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Comic books January 1981

  • Issue #193
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 193

    January 3, 1981. Features include Strontium Dog in "The Doc Quince Case" part 4 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Dash Decent in "Pong Strikes Back" (script by Angus and Kevin O'Neill, art by O'Neill), the Mean Arena (script by Tom Tully, art by John Richardson), Judge Dredd in "The Fink" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Mike McMahon), Meltdown Man (script by Alan Hebden, art by Belardinelli), and Return to Armageddon (script by Malcolm Shaw, art by Jesus Redondo). McMahon cover.

  • Issue #194
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 194

    January 10, 1981. Features include Strontium Dog in "The Bad Boys Bust" part 1 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Dash Decent in "Death Plunge 2000 (A.D.)" (script by Angus and Kevin O'Neill, art by O'Neill), the Mean Arena (script by Tom Tully, art by John Richardson), Judge Dredd in "The Fink" part 2 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Mike McMahon), Meltdown Man (script by Alan Hebden, art by Belardinelli), and Return to Armageddon (script by Malcolm Shaw, art by J. Redondo). Two-page review of the Flash Gordon movie with photos. Dave Gibbons cover.

  • Issue #195
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 195

    January 17, 1981. Features include Strontium Dog in "The Bad Boys Bust" part 2 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Meltdown Man (script by Alan Hebden, art by Belardinelli), Return to Armageddon (script by Malcolm Shaw, art by J. Redondo), Judge Dredd in "The Fink" part 3 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Mike McMahon), Dash Decent in "A Decent Burial?" (script by Angus and Kevin O'Neill, art by O'Neill), and Judge Dredd in "Knock on the Door" (script by Grover, art by Emberton). Gundola back cover pin-up by O'Neill. Ian Gibson front cover.

  • Issue #196
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 196

    January 24, 1981. Features include Strontium Dog in "The Bad Boys Bust" part 3 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Dash Decent in "Who Goes Where?" (script by Angus and Kevin O'Neill, art by O'Neill), a Ro-jaws' Robo-tale, "Spirit of Vengeance" (script by Gary Rice, art by Dave Gibbons), Judge Dredd in "The Fink" part 4 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Mike McMahon), Meltdown Man (script by Alan Hebden, art by Belardinelli), and Return to Armageddon (script by Malcolm Smith, art by Johnny Johnson). Angel Gang back cover pin-up. Gibbons front cover.

  • Issue #197
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 197

    January 31, 1981. Features include Strontium Dog in "The Bad Boys Bust" part 4 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra), the Mean Arena (script by Tom Tully, art by John Richardson), Dash Decent in "When Hordes Collide" (script by Angus and Kevin O'Neill, art by O'Neill), Judge Dredd in "Pirates of the Atlantic" part 1 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ron Smith), Meltdown Man (script by Alan Hebden, art by Belardinelli), and Return to Armageddon (script by Malcolm Shaw, art by Johnny Johnson). Three-page article on a Dan Dare TV series with art by Brian Bolland, Brett Ewins, and Brendan McCarthy. Tharg back cover pin-up. Bolland front cover.

  • Issue #217
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 217

    June 20, 1981. Prog: 217 Featuring: Strontium Dog "Portrait of a Mutant" (Part 15 of 19) Written by Alan Grant, Art by Carlos Ezquerra; Tharg's Future-Shocks "The Last Rumble of the Platinum Horde!" Written by Alan Moore, Art by John Higgins; Judge Dredd "The Psycos" (Part 2 of 2) Written by T.B. Grover, Art by Barry Mitchell; "Return To Armageddon" (Part 33 of 34) Written by Malcolm Shaw, Art by Redondo; "The Meltdown Man" (Part 40 of 50) Written by Alan Hebden, Art by Belardinelli. Cover by Mike McMahon. Saddle Stitched Newsprint, 8-in x 11-in, 28 Pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #1982
    Action Annual HC (1976-1984 Fleetway) UK Edition #1982

    1982 - A Fleetway Annual! Includes comic stories, articles, and word puzzles. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 144 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #515
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 515
    Published Jan 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. "This Is My World, and You're Welcome to It!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; The Earth has been transformed into a world in which Vandal Savage rules and Superman is his servant, but Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen convince the Man of Steel to turn on his master. The Flash Meets the Bureauc-Rat ad. "Sorry - Wrong Powers!", script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta; The Atom must track down the kidnappers of Professor Hyatt, despite the fact that meddling by a cosmic being has given him the powers of the Atom of Earth-Two. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #515MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 515MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. It is believed these variants were distributed only in regions near U.S. military bases. Cover art by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano. This Is My World, and You're Welcome to It! starring Superman, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Sorry--Wrong Powers! starring Atom, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Fiend Folio HC (1981 TSR) 1-1ST

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    1st Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Don Turnbull. A tome of creatures malevolent and benign - this volume contains alphabetical listings of monsters designed for use with the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (1st Edition) game system. Each creature is described and most are illustrated for easy identification. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #285
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 285

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  • Issue #1
    Alien Encounters (1981 FantaCo) 1
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    Special Flying Saucer Issue! "Earth Invasion" is written by Larry Shell, with art by Steve Bissette; "Chairman Mao and the Men from Mars" is written and illustrated by Steve Stiles; "There's No Business Like Space Business" is written and illustrated by Fred Hembeck; "Fast Food" is written by Tim Boxell, with art by Rich Larson and Tim Boxell; "Saucer Attack" is written and illustrated by George Erling; "Surviving Son" (parody of Kal El (Superman) being saved from Krypton) is written and illustrated by Mike Zeck; "Pick of the Litter" is written and illustrated by Steve Bissette; "Watcher from the Skies" is written by Bill Kelley, with art by Tom Yeates; "U.F.O. Indoors" is written and illustrated by Howard Cruse; "Outpost" is written by Larry Shell, with art by Tom Yeates. Plus: pin-ups by Rudy Nebres and Tom Sutton. Cover by George Chastain. B&W, 7 1/4" x 11" Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #14D
    Amazing Adventures (1979 3rd Series) 14D

    Direct Edition - "Unus, the Untouchable!" Written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, with art by Jack Kirby and Chic Stone; reprinted from Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1st Series #8. Characters: X-Men (Professor X (cameo); Angel; Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman); Unus (intro); Mastermind. Cover by Jack Kirby and Chic Stone. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #14N
    Amazing Adventures (1979 3rd Series) 14N

    Newsstand Edition - "Unus, the Untouchable!" Written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, with art by Jack Kirby and Chic Stone; reprinted from Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1st Series #8. Characters: X-Men (Professor X (cameo); Angel; Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman); Unus (intro); Mastermind. Cover by Jack Kirby and Chic Stone. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #212
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 212
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    "The Coming of Hydroman!" First appearance of Hydro-Man. Script by Denny O'Neil. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom. The adventure with the Sub-Mariner is over! And now the cargo ship with the wall-crawling escort heads back into port. But before the vessel can dock, a bizarre accident sends a crewmember tumbling overboard near an experimental undersea generator! And instantly a new super-villain is born...Hydro-Man! Shortly thereafter Morrie Bench (aka Hydro-Man) starts settling scores with old enemies across the city! And Spider-Man is on his list! At high noon atop an NYC office building, Hydro-Man tries to drown the web-slinger! Does the amazing one need a life jacket? Cameo appearances by J. Jonah Jameson and Joe Robertson. (Notes: Hydro-Man returns in Amazing Spider-Man 217. This issue includes a full-page ad for Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Captain America and Nick Fury vs. the Trapster.) Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #212MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 212MJ

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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.50.

  • Vol. 54 #2
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    January, 1981;

  • Issue #198101
    American Cinematographer (1920) 198101

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    January 1981. Film magazine dating back to 1920 dedicated to the art and craft of cinematography. Cover price $2.00.

  • Vol. 101 #1
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 101 #1

    January 1981. Cover by Rick Sternbach. Stories: "Shuttle Down"(Part 2) by Lee Correy, "Emergence" by David R. Palmer, "Sailing, Through Program Management" by Al Charmatz, "Green Winter" by F. Paul Wilson, "Expendable" by Charles V. De Vet, and "Heroic Measures" by Edward Wellen. Science Fact article: "Mercury's Missing Divot" by J. E. Enever. Softcover, 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #300
    Archie (1943) 300

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo. "Party of the First Part," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie is suspicious that something is going on, but the gang are intent on avoiding him; When the gang won't tell Archie whats going on, he decides to get information from Dilton and Moose, but neither of them are talking; Archie bemoans his fate to his parents, who think he's over-reacting; Archie decides to become a hermit and decides to live in a cave. "His Personal Touch" one-page Li'l Jinx's Pal, Charley story by Joe Edwards. Word scramble puzzle by Joe Edwards. Archie Club News. Hostess Twinkies ad with Sabrina the Teenage Witch. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #502
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 502

    Archies Christmas Love In Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #301
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 301

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    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Roll Toll, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica tries to win a Skating Queen contest at the restaurant where the waitresses wear roller skates, and Betty is one of the wait staff. Betty And Veronica's Fashion World fashion two-pager, art by Dan DeCarlo Jr. Making The Grade, script by Frank Doyle, art by Dan DeCarlo Jr.; Miss Grundy uses psychology to get Veronica to stop hating Betty for being smarter than she is. Vacation Deflation, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; The Lodges are touring Europe and all Veronica can think of is writing descriptive letters to Betty in order to make her jealous. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #274
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 274
  • Issue #147
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 147
  • Issue #156
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 156
  • Issue #1-1ST
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    1st printing. By Nick Meglin. Foreword by Federico Fellini. A collection of more than 150 examples of the finest in humorous illustration. Featuring the talents of Sergio Aragones, Paul Coker, Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, Gerry Gersten, Johnny Hart, Allan Jaffee, Bob Jones, Donald Reilly, Norman Rockwell, Arnold Roth, and Maurice Sendak. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Asterix and the Great Divide GN (1980 Dargaud Edition) 1-REP

    Dargaud (Hodder & Stoughton) Edition - 2nd and later printings. Story and art by Albert Uderzo. The path of true love never did run smooth, especially when the sweethearts' fathers have dug a ditch right through their village, dividing it in half! Such is the case with star-crossed lovers Histrionix and the beautiful Melodrama, who call upon Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix to sort out the political wrangling. Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 48 pages, full color.

  • Issue #26-1ST
    Asterix HC (1961-2015 Dargaud) French Edition 26-1ST

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    NOTE: All Text is in French - Volume 26 - 1st printing. "Asterix and the Black Gold (L'odyssée d'Astérix)!" Written by René Goscinny. Art by Albert Uderzo. Phoenician merchant Ekonomikrisis has forgotten the druid Getafix's order for rock oil - an essential ingredient in the magic potion. So Asterix and Obelix go prospecting for black gold in the Middle East. Can they also outwit the Roman secret agent Dubbelosix and his amazing folding chariot, equipped with all the latest spy gadgets? Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/4-in., 48 pages, full color.

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  • Issue #1-REP
    Asterix in Corsica GN (1980 Dargaud Edition) 1-REP

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    Dargaud (Hodder & Stoughton) Edition - 1st printing. Covers on reprints may vary. Verify printing by indicia. Written by Rene Goscinny. Art by Albert Uderzo. FFollow the hilarious adventures of the wily Gallic hero, Asterix, and his friends as they protect their town from dastardly Roman legionnaires in these hysterical historical tales - re-colored, re-linked, and released in their original order! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/4-in., 48 pages, full color.

  • Issue #25
    Attack (1971 5th Series Charlton) 25

    Reprints. Cover inks by Dick Giordano. Stories by unknown. Art by Sam Glanzman, Bill Molno & Vince Alascia, Rocke Mastroserio and unknown. Featuring: "U.S.S. Parrot's Last Battle"; "We Sank the Mountain"; "Death Fog"; and the 1-page story "Lest We Forget: John Paul Jones"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #203
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 203
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    "Night of the Crawlers" Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Carmine Infantino. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Carmine Infantino and Dan Green. The Beast and Wonder Man were not around for the Avengers' titanic battle vs. Ultron last issue. Where were they? Somehow Hank McCoy and Simon Williams have become lost on the streets of Manhattan while walking back to Avengers Mansion! Since the two avengers can't make heads or tails of the streets, they descend into the sewer system to find their home on Fifth Avenue and East 70th Street! But there's something creepy and crawly down in the sewers! A very bizarre encounter awaits Wonder Man and the Beast! (Note: This issue includes a full-page ad for Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Iron Man.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #203MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 203MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Night of the Crawlers" Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Carmine Infantino. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Carmine Infantino and Dan Green. The Beast and Wonder Man were not around for the Avengers' titanic battle vs. Ultron last issue. Where were they? Somehow Hank McCoy and Simon Williams have become lost on the streets of Manhattan while walking back to Avengers Mansion! Since the two avengers can't make heads or tails of the streets, they descend into the sewer system to find their home on Fifth Avenue and East 70th Street! But there's something creepy and crawly down in the sewers! A very bizarre encounter awaits Wonder Man and the Beast! (Note: This issue includes a full-page ad for Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Iron Man.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #331
    Batman (1940) 331
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1981 by DC.

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. "Closed Circuit!", script by Marv Wolfman (plot) and Michael Fleisher (dialogue), pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank McLaughlin; The Electrocutioner, a self-appointed executioner of bad guys who escape justice, begins a series of crook-killings in Gotham City with his electrically-charged suit; Talia goes to the Batcave, seeking sanctuary in the wake of Ra's Al Ghul's apparent death; Batman and Robin have falling out. Hostess Fruit Pies ad starring Aquaman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. "Wolf in the Fold," script by Mike Barr, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Steve Mitchell; Batman disguises himself as policeman Al Nelson to try and find the person responsible for the disappearance of police investigator Mark Rearden. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #331MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #296
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  • Issue #297
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  • Issue #298
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  • Issue #299
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  • Issue #300
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  • Issue #1045
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  • Issue #1046
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  • Issue #1047
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  • Issue #1048
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  • Issue #66
    Battlefield Action (1957) 66

    Reprints are from Fightin' Navy (1956) #86 and #88. Cover by Sam Glanzman? Stories by Joe Gill? and unknown. Art by Sam Glanzman, Bill Molno, Vince Alascia and Sal Trapani. Featuring: "1 Mile to Eternity"; "The Suicide Ships"; "The Crippled Raider"; and "Bombardment Ship"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #23
    Battlestar Galactica (1979 Marvel) 23

    Final Issue - "The Last Hiding Place!" Written by Walt Simonson. Art and cover by Walt Simonson and Klaus Janson. The last survivors of the human race and the brave crew of the Battlestar Galactica have lived through Cylon attacks and all the perils the galaxy has to through at them. Now, there is one last challenge before them - Space Pirates! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #9
    Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest (1979) 9

    Reprints: "Bat-Murderer!" by Len Wein and Jim Aparo from Detective Comics #444; "Break-In at the Big House" by Len Wein and Jim Aparo from Detective Comics #445; "Slaughter in Silver" by Len Wein and Jim Aparo from Detective Comics #446; "Enter: The Creeper" by Len Wein, Ernie Chan and Dick Giordano from Detective Comics #447; "Bedlam Beneath the Big Top!" by Len Wein, Ernie Chan and Dick Giordano from Detective Comics #448; "Angel - - or Devil?" by Frank Robbins, Irv Novick and Dick Giordano from Batman #216. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Blondie and Dagwood's America SC (1981) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Dean Young and Rick Marschall. Introduction by Bob Hope. Chic Young's BLONDIE appears in more newspapers than any other comic strip character in history, and for more than fifty years has made us all laugh. In celebration, here is a glorious tribute to Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead, America's favorite family. Here's the behind-the-scenes story of the strip, and a colorful selection of the best of Blondie - all packed with fun, hilarity,sentiment and love. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 144 pages, PC/PB&W. All Ages Cover price $10.35.

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    1st printing. NOTE: All text is in French. By Denis Sire. Pulp adult adventures from the classic Heavy Metal artist. Hardcover, 9 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., 54 pages, full color. Mature Readers NOTE: All text is in French.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Bois Willys HC (1981 French Edition) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. NOTE: All text is in French. By Denis Sire. Pulp adult adventures from the classic Heavy Metal artist. Hardcover, 9 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., 54 pages, full color. Mature Readers NOTE: All text is in French.

  • Issue #170
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 170
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    Cover by Jim Aparo. "If Justice Be Blind!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Jim Aparo; Nemesis trails the Head to Gotham City and teams up with Batman to bring his foe to justice. Flash Meets the Bureauc-Rat ad for Hostess Fruit Pies. 36 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.