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Comic books July 1980

  • Issue #167
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 167

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    July 5, 1980. Features include Comic Rock in "Terror Tube" (script by Pat Mills, art by Kevin O'Neill), the Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World (script by Kelvin Gosnell, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Judge Dredd in "The Judge Child" part 12 (script by John Howard, art by Ron Smith), the Mind of Wolfie Smith (script by Tom Tully, art by Jesus Redondo), Robo-Hunter in "Day of the Droids" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson). Kil-ray back cover pin-up by O'Neill.

  • Issue #168
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 168

    July 12, 1980. Features include the Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World (script by Kelvin Gosnell, artby Carlos Ezquerra), the Mind of Wolfie Smith (script by Tom Tully, art by Jesus Redondo), Judge Dredd in "The Judge Child" part 13 (script by John Howard, art by Ron Smith), the V.C.s (script by Gerry Finlay-Day, art by Gary Leach), and Robo-Hunter in "Day of the Droids" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson). Tomb of the Hosti back cover pin-up by Kevin O'Neill.

  • Issue #169
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 169

    July 19, 1980. Features include the Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World (script by Kelvin Gosnell, art by Carlos Ezquerra), the Mind of Wolfie Smith (script by Tom Tully, art by Jesus Redondo), Judge Dredd in "The Judge Child" part 14 (script by John Howard, art by Ron Smith), the V.C.s (script by Gerry Finlay-Day, art by Cam Kennedy), and Robo-Hunter in "Day of the Droids" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson). Wraparound cover by Mike McMahon.

  • Issue #170
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 170

    July 26, 1980. Features include the Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World (script by Kelvin Gosnell, art by Carlos Ezquerra), the Mind of Wolfie Smith (script by Tom Tully, art by Jesus Redondo), the Killer in the Cab (script by Alan Moore, art by John Richardson), Judge Dredd in "The Judge Child" part 15 (script by John Howard, art by Mike McMahon), and Robo-Hunter in "Day of the Droids" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ian Gibson).

  • Issue #509
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 509
    Published Jul 1980 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Great Space-Travel Hoax," script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman tangles with an energy-being created from the subconscious of five aliens masquerading as Earth people. "The Computers That Saved Metropolis!", script by Cary Bates, pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Dick Giordano; Alec and Shanna use a pair of TRS-80 computers to help Superman stop Major Disaster after Superman's powers become difficult for him to control. 68 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #509MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 509MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. Cover art by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano. The Great Space-Travel Hoax starring Superman, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. The Computers That Saved Metropolis! starring Superman and Major Disaster, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Dick Giordano. 64 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #473
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 473

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. Midway Madness starring Plastic Man, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith. Woozy and Plastic Man, with the help of Granetta Bloch, capture the killers of Granetta's sister Cindy. Flash Hostess ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 'Twixt Hammer and Anvil starring Starman, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko inks by Romeo Tanghal; While Starman rescues Clryssa, Merria returns to the home world only to learn that Oswin has been declared Regent. Frank Chiaramonte bio by Mike Barr. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #473MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. Midway Madness starring Plastic Man, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith. Woozy and Plastic Man, with the help of Granetta Bloch, capture the killers of Granetta's sister Cindy. Flash Hostess ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 'Twixt Hammer and Anvil starring Starman, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko inks by Romeo Tanghal; While Starman rescues Clryssa, Merria returns to the home world only to learn that Oswin has been declared Regent. Frank Chiaramonte bio by Mike Barr. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #279
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 279

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  • Vol. 25 #7
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 25 #7

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  • Issue #8
    Amazing Adventures (1979 3rd Series) 8

    "Assault on...Fortress Magneto!" Written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, with art by Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman; reprinted from Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1st Series #4 (pages 13-23 are reprinted). Characters: Intro: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants: Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Mastermind, Toad, Magneto; X-Men; Prof X. Also: "And the Mob Cried...Vengeance!" Origin of Iceman, part 2. Written by Roy Thomas, with art by George Tuska and John Verpoorten; reprinted from Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1st Series #45. Characters: Bobby Drake; Cyclops. Cover by Al Milgrom. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #8MJ
    Amazing Adventures (1979 3rd Series) Mark Jewelers 8MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Reprints X-Men #4 and #45. "Assault on Fortress Magneto!" Story by Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #5-1ST
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    Volume 5 - 1st printing. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 170 pages, B&W Illustrations. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #206
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 206
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    • Label #0003253064
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    • Label #0789806008

    "A Method in His Madness!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Gene Day (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. For the past few weeks, the devious Dr. Jonas Harrow has tormented J. Jonah Jameson with his Mental Attitude Response Variator (MARV) ray! And after forcing the Daily Bugle's publisher to have a nervous breakdown, the twisted doctor turns his attention to the city editor: Joe Robertson! While blasting Robbie (from afar) with the MARV ray, Dr. Harrow decides to radiate the entire Bugle city room! But the mad scientist is not aware that Spider-Man's alter-ego has stopped by for a visit! One thing leads to another...and the web-slinger, Jonah, and Jonas rendezvous for a meeting of the minds! May the craziest man win! (Note: This is one of only three issues John Byrne penciled for the Amazing Spider-Man title (1st series): issues 189, 190, and 206.) Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #206MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 206MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Spider-Man has to rescue J. Jonah Jameson yet again in "A Method in His Madness!" Script by Roger Stern, pencils by John Byrne, inks by Gene Day. Al Milgrom cover. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #206UK
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    United Kingdom edition. "A Method in His Madness!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Gene Day (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. For the past few weeks, the devious Dr. Jonas Harrow has tormented J. Jonah Jameson with his Mental Attitude Response Variator (MARV) ray! And after forcing the Daily Bugle's publisher to have a nervous breakdown, the twisted doctor turns his attention to the city editor: Joe Robertson! While blasting Robbie (from afar) with the MARV ray, Dr. Harrow decides to radiate the entire Bugle city room! But the mad scientist is not aware that Spider-Man's alter-ego has stopped by for a visit! One thing leads to another...and the web-slinger, Jonah, and Jonas rendezvous for a meeting of the minds! May the craziest man win! (Note: This is one of only three issues John Byrne penciled for the Amazing Spider-Man title (1st series): issues 189, 190, and 206.)

  • Vol. 100 #7
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 100 #7

    July 1980. Cover by Broeck Steadman. Stories: "Anasazi"(Part 1) by Dean Ing, "The Dreamsender" by Timothy Zahn, "Toadstool Sinfonia" by Laurence M. Janifer, "Gambler's War" by Eric Vinicoff and Marcia Martin, and "The Girl in the Attache Case" by Gary Alan Ruse. Science Fact article: "Quark Stars" by Margaret L. Silbar. Softcover, 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #294
    Archie (1943) 294

    Last 40c cover priced issue. Cover by Dan DeCarlo. Stories by Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Joe Edwards and unknown. Archie and Jughead try to get revenge on a childhood bully in "Revenge is Sweet"! Also featuring Archie in: "My Stars"; "Happy Times"; and "Second Site"! Plus: "Archie - The Inside Story" activity page; "Archie's Gag Bag" half-pager; and a pin-up of Archie, Jughead and Veronica! And: Li'l Jinx in the 1-pager "Returning Your Call"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #120
    Archie and Me (1964) 120

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    Last 40-cent cover price issue. Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg. "Shopping Spree" Hostess Twinkies Cakes ad starring Josie. "Treed," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Mr. Weatherbee asks Archie to take car of his bonsai tree while he is out of town. "Well Done!" one-page story starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Mr. Weatherbee Gag Bag. "Game Acclaim," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg inks by Bob Smith; Archie is caught playing a hand-held video game at school so Mr. Weatherbee takes it until school is dismissed but soon Mr. Weatherbee learns how addictive the game can be. Archie Club News. "I.Q. Miscue," script by George Gladir, pencils by Chic Stone, inks by Jon D'Agostino; A computer mix-up causes Archie to be classified as a gifted student. "Plane Facts"; Miss Grundy takes Archie's paper airplane and tries to throw it in the trash can. Weighing in Daze! activity page. "Silly Thinker"; Mr. Weatherbee asks Archie to do an important task but he gets distracted by a pretty girl. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #73
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 73
  • Issue #496
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 496
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Water damage.

    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun. Cover by Dan DeCarlo. Hostess snack cakes ad with Josie. "Wet N' Wonderful," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; The Lodges get an obnoxious new neighbor who thinks nothing of inviting himself over to share the Lodge pool. Veronica models fashion designs submitted by readers, art by Dan DeCarlo. "Youth Has Its Fling," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty and Veronica decide to emulate Tom Sawyer and raft down the small river that runs near Riverdale. "Aid To The Enemy," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Smitten with a handsome attendant at the beach first aid station, Veronica keeps faking accidents so she'll have an excuse to spend time with him. "A Court Case," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; In order to entice Betty into a game of tennis, Veronica vows not to lose her temper on the court. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #295
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 295

    Last 40-cent cover price. Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. In A Baggy Bag, art by Dan DeCarlo Jr.; Veronica convinces the other girls to begin wearing the new style of baggy slacks, even though all the boys hate them. Talk Of The Town, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Mr. Lodge is stunned by how long Betty and Veronica can talk. Hobby Lobby, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; When Veronica hears that Betty is the favorite in a dollhouse competition, and that Betty will use the prize on Archie, she decides to enter as well. 36 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #270
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 270
  • Issue #142
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 142
  • Issue #77
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 77

    Last 40-cent cover price. Cover art by Stan Goldberg. "Shopping Spree" Hostess snack cakes ad starring Josie. "Shake n' Bake," script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; Mary makes a cake for the bake sale and leaves it for Archie to deliver; When Archie and Jughead drop the cake they are forced to try to make one themselves. "Monumental Answer" starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards; Who was the Washington Monument named after, Charley Hawse? Archie's Gag Bag. "Choose Your Partner"; Melody tests out Alan and Alex with a kiss to determine which one Josie should date. "All in a Days Work"; Sabrina uses magic to do her chores and still complains about what a strenuous day she's had. Archie Club News. "A Fresh Air Puzzle" page with Coach Kleats. "Letter Alone" activity page with Miss Haggly. "All Those Charms," script and pencils by Dexter Taylor, inks by Rudy Lapick; Little Sabrina gives Little Betty a magic bracelet that makes her irresistible to the boys. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #197
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 197

    "Prelude of the War-Devil!" Script by David Michelinie. Art by Carmine Infantino (layouts) and Jack Abel's little helpers (finishes). Cover by George Perez and Bob McLeod. Earth's Mightiest Heroes get stuck in an elevator! The Scarlet Witch announces her return to the team! And something's wrong with Carol Danvers, AKA Ms. Marvel! Meanwhile, the newly reconstructed Red Ronin is kidnapped by his own creator. Cameo appearance by Ant-Man. (Notes: Red Ronin previously appeared in Godzilla 17.) Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #197MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 197MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Red Ronin storyline begins in "Prelude of the War-Devil!" Script by David Michelinie, layouts by Carmine Infantino, inks by "Jack Abel's Little Helpers." George Perez/Bob McLeod cover. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #197UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 197UK

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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 #325
    Batman (1940) 325
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1980 by DC.

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. "Death--Twenty Stories High," script by Roger McKenzie, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Steve Mitchell; Commissioner Gordon summons Batman to the roof of police headquarters; He gets shot at by a would-be assassin and then captures him; Batman saves Gordon and his rival for the post of police commissioner, Robert Brand, from getting killed by a pair of gunmen. Hostess Twinkies ad starring the Flash, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Answer Man featuring Bob Rozakis. Cary Bates bio by Mike Barr. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #325MJ
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  • Issue #325
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #270
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  • Issue #271
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  • Issue #272
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  • Issue #273
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  • Issue #1019
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  • Issue #1020
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  • Issue #1021
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  • Issue #1022
    Battle Picture Library (1961-1984 IPC/Fleetway) 1st Series 1022

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  • Issue #63
    Battlefield Action (1957) 63

    War comic book featuring stories of action on the battlefield. This issue has five different stories from five different historical eras: "490 B.C. the Battle of Marathon," "218 B.C. the Battle of Cartagina," "1805 the Battle of Austerlitz," "1918 the Battle of the Marne," and "1945 the Battle of Remagen." Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #17
    Battlestar Galactica (1979 Marvel) 17

    Part 1 of 2 - "Ape and Essence!" Written by Roger McKenzie. Art and cover by Walt Simonson and Klaus Janson. The crew of the Battlestar Galactica encounter a new breed of humanoid and this encounter may prove to be their last! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #90
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1971 Whitman) 90

    Whitman edition. Number/Month on cover: 90189-007, no month listed. Comic book adventures of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon characters The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. The Road Runner in "Chickened Out," "Birthday Blues," "Wheeler-Dealer," and "A Stranger in Danger." Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #6
    Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest (1979) 6

    Reprints: "Clark Kent's Masquerade as Superman!" by Otto Binder and Al Plastino from Action Comics #331; "How Lois Lane Got Her Job" by Otto Binder and Kurt Schaffenberger from Lois Lane #17; "Jimmy Olsen's 1000th Scoop!" by Robert Bernstein, Curt Swan and John Forte from Jimmy Olsen #51; "The Super-Cigars of Perry White!" by Elliot maggin, Curt Swan and Vince Colletta from Action Comics #436; "Clark Kent, Gentleman Journalist!" by Bill Finger and Al Plastino from Superman #85; "Dear Dr. Cupid!" by Jerry Siegel and Kurt Schaffenberger from Lois Lane #45; "The Last Headline!" by Martin Pasko, Curt Swan and Tex Blaisdell from Superman #280; "The Superman Spectaculars" by Bill Finger, Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye from Action Comics #211; "Jimmy Olsen Editor-in-Chief!" by Leo Dorfman, Curt Swan and George Klein from Jimmy Olsen #63; "The End of the Planet!" by Edmond Hamilton and Al Plastino from Superman #79. Ross Andru/Dick Giordano cover. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #112
    Betty and Me (1966) 112

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    Last 40-cent cover price. Cover by Dan DeCarlo. Shopping Spree Hostess snack cakes ad with Josie. "Gambling Woman"; Betty chastises Archie and Jughead for gambling, then makes a bet with Archie. "Ice Scream" one-page Li'l Jinx's Chum Gigi story by Joe Edwards. "The Rainmaker"; Betty and Archie keep getting caught by storms. "The Call of the Master," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty claims that Archie is so weak-willed that he'll come running whenever Veronica mentions his name. "Service with a Guile"; Betty and Archie get jobs at a summer resort, but Betty is in for a surprise when Veronica and her dad come to stay. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #164
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 164

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Mystery of the Mobile Museum," script by J. M. DeMatteis, pencils by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inks by Steve Mitchell; Batman, Hawkman, and Shiera Hall attempt to battle a mysterious force that lifts the Midway City Museum into space and animates objects within the structure to battle them. A Flash in the Dam ad for Hostess snack cakes featuring the Flash. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #164MJ
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  • Issue #164
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    Whitman edition Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #220
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Whitman) 220

    Whitman edition. Number/Month on cover: 90070-007, no month listed. Comic book adventures of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon character Bugs Bunny. Issue features "The Treasure Trek," "Hocus Pocus Private Eye," and "Dream Machine." Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #247
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 247

    Part 1 of 3 - "By the Dawn's Early Light!" Guest-starring Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan. Story by Roger Stern and John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Joe Rubenstein. Baron Von Strucker escapes SHIELD custody and Cap pursues. Meanwhile, the devious Machinesmith uncovers an enormous and dangerous treasure. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #247MJ
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