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Comic books April 1979

  • Issue #107
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 107

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    April 7, 1979. Features include Judge Dredd in "The Day the Law Died" (script by John Howard, art by Ron Smith), Robo-Hunter (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson), Strontium Dog (script by Grover, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Dan Dare in "The Servant Awakes" (script by Tom Tully, art by Dave Gibbons), and Ro-busters (script by Pat Mills, art by Mike McMahon). Fergee back cover pin-up by Brian Bolland. Ezquerra front cover.

  • Issue #108
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 108

    April 14, 1979. Features include Judge Dredd in "The Day the Law Died" (script by John Howard, art by Ron Smith), Robo-Hunter (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson), Strontium Dog in "Journey Into Hell" (script by Grover, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Ro-busters in "The Gold Ships of Free-Dome" (script by Pat Mills, art by Mike McMahon), and Tharg's Future-Shocks: Together (script and art by J. Higgins). Star Wars ad for Palitoy. Wulf back cover pin-up by Ezquerra.

  • Issue #109
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 109

    April 21, 1979. Features include Robo-Hunter (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson), Tharg's Future-Shocks: Sacrifice (script by Alan Hebden, art by Mike White), Strontium Dog in "Journey Into Hell" (script by Grover, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Dan Dare in "Attack on Eternium" (script by Tom Tully, art by Dave Gibbons), and Ro-busters in "The Fall and Rise of Ro-jaws and Hammer-stein" part 7 (script by Pat Mills, art by Mike Dorey). Star Wars ad for Palitoy. Walter & Rowena back cover pin-up.

  • Issue #110
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 110

    April 28, 1979. Features include Judge Dredd in "Punks Rule" (script by John Howard, art by Brian Bolland), Robo-Hunter (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson), Strontium Dog in "Journey Into Hell" part 7 (script by Grover, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Dan Dare (script by Tom Tully, art by Dave Gibbons), and Ro-busters (script by Pat Mills, art by Mike Dorey). SWtarlord back cover pin-up.

  • Issue #494
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 494
    Published Apr 1979 by DC.

    "The Secet of the Super-S!" Starring Superman. Story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Clark Kent resigns his job at WGBS and returns to his job at the Daily Planet, but not all is as it seems. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #494MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Variant. "The Secet of the Super-S!" Starring Superman. Story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Clark Kent resigns his job at WGBS and returns to his job at the Daily Planet, but not all is as it seems. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #494UK
    Action Comics (1938 DC) UK Edition 494UK

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    UK Edition, 12 pence cover price. "The Secet of the Super-S!" Starring Superman. Story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Clark Kent resigns his job at WGBS and returns to his job at the Daily Planet, but not all is as it seems.

  • Issue #494
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #264
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 264
  • Issue #1
    All Star Story of the Dodgers (1979) 1

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  • Issue #191
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 191
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    "Wanted for Murder: Spider-Man!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. The publisher of the Daily Bugle is in a state of rage following the presumed death of his son last issue! And J. Jonah Jameson puts all the blame on the amazing one! Determined to take aggressive action against the web-slinger, Jonah visits Professor Spencer Smythe and asks him to create another spider slayer! Ironically, Professor Smythe has one standing by all ready to go! But it's a trap for Jonah now...and the Spectacular Spider-Man later! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, Dr. Marla Madison, and Joe Robertson. Last 35¢ issue. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #191MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 191MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Last 35c issue. The Spider-Slayer returns in "Wanted For Murder: Spider-Man!" Script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Mike Esposito. Statement of ownership: average print run 558,630; average paid circulation 258,156. Cover price $0.35.

  • Apr 16 1979
    American Cartoonist (1968) Apr 16 1979

    Not numbered. Wraparound cover by Robinson. Photos and news from the 1978 Reuben Awards Celebration, Dinner, and after party bash. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., black and white, 48 pages.

  • Issue #406
    American Film (1977 Magazine) 406

    Jill Clayburgh Cover price $1.75.

  • Vol. 99 #4
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 99 #4

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    April 1979. Cover by John Sanchez. Stories: "Titan"(Conclusion) by John Varley, "Duty, Honor, Planet" by Michael McCollum. "Reunion" by Paul J. Nahin, "Share it with Me" by Kirill Bulychev, "Pathway" by Edward A. Byers, "Redeemer" by Gregory Benford, "The Thirteenth Utopia" by Somtow Sucharitkul, and "Mayfair" by Thomas Sullivan. Science Fact article: "Build your own A-Bomb and Wake up the Neighborhood" by George W. Harper. Softcover, 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #279
    Archie (1943) 279

    First 40c cover priced issue. Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Rudy Lapick. Stories by Frank Doyle, George Gladir, Joe Edwards and Bob Montana. Art by Dan DeCarlo, Jr., Joe Edwards, Bob Montana, Jim DeCarlo and Rudy Lapick. Archie tries to learn how to be a great lover by reading the book "How To Succeed in Romance" by self-help guru Willard Waters. When Veronica pretends to respond to the Waters technique, Archie goes out and buys every book Waters ever wrote in "Words of Wisdom"! Plus: Reggie explains that no two "flakes" are alike in the half-pager "Snow Show"; a daily newspaper strip as the quarter-pager "Archie's Gag Bag"; "To the Point Puzzle" Archie activity page; Veronica's bratty cousin Leroy humiliates Archie and Jughead at the old-fashioned art of ice sliding in "Skid Row"; Li'l Jinx tries to avoid falling on the ice in the 1-pager "Slide Walks"; Archie and Chuck are horrified at the new school rule: no swimming in the pool without a hair net in "Net Loss"; and in a freezing mountain cabin, Archie tries to follow a scientific theory that if you keep your temples, wrists and feet warm, you don't have to wear anything else no matter how cold it is in "Bleary Theory"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #109
    Archie and Me (1964) 109
  • Issue #35
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 35

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  • Issue #481
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 481

    Last 35-cent cover price. The World of Jughead. Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino. Hostess snack cakes ad with Josie. "The Cold Trail Caper," pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Joe Edwards; Jughead and Archie try to become private detectives. "Teacher's Pet," art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead attempts to endear himself to the teachers. "The Dress," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead's opinion of Veronica's new dress gets him in a lot of trouble with a lot of people. "Snooze Cruise," script by George Gladir, art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead takes a tour of the neighborhood in a hammock without even waking up. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #280
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 280

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    First 40-cent cover price. Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Diary Dear, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica sneaks a look at Betty's diary and finds some very steamy entries that couldn't possibly be true. The Welcoming Committee, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Spotting two incoming freshmen students, Betty and Veronica try to extend a gesture of welcome. Their gesture, though, is treated with suspicion. Advertisement for Little Archie Comics Digest Annual #4. The Price You Pay, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty enlightens her father about how many products young, beautiful girls like her use to stay young and beautiful. Hostess Fruit Pies ad with Josie, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. 36 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #255
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 255

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  • Issue #66
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 66
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    First 40-cent cover price. "One Last Fling," inks by Jon D'Agostino; Mr. Weatherbee complains that he never had a chance to act like a teenager so maybe he should start now. Hostess ad with Josie. Statement of ownership; Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 109,526; Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 119,895. "It's a Snap"; There's a diamond thief loose at a birthday party where the Pussycats are playing. "Pie Man," art by Dexter Taylor; Little Betty tries to make a peach pie for Archie when Juggie tells her it's Archie's favorite. "Tacky Situation," pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Aunt Hilda is annoyed at Harvey again so she tries to take some precautions. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #182
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 182

    "Honor Thy Father!" Part 2 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom and Bob Layton. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch have mysteriously collapsed inside Avengers Mansion. Dr. Donald Blake tries to diagnose their condition, but he doesn't realize that Wanda's and Pietro's souls have been transferred into miniature dolls! How did Django Maximoff do that? Fortunately, Jocasta picks up a trail of mystic energy that leads to a rundown rooming house in the Bowery. And inside a small guest room, the Avengers wage a bizarre battle against apparitions of the Toad, Nighthawk, and Princess Python! Can the Avengers free Wanda and Pietro from the clutches of the nivashi stone? Final 35¢ issue. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Iron Man, Jocasta, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man, and Yellowjacket. (Notes: This issue reveals several details about the upbringing of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch along with Django Maximoff's involvement in the events of Spider-Woman (1st series) 12. This issue was reprinted in 1994 in the trade paperback: The Yesterday Quest. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek. The letters page also contains a statement of ownership: average print run 370,012; average paid circulation 162,996.) 32 pages. Last 35c cover-priced issue. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #182MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 182MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Last 35-cent cover price. "Honor Thy Father." Script by David Michelinie, pencils by John Byrne, inks by Klaus Janson. Nighthawk guest appearance. Letter to the editor from comics writer Kurt Busiek. The letters page also has a statement of ownership--average print run 370,012; average paid circulation 162,996. Al Milgrom/Bob Layton cover. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #182UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 182UK

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  • Issue #188UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 188UK

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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 #310
    Batman (1940) 310
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1979 by DC.

    Cover art by Joe Kubert. "The Ghost Who Haunted Batman," script by Len Wein, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; Batman faces the Gentleman Ghost, whose gang is robbing the Riverside Museum, and an enemy he never expected: Alfred Pennyworth. Hostess Twinkies ad starring Superman. Letter from comics writer Paul Levitz. Statement of ownership; Average # of copies sold previous year: 125,421. Daily Plane Extra Volume 79 Issue 1 Week of January 8, 1979; Information on Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes 250, Sgt. Rock #327, comics on sale the week of January 22, Ask the Answer Man and Fred Hembeck strip featuring Superboy, Superman and Supergirl. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #310MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 310MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Batman solo in "The Ghost Who Haunted Batman!" Script by Len Wein, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano. Joe Kubert cover. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #310UK
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    Published Apr 1979 by DC.

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has a different cover price. Cover art by Joe Kubert. "The Ghost Who Haunted Batman," script by Len Wein, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; Batman faces the Gentleman Ghost, whose gang is robbing the Riverside Museum, and an enemy he never expected: Alfred Pennyworth. Hostess Twinkies ad starring Superman. Letter from comics writer Paul Levitz. Statement of ownership; Average # of copies sold previous year: 125,421. Daily Plane Extra Volume 79 Issue 1 Week of January 8, 1979; Information on Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes 250, Sgt. Rock #327, comics on sale the week of January 22, Ask the Answer Man and Fred Hembeck strip featuring Superboy, Superman and Supergirl. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #310
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #213
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  • Issue #214
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK [Battle-Action] 214

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  • Issue #215
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK [Battle-Action] 215

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  • Issue #216
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK [Battle-Action] 216

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  • Issue #953
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  • Issue #954
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  • Issue #955
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  • Issue #956
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  • Issue #2
    Battlestar Galactica (1979 Marvel) 2

    "Exodus!" Based on the TV series created by Glen Larson. Adapted by Roger McKenzie. Art by Ernie Colon. The last survivors of the human race are on a quest across the galaxy in search of their ancestral home, a planet called Earth. But a race of machines, the Cylons, is hunting them down and will not stop until every last human has been exterminated! NOTE: One-page Hostess ad, "Spider-Man Puts Himself in the Picture!" Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2UK
    Battlestar Galactica (1979 Marvel) UK Edition 2UK

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    Distributed in the United Kingdom (England). Exact copy of American edition except for cover price.

  • Issue #2
    Battlestar Galactica (1979 Whitman) 2

    Whitman edition. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2
    Beagle Boys vs. Uncle Scrooge (1979 Gold Key) 2

    Scrounging Scrooge proves..."There's Cash in Trash"! The 15 page Beagle Boys and Uncle Scrooge story is written by Vic Lockman and pencilled by Jack Manning. Plus: 5 page Beagle Boys and Uncle Scrooge story "Ratty's Birthday Party" starring the Beagle Boys, Uncle Scrooge, Ratty and Claude Hand, written by Vic Lockman and drawn by Pete Alvarado & Bill Wright; 4 page Beagle Boys and Uncle Scrooge story "The Scent of a Cent" starring the Beagle Boys, Uncle Scrooge and Ratty, written by Vic Lockman and drawn by Pete Alvarado & Bill Wright. Cover by John Carey & Larry Mayer. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #2
    Beagle Boys vs. Uncle Scrooge (1979 Whitman) 2

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #78
    Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 Gold Key) 78

    Featuring: 6 page Beep Beep the Road Runner story "Surprise Party"; 6 page Beep Beep the Road Runner story "Flying High" starring Beep Beep the Road Runner and Daffy Duck; 5 page Beep Beep the Road Runner story "The Mutt Mistake"; 5 page Beep Beep the Road Runner story "Dust Bust." Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #78
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1971 Whitman) 78

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #126
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 126
  • Issue #126
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Whitman) 126

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  • Issue #101
    Betty and Me (1966) 101

    First 40-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. Leaving Town Hostess snack cake ad with Josie. "The Nifty Fifties," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty throws a "fifties party", where everyone dresses in vintage clothing and dances to fifties rock and roll. Statement of ownership: Total Paid Circulation, avg. 12 months 116,456. "Trial Style," script by George Gladir, pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; A high school aptitude test that says Betty has the makings of a lawyer gives her a dream that night about taking Veronica to court. Betty's Best Actress Maze by Joe Edwards. "Clean Sweep," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty is carrying an old-fashioned broom as a prop for a school play, and everyone makes jokes about how it makes her look like a witch. "Grid Kid," script by George Gladir, pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; In order to pry cheerleader Betty away from football player Archie, school paper reporter Veronica prints a story shoving Betty toward the girls' football team and away from cheering for the boys team. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #128
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 128

    All reprints: Billy the Kid in "El Chivito" and "Geronimo's Revenge!" The Cheyenne Kid in "The Second Battle of Red Ridge" and "The Rivals." All art and cover by John Severin. Cover price $0.30.