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Comic books March 1976

  • Issue #72
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  • Issue #457
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 457
    Published Mar 1976 by DC.

    First 30-cent cover price. Cover by Bob Oksner. "Superman, You're Not Clark Kent - and I Can Prove It!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Tex Blaisdell; Pete Rosss son is endangered by a disease and the lack of his will to live, so Superman tries to give Jon Ross what he most wants to know, the revelation of his secret identity; But Jon wont believe that the Man of Steel is really Clark Kent; Superman battles Whirlicane. "Flight of the Nutty Kid!", script by Elliot S! Maggin, art by Mike Grell; Black Canary stops a kidnapping of the Nutty Kid alias Lex Luthor. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #457MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 457MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. Superman, You're Not Clark Kent -- and I Can Prove It!, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Tex Blaisdell; Superman reveals his secret identity to Jonathan Ross, battles Whirlicane. Flight of the Nutty Kid! starring Green Arrow, Black Canary, and Lex Luthor, script by Elliot S! Maggin, art by Mike Grell. 36 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #227
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 227

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  • Issue #35
    Amazing Adventures (1970 2nd Series) 35

    Cover by Craig Russell. "The 24-Hour Man," script by Don McGregor, pencils by Craig Russell (layouts) and Keith Giffen (finished art), inks by Jack Abel; Atlanta, Georgia October 2019: Killraven and his Freemen cross paths with a woman who had been impregnated by a creature she has called G'Rath, a Martian mutate which can impregnate human females; This gets them caught up in a battle with the creature, and its off-spring, Emmanuel; Dubbed the 24-Hour Man because his 24 hour life span, Emmanuel is instantly drawn to Carmilla and kidnaps her to bring her to be G'Rath's next mate, before his time runs out; However, Killraven, M'Shulla and Old Skull work together to stop this from happening, Killraven killing G'Rath, and Emmanuel expiring after his 24-hour lifespan has ended. 36 pgs, full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #35UK
    Amazing Adventures (1970 2nd Series) UK Edition 35UK

    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. Cover by Craig Russell. "The 24-Hour Man," script by Don McGregor, pencils by Craig Russell (layouts) and Keith Giffen (finished art), inks by Jack Abel; Atlanta, Georgia October 2019: Killraven and his Freemen cross paths with a woman who had been impregnated by a creature she has called G'Rath, a Martian mutate which can impregnate human females; This gets them caught up in a battle with the creature, and its off-spring, Emmanuel; Dubbed the 24-Hour Man because his 24 hour life span, Emmanuel is instantly drawn to Carmilla and kidnaps her to bring her to be G'Rath's next mate, before his time runs out; However, Killraven, M'Shulla and Old Skull work together to stop this from happening, Killraven killing G'Rath, and Emmanuel expiring after his 24-hour lifespan has ended. 36 pgs, full color. $0.25.

  • Issue #154
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 154

    "The Sandman Always Strikes Twice" Script by Len Wein. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Mike Esposito and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by John Romita. The Sandman is back on the block! And stealing an experimental cryogenic converter for a mysterious crime boss! The charter member of the Frightful Four easily breaks into the research complex! But instead of absconding with the converter, the Sandman lays a trap for the spectacular one (to even the score after his defeat in Marvel Team-Up 40)! When the web-slinger shows up, the showdown begins! It's another rock 'em sock 'em battle between the Amazing Spider-Man and the Sandman! Cameo appearances by Doctor Octopus and the Kingpin. (Notes: The Sandman appears next in Fantastic Four 176. The letters page includes letters from comics historian Peter Sanderson and comics publisher Dean Mullaney respectively. This issue contains a full-page ad for Hostess Cupcakes featuring Peter Parker, Mary Jane, and Man-Mountain Marko. The letters page also includes Marvel Value Stamp series B #49 Fantastic Four by John Buscema and Joe Sinnott. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 131.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #154MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 154MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Sandman Always Strikes Twice!" Script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito. Letter to the editor from Dean Mullaney (Eclipse Comics). The letters page also has Marvel Value Stamp series B #49: Fantastic Four. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 49 #5
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  • Vol. 96 #3
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 96 #3

    March 1976. Cover by Vincent Di Fate. Stories: "Children of Dune" (part 3 of 4) by Frank Herbert, "Field Test" by Keith Laumer, "Blessing in Disguise" by Herbie Brennan, and "A Penny's Worth" by Stephen Robinett. Science Fact article, "Every Now and Then a Gamma Pulse" by Margaret L. Silbar. Illustrations by Rick Bryant, Mike Gilbert, Jack Gaughan, and John Schoenherr,. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #12
    Andy Panda (1973 Gold Key) 12

    Featuring: 12 page Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken story "The Cloud Caper" pencilled by Jack Manning; 6 page Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken story "Hired Guns" pencilled by Jack Manning; 5 page Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken story "The Not-Yet News" pencilled by Jack Manning. Cover by Jack Manning and Larry Mayer. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #12
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  • Issue #251
    Archie (1943) 251

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    First 30c cover priced issue. Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Rudy Lapick. Stories by Frank Doyle, Dick Malmgren, Bob Montana, Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Harry Lucey, Chic Stone, Bob Montana, Joe Edwards and Jon D'Agostino. When Archie gets a job, he spends his paycheck as fast as he can without saving anything in "Money To Burn"! Plus: Li'l Jinx in the half-pager "A Hard Fact" by Joe Edwards; two newspaper strips with color added as the half-pager "Archie's Gag Bag" by Bob Montana; Reggie uses a white screen to throw snowballs at Archie and Mr. Weatherbee without being seen in "Hidden Ball Trick" (the first story pencilled for this title by Chic Stone, who had previously been working as Harry Lucey's inker); Miss Grundy berates the students for kissing in the hallway in "Lovey Dovey"; and Archie tries to make breakfast in the morning, but his mother is certain he's going to screw it up, in "Great Day In the Morning"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #34
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 34
  • Issue #244
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 244

    The World of Archie Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #243
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 243

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    First 30-cent cover price. Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. The Eyes Have It, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty acts very emotional over the slightest things. It's In The Bag, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Veronica brings a purse to school but misplaces it several times. My Ideal, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty describes the man she intends to marry to the Lodges, but doesn't understand why they laugh when she says her description matches Archie--when it doesn't at all. 36 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #218
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 218

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  • Issue #103
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 103

    First 30-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "Water Torture," pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Chic Stone; Veronica and Reggie conspire to drag Archie out into a driving rainstorm again and again, just because they can. Hostess snack cakes ad with Archie. "Warning," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Chic Stone; The minute word gets out that Archie has a date with Veronica at a swanky restaurant, everyone in the school scrupulously avoids Archie so he won't hit them up to borrow money. "Away With Women," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie manages to insult both Veronica and Betty in a single afternoon. "Quit Kicking," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie tries to teach some reckless kids a lesson. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #38
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 38
  • Issue #34
    Astonishing Tales (1970) 34

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Klaus Janson. And All the King's Madmen...Couldn't Put Deathlok Back Together Again..Or Could They?, script by Rich Buckler (Plot) and Bill Mantlo (Script), pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Klaus Janson; When Deathlok is unable to escape the explosive attached to his wrist his bionic arm is blown off and the rest of his body is damaged; Mike Travers manages to extract his body and the CIA fixes the damage and reprograms him to stop Simon Ryker (the Savior Machine). Promo for the album "Reflections of a Super-Hero!, art by John Romita. FOOM subscription promo advertising the issue of FOOM celebrating the return of Jack Kirby. Promo for Crazy Magazine. Superman Vs. the Amazing Spider-Man ad. Marvel-Hero Stick-Ons ad. Hostess Cup Cake ad with Spider-Man. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #34UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 34UK

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    Distributed in the United Kingdom (England). Exact copy of American edition except for cover price. Deathlok stars in "And All the King's Madmen Couldn't Put Deathlok Back Together Again--or Could They?" Script by Bill Mantlo, plot and pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Klaus Janson. Buckler/Janson cover.

  • Issue #145
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 145

    "The Taking of the Avengers!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Tony Isabella and Scott Edelman. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by John Tartaglione. Cover by Gil Kane and Dan Adkins. The Avengers series takes a two-issue hiatus from the Squadron Supreme saga. A mysterious elderly man hires the Assassin to kill Earth's Mightiest Heroes! How is a lone gunman going to take down the Avengers? He starts with an ambush of Captain America! And then sets a trap at the hospital for the shield-slinger's teammates! Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. Flashback cameos by the Grim Reaper, Magneto, Space Phantom, and Zzzax. (Note: This issue includes a full-page ad for Hostess Cupcakes featuring Mary Jane Watson and Spider-Man vs. Man-Mountain Marko.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #145MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 145MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #151UK
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    Published 1976 (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 #129
    Avengers (UK Magazine) 129

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    Title: The Avengers and the Savage Sword of Conan. Art and script by John Buscema and Roy Thomas. Inks by Ernie Chua. Lettering by John Costanza. 8-in. x 11-in., 36 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #130
    Avengers (UK Magazine) 130

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    Title: The Avengers and the Savage Sword of Conan

  • Issue #132
    Avengers (UK Magazine) 132

    Title: The Avengers and the Savage Sword of Conan. Written by Roy Thomas. Art by John Buscem. Lettering by John Costanza. 8-in. x 11-in., 36 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #273
    Batman (1940) 273
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). The Bank-Shot that Baffled Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Frank McLaughlin. Hostess Cup Cakes ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Justice for All Includes Children public service announcement starring Superman, art by Neal Adams. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #273MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 273MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Book length story, "The Bank Shot That Baffled Batman!" written by David V. Reed with art by Ernie Chua and inks by Frank McLaughlin. Neal Adams one-page public service ad, Superman in "Justice for All Includes Children!" Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 20 #1
    Baum Bugle A Journal of Oz (1957) Vol. 20 #1

    The Baum Bugle: A Journal of Oz (1976) Volume 20 #1 is published three times annually by The International Wizard of Oz Club.

  • Issue #28
    Beagle Boys (1964 Gold Key) 28

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    # on cover: 90129-603. Featuring: 13 page Beagle Boys story "The Great Beagle Break" starring the Beagle Boys, Intellectual-176, Captain Krispen [Double Agent ZZZ], Dum-Dum-321 (cameo), Beagle the Dip (cameo) and Banker Beagle, written by Vic Lockman and pencilled by Pete Alvarado; 12 page Beagle Boys story "Short Order Crook" starring the Beagle Boys, Half-Pint Beagle, Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, Grandma Duck, Chief O'Hara and Seven Dwarfs (cameo), written by Mark Evanier and pencilled by Pete Alvarado. Cover by Pete Alvarado and Bill Wright. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28
    Beagle Boys (1972 Whitman) 28

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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #56
    Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 Gold Key) 56

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  • Issue #115
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 115

    Featuring: 4 page story "Sarge Takes a Swinging Trip" starring Sarge Snorkel, Beetle Bailey, Rocky and General Halftrack; 3 page story "Rocket Talk" starring Captain Scabbard, Sarge Snorkel, General Halftrack, Lt. Fuzz and Dr. Finz; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "The Midnight Show"; 1 page Beetle Bailey story "The Search"; 4 page story "The Big Shot" starring General Halftrack, Captain Scabbard, Sarge Snorkel and Pvt. Blip; 1 page Beetle Bailey story "The Bug Bit"; 2 page Beetle Bailey text story "Command Decision"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "Lonely Day"; 3 page Beetle Bailey story "The Guerilla Chase." Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #73
    Betty and Me (1966) 73
  • Issue #1-1ST
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    1st printing. By Douglas G. Greene, Peter E. Hanff, Dick Martin, James E. Haff, and David L. Greene. The International Wizard of Oz Club presents a comprehensive reference book covering all the books in the Land of Oz series. This is a concise bibliographical checklist of the Oz Books by L. Frank Baum and his successors. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 108 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #125
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 125
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    • Label #1497188004

    Last 25-cent cover price. Cover by Jim Aparo. "Streets of Poison," script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; With a growing drug problem in Gotham City, Batman asks his friend Barry Allen to examine a sample of the newest supply to determine if it has the "Chan Connection," the connection being that its origin point is a small Southeast Asian nation under the rule of General Lin Chan, who they are dealing with to pay a large sum to have his drug crop destroyed instead of made into illegal drugs; As Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen make plans to go to this country to make their deal as part of "Operation: Junk Pile," criminal Ruth Tuck manages to use her acrobatic skills to escape from prison. The Cup Cake Caper Hostess snack cakes ad with Shazam. Justice for All Includes Children public service announcement with Superman, art by Neal Adams. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #125MJ
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 125MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Batman and the Flash star in "Streets of Poison." Script by Bob Haney, art and cover by Jim Aparo. Superman public service ad with art by Neal Adams. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #170
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 170
  • Issue #170
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Whitman) 170

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #195
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 195

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia. The Madbomb story continues in "It's 1984!", script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by D. Bruce Berry; In the Royalist Forces base, Captain America and the Falcon encounter Cheer Chadwick, an elite who forces the heroes to fight in the arena. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 42 (Hulk). Marvel Bullpen Bulletins. Hostess Cup Cakes ad starring Spider-Man. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #195MJ
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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #43
    Captain Marvel (1968 1st Series Marvel) 43

    Drax the Destroyer guest stars in "'Destroy! Destroy!' Screams the Destroyer." Script by Steve Englehart, co-plot and art by Al Milgrom. Letter to the editor from comic writer Jo Duffy. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 60 (Conan by Barry Windsor-Smith). Milgrom/Berni Wrightson cover. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #43MJ
    Captain Marvel (1968 1st Series Marvel) Mark Jewelers 43MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Drax the Destroyer guest stars in "'Destroy! Destroy!' Screams the Destroyer." Script by Steve Englehart, co-plot and art by Al Milgrom. Letter to the editor from comic writer Jo Duffy. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 60 (Conan by Barry Windsor-Smith). Milgrom/Berni Wrightson cover. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #68
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    Packed with over 200 laughs, a circus of fun. B&W.

  • Issue #29
    Cartoonist Profiles (1977) 29

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    March 1976. Cover blurb: "In this issue you will find an exclusive interview with Bud Blake, the creator of the much-admired comic strip, Tiger, which is distributed by King Features." Cover art by Bud Blake. Cover price $3.00. Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #33
    Cartoonist Profiles (1977) 33

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    March 1977. Cover blurb: "These action roughs of Raggedy Ann are reproduced from model sheets drawn by Tissa David, who animated the title character for the new full-length animation musical, 'Raggedy Ann & Andy.' Famed animator Grim Natwick writes a tribute to Tissa in this issue." Cover price $3.00. Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #9
    Casper Strange Ghost Stories (1974) 9
  • Issue #184
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 184

    Casper befriends a snowman who comes to life, then must find a way to stop him when he goes on a snowballing spree. 36 pages. Cover price $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #21
    Chamber of Chills (1972 Marvel) 21

    Cover inks by Tom Palmer. All reprints: Put Another Nickel In!!! (from Chamber of Darkness 6), script by Mimi Gold, art by Dick Ayers; Petty crook Jimmy DeParis kills a scientist during a robbery, and is later caught by the scientist's invention, which can predict the future. Tidal Wave of Fear (from Venus 18), script and art by Bill Everett; Venus uncovers a scheme by Neptune's daughter to sell houses on the coast and then destroy them by summoning tidal waves. The Girl with the Evil Eyes! (from Astonishing 63), art by Fred Kida; A man finds a voodoo amulet that is said to allow one to see into the future. Hostess Cup Cakes ad with Spider-Man, inks by Mike Esposito. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.