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Comic books October 1986

  • Issue #1
    Clint (1986 Trigon) 1
  • Issue #2
    Cold Blooded Chameleon Commandos (1986) 2

    Battle for Bandini Mountain. Story by William Clausen. Art by Michael Kelley. Cover by Michael Kelley. One of the many martial-arts funny-animal comics that appeared in the wake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles success, and nearly broke the comics industry. The commandos set out to rescue a captured scientist and encounter evil moles in their fertilizer base. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #91
    Comic Relief (1989) 91
  • Issue #1
    Comics Artists Showcase (1986) 1

    18 different artists showcased. B&W, 32 pages, standard paper stock. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #672
    Comics Buyer's Guide (1971) 672

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    October 3, 1986. Response - Jack Kirby replies to Marvel statement; Walt Simonson to quit 'Thor'; preview of Comico's Grendel; Funnies in the '40s; Legionnaire History; Comics Price Guide Issue. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #674
    Comics Buyer's Guide (1971) 674

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    Original cover price: $1.50. October 17, 1986. Marv Wolfman leaves New Teen Titans - new writers assigned until he returns; radio talk show host Bob Larson calls comics 'occultic'; preview of Fortune's Friends graphic novel; Steve Moncuse gives his final word on high prices on The Fish Police. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #676
    Comics Buyer's Guide (1971) 676

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    Original cover price: $1.50. October 31, 1986. Marvel raises prices - licensed titles go to $1, Epic to $1.75; preview of Happy Birthday Gnatrat; Americans invade England - Bill Sienkiewicz and Walt Simonson do Titan covers; Ron Goulart article on Detective Comics before Batman. Newspaper Format in 2 sections. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #48
    Comics Feature (1980) fanzine 48

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    Comics Feature was one of the longer running non-fiction comic book magazines of the era. Issue #48 includes: The Legion of Superheroes, The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, Alex Raymonds Flash Gordon by Ron Goulart, Golden Age by Goulart, Dell Comics, Marvels New Universe, a free Comics Feature Role-Playing Game by Steve Perrin. 54 pgs. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #8
    Comics Values Monthly (1986) 8

    Marvel, DC, independent comic values; comic original art - part 2; top 100 comics. Cover features a proposed (but unused) cover for Star Brand #1 by John Romita, Jr. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #4
    Command Review (1986) 4

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    Story, art and cover by Steve Gallacci. Reprints of the Erma Felna space adventure that first appeared in Albedo Anthropomorphics Volume 1, issue #14 and Volume 2, #1-3. Erma Felna deals with the challenges that sudden parenthood have added to her space adventures. 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #2027
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2027

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

  • Issue #2028
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2028

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

  • Issue #2029
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2029

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

  • Issue #2030
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2030

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

  • Issue #2031
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2031

    Weekly British War comics digest. "A Date with Death" Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #2032
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2032

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

  • Issue #2033
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2033

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

  • Issue #2034
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2034

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

  • Issue #1
    Complete Cheech Wizard (1986) 1

    B&W. 32 pages. By Vaughn Frederic Bode. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #2
    Complete Max Collins/Rick Fletcher Dick Tracy (1986) 2

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    Who Shot Pat Patton? Stories by Max Collins. Art and cover by Rick Fletcher. Dragon Lady Press celebrates the 50th anniversary of Chester Gould's classic crime strip. These issues present strips from the 1980s, when it was written by legendary crime writer Max Collins. Reprints the Dick Tracy daily comic strip from Aug. 26, 1982 to Mar. 3, 1983. Tracy investigates the shooting of his former partner, police chief Pat Patton. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #187
    Conan the Barbarian (1970 Marvel) 187

    Cover art by Ernie Chan. Resurrection starring Conan, Shapur, Anneka, Jahli, Keiv, Simeon, Kaleb, the Council of the Seven, the Legion of Assassins, and the Devourer of Souls, script by Jim Owsley, breakdowns by John Buscema, finished art by Ernie Chan; Conan tries to stop the evil Council of Seven from seizing the throne. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #187MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover art by Ernie Chan. Resurrection starring Conan, Shapur, Anneka, Jahli, Keiv, Simeon, Kaleb, the Council of the Seven, the Legion of Assassins, and the Devourer of Souls, script by Jim Owsley, breakdowns by John Buscema, finished art by Ernie Chan; Conan tries to stop the evil Council of Seven from seizing the throne. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Conan The Raider SC (1986 Tor Novel) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Leonard Carpenter. In the ancient land of Shem, Conan joins with tomb-robbers to loot the untold wealth piled up in the huge royal mausoleum. However, the dead will return to claim what was theirs! Plus, a special Bonus - Conan: The Indestructible, a history of Conan and his times by L. Sprague de Camp. Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 278 pages, Text Only. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #223
    Cracked (1958 Major Magazine) 223

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    Art by John Severin, Don Orehek, Vic Martin, Steve Ditko, Milton Knight, Walter Brogan, Shawn Kerri, Rurik Tyler, Rick Altergott, Skene Catling, Cliff Mott, Frank Caruso, Bob Fingerman, and Mike Ricigliano. Cover by Bill Wray. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #1
    Cracked Digest (1986) 1

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    144 pages. All reprints with art by John Severin, Bill Ward, Jack Davis, Charles Rodrigues, Bill Everett, Howard Nostrand, and others. Parodies of "Rambo," "The Towering Inferno," wrestling, and more. Severin cover. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #45
    Cracked Giant (1965) 45

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    "Giant History of Cracked." All reprints with art by John Severin, Bill Ward, Will Elder, Bill Everett, Gray Morrow, Jack davis, Charles Rodrigues, Bernard Baily, Howard Nostrand, and Don Orehek. "Star Wars" parody. Bill Wray cover. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #5
    Critters (1986) 5

    Fantagraphics long-running anthropomorphic anthology (i.e., funny animal comic). Gnuff in Wheres Gnicky?, story and art by Freddy Milton; the debut of Nilson Groundthumper, story and art by Stan Sakai; Chapter Five of Birthright by Steven A Gallacci. Black and white; 32 pages. Cover by Milton. Cover price $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1
    Crow of the Bear Clan (1986) 1

    Story by Edward A. Luena, Greg Espinoza, Ken Hooper, Shepherd Hendrix and Cliff MacGillivray. Art and cover by Edward A. Luena and Ken Hooper. Conan-style barbarian warrior adventures set in a world of talking teddy bears. Crow is a young warrior in training when his tribe is captured into slavery by a reptile army. He may look adorable, but his tale of slavery, escape and exile is tragic. Also, a behind-the-scenes article about the series. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    D.R. and Quinch's Totally Awesome Guide to Life TPB (1986 Titan Books) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Alan Moore. Art by Alan Davis. Featuring death, extremely painful death, genocide, nuclear weapons, the art of total destruction, useful hints on arson, 101 uses for a flame thrower, how to express yourself with weapons, spitting, how to be incredibly offensive, and much more! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. 11-in., 96 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    D.R. and Quinch's Totally Awesome Guide to Life TPB (1986 Titan Books) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. Written by Alan Moore. Art by Alan Davis. Featuring death, extremely painful death, genocide, nuclear weapons, the art of total destruction, useful hints on arson, 101 uses for a flame thrower, how to express yourself with weapons, spitting, how to be incredibly offensive, and much more! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. 11-in., 96 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #3
    Dakota North (1986 Marvel) 3

    Cover art by Tony Salmons. "Active Tense," script by Martha Thomases, art by Tony Salmons; Dakota heads to Paris to find Ricky, who doesn't know he's carrying a sample of an experimental nerve gas; Cleo sends assassins to stop her. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #235
    Daredevil (1964 1st Series) 235

    Cover art by Klaus Janson. A Safe Place starring Daredevil, Karen Page, and Mr. Hyde, cameo flashback by Battling Jack Murdock, Fixer, Cobra, and Thor, script by Danny Fingeroth, pencils by Steve Ditko (breakdowns), inks by Danny Bulanadi (finisher); DD accidentally prevents Hyde from taking a formula that would have transformed him back into Calvin Zabo for good. 32 pgs. Cover price $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #235MJ
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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #12
    DC Challenge (1985) 12
    Published Oct 1986 by DC.

    Did you solve it before the writers did? It's the cataclysmic conclusion of the DC Challenge in the 38-page "Fathers Against Suns." Phantom Stranger, Metron, Orion, Lightray, Superman, Dr. Fate, Spectre, Batman, Joker, Guardians of Oa, Viking Prince, Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Wonder Woman, Deadman, Woozy Winks, Blackhawk, Darkseid, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman. Written by Mark Evanier, Dan Mishkin, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Len Wein & Marv Wolfman. Art by Dan Spiegle, Denys Cowan, Rodin Rodriguez, Luke McDonnell, Rick Magyar, Stan Woch, Jan Duursema, Steve Lightle, Gary Martin, Ross Andru, Frank McLaughlin & Tom Mandrake. Cover by Jerry Ordway. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #29
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    Published Oct 1986 by DC.

    A monthly 4-page 8-1/2in. x 11in. illustrated consumer newsletter featuring DC comic releases for each month. This month: The Man of Steel is cover spotlighted, featuring John Byrne art. The interior features cover art for New Teen Titans (1980) (Tales of ...) #70 by Steve Bissette and Romeo Tanghal, Booster Gold (1986 DC 1st Series) #9 by Dan Jurgens and Mike DeCarlo, Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) #38 by Joe Luis Garcia-Lopez, and DC Challenge (1985) #12 by Jerry Ordway.

  • Issue #7
    Death Rattle (1985 2nd Series) 7
  • Issue #567
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 567

    Cover by Klaus Janson. "The Night of Thanks, But No Thanks!", script by Harlan Ellison, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Bob Smith; Batman attempts to go into action on a night when he really should have stayed in bed because during his nightly patrol all he comes across are situations, that despite initial appearances, involve no criminal activity. "The Face of Barricade!", script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Stan Woch, inks by Dave Hunt; Barricade reveals his countenance to be the face of a skull, and tells Green Arrow he was once Lars, the monk whom GA once fought over the Book of the Ages, whose forces reduced him to a skeletal state; He says that the Book was restored by the monks of his faction through alchemical means. 36 pgs., full color. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #8-1ST
    Dick Tracy HC (1984 Blackthorne) 8-1ST

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    Volume 8 – 1st printing. Story, art and cover by Chester Gould. Blackthorne Publishing reprints the original comic-strip adventures of legendary tough cop Dick Tracy and his rogues gallery of freakish enemies. This issue reprints the strips from February 28 – May 21, 1948, featuring the "Mrs. Volts & Sparkle Plenty" story arc.   Mrs. Volts deals in stolen electrical parts until she has a run-in with B.O. Plenty, who inadvertently winds up with her beloved dog. She attacks the Plenty family to get her dog back, and winds up in the clutches of her son Brier, who is an even worse criminal.  Also featuring a profile of Chester Gould, Matt Mastersons collage of Dick Tracy characters through the years, and an essay on cartoonings Reuben Award.  The Scrap Book of Chester Gould; 200 Characters from Dick Tracy 1931-1977; The Reuben. Hardcover, 72 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #6
    Dick Tracy Monthly/Weekly (1986) 6

    Krome. Story, art and cover by Chester Gould. Blackthorne Publishing reprints the original comic-strip adventures of legendary tough cop Dick Tracy and his rogues gallery of freakish enemies. This issue reprints the strips from December 2, 1940 - January 23, 1941. The sinister Krome uses modified toys as murder weapons. When Tracy and Pat set off one of his bombs, they are surprised by the killers gang. But it turns out Kromes girlfriend Kitty is just as deadly, to both Tracy and Krome himself. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #79
    Doctor Strange (1974 2nd Series) 79

    Cover art by Chris Warner. Fata Morganna!, script by Peter B. Gillis, pencils by Chris Warner, inks by Randy Emberlin; Morgana Blessing, Sorcerer Supreme?; Defeated in demonic battle, Doctor Strange lies injured and powerless; Yet somehow, his mystic abilities have merged with Morgana!; The Sanctum Santorum is nearly razed; Will Morgana embrace black magic? 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #79
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    Canadian edition with $.95 cover price. Cover art by Chris Warner. Fata Morganna!, script by Peter B. Gillis, pencils by Chris Warner, inks by Randy Emberlin; Morgana Blessing, Sorcerer Supreme?; Defeated in demonic battle, Doctor Strange lies injured and powerless; Yet somehow, his mystic abilities have merged with Morgana!; The Sanctum Santorum is nearly razed; Will Morgana embrace black magic? 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #79MJ
    Doctor Strange (1974 2nd Series) Mark Jewelers 79MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Morganna assumes the role of Dr. Strange as Stephen Strange barely hangs onto life in "Fata Morganna!" Script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Chris Warner, inks by Randy Emberlin. Warner cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #117
    Doctor Who (1979-Present Marvel UK) Magazine 117

    Includes: Doctor Who? strip By Tim Quinn & Dicky Howett; Mervyn Haisman Interview; The Doctor Who History Tour By Quinn & Howett; Michael Wisher interview; Mindwarp (The Trial Of A Time Lord parts 5-8) Preview; Travelling Companions; The Leisure Hive Synopsis and Fact File; Salad Daze strip; The Heat-Seekers text fiction; and The Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) and Peri (Nicola Bryant) and the service robot. Oct, 1986. 40 pgs. Cover price: 85p. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #110-1ST
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    Volume 110 - 1st printing. "Fury from the Deep!" Written by Victor Pemberton. Featuring the 2nd Doctor. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 128 pages, Text Only.

  • Issue #246
    Donald Duck (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Whitman/Gladstone) 246

    1st Gladstone Issue. Cover art by Carl Barks. "The Gilded Man," script and art by Carl Barks; The ducks go to British Guiana in search of the world's rarest stamp, a one-cent magenta of 1856, and find it on a letter in the possession of El Dorado, a giant golden Indian; After they retrieve the letter, the ducks learn that it is addressed to a deceased Duckburg resident who named Gladstone her only heir. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
    Doomsday Squad (1986) 3

    Cover art by Gil Kane. "Peace Keepers," script by Joe Gill, art by John Byrne; An alien race investigates what has happened on Earth and finds Boyd and his crew. "Village of Fear" starring Usagi Yojimbo, script and art by Stan Sakai. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #114
    Dragon (1976-2007) 114
    Published Oct 1986 by TSR.

    Vol. 11 #4 October 1986 Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #9
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  • Issue #1
    Drifters (1986) 1

    Story by Bob Hickey. Art by J.J. Cobb, Chuck Dunn, Mike Owens, Bill Greenwell, Bob Hickey and Russell Runion. Cover by Bob Hickey. Brahma, a bull-like humanoid superhero, joins forces with his rival Equass, a humanoid horse, when a young woman is attacked. They know theyre on to something when they themselves are soon attacked by a group of shadowy figures. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #1
    Dungeon (Magazine) 1
    Published Oct 1986 by TSR.

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    Vol.1 #1 - Sept/October 1986. Adventures for TSR Role-Playing Games. In this issue: Into the Fire - The legacy of a lost prince! Plus: The Dark Tower of Cabilar - A deadly search for a crown! And: Grakhirt's Lair - At war with the norkers! Cover by Keith Parkinson. 64 pages. Cover price $3.75.