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Comic books August 1976

  • Issue #26
    Action (1976 IPC) 1st Series 26

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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 #27
    Action (1976 IPC) 1st Series 27

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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 #28
    Action (1976 IPC) 1st Series 28

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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 #29
    Action (1976 IPC) 1st Series 29

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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 #462
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 462
    Published Aug 1976 by DC.

    Cover by Bob Oksner. "Super-War of Independence," script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Tex Blaisdell; To save his own life, Karb-Brak tricks Superman into going into the past and emerging in the year 1776. "This Is a Job for Superdog," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Al Milgrom; Krypto foils a gangland assassination attempt and is talked by Danny Victor into doing a dog food commercial on the Johnny Nevada show. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #462MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Variant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. Super-War of Independence starring Superman, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Tex Blaisdell. This Is A Job For Superdog starring Krypto, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Al Milgrom. 36 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #446
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 446

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Manta-Ray Means Murder! starring Aquaman, Black Manta, Mera, Aquagirl, Aquababy, Topo, and Robin [Dick Grayson], script by Paul Levitz (plot) and Martin Pasko (script), art by Jim Aparo; Aquaman battles Black Manta. Mind Over Murder starring the Creeper, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Joe Staton. 36 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #446MJ
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 446MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Manta-Ray Means Murder! starring Aquaman, Black Manta, Mera, Aquagirl, Aquababy, Topo, and Robin [Dick Grayson], script by Paul Levitz (plot) and Martin Pasko (script), art by Jim Aparo; Aquaman battles Black Manta. Mind Over Murder starring the Creeper, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Joe Staton. 36 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #232
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 232
  • Issue #7
    Adventures on the Planet of the Apes (1975) 7

    Ploog art; Alcala art; Nasser cover Adaptation of the 2nd movie; reprints PotA magazine in color Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    Adventures on the Planet of the Apes (1975) 30 Cent Variant 7

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    30 cent cover price variant with starburst price style. Michael Netzer [signed as Mike Nasser] cover with Klaus Janson inks. "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" 5-part movie adaptation begins, reprinted from PotA Magazine #7. Doug Moench script, Alfredo Alcala pencils. 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #61
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 61

    Cover art by Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]. Superman Saves the Earth Hostess ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Hellfire and Holocaust starring the All Star Super Squad, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Wally Wood; As the JSA/ Super Squad faces off vs. Vulcan, Dr. Fate is injured and left in a coma as an ancient alien menace, Zanadu, surfaces shortly after Vulcan is defeated. Justice for All Includes Children public service announcement starring Superman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 36 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #159
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 159
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    "Arm-in-Arm-in-Arm-in-Arm-in-Arm-in-Arm with Doctor Octopus!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Frank Giacoia (with assists from John Romita). With his dear aunt's life in jeopardy, the wondrous wall-crawler remembers that the enemy of my enemy is my friend! And in a remarkable twist of fate, the Spectacular Spider-Man and Dr. Otto Octavius team up to take down Hammerhead! The unlikely duo traps Hammerhead inside one of his old nightclubs! And then the final fireworks begin! Spidey and Doc Ock battle Hammerhead to the fateful finish! Cameo appearances by the Tinkerer, Toy, Kingpin, Joe Robertson, J. Jonah Jameson, and the Spider-Mobile. Last 25¢ issue. (Notes: Doc Ock clashes with the web-slinger again in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 13. Hammerhead returns in Fantastic Four 233. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 136. A 30-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #159
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 30 Cent Variant 159
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    30 cent cover variant with circle price style. Spider-Man and Doctor octopus team up to go after Hammerhead in "Arm-in-Arm-in-Arm-in-Arm-in-Arm-in-Arm with Doctor Octopus." Script by Len Wein, pencils by Ross Anrdu, inks by Mike Esposito. Spider-Mobile cameo! Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 159. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #159MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 159MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Spider-Man and Doctor octopus team up to go after Hammerhead in "Arm-in-Arm-in-Arm-in-Arm-in-Arm-in-Arm with Doctor Octopus." Script by Len Wein, pencils by Ross Anrdu, inks by Mike Esposito. Spider-Mobile cameo! Last 25 cent issue. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 159. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 96 #8
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 96 #8

    August 1976. Cover by John Schoenherr. Stories: "Shadrach in the Furnace" (part 1 of 3) by Robert Silverberg, "Render Unto Caesar" by Eric Vinicoff and Marcia Martin, "The Tomkins Battery Case" by Bud Sparhawk, and "The Far Traveller" by A. Bertram Chandler. Science Fact article, "An Interview with Carl Sagan" by Joseph F. Goodavage. Short review of Ira Levin's "The Boys From Brazil." Illustrations by John Schoenherr, Rich Sternbach, Kelly Freas, and Douglas Beekman. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #255
    Archie (1943) 255

    Cover by Stan Goldberg & Rudy Lapick. Stories by Frank Doyle, Tom DeFalco, George Gladir, Joe Edwards, Bob Montana and unknown. Art by Chic Stone, Joe Edwards, Bob Montana, Stan Goldberg, Jon D'Agostino and Rudy Lapick. After Reggie shows off his new duck call, Archie and the girls convince Reggie that there's a similar device that can attract girls in "Call of the Wild"! Plus: Li'l Jinx in the half-pager "Ten Into Four" by Joe Edwards; the half-pager "Archie's Gag Bag" by Bob Montana; the girls are upset at Archie's reluctance to say "I love you" in "Love and More Love"; Archie tries to get over to a job at a carnival without getting caught in the rain in the 1-pager "Splash Flash"; it's one of those days when Archie can't say anything but "sure" to anybody in "Sure Thing" (story by Tom DeFalco); and Archie has a run of accidents while alone at home trying to work on a school presentation in "Accident Action"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #85
    Archie and Me (1964) 85

    Written by Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Joe Edwards, Jon D'Agostino and unknown. When Betty and Veronica react positively to a student wearing a neon jacket, Archie wears the most garish clothes he can find in "Bird of Paradise"! Plus: Riverdale High is represented in the Bicentennial Pageant by Mr. Weatherbee, Archie and Jughead in "Prize Predicament"; the school is running a walk for charity program in the 1-pager "Hike Tyke"; two Archie's Gag Bag strips; Mr. Weatherbee gets a toupee for a class reunion in "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"; Archie injures Mr. Weatherbee's back, then offers to weed his garden for him in "Blunder Wonder"; and Greg and Li'l Jinx are playing baseball when Greg hits the ball into the woods in the half-pager "Out of Sight!" Characters in this issue: Archie Andrews, Veronica Lodge, Betty Cooper, Mr. Weatherbee, Moose Mason, Reggie Mantle, Jughead Jones, Miss Grundy, Svenson, Paul Newboy, Li'l Jinx and Greg. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #38
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 38

    "The Rivals"; The rivalry between Riverdale High and Central High continues as each school tries to steal the other's prized possession. "Paint Restraint"; Veronica grows jealous when Betty coaxes Archie into helping her paint fire hydrants. "Two For Teamwork"; Archie and Chuck have a falling out after a basketball game; But when a gang from a rival school begins hassling Chuck, Archie can't just stand by and watch. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #19
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 19

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  • Issue #25
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 25

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  • Issue #247
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 247

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    Archie's Jokes Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #248
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 248

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Love Starved, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The girls insist that Jughead eats all the time out of frustration, while Archie thinks that he just eats "'cause he's hungry." Pocketful Of Dreams, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Archie rips his coat pocket on a doorknob as he and Veronica are going out on a date; Veronica brings him over to Betty's house to get it fixed, and Betty tries to delay their date by taking as long over the sewing as she possibly can. Advertisement for Betty And Veronica Summer Spectacular #250. Scheme Scream, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; To get her away from Archie, Veronica gets Betty hired as the first female disc jockey at Mr. Lodge's radio station. 36 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #223
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 223
  • Issue #107
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 107

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Error of His Ways," script by Frank Doyle, art by Chic Stone; Archie has his trip to school timed so that he can arrive at the precise moment the bell rings. "Wet and Wealthy," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica refuses to take the limo to school on a rainy day because she doesn't want to look too rich. "Foiled Again," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie is claiming his injured hand is his dueling hand and Reggie is having none of it. "The Tweet's on Me," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Mr. Weatherbee is trying to stay on his diet and the students keep trying to feed him. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #42
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 42

    Gold, pencils by Stan Goldberg; One of Reggie's pranks leads to a mini-Gold Rush in Riverdale and a history lesson from Archie. We All Scream For Ice Cream; Betty's new job as an ice cream vendor is attracting a lot of male attention and that's got Veronica bugged. Brawn Is Beautiful, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Sick of watching Josie stare at Alan on road trips for the band, Alexander fires him. A Club Flub; Harvey bets Hilda five dollars he can beat her at golf. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #150
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 150

    "Avengers Assemble!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by John Tartaglione and Duffy Vohland. Cover by George Perez and John Romita. The Avengers' epic adventure with the Serpent Crown is over. And now Earth's Mightiest Heroes return to Avengers Mansion to finalize their new roster! After Thor announces his leave of absence from the group, the Avengers take a walk down memory lane. Avengers lineup: Beast, Captain America, Hellcat, Iron Man, Moondragon, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, Wasp, and Yellowjacket. Last 25¢ issue. (Notes: This issue reprints most of Avengers 16. Script by Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. This issue includes a full-page ad for Hostess Twinkies featuring Captain America vs. the Red Skull and the cosmic cube. A 30-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #150
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 30 Cent Variant 150

    30 cent variant with square price box. "Avengers Assemble!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by John Tartaglione and Duffy Vohland. Cover by George Perez and John Romita. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #150MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 150MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. This is the regular 25 cent edition. There is also a 30 cent variant edition that had limited distribution. Last 25-cent cover price. This self-described "very, very special, spectacular anniversary" issue didn't turn out as spectacular as it could have been, because over half of the story reprints Avengers 16 in edited form. Fortunately, the first six pages have an Avengers get-together in which George Perez gets to draw scads of members, past and present! It also sets up the next issue, which introduces the new line-up. "Avengers Assemble!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Perez, inks by John Tartaglione and Duffy Vohland. The reprint, "The Old Order Changeth!" has a script by Stan Lee, layouts by Jack Kirby, and finished art by Dick Ayers. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #156UK
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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 #21
    Barney and Betty Rubble (1973) 21
  • Issue #278
    Batman (1940) 278
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1976 by DC.

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Stop Me Before I Kill Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Tex Blaisdell; Alfred's friend comes to visit, but can he be trusted? 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #278MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 278MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Stop Me Before I Kill Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Tex Blaisdell; Alfred's friend comes to visit, but can he be trusted? 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #6
    Batman Family (1975 1st Series) 6
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    Giant-size issue. Batgirl stars in "Valley of the Copper Moon!" Script by Elliot Maggin, pencils by Jose Delbo, inks by Vince Colletta. Robin stars in "The Joker's Daughter!" Script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank McLaughlin (1st appearance). Reprint back-up stories: Alfred stars in "In the Soup!" with art by Jerry Robinson (from Batman 32); Batman and Robin star in "The New Crimes of the Mad Hatter" (from Batman 161). Ernie Chan (as "Ernie Chua") cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #814
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  • Issue #816
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  • Issue #817
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  • Issue #818
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  • Issue #75
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  • Issue #76
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  • Issue #77
    Betty and Me (1966) 77
  • Issue #119
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 119

    Painted Cover by Warren Sattler. Stories by unknown. Art by Fred Himes and unknown. Featuring Billy the Kid in "The Cobra Strikes"! Plus: the Himes-illustrated Apache Red back-up tale "A Vote For Garrity"! And: 2-page Billy the Kid text story "The Backshooters!" written by Mike Pellowski and illustrated by Warren Sattler. Also: 1-page filler "Dead Man's Hand" illustrated by Demetrio Sánchez Gómez. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #4
    Black Goliath (1976 Marvel) 4

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Enter Stilt Man--Exit Black Goliath!, script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Don Heck (finished art), inks by Don Heck; Tony Stark is worried about the theft of his invention but he can't tell Bill what it was for, for security reasons; Later, Stilt-Man robs a bank, and his Z-Ray causes Black Goliath, Celia Jackson, and her nephew Keith to vanish. Hostess Twinkies ad with Captain America, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito. Advertisement for the GI Joe Action Pack toys from Hasbro, pencils by John Romita. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Black Goliath (1976 Marvel) 30 Cent Variant 4

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    30 cent price variant with circle price style. Black Goliath faces the Stilt-Man in "Enter Stilt-Man... Exit Black Goliath." Script by Chris Claremont, breakdowns by Rich Buckler, finished art by Don Heck. Jack Kirby/Frank Giacoia cover. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #4
    Black Goliath (1976 Marvel) UK Edition 4

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Enter Stilt Man--Exit Black Goliath!, script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Don Heck (finished art), inks by Don Heck; Tony Stark is worried about the theft of his invention but he can't tell Bill what it was for, for security reasons; Later, Stilt-Man robs a bank, and his Z-Ray causes Black Goliath, Celia Jackson, and her nephew Keith to vanish. Hostess Twinkies ad with Captain America, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito. Advertisement for the GI Joe Action Pack toys from Hasbro, pencils by John Romita. 36 pgs. $0.25.

  • Issue #247
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 247

    It's action all the way with Blackhawk vs. the Biolord! Seven fighting men -- battling a super-army that just won't die! The Blackhawks must prevent death to the human race in the 17-page Blackhawk story "Operation: Overkill!" Written by David Kraft, with art by Ric Estrada and Al Milgrom. Cover by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #4
    Blitzkrieg (1976) 4
    Published Aug 1976 by DC.

    "The Tourists" and "The Souvenir!" Scripts by Bob Kanigher, art by Ric Estrada. Superman stars in a one-page Hostess ad (pencils by Curt Swan?). Joe Kubert cover. Cover price $0.30.