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Comic books March 1985

  • Issue #407
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 407

    Features include Halo Jones in "Exercising the Dog" (script by Alan Moore, art by Ian Gibson), "Bad Vibrations" (scripit by Alan Hebden, art by Massimo Belardinelli), Judge Dredd in "The Hunters Club" part 1 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ron Smith), Tharg's Future-Shocks in "Extra! Extra!" (script by Peter Milligan, art by Jose Casanovas), and the Helltrekkers (script by F. Martin Candor, art by Lalia). Brett Ewins front cover, Cliff Robinson back cover.

  • Issue #408
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 408

    Features include Halo Jones in "I'll Never Forget Whatsizname" (script by Alan Moore, art by Ian Gibson), . Psi-Testers (script by Alan Hebden, art by Mike Dorey), Judge Dredd in "The Hunters Club" part 2 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ron Smith), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "Nerves of Steel!" (script by Peter Milligan, art by Will Simpson), and the Helltrekkers (script by F. Martin Candor, art by Lalia). Back cover pin-up of Rogue Trooper by Cam Kennedy.

  • Issue #409
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 409

    March 16, 1985. Features include Halo Jones in "By Royal Appointment" (script by Alan Moore, art by Ian Gibson), Psi-Testers (script by Alan Hebden, art by Mike Dorey), Judge Dredd in "The Hunters Club" part 3 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Steve Dillon), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "But Is It Art?" (script by Peter Milligan, art by Eric Bradbury), and the Helltrekkers (script by F. Martin Candor, art by Lalia). Judge Dredd pin-up by Cam Kennedy. Slaine pin-up by Glenn Fabry.

  • Issue #410
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 410

    Features include Rogue Trooper (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Jose Ortiz), "The Snikker Snack" (script by Peter Milligan, art by J. Anderson), Halo Jones in "Cat and Mouse" (script by Alan Moore, art by Ian Gibson), Judge Dredd in "The Hunter's Club" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Cliff Robinson), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "Long Division" (script by Alan Hebden, art by Mones), and the Helltrekkers (script by F. Martin Candor, art by Lalia). One-page preview of upcoming Slaine story with art by Glen Fabry and David Pugh. Brett Ewins front cover. A.B.C. Warriors back cover by Bryan Talbot.

  • Issue #411
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 411

    March 30, 1985. Features include Halo Jones in "Memories are Made of This" (script by Alan Moore, art by Ian Gibson), Slaine in "Time Killer" (script by Pat Mills, art by Glenn Fabry), Judge Dredd in "The Hunters Club" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ron Smith), Rogue Trooper (script by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Jose Ortiz), and the HellTrekkers (script by F. Martin Candor, art by Lalia). Fabry cover.

  • Issue #565
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 565
    Published Mar 1985 by DC.

    Cover art by Keith Giffen and Bob Oksner. The Wizard City Warrior starring Superman, script by Mort Todd, pencils by Kurt Schaffenberger, inks by Dave Hunt. $ellout or Manna from Mando starring Ambush Bug, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Peabody, Blotto, Ms. Mohawk, and The Cleaver, script by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Bob Oksner. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #565
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    Canadian edition with $.95 cover price. Cover art by Keith Giffen and Bob Oksner. The Wizard City Warrior starring Superman, script by Mort Todd, pencils by Kurt Schaffenberger, inks by Dave Hunt. $ellout or Manna from Mando starring Ambush Bug, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Peabody, Blotto, Ms. Mohawk, and The Cleaver, script by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Bob Oksner. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #565MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 565MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. Cover art by Keith Giffen and Bob Oksner. The Wizard City Warrior starring Superman, script by Mort Todd, pencils by Kurt Schaffenberger, inks by Dave Hunt. $ellout or Manna from Mando starring Ambush Bug, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Peabody, Blotto, Ms. Mohawk, and The Cleaver, script by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Bob Oksner. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #335
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 335

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  • Vol. 30 #3
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 30 #3

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  • Issue #43
    All Star Squadron (1981) 43

    Cover pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Tony De Zuniga. Ultimate Victory!, script by Roy Thomas (plot) and Mike Baron (dialogue), pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Bill Collins; the Guardians arrival saves the Squadron; Kung captures Liberty Belle; Daka wants the Squadron to Tsunami and Starmans gravity rod for Liberty Belle. Sandman illustration by George Freeman. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #43
    All Star Squadron (1981) Canadian Price Variant 43

    Canadian edition with $.95 cover price. Cover pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Tony De Zuniga. Ultimate Victory!, script by Roy Thomas (plot) and Mike Baron (dialogue), pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Bill Collins; the Guardians arrival saves the Squadron; Kung captures Liberty Belle; Daka wants the Squadron to Tsunami and Starmans gravity rod for Liberty Belle. Sandman illustration by George Freeman. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #20
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 20

    "Gold and Love Affairs!" Part 1 of 2. Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Keith Williams (background inks only). Elizabeth learns a startling new secret about her new abilities. Meanwhile, Sasquatch and Aurora come face-to-face with a macabre new menace - Gilded Lily! Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #20
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    Canadian edition with $.75 cover price. "Things aren't always what they Seem!" Part 1 of 2. Story and art by John Byrne. Canada's premier expert in radiation, Dr. Walter Langkowski, is called to Mount Logan, the location of the Cosmic Ray research facility, to check on some unusual reports. What he finds upon arriving is shocking to say the least. Luckily the good doctor can transform into the ten feet tall, super-strong Sasquatch. But will even the mighty hero's strength be enough against one of the Fantastic Four's deadliest enemies? Includes the back-up feature: The Origins of Alpha Flight. "A Stranger in my Mirror!" Starring Aurora. Guest-starring Wolverine. Story and art by John Byrne. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #20MJ
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 20MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Gold and Love Affairs!" Part 1 of 2. Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Keith Williams (background inks only). Elizabeth learns a startling new secret about her new abilities. Meanwhile, Sasquatch and Aurora come face-to-face with a macabre new menace - Gilded Lily! Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #66
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 66

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    Marv Wolfman, George Perez and Bob Greenberger discuss Crisis on Infinite Earths; Dracula's history at Marvel. George Perez cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #67
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 67

    Article on Secret Wars II featuring an interview with Jim Shooter; article on Star Trek's history in comic books; interview with Neal and Kris Adams. Sal Buscema/Steve Leialoha cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #262
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 262

    "Trade Secret" Script and Pencils by Bob Layton. Inks by Bob Layton and Carlos Garzon. Photo cover by Eliot R. Brown. While changing out of his costume in a storage room at Newark International Airport, the web-slinger forgets to lock the door! Whoops! And to the dismay of Aunt May's nephew, a tabloid photographer walks in and snaps a picture! Oh no! One thing leads to another...and the wall-crawler pursues the sleazy shutterbug through the Big Apple to protect his secret identity! Can Spidey grab the negatives before he gets exposed? Cameo appearance by Ben Urich. Flashback cameo by Uncle Ben. Last 60¢ issue. (Notes: The Amazing Spider-Man returns to his original red and blue costume. Spectacular Spider-Man 100 was also published this month.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #262
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    Canadian edition with $0.75 cover price. "Trade Secret" Script and Pencils by Bob Layton. Inks by Bob Layton and Carlos Garzon. Photo cover by Eliot R. Brown. While changing out of his costume in a storage room at Newark International Airport, the web-slinger forgets to lock the door! Whoops! And to the dismay of Aunt May's nephew, a tabloid photographer walks in and snaps a picture! Oh no! One thing leads to another...and the wall-crawler pursues the sleazy shutterbug through the Big Apple to protect his secret identity! Can Spidey grab the negatives before he gets exposed? Cameo appearance by Ben Urich. Flashback cameo by Uncle Ben. Last 60¢ issue. (Notes: The Amazing Spider-Man returns to his original red and blue costume. Spectacular Spider-Man 100 was also published this month.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #262MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 262MJ

    Mark Jeweler & Bose Advertisement Insert Variant. Last 60-cent issue. "Trade Secret." Script and pencils by Bob Layton, inks by Layton and Carlos Garzon. Photo cover by Eliot R. Brown. Cover price $0.60.

  • Vol. 57 #6
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Vol. 57 #6

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  • Vol. 58 #6
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Vol. 58 #6

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  • Issue #3
    America vs. Justice Society (1985) 3

    Members of the JSA continue to recount their history and defend their actions, as the congressional committee calls avowed criminal the Wizard to the stand in "Hostile Witness!" Appearances by Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Dr. Fate, Dr. Mid-Nite, Starman, Wonder Woman, Sandman, Wildcat, Hourman, Atom, Johnny Thunder, Helena Wayne (Huntress), Dick Grayson (Robin), Per Degaton. Script & co-plot by Roy Thomas, co-plot by Dann Thomas, art by Howard Bender & Alfredo Alcala. Cover by Jerry Ordway. 32 pages of story. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #3
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Members of the JSA continue to recount their history and defend their actions, as the congressional committee calls avowed criminal the Wizard to the stand in "Hostile Witness!" Appearances by Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Dr. Fate, Dr. Mid-Nite, Starman, Wonder Woman, Sandman, Wildcat, Hourman, Atom, Johnny Thunder, Helena Wayne (Huntress), Dick Grayson (Robin), Per Degaton. Script & co-plot by Roy Thomas, co-plot by Dann Thomas, art by Howard Bender & Alfredo Alcala. Cover by Jerry Ordway. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #18
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 18

    Counterfeiters, smugglers, traitors and murderers – Reuben Flagg deals with all of those as he wraps up the case in western Canada in "Northern Lights…Double Cross – Part 4." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has an "American Flagg Dossier – Part 4" with pinups. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #3
    Amethyst (1985) 3
    Published Mar 1985 by DC.

    75¢ standard cover price. Rebellion! - Written by Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn. Art by Ric Estrada and Romeo Tanghal. Cover by Paris Cullins and Romeo Tanghal. In the heat of battle, Amethyst takes on...Fire Jade (who was introduced in issue #1)! Amethyst loses control of her powers in the definitive battle against the evil and deadly villain. And Topaz romances Turquoise! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
    Amethyst (1985) Canadian Price Variant 3

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    95¢ Canadian Newsstand Edition. Cover price $0.95.

  • Vol. 105 #3
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 105 #3

    March 1985. Cover by Vincent Di Fate. Stories: "Between the Strokes of Night" (part 1) by Charles Sheffield, "Field Trial" by W.R. Thompson, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" by Ray Brown, "Art Appreciation" by P.M. Fergusson, "Patera Crossing" by Kenneth W. Ledbetter, "The Lords of Creation" by Edward Llewellyn, and "Programmed for Destruction" by John Gribbin. Science Fact article, "Hot Rocks and Water" by G.F.R. Ellis and Tony Rothman. Illustrations by Vincent Di Fate, Jack Gaughan, Doug Beekman, Val Lakey Lindahn, H.R. Van Dongen, Doug Chaffee. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 194 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #42
    Arak Son of Thunder (1981) 42

    Angelica the sorceress, a foe from Arak's past, returns in "Byond the Scorpion Gate!" Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #42
    Arak Son of Thunder (1981) Canadian Price Variant 42

    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Angelica the sorceress, a foe from Arak's past, returns in "Byond the Scorpion Gate!" Script by Roy and Dann Thomas and art by Tony DeZuniga. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #334
    Archie (1943) 334
  • Issue #15
    Archie's Double Digest (1982) 15

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  • Issue #174
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 174
  • Issue #180
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 180
  • Issue #29
    Arion Lord of Atlantis (1982) 29

    Siege! - Written by Paul Kupperberg. Art by Cara Sherman-Tereno and Rudy Nebres. Cover by Jan Duursema. Arion's limited powers plague him as he stands defenseless against a prison outbreak led by the jackal S'net! (Note: Lady Chian returns to Atlantis and is reunited with Arion in this story.) Characters in this issue: Chian; Lyla; Plainsrunner; Arion; Termaine; Sylva; S'net; Mara; Wyynde; Ezra; Wing; D'Tilluh; Tarnu. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #29
    Arion Lord of Atlantis (1982) Canadian Price Variant 29

    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. Atlantis comes under attack as the jackal S'net tries to take over in "Seige." Lady Chian returns to Atlantis and is reunited with Arion in this story. Script by Paul Kupperberg and art by Cara Sherman Tereno & Rudy Nebres. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #29MJ
    Arion Lord of Atlantis (1982) Mark Jewelers 29MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Atlantis comes under attack as the jackal S'net tries to take over in "Seige." Lady Chian returns to Atlantis and is reunited with Arion in this story. Script by Paul Kupperberg and art by Cara Sherman Tereno & Rudy Nebres. Cover price $0.75.

  • Vol. 9 #3
    Asimov's Science Fiction (1977-1992 Dell Magazines) Vol. 9 #3

    March 1985 - Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 180 pages, Text (With B&W illustrations and photos). Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #15
    Atari Force (1984) 15
    Published Mar 1985 by DC.

    The Atari Force tries to figure out a way to get off of a nameless planet in an unknown universe in "Siege." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ed Barreto. Issue also has solo Pakrat story "To Catch a Pakrat" with script by Andy Helfer and art by Mike Chen and Joe Delbeato. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #15
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    Canadian edition with .95 cents cover price. The Atari Force tries to figure out a way to get off of a nameless planet in an unknown universe in "Siege." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ed Barreto. Issue also has solo Pakrat story "To Catch a Pakrat" with script by Andy Helfer and art by Mike Chen and Joe Delbeato. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #15MJ
    Atari Force (1984) Mark Jewelers 15MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Atari Force tries to figure out a way to get off of a nameless planet in an unknown universe in "Siege." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ed Barreto. Issue also has solo Pakrat story "To Catch a Pakrat" with script by Andy Helfer and art by Mike Chen and Joe Delbeato. Cover price $0.75.

  • Vol. 3 #2
    Autoduel Quarterly (1983 Steve Jackson Games) Vol. 3 #2

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    A quarterly magazine devoted to expanding the futuristic Car Wars franchise into role-playing. New campaign seeds, scenarios, vehicles, "mock" advertisements, weapons and accessories, plus rules, questions, and answers. This issue features the Doppelganger scenario. Cover by Denis Loubet. 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 48 pages. B&W Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #253
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 253

    "Conquering Vision" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Bob Hall (breakdowns), Ian Akin (finishes), and Brian Garvey (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard. With encouragement from ISAAC, the Vision makes his move to seize control of every computer system on Earth! The synthezoid avenger slips through the cyber defenses of the Pentagon, NORAD, SHIELD, and the Kremlin! But along the way, the Avengers' chairman bumps into an electronic super-villain also inside the world's computers! It's Quasimodo! If the Vision can fight past Quasimodo, he'll face Earth's Mightiest Heroes next! Wow! Cameo appearances by the Blood Brothers, Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Tigra, and Wonder Man. Flashback cameos by the Mad Thinker, Necrodamus, Ultron, Iron Man, and the Fantastic Four. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Scarlet Witch, Starfox, and the Vision. Last 60¢ issue. (Note: The Vision's actions will have serious consequences for him beginning in West Coast Avengers 42, part 1 of the VisionQuest storyline.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #253
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    Canadian edition with $.75 cover price. "Two From The Heart!" Plot by Jim Shooter. Script by Alan Zelenetz. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Brett Breeding and helpers. Cover by Brett Breeding. Since her difficult divorce several issues ago, Janet Van Dyne has been moving on her with life and enjoying her role as chairperson of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. And perhaps now it's time to move on with her love life as well. After meeting at a high society party, Tony Stark and the Wasp begin dating. Is that really a good idea considering the golden avenger's secret identity? Captain America doesn't think so! And that kicks off a series of three very uncomfortable conversations! First, Tony Stark and Cap, then Iron Man and Thor, and finally Shell-head and the Wasp! Everything started with good intentions, but is everything going to end that way? Meanwhile, Ant-Man makes a secret visit to Ryker's Island to talk with Hank Pym. However, the former avenger doesn't want to be sprung from prison. He plans to clear his name the right way! Cameo appearances by Egghead and Jim Rhodes. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: This cover is among a trio of Marvel covers in the early 1980's that featured super-heroes behind bars. See Amazing Spider-Man 219 and Captain America 260 also.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #4
    Axel Pressbutton (1984) 4

    Cover by Mick Austin. Written by Steve Moore (as Pedro Henry). Art by Steve Dillon, Alan Davis, Garry Leach and Cam Kennedy. Laser Eraser and Pressbutton star in stories by Steve Moore, Steve Dillon and Alan Davis, reprinted from Warrior (1982 Quality) UK #10, 11 and 21. Plus: Zirk in "The All-Girl Amazon Attack Battalion" by Steve Moore and Garry Leach, reprinted from Warrior (1982 Quality) UK #13. And: Ektryn story "The Poet and the Flowers" by Steve Moore and Cam Kennedy, reprinted from Warrior (1982 Quality) UK #25. Characters in this issue: Axel Pressbutton, Laser Eraser (Mysta Mystralis), Arterius Donthax, Zirk, Lemanya, Mec-Tec, Lascivia, Princess Penthesilea, Hippolyta, Melanippe, Ektryn, Warlord Arkor and Firron Clo. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #13
    Aztec Ace (1984) 13
    Published Mar 1985 by Eclipse.
  • Issue #30
    Barks Collector Fanzine 30

    The Carl Barks Collector is a fan magazine, based on the works of comic book artist Carl Barks. This issue features: "Gladstone Gander in the Magic Land, OR Winning IS a Form of Work," 14 pages. List of comics with Gladstone stories. Book review of "Donald Duck and His Nephews" from Abbeville Press. Checklist of Donald Duck Comic featuring covers by Carl Barks. Exotic languages and Writing in the stories of Carl Barks, with charts on the languages, hieroglyphics, and alphabets created by Barks. Letters page. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #381
    Batman (1940) 381
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1985 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.25) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1448942005

    Cover art by Rick Hoberg and Dick Giordano. Darkly Moved the Pawns, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Rick Hoberg, inks by Alfredo Alcala; James Gordon is reinstated as commissioner, Batman goes after Night Slayer (who's been doing crimes as Batman), Jason Todd investigates Nocturna. 32 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #381
    Batman (1940) Canadian Price Variant 381

    Canadian edition with $.95 cover price. Cover art by Rick Hoberg and Dick Giordano. Darkly Moved the Pawns, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Rick Hoberg, inks by Alfredo Alcala; James Gordon is reinstated as commissioner, Batman goes after Night Slayer (who's been doing crimes as Batman), Jason Todd investigates Nocturna. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #381MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 381MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.75.