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Comic books November 1981

  • Issue #15
    DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (1980) 15

    Secret Origins of Super Villians. JLA appearance. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #101
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 101

    "Renewal!" Written by J.M. DeMatteis. Art by Don Perlin, Joe Sinnott and Al Milgrom. Cover by Al Milgrom. Due to tensions and in-fighting, the world's most unusual team of heroes is in danger of disbanding. As the mighty Hulk and Savage Sub-Mariner depart, the rest of the Defenders get some much needed R&R and recruit a new member. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #101MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #1
    Dennis the Menace (1981 Marvel) 1

    Comic book version of the long-running comic strip created by Hank Ketcham. In this issue, when Dennis' mom has to go away for a week to care of her father, Dennis and his dad have to take care of themselves and while his Dad is at work, the Wilsons mind Dennis, much to Mr. Wilson's annoyance in "Wilson's Weak." Then in "Cool-Aid," with the weather boiling hot, Dennis and his parents try to think of ways to keep cool. Issue also has "The Cookie Jar" with inside stories about Dennis the Menace. Story & art credits: Unknown. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #508
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 508
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    "Secret of the Sphinx Sinister!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Catwoman and Catman. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Don Newton and Dan Adkins. Cover by Jim Aparo. Batman arrives at Selina Kyle's apartment to discover it in disarray and the beautiful Miss Kyle gone. With signs of a struggle evident, the Batman intends to find out what happened. Plus, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and Supergirl must withstand "The Attack of the Annihilator!" Part 1 of 3. Story by Cary Burkett and Wendy Beraud. Art by Jose Delbo and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.60.

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #16
    Different Worlds (1979-1987 Different Worlds Publications) 16

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  • Issue #58
    Doctor Who (1979-Present Marvel UK) Magazine 58

    Includes: Junk-Yard Demon Part 1; Photo-File--Philip Madoc; The Krotons—Synopsis; Carnival Of Monsters--The Five Faces Of Doctor Who; Episode Guide--The Web Of Fear - The Mind Robber; An Unearthly Child: The Five Faces Of Doctor Who—Review; Logopolis: The Five Faces Of Doctor Who—Review; The Three Doctors: The Five Faces Of Doctor Who—Review; Skywatch-7 Part 1 strip; and The Dalek Chronicles- Rogue Planet Part 2. Nov, 1981. 44 pgs. Cover price: 40 p.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Don't Get Lost SC (1973) US Army Graphic Training Aid 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. Don't Get Lost (1973), How to Travel in the Best Circles in a Square World, was written by the US Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and was a publication of the US Army Combat Arms Training Board. This book teaches someone what they need to know most about miltary maps and direction finding, and was intended to complement existing doctrinal literature. Includes illustrations and detailed instructions. Softcover (Horizontal), 7-in. x 5-in., 52 pages, PC/OB&W.

  • Issue #233
    Donald Duck (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Whitman/Gladstone) 233

    Cover by Tony Strobl & Larry Mayer. Stories by Bob Gregory and Vic Lockman. Art by Tony Strobl & Steve Steere. Reprints. Featuring three stories from issue #115: Donald Duck in "The Goat with the Long Silky Hair" and "Jet-Age Gentleman," and Goofy in "The Life-Guarder"! Plus: Donald in "The Custom Car Caper" (from #112). Characters in this issue: Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Uncle Scrooge, Billionaire Gotrock, Stonehart, Daisy Duck, Gladstone Gander, Gyro Gearloose, Clarabelle Cow, Clara Cluck and Goofy. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #55
    Dragon (1976-2007) 55
    Published Nov 1981 by TSR.

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    Vol.6 #5 November 1981 Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #2
    Dragonslayer (1981) 2

    Marvel Comics' official comic adaptation of the 1981 movie "Dragonslayer." In this issue, when the king's daughter is to be the next sacrifice, Galen gathers weapons and goes against the dragon but then figures out the wizard Ulrich's plan to battle the evil creature in part two of this adaptation. Script by Dennis O'Neil and art by Marie Severin & John Tartaglione. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #90A
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  • Issue #90B
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  • Issue #3
    Eclipse Magazine (1981) 3

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    Eclipse Magazine is a venue for more mature graphic storytelling. Issue #3 includes Coyote by Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers, A Bag Full of Dreams by Charles Vess, Role Model by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik, Dope by Trina Robbins, Ms. Tree by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty, Ragamuffins by Don McGregor and Gene Colon, and Vamp Dance by Kaz. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #126
    Eerie (1966 Warren Magazine) 126

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    Stories in this issue include: The Nu Zud Kamish: Crabs by John Ellis Sech and E.R. Cruz; Pyramid of the Black Sun: Blekos by Antonio Segura, Jim Stenstrum, and Luis Bermejo (story credited to "Alabaster Redzone"); Korsar by Jim Stenstrum and Esteban Maroto (story credited to "Alabaster Redzone"); and Haggarth, Book II, part 4 by Victor de la Fuente. Cover art by Richard Corben. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #80
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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Elfquest Gatherum SC (1981 Fantagraphics) 1st Edition 1-1ST

    1st Edition - 1st printing. Written by Richard and Wendy Pini. Art by Wendy Pini. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 146 pages, B&W. Cover price $6.95.

  • Vol. 96 #5
    Esquire (1933 Esquire, Inc.) Magazine Vol. 96 #5

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  • Issue #179
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 179

    Features in this issue include: preview of Conan the Barbarian; feature on '70s vampire films; previews of Wolfen, Heartbeeps, and Halloween 2; Raiders of the Lost Ark photo album; Richard Matheson article by Randy Palmer; and more. Cover features Basil Gogos painting of The Gorgon and photo of Arnold as Conan. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #26
    Fantastic Films (1978) 26

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    Subtitled The Magazine of Imaginative Media, Fantastic Films #26 includes: Raiders of the Lost Ark article, Dragonslayer article, The Heavy Metal Movie article, The Taarna Sequence: From Start to Finish, The Monster That Challenged the World article, Reptilicus article, Christopher Reeve interview, Superman at the Special Olympics, and Escape from New York Article. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #236
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 236

    "Terror in a Tiny Town" Giant-sized 20th Anniversary issue. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. It's a quiet autumn day in Liddleville, where Reed Richards, Susan Richards, Ben Grimm, and Johnny Storm are going about their daily routines as a university professor, housewife, auto mechanic, and tavern owner, respectively. They seem to be leading idyllic lives, but what has happened to their super powers? There happens to be another person in Liddleville that the foursome knows very well...Phillip Masters (aka the Puppet Master)! Does the Puppet Master have the scientific genius to strip the FF of their powers and memories? Or could the deposed monarch of Latveria be lurking in the background? It's another classic Fantastic Four vs. Doctor Doom battle! Back up story: "The Challenge of Dr. Doom!" Script by Stan Lee. Breakdowns by Jack Kirby. Inks by Dick Ayers, George Bell (aka George Roussos), Sal Brodsky, John Byrne, Vince Colletta, Frank Giacoia, Pablo Marcos, Al Milgrom, Chic Stone, and Joe Sinnott. The story is a simplified version of the FF's first encounter with Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four (1st series) 5. The Fantastic Four are featured as they were in their Saturday morning cartoon show with Herbie the robot replacing the Human Torch. (Notes: This issue includes a one-page essay that details the history of the FF, the development of this issue's back up story, and a listing of all the characters on the cover. The cover portrays the Avengers, Defenders, X-Men, Daredevil, Impossible Man, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Sub-Mariner, Franklin, Agatha Harkenss, Willie Lumpkin, Stan Lee, and others.) 64 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #236MJ
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  • Issue #22
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    Digest size. 48 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #95
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  • Issue #42
    Fantasy Newsletter (1978) fanzine 42
  • Vol. 34 #11
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    Volume 34 - Number 11, November 1981. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. Articles and Stories. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos.) Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #303
    Flash (1959 1st Series DC) 303
    Published Nov 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Bob Smith. The Top is Alive and Well in Henry Allen!, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Bob Smith; The spirit of The Top has entered the body of Flash's father and tries to kill the Flash. Hostess Cup Cakes ad with Red Tornado, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. The Hyena Syndrome!, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Adrian Gonzales; After reading Summer's diary Firestorm learns the truth behind the Hyena; his girlfriend's sister, Summer Day, is secretly the Hyena. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #303
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    Canadian edition with $.75 cover price. Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Bob Smith. The Top is Alive and Well in Henry Allen!, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Bob Smith; The spirit of The Top has entered the body of Flash's father and tries to kill the Flash. Hostess Cup Cakes ad with Red Tornado, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. The Hyena Syndrome!, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Adrian Gonzales; After reading Summer's diary Firestorm learns the truth behind the Hyena; his girlfriend's sister, Summer Day, is secretly the Hyena. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #303MJ
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  • Issue #5-1ST
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    Volume 5 - 1st printing. "Demons and Daggers!" Edited by Lin Carter. Featuring astonishing tales of swords and sorcery. Hardcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 200 pages, Text Only.

  • Issue #198111
    Front Page Detective (1936-1995) 198111
  • Issue #25
    Fun with Basky and Robin (1979 Promotional) 25
  • Issue #30
    Future (1978) 30

    Future is a slick magazine covering science, science fiction, and fantasy. Issue #30 includes: Harlan Ellison: Ripping the Rippers, Ronald Hall portfolio, Jack Williamson: Scientists vs. Humanists, Gerard K. O'Neill interview, Escape from New York, Crystal Odyssey, and Nikola Tesla. Nov, 1981. Original cover price: $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Garfield TPB (1980-2000 Ballantine) 1st Edition 3-1ST

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    Volume 3 - 1st printing. "Bigger than Life!" By Jim Davis. Collects the Garfield Daily comic strip. Furry, feisty, and fat, he's Garfield - America's #1 Cat! Softcover (Horizontal Format), 8 1/2-in. x 5-in., 128 pages, B&W. All Ages Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #198111
    Genii Magazine (1936) 198111

    "The International Conjurors' Magazine." Vol. 45 # 11. Magic articles, demonstrations, and news. Approx. 8-in. x 11-in.; black and white; 76 pages on white paper stock. Leon Mandrake (Mandrake the Magician) photo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Vol. 22 #11
    Gent (1956-2011 Dugent Publishing) Magazine Vol. 22 #11

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  • Issue #62
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 62

    Part 2 of 2 - "Menace of the Oil Jinns!" Guest-starring Arabian Knight. Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by jack Sparling and Mike Esposito. Cover by Bob Budiansky and Klaus Janson. Ghost Rider must team up with the Arabian Knight to stop Water Wizard from usurping the oil in the Middle East. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Thing stars in Hostess ad "A Lesson to be Learned!" Cover price $0.50.

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  • Issue #106MJ
    Ghosts (1971) Mark Jewelers 106MJ

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  • Issue #106
    Ghosts (1971-1982 DC) 106
    Published Nov 1981 by DC.

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    Cover by Joe Kubert. Featuring: 1 page Squire Shade intro story "Ghosts" written by Robin Snyder and drawn by Howard Bender & Adrian Gonzales; 9 page Squire Shade story "To Kill a Ghost" written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by Keith Giffen & Sam Grainger; 8 page story "Sorcerer's Sword" written by Bill Kelley and drawn by Fred Carrillo; 3 page story "Remembers Big" written by Robin Snyder and drawn by Angel Trinidad, Jr.; 6 page Squire Shade story "The Waterfont Saint" written by John Ellis Sech and drawn by Adrian Gonzales. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #235
    GI Combat (1952) 235
    Published Nov 1981 by DC.
  • Issue #146
    Green Lantern (1960-1988 1st Series DC) 146

    "Prisons and Other Cages." Green Lantern trashes Goldface, only to face jail time for trashing the house where the battle took place. Script by Marv Wolfman, art by Joe Staton. Cover by Staton. Cover price $0.60.

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  • Issue #134UK
    Green Lantern (1960-1988 1st Series DC) UK Edition 134UK

    United Kingdom Edition - "Mind over Magnetism." Part 2 of 2. Dr. Polaris, equipped with GL's power ring and his own magnetic power, runs loose in L.A. Meanwhile, Green Lantern is stuck in the Arctic. Script by Marv Wolfman, art by Joe Staton. Cover by Dick Giordano.

  • Vol. 35 #6
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  • Vol. 5 #8
    Heavy Metal Magazine (1977) Vol. 5 #8

    The adult illustrated fantasy magazine. Cover art by Vicente Segrelles. Shakespeare for Americans, script and art by Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson (one page). The Mercenary, script and art by Vicente Segrelles. The Art of Leo & Diane Dillon article by Byron Preiss. The Immortals' Fete, script and art by Enki Bilal. At the Middle of Cymbiola, script by Claude Renard, art by Francois Schuiten. Mudwog, script and art by Arthur Suydam. Humus, script and art by Rafael Estrada. One Evening, I Saw Red!, script and art by Philippe Cazaumayou [as Caza]. I'm Age, script and art by Jeff Jones (one page). Tex Arcana, script and art by John Findley. Siren Song, script by Jim Cummings, art by Paul Abrams. The Egg of the World, script and art by Jean Torton [as Jeronaton]. O'Clock, script by Antonio Altarriba, art by Luis Royo. Nov, 1981, issue 56. 100 pgs. Cover price $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #163
    Hot Stuff (1957 Harvey) 163
  • Issue #298
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 298

    Cover by Joe Kubert. Featuring: 1 page House of Mystery introduction written by Karen Berger and drawn by Joe Brozowski & Rodin Rodriguez; 7 page story "Stalker on a Starless Night" written by Jack C. Harris and drawn by Tom Sutton; 6 page story "Even Dead Men Sing the Blues" written by J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Adrian Gonzales; 6 page story "All the Creature Comforts!" written by George Kashdan and drawn by Rico Rival; 7 page story "Fetched" written by Bruce Jones and drawn by Tor Infante. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #298MJ
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