from The Flintstones) as teenagers. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #285
    Pep Comics (1940) 285

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Cut Down to Size," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Ethel tries to convince Moose to leave Midge for her. "String Along with Me," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Feeling the student body is too infatuated with guitars, Mr. Weatherbee bans the instrument from the school. "Excuse Me," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx gets involved with something and returns home late, then tries to think up a mitigating excuse. "Where Destiny Leads Me," art by Stan Goldberg; Archie reneges on an offer to treat Jughead to a meal when he gets a sudden date with a hot girl. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #17
    Pink Panther (1971 Gold Key) 17

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    Written by unknown. Art by Warren Tufts. Comic book version of the famous cartoon character. Cover says "The Pink Panther and the Inspector." Issue features the Pink Panther in "Robin Pink Rides Again" and "Two Panther Suit." Issue also has the Inspector in "Short Order Kook." 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #17MJ
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  • Issue #17
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Planet of the Apes PB (1974-1976 TV Series Novel) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Man the Fugitive!" By George Alec Effinger. Based on the top-rated CBS TV series. In the great tradition of the five Ape movies, this series takes the reader to Earth in the year 3085, when Apes are masters and mankind is their slaves. Featuring the episodes - "The Cure" and "The Good Seeds!" Astronauts Alan Virdon and Pete Burke are accidentally time-warped into the future and meet Zaius, head of the Council of the Apes, who forbids any knowledge of mankinds long dead civilization. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 176 pages, Text Only. Cover price $0.95. Cover price $0.95.

  • Vol. 21 #1
    Playboy (1953) Vol. 21 #1
    Playboy (1953) Vol. 21 #1

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    Volume 21, Issue 1 - January, 1974. 20th anniversary issue! The world's longest running Men's magazine, featuring advice columns, pictorials, and humor. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 144 pages. Text Articles, with B&W and full color pictures, and illustrations. MATURE READERS Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Plop (1973) 3
    Published Jan 1974 by DC.

    Front and back cover art by Basil Wolverton. "Welcome to Plop," art by Sergio Aragonés; Three-page introduction designed to help you figure what PLOP means. "Belly Laugh," script by Maxene Fabe, art by Bill Draut; Our first story takes place in a dry-cleaning store. Plops cartoons, art by Robert Johnson (as Slim), de Carlo, Crocker, and David Brown. "A Rejection From Cain," script by Michael J. Pellowski, art by Alfredo Alcala; A freelance writer gets a rejection notice. "Once Upon a Swine...," script by Maxene Fabe and Victor Schwartzman (story idea), art by Sergio Aragonés; Astory about a millionaire who wanted to live forever...and succeeded! "This Little Witch Went To Market," script by George Kashdan, art by Alfredo Alcala; A story about the kind of person you see on the street every day—a sweet little old lady who moonlights as a witch. "At the Beach," art by Sergio Aragonés3. 36 pgs., color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #26
    Popular Cartoons (1969-1981 #7-59) 26

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    January 1974, No # on cover - (Volume 8, Issue 24) in indicia. Adult/Girlie Magazine with cartoons and nude photos. Margie Sorenson photo cover. Gloria Copper photo back cover. Hamilton/DSD cover art. Approx. 8-in. x 11-in.; black and white; 48 pages. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #3
    Prez (1973) 3
    Published Jan 1974 by DC.

    "Invasion of America." Joe Simon, the legendary creator of Captain America, imagines the first teen-aged president. An assassin targets Prez Rickard after he imposes strict gun-control laws. An artifact of its times. 36 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Prince Valiant HC (1974-1976 Nostalgia Press) 1-1ST

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    Nostalgia Press Edition - Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur!" Story and art by Hal Foster. Adapted by Max Trell. When a brash youth is exiled to the shores of Britain, his daring and cunning soon mark him as a leader of men. Follow the early beginnings as young Val earns the right of Knighthood and becomes Prince Valiant, Knight of the Round Table! Hardcover, 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Prince Valiant HC (1974-1978 Treasury-Sized) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur!" Story and art by Hal Foster. Collects the Sunday strips starting February 13, 1937. When a brash youth is exiled to the shores of Britain, his daring and cunning soon mark him as a leader of men. Follow the early beginnings as young Val earns the right of Knighthood and becomes Prince Valiant, Knight of the Round Table! Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 172 pages, full color. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Prince Valiant HC (1974-1978 Treasury-Sized) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Companions in Adventure!" Story and art by Hal Foster. Collects the stories "Companions in Adventure" from the Sunday strips January 21, 1940 to July 20, 1941 and "The Love of Aleta" rom the Sunday strips July 27, 1941 to January 24, 1943. Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 172 pages, full color. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #254
    PS The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (1951) 254
  • Issue #197401
    PS The Preventive Maintenance Monthly Index 197401

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    This is the 25th issue, the Jan.-Dec 1974 issue indexing PS #254-265. PS The Preventive Maintenance Monthly Indexes are published twice yearly and cover the first six and the last six months of each year. The interior is text only (an index), but the front and back cover feature full page illustrations from the Will Eisner (creator of the Spirit) Studio.

  • Issue #16
    Psycho (1971 Magazine) 16

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    Includes: cover art by Domingo Gomez; The Old Vampire Lady, script by Al Heweson, art by Jesus Duran; Christopher Lee talking about comic books; Monster, Monster Rise From The Crypt, script by Augustine Funnell, art by Ricardo Villamonte; They Lived In Darkos Manse!, script by Al Hewetson (as Joe Dentyn), art by Maro Nava; Edgar Allan Poe article; The Thing In The Box, script by Al Hewetson (as Harvey Lazarus), art by Fernando Rubio; Hunger Of The Slaughter-Sludge Beasts!, script by Doug Moench, art by Jesus Suso Rego; Nosferatu article; and Greed, script by Al Hewetson (as Edward Farthing), art by Ricardo Villamonte. 68 pgs. Cover price: $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #118
    Rawhide Kid (1955) 118
    Published Jan 1974 by Marvel.
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    Cover art by Larry Lieber. Guns of the Wild North starring Rawhide Kid, script and pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Carl Hubbell. The Rio Kid!, pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Jack Abel. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #118MJ
    Rawhide Kid (1955) Mark Jewelers 118MJ

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  • Issue #68
    Reggie and Me (1966) 68

    Cover pencils by Dan De Carlo. "Gone with the Breeze" starring The Mighty Archie Art Players; Red tries everything to win Scarlett's heart but she still prefers Ashley. "Snowmobile Snojob"; Reggie laughs at Archie's used snowmobile, but it turns out to be a collector's item that Mr. Lodge has to have for any price. "E.S.P.", script and art by Joe Edwards; Somehow Jinx manages to avoid Charley's snowball attack. "Flight Plan"; Reggie tricks Veronica into breaking her date with Archie but the joke is on him when she finds out. Archie Club News. "Spare Pair"; Reggie tries to get into Archie's head and sabotage Archie's bowling skill. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28
    Reggie's Wise Guy Jokes (1968) 28
  • Issue #124
    Richie Rich (1960 1st Series) 124

    Richie Rich stars in Why Can't I Be Different? (Richie longs to be someone else), I'd Rather Be Me! (Richie walks through alley and mysteriously changes), Robot Relative (Irona gets robot cousin), and Nothing to Sneeze At! (Richie takes arctic expedition). Ad for Richie Rich comics. Ad for Richie Rich, Casper, Wendy, Sad Sack, Spooky and Little Audrey records. Cover pencils by Warren Kremer. $0.20. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #2
    Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers (1973) 2

    "The Mysterious Mr. Rekoj" (Part 1); Jackie recruits Richie and his servants to do a surprise TV show about Mr. Rich. "Jailbird Jackie"; Jackie is arrested in a case of mistaken identity; From jail, he is still determined to do the show about Mr. Rich. "Jewels Aren't for Picnics"; Mrs. Rich and Richie go on a picnic, where her jewelry helps save them from disaster. "The Rare Plant" starring Gloria Glad and Reggie Van Dough. "Jackie Jokers as Crane in King Kong Fu!"; Jackie stars in a spoof of the Kung Fu TV series. "The Odd Couple" (Part 1); Jackie tries to get an old vaudeville team to reunite for a telethon, but they hate each other in real life. "The Show Must Go On!"; Jackie and his father use disguises to convince 2 vaudevillians to make up; continued from "The Odd Couple, Part 1" (Note: Not the same story as "The Show Must Go On!" in Richie Rich & Jackie Jokers #1.) 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #14
    Richie Rich Fortunes (1971) 14

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  • Issue #63
    Richie Rich Millions (1961) 63

    Giant-Sized Harvey Comic. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #9
    Richie Rich Money World (1972) 9

    Public service announcement in which Casper shows the good work done by UNICEF around the world. "The Magic Color Part 1," art by Ernie Colon (?);Richie's cash turns white, and he discovers it's part of a plot by crooked employees at the mint. Untitled one-page story; Richie can't remember the last of the Seven Seas. Untitled one-page story; Irona admires Mrs. Rich's birthstone ring and wants one of her own. "Color Me Green" (The Magic Color Part 2), art by Ernie Colon (?);Richie, Cadbury, and Gloria defeat the crooks at the mint and restore the color of Richie's money. "The Hat," art by Ernie Colon (?);Richie has a difficult time getting home with his father's new hat. "The Safe Way!" text story. "Prettier Than a Picture," art by Ernie Colon (?);Reggie wants to make a good impression on movie star Gretta La Goodie. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #10
    Richie Rich Riches (1972) 10
  • Issue #106
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 106

    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #106 (120 pgs), with Phantom cover art by Don Newton. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80sr. It features: an ad for Houstoncon '74; "Scorchy Smith, The Strip That Fame Forgot" by Keith Gebers; a feature on The Thing from Another World (film) by James Van Hise; Wood's World strip by Wally Wood; "Comic Collector's Comments" by Howard P. Siegel; super-villain word search; reviews of Frankenstein: The True Story and Westworld by James Van Hise; "The Williamson Collector"; fanzine reviews; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Edited by G. B. Love. 1.25 cover price. Circulation: 2,000. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #236
    Sad Sack (1949) 236
    Published Jan 1974 by Harvey.
  • Issue #75
    Sad Sack Laugh Special (1958) 75

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  • Issue #15
    Scamp (1967 Gold Key) 15
  • Issue #15MJ
    Scamp (1967 Gold Key) Mark Jewelers 15MJ

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  • Issue #15
    Scamp (1967 Whitman) 15

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    Whitman logo edition; new cover Cover price $0.20.

  • Jan 1974
    Science Fiction Adventure Classics (1969 Digest) Jan 1974

    January 1974. Stories by Lyle D. Gunn, Ed Earl Repp, Polton Cross, Thornton Ayre, Nat Schachner, Maurice Duclos, Arthur R. Tofte, F. Orlin Tremaine, Eando Binder, Nelson S. Bond. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #91
    Sex to Sexty (1965) 91
    Published 1974 (est.) by S.R.I. Publishing.

    "Sex to Sexty: Frozen Wastes!" Men's Magazine with adult jokes and cartoons. 64 pages, text, with B&W illustrations Cover price $1.50.