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Comic books May 1978

  • Issue #63
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 63

    May 6, 1978. Features include Dan Dare in "Nightmare Planet" part 3 (script by Jack Adrian, art by Brian Lewis), M.A.C.H. 1 in "The Final Encounter" part 3 (script by Pat Mills, art by Montero), Judge Dredd in the Cursed Earth chapter 3, "The Devil's Lapdogs" (script by Pat Mills, art by Mike McMahon), Death Planet in "Desert of the Vultures" (script by Alan Hebden, art by Lopez), and Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli). Batman and Robin star in a Treborland back cover ad.

  • Issue #64
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 64

    May 13, 1978. Features include M.A.C.H. 1 in "The Final Encounter" finale (script by Pat Mills, art by Montero), Dan Dare in "Ice Planet" part 1 (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Dave Gibbons), Judge Dredd in the Cursed Earth chapter 4, "Certain Death" (script by Mills, art by Mike McMahon), Death Planet in "Night of the Animals" (script by Alan Hebden, art by Lopez), and Inferno. Batman and Robin star in a Treborland back cover ad.

  • Issue #65
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 65

    May 20, 1978. Features include Dan Dare (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Dave Gibbons), Death Planet in "Stampede" (script by Alan Hebden, art by Lopez), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), Judge Dredd in the Curced Earth part 5, "The Mutie Mountains" (script by Pat Mills, art by Brian Bolland), and Mach Zero (script by Steve McManus, art by Ramon Sola). Sola cover?

  • Issue #66
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 66

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    May 27, 1978. Features include Dan Dare (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Dave Gibbons), Death Planet in "The Intruders" (script by Alan Hebden, art by Lopez), Mach Zero (script by Steve McManus, art by Mike Dorsey), Judge Dredd in the Cursed Earth chapter 6, "Dark Autumn" (script by Pat Mills, art by Mike McMahon), Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by Philip Greenway, art by Ron Tiner), and Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli).

  • Issue #483
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 483
    Published May 1978 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. "Sleep No More," script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; The people of the world have not slept for five days thanks to the effects on plants of the influx of red solar radiation, and Superman tells Amazo he will find a way to return him to dormancy. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #483MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 483MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #483
    Action Comics (1978 Whitman) 483

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #3
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    64 pages.

  • Issue #457
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 457

    Cover art by Al Milgrom. A Fire Within, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; Superboys left side begins to fade away, and he gets weaker; Lester Wallace starts campaign of hate against Superboy because hes an alien. The Symbiont Syndrome starring Eclipso, script by Len Wein, pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Frank Giacoia. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #457MJ
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 457MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover art by Al Milgrom. A Fire Within, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; Superboys left side begins to fade away, and he gets weaker; Lester Wallace starts campaign of hate against Superboy because hes an alien. The Symbiont Syndrome starring Eclipso, script by Len Wein, pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Frank Giacoia. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #457UK
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) UK Edition 457UK

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    Superboy. UK editions are exactly the same as their US counterparts except for the cover price.

  • Issue #253
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 253

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  • Issue #180
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 180
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    "Who Was That Goblin I Saw You With?" Part 5 of 5. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. This is it! The awesome conclusion to the five-part goblin saga! At Radio City Music Hall, the Green Goblin emerges triumphant! And the devious purple and green villain flies to an incinerating plant in Brooklyn to throw the unconscious web-slinger into a smokestack! But the spectacular one wakes up just in time! And the final donnybrook between the Green Goblin and the Amazing Spider-Man begins! The wall-crawler is in control of the battle...until a second goblin arrives on the scene! What?! Who? The web-slinger watches in shock as the battle of the goblins unfolds! Can Harry Osborn exorcise the demons of his past? And somehow return to a normal life? An uplifting story! Final appearance of Dr. Bart Hamilton. Cameo appearances by Silvermane, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson, and Liz Allan. Flashback cameos by Harry Osborn and the Spider-clone. (Notes: More than a decade passes before Harry Osborn becomes the Green Goblin again in Amazing Spider-Man 312. The incinerating plant in this story is the same one where the web-slinger disposed of his clone in Amazing Spider-Man 151. Silvermane returns in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 2. This issue concludes Len Wein's terrific two-and-a-half year run as the writer of the Amazing Spider-Man title.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #180MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 180MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Spidey/Green Goblin/Silvermane storyline concludes in "Who Was That Goblin I Saw You With?" Len Wein's last script; pencils by Ross Andru; inks by Mike Esposito. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #180
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Whitman Variants 180

    Whitman Variant. "Who Was That Goblin I Saw You With?" Part 5 of 5. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. This is it! The awesome conclusion to the five-part goblin saga! At Radio City Music Hall, the Green Goblin emerges triumphant! And the devious purple and green villain flies to an incinerating plant in Brooklyn to throw the unconscious web-slinger into a smokestack! But the spectacular one wakes up just in time! And the final donnybrook between the Green Goblin and the Amazing Spider-Man begins! The wall-crawler is in control of the battle...until a second goblin arrives on the scene! What?! Who? The web-slinger watches in shock as the battle of the goblins unfolds! Can Harry Osborn exorcise the demons of his past? And somehow return to a normal life? An uplifting story! Final appearance of Dr. Bart Hamilton. Cameo appearances by Silvermane, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson, and Liz Allan. Flashback cameos by Harry Osborn and the Spider-clone. (Notes: More than a decade passes before Harry Osborn becomes the Green Goblin again in Amazing Spider-Man 312. The incinerating plant in this story is the same one where the web-slinger disposed of his clone in Amazing Spider-Man 151. Silvermane returns in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 2. This issue concludes Len Wein's terrific two-and-a-half year run as the writer of the Amazing Spider-Man title.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1979
    Amazing Spider-Man Annual HC (1974 World Distributors/Panini Books) Spider-Man Annual 1979
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    Annual 1979 - Includes Activity games, a crossword puzzles. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, full color.

  • Vol. 51 #3
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  • Issue #205
    American Classic Screen 205

    Vol. 2 # 5. Special Convention Issue Celebrating Fifty Happy Years with Mickey. John C. Tibbetts Mickey Mouse cover and main article "Of Mouse and Man: Fifty Happy Years with Mickey". Cover price $1.50.

  • Vol. 98 #5
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 98 #5

    May 1978. Stories: "The Nupital Flight of Warbirds" by Algis Budrys, "Mikal's Songbird" by Orson Scott Card, "Renewal" by Bill Johns, "The Satyr" by Stephen Robinett, "University Medical Versus Diplococcus Pneumoniae" by Dennis Latham Cox, and "Fixed Price War" by Charles Sheffield. Science Fact article, "Twenty Years of Fusion" by Milton A. Rothman. Cover by Richard Powers. Illustrations by Doug Beekman, Vincent Di Fate, Broeck Steadman, Jack Gaughan, and Janet Aulisio. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #1978-1ST
    Annual World's Best SF HC (1972-1990 DAW Books) 1978-1ST

    1978 - 1st printing. Includes: "Introduction" (Donald A. Wollheim); "In the Hall of the Martian Kings" (John Varley); "A Time to Live" (Joe Haldeman); "The House of Compassionate Sharers" (Michael Bishop); "Particle Theory" (Edward Bryant); "The Taste of the Dish and the Savor of the Day" (John Brunner); "Jeffty Is Five" (Harlan Ellison); "The Screwfly Solution" (Raccoona Sheldon); "Eyes of Amber" (Joan D. Vinge); "Child of the Sun" (James E. Gunn); and "Brother" (Clifford D. Simak). Hardcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 270 pages, Text Only.

  • Issue #61
    Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 61

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Armageddon Conspiracy, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Bob McLeod; Aquaman battles Kobra; Batman and Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) guest-star. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #61DCS
    Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 61DCS

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    DC Comic Questionnaire Insert Variant. This variant of Aquaman #61 contains a 4-page, 6.75-in. x 8.5-in., bound in DC customer survey form. Otherwise, the comic is identical to ordinary copies. No info is available as to how many copies of this issue or other May cover-dated issues contained the survey. However, survey copies almost never turn up so distribution of this variant type must have been very limited. Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Armageddon Conspiracy, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Bob McLeod; Aquaman battles Kobra; Batman and Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) guest-star. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #61MJ
    Aquaman (1962 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 61MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Armageddon Conspiracy, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Bob McLeod; Aquaman battles Kobra; Batman and Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) guest-star. 36 pgs Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #6
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 6

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  • Issue #53
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 53
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  • Issue #269
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 269

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Hostess ad with Josie, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. Slow Burn, Quick Freeze, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; After berating Betty for sacrificing her dignity to impress a boy, Veronica must figure out how to make a play for the new local hunk without Betty finding out. The Auctioneers, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Mr. Weatherbee gets Mr. Lodge and his rival in business into a bidding war, unaware that both men think they're bidding on different items. Meow Row, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty enters her cat, Suzie, into a contest to pick a date for cat food spokes-model Boris The Cat, for a chance to win a trip to Hawaii. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #244
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 244
  • Issue #171
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 171
    • Maverick corner.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0962568007
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    The Korvac Saga: Part 4 of 10 - "Where Angels Fear to Tread" Guest-starring Ms. Marvel. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Earth's Mightiest Heroes are in hot pursuit of Jocasta through the streets of Manhattan! During the chase the Avengers pick up an ally, Ms. Marvel, and locate the female robot's final destination...a convent! Is Ultron hiding out among the nuns? The evil one is full of surprises! And the next one is for the Scarlet Witch, the most dangerous avenger to the adamantium monster! It's another classic battle between the Avengers and Ultron! An excellent issue! (Notes: Ultron returns in Avengers 202. This issue was reprinted in 1999 in Ultron Unleashed 1. The letters page includes a letter from comics editor Kevin Dooley.) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #171MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 171MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Ms. Marvel guest stars in the conclusion of the Ultron saga, "Where Angels Fear To Tread." Script by Jim Shooter, pencils by George Perez, inks by Pablo Marcos. Perez/Terry Austin cover. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #177UK
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    Published 1978 (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 #171
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    Whitman Variant. The Korvac Saga: Part 4 of 10 - "Where Angels Fear to Tread" Guest-starring Ms. Marvel. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Earth's Mightiest Heroes are in hot pursuit of Jocasta through the streets of Manhattan! During the chase the Avengers pick up an ally, Ms. Marvel, and locate the female robot's final destination...a convent! Is Ultron hiding out among the nuns? The evil one is full of surprises! And the next one is for the Scarlet Witch, the most dangerous avenger to the adamantium monster! It's another classic battle between the Avengers and Ultron! An excellent issue! (Notes: Ultron returns in Avengers 202. This issue was reprinted in 1999 in Ultron Unleashed 1. The letters page includes a letter from comics editor Kevin Dooley.) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2
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    Before it became Bantha Tracks, this newsletter was called The Official Star Wars Fan Club for the first four issues. "Star Wars Sweeps the Oscars" article. Name The Newsletter Contest. "Between the Script and the Projector" article. Star Wars Q&A. News on the Star Wars sequel, including that it wont be called "Star Wars II." Star Wars buttons ad. 5 pgs. May, 1978.

  • Issue #299
    Batman (1940) 299
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1978 by DC.

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Island of Purple Mist!, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by John Calnan, inks by Dick Giordano; Baxter Baines admits that he wishes to unmask Batman. Hostess Twinkies ad starring Wonder Woman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. The Answer Man with Bob Rozakis. Kurt Schaffenberger bio. 32 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #299MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 299MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Island of Purple Mist!, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by John Calnan, inks by Dick Giordano; Baxter Baines admits that he wishes to unmask Batman. Hostess Twinkies ad starring Wonder Woman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. The Answer Man with Bob Rozakis. Kurt Schaffenberger bio. 32 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #17
    Batman Family (1975 1st Series) 17

    Giant-size issue. All-new. First $1.00 cover price. Batman and Robin star in "Scars." Script by Gerry Conway, art by Jim Aparo. Batgirl, Batwoman, and the Huntress star in "Horoscopes of Crime!" Script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Bob Wiacek and Vince Colletta. Poison Ivy appearance. Man-Bat and the Demon battle Morgaine Le Fey in "There's a Demon Born Every Minute." Script by Rozakis, art by Michael Golden (who draws himself as a security guard in the story). Cameos by Batman, Batgirl, and the Huntress. Letter to the editor from Mike Tiefenbacher. First page illustration by Jim Starlin. Michael Kaluta cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #166
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK [Battle-Action] 166

    May 6, 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 #167
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK [Battle-Action] 167

    May 13, 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 #168
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK [Battle-Action] 168

    May 20, 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 #169
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK [Battle-Action] 169

    May 27, 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 #1979
    Battle Picture Weekly Annual HC (1975-1988 IPC) Battle Action Force/Battle Annual #1979

    1979 (Battle Picture Weekly Annual) - A Fleetway Annual. A collection of war stories told in the graphic novel format. Some issues include articles and puzzles. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 144 pages, PC/PB&W.

    NOTE: 1976-1982 are titled Battle Picture Weekly Annual, 1983-1984 and 1988-1989 are titled Battle Annual, and 1985-1987 are titled Battle Action Force Annual.

  • Issue #71
    Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 Gold Key) 71
  • Issue #71
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1971 Whitman) 71

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1979
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    1979 - 1st printing. Featuring a collection of the beloved British comic strip for that year! Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 96 pages, full color.

  • Issue #8-1ST
    Best of National Lampoon SC (1971-1978) 8-1ST

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    Volume 8 - 1st printing. Cover photo by Chris Callis. Featuring a collection of some of the best gags from the humor magazine Nation Lampoon! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 172 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Best of Spidey Super Stories HC (1978 Fireside) 1-1ST
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    Fireside Book Series - 1st printing. Collects stories from Spidey Super Stories (1974) #2, 4, 9-10, 16, 18-19, and 22. Includes amazing team-ups with Ms. Marvel, Medusa of the Inhumans, the Incredible Hulk, Namor the Savage Sub-Mariner, and the Silver Surfer! Featuring the villainy of Doctor Octopus, the Kingpin of Crime, the Green Goblin, and Doctor Doom! Guest-starring the cast of the Electric Company. Hardcover, 128 pages, full color. All Ages

  • Issue #93
    Betty and Me (1966) 93
  • Issue #4
    Bionic Woman (1977 Charlton) 4

    Based on the Bionic Woman TV series (1976-78) starring Lindsay Wagner and Richard Anderson. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #9
    Black Lightning (1977 1st Series) 9

    "Fear and Loathing in Garfield High." Black Lightning and Jim Corrigan team up to stop a hostage crisis at Garfield High School. Script by Tony Isabella, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden, inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by Rich Buckler and Colletta. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #9UK
    Black Lightning (1977 1st Series) UK Edition 9UK

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    UK Edition. "Fear and Loathing in Garfield High." Black Lightning and Jim Corrigan team up to stop a hostage crisis at Garfield High School. Script by Tony Isabella, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden, inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by Rich Buckler and Colletta.

  • Issue #9
    Black Panther (1977 Marvel 1st Series) 9

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Black Musketeers, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Royer; With T'Challa still making his way back to Wakanda, the Wakandan royal family, calling themselves the Musketeers, do battle with Jakarra. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.