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Comic books April 1980

  • Issue #12
    1984/1994 (1978 Magazine) 12

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    Stories in this issue include: The Seed! by Will Richardson (a.k.a. Bill DuBay) and Alex Nino; Jailbreak...On Channel 69! by Bob Toomey and Jose Gonzalez; Over Four Billion Served by Kevin Duane and Delando Nino; The Starfire Saga part four by Will Richardson (a.k.a. Bill DuBay) and Rudy Nebres; Ghita of Alizzar part five by Frank Thorne; and Baby Makes Three! by Kevin Duane and Abel Laxamana. Cover art by Manuel Sanjulian. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #159
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 159

    April 5, 1980. Features include Robo-Hunter in "Day of the Droids" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson), the V.C.s (script by Gerry Finlay-Day, art by Cam Kennedy), Captain Klep, Judge Dredd in "The Judge Child" part 4 (scirpt by John Howard, art by Ron Smith), Fiends of the Eastern Front part 8 (script by Finlay-Day, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Blackhawk (script by Alvin Gaunt, art by Belardinelli). 2001: A Space Odyssey back cover photo feature. Smith front cover.

  • Issue #160
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 160

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    April 12, 1980. Features include Robo-Hunter in "Day of the Droids" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson), the V.C.s (script by Gerry Finlay-Day, art by Cam Kennedy), Judge Dredd in "The Judge Child" part 5 (script by John Howard, art by Mike McMahon), Fiends of the Eastern Front part 9 (script by Finlay-Day, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Blackhawk (script by Alvin Gaunt, art by Belardinelli).

  • Issue #162
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 162

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    April 26, 1980. Features include Robo-Hunter in "Day of the Droids" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson), Mach Zero (script by Ian Rogan, art by Mike Dorey), Tharg and the Cheat (art by Carlos Ezquerra), Judge Dredd in "The Judge Child" part 7 (script by John Howard, art by Brian Bolland), the Mind of Wolfie Smith (script by Tom Tully, art by Jesus Redondo), and the V.C.s (script by Gerry Finlay-Day, art by Garry Leach). The Colossus of Rodium back cover pin-up by Kevin O'Neill.

  • Issue #506
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 506
    Published Apr 1980 by DC.

    Cover art by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano. The Children's Exodus from Earth! starring Superman, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; the harry beast named Jorlan continues making trouble for Superman. Superboy cameo. 32 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #506MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 506MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. Cover art by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano. The Children's Exodus from Earth! starring Superman, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; the harry beast named Jorlan continues making trouble for Superman. Superboy cameo. 32 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #506
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #470
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 470

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. To Die A-Borning starring Starman, Merria, Mn'Torr, and Clryssa, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghal; Starmans origin continues. Brickface and the Trowel starring Plastic Man, Woozy Winks, Alonzo van Rivett, Terrance Cotta (Brickface), Mason Stucko (the Trowel), and Cindy Bloch, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #470MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. To Die A-Borning starring Starman, Merria, Mn'Torr, and Clryssa, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghal; Starmans origin continues. Brickface and the Trowel starring Plastic Man, Woozy Winks, Alonzo van Rivett, Terrance Cotta (Brickface), Mason Stucko (the Trowel), and Cindy Bloch, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #276
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  • Issue #4
    All Out War (1979) 4
    Published Apr 1980 by DC.
  • Issue #5
    Amazing Adventures (1979 3rd Series) 5
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    "Beware Of...The Blob!" Written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, with art by Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman; reprinted from Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1st Series #3 (pages 1-12 are reprinted). Also: "The End...Or the Beginning?" Origin of Cyclops, part 4 (conclusion). Written by Roy Thomas, with art by Werner Roth and Herb Trimpe; reprinted from Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1st Series #42. Characters: Jack O'Diamonds; Scott Summers; Professor X. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #5MJ
    Amazing Adventures (1979 3rd Series) Mark Jewelers 5MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Reprints X-Men #3 and #42. "Beware of the Blob!" Story by Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #3-1ST
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    Volume 3 - 1st printing. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 170 pages, B&W Illustrations. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #203
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 203

    "Bewitched, Bothered, and Be-Dazzled!" Guest-starring Dazzler. Script by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by Keith Pollard. Inks by Mike Esposito and friends. Cover by Keith Pollard and Joe Rubinstein. On the streets of New York City, Marvel's new disco sensation meets the Amazing Spider-Man! But formal introductions will have to wait as the Lightmaster is in hot pursuit of Dazzler! Once the web-slinger's enemy possesses the mutant songstress, Spider-Man learns firsthand about Dazzler's brilliant powers! Can the wall-crawler turn out the light (master) and save his new friend? Second appearance of Dazzler. Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Harry Osborn, and Flash Thompson. (Notes: Spider-Man and Dazzler cross paths again in Marvel Team-Up 109. The Lightmaster previously appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man 20. The first appearance of Dazzler took place in Uncanny X-Men 130. She appears next in Fantastic Four 217 and then in the first issue of her self-titled series: Dazzler (1981). This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 230.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #203MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 203MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Second appearance of that disco sensation, the Dazzler! "Bewitched, Bothered and Be-Dazzled!" Script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Mike Esposito and friends. Jim Mooney cover (from a Frank Miller layout). Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #63-I (166-167)
    Amazing Spider-Man (1975 Spiderman Vol 3) Spanish Series 63-I (166-167)
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    Spanish language reprints from Amazing Spider-Man #166 & 167. Cover by Rafael Lopez Espi? 7 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 40 pages, black and white.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Amazing Spider-Man The Great Newspaper Strip in Full Color PB (1980 Pocket Book) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Written by Stan Lee. Art by John Romita. Spider-Man Newspaper Strip Reprints (1980 Paperback), in color, was published by Simon & Schuster in arrangement with Marvel Comics. Spidey battles the diabolical Dr. Doom and the nigh-invincible Dr. Octopus. Softcover, 4 1/2-in x 7-in., 160 pages, full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #Year 1980, Issue 4APR
    American Cartoonist (1968) Year 1980, Issue 4APR

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    Not numbered. Program book celebrating the 85th anniversary of the comic strip with 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, 56 pages.

  • Issue #506
    American Film (1977 Magazine) 506

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    Shogun, Sidney Poitier Cover price $1.75.

  • Vol. 100 #4
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 100 #4

    April 1980. Cover by Paul Lehr. Stories: "World In the Clouds"(Part 2) by Bob Buckley, "Nightflyers" by George R. R. Martin, "Memo from the Big Chief" by David A. Roach, "Grotto of the Dancing Deer" by Clifford D. Simak. Science Fact article: "A Taste of Dragon's Egg" by Dr. Robert L. Forward. State of the Art article: "The Case Against the Critics" by Jack Williamson. Softcover, 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #291
    Archie (1943) 291

    Stories by George Gladir, Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Dan DeCarlo, Jr., Joe Edwards, Jim DeCarlo and unknown. When Mr. Flutesnoot gets upset because The Archies have no appreciation for classical music, Archie sets out to prove that The Archies can play classical music in "Musical Cheers"! Also featuring Archie in: "The American Way"; "Working Class"; and "Rap Session"! Plus: "Archie's Gag Bag" quarter-pager and "Archie - Meet Feat!!" activity page! And: Li'l Jinx's Chum Charley in the half-pager "Give Up!" 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #118
    Archie and Me (1964) 118

    "The Winner" Hostess Twinkies Cakes ad starring Josie. "Don't Quote Me!", script and pencils by Joe Edwards; Mr. Weatherbee goes around quoting a guru named Rhancid Bhutta and the students try to stop him. "Report Retort!" half-page Li'l Jinx's Chum Charley story. Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag. Statement of Ownership; Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, 272,898; Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 268,844. That's the Stuff! activity page. "Plot Plight," script by George Gladir, pencils by Joe Edwards, inks by Jon D'Agostino; The students and staff throw a 25th anniversary party for Mr. Weatherbee. "Alibi Awry"; Archie's alibi for being late doesn't work with Mr. Weatherbee. "Off the Record," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren; Miss Grundy is upset when everybody is doing silly things in the hallways to try to break school records. Archie Club News. Jogging Along activity page. "Hall of Fame," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Chic Stone; Archie and Jughead trick a freshman into running in the halls right past Mr. Weatherbee's office. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #41
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 41

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Stars and Gripes," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Archie wins a contest by Slimy Soap which entitles him to a date with a movie star. "So's Your Aunt Mathilda," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty writes into an advice column to find out how to get her hunky new neighbor to notice her. "Putting on the Dog!", script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie and Veronica try to meet the rich family from the next town who are even richer than the Lodges. "Spanks for the Advice," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Archie is babysitting Veronica's little cousin Leroy, who everybody believes needs a good spanking. "The Kiss-Off," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty has won a prize of ten kisses from Archie, which she can collect one at a time at any time she wants. "Crate Fun!", script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda; Archie and his friends find a crate; When they try to open it they all get injured. Untitled Pipsy comic, pencils by Jack Kirby; Pipsy must find out why all the athletes have bum knees right before the big game. "An Unusual Monday With Miss Grundy," script and art by Bob Bolling; After Miss Grundy puts Archie in detention yet again, she thinks she's caught him stealing the hubcaps off her car. "A Choice Choice," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; To take his mother out on her birthday, Archie has to break a date with Veronica. Jughead With Archie Digest #38 ad. 132 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #493
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 493

    World of Jughead. Hostess snack cakes ad with Josie. "Woe Blow"; A blow on the head seems to give Jughead ESP. "Power Man"; When Archie sees Jughead and Moose fighting (and Jughead winning!) he doesn't realize they are practicing for a school play. "Fruit Salad"; Jughead is wearing a banana costume because he's planning to be in an elementary school pageant about nutrition. Archie Club News. "The Quiet Man"; A con man's plan goes wrong when he tries to trick Jughead into helping him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #292
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 292

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. Hostess Fruit Pies ad with Josie, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. Vacation Vexation, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Veronica plants a travel brochure near Betty, hoping Betty will go skiing on Mount Royal thinking Veronica is going there; That way, Veronica will have the gang to herself on Snow Valley, where she's really traveling. Wind Chill Factor, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty is the object of ridicule from her friends for buying a down-filled thermal expedition parka and pants to protect her from the cold. Strung Out, script by Frank Doyle, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Veronica has some early success at macrame, something Betty doesn't do, and soon she's filling the mansion with macrame. 36 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #267
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 267
  • Issue #75
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 75
  • Issue #194
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 194

    "Interlude!" Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by George Perez and Joe Rubinstein. After their adventure in Pittsburgh last issue, Earth's Mightiest Heroes take some time off to get their affairs in order at Avengers Mansion. Wonder Man rejoins the group and the Falcon departs. The quiet afternoon is interrupted by a troubled man's arrival at the front door in desperate need of help. Apparently the gentleman has just escaped from an insane asylum. Most of the avengers except for the Wasp think the confused man is just making up a story about the Solomon Institute. But could he actually be speaking the truth? Meanwhile, the Vision grows restless and introspective during Wanda's leave of absence from the team. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #194MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 194MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Avengers enjoy a day off (so to speak) in "Interlude." Script by David Michelinie, pencils by George Perez, inks by Joe Rubinstein. Perez/Rubinstein cover. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #200UK
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    Published 1980 (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 #322
    Batman (1940) 322
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1980 by DC.
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    Batman takes on Flash's old foe, Capt. Boomerang, in "Chaos--Coming and Going!" but if that isn't complication enough, Batman has Catwoman to worry about, too! Note: Story continues in # 323. Script by Len Wein, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Vince Colletta. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #322MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 322MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Batman takes on Flash's old foe, Capt. Boomerang, in "Chaos--Coming and Going!" but if that isn't complication enough, Batman has Catwoman to worry about, too! Note: Story continues in # 323. Script by Len Wein, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Vince Colletta. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #322
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #261
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  • Issue #262
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  • Issue #263
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  • Issue #264
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  • Issue #6
    Battle of the Planets (1979 Whitman) 6

    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 "Ghost Ship" Parts 1 & 2 in which the team investigates mysterious happenings in the Bermuda Triangle. No story/art credits given. Based on the classic syndicated cartoon by Sandy Frank. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #1006
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  • Issue #1007
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  • Issue #1008
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  • Issue #1009
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  • Issue #14
    Battlestar Galactica (1979 Marvel) 14

    "Trial and Error!" Written by Roger McKenzie. Art and cover by Walt Simonson and Klaus Janson. Starbuck says goodbye to his friends, Apollo tries to bring Uri down and Boxey's determined to find himself a viper. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #89
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1971 Whitman) 89

    Whitman edition. Number/Month on cover: 90189-004, no month listed. Comic book adventures of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon characters The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. The Road Runner in "TV or Not TV," "The Detector," "Supper Song," and "Goose on the Loose." Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #132
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 132

    Featuring: 5 page story "Up a Tree" starring Beetle Bailey, Sarge Snorkel, Killer, Zero and General Halftrack, pencilled by Bill Gustafson; 6 page story "Stomach Story" starring Captain Scabbard, Sarge Snorkel, Beetle Bailey, Killer and Cookie, pencilled by Gustafson; 4 page story "What a Gas" starring Sarge Snorkel, Killer, Beetle Bailey and Cookie, pencilled by Gustafson; 3 page story "All in Fun" starring Beetle Bailey, Cosmo, Rocky and Sarge Snorkel, pencilled by Gustafson; 4 page story "Compute-err" starring Sarge Snorkel, Beetle Bailey, Rocky, Killer, General Halftrack and Miss Blips, pencilled by Gustafson. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #132
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Whitman) 132
  • Issue #110
    Betty and Me (1966) 110
  • Issue #135
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 135

    Billy the Kid in "Badland's Queen Part 1," "The Cowboy King Part 2," and "On the Dodge Part 3" in which Billy is framed for a murder. Issue also has Cheyenne Kid in "No Sanctuary" (art by John Severin) and a one-page text feature "A Western Hero." Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #1
    Blues Brothers Private (1980) 1

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    by Scott Alan Roberts and Suzanne Holl. Cover price $7.95.