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Comic books April 1976

  • Issue #68
    150 New Cartoons (1969) 68

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  • Issue #8
    Action (1976 IPC) 1st Series 8

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    Hook Jaw - 32 pages, B&W. NOTE: This series was eventually cancelled in the UK for too much violence and blood for a comic book.

  • Issue #9
    Action (1976 IPC) 1st Series 9

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    Hook Jaw - 32 pages, B&W. NOTE: This series was eventually cancelled in the UK for too much violence and blood for a comic book.

  • Issue #10
    Action (1976 IPC) 1st Series 10

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    Hook Jaw - 32 pages, B&W. NOTE: This series was eventually cancelled in the UK for too much violence and blood for a comic book.

  • Issue #11
    Action (1976 IPC) 1st Series 11

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    Hook Jaw - 32 pages, B&W. NOTE: This series was eventually cancelled in the UK for too much violence and blood for a comic book.

  • Issue #458
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 458
    Published Apr 1976 by DC.

    Cover by Bob Oksner. "Make Me a Super-Hero!", script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Tex Blaisdell; In order to boost his networks ratings, UBC president Samuel Tanner orders Dr. Peter Silverstone to create a new super-hero for them to feature, and is rewarded with Blackrock, who becomes a foe of Superman. "Masquerade of the Nutty Kid!", script by Elliot S! Maggin, art by Mike Grell; Lex Luthor fires a hypno-beam at Black Canary, inducing her to want to kill Green Arrow. But she hypnotizes herself into believing Lex Luthor is Green Arrow, and attacks him. Luthor teleports away, and the desire to kill leaves Black Canary; Green Arrow turns up moments later, and, after a reunion, he and Black Canary find Danny Harris in the cargo section of Luthors helicopter. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #458MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Variant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. Make Me a Super-Hero! starring Superman and Blackrock, script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Tex Blaisdell. Masquerade of the Nutty Kid! starring Green Arrow, Black Canary, and Lex Luthor, script by Elliot S! Maggin, art by Mike Grell. 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #444
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 444

    "And Death Bofore Dishonor" First 30-cent cover priced issue. Cover art by Jim Aparo. And Death Before Dishonor, script by Paul Levitz and Gerry Conway (dialogue, second half), art by Jim Aparol; Aquaman battles Karshon and Ocean Master. Aquafamily, art by Jim Aparo; panels from other stories. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #444MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. First 30-cent cover priced issue. Cover art by Jim Aparo. And Death Before Dishonor, script by Paul Levitz and Gerry Conway (dialogue, second half), art by Jim Aparol; Aquaman battles Karshon and Ocean Master. Aquafamily, art by Jim Aparo; panels from other stories. 36 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #228
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 228
  • Issue #5
    Adventures on the Planet of the Apes (1975) 5

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    Adaptation of the movie; reprints PotA magazine in color Ploog art; Tuska art Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #5
    Adventures on the Planet of the Apes (1975) 30 Cent Variant 5

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    30 cent cover price variant with starburst price style. Richard Buckler cover with Klaus Janson inks. Adaptation of the movie, reprinted from PotA Magazine #5. Doug Moench script, George Tuska pencils. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #59
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 59

    Last 25-cent cover price issue. Cover pencils by Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua], inks by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Brainwave Blows Up! starring the All Star Super Squad, script by Gerry Conway and Paul Levitz (plot assist), pencils by Ric Estrada (designer) and Wally Wood (artist), inks by Wally Wood; The villain the combined JSA/ Super Squad is facing is none other than one of the JSA's old foes, Brainwave, in a new body; Together, alongside a newly rejuvenated Per Degaton (another old JSA foe), they cause major trouble for our heroes, but the heroes prevail and defeat the two foes as a new menace emerges. The Cup Cake Caper Hostess ad starring Shazam, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Justice for All Includes Children public service announcement starring Superman, art by Neal Adams. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #155
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 155
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    "Whodunit!" Script by Len Wein. Art by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by John Romita. In shocking fashion the co-developer of the Worldwide Habitual Offender database is found murdered in his research lab! And the task of finding the killer falls to none other than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! The web-slinger scours the city searching for suspects! But the trail of clues leads back to the lab! Who is the killer? Who indeed! Cameo appearances by Joe Robertson and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 530,714; average paid circulation 273,773. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 132. A 30-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #155
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 30 Cent Variant 155
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
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    • Label #1350195021

    30 cent cover variant with starburst price style. "Whodunit!" Script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 132. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #155MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 155MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #11
    Amazing World of DC Comics (1974) 11

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    This issue includes the following: an "interview" with Sinestro by E. Nelson Bridwell and Anthony Tollin; a piece on heroes who operate outside the law; a letter by Bob Rodi; "Beware the Brotherhood of Crime" (an 18-page unused story for Secret Society of Super Villains) by Gerry Conway, Ric Estrada, and Pablo Marcos; a history of Eclipso; Dick Dillion looks back at the JLA, the Blackhawks, and other favorites; and more. Cover by Dick Dillin. Cover price $1.50.

  • Vol. 2 #65
    Amra (1959) fanzine Vol. 2 #65

    Amra Vol. 2, #65, October, 1975. Phil Hawkins & Roy G. Krenkel cover art. This issue features L. Sprague de Camp, Roy G. Krenkel, Leialoha, Ray Capella, more. Amra was a two-time Hugo winner. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 20 pages.

  • Vol. 2 #66
    Amra (1959) fanzine Vol. 2 #66

    Amra Vol. 2, #66, April, 1976. Roy G. Krenkel cover art. This issue features L. Sprague de Camp, Roy G. Krenkel, Jeff Jones, and more. Amra was a two-time Hugo winner. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 28 pages.

  • Vol. 96 #4
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 96 #4

    April 1976. Cover by Mike Hinge. Stories: "Children of Dune" (conclusion) by Frank Herbert, "Rebounder" by Hayford Peirce, "Transfigurement" by Bob Buckley, and "Quarry" by Mary H. Schaub. Science Fact article, "The Breeds of Man" by L. Sprague de Camp. Illustrations by Kelly Freas, Vincent Di Fate, Nevin Washington, and John Schoenherr,. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #252
    Archie (1943) 252

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. Stories by Frank Doyle, Joe Edwards and Bob Montana. Art by Harry Lucey, Chic Stone, Joe Edwards, Bob Montana and Jon D'Agostino. Archie decides his father needs to retire from working around the house and takes over doing his chores. As usual, things don't quite work out as expected in "Retirement Blues"! Plus: Li'l Jinx in the half-pager "No Schooling!" by Joe Edwards; Oscar is Archie's living alarm clock in the quarter-pager "Archie's Gag Bag" by Bob Montana; Archie offers to teach Midge how to ice skate, but Moose is less than happy with the idea in "On Thin Ice"; a chat about exercise leads the boys to Betty, who talks a lot with her hands, in "Talk Tough"; and a romantic trip to the mountains with Archie starts with the proper attire as Veronica shops for clothes in "The Season's the Reason"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #82
    Archie and Me (1964) 82

    First 30-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Joe Edwards. "Dear Old Dad," script by Dick Malmgren, art by Joe Edwards; A casual remark made by Mr. Weatherbee gets misinterpreted by the student body. "Cleaning Up" half-page Li'l Jinx story, script and art by Joe Edwards. Archie's Gag Bag, script and pencils by Bob Montana, inks by Joe Edwards. Statement of Ownership; Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months. 341,911; Actual no. of copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 336,048. "The Feathered Shaft," script by Dick Malmgren, art by Joe Edwards; Archie's archery practice is proving hazardous to Mr. Weatherbee's health. "Meet You at the Club," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; The school board is investigating Mr. Weatherbee for being too disciplinary. "Ham on Rye," script by George Gladir, art by Bob Bolling; Mr. Weatherbee wants to be a part of Archie's school play whether Archie wants it or not. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #17
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 17

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    "The Constant Enemy!"; Archie is prepared to fight any guy why tries to get between him and Veronica. "Rocket Racket," art by Samm Schwartz; Dilton has spent a year giving a mouse a new vitamin treatment. "The Matchmaker"; Archie promises to get Peewee a date. "Strange Adventure"; Little Archie and Little Jughead meet the ghost of Long John Silver. "Switchcraft," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica is so glad Betty has a date with Archie because he's become so dull and predictable. "What's My Crime?", script by Sy Reit, art by Bob White; Archie is arrested for stealing $500 from the student fund. "The Plot Thickens!", script by Sy Reit, art by Bob White; Betty and Veronica investigate the robbery and Archie and Jughead are nervous they will learn something. "Ignorance Is Bliss!", script by Frank Doyle, art by Bob White; Veronica is worried that Archie looked in a bag that contained his birthday gift. "A Cool Contest," script and art by Dexter Taylor; Little Veronica can only take one boy with her family so Little Archie and Little Reggie decide whoever is brave enough to jump into the icy-cold Carson's Creek first wins. 164 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #23
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 23
  • Issue #245
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 245

    Last 25-cent cover price. The World of Jughead. "Ice Skate Incident"; Jughead has trouble ice skating. "Fan Out!" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Helping Hand"; Jughead asks to spend the night with the Andrews while his house is being painted, but turns out to be a poor house guest. "How to Treat the Boy of Your Choice," art by Samm Schwartz; Professor Jughead gives a lecture to the girls in town about the proper way to treat a boy - with very questionable ideas. "Sight Flight," script by George Gladir, art by Samm Schwartz; When the boys enter a girl watching contest, Jug has them beat hands down until he sees Ethel. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #244
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 244

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Label Me Snob, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty tries to prove that there's no difference in quality between Veronica's expensive designer coat and the cheap copy from Al's Discount House. Hostess Cupcakes ad with Josie. Follow The Bouncing Ball, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty's mother tells her that she used to chase her father just like Betty chases Archie. How Sweet It Is, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty gives Archie fresh honey from her uncle's farm. Veronica isn't pleased when she's told that Archie is "with his honey." 36 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #219
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 219
  • Issue #39
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 39
  • Issue #146
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 146
    • Signed by writer Marv Wolfman (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    "The Assassin Never Fails!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Tony Isabella. Pencils by Keith Pollard (pages 1-3) and Don Heck. Inks by John Tartaglione. Cover by Gil Kane and Al Milgrom. While Dr. Donald Blake performs surgery on the star-spangled avenger; Hawkeye, Iron Man, and the Vision stand guard outside the operating room. But the clever Assassin infiltrates the hospital and knocks out the three Avengers! Now the diabolical Assassin is seconds away from finishing off Dr. Blake and the Sentinel of Liberty! The Avengers are going to need an operating room miracle to survive! Cameo appearances by the Beast, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Wasp, and Yellowjacket. (Note: A 30-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #146
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 30 Cent Variant 146

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    30 cent variant with starburst price style. "The Assassin Never Fails!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Tony Isabella. Pencils by Keith Pollard (pages 1-3) and Don Heck. Inks by John Tartaglione. Cover by Gil Kane and Al Milgrom. The Avengers take on the diabolical Assassin, while Captain America lies unconscious on an operating table! Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #146MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 146MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. This is the regular 25 cent edition. There is also a 30 cent variant edition that had limited distribution. The Avengers continue battling the Assassin in "The Assassin Never Fails!" Script by Tony Isabella, pencils by Keith Pollard (pages 1-3) and Don Heck (story pages 4-18), inks by John Tartaglione. Cover pencils by Gil Kane. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #146
    Avengers (1963 1st series) National Book Store Variants 146

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    National Bookstore Variants. Philippine Edition. English Language. "The Assassin Never Fails!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Tony Isabella. Pencils by Keith Pollard (pages 1-3) and Don Heck. Inks by John Tartaglione. Cover by Gil Kane and Al Milgrom. While Dr. Donald Blake performs surgery on the star-spangled avenger; Hawkeye, Iron Man, and the Vision stand guard outside the operating room. But the clever Assassin infiltrates the hospital and knocks out the three Avengers! Now the diabolical Assassin is seconds away from finishing off Dr. Blake and the Sentinel of Liberty! The Avengers are going to need an operating room miracle to survive! Cameo appearances by the Beast, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Wasp, and Yellowjacket.

  • Issue #152UK
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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 #133
    Avengers (1973-1976 Marvel UK) 133

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

  • Issue #134
    Avengers (1973-1976 Marvel UK) 134

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

  • Issue #135
    Avengers (1973-1976 Marvel UK) 135

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

  • Issue #136
    Avengers (1973-1976 Marvel UK) 136

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    Title: The Avengers and the Savage Sword of Conan. Written by Roy Thomas. Art by Rich Buckler and Ernie Chua. Lettering by Jean Simek. 8-in. x 11-in., 36 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #19
    Barney and Betty Rubble (1973) 19
  • Issue #274
    Batman (1940) 274
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Hostess Cup Cakes ad starring Captain Marvel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Gotham City Treasure Hunt! starring Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); Batman must face a group of villains involved in an international crime contest. Justice for All Includes Children, 2 public service announcement, art by Neal Adams. Letter from Adam Castro. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #274MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 274MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Hostess Cup Cakes ad starring Captain Marvel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Gotham City Treasure Hunt! starring Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); Batman must face a group of villains involved in an international crime contest. Justice for All Includes Children, 2 public service announcement, art by Neal Adams. Letter from Adam Castro. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #4
    Batman Family (1975 1st Series) 4

    Giant-size issue. Batgirl stars in "Cage Me or Kill Me!" Script by Elliot Maggin, pencils by Pablo Marcos, inks by Vince Colletta. Robin stars in "Robin's White Very Christmas!" Script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Jose Delbo, inks by Vince Colletta. Reprint back-up stories: Batman stars in "Batman Meets Fatman" (from Batman 113); Batman, Robin, and the Elongated Man star in "The Secret War of the Phantom General" with script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella (from Detective 343). One-page ad with Neal Adams art. Ernie Chan (as "Ernie Chua") cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #797
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  • Issue #798
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  • Issue #799
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  • Issue #800
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  • Issue #8
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  • Issue #57
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  • Issue #58
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  • Issue #59
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  • Issue #60
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