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Comic books February 1985

  • Issue #403
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 403

    Rogue Trooper in "Bits and Pieces" (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Cam Kennedy), Nemesis the Warlock (script by Pat Mills, art by Bryan Talbot), Judge Dredd in "City of the Damned" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Kim Raymond), "The Stainless Steel Rat for President" (script by Kelvin Gosnell, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and the Helltrekkers (script by F. Martin Candor, art by Lalia). Cliff Robinson front cover? Bryan Talbot back cover featuring Purity Brown of ABC Warriors.

  • Issue #404
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 404

    Features include Rogue Trooper in "Eye of the G.I." (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Cam Kennedy), Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by Peter Milligan, art by T. Jozwiak), Nemesis the Warlock (script by Pat Mills, art by Bryan Talbot), Judge Dredd in "City of the Damned" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Steve Dillon), "The Stainless Steel Rat for President" (script by Kelvin Gosnell, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and the Helltrekkers (script by F. Martin Candor, art by Lalia). Talbot front cover. Back cover features Azure.

  • Issue #405
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 405

    Features include Halo Jones, book 2 prologue (script by Alan Moore, art by Ian Gibson), Rogue Trooper in "On the Rogue Again" (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Cam Kennedy), Judge Dredd in "City of the Damned" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Steve Dillon), Nemesis the Warlock (script by Pat Mills, art by Bryan Talbot), and the Helltrekkers (script by F. Martin Candor, art by Lalia). Brendan McCarthy front cover. Back cover features the Four di Griz (art by Carlos Ezquerra?).

  • Issue #406
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 406

    February 23, 1985. Features include Halo Jones in "A Postcard From Pluto" (script by Alan Moore, art by Ian Gibson), Rogue Trooper in "Decisions, Decisions" (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Cam Kennedy), Judge Dredd in "City of the Damned" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ron Smith), Nemesis the Warlock (script by Pat Mills, art by Bryan Talbot), and the Helltrekkers (script by F. Martin Candor, art by Lalia). Gibson cover.

  • Issue #564
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 564
    Published Feb 1985 by DC.

    Cover art by Eduardo Barreto. A New Life for Superman starring Superman and Master Jailer, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Clark Kent doesn't realize he's Superman. ...Run for Freedom! starring Superman, script by Charlie Boatner, pencils by Howard Bender, inks by Dave Hunt. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #564
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    Canadian edition with $.95 cover price. Cover art by Eduardo Barreto. A New Life for Superman starring Superman and Master Jailer, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Clark Kent doesn't realize he's Superman. ...Run for Freedom! starring Superman, script by Charlie Boatner, pencils by Howard Bender, inks by Dave Hunt. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #564MJ
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  • Issue #334
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 334

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  • Vol. 30 #2
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 30 #2

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  • Issue #6
    Alien Legion (1984 1st Series) 6

    "Operation Nerve Center!" Created by Carl Potts. Written by Alan Zelenetz. Art by Frank Cirocco and Chris Warner. Cover by Frank Cirocco. The Harkilons secretly deploy the first of their nuclear bombs towards the Galarchy Computer Central while the Tophan Galactic Union meets to discuss its peace treaty with the Harkilon Imperium. Treachery, tension, and the answer to why Durge was sneaking around the infirmary! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #42
    All Star Squadron (1981) 42

    Cover pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Rick Magya. Oh, Say, Can't You See...?, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Bill Collins; Starman tells about his encounter with invisible Japanese planes; Prince Daka, Sumo, Tsunami, and Kung defeat the All-Stars. Black Canary illustration, pencils by Michael Bair [as Mike Hernandez], inks by Terry Austin. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #42
    All Star Squadron (1981) Canadian Price Variant 42

    Canadian edition with $.95 cover price. Cover pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Rick Magya. Oh, Say, Can't You See...?, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Bill Collins; Starman tells about his encounter with invisible Japanese planes; Prince Daka, Sumo, Tsunami, and Kung defeat the All-Stars. Black Canary illustration, pencils by Michael Bair [as Mike Hernandez], inks by Terry Austin. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #42MJ
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  • Issue #43MJ
    All Star Squadron (1981) Mark Jewelers 43MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Rick Magya. Oh, Say, Can't You See...?, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Bill Collins; Starman tells about his encounter with invisible Japanese planes; Prince Daka, Sumo, Tsunami, and Kung defeat the All-Stars. Black Canary illustration, pencils by Michael Bair [as Mike Hernandez], inks by Terry Austin. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #19
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 19

    "Turn Again, Turn Again, Time in thy Flight...!" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Keith Williams (background inks only). Alpha Flight continue to hunt down their demonic foe. Plus, Shaman's daughter, Elizabeth, embraces her new role as the mystical heroine - Talisman (1st appearance)! Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #19
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 19

    Canadian edition with $.75 cover price. "Turn Again, Turn Again, Time in thy Flight...!" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Keith Williams (background inks only). Alpha Flight continue to hunt down their demonic foe. Plus, Shaman's daughter, Elizabeth, embraces her new role as the mystical heroine - Talisman (1st appearance)! Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #19MJ
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 19MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Turn Again, Turn Again, Time in thy Flight...!" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Keith Williams (background inks only). Alpha Flight continue to hunt down their demonic foe. Plus, Shaman's daughter, Elizabeth, embraces her new role as the mystical heroine - Talisman (1st appearance)! Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #1
    Alpha Track (1985) 1
  • Issue #64
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 64

    Moon Knight history, preview & index; Mark Evanier on Crossfire, DNAgents, Groo. Moon Knight cover by Chris Warner. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #65
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 65

    Preview of Black Dragon; a look at Solomon Kane; Conan history. Black Dragon cover by John Bolton. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #261
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 261

    "The Sins of My Father!" Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Painted cover by Charles Vess. The situation has come down to this: Mary Jane, Harry, and Liz are trapped in the Rose's secret warehouse. The building is on fire. Liz is going into labor. And as shown on Charles Vess terrific cover, the vengeful Hobgoblin is on the attack! It's going to take a small miracle for the web-slinger to save his friends much less himself! With the flames closing in, can the Amazing Spider-Man stave off disaster at the hands of the Hobgoblin? A harrowing finish! Cameo appearance by the alien symbiote (costume). (Note: This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 275.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #261
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 261

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    Canadian Edition with 75¢ Cover Price. "The Sins of My Father!" Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Painted cover by Charles Vess. The situation has come down to this: Mary Jane, Harry, and Liz are trapped in the Rose's secret warehouse. The building is on fire. Liz is going into labor. And as shown on Charles Vess terrific cover, the vengeful Hobgoblin is on the attack! It's going to take a small miracle for the web-slinger to save his friends much less himself! With the flames closing in, can the Amazing Spider-Man stave off disaster at the hands of the Hobgoblin? A harrowing finish! Cameo appearance by the alien symbiote (costume). (Note: This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 275.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #261MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 261MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Hobgoblin is still after Spidey in "The Sins of My Father!" Script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Joe Rubinstein. Green Goblin cameo. And check out that Charles Vess cover! Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #2
    America vs. Justice Society (1985) 2

    The JSA defend themselves and their actions during a congressional committee hearing in "Trial by Congress!" Appearances by Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Dr. Fate, Dr. Mid-Nite, Starman, Wonder Woman, Sandman, Wildcat, Hourman, Atom, Johnny Thunder, Helena Wayne (Huntress), Spectre, Shining Knight, Chuck Grayson (Robotman), Dick Grayson (Robin). Infinity, Inc. cameo. Script & co-plot by Roy Thomas, co-plot by Dann Thomas, art by Mike Hernandez & Alfredo Alcala. Cover by Jerry Ordway. 32 pages of story. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. The JSA defend themselves and their actions during a congressional committee hearing in "Trial by Congress!" Appearances by Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Dr. Fate, Dr. Mid-Nite, Starman, Wonder Woman, Sandman, Wildcat, Hourman, Atom, Johnny Thunder, Helena Wayne (Huntress), Spectre, Shining Knight, Chuck Grayson (Robotman), Dick Grayson (Robin). Infinity, Inc. cameo. Script & co-plot by Roy Thomas, co-plot by Dann Thomas, art by Mike Hernandez & Alfredo Alcala. Cover by Jerry Ordway. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #198502
    American Cinematographer (1920) 198502

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    February 1985. Film magazine dating back to 1920 dedicated to the art and craft of cinematography. "Passage to India"; Alfred HItchcock's "Rope" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #17
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 17

    Things heat up for Reuben Flagg as he still tries to take care of everything in western Candada and things also heat up in the Chicago mayoral race in "Northern Lights…Double Cross – Part 3." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has an "American Flagg Dossier" with pinups. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #2
    Amethyst (1985) 2
    Published Feb 1985 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Paris Cullins, inks by Ernie Colon. "Sleepwalkers," script by Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Romeo Tanghal; After an unsuccessful attempt by Lord Sardonyx to capture the princesses Amethyst, Carnelian, the son of Dark Opal, tries his luck at the task. Non-advertised, Pre-Crisis of Infinite Earths mini-series, three-panel-sequence-cameo with The Monitor (Hands only shown), and Lyla (Harbinger). 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #2
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    95¢ Canadian Newsstand Edition Cover price $0.95.

  • Vol. 105 #2
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 105 #2

    February 1985. Stories: "The Plague Star" (conclusion) by George R.R. Martin, "The Cajamarca Project" by Charles Harness, "Bluff" by Harry Turtledove as "Eric G. Iverson," "Something of Value" by James White, "The Doomsday Device" by John Gribbin, and "Touch of the Match" by James Gunn. Science Fact article, "Project Starseed, or, Nuclear Waste Saves the World" by Duncan Lunan. Illustrations by Richard Crist, Judy Mitchell, Nick Jainschigg, Dell Harris, Janet Aulisio, and Doug Beekman. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 194 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1
    Antisocialman (1985) Annual 1

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    1st printing: February 1, 1985. Collects issues 1-4 of the minicomics. References to Pac-Man, the Love Boat and JFK. 4 1/2-in. x 5 1/2-in. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #41
    Arak Son of Thunder (1981) 41

    Arak and his friends face a perilous journey in "Sailing to Delmun." Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #41
    Arak Son of Thunder (1981) Canadian Price Variant 41

    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Arak and his friends face a perilous journey in "Sailing to Delmun." Valda the Iron Maiden appearance. Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #149
    Archie and Me (1964) 149

    Last 60-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Chic Stone. Lonely Lobo, script and pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Chic Stone; Mr. Weatherbee tells us how Archie came to have a strange attachment to an old, mean wolf at the zoo. Bath Wrath half-page starring Hot Dog, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #36
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 36
  • Issue #101
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 101

    Script by Dick Malmgren. Art by Stan G. and Chic Stone. Cover art by Stan G. Archie and his fellow Riverdale students uncover a buried treasure under the sea, but trouble comes when someone tries to scare them from it in "Secrets of the Deep." Archie in "The Great Quiz Whiz Contest." 32 pgs. Full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #70
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 70

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  • Issue #334
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 334

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. "Men's Wear Everywhere," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by James DeCarlo; Betty and Veronica are wearing the latest fashion, men's clothing, but Archie and Reggie make fun of them. "Suspicious," script by George Gladir, art by Dan DeCarlo, Jr.; When Betty asks Veronica to help to French students, Veronica suddenly becomes suspicious that it is a trick to allow Betty to spend time with Archie. "Ski Saga," script by George Gladir, art by Dan DeCarlo, Jr.; Betty tries to take Veronica cross-country skiing. "Fashion Cut-Outs" illustration by Dan DeCarlo. "Cafeteria Blues," script by George Gladir, art by Dan DeCarlo, Jr. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #99
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 99

    Last 60-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Dan De Carlo. "Wheel Spiel," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; Archie's horoscope tells him that "wheels will be his undoing," so he forces The Archies to travel to their gig via balloon, dogsled, and snowshoes. Archie's Club News. "East Is West," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Alex gets the Pussycats a gig at a Chinese social club, so the girls buy Chinese costumes and learn to play Chinese music. "The Music Master," script and art by Dexter Taylor; Professor Flutesnoot wants Little Archie out of the school band, so he assigns him the large and heavy tuba. "Three Is Trouble," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob Bolling; Tidbit O'Toole has Aunt Hilda and Sabrina fight back against the Watchdog Committee, a committee that fines witches that show Christmas spirit. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #28
    Arion Lord of Atlantis (1982) 28

    Cover by Jan Duursema. Written by Paul Kupperberg. Art by Cara Sherman-Tereno, Jan Duursema and Rodin Rodriguez. Arion summons the weaver of the mystic threads of magic in "The Weaver" by Paul Kupperberg, Cara Sherman-Tereno and Rodin Rodriguez. Characters in this story: Arion; Bzil; Minister Termaine; Wing; D'Tilluh; Kali; Mara; Wyynde; Weaver. Plus: Chian fights for Lyla's freedom in the back-up story "Retribution" by Kupperberg and Jan Duursema. Characters in this story: Chian; Lyla; Tomokata; Huntsman. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #28
    Arion Lord of Atlantis (1982) Canadian Price Variant 28

    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. A young boy comes to Arion's aid when he uses a risky spell to seek answers in "The Weaver." Script by Paul Kupperberg and art by Cara Sherman Tereno & Rodin Rodriguez. Issue also has a separate story featuring Chian in "Retribution." Script by Paul Kupperberg and art by Jan Duursema. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #28MJ
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  • Issue #14
    Atari Force (1984) 14
    Published Feb 1985 by DC.

    An enemy threatens after the remaining Atari Force tries to regroup in "Lost in the Multiverse." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ed Barreto and Ricardo Villagran. Issue also has solo Babe story "A Babe in Arms" with script by Dave Manak and art by Klaus Janson. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #14
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. An enemy threatens after the remaining Atari Force tries to regroup in "Lost in the Multiverse." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ed Barreto and Ricardo Villagran. Issue also has solo Babe story "A Babe in Arms" with script by Dave Manak and art by Klaus Janson. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #14MJ
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  • Issue #252
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 252

    "Deciding Factor!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Bob Hall (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Bob Hall and Joe Sinnott. The Vision continues to ponder whether or not he should take control of the world's computer systems. The Encephalatron Command Chair would give him that power. What will the synthezoid avenger decide to do? However, after an arsonist torches the home of the Vision and the Scarlet Witch in New Jersey, the decision becomes clear! Meanwhile in the Arizona desert, one of Thanos' secret Earth bases has been discovered! Cap, Wanda, Hercules, and Starfox travel west to investigate! And once inside the base they discover a pair of brothers! The Blood Brothers! These extra-terrestrial beasts usually like to play with Shell-Head, but today they mix it up with four new avengers! Cameo appearances by Doc Samson and Dane Whitman (aka the Black Knight). Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Scarlet Witch, Starfox, and the Vision. (Note: The Blood Brothers previously appeared in Iron Man 91.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #252
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 252

    Canadian edition with $.75 cover price. "Deciding Factor!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Bob Hall (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Bob Hall and Joe Sinnott. The Vision continues to ponder whether or not he should take control of the world's computer systems. The Encephalatron Command Chair would give him that power. What will the synthezoid avenger decide to do? However, after an arsonist torches the home of the Vision and the Scarlet Witch in New Jersey, the decision becomes clear! Meanwhile in the Arizona desert, one of Thanos' secret Earth bases has been discovered! Cap, Wanda, Hercules, and Starfox travel west to investigate! And once inside the base they discover a pair of brothers! The Blood Brothers! These extra-terrestrial beasts usually like to play with Shell-Head, but today they mix it up with four new avengers! Cameo appearances by Doc Samson and Dane Whitman (aka the Black Knight). Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Scarlet Witch, Starfox, and the Vision. (Note: The Blood Brothers previously appeared in Iron Man 91.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
    Axel Pressbutton (1984) 3

    Cover by Alan Davis. Written by Steve Moore (as Pedro Henry), Steve Parkhouse and Garry Leach. Art by Steve Dillon, Cam Kennedy, John Ridgway and Garry Leach. Laser Eraser and Pressbutton star in stories by Steve Moore and Steve Dillon, reprinted from Warrior (1982 Quality) UK #7-9. Plus: Ektryn story by Steve Moore and Cam Kennedy, reprinted from Warrior (1982 Quality) UK #14. Also: "The Shroud, the Spire and the Stars" by Steve Parkhouse and John Ridgway, reprinted from Warrior (1982 Quality) UK #13. And: "How to Make a Zirk" 1-pager by Garry Leach, reprinted from Warrior (1982 Quality) UK #24. Characters in this issue: Axel Pressbutton, Laser Eraser (Mysta Mystralis), Arterius Donthax, Zirk, Lemanya, Felix Gromm, Shalti, Sarpedon Blint III, Mort, Ektryn, Marilla, Arkor, Bishop Andrew Everton and Rafe. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #12
    Aztec Ace (1984) 12
    Published Feb 1985 by Eclipse.
  • Issue #380
    Batman (1940) 380
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1985 by DC.

    Cover art by Rick Hoberg and Dick Giordano. End of the Bat, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Rick Hoberg, inks by Alfredo Alcala; Jason Todd spends time with Nocturna, Batman searches for Night Slayer, Dr. Fang swears vengeance on Batman. 32 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.