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Comic books December 1979

  • Issue #1-1ST
    1941 The Illustrated Story GN (1979) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Stephen Bissette and Rick Veitch. Adapted by Allan Asherman. Introduction by Steven Spielberg. A graphic adaptation of the classic World War II comedy starring John Beluschi. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 70 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #10
    1984/1994 (1978 Magazine) 10

    Stories in this issue include: The Whatever Shop! by Jim Stenstrum and Alex Nino; Herma by Bill DuBay and Jose Gonzalez; The Little Spaceship that Could! by John Ellis Sech and Jose Ortiz; The Klanks are Coming! The Klanks are Coming! by Rich Margopoulos and Vic Catan; The Starfire Saga part two by Bill DuBay and Rudy Nebres (in color); Ghita of Alizarr part three by Frank Thorne; Haxtur by Victor de la Fuente; and Thinking of You! by Nicola Cuti and Abel Laxamana. Includes letter by comics artist Ronn Sutton. Cover art by Patrick Woodroffe. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #141
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 141

    December 1, 1979. Features include Judge Dredd in "The Black Plague" part 2 (script by John Howard, art by Ron Smith), the V.C.s (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Gary Leach), Captain Klep, the Stainless Steel Rat (script by Kelvin Gosnell, art by Carlos Ezquerra), the Mind of Wolfie Smith (script by Tom Tully, art by Vano), and Blackhawk (script by Alvin Gaunt, art by Belardinelli). Half-page ad for the Palitoy Star Wars Collection. Back cover is part two of Starlord's Guide to the Galaxy.

  • Issue #142
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 142

    December 8, 1979. Features include Judge Dredd in "The Black Plague" part 3 (script by John Howard, art by Ron Smith), the V.C.s (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Cam Kennedy), the Stainless Steel Rat (script by Kelvin Gosnell, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and the Mind of Wolfie Smith (script by Tom Tully, art by Vano), Blackhawk (script by Alvin Gaunt, art by Belardinelli). Back cover is part three of Starlord's Guide to the Galaxy.

  • Issue #143
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 143

    December 15, 1979. Features include Judge Dredd in "The Black Plague" part 4 (script by John Howard, art by Ron Smith), the V.C.s (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Cam Kennedy), Captain Klep, the Stainless Steel Rat (script by Kelvin Gosnell, art by Carlos Ezquerra), the Mind of Wolfie Smith (script by Tom Tully, art by Vano), and Blackhawk (script by Alvin Gaunt, art by Ramon Sola). One-page review of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture." Back cover is part four of Starlord's Guide to the Galaxy. Ezquerra front cover.

  • Issue #144
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 144

    December 22, 1979. Features include Judge Dredd (script by John Howard, art by Mike McMahon), Ro-jaws (script by Pat Mills, art by Kevin O'Neill), the Stainless Steel Rat (script by Kelvin Gosnell, art by Carlos Ezquerra), the Mind of Wolfie Smith (script by Tom Tully, art by Mike White), Captain Klep, and Blackhawk (script by Alvin Gaunt, art by Sola). Brian Bolland wraparound cover (inspired by Close Encounters of the Third Kind).

  • Issue #145
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 145

    December 29, 1979. Features include Judge Dredd (script by John Howard, art by Mike McMahon), the V.C.s (script by Ian Rogan, art by Gary Leach), the Mind of Wolfie Smith (script by Tom Tully, art by Mike White), the Stainless Steel Rat (script by Kelvin Gosnell, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Captain Klep, Blackhawk (script by Alvin Gaunt, art by Belardinelli), and Tharg's Christmas Tale (art by Ezquerra).

  • Issue #502
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 502
    Published Dec 1979 by DC.

    Superman and Supergirl in "Fall and Rise of the Star-Child!" written by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Julius Schwartz, editor. When an alien baby arrives on earth in a space ship much as Superman did, the Man of Steel and Supergirl join forces to prepare him for his new life. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #502MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 502MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. Superman and Supergirl in "Fall and Rise of the Star-Child!" written by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Julius Schwartz, editor. When an alien baby arrives on earth in a space ship much as Superman did, the Man of Steel and Supergirl join forces to prepare him for his new life. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #502
    Action Comics (1978 Whitman) 502

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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Masters Guide HC (1979 TSR) Revised Edition 1-1ST

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    Revised Edition - Official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Dungeon Masters Giude - 1st printing. By Gary Gygax. Every game needs a Dungeon Master and this comprehensive tome provides all the rules and knowledge needed to challenge, excite, and entertain your gaming party for hours on in. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 240 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #272
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 272

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  • Issue #1
    Alien Magazine (1979 Warren Publishing) 1

    Stories by Richard Meyers and others. A studio-sanctioned look at the highly influential debut film in the Alien series. Interviews with creature designer H.R. Giger and actor Harry Dean Stanton; production photos and deleted scenes; a look at the proposed sequel Alien II, later scrapped in favor of James Camerons Aliens. 8 1/2 in. x 11 in. 48 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #2
    All Out War (1979) 2
  • Issue #1
    Amazing Adventures (1979 3rd Series) 1

    "X-Men" is written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, with art by Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman; reprinted from Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1st Series #1 (pages 1-12 are reprinted). Characters: Intro: X-Men; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Magneto. Also: "A Man Called...X" is written by Roy Thomas, with art by Werner Roth and John Verpoorten; reprinted from Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1st Series #38. Characters: Professor X; Agent Fred Duncan; Cyclops [Scott Summers]. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #199
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 199
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    "Now You See Me! Now You Die!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Pablo Marcos. The madness of Mysterio plagues the wall-crawler! After escaping from the Master of Illusion's underwater trap at the nursing home, the web-slinger returns to his aunt's former home in Queens...only to find Mysterio! Why are the bad guys so interested in May's old house? The amazing one tackles Mysterio to get the answers, but unfortunately all he gets is another defeat! Will Spider-Man ever find out what happened to his dear Aunt May? Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, Liz Allan, Flash Thompson, Sha Shan, and the burglar. (Note: The wall-crawler battles Mysterio again in Spectacular Spider-Man 50 & 51.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #199MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 199MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Mysterio and Spider-Man are still going at it in "Now You See Me! Now You Die!" Script by Marv Wolfman, layouts by Sal Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #503
    American Film (1977 Magazine) 503

    Herbert Ross's Nijinsky, the seventies Cover price $1.75.

  • Vol. 99 #12
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 99 #12

    December 1979. Cover by Vincent DiFate. Stories: "The Visitors"(Part 3) by Clifford D. Simak, "The Moon Goddess and the Son" by Donald Kingsbury, "Long Shot" by Dean McLaughlin, "Life Among the Brain Stealers" by Frederick William Croft, and "Qualification Test" by Paul J. Nahin. Science Fact article: "The Spaceport"(Part 2) by Roger Arnold and Donald Kingsbury. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #287
    Archie (1943) 287

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Jim DeCarlo. Stories by Frank Doyle, George Gladir, Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Dan DeCarlo, Jr., Dan DeCarlo, Joe Edwards, Rudy Lapick and Jim DeCarlo. Archie is desperate to take Veronica to a dance where Reggie is squiring a professional actress, in order to try to be as impressive as he fears Reggie will be, in "The Star"! Plus: Li'l Jinx misinterprets her father's demands in the half-pager "Stop, Look and Glisten"; two Archie newspaper strips; "Getting Your Letter" Archie maze puzzle; Archie and Jughead decide to market the mud from their fishing hole as a beauty treatment in "The Skin Game"; sick of paying through the nose for gasoline, Archie goes to Dilton in hopes the genius can solve his fuel problems in "A Fuel Fool"; and with Smithers' help, Archie tumbles to the scam Reggie is using to impress Veronica in "Reserve Decision"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #68
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 68
  • Issue #39
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 39

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    American Edition 75¢ cover price. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #39CAN
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) Canadian Edition 39CAN

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    Canadian Edition 95¢ cover price variant. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #489
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 489

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    Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular. Betty and Veronica debate whether its better to give or receive; Mr. Lodge has to choose between a million-dollar deal and a family Christmas; Veronica uses her wealth to help a classmate in a time of need. Written by Frank Doyle with art by Dan DeCarlo, plus Lil Jinx by Joe Edwards. 32 pages. Cover by DeCarlo. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #288
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 288

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. Maze puzzle with a dancing theme featuring Veronica. Strings Attached, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty gets mad at Veronica to the point where she hides out when Veronica comes calling. Jog Jag, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Since Veronica is decked out in her designer jogging outfit, Betty convinces her that it might actually be fun to try jogging. Reflection Of The Truth, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Mr. Lodge buys a two-way mirror for one of the mansion rooms, then he and Veronica use it to spy on people. 36 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #263
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 263
  • Issue #137
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 137

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo (?). "The Experts"; Archie and Jughead try to fix Mr. Lodge's TV. "Bowled Over!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Greg explains football to Gigi. "Big Ethel - by the Telephone" activity page. "The Bell Ringer"; Dilton has a trick to help Archie trick Veronica into hearing bells ring when they kiss. "How Charming"; Veronica gets Betty a silver necklace with a zodiac charm for her birthday. Archie Club News. Archie Gag Bag. "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow," pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; Professor Flutesnoot invents a chemical that will instantly stimulate hair growth. "The Bookworm Turns" Hostess Fruit Pies ad starring Josie. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #19
    Attack (1971 5th Series Charlton) 19

    Reprints Fightin' Marines (1951 St. John/Charlton) #132. Stories by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia, Enrique Nieto and unknown. Featuring: "Nemesis"; "The Vanished Foe"; "Jap!"; and the 1-page story "Defeat at Midway"! Plus: 1-page text story "The Elephant"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #190
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 190

    "Heart of Stone" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Daredevil. Script by Steven Grant. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by John Byrne and Dan Green. Peter Gyrich is fed up with the Avengers constantly changing roster! So he drags Earth's Mightiest Heroes before a special Senate hearing to break up the team! Will the federal government succeed in doing what the likes of Kang, Ultron, and the Grim Reaper have failed to do through the years? Meanwhile as the Senate proceedings take place, a strange grey creature violently moves thru the New York subway system towards Manhattan! Who's going to stop the mysterious monster once it emerges on the streets? Are the Avengers available...or will red tape keep them in the courtroom? Cameo appearance by the Grey Gargoyle. Flashback cameos by Graviton and Ultron. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Ms. Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp, and Wonder Man. (Note: The Grey Gargoyle previously appeared in Thor 259.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #190MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 190MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Heart of Stone" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Daredevil. Script by Steven Grant. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by John Byrne and Dan Green. Peter Gyrich is fed up with the Avengers constantly changing roster! So he drags Earth's Mightiest Heroes before a special Senate hearing to break up the team! Will the federal government succeed in doing what the likes of Kang, Ultron, and the Grim Reaper have failed to do through the years? Meanwhile as the Senate proceedings take place, a strange grey creature violently moves thru the New York subway system towards Manhattan! Who's going to stop the mysterious monster once it emerges on the streets? Are the Avengers available...or will red tape keep them in the courtroom? Cameo appearance by the Grey Gargoyle. Flashback cameos by Graviton and Ultron. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Ms. Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp, and Wonder Man. (Note: The Grey Gargoyle previously appeared in Thor 259.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #196UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 196UK

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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 #2-932
    Aventura Serie Aguila (1979 Editorial Novaro) Spanish 2-932

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    Spanish edition reprint of "Hercules Unbound #12". 5.5-in. x 7.5-in. 32 pages, full color.

  • Issue #318
    Batman (1940) 318
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1979 by DC.

    Cover art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. "My City Burns at Both Ends--It Will Not Last the Night!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Batman rescues a girl from a burning building; He faces Firebug, who shoots napalm from his fingertips at Batman; Bruce Wayne dances with Selina Kyle, who gets a strange headache. Hostess snack cakes ad with Superman. Answer Man DC questions and answers by Bob Rozakis. Green Arrow & Human Target parody strip by Fred Hembeck. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #318MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #318
    Batman (1940) Whitman 318
    Published Dec 1979 by Whitman.

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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #247
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  • Issue #248
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  • Issue #249
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  • Issue #250
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  • Issue #251
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  • Issue #4
    Battle of the Planets (1979 Gold Key) 4

    Comic book based on the Japanese sci-fi cartoon which aired in the United States in syndicated television in the late 1970s. G-Force in "The Creeping Forest" in which the team battles a living jungle in Hawaii and "The Earthquake Menace" in which G-Force tries to stop Zoltar's power to cause earthquakes. Stories by Gary Poole and art by Winslow Mortimer. Based on the classic syndicated cartoon by Sandy Frank. Featuring G-Force. No. on cover: 90304-912. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #4
    Battle of the Planets (1979 Whitman) 4

    Comic book based on the Japanese sci-fi cartoon which aired in the United States in syndicated television in the late 1970s. G-Force in "The Creeping Forest" in which the team battles a living jungle in Hawaii and "The Earthquake Menace" in which G-Force tries to stop Zoltar's power to cause earthquakes. Stories by Gary Poole and art by Winslow Mortimer. Based on the classic syndicated cartoon by Sandy Frank. Featuring G-Force. No. on cover: 90304-912. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #988
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  • Issue #989
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  • Issue #990
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  • Issue #991
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  • Issue #992
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  • Issue #10
    Battlestar Galactica (1979 Marvel) 10

    "This Hungry Planet!" Written by Bill Mantlo. Art by Pat Broderick and Barreto and Marcos. Cover by Pat Broderick and Terry Austin. Can the brave crew of the Galactica survive an encounter with a sentient planet that devours all who come in contact with it? Cover price $0.40.

  • Vol. 23 #3
    Baum Bugle A Journal of Oz (1957) Vol. 23 #3

    The Baum Bugle: A Journal of Oz (1979) Volume 23 #3 is published three times annually by The International Wizard of Oz Club.

  • Issue #10
    Beagle Boys vs. Uncle Scrooge (1979 Gold Key) 10

    Featuring: 10 page Beagle Boys and Uncle Scrooge story "The Frame-Up" written by Vic Lockman and pencilled by Jack Manning; 9 page Beagle Boys and Uncle Scrooge story "Jungle Bungle" written by Vic Lockman and pencilled by Jack Manning; 5 page story "Supersensitive Situation" starring the Beagle Boys, Uncle Scrooge, Supersensitive-666 [S-666] (a Beagle Boy) and Loan-Shark Beagle, written by Vic Lockman and pencilled by Jack Manning. Cover by Jack Manning and Bill Wright. Cover price $0.40.