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Comic books April 1975

  • Issue #62
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  • Issue #446
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 446
    Published Apr 1975 by DC.

    Cover by Bob Oksner. "Batman and the Mummy" ad for Hostess Twinkies. "Clark Kent Calling Superman... Clark Kent Calling Superman!", script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Bob Oksner; Communist spies try to discover the secret of how Clark Kent summons Superman. "Billion-Dollar Bust!", script by Elliot S! Maggin, art by Mike Grell; Black Canary utters her Canary Cry and enables herself and Green Arrow to escape; Then both heroes have a showdown with Lucker and Noller and their gang at a point where a drug boat is being unloaded, and, with the help of the police, the crooks are caught and a billion-dollar drug raid is accomplished. Letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
    Addams Family (1974 Gold Key) 3

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    Comic book based on the 1970s Hanna Barbera cartoon version of the classic Addams Family TV show. Issue features The Addams Family in "Left In the Lurch" in which they try to help Lurch who has convinced his pen pal that he is a rock star. No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
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    Comic book based on the 1970s Hanna Barbera cartoon version of the classic Addams Family TV show. Issue features The Addams Family in "Left In the Lurch" in which they try to help Lurch who has convinced his pen pal that he is a rock star. No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #438
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 438

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Spectre Haunts the Museum of Fear, script by Michael Fleisher, pencils by Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua], inks by Jim Aparo; The Ghostly Guardian must halt the insane activities of the curator of the Museum of Natural History, who, in his spare time, has specific occupational people kidnapped and brought to the museum, where he treats the bodies for "special exhibits" he has constructed in the basement of the facility. Land of Magic starring the Seven Soldiers of Victory, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Tex Blaisdell. Knight After Knight starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Howard Chaykin. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #438MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Spectre Haunts the Museum of Fear, script by Michael Fleisher, pencils by Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua], inks by Jim Aparo; The Ghostly Guardian must halt the insane activities of the curator of the Museum of Natural History, who, in his spare time, has specific occupational people kidnapped and brought to the museum, where he treats the bodies for "special exhibits" he has constructed in the basement of the facility. Land of Magic starring the Seven Soldiers of Victory, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Tex Blaisdell. Knight After Knight starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Howard Chaykin. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #214
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 214
  • Issue #143
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 143
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    "...And the Wind Cries: Cyclone!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita. The irrepressible J. Jonah Jameson has been kidnapped in the City of Lights! So Joe Robertson and Peter Parker rush to Paris, France to rescue their boss! The treacherous search for the Daily Bugle publisher leads from the Place Vendôme to the Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower! Where the Amazing Spider-Man clashes with a new international adversary: The Cyclone! The whirlwind-like villain boasts that he has Jonah! And also that the web-slinger better meet the ransom demands…or face his own Waterloo! First appearance of the Cyclone. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, Flash Thompson, Liz Allan, Professor Miles Warren, and the Gwen Stacy clone. Flashback cameo by Mysterio. (Notes: This issue features the memorable first kiss between Peter and Mary Jane at Kennedy Airport. The letters page includes a letter from comics publisher Dean Mullaney. Giant-Size Spider-Man 4 featuring the third appearance of the Punisher was also published this month. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 120.) 32 pages. 25c cover price. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #143MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 143MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita. First appearance of the Cyclone in ...And The Wind Cries: Cyclone!, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt; Peter goes to Paris with Robbie Robertson and meets Cyclone; Gwen Stacy clone and Mysterio cameos. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 120. Letter to the editor from Dean Mullaney (Eclipse Comics). 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 95 #4
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 95 #4

    April 1975. Stories: "Lifeboat" (conclusion) by Gordon R. Dickson and Harry Harrison, "Crazy Oil" by Branda Pearce, "The Sixth Face" by Thomas Sullivan, "To Be or Knot To Be" by Alecs Baird, and "Doing Lennon" by Gregory Benford. Science Fact article, "The Economics of the Robot Revolution" by James S. Albus. Profile of artist Rich Sternbach. National Health Insurance debate with Alan E. Nourse (pro) and F. Paul Wilson (con). Cover by Rick Sternbach. Illustrations by Jack Gaughan, Rick Sternbach, John Schoenherr, and Kelly Freas. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #243
    Archie (1943) 243

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Rudy Lapick. Stories by Frank Doyle and unknown. Art by Harry Lucey & Chic Stone and Joe Edwards. Archie straps on his old snowshoes and ventures out in a blizzard to deliver some important papers for Mr. Lodge in "Race Against Time"! Plus: Miss Grundy Puzzle page drawn by Joe Edwards; Mr. Weatherbee orders the boys to stop throwing and catching things around the school halls in "Way To Go, Boy!"; Archie decides to apologize to Reggie for saying nasty things to him in "Clear Thinking"; and Archie declares that he's going to "play it cool" where Veronica is concerned, while Jughead calmly predicts that his buddy will just make a fool of himself as usual, in "It's a Cool Fool"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #73
    Archie and Me (1964) 73
  • Issue #24
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 24
  • Issue #11
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 11

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    "Leave It To Dad"; Fred takes a phone message for Archie but he can't remember if it is from Betty or from Veronica. "Spot Remover"; Jughead helps Betty start a fad where every girl wears a fake beauty mark. "Dyeing to Live"; Veronica asks Betty if it is true that blondes have more fun. "Mud Wise!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx tells Greg to be like Sir Walter Raleigh and put his coat over mud for a lady. "Fashion Frenzies," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob White; Archie is put in charge of organizing the school's big fashion show, and winds up promising three different girls--Veronica, Betty and Midge--that she can be the star of the show. "Mirror, Mirror," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Veronica buys a carnival fun-house mirror at an auction; The mirror has supernatural abilities which turn Betty and Veronica into the distorted images they see in the mirror. "Business Bungle," script and art by Bob Bolling; Inspired by all the advice-givers in TV and newspapers, Little Archie starts "Little Archie's Good Advice Business," offering advice to anyone who can pay him in jellybeans. "The Bad Penny," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Every time Mr. Lodge tries to spend some quality time with his daughter, Archie turns up and ruins everything. "Splinter Group," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Archie gets a splinter in his finger and Veronica takes him to the school nurse. 164 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #232
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 232

    The World of Archie Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #232
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 232

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. Compete Feat, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty is asked to model a line of fashionable outfits on the ski slopes, but Veronica is determined not to let her rival out-dress her. The Wet Look, script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Mr. Lodge doesn't have a working car, so he has to wait for a cab. When it starts to rain, Betty suggests that Veronica go bring her father an umbrella. Clean Sweep, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty is carrying an old-fashioned broom as a prop for a school play, and everyone makes jokes about how it makes her look like a witch. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #207
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 207
  • Issue #93
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 93
  • Issue #7
    Aristokittens (1971 Gold Key) 7

    Cover art by Sparky Moore. Nightmare Trail, art by Sparky Moore; Marie has a nightmare about Napoleon and Lafayette the country dogs. A Blitz By Fitz, art by Sparky Moore; O' Malley's little nephew, Fitz, visits with the Aristokittens and creates havoc in the house. The Royal Ambush, art by Sparky Moore; Scar Cat and his gang captivize O'Malley, who is then saved by the Aristokittens. High-Type Heroes, art by Sparky Moore; Berlioz and Toulouse climb on the 10th Street Bridge and are then rescued by the Alley Cats. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #29
    Astonishing Tales (1970) 29

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    Guardians of the Galaxy origin reprint from Marvel Super-Heroes 18. Script by Arnold Drake, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Mike Esposito. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #29MJ
    Astonishing Tales (1970) Mark Jewelers 29MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Guardians of the Galaxy origin reprint from Marvel Super-Heroes 18. Script by Arnold Drake, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Mike Esposito. Cover price $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 28UK
    Published 1975 (est.) by Marvel.

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    United Kingdom edition

  • Issue #134
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 134
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    "The Times That Bind!" Script by Steve Englehart. Art by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Joe Staton (finishes). Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Sinnott (with John Romita touch-ups). The Vision's trip through time marches on as the synthezoid avenger discovers the sad fate of the original Human Torch. After going nova in the 1950's, the torch's body remained dormant and missing for many years until the Mad Thinker located it. However, the twisted thinker just resurrected the torch in order to attack the Fantastic Four. After the FF's victory (in Fantastic Four Annual 4), the original Human Torch became inactive again…until someone else, someone even more evil, found the android body! Also traveling through time, Mantis and her teammates learn how the pacifist Kree and the Cotati worked together to defeat the militant Kree and the Star Stalker centuries ago. And then they observe how the Kree came to Earth to plant the Cotati in Vietnam years later. Meanwhile back in the present time at Avengers Mansion, a confident Scarlet Witch wins a brief skirmish against Moondragon. Origin of the Vision. Origin of Mantis. Cameo appearances by Agatha Harkness and Libra. Flashback cameos by Immortus, the Supreme Intelligence, Quasimodo, Toro, Ultron-5, and the Fantastic Four. Avengers Lineup: Iron Man, Hawkeye, Mantis, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #134MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 134MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The origin of the Vision in "The Times That Bind!" Script by Steve Englehart, breakdowns by Sal Buscema, inks by Joe Staton. Fantastic Four cameo. Scarlet Witch and Swordsman appearances. Gil Kane/Joe Sinnott cover (with John Romita Sr. touch-ups). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #140UK
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    Published 1975 (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 #262
    Batman (1940) 262
    Published Apr 1975 by DC.

    68-page giant. Always using fear to intimidate the criminal element, Batman must now face the Master of Fear, the sinister Scarecrow. "The Scarecrow's Trail of Fear!" Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Ernie Chan as "Ernie Chua," inks by Dick Giordano. Reprint: "The Round-Robin Death Trap!" Script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Sid Greene. Last of the giants in this series. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #262MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #21
    Batmania (1964 Fanzine) 21
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    24-page mimeographed magazine published by Biljo White. Features Batman Index. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 24 Pages B&W Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #22
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    24-page mimeographed magazine published by Biljo White. Features Batman Index. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 24 Pages B&W Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #24
    Beagle Boys (1964 Gold Key) 24

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    Featuring: 9 page Beagle Boys story "Million Dollar Stew" starring the Beagle Boys, Uncle Scrooge, Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Grandma Duck, written by Vic Lockman and pencilled by Pete Alvarado; 7 page Beagle Boys story "The Bubble Gum Bandits" starring the Beagle Boys and Straight Aunt Annie, written by Vic Lockman and pencilled by Pete Alvarado; 9 page Beagle Boys story "The Ruthless, Toothless Shark" starring the Beagle Boys, Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Uncle Scrooge, pencilled by Pete Alvarado. Cover by Pete Alvarado and Larry Mayer. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #24
    Beagle Boys (1972 Whitman) 24
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #49
    Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 Gold Key) 49
  • Issue #49
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #110
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 110

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    Featuring: 4 page story "The Sleepheads" starring Killer Diller, Sarge Snorkel, Plato, Beetle Bailey and Zero; 3 page Sarge Snorkel story "Rise And Shine"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Beetle's Goof"; 4 page Beetle Bailey story "Beetle Volunteers For A Soft Job"; 2 page Georgie the Boy Knight text story "Serpent Of The Lake!" starring Sir Georgie the Boy Knight, King Arthur, Sir Bragget and Queen Gwenievere, written by Mike Pellowski and drawn by George Wildman; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Short Break"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Memories"; 1 page Sarge Snorkel story "Wacked Out"; 1 page Beetle Bailey story "On The Spot." Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1
    Beowulf (1975 DC) 1
    Published Apr 1975 by DC.

    Featuring: 18 page Beowulf story "The Curse of Castle Hrothgar." Characters: Beowulf; Nan-Zee; Wiglaf; Hondscio; Unferth; Grendel; The Shaper. Written by Michael Uslan, with art by Ricardo Villamonte. Plus: 1 page Beowulf text article "An Epic Comes Home" written by Allan Asherman. Cover by Ricardo Villamonte. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #65
    Betty and Me (1966) 65
  • Issue #112
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 112

    Painted Cover by Warren Sattler. Stories by Joe Gill. Art by Warren Sattler and Fred Himes. Featuring Billy the Kid in "Stampede!" and "Gunslinger's Doom!" Plus: Apache Red tale "Any Injun Will Do!" And: 2-page text story "Kid Curry"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #213
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 213
  • Issue #60
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 Gold Key) 60

    Sealed up for eternity, a monster of fury emerges! Featuring: 7 page story "The Eternity Monster" drawn by Jose Delbo. Plus: 6 page story "Born to the Devil" drawn by Frank Bolle; 6 page story "Sam the Animal Man" drawn by John Celardo; 6 page story "Grandma Did It" drawn by Frank Bolle. NOTE: # on cover: 90053-504. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #60
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  • Issue #118
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 118

    First 25-cent cover price. Cover by Jim Aparo. "May the Best Man Die!", script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; In Sparta Prison, Batman and Commissioner Gordon try to talk a prisoner named Dubek into talking about his former employer the Joker or risk staying in solitary confinement, to which Dubek refuses; The Joker, knowing that eventually his former stooge may crack, decides to put a plan in motion to silence him; When Ted Grant puts on a boxing match for the prison, Dubek is picked to be the best prisoner fight the fight; The Joker puts a rare tropical disease into Dubek's water bucket; This also succeeds in infecting all the other prisoners, and a doctor gives them 72 hours to live. Hostess snack cakes ad starring Batman and the Mummy. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #118MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #13
    Brothers of the Spear (1972 Gold Key) 13

    # on cover: 90277-504. Painted cover art. Tree of Mystery, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Dan Spiegle; Dan-El and Tavane rescue three women from a Leopard Man attack; The three women, who are really priestesses of "The Tree of Mystery", ask to drink the cup of peace with them, but they betray them by using a pill to remove their memories; Dan-El and Tavane are then taken to the Tree to take care of it and to eventually be sacrificed to it; Natongo is able to find them because his little doctoress Sihamba knows of the Tree and can lead him and his men to the general area. Along the way they save Hubo, a little boy who had been kidnapped and left as a sacrifice to the the tree; He escaped and so was able to lead them directly to the tree; They manage to kill the guardian of the tree, but Mafuta dies in the battle; The priestesses hear the death cries of the guardian and catch up to everyone at the tree. Hostest Fruit Pie ad featuring Beep Beep and Wile E. Coyote. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #13
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    Whitman edition; Spiegel art Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Brute (1975 Atlas) 2
    Published Apr 1975 by Atlas.

    Cover art by Dick Giordano. Attack of the Reptile Men, script by Mike Fleisher, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Pablo Marcos; Frozen since the dawn of time, the Brute returns to face the Reptile Men, whose leader aims to take over the world. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #184
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 184

    The real Captain America is back in action in "Cap's Back!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Frank Giacoia and Mike Esposito. Letter to the editor from comics publisher Dean Mullaney. Gil Kane/John Romita Sr. cover. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #184MJ
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 184MJ

    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. The real Captain America is back in action in "Cap's Back!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Frank Giacoia and Mike Esposito. Letter to the editor from comics publisher Dean Mullaney. Gil Kane/John Romita Sr. cover. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #184UK
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) UK Edition 184UK

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    Distributed in the United Kingdom (England). Exact copy of american edition except for cover price. The real Captain America is back in action in "Cap's Back!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Frank Giacoia and Mike Esposito. Letter to the editor from comics publisher Dean Mullaney. Gil Kane/John Romita Sr. cover.

  • Issue #1975
    Cartoonist Reuben Awards Program 1975

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    The Cartoonist Reuben Awards Dinner Program (1975) is published by King Features. Join the National Cartoonist Society as they honor the best artist and writers of the year. Also featured are several articles by many prominent members of the NCS. 60 pages, color cover with blavk and white photos and illustrations, 8.30-in x 11-in.

  • Issue #7504
    CARtoons (1959 Magazine) 7504

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