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Comic books November 1981

  • Issue #238
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 238

    November 14, 1981. Features include Rogue Trooper (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Colin Wilson), Nemesis the Warlock (script by Pat Mills, art by Kevin O'Neill), the Mean Arena (script by Tom Tully, art by Eric Bradbury), Judge Dredd in "Block Mania" part 3 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ron Smith), and Abelard Snazz in "The Double Decker-Dome Strikes Back" (script by Alan Moore, art by Mike White). O'Neill cover.

  • Issue #239
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 239

    November 21, 1981. Features include Ace Trucking Co. (script by Grant Grover, art by Ian Gibson), Nemesis the Warlock (script by Pat Mills, art by Kevin O'Neill), Judge Dredd in "Block Mania" part 4 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ron Smith), the Mean Arena (script by Tom Tully, art by Mike White), and Rogue Trooper (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Dave Gibbons). O'Neill cover.

  • Issue #525
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 525
    Published Nov 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "Neutron Nightmare!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Nat Tryon, one of Lex Luthors hirelings, is changed by a radiation bombardment into Neutron, a nuclear-powered villain, and seeks revenge on Superman for not delivering him from his predicament. "Air Wave Goes Blank!", script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Hal dresses up as Green Lantern for a costume party. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #487
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 487

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. To Die Twice... In Fire and Ice--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen; The Dial H For Hero kids stop two villains from wrecking a rocket designed to fix the hole in the ozone layer. Hostess ad starring Red Tornado, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. To Charm a Serpent--Dial "H" For Hero, script by George Kashdan, art by Don Heck; Chris King and Viki Grant use the H dials to save the town from a giant snake. 36 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Vol. 26 #12
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 26 #12
  • Issue #3
    All Star Squadron (1981) 3

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. The Dooms of Dark December!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Jerry Ordway; As Per Degaton, victorious, begins his plans to attack the United States West Coast after the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, Danette Reilly appears alongside the All-Stars, with fire powers gained after being left unconscious inside an artificial volcano by Degaton; Her powers, alongside the All-Stars, free the JSA'ers, and together they defeat Degaton (who reawakens back in 1947, once again as a lab assistant to Prof. Zee), but not before realizing that they were too late to stop the attack of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941. Super-Villain Fact File page. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #222
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 222

    "Faster than the Eye!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Walt Simonson. The new and improved Speed Demon is on the loose! And robbing various department stores left and right! But when the lightning-fast villain brags about hitting the Bloomingdale's next, your friendly neighborhood web-slinger decides to go shopping! After the Speed Demon cruises through the display counters and merchandise racks, he encounters a wall-crawling roadblock! Will the Speed Demon run through the express checkout? Or will Spider-Man cancel his order? A fun story! Cameo appearances by J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson, and Lance Bannon. Flashback cameos by the Grandmaster, Thor, Goliath, and Captain America. (Notes: The Speed Demon previously appeared in Avengers Annual 8 (as the Whizzer of the Squadron Sinister). He returns in Marvel Team-Up 121. Ed Hannigan provided the cover sketch.) 32 pages. 50 cent cover price. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #222MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 222MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Speed Demon tries to run rings around Spidey in "Faster than the Eye!" Script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Bob Hall, inks by Jim Mooney. Walt Simonson cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Vol. 101 #12
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 101 #12

    November 1981. Cover by Wayne Barlowe. Stories: "Dragonstar"(Part 3) by David Bischoff and Thomas F. Monteleone, "Petals of Rose" by Marc Stiegler, "Job Inaction" by Timothy Zahn, "Tremors" by L. A. Taylor, "A Second Chance" by Al Charmatz, and "The Guilt Game" by Eric Vinicoff. Science Fact article: "Rubber Sheet Physics" by Tim Poston and Ian Stewart. Softcover, 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Arak Son of Thunder (1981) 3

    Arak goes against magic and might in "Sword of the Iron Maiden." First appearance of Valda the Iron Maiden. Script by Roy Thomas and art by Ernie Colon and Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #310
    Archie (1943) 310

    Last 50-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Switch Hitch," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jimmy DeCarlo; Archie tries to schedule his classes to be the same as the new girl so he can get close to her. "Inching Up!"; Charley wonders if inchworms should be renamed according to the metric system. "Shore Dinner Shambles"; Archie and Jughead go to a clambake but it ends up getting rained out. "Blind Date Blues"; Mr. Lodge and Veronica want Archie to go on a date with the daughter of one of Mr. Lodge's business friends. "Who Do You Trust?"; Betty comes over to Archie's house while his parents are out and they just watch TV because they feel too guilty to do anything else. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #20
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 20
  • Issue #311
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 311
    • Water damage.

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Hostess Twinkies ad, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. The Route Of The Matter, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; Archie has changed the route he takes to jog and the girls want to know why. Net Fret, script by George Gladir, art by Dan DeCarlo; In order to compete with Veronica at tennis, since Veronica has been taking expensive lessons, Betty goes to her cousin the tennis pro and gets lessons of her own. Sad's Not Bad, script by Frank Doyle, art by Dan DeCarlo; Betty is depressed due to reading angst-ridden Pam Pittmore novels; Her friends notice and all try to cheer her up. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #161
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 161
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    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick. The Gamblers, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Archie and Jughead drive Veronica crazy by placing million-dollar bets on everything they do. Snob Hill, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Cheryl Blossom and her brother Jason are warned that they face "demerits and public disgrace" if they continue their pursuit of those two low-class townies, Archie and Veronica. Cheryl Blossom's Fashion page, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. Critic's Award, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; A door-to-door Mavis Cosmetics saleslady tries to sell Veronica some products. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Vol. 5 #12
    Asimov's Science Fiction (1977-2019 Dell Magazines) Vol. 5 #12

    November 23, 1981 - Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 180 pages, Text (With B&W illustrations and photos). Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #31
    Attack (1971 5th Series Charlton) 31

    Reprints from #4 and #7. Cover by A. Martinez & Jeannette Elier. Stories by unknown. Art by A. Martinez & Jeannette Elier and Don Perlin? Certain death lay behind The American Eagle, the leading ace against Hitler's Luftwaffe...and ahead toward the raging flames over the Rumanian oilfields! The mustang pilot knew he had to fly into that searing..."Nazi Inferno"! Also featuring: "Nazi Inferno Part 2 Guns for Killing" and "End Run: U-575!" 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #213
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 213

    "Court Martial" Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Bob Hall and Dan Green. Earth's Mightiest Heroes reach a low point in their proud history as one of the team's founding members, Hank Pym, faces court-martial following his brazen conduct last issue. Unfortunately, Yellowjacket has slipped further into delusion and builds a special adamantium robot to attack the Avengers during his court-martial. The Wasp intervenes at the last minute to save the day; but nothing will save Hank Pym's career or his marriage. A dark day indeed at Avengers Mansion. Flashback cameos by the Hulk, Vision, Grim Reaper, Ultron, and Jocasta to recap Hank Pym's history with the Avengers. (Note: The letters page includes a fan letter that details every costume the Wasp has worn to date.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #213MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 213MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Court Martial" Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Bob Hall and Dan Green. Earth's Mightiest Heroes reach a low point in their proud history as one of the team's founding members, Hank Pym, faces court-martial following his brazen conduct last issue. Unfortunately, Yellowjacket has slipped further into delusion and builds a special adamantium robot to attack the Avengers during his court-martial. The Wasp intervenes at the last minute to save the day; but nothing will save Hank Pym's career or his marriage. A dark day indeed at Avengers Mansion. Flashback cameos by the Hulk, Vision, Grim Reaper, Ultron, and Jocasta to recap Hank Pym's history with the Avengers. (Note: The letters page includes a fan letter that details every costume the Wasp has worn to date.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #14
    Bantha Tracks (1978) 14

    8 pages. Pre-production interview with Return of the Jedi storyboard artist Joe Johnston. Contest winners.

  • Issue #341
    Batman (1940) 341
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1981 by DC.

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. "The Ghost of Wayne Mansion" starring Batman, Man-Bat, Dr. Terrence Thirteen, James Gordon, Poison Ivy (Flashback), and Rupert Thorne, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Two kids run out of abandoned Wayne Manor, screaming that the house is haunted; One of them goes to a police officer and tells his wild tale; The news reaches Commissioner Gordon, who goes to the Wayne Foundation to ask Bruce Wayne for permission to inspect the house; Rupert Thorne returns to Gotham City after being locked away in Arkham Asylum. Hostess Cup Cakes ad starring Red Tornado, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. "Murder Will Out" Just A Moment Mystery, script by Robin Snyder, art by Adrian Gonzales. "Night of the Coven," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Batman solves the murder of a wealthy woman named Mrs. Sawyer. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #340
    Battle (1981-1983 IPC Magazines) UK 340

    November 7, 1981. 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; 16p cover price.

  • Issue #341
    Battle (1981-1983 IPC Magazines) UK 341

    November 14, 1981. 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; 16p cover price.

  • Issue #342
    Battle (1981-1983 IPC Magazines) UK 342

    November 21, 1981. 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; 16p cover price.

  • Issue #343
    Battle (1981-1983 IPC Magazines) UK 343

    November 28, 1981. 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; 16p cover price.

  • Issue #98
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1971 Whitman) 98

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #18
    Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest (1979) 18

    New Teen Titans story plus reprints by Neal Adams and Gil Kane. Cover by George Perez & Romeo Tanghal. "Reunion" by Marv Wolfman, Carmine Infantino, & Romeo Tanghal. Speedy, Kid Flash, Robin, Wonder Girl, Starfire, Aqualad, Cyborg apps. "Titans Fit the Battle of Jericho" from Teen Titans (Vol. 1) # 20 by Neal Adams & Nick Cardy. Joshua app. "Citadel of Fear" from Teen Titans (Vol. 1) # 21 by Neal Adams & Nick Cardy. Hawk & Dove apps. "Halfway to Holocaust" from Teen Titans (Vol. 1) # 22 by Neal Adams & Nick Cardy. "Skis of Death" from Teen Titans (Vol. 1) # 24 by Bob Haney, Gil Kane, & Nick Cardy. Digest Size. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #145
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 145

    Last 50c cover priced issue. Reprints from #85. New Cover by Bill Black. Stories by unknown. Art by Jose Delbo, Mike Kaluta and Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia. "Victim Without a Gun" - Billy the Kid is tricked into shooting an unarmed Lang Reeder. Plus: "End of the Trail" - Billy the Kid and Rufus Hoyt escape from prison and Rufus leads Billy to the money he had hidden. And: "The Amazons of Reed's Crossing" - Bank robbers lure all the men away from Reed's Crossing so they can rob the bank. Also: "The Real Wyatt Earp" - The life of Wyatt Earp is detailed. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #2
    Blakes 7 (1981) 2

    Comic story, articles, and more. 8.25-in. x 11-in.; black and white (with color centerspread poster); 36 newsprint pages (poster on slick paper).

  • Issue #180
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 180
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    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Scepter of the Dragon God!", script by Michael Fleisher, art by Jim Aparo; Batman and the Spectre team up against Wa'ar-zen, an ancient Japanese sorcerer in search of a scepter that will give him even greater power than the Ghostly Guardians. Clean Sweep Hostess Cup Cakes ad with Red Tornado. Back-up story: "Be Still, My Trembling Heart!", script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis goes in search of the man who created the heart-device for Samuel Solomon. 36 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #230
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Whitman) 230

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #263
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 263

    "The Last Movie!" Part 3 of 3. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils by Mike Zeck. Inks by Frank McLaughlin. Cover by Mike Zeck and John Beatty. The sinister plan of the Red Skull stands revealed! The top terror operative of the Third Reich has lured the star-spangled avenger to California to make a movie featuring Captain America...and his real death in the final scene! Can the shield-slinger change the ending? And perhaps more importantly stop the release of the Red Skull's film? Final appearances of the Ameridroid and the second Nomad. 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #1
    Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers (1981 Pacific) 1

    Stories by Jack Kirby. Art by Jack Kirby, Mike Royer and Mike Thibodeaux. Cover by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer. One of the final series from legendary artist Jack Kirby. Interstellar law officer Captain Victory battles menaces from space such as the Insectons, replacing his body with a fresh clone whenever it gets badly damaged. This series launched both Pacific Comics and the independent, creator-owned trend in comics publishing. Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers pursue Lightning Lady, queen of the Insectons, to her refuge on Earth. Jack "King" Kirby; Captain Victory and His Galactic Rangers; Small Arms in the Galactic Arsenal; Special Section Troops; Cast of characters; Galactic Military Insignias; Lightning Lady and Her Insectons. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #32
    Cerebus (1977) 32

    Moon Roach and the Regency Elf appear in "Alliance." First "Unique Story" back-up, "The Salamander," by Brent Alan Richardson (continued next issue). Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #4
    Charlton Bullseye (1981) 4

    Vanguards with John Byrne art. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #68
    Comics Journal (1977) 68

    Discussing comics with Frank Miller, Denny O'Neil, Louise Jones, Roy Thomas, Julius Schwartz, Jim Shooter, Len Wein and Dick Giordano. X-Men cover by Kevin Nowlan. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1555
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    Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #1556
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 1556

    Weekly British War comics digest. "The Death or Glory Mob" Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #1557
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 1557

    Weekly British War comics digest. "Nowhere to Hide" Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #1558
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 1558

    Weekly British War comics digest. "Trigger Trap" Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #1559
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 1559

    Weekly British War comics digest. "Squadron of Doom" Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #1560
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 1560

    Weekly British War comics digest. "Castle in the Jungle" Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #1561
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 1561

    Weekly British War comics digest. "The Desert if No Return" Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #1562
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 1562

    Weekly British War comics digest. "Hunt Them Down!" Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #128
    Conan the Barbarian (1970 Marvel) 128

    "And Life Sprang Forth From These." Script by J.M. DeMatteis, art and cover by Gil Kane. The Thing (of the Fantastic Four) stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "A Lesson to be Learned!" Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #128MJ
    Conan the Barbarian (1970 Marvel) Mark Jewelers 128MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "And Life Sprang Forth From These." Script by J.M. DeMatteis, art and cover by Gil Kane. The Thing (of the Fantastic Four) stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "A Lesson to be Learned!" Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #44
    Cracked Collectors Edition (1974) 44

    "Summer Fun!" All reprints with art by John Severin, Howard Nostrand, and others. Severin and Nostrand covers. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #136
    Daffy Duck (1971 Whitman) 136

    Whitman edition. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring the tales "Demolition Duck," "Super salesman," "Armchair Daffy's dilemma" and "Striking it rich"! Starring Daffy Duck, Crunch Fendley, Gary Gearshift, Sharman Tank, Elmer Fudd, the Wandering Quizzer, the Bad Boys Gang, Tommy the Tattler and Lightning! Plus: the reprint? tale "Ambition nutrition"! Starring Daffy, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Petunia Pig and Hedgerow Huppy! Also: Tweety and Sylvester reprint? story "A real cool cat"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #176
    Daredevil (1964 1st Series) 176
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    Cover pencils by Frank Miller, inks by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson. First appearance of Stick in Hunters, script by Frank Miller, pencils by Frank Miller (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finished art), inks by Klaus Janson; DD and Elektra hunt down Matt's old teacher Stick; Turk steals the Mauler uniform to try and take down DD; Elektra has a final confrontation with Kirigi. 32 pgs. Cover price $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #9
    Dazzler (1981) 9
    Published Nov 1981 by Marvel.
    • Signed by writer Tom DeFalco (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Cover pencils by Bill Sienkiewicz, inks by John Romita. The Sound and the Fury!, script by Danny Fingeroth and Tom DeFalco ("idea"), pencils by Frank Springer (breakdowns) and Vince Colletta (finished art), inks by Vince Colletta; Trying to understand her powers, Dazzler goes to Project Pegasus to have them studied; There, she is tricked into helping Klaw escape. 32 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #39
    DC Comics Presents (1978 DC) 39

    Superman and Plastic Man team up to track down a toy stolen from the Toyman which leads to all sorts of antics for both heroes and villains in "The Thing That Goes Woof in the Night." Script by Martin Pasko and art by Joe Staton & Bob Smith. Issue also has "Whatever Happened to Richard Dragon Kung-Fu Fighter." Script by Mike W. Barr and art by Alex Savilik & Vince Colletta. Cover price $0.60.