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Comic books July 1983

  • Issue #323
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 323
    • Interior is complete. Extensive water damage.

    July 2, 1983. Robo Hunter in "The Slaying of Slade" part 12 (script by Grant/Grover, art by Ian Gibson), "The Lethal Laziness of Lobelia Loam" (script by Alan Moore, art by Boluda), Judge Dredd in "Cry of the Werewolf" part 2 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Steve Dillon), Skizz (script by Moore, art by Jim Baikie), and Rogue Trooper in "The Vid-Vultures" part 1 (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Brett Ewins.) Ewins front cover. Back cover pin up of Art Robot Brett Ewins by Robin Smith.

  • Issue #324
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 324
    • Interior is complete. Extensive water damage.

    July 9, 1983. Features include Robo Hunter in "The Slaying of Slade" part 13 (script by Grant/Grover with art by Ian Gibson), Tharg's Time Twisters: "The Time Machine" (script by Alan Moore, art by Jesus Redondo), Judge Dredd in "Cry of the Werewolf" part 3 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Steve Dillon), Skizz (script by Moore, art by Jim Baikie), and Rogue Trooper in "The Vid-Vultures" part 2 (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Brett Ewins). Gibson cover.

  • Issue #325
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 325

    July 16, 1983. Features include Robo Hunter in "The Slaying of Slade" part 14 (script by Grant/Grover, art by Ian Gibson), Tharg's Future Shocks: "Eureka" (script by Alan Moore, art by Mike White), Judge Dredd in "Cry of the Werewolf" part 4 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Steve Dillon), Skizz (script by Moore, art by Jim Baikie), and Rogue Trooper in "Vid-Vultures" part 3 (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Brett Ewins). Star Wars Return of the Jedi two-page film review. Tharg wrap-around cover.

  • Issue #326
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 326

    July 23, 1983. Features include Robo Hunter in "The Slaying of Slade" part 15 (script by Grant/Grover, art by Ian Gibson), Skizz (script by Alan Moore, art by Jim Baikie), Judge Dredd in "Cry of the Werewolf" part 5 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Steve Dillon), Tharg's Time Twisters: "The Visitation" (script by Jack Adrian, art by Eric Bradbury), and Rogue Trooper in "The Vid-Vultures" part 4 (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Brett Ewins). Two-page "photo-review" of Superman III feature film.

  • Issue #327
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 327
    • Interior is complete. Extensive water damage.

    July 30, 1983. Features include Robo Hunter in "The Slaying of Slade" part 16 (script by Grant/Grover, art by Ian Gibson), Tharg's Time Twisters: "The Startling Success of Sideways Scuttleton" (script by Alan Moore, art by John Higgins), Judge Dredd in "Cry of the Werewolf" part 6 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Steve Dillon), Skizz (script by Alan Moore, art by Jim Baikie), and Rogue Trooper in "Eye of the Traitor" part 1 (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Cam Kennedy). Dillon front cover? Back cover pin-up of Judge Dredd by Brendon McCarthy.

  • Issue #545
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 545
    Published Jul 1983 by DC.

    Cover art by Gil Kane. With But a Single Step! Starring Superman, script by Marv Wolfman, art by Gil Kane; Superman battles the new Braniac. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #545
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Canadian Price Variant 545

    Canadian edition with $.75 cover price. Cover art by Gil Kane. With But a Single Step! Starring Superman, script by Marv Wolfman, art by Gil Kane; Superman battles the new Braniac. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #545MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 545MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #1
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    Starring GI Joe - These were promotional giveaway mini comics for the toys that were included with the UK titles Battle, Eagle, and Tiger. 8 pages, full color.

  • Issue #2
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    Starring GI Joe - These were promotional giveaway mini comics for the toys that were included with the UK titles Battle, Eagle, and Tiger. 8 pages, full color.

  • Issue #501
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 501

    Digest sized. Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Paris Cullins. Codename: Pinkeye! starring Plastic Man, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith; Agent Pinkeye is revealed as the killer of Dimitri Dervish and is captured by Plas and Woozy. Part I: The Super-Villains of All Ages!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte; Rejected applicant Alaktor steals a Time Bubble and recruits the help of Nero, Dillinger, and Hitler to battle the Legion. Part 2: The Civil War of the Legion!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The Chameleon Stone! starring Captain Marvel, script by William Woolfolk, art by C. C. Beck. The Ghost that Haunted Money! starring the Spectre, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Murphy Anderson. Untitled Ray story, art by Lou Fine [as E. Lectron]. As the Seas Die starring Aquaman, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo. 100 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #315
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 315
  • Vol. 28 #7
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 28 #7

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  • Issue #3
    Alien Worlds (1982 1st Series) 3

    Three tales written by Bruce Jones. Featuring aliens fending off humans! Aerial combat! Adventures with robots! "The Inheritors" art by Scott Hampton, "Pi in the Sky" art by Ken Steacy, "Dark Passage" art by Tom Yeates. Cover by Bill Stout. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #23
    All Star Squadron (1981) 23

    Cover art by Jerry Ordway. When Fate Thy Measure Takes...!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Jerry Ordway, inks by Mike Machlan; Dr. Fate and the Atom go to Fates Salem Tower to find the Spectre; Amazing-Man has fates old helmet. The Secret Origin of... Amazing-Man!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Rick Hoberg, inks by Mike Machlan. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #23
    All Star Squadron (1981) Canadian Price Variant 23

    Canadian edition with $.75 cover price. Cover art by Jerry Ordway. When Fate Thy Measure Takes...!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Jerry Ordway, inks by Mike Machlan; Dr. Fate and the Atom go to Fates Salem Tower to find the Spectre; Amazing-Man has fates old helmet. The Secret Origin of... Amazing-Man!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Rick Hoberg, inks by Mike Machlan. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #23MJ
    All Star Squadron (1981) Mark Jewelers 23MJ

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  • Issue #26
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 26

    Edge of Chaos preview; Ron Goulart on forgotten heroes of the 1940s. Cover by Gray Morrow. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #27
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 27

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    Article on Batman and the Outsiders featuring an interview with Mike W. Barr; article on the life and times of the original Batman. Jim Aparo cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #242
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 242
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    "Confrontations!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Kevin Dzuban (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Terry Austin. Many things weigh heavily on the mind of Peter Parker! His graduate studies, his personal finances, and the critical condition of the Black Cat! One day at a time Aunt May's nephew will try to solve his problems! Meanwhile in a prison cell in upstate New York, many things weigh heavily on the mind of the Mad Thinker! Specifically...what exactly is the web-slinger's "spider-sense" and how does it work? Per his typical modus operandi, the thinker sends an awesome android to investigate! And in precisely three hours, the awesome android makes contact with the Spectacular Spider-Man! Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson. Flashback cameos by the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and the original X-Men to recap the Mad Thinker's battles against them. (Note: Elements of the plot from Marvel Team-Up 129 continue in this issue.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #242
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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "Confrontations!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Kevin Dzuban (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Terry Austin. Many things weigh heavily on the mind of Peter Parker! His graduate studies, his personal finances, and the critical condition of the Black Cat! One day at a time Aunt May's nephew will try to solve his problems! Meanwhile in a prison cell in upstate New York, many things weigh heavily on the mind of the Mad Thinker! Specifically...what exactly is the web-slinger's "spider-sense" and how does it work? Per his typical modus operandi, the thinker sends an awesome android to investigate! And in precisely three hours, the awesome android makes contact with the Spectacular Spider-Man! Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson. Flashback cameos by the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and the original X-Men to recap the Mad Thinker's battles against them. (Note: Elements of the plot from Marvel Team-Up 129 continue in this issue.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #242MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 242MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android are after Spidey in "Confrontations!" Script by Roger Stern, pencils by John Romita Jr., inks by Kevin Dzuban. Mary Jane Watson, Doctor Octopus, and Black Cat cameos. Letter to the editor from comic artist Evan Dorkin. Romita Jr./Terry Austin cover. Cover price $0.60.

  • Vol. 57 #2
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Vol. 57 #2

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  • Issue #809
    American Film (1977 Magazine) 809

    Magazine of the Film and Television Arts. This issue features: A Star is Born Again restored, the twilight of the drive-in and more. 80 pages, PC/B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #3
    Amethyst Princess of Gemworld (1983 DC) 3

    Cover art by Ernie Colón. "Tangled Web," script by Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn, art by Ernie Colón; In this issue we find a quest, a capture and a tearful confrontation; We learn more about the wide powers of Amethyst and the ultimate scheme of Dark Opal; We come to the beginning where Dark Opal is talking to his son Carnellian; We learn that Dark Opal has reigned for 20 years unchallenged until the heir of Amythest has returned; Carnellian has returned with the citrine jewel; He wonders why Daddy wanted a lesser powerful gem; It is used to bait the new heir and suppose to lead to her downfall he tells Carnellian; Princess Amythest and her dog Taffy a golden Lab return to earth from Gemworld. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #3
    Amethyst Princess of Gemworld (1983 DC) Canadian Price Variant 3

    75¢ Canadian Edition Cover price $0.75.

  • Vol. 103 #7
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 103 #7

    July 1983. Stories: "Manna" (conclusion) by Lee Correy, "Warlord" by Timothy Zahn, "Sandcastles" by Mary Caraker, and "The Missing Pink Elephant" by Frank Catalano. Science Fact article, "Search for Terrestrial Intelligence" by M. David Stone. Cover by Doug Beekman. Illustrations by Brad Hamann, Broack Steadman, Jack Gaughan, and Vincent Di Fate. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #23
    Arak Son of Thunder (1981) 23

    Arak journeys into evil's lair to match wits with the Baphomet monster in "In the Belly of Baphomet." Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy Thomas and art by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #23
    Arak Son of Thunder (1981) Canadian Price Variant 23

    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. Arak journeys into evil's lair to match wits with the Baphomet monster in "In the Belly of Baphomet." Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy Thomas and art by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #23MJ
    Arak Son of Thunder (1981) Mark Jewelers 23MJ

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  • Issue #324
    Archie (1943) 324

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    Story by Frank Doyle. Art by Dan DeCarlo, Jim DeCarlo, and Barry Grossman. Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. To avoid a bad rainstorm, Archie and the gang arrive at Pops where zaniness ensues in "Water on the Brain." After Veronica realizes Archie accepted a lift from none other than her archnemesis Cheryl Blossom, she does the rational thing (at least to her) and accepts a ride from Cheryl's wild, reckless brother Jason (what could possibly go wrong?) in "Over the Edge." Archie in "Psycho-Logic" and "Early Birds." 32 pgs. Full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #7
    Archie's Double Digest (1982) 7

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  • Issue #9
    Arion Lord of Atlantis (1982) 9

    With Atlantis reclaimed, Arion and Chian embark on a new quest in "The Emerald Ice Palace." Script by Doug Moench and art by Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake. Issue also has a full page advertisement for the Sgt. Rock action figure and toy line from Remco. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #9
    Arion Lord of Atlantis (1982) Canadian Price Variant 9

    Canadian edition with .75 cents cover price. With Atlantis reclaimed, Arion and Chian embark on a new quest in "The Emerald Ice Palace." Script by Doug Moench and art by Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake. Issue also has a full page advertisement for the Sgt. Rock action figure and toy line from Remco. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #9MJ
    Arion Lord of Atlantis (1982) Mark Jewelers 9MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. With Atlantis reclaimed, Arion and Chian embark on a new quest in "The Emerald Ice Palace." Script by Doug Moench and art by Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake. Issue also has a full page advertisement for the Sgt. Rock action figure and toy line from Remco. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #41
    Attack (1971 5th Series Charlton) 41

    Reprints from Attack (1958 2nd Series Charlton) #58 and #59. Stories by unknown. Art by Sam Glanzman and unknown. They were supposed to hold the position and turn back the enemy! Were they dead...? No! Were they cowards...? No! They were suffering from..."Fatigue"! Also featuring: "The Retreads" and "The Mission"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #233
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 233

    "The Annihilation Gambit!" Plot by Roger Stern and John Byrne. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by John Byrne and Joe Sinnott. Plot continues from Fantastic Four 255. A strange and powerful force field is emanating from the Baxter Building and spreading outward across Manhattan! Who has created this massive barrier? The lord of the Negative Zone! And Annihilus plans to merge Earth's solar system with the Negative Zone and destroy everything! However, the Avengers are pulling out all the stops to penetrate the barrier including calling in the Vision and the Scarlet Witch! But when the Vision collapses inside the null-field, Earth's Mightiest Heroes go to their last option...Captain Marvel! In dazzling fashion, the newest avenger becomes a gamma ray laser beam, breaks through the barrier, and stuns Annihilus! Has Captain Marvel cleared the path to victory? Or do the Avengers need help from the FF to finish Annihilus? Story overlaps with Fantastic Four 256. Cameo appearances by the Fantastic Four, Franklin Richards, Alicia Masters, Bernie Rosenthal, and Hawkeye. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, Starfox, Thor, Vision, and the Wasp. (Note: The Avengers previously battled Annihilus in Marvel Two-in-One 75.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #233
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 233

    Canadian edition with $.75 cover price."The Annihilation Gambit!" Plot by Roger Stern and John Byrne. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by John Byrne and Joe Sinnott. Plot continues from Fantastic Four 255. A strange and powerful force field is emanating from the Baxter Building and spreading outward across Manhattan! Who has created this massive barrier? The lord of the Negative Zone! And Annihilus plans to merge Earth's solar system with the Negative Zone and destroy everything! However, the Avengers are pulling out all the stops to penetrate the barrier including calling in the Vision and the Scarlet Witch! But when the Vision collapses inside the null-field, Earth's Mightiest Heroes go to their last option...Captain Marvel! In dazzling fashion, the newest avenger becomes a gamma ray laser beam, breaks through the barrier, and stuns Annihilus! Has Captain Marvel cleared the path to victory? Or do the Avengers need help from the FF to finish Annihilus? Story overlaps with Fantastic Four 256. Cameo appearances by the Fantastic Four, Franklin Richards, Alicia Masters, Bernie Rosenthal, and Hawkeye. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, Starfox, Thor, Vision, and the Wasp. (Note: The Avengers previously battled Annihilus in Marvel Two-in-One 75.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #233MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 233MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Avengers face Annihilus in "The Annihilation Gambit!" Script by Roger Stern, layouts by John Byrne, finished art by Joe Sinnott. Brief appearance by the Fantastic Four. Byrne/Sinnott cover. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #361
    Batman (1940) 361
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1983 by DC.

    First appearance of Harvey Bullock. Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Most Successful Species!" starring Batman, Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner Gordon, Jason Todd, Harvey Bullock, Man-Bat, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Pablo Marcos; Jason Todd has been taken by Man-Bat, who intends to transform him into a bat-boy. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #361
    Batman (1940) Canadian Price Variant 361

    Canadian edition with $.75 cover price. First appearance of Harvey Bullock. Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Most Successful Species!" starring Batman, Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner Gordon, Jason Todd, Harvey Bullock, Man-Bat, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Pablo Marcos; Jason Todd has been taken by Man-Bat, who intends to transform him into a bat-boy. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #361MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 361MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. First appearance of Harvey Bullock. Cover art by Ed Hannigan and Dick Giordano. The Most Successful Species! starring Batman, Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner Gordon, Jason Todd, Harvey Bullock, Man-Bat, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Pablo Marcos. 32 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #1175
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  • Issue #1176
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  • Issue #1177
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  • Issue #1178
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  • Issue #1179
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  • Issue #103
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1971 Whitman) 103
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
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    • Label #1052914002

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #2
    Berni Wrightson Master of the Macabre (1983) 2

    Cover, and all art by Berni Wrightson. "Jennifer." 10 pages. Reprinted from Creepy #63. Story by Bruce Jones. A man comes across another man about to execute a deformed girl in the forest. Saving her, he takes her into his family. It is not long though, before he finds out why she ended up in the predicament he found her in. "Cool Air." 7 pages. Reprinted from Eerie #62. Script by Berni Wrightson adapted from the story by H. P. Lovecraft. A man finds out why his upstairs neighbor, Dr. Munoz keeps his home so cold. It is not a pleasant answer. "Four Classic Martians." 1 page illustration reprinted from Creepy #87. "The Laughing Man." 6 pages. Reprinted from Creepy #95. Story by Bruce Jones. Two explorers find the mythical Ape-Men in Africa. This turns out not to be a good thing. "Clarke." 5 pages. Reprinted from Creepy #77. Story by Bruce Jones. A mans careless mistake literally comes back to haunt him. 32 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #38
    Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest (1979) 38

    Reprints: "The Eliminator!" by Leo Dorfman, Curt Swan and Jack Abel from Action Comics #379; "The Truth Mirror!" by Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan and Stan Kaye from Action Comics #269; "The Demons From Pandora's Box!" by Jerry Siegel and Kurt Schaffenberger from Jimmy Olsen #81; "The Enchanted Mountain!" by Don Cameron and Ira Yarbrough from Action Comics #86; "The Spectre Suitor!" by Cary Bates, Werner Roth and Vince Colletta from Lois Lane #108; "The Spell of the Shandu Clock" by Jerry Coleman, Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye from Superman #126; "The Ghost of Lois Lane" by Bill Finger, Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye from Superman #129; "The Black Magic of Supergirl!" by Leo Dorfman and Jim Mooney from Action Comics #324; "The Ghost that Haunted Clark Kent" by Leo Dorfman, Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson from Action Comics #406. Ed Hannigan/Bob Smith cover. Cover price $1.25.