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Comic books April 1974

  • Issue #434
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 434
    Published Apr 1974 by DC.

    Cover by Nick Cardy. "The Krypton Connection!", script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta; The Kryptonians Dr. Xadu and Zeda trick Clark Kent into a dentist chair where they reveal that they have returned to Earth and have placed Superman under their control. "Zatanna's Double Identity!", script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Zatanna accidentally gives herself the powers and personality of Black Canary, causing Green Arrow problems when the real Black Canary becomes jealous. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #434MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 434MJ

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  • Issue #432
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 432
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    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Anguish of... the Spectre, script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (art continuity), art by Jim Aparo; The Spectre hunts down the vicious killers of businessman Adrian Sterling and discovers the main culprit is the Vice-President of the company. Night of the Slaves starring Captain Fear, script by Steve Skeates, art by Alex Nino. 36 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #432MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Anguish of... the Spectre, script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (art continuity), art by Jim Aparo; The Spectre hunts down the vicious killers of businessman Adrian Sterling and discovers the main culprit is the Vice-President of the company. Night of the Slaves starring Captain Fear, script by Steve Skeates, art by Alex Nino. 36 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #202
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 202
  • Issue #131
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 131
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    "My Uncle...My Enemy?" Part 2 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. In an unbelievable development, Aunt May is about to marry Dr. Octopus! What?! The wondrous wall-crawler rushes to Westchester to crash the wedding! But that won't be necessary, because Hammerhead rends it asunder all by himself! In the chaos that ensues, Doc Ock and Aunt May flee via helicopter to a small Canadian island...that happens to be home to a nuclear power plant! Also during the mêlée, the quick-thinking web-slinger hitches a ride on Hammerhead's chopper! Eventually all parties arrive north of the border and the final free-for-all begins...right next to the atomic reactor! Oh my, what a disastrous mix! How is the wall-crawler going to prevent a nuclear meltdown much less save his dear Aunt May? Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, Ned Leeds, Joe Robertson, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: Hammerhead and Dr. Octopus continue their vendetta against each other and the web-slinger in Amazing Spider-Man 157. The letters page includes Marvel Value Stamp series A #34 Mr. Fantastic by Jack Kirby. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 108.) 32 pages. 20 cent cover price. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #131MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 131MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Doctor Octopus to marry Aunt May?!? And Hammerhead too in "My Uncle--My Enemy?" Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia. Gil Kane cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 108. The letters page has Marvel Value Stamp series A # 34: Mr. Fantastic (of the Fantastic Four). Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 47 #6
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  • Vol. 2 #35
    Amra (1959) fanzine Vol. 2 #35
    Published 1974 (est.) by George H. Scithers.

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  • Vol. 93 #2
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 93 #2

    April 1974. Cover by John Schoenherr. Stories: "Earth, Air, Fire and Water"(Conclusion) by Stephen Nemeth and William Walling, "Hot Spot" by Brenda Pearce, "The Time-Traveler" by Spider Robinson, "A Kind of Murder" by Larry Niven, and "Scholarly Correspondence" by Charles Eric Maine. Science Fact article: "Extraterrestrial Organic Matter" by Louis Lenhard. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.60.

  • Vol. 93 #4
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 93 #4

    June 1974. Cover by Kelly Freas. Stories: "Stargate"(Part 1) by Tak Hallus, "A Song for Lya" by George R. R. Martin, "Aberrant" by Sydney J. Van Scyoc, "The Fourth-Hour Fugue" by Alfred Bester, and "Death Sentence" by William T. Silent. Science Fact article: "Let There Be Light!" by Thomas A. Easton. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #234
    Archie (1943) 234

    First 25c cover priced issue. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. Stories by Frank Doyle and Joe Edwards. Art by Harry Lucey, Joe Edwards, Chic Stone and unknown. Betty and Veronica take Archie's genuine Maori war club away from him in "Clubs Are Trumps"! Plus: Li'l Jinx looks for something to bring to school for show and tell in the 2-pager "Who's Excited" by Joe Edwards; Archie and Jughead dream of becoming adventurers in "The Adventurers"; Archie becomes angry when everyone responds to his questions with more questions in "The Answer Man"; and Archie and Jughead find some old kilts and decide to wear them in "On the Prowl"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #64
    Archie and Me (1964) 64
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    "Vacation Deflation"; Mr. Weatherbee picks an out-of-the-way mountain lodge to spend his winter vacation in order to be sure to get away from Archie. Archie Club News. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1973. Average paid circulation for the previous 12 months was 190,982. Single issue closest to filing date was 212,584. "Worry Scurry"; Archie thinks Mr. Weatherbee is going to call his parents about a bad report card, so he tries to get on Mr. Weatherbee's good side. As usual, no good deed goes unpunished. "The Cuisine Scene"; Archie causes a commotion when he enrolls in a cooking class at school. "Fat Cat!" one-page Li'l Jinx story, script and art by Joe Edwards. Archie Comics Digest ad. "Distort Report"; Archie and his friends set up an elaborate hoax to convince Mr. Weatherbee to call off school so that they can prepare a surprise party to celebrate his 25 years in teaching. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #15
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 15

    First 25-cent issue. Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino. A Winner Never Quits... A Quitter Never Wins!, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie gives up on trying to beat the school's best wrestler, The Crusher, until Coach Clayton gives him a homework assignment that turns him around and makes him determined to win. The New Moose, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Moose confesses to an act of vandalism in Mr. Weatherbee's office; Archie thinks Moose is covering for someone. The Big Put-Down, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mario Acquaviva; When Archie's friends are griping about how much they hate school, he shows us what they really think by conjuring up a devilish new student who tries to tempt them into defacing the school. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #5
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 5

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    First 60-cent issue. "Muscle Bound!"; Archie is trying to get in shape in the school hallways which causes problems with the faculty. "Plant Strife," art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead wants to buy a rubber plant for his mom's birthday, but they cost too much so he goes to the Lodge mansion hoping Mr. Lodge might give him one cheaper. "Volley Dollies," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The volleyball coach is trying to get the girls worked up to play hard, but they're more interested in their new uniforms. "The Fault Finder," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Archie is telling people how to improve their games by fixing flaws he sees in their techniques. "Webfooted Warbler," script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Archie is worried that his frog, Elvis, is sick so he takes him to school. "The Olden Daze," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica is wearing the very latest fashion fad, the granny dress. "The Music Man," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Reggie finds out Jughead plays the clarinet really well, but Jughead doesn't want other people to know about it and Reggie tries to turn this to his advantage. "Bowl Goal," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty and Veronica are having a bowling grudge match, winner asks Archie to the dance. 164 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #220
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 220

    Last 20-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. A Star Is Born, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty is cast as a "teen-age temptress" in a play; All her friends laugh at the idea that innocent, sweet Betty could play a femme fatale. The Maverick, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty is infatuated with a strange new man who skirts both the law and propriety and doesn't care. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #195
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 195
  • Issue #3
    Aristokittens (1971 Gold Key) 3

    Cover art by Sparky Moore. The Dream Bus, art by Sparky Moore; The Aristokittens and a tabby cat have an adventure on a bus. The Fall Guys, art by Sparky Moore; The Alley Cats meet Stan Earl Garter, a famous detective story writer. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3MJ
    Aristokittens (1971 Gold Key) Mark Jewelers 3MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover art by Sparky Moore. The Dream Bus, art by Sparky Moore; The Aristokittens and a tabby cat have an adventure on a bus. The Fall Guys, art by Sparky Moore; The Alley Cats meet Stan Earl Garter, a famous detective story writer. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #23
    Astonishing Tales (1970) 23

    Last 20-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Mike Esposito. Conquerors Three!, script by Tony Isabella, pencils by Dick Ayers and Jack Kirby (Strange Tales #89 reprint), inks by Dick Ayers; Dr. Vault uses his power to summon Fin Fang Foom to help him defeat It, the Living Colossus so that he can take over it's body; Bob O'Bryan, cast out of It's body because of the mental energy expended, uses Felix Simon to drive him closer to the body of It so that he can again take control. Stan Lee's Soapbox. Article on the first "The Lost World" movie. Promo for Fantastic Four #145, pencils by Gil Kane. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #23MJ
    Astonishing Tales (1970) Mark Jewelers 23MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Last 20-cent cover price. It, the Living Colossus stars in "Conquerors Three!" Script by Tony Isabella, art by Dick Ayers. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 54 (Shanna the She-Devil). Gil Kane cover pencils. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #122
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 122
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    "Trapped in Outer Space!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Bob Brown. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita. Mere seconds ago Earth's Mightiest Heroes invaded Cornelius Van Lunt's New Jersey warehouse! But little did they realize the warehouse was actually a spaceship! And now five avengers and seven renegade zodiac are rocketing into outer space! Will the Avengers find their destiny written in the stars? Hopefully not like this! Fortunately though, another rebellious zodiac member, Libra, steals Taurus' star-cruiser and rescues both the heroes and the villains! And that sets the stage for one last free-for-all between the Avengers and the Zodiac! Can Thor, Shell-Head, T'Challa, Mantis, Wanda, and the Vision finally knock down the twelve houses of the Zodiac? Last 20¢ issue. (Notes: The cover to Avengers 122 is widely considered one of Gil Kane's best for Marvel. The Avengers on the cover are busting through pages from issue 120. The letters page contains a letter from comics artist Rick Hoberg. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #81 The Vision by John Buscema.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #122MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 122MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Last 20-cent cover price. The Avengers continue battling the Zodiac in "Trapped in Outer Space!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Mike Esposito. Avengers roll call: Thor, Iron Man, the Scarlet Witch, Mantis, the Swordsman, the Black Panther, and the Vision. Letter to the editor from comic artist Rick Hoberg. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 71 (The Vision by John Buscema). Gil Kane/John Romita Sr. cover. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #128UK
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    Published 1974 (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 #255
    Batman (1940) 255
    Published Apr 1974 by DC.
    • 2.75" Spine split from bottom.

    New story, "Moon of the Wolf." (script by Len Wein, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano; 20 pages). Reprints: "The First Batman" (script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane; from Detective # 325), "The Duped Domestics" (art by Jerry Robinson; from Batman # 22), Batgirl guest stars in "The True-False Face of Batman" (script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Sid Greene; from Detective # 363), Robin in "Crazy-Quilt Comes Back!" (script by France E. Herron, art by Jim Mooney; from Star-Spangled Comics # 123), and "The Outsider Strikes Again" (script by Gardner Fox; from Detective # 340). Letters to the editor from comics writers Elliot S. Maggin and Mike Barr. Adams cover (with Nick Cardy). Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #255MJ
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  • Issue #693
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  • Issue #694
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  • Issue #695
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  • Issue #696
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  • Issue #20
    Beagle Boys (1964 Gold Key) 20

    The Beagle Boys in "Beagle Bloopers" and "Fakery in the Bakery. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #20MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Beagle Boys in "Beagle Bloopers" and "Fakery in the Bakery. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #20
    Beagle Boys (1972 Whitman) 20

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #42
    Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 Gold Key) 42

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  • Issue #42MJ
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  • Issue #42
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1971 Whitman) 42

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  • Issue #56
    Betty and Me (1966) 56
  • Issue #53
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 Gold Key) 53

    The evil that lurked in the forest was deadlier than the evil in their hearts! Featuring: 7 page story "Forest of Evil" drawn by Frank Bolle. Plus: 8 page story "Molten Fury" drawn by Win Mortimer; 1 page text story "Who Lies Here?"; 4 page story "Tender Feelings" drawn by Jose Delbo; 6 page story "The Bronco Buster" drawn by Oscar Novelle. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #53
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (Whitman) 53
  • Issue #11
    Bullwinkle (1962 Dell/Gold Key) 11

    Stories by various. Art by various. Featuring the tales "Mastermind Moose," "Pie-Yi-Yi," "Rebel Rousers" and "A Signal Discovery"! Starring Bullwinkle, Rocky, Boris, Natasha, Dudley Do-Right, Horse, Nell Fenwick, Snidely Whiplash, Peabody, Sherman, George Washington, Hessians and Fearless Leader! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #11
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #36
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    Issue 36, April, 1974. Edgar Rice Burroughs fanzine."Tarzan In Pellucidar. 8.5" x 11", 28 pages, black and white.

  • Issue #1
    California Comics (1974) 1

    Story, art, and cover by Bob Sidebottom, Ed Watson, John A. Williams, Scott Shoaw, Will A. Meuginot, Lucie Severino, Robert Kline, and Han Hale. Stories built upon the dreamy, stony and erotic sensibility of the 60's and 70's counterculture. 7-in. x 10-in., 36 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #172
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 172
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    Last 20-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Gil Kane and John Romita (layouts), inks by Frank Giacoia. The original X-Men appear in "Believe It or Not: The Banshee!", script by Mike Friedrich (plot assist) and Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Vinnie Colletta; After escaping from Moonstone and a police manhunt, Captain America and the Falcon follow a lead and hitchhike to Nashville, Tennessee to investigate Moonstone's background; In Nashville, they encounter the Banshee, who believes they are criminals looking to capture him; The Banshee uses his shrill mutant powers; Cyclops intervenes; Marvel Girl takes Captain America and the Falcon to Professor X. Story continues from The Avengers #111. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 43 (The Enchantress). 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #172MJ
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 172MJ

    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Last 20-cent cover price. The original X-Men appear in "Believe It or Not: The Banshee!" Script by Mike Friedrich and Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 43 (The Enchantress). Cover by John Romita Sr. (layout) and Gil Kane/Frank Giacoia. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    1st Edition - 1st printing.

    By Stephen King.

    Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates. Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her power and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered Carrie a chance to be a normal and go to her senior prom. But another act--of ferocious cruelty--turned her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates would never forget.

    Hardcover, 200 pages, Text Only.

  • Issue #7404
    CARtoons (1959 Magazine) 7404

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    # 76. Black and white; 48 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Cities and Scenes from the Ancient World HC (1974 Owlswick Press) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Roy G. Krenkel. Roy G. Krenkel draws in a classic, fine-art, Old Master style that is rarely seen these days. Here are 180 of his best sketches, drawings, and paintings on historical sublects and settings. Hardcover, 10-in. x 13-in., 82 pages, B&W. Cover price $16.00.

  • Issue #765
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  • Issue #766
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