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Comic books December 1977

  • Issue #41
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 41

    December 3, 1977. Features include Judge Dredd (script by John Howard, art by Brian Bolland), Invasion (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Carlos Pino), Tharg's Future-Shocks: The Runts (script by Steve Moore, art by Pat Wright), Dan Dare (script by Finley-Day, art by Dave Gibbons), M.A.C.H. 1 (script by Alan Hebden, art by Lozano/Canos), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), and a Bonjo strip by Kevin O'Neill.

  • Issue #42
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 42

    December 10, 1977. Features include Judge Dredd (script by John Howard, art by Ian Gibson), Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by Martin Lock, art by Jose Ferrer), Invasion (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by J. Clough), Dan Dare (script by Finley-Day, art by Dave Gibbons), M.A.C.H. 1 (script by Alan Hebden, art by Lozano/Canos), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), and a Bonjo strip by Kevin O'Neill.

  • Issue #43
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 43

    December 17, 1977. Features include Judge Dredd in "Showdown on Luna 1" (script by John Howard, art by Mike McMahon), Invasion (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Carlos Pino), Dan Dare (script by Finley-Day, art by Dave Gibbons), M.A.C.H. 1 (script by Steve McManus, art by Ramon Sola), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), and a Bonjo strip by Kevin O'Neill.

  • Issue #44
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 44

    December 24, 1977. Features include Judge Dredd in "Red Christmas" (script by John Howard, art by Mike McMahon), Invasion (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Mike Dorey), Bonjo (script and art by Kevin O'Neill), Dan Dare (script by Finley-Day, art by Dave Gibbons), M.A.C.H. 1 (script by Steve McManus, art by Ramon Sola), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), and a two-page Star Wars photo feature. O'Neill cover.

  • Issue #45
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 45

    December 31, 1977. Prog:45. Featuring: Judge Dredd "22nd Century Futsie!" Written by John Howard, Art by Ian Gibson; Bonjo "From Beyond the Stars" (Part 5 of 10) by Kevin O'Neil; Invasion "The Return of Rosa" Written by Gerry Finley-Day, Art by Carlos Pino; Dan Dare "Star Slayer" (Part 10 of 16) Written by Gerry Finley-Day, Art by Dave Gibbons; Tharg's Future-Shocks "Killer Car" Written by Robert Flynn, Art by J. Clough; M.A.C.H.1 "M.A.C.H. Zero" (Part 3 of 4) Written by Steve McManus, Art by Ramon Sola; Harlem Heroes "Inferno" (Part 10 of 40) Written by Tom Tully, Art by Belardinelli. Cover by Brian Boland. Saddle Stitched Newsprint, 8-in x 11-in, 28 Pages, PC/PB&W

  • Issue #1978-1ST
    2000 AD Annual HC (1978-1995 Fleetway) 1978-1ST

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    1st printing. 2000 A.D. 1978 Annual celebrates all things related to the UK 2000 A.D. publication. Includes tales with Dan Dare, M.A.C.H. 1, Harlem Heroes, Judge Dredd, Operation Hercules, Death Bug, and more! Hardcover, 7 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 128 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #478
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 478
    Published Dec 1977 by DC.

    Cover art by Rich Buckler and Bob Oksner. Earth's Last Day starring Superman, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; with the Earth in peril, Superman is on the moon, fighting for his life. 32 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #478MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 478MJ

    Mark Jeweler Variant. Cover art by Rich Buckler and Bob Oksner. Earth's Last Day starring Superman, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; with the Earth in peril, Superman is on the moon, fighting for his life. 32 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Adventures of Conan GN (1976-1977 Transworld Feature Syndicate) Une Aventure De Conan [French Edition] 5-1ST

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    NOTE: All Text is in French. Volume 5 - 1st printing. "Le Royaume Des Damnes [Kingdom of the Damned!]" Includes "Abode of the Damned!" and "The Country of the Knife!" Written by Roy Thomas. Art by John Buscema and Yong Montano. Featuring tales from Savage Sword of Conan (1974-1995 Magazine) #11 translated into the French language. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, B&W.

    NOTE: All Text is in French.

  • Issue #248
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 248

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  • Issue #27
    Algol (1963) 27
    Published Dec 1977 by Algol Press.

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    Vol. 14, No. 1, Issue 27, Fall'76-Winter'77. Cover by Eddie Jones. Algol Began as a fanzine (won a Hugo in 1974 for best fanzine) before turning into a semi-pro magazine. At issue #34, title changes to Starship, and ran until issue #44 before ending. Features articles on SF and SF publishing, interviews with authors, and reviews. Vincent Di Fate, Richard A Lupoff, Susan Wood, and Frederick Pohl contributed columns on a regular basis. In this issue - Isaac Asimov, L. Sprague de Camp, Richard Lupoff,Terry Austin illo, more; 68 pages, b&w, 8 1/4-in. x 11-in. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #30
    Algol (1963) 30
    Published Dec 1977 by Algol Press.

    Vol. 15, No. 1, Whole No. 30, Winter 1977-78. Cover by C. Lee Healy. Algol Began as a fanzine (won a Hugo in 1974 for best fanzine) before turning into a semi-pro magazine. At issue #34, title changes to Starship, and ran until issue #44 before ending. Features articles on SF and SF publishing, interviews with authors, and reviews. Vincent Di Fate, Richard A Lupoff, Susan Wood, and Frederick Pohl contributed columns on a regular basis. In this issue - "Song of the Dragon's Daughter" by Ursula K. Le Guin. Also Michael Moorcock, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Brian Aldiss, Frederik Pohl, Richard Lupoff, more; 84 pages, b&w, 8 1/4-in. x 11-in. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #6
    All About Star Trek Fan Clubs Magazine (1976) 6

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    Issue 6, December 1977, Stardate 7712. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #69
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 69
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    Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. United We Fall! starring the Justice Society of America, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Layton; The JSA is divided against itself with one group -- consisting of Hawkman, Green Lantern, Flash, Star Spangled Kid, Wildcat, Dr. Fate -- facing off against a group with Commissioner Bruce Wayne behind them -- Robin, Wonder Woman, Starman, Dr. Mid-Nite, Hourman -- seeking to arrest the others on trumped up charges; Though Power Girl is hurt, Superman and Dr. Fate save the day when Superman stops the fight and Fate reveals that Commissioner Wayne is being controlled by the Psycho Pirate. The Ice Age Hostess ad with Aquaman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Two-page CBS Saturday morning cartoon ad with art by Neal Adams. Note : First appearance of second Huntress (Helena Wayne). This is shared by DC Super Stars (1976) #17 as they came out on the same day. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #175
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 175

    "Big Apple Battleground!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring the Punisher. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Frank Giacoia. It's a spectacular shootout atop the Statue of Liberty! The inscription at the statue's base calls for the tired, poor, and huddled masses; but tonight lady liberty is instead receiving the homicidal, vengeful, scared, and amazing! In the persons of the Hitman, Punisher, J. Jonah Jameson, and Spider-Man! Three of the men will survive their harrowing encounter. One will not. An outstanding issue! Final appearance of the Hitman. Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Joe Robertson, Dr. Marla Madison, and Dr. Bart Hamilton. (Notes: The Punisher appears next in Captain America 241. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 217.) 32 pages. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 217. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #175MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 175MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Hitman has kidnapped J. Jonah Jameson - and it's up to Spider-Man and the Punisher to rescue him in a battle that ends atop the Statue of Liberty! "Big Apple Battleground!" Script by Len Wein, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Jim Mooney. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 217. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #175
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Whitman Variants 175

    Whitman Variant. "Big Apple Battleground!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring the Punisher. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Frank Giacoia. It's a spectacular shootout atop the Statue of Liberty! The inscription at the statue's base calls for the tired, poor, and huddled masses; but tonight lady liberty is instead receiving the homicidal, vengeful, scared, and amazing! In the persons of the Hitman, Punisher, J. Jonah Jameson, and Spider-Man! Three of the men will survive their harrowing encounter. One will not. An outstanding issue! Final appearance of the Hitman. Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Joe Robertson, Dr. Marla Madison, and Dr. Bart Hamilton. (Notes: The Punisher appears next in Captain America 241. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 217.) 32 pages. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 217. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #16
    Amazing World of DC Comics (1974) 16

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    This special Golden Age issue includes the following: "Roots of the Golden Age" by Skip Kirkland; a piece on The Freedom Fighters; an article on how the comic book affected the people and the period during the Golden age; a piece on Plastic Man by Texas Trio member Larry Herndon; "The Silver Age of Comics" by Mike Gold; fan Fred Schneider details building models of the Justice Society; a feature on Spectre continuity; "The Great Superman Movie Contest"; and more. Cover by Marshall Rogers. Cover price $1.50.

  • Vol. 97 #12
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 97 #12

    December 1977. Cover by Rick Sternbach. Stories: "Of Future Fears"(conclusion) by Mack Reynolds, "Dark Age" by Stanley Schmidt, "Then and Now" by Raymond Z. Gallun, "Now You See Her" by Sam Nicholson, and "Antithiotimoline" by Topi H. Barr. Science Fact article, "Flying the Space Shuttle" by Al Ragsdale. Illustrations by Attila Hejja, Jack Gaughan, Mike Hinge, and Vincent Di Fate. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 178 newsprint pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #267
    Archie (1943) 267

    Stories by Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Joe Edwards and unknown. Featuring Archie in: "Ship Ahoy"; "The Decorators"; "TV Glee" (1 page); "Don't Bother Me Now"; and "Typewriter Trouble"! Plus: Fat Charley in the half-pager "Knit Wit" by Joe Edwards. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #97
    Archie and Me (1964) 97
  • Issue #50
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 50

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. Camp Calamity, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; The Archie group tries to help Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy create a camp for underprivileged children, but the land they've been stuck with is uninhabitable except for an old, lecherous squatter. The Unwanted, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; The new vice-principal, Ramon Rodriguez, is met with protests by the students who feel Miss Grundy should have had the job. But the boys warm up to Rodriguez after they meet his beautiful daughter Maria, and even Veronica has to come around when her father reveals that Mr. Rodriguez is also a best-selling author. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #27
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 27

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  • Issue #464
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 464

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    Archie's Christmas Stocking Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #465
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 465

    Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #264
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 264

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    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Fairy Tales Do Come True, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty has to clean out a fireplace while Veronica goes to a dance; Sure enough, a fairy godmother shows up to send Betty to the dance in a formal gown. A Night At The Opera, script by Claire Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; While her family goes to see a famous ballet dancer from their exclusive box seats, Veronica asks her father to get her a general admission ticket so she can sit with her friends. Advertisement for Archie's Christmas Stocking and Betty And Veronica Christmas Spectacular. Fab Job, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty gets a job at a photo booth, and Veronica gets jealous when she sees how many cute boys visit the booth. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #239
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 239
  • Issue #119
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 119
  • Issue #54
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 54
  • Issue #2B-REP
    Ariel The Book of Fantasy TPB (1976-1978 Morning Star/Ballantine) 2B-REP

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    Morning Star/Ballantine Edition - Volume 2 - 2nd and later printings. 1-Part Art book, 1-Part anthology - Ariel features sci-fi/fantasy art, comic strips and prose from some of the most legendary names in the business. Includes the talents of Harlan Ellison, Ursula Le Guin, Michael Moorcock, Keith Roberts, Frank Frazetta, Bruce Jones and more! Softcover, 9-in. x 11 1/2-in., 96 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #1
    Art Show (1977) fanzine 1

    Fanzine dedicated to Fantasy Art by B. Singer. Front cover by Steve Hickman. Back cover by Bob Lewis. Gallery of art prints for sale featuring Berni Wrightson, Jeff Jones, Mike Kaluta, Neal Adams, and many others. Underground Comics Overview column by Bruce Sweeney. Amateur comic strips by Bob Lewis, Pollack, and WC Fauver. Tabloid newspaper format, 11 1/2-in. x 15-in., 20 pages, BW. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #166
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 166

    "Day of the Godslayer!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Ernie Chan. In spectacular style the mighty Thor appears at Avengers Mansion and gives battle to Count Nefaria! But despite bringing down the thunder and lightning, the Prince of Asgard cannot defeat the powerful villain! However, after Yellowjacket revives the Vision, the Avengers assemble one more time! Can Iron Man, Wonder Man, Thor, Captain America, the Wasp, Yellowjacket, Vision, and Scarlet Witch finally take Nefaria down...for the count? First appearance of Django Maximoff. (Note: The initial subplot of the Yesterday Quest storyline begins in this issue.) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #166MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 166MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The battle against Count Nefaria concludes in "Day of the Godslayer!" Script by Jim Shooter, pencils by John Byrne, inks by Pablo Marcos. George Perez/Ernie Chan cover. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #166
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    Whitman Variant. "Day of the Godslayer!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Ernie Chan. In spectacular style the mighty Thor appears at Avengers Mansion and gives battle to Count Nefaria! But despite bringing down the thunder and lightning, the Prince of Asgard cannot defeat the powerful villain! However, after Yellowjacket revives the Vision, the Avengers assemble one more time! Can Iron Man, Wonder Man, Thor, Captain America, the Wasp, Yellowjacket, Vision, and Scarlet Witch finally take Nefaria down...for the count? First appearance of Django Maximoff. (Note: The initial subplot of the Yesterday Quest storyline begins in this issue.) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1
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    Story, Art, and Cover by Jane Oliver. A Memorable tribute to the Beatles, featuring Bigfoot, a werewolf, a vampire, and the ghost of Brian Epstein. 36 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #294
    Batman (1940) 294
    Published Dec 1977 by DC.
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    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The fourth installment of the "Who Killed Batman?" storyline: "Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?: The Testimony of the Joker!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by John Calnan, inks by Tex Blaisdell; The Joker testifies to the circumstances whereby he killed Batman, but when Two-Face demands that the Joker produce the photographic evidence he claims to have, a recess is called; After Two-Face leaves the court, he removes his disguise, revealing the Batman beneath; Having identified the real murderer, Batman confronts the Joker and sends him back to Arkham. Hostess snack cakes ad with the Penguin. Daily Planet Volume 77 Issue 36 by Bob Rozakis; Information on Aquaman #59, Ghosts #59, comics on sale the week of September 12th, and Ask the Answer Man! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #294MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 294MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. In this issue, the fourth installment of the "Who Killed Batman?" storyline, the Joker and Batman tangle in a book-length adventure, "Testimony of the Joker!" Script by David V. Reed, pencils by John Calnan, inks by Tex Blaisdell. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #122
    Batman Pizza Hut Collectors Edition (1977) 122

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    Except for a notation at the top of the cover (Pizza -Hut collectors edition vol. 1), this Pizza -Hut collectors edition is an exact replica edition of Batman #122, featuring the marriage of Batman and Batwoman. No cover price.

  • Issue #123
    Batman Pizza Hut Collectors Edition (1977) 123

    Except for a notation at the top of the cover (Pizza -Hut collectors edition vol. 1), this Pizza -Hut collectors edition is an exact replica edition of Batman #123, featuring the marriage of Batman and Batwoman. No cover price.

  • Issue #144
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  • Issue #145
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  • Issue #146
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  • Issue #147
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  • Issue #148
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  • Issue #884
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  • Issue #885
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  • Issue #886
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  • Issue #887
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  • Vol. 21 #3
    Baum Bugle A Journal of Oz (1957) Vol. 21 #3

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    The Baum Bugle: A Journal of Oz (1977) Volume 21 #3 is published three times annually by The International Wizard of Oz Club.

  • Issue #39
    Beagle Boys (1964 Gold Key) 39

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    No number/month listed on cover. The Beagle Boys in "The Takeover," "The Lawless Town," "The Electronic Break-In," and "Missing Cat Caper." Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.35.