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Comic books May 1979

  • Issue #111
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 111

    May 5, 1979. Features include Judge Dredd in "The Exo-Men" part 1 (script by John Howard, art by Ron Smith), Robo-Hunter (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson), Strontium Dog in "Desert of the Living Dead" (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 Kevin O'Neill). Charlie, Hero of the Northpool back cover pin-up by Gibbons. Smith front cover.

  • Issue #112
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 112

    May 12, 1979. Features include Judge Dredd in "The Exo-Men" part 2 (script by John Howard, art by Ron Smith), Robo-Hunter (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson), Strontium Dog in "Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ezquerra), Dan Dare (script by Tom Tully, art by Dave Gibbons), and Ro-busters (script by Pat Mills, art by Kevin O'Neill). Superman stars in a Trebor Chews back cover ad.

  • Issue #113
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 113

    May 19, 1979. Features include Judge Dredd in "The DNA Man" part 1 (script by John Howard, art by Brett Ewins), Rick Random in "The Riddle of the Astral Assassin" (script by Steve Moore, art by Ron Turner), Strontium Dog (script by T.B. Grover, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Dan Dare (script by Tom Tully, art by Dave Gibbons), and Ro-busters in "The Fall and Rise of Ro-jaws and Hammer-stein" part 11 (script by Pat Mills, art by Mike McMahon). Superman ad for Trebor Chews on the back cover. McCarthy front cover.

  • Issue #114
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 114

    May 26, 1979. Features include Judge Dredd in "The DNA Man" part 2 (script by John Howard, art by Brett Ewins), Rick Random in "Riddle of the Astal Assassin" part 2 (script by Steve Moore, art by Ron Turner), Strontium Dog in "Journey Into Hell" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Dan Dare (script by Tom Tully, art by Dave Gibbons), Ro-busters in "The Fall and Rise of Ro-jaws and Hammer-stein" part 12 (script by Pat Mills, art by Mike McMahon). Tharg back cover pin-up by Wyatt.

  • Issue #495
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 495
    Published May 1979 by DC.

    Superman in "Attack of the Ultimate Warrior!" with story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. A legendary invincible seven-foot Kryptonian Guardian appears on earth with none other than Kal-El as his prey. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #495MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 495MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. Superman in "Attack of the Ultimate Warrior!" with story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. A legendary invincible seven-foot Kryptonian Guardian appears on earth with none other than Kal-El as his prey. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #495UK
    Action Comics (1938 DC) UK Edition 495UK

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    UK Edition, 12 pence cover price. Superman in "Attack of the Ultimate Warrior!" with story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. A legendary invincible seven-foot Kryptonian Guardian appears on earth with none other than Kal-El as his prey. 32 pages, full color.

  • Issue #495
    Action Comics (1978 Whitman) 495

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #4
    Action Specials (1976-1980 IPC) 4

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    Holiday Special 1979. 64 pages.

  • Issue #463
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 463

    "Urtumi the Image Eater" Starring the Flash (Barry Allen). Script by Cary Bates, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Joe Giella. "Mind Over Murder!" Starring Deadman. Script by Len Wein, pencils by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. "The Night of the Soul Thief!" Script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Dave Hunt. The JSA faces off vs. Fredrick Vaux, the true mastermind behind Jensen acquiring his mystic powers. "Climax" Starring Aquaman. Script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Joe Giella. "The Insanity Swarm" Starring Wonder Woman. Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Frank Mclaughlin. Cover art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #167
    Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1955 Pines/Dell/Gold Key) 167

    # on Cover. 90010-905. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #265
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 265

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  • Issue #192
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 192

    "24 Hours Till Doomsday!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Bob McLeod. The dynamic cover says it all! J. Jonah Jameson and the Amazing Spider-Man handcuffed together to a bomb...that's set to explode in 24 hours! Wow, what a revoltin' development! But it's the master plan of the dying Spencer Smythe! With time of the essence, the web-slinger and Jonah visit Dr. Curt Connors; however neither the good doctor nor NYPD's bomb squad can defuse the explosive! And to make matters worse, the Fearsome Fly attacks the desperate duo during their trek across town! With the timer ticking towards zero, the wall-crawler and the Daily Bugle publisher return to Smythe's lab for one final attempt to save themselves! It's now or never for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Final appearance of Professor Spencer Smythe. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, Flash Thompson, and Harry Osborn. First 40¢ issue. (Notes: The Fly formerly appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 10. This story was reprinted in Amazing Spider-Man (2nd series) 20.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #192MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 192MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. First 40 cent issue. Spider-Man faces off against the Fly and Professor Spencer Smythe (inventor of the Spider-Slayers)! As if that's not bad enough, Spidey must do it while handcuffed to J. Jonah Jameson the whole time! "24 Hours Till Doomsday!" Script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Jim Mooney. Pollard/Bob McLeod cover. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #192
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Whitman Variants 192

    Whitman Variant. "24 Hours Till Doomsday!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Bob McLeod. The dynamic cover says it all! J. Jonah Jameson and the Amazing Spider-Man handcuffed together to a bomb...that's set to explode in 24 hours! Wow, what a revoltin' development! But it's the master plan of the dying Spencer Smythe! With time of the essence, the web-slinger and Jonah visit Dr. Curt Connors; however neither the good doctor nor NYPD's bomb squad can defuse the explosive! And to make matters worse, the Fearsome Fly attacks the desperate duo during their trek across town! With the timer ticking towards zero, the wall-crawler and the Daily Bugle publisher return to Smythe's lab for one final attempt to save themselves! It's now or never for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Final appearance of Professor Spencer Smythe. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, Flash Thompson, and Harry Osborn. First 40¢ issue. (Notes: The Fly formerly appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 10. This story was reprinted in Amazing Spider-Man (2nd series) 20.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #1546
    Amazing Spider-Man Playing Cards (1979 Marvel) #1546

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    A deck of 52 playing cards featuring your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man on the backside of the cards. Great for collectors or for Poker Night! NOTE: Still sealed in original packaging.

  • Vol. 52 #3
    Amazing Stories (1926 Pulp) Vol. 52 #3
  • Issue #3
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    8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 12 pages, black and white with photos and illustrations.

  • Issue #4
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    8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 12 pages, black and white with photos and illustrations.

  • Issue #5
    American Cartoonist (1977) 5

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    Hal Foster front cover art. Kurt Swan back cover art. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 12 pages, black and white with photos and illustrations.

  • Issue #407
    American Film (1977 Magazine) 407

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    Robert Redford, Mario Puzo Cover price $1.75.

  • Vol. 99 #5
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 99 #5

    May 1979. Cover by Paul Lehr. Stories: "The Monkeys thought 'Twas all in Fun" by Orson Scott Card, "A Twice-Toed Tale" by George W. Harper, "Old Friends Across Time" by Paul J. Nahin, "Quantum Jump" by M. David Stone, and "Ghostwritten Man" by Eric Vinicoff and Marcia Martin. Science Fact articles: "Twenty Years to Space" by Thomas A. Easton, and "War and Space" by Charles Duelfer. State of the Art article: "Science Fiction and 'Literature' or the Conscience of the King" by Samuel R. Delany. Softcover, 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #1979-1ST
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    1979 - 1st printing. Includes: "Introduction" (Donald A. Wollheim); "Come to the Party" (Frank Herbert and F. M. Busby); "Creator" (David Lake); "Dance Band on the Titanic" (Jack L. Chalker); "Cassandra" (C. J. Cherryh); "In Alien Flesh" (Gregory Benford); "SQ" (Ursula K. Le Guin); "The Persistence of Vision" (John Varley); "We Who Stole the Dream" (James Tiptree, Jr.); "Scattershot" (Greg Bear); and "Carruthers' Last Stand" (Dan Henderson). Hardcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 268 pages, Text Only.

  • Issue #280
    Archie (1943) 280

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Jim DeCarlo. Stories by Frank Doyle, Jim Ruth, George Gladir, Joe Edwards and Bob Montana. Art by Dan DeCarlo, Jr., Joe Edwards, Bob Montana, Jim DeCarlo and Rudy Lapick. Archie and Veronica meet Adam, an alien who was orphaned at an early age and is searching the universe to find his home planet, in "Far-Out Friend"! Plus: Li'l Jinx's Pal Mort in the half-pager "The End!"; two newspaper strips as the half-pager "Archie's Gag Bag"; "Archie's Dream Cast!" activity page; after Veronica tells him to get a job, Archie goes to work for an escort service, which trains him to be irresistible to women in "Root of All Evil"; Archie tries to prove that he can brave the winter in a threadbare coat and no boots, just like the soldiers at Valley Forge, in "Cold Courage"; Archie's ski instructor teaches him to stop in the 1-pager "Stop Prop"; and Archie tries to get Jughead's mind off eating in "Raring to Go"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #10
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 10

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  • Issue #14
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 14

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  • Issue #62
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 62
  • Issue #482
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 482

    First 40-cent cover price. Betty and Veronica Spectacular. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. "Moon Mission," inks by Jim DeCarlo; In a tale set in the far future, Betty and Veronica use their small shuttle craft to outwit and defeat an invading alien strike force and protect Earth's moon base. "The Manhunters," script by Frank Doyle, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty tries to explain to a skeptical Veronica why Archie is a problem. Veronica's Vacation Puzzle by Joe Edwards. "The New Image," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Veronica completely changes her look, then gets angry when nobody recognizes her. Hostess snack cakes ad with Josie. "That Sinking Feeling," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty perfects the ability to totally relax. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #281
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 281

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    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. The Searcher, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Still in search of his roots, Adam the alien beams back down to Earth; Veronica invites him to stay over at the Lodge mansion for a while. Mental Image, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty's physical tics when she's concentrating are getting fantastic results for her, but they're annoying everyone around her. Know Your Enemy, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty and Veronica get ambushed by Archie and Jughead throwing snowballs; So later Veronica arranges it so that Moose thinks Archie and Jughead ambushed him. Hostess Fruit Pies ad with Josie, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. Heat Rave, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Veronica is impervious to the bitter cold because her clothing is wired for heat. 36 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #256
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 256
  • Issue #131
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 131
  • Issue #183
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 183

    "The Redoubtable Return of Crusher Creel!" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Klaus Janson. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Ms. Marvel and the Falcon join the Avengers! And it won't be long before they see action! Down on the docks, Clint Barton is having lunch at a local diner when an angry patron bumps into him! It's Crusher Creel! Where did he come from? Forget that question. The better one is: who's going to stop him? Hawkeye makes a quick phone call to Avengers Mansion, and the battle is joined shortly thereafter! The Absorbing Man just wants to escape to South America, but Earth's Mightiest Heroes stand in his way! Meanwhile, Wanda and Pietro begin their cross-atlantic voyage to Europe with Django Maximoff. First 40¢ issue. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: The Absorbing Man previously appeared in Incredible Hulk 209. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #183MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 183MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Redoubtable Return of Crusher Creel!" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Klaus Janson. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Ms. Marvel and the Falcon join the Avengers! And it won't be long before they see action! Down on the docks, Clint Barton is having lunch at a local diner when an angry patron bumps into him! It's Crusher Creel! Where did he come from? Forget that question. The better one is: who's going to stop him? Hawkeye makes a quick phone call to Avengers Mansion, and the battle is joined shortly thereafter! The Absorbing Man just wants to escape to South America, but Earth's Mightiest Heroes stand in his way! Meanwhile, Wanda and Pietro begin their cross-atlantic voyage to Europe with Django Maximoff. First 40¢ issue. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: The Absorbing Man previously appeared in Incredible Hulk 209. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #189UK
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    Published 1979 (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 #183
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Whitman Variants 183

    Whitman Variant. "The Redoubtable Return of Crusher Creel!" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Klaus Janson. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Ms. Marvel and the Falcon join the Avengers! And it won't be long before they see action! Down on the docks, Clint Barton is having lunch at a local diner when an angry patron bumps into him! It's Crusher Creel! Where did he come from? Forget that question. The better one is: who's going to stop him? Hawkeye makes a quick phone call to Avengers Mansion, and the battle is joined shortly thereafter! The Absorbing Man just wants to escape to South America, but Earth's Mightiest Heroes stand in his way! Meanwhile, Wanda and Pietro begin their cross-atlantic voyage to Europe with Django Maximoff. First 40¢ issue. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: The Absorbing Man previously appeared in Incredible Hulk 209. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #311
    Batman (1940) 311
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1979 by DC.

    Cover art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. "Dr. Phosphorus Is Back!", script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Batman investigates a Gotham nuclear reactor that goes critical and teams with Batgirl to take on Dr. Phosphorus, who threatens to "reign over all" in Gotham City. Hostess Twinkies ad starring Wonder Woman. The Answer Man DC questions and answers by Bob Rozakis. Sgt. Rock parody strip by Fred Hembeck. Letter from comics writer Paul Levitz. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #311MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 311MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Batgirl guest-stars with Batman in a book-length adventure titled "Dr. Phosphorus is Back!" Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank McLaughlin. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #311
    Batman (1940) Whitman 311
    Published May 1979 by Whitman.
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #217
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK [Battle-Action] 217

    May 5, 1979. 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; 10p cover price.

  • Issue #218
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK [Battle-Action] 218

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    May 12, 1979. 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; 10p cover price.

  • Issue #219
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK [Battle-Action] 219

    May 19, 1979. 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; 10p cover price.

  • Issue #220
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK [Battle-Action] 220

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    May 26, 1979. 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; 10p cover price.

  • Issue #958
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  • Issue #959
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  • Issue #960
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  • Issue #961
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  • Issue #1980
    Battle Picture Weekly Annual HC (1975-1988 IPC) Battle Action Force/Battle Annual #1980

    1980 (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 #3
    Battlestar Galactica (1979 Marvel) 3

    "Deathtrap!" Based on the TV series created by Glen Larson. Adapted by Roger McKenzie. Art by Ernie Colon. The Cylons have laid a deadly trap and not even the brave crew of the Galactica may be able to save the colony this time! Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #3
    Battlestar Galactica (1979 Whitman) 3

    Whitman edition. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Battlestar Galactica The Photostory PB (1979) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. This is the biggest and best full color photo-adventure ever! Includes the complete spectacular Universal movie and more than 700 exciting live action scenes. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 192 pages, full color. Cover price $2.50.