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Comic books February 1978

  • Issue #50
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 50

    February 4, 1978. Features include Dan Dare (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Dave Gibbons), the Visible Man (script by Pat Mills, art by Montero), Walter the Wobot (script by Joe Collins, art by Ian Gibson), Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by Mike Cruden, art by John Cooper), Judge Dredd in "The First Lunar Olympics" (script by John Wagner, art by Brian Bolland), Invasion (script by Finley-Day, art by J. Clough), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), and a Bonjo strip by Kevin O'Neill. Gibbons cover.

  • Issue #51
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 51
    • Water damage.

    February 11, 1978. Features include Dan Dare (art by Dave Gibbons), Visible Man (script by Pat Mills, art by Montero), Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by Richard Burton, art by Trev Goring), Judge Dredd (script by John Howard, art by Brian Bolland), Invasion (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by J. Clough), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), and Walter the Wobot (script by Joe Collins, art by Ian Gibson). Gibbons cover.

  • Issue #52
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 52

    February 18, 1978. Features include Dan Dare (script by Jack Adrian, art by Dave Gibbons), the Visible Man (script by Pat Mills, art by Montero), Colony Earth (script and art by Jim Watson), Judge Dredd (script by John Howard, art by Brian Bolland), Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by Adrian, art by Bolland), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), and Walter the Wobot (script by Joe Collins, art by Bolland). Gibbons cover.

  • Issue #53
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 53

    February 25, 1978. Features include Dan Dare (art by Dave Gibbons), M.A.C.H. 1 (script by Roy Preston, art by Montero), Colony Earth (script and art by Jim Watson), Judge Dredd (script by John Howard, art by Ian Gibson), Walter the Wobot (art by Kevin O'Neill), Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by Robert Flynn, art by Bret Ewins), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), and Walter the Wobot in "The Night of the Mugger" (script by Joe Collins, art by Brian Bolland). Gibbons cover.

  • Issue #480
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 480
    Published Feb 1978 by DC.

    Cover art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Dick Giordano. Amazo's Big Breakthrough starring Superman and the Justice League, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman battles Amazo. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 22 #2
    Action For Men (1957-1977 Hillman-Vista) Vol. 22 #2

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  • Issue #455MJ
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 455MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Superboy begins. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #250
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 250
  • Vol. 23 #2
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 23 #2

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  • Issue #70
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 70

    Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. The Cuckoo Cuckoos Hostess ad starring The Penguin, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. A Parting of the Ways! starring the Justice Society of America, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Layton; As the briefly reunited Jsaers go their separate ways, Huntress and Wildcat are left alone in hq, as she learns that he knows her true secret identity; However, they are interrupted when Star Spangled Kid sends out a distress call as he's fighting a new foe: Strike Force, and no one else has answered the call due to personal reasons. Letter to the editor from Jerry Bails. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #70MJ
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) Mark Jewelers 70MJ

    Mark Jeweler edition. Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. The Cuckoo Cuckoos Hostess ad starring The Penguin, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. A Parting of the Ways! starring the Justice Society of America, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Layton; As the briefly reunited Jsaers go their separate ways, Huntress and Wildcat are left alone in hq, as she learns that he knows her true secret identity; However, they are interrupted when Star Spangled Kid sends out a distress call as he's fighting a new foe: Strike Force, and no one else has answered the call due to personal reasons. Letter to the editor from Jerry Bails. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #177
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 177
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    • Signed by Stan Lee on 08/23/2014.
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    "Goblin in the Middle" Part 2 of 5. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Joe Sinnott. After saving Flash Thompson from a deadly fall, the wall-crawler takes a break (from his pursuit of the goblin) to visit his dear aunt in the hospital. Fortunately, Aunt May seems to be doing much better! Later that night the web-slinger hears about an underworld meeting taking place at the World Trade Center! The amazing one swings over to the twin towers ready to bust up Silvermane's party, but the Green Goblin gets there first! Is the goblin going to clash or collude with Silvermane? Either way it spells trouble for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Cameo appearances by Flash Thompson, Harry Osborn, Anna Watson, and Mary Jane Watson. Flashback cameos by Norman Osborn and Gwen Stacy. (Note: Silvermane formerly appeared in Daredevil 123.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #177PIZ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 177PIZ

    Pizzazz Variant, has centerfold subscription offer for "Pizzazz" Magazine. The Green Goblin is still out to annoy Spider-Man in "Goblin in the Middle." Script by Len Wein, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. Silvermane appearance. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #177MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 177MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Green Goblin is still out to annoy Spider-Man in "Goblin in the Middle." Script by Len Wein, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. Silvermane appearance. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Amazing Spider-Man PB (1977-1979 Pocket Books) Marvel Comics Series 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998 1st Series) #7-13. Written by Stan Lee. Art by Steve Ditko. Second of a three issue series of paperback sized books collecting early Spider-Man adventures. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 160 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #2-REP
    Amazing Spider-Man PB (1977-1979 Pocket Books) Marvel Comics Series 2-REP

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    Volume 2 - 2nd and later printings. Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998 1st Series) #7-13. Written by Stan Lee. Art by Steve Ditko. Second of a three issue series of paperback sized books collecting early Spider-Man adventures. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 160 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #203
    American Classic Screen 203

    Vol. 2 # 3. In this issue: Hollywood Goes to War. John C. Tibbetts cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Vol. 98 #2
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 98 #2

    February 1978. Cover by Vincent Di Fate. Stories: "The Outcasts of Heaven Belt" (part 1 of 3) by Joan D. Vinge, "The Serpent's Death" by Vonda McIntyre, "Call Him Moses" by George R.R. Martin, "Follower" by Orson Scott Card, "Quinera 3" by Kevin O'Donnell Jr. and "Update: The Lord's Prayer" by Kennedy P. Maize. Science Fact article, "The Seeds of Life" by John Gribbin. Special feature: "The Next Century of Science Fiction" by Jack Williamson. Illustrations by Vincent Di Fate, Rosemary Johnson, Jack Gaughan, and Janet Aulisio. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #268
    Archie (1943) 268

    Story and art credits: Unknown. "Just in Time" – Archie tries to make it so he and Veronica are the thousandth couple at a fancy restaurant in order to get a free meal, but things don't go as planned. Archie short, "Luck Struck". "Not a Chance" – The school faculty challenges Archie and his pals to a basketball game with a surprising outcome. Archie short, "Broke Joke". "Never Again" – Mr. Lodge tricks Archie into never coming back to his house again. "Say the Magic Word" – Archie learns a lesson in using certain words to get people's attention. 32 pgs. Full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #99
    Archie and Me (1964) 99

    Hostess Twinkies ad with Josie. Wave Length; Miss Grundy urges Mr. Weatherbee to try being nice to the students in order to get their respect. Have A Ball; Mr. Weatherbee follows Archie and Jughead to make sure they're practicing for their long-distance running competition. A Matter Of Principal; Archie points out some problems with the school to Mr. Weatherbee. Calling Collect; Archie gets angry when Mr. Weatherbee informs him that the two dollars he paid towards the class ski trip was for insurance instead of lunch. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #5
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 5

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  • Issue #28
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 28

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  • Issue #266
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 266

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Hostess ad with Josie, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. A Sound Solution, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Pop objects to the gang yelling so loud in his shop; They're so used to shouting over the jukebox that they don't notice it isn't operating. Knockout Punch, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica is preparing for a party and her friends are helping her. Jughead and Archie are put in charge of making punch. Fall Guys, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Veronica enlists Betty to help collect Veronica's old winter wardrobe to donate. 32 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #241
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 241
  • Issue #55
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 55

    Hostess Twinkies ad with Josie. Car-Rumba; When Mr. Lodge hears Archie complaining about being tired out, he lectures him on maintaining his body the same way he would a car. Trick or Treat; Aunt Hilda is not happy with Sabrina and Harvey because witches do not celebrate Christmas! The Game, art by Dexter Taylor; Juggie sells two football tickets to Archie and Ronnie but the seats are terrible--but it just happens that Jughead is renting binoculars at the stadium. A Brush With Art; When Alex throws Josie's frisbee into a tree, he replaces it with a sterling silver award (in the same shape) that was given to his father, then accidentally throws it through a window where it ruins an artist's painting. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 386 #6
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 386 #6

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  • Vol. 2 #1
    Asimov's Science Fiction (1977-1992 Dell Magazines) Vol. 2 #1

    Volume 2, Issue 1 - January/February 1978. Editorial by Isaac Asimov. Stories by Isaac Asimov, John Varley, Martin Gardner, John M. Ford, Stanley Schmidt, Keith Laumer and L. Sprague De Camp. Cover by Paul Alexander. Science Fiction stories, articles, and editorials. 194 pages, Text (with sporadic B&W illustrations) Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #168
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 168
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    The Korvac Saga: Part 2 of 10 - "First Blood" Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. The Avengers along with Charlie-27, Martinex, Nikki, Starhawk, and Yondu return to their Fifth Avenue mansion to begin the search for Korvac. But inside the mansion a new foe is waiting...Mr. Peter Gyrich! The federal government's special agent reads the riot act to Iron Man for the lax security at Avengers headquarters! After Gyrich exits, the star-spangled avenger gives Shell-head a piece of his mind too, until the Scarlet Witch intervenes to cool down the situation. Meanwhile, Starhawk travels to Queens and engages Michael (aka Korvac) in a life-and-death battle of cosmic proportions! And also in this issue, Hawkeye and the Two-Gun Kid are enjoying a train ride in Colorado, when suddenly the Two-Gun Kid disappears! Cameo appearances by Vance Astro, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, the Silver Surfer, Peter Parker, and Mary Jane Watson. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #168MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 168MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Korvac Saga: Part 2 of 10 - "First Blood" Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. The Avengers along with Charlie-27, Martinex, Nikki, Starhawk, and Yondu return to their Fifth Avenue mansion to begin the search for Korvac. But inside the mansion a new foe is waiting...Mr. Peter Gyrich! The federal government's special agent reads the riot act to Iron Man for the lax security at Avengers headquarters! After Gyrich exits, the star-spangled avenger gives Shell-head a piece of his mind too, until the Scarlet Witch intervenes to cool down the situation. Meanwhile, Starhawk travels to Queens and engages Michael (aka Korvac) in a life-and-death battle of cosmic proportions! And also in this issue, Hawkeye and the Two-Gun Kid are enjoying a train ride in Colorado, when suddenly the Two-Gun Kid disappears! Cameo appearances by Vance Astro, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, the Silver Surfer, Peter Parker, and Mary Jane Watson. 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #296
    Batman (1940) 296
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1978 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Sal Amendola, inks by Al Milgrom. "The Sinister Straws of the Scarecrow," script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Sal Amendola; Criminals are running scared because of the fear instilled by the Scarecrow; They turn over their stolen goods to the police; Batman steps in and battles Scarecrow. Letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. Daily Planet Volume 77 Issue 45 Week of November 7, 1977 article by Bob Rozakis; Information on Showcase #97, World's Finest Comics #249, comics on sale the week of November 14th and Ask the Answer Man! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #296MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 296MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Batman faces off with the fearful Scarecrow in a book-length story, "The Sinister Straws of the Scarecrow!" Script by David V. Reed, art by Sal Amendola. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #153
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  • Issue #154
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  • Issue #155
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  • Issue #156
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK [Battle-Action] 156

    February 25, 1978. Published by IPC Magazines, Ltd. in the U.K. "Tough action war stories every week!" Combined with Valiant (also an IPC publication). 9 x 11 in.; black and white (color centerspread); 32 pages; 9p cover price.

  • Issue #893
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  • Issue #894
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  • Issue #895
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  • Issue #896
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  • Issue #40
    Beagle Boys (1964 Gold Key) 40

    Featuring: 8 page Beagle Boys story "Canned Magic" starring the Beagle Boys, Uncle Scrooge, Mad Madam Mim and Intellectual-176, written by Vic Lockman and pencilled by Jack Manning; 5 page Beagle Boys story "The Dry Run" starring the Beagle Boys, Edison Beagle and Uncle Scrooge, written by Vic Lockman and pencilled by Kay Wright; 7 page Beagle Boys story "The Unwanted" starring the Beagle Boys and Judge Royal Beagle, written by Vic Lockman and pencilled by Pete Alvarado; 5 page Beagle Boys story "The Lucky Beagle" starring the Beagle Boys and Beagle 7-11, pencilled by Bob Gregory. Cover by Bob Gregory and Bill Wright. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #40
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #90
    Betty and Me (1966) 90

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. "Press Release," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty has a scoop for the school newspaper. "Look Here!" half-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Charley calls Jinx and wants to see her pretty soon. Betty's Gag Bag, script and pencils by Bob Montana, inks by Joe Edwards. "What's Cooking? Puzzle" activity page by Joe Edwards. "What's Cooking," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie decides he's going to cook Betty a meal for a change. "Wry Reply" half-page story, script by George Gladir, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Veronica asks Ambrose what a gas station is. "Romantic Antic" half-page story, script by George Gladir, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Betty suggests a different way home after seeing a romantic movie with Archie. "Wrong Number," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie had agreed to help Mr. Weatherbee and forgot about so he gets Betty to tell she doesn't know where he is while he hides. Betty answers letters submitted by Archie readers. "Hint Stint," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty tries to get Archie's attention away from the football game to her by dropping hints. "Score" Hostess Fruit Pies ad starring Josie. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #16-1ST
    Big Bull TPB (1978 Imperia) 16-1ST

    NOTE: All text in French - Volume 16 - 1st printing. Bound edition collecting Big Bull comics #61-64. Published in France, this volume features Western stories with solid art. Softcover, 4.75-in. x 6.75-in., 512 pages, B&W (with 5 slick color pages). NOTE: All text in French.

  • Issue #124
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 124

    All John Severin art: "The Kid's Last Meal," "The Rustler," "Ambush at Sun-Up," and "The Witness." Severin cover. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2
    Bionic Woman (1977 Charlton) 2
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    Based on the Bionic Woman TV series (1976-78) starring Lindsay Wagner and Richard Anderson. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #80
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 Gold Key) 80

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    Don't anger the monster! It makes him grow! Featuring: 8 page story "The Court Clown" drawn by Dan Spiegle. Plus: 8 page story "More Than He Bargained For" drawn by Al McWilliams; 4 page reprint (from #31) story "Mr. Fife's Lively Sketch" written by Dick Wood and drawn by Jack Sparling; 6 page story "Monster In Our Midst" drawn by Juan Ortiz; 12 page reprint (from #31) story "Strange Music" written by Dick Wood and drawn by Luis Dominguez; 1 page text story "The Mind Bogglers" drawn by Frank Bolle. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #80
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  • Issue #139
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 139

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Requiem for a Top Cop!", script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; Batman attempts to protect Commissioner Gordon from a hitman who Hawkman reveals to be an interstellar bounty hunter trying to punish Gordon for a mysterious past crime. The Cuckoo Cuckoos Hostess snack cakes ad with The Penguin. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #139MJ
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 139MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Batman and Hawkman star in "Requiem for a Top Cop!" Script by Bob Haney, art and cover by Jim Aparo. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #193
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 193

    Stories by various. Art by various. Featuring the tales "The Enchanted Chest," "The Legend of Old Split Tail" and "The Talking Tree"! Starring Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Hezso Horrendus, Porky Pig, Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, Raymond and Beaky Buzzard! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.35.