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Comic books December 1987

  • Issue #552
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 552

    Features include Bad Company (script by Pete Milligan, art by Brett Ewins/J. McCarthy), Strontium Dog in "The Rammy" part 9 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Bradley (script by Alan McKenzie, art by Simon Harrison), Judge Dredd in "Oz" part 8, "Blood of the Judda" (script by Wagner/Grant, art by McCarthy/Whitaker), and Nemesis in "The Two Torquemadas" (script by Pat Mills, art by John Hicklenton). John Higgins cover.

  • Issue #553
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 553

    Features include Bad Company (script by Pete Milligan, art by Brett Ewins/J. McCarthy), Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by Win Wiacek, art by Huw Thomas), Strontium Dog in "The Rammy" part 10 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Judge Dredd in "Oz" part 9, "Storm Surfer" (script by Wagner/Grant, art by Steve Dillon), and Nemesis in "The Two Torquemadas" (script by Pat Mills, art by John Hicklenton). Strontium Dog back cover by Ezquerra.

  • Issue #554
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 554

    Features include Bad Company (script by Pete Milligan, art by Brett Ewins/J. McCarthy), Bradley in "A Krissmas Karrol" (script by Alan McKenzie, art by Simon Harrison), Judge Dredd in "Oz" part 10 (script by Wagner/Grant, art by Steve Dillon), Nemesis in "The Two Torquemadas" (script by Pat Mills, art by John Hicklenton), and Tharg's Future-Shocks in "The Invisible Man" (script by Mike Collins, art by Massimo Belardinelli). Mark Farmer front cover. Liam Sharp back cover featuring Judge Dredd.

  • Issue #1988-1ST
    2000 AD Annual HC (1978-1995 Fleetway) 1988-1ST

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    1st printing. 2000 A.D. 1988 Annual celebrates all things related to the UK 2000 A.D. publication. Hardcover, 7 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 96 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #12
    2000 AD Monthly/Presents/Showcase (1986 2nd Series) 12

    Alan Moore & Alan Davis cover; Anderson PSI Division; Rick Clark script; Brett Ewins art; Tom Frame letters; Dan Dare, Starship Commander; Gerry Finley-Day script; Dave Gibbons art; Harry Twenty on the High Rock; Gerry Finley-Day script; Alan Davis art; Tony Jacob letters; D.R. & Quinch in "Have Fun on Earth"; Alan Moore script; Alan Davis art; Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #19
    2000 AD Monthly/Presents/Showcase (1986 2nd Series) 19
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    The V.C.s; Gerry Finlay-Day script; Cam Kennedy art; Tom Frame letters; Dan Dare in "Mutiny"; Jack Adrian script; Dave Gibbons art & letters; Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #9
    3-D Zone (1986) 9

    Red Mask Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #595
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 595
    Published Dec 1987 by DC.
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    Cover art by John Byrne. The Ghost of Superman starring Superman and the Martian Manhunter, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Keith Williams; to stop the Silver Banshee, Superman fakes his death. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #595
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    Canadian edition with $.95 cover price. Cover art by John Byrne. The Ghost of Superman starring Superman and the Martian Manhunter, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Keith Williams; to stop the Silver Banshee, Superman fakes his death. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #40
    Action Force (1987 British G.I. Joe) Magazine 40
  • Issue #41
    Action Force (1987 British G.I. Joe) Magazine 41

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    GI Joe goes international in these overseas adventures! Includes: "Law of the Jungle: Part 2!" Starring Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow. Plus, "Shadows of Death!" Starring Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow. And, "Combat Colin: Missing in Action!" 24 pages, FC. Cover price $1.30.

  • Issue #42
    Action Force (1987 British G.I. Joe) Magazine 42
  • Issue #43
    Action Force (1987 British G.I. Joe) Magazine 43
  • Issue #1A
    Adventurers Book II (1988) 1A

    Regular Edition # 1. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1B
    Adventurers Book II (1988) 1B

    Limited Edition # 1. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #2
    Adventures of Luther Arkwright (1987 Valkyrie Press) 2

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  • Issue #435
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 435

    The Circle seeks Superman's help in escaping the confines of Earth in "The Circle Turns". Script and co-plot by Marv Wolfman, co-plot and pencils by Jerry Ordway, inks by John Beatty. Ordway cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #435
    Adventures of Superman (1987) Canadian Price Variant 435

    Canadian Edition with $1.00 cover price. The Circle seeks Superman's help in escaping the confines of Earth in "The Circle Turns". Script and co-plot by Marv Wolfman, co-plot and pencils by Jerry Ordway, inks by John Beatty. Ordway cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #368
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  • Issue #34
    Airboy (1986 Eclipse) 34

    Airboy, Sky Wolf and La Lupina get right in the thick of a revolution back in Bogantilla in "Barbed Wire Noose." Script by Chuck Dixon and art by Stan Woch & Willie Blyberg. Issue also has an Airboy Index and "Hot Potato" in which Sky Wolf and Riot make an unscheduled landing right into trouble and danger. Script by Chuck Dixon and art by Dan Spiegle. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #11
    Albedo (1985 1st Series Thoughts and Images) 11

    Cover art by Steven A. Gallacci. Untitled Erma Felna story, script and art by Steven A. Gallacci; Erma delivers Shato to the authorities and is met by Toki; They set out for their new posting but are interrupted when the liner they are on is disabled by an apparent attack. Debt: Chapter 1 starring konny and czu, script and art by Matt Howarth. Untitled Rufus the Red story, script by Doug Durbrow, art by Monika Livingston; Jonathan bumbles into becoming a pirate after the death of his Uncle Augustus. Untitled Space Wolf story, script and art by Dan Flahive; An introduction to Prince Paxton Greycoat, aka Space Wolf, his crew and their universe. 36 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #2
    Alien Legion (1987 2nd Series) 2

    "Fragments!" Plot by Carl Potts and Alan Zelenetz. Written by Chuck Dixon. Art by Larry Stroman and Randy Emberlin. It's been two years since Major Sarigar lost his entire Nomad Squadron during a suicide mission on Quaal. Now, Sarigar must risk his career in a desperate attempt to find his lost comrades. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #53
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 53

    "A Blast from the Past!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Wolverine. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Jim Lee (2nd Marvel work) and Whilce Portacio. The key to defeating a deadly threat in the present may lie in the original Vindicator and Wolverine's past. One of the team's own has already met his end...who will be next? Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2
    Alpha Flight (1983) Annual 2

    "The Fire Inside!" Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by June Brigman and Bob McLeod. The Savage Land was destroyed by the metal titan Terminus (see Avengers #257), but the land that time forgot is making a comeback in a big way. When Alpha Flight investigates, Vindicator finds herself separated from the team, alone and powerless in a world where dinosaurs and ancient civilizations roam. Meanwhile, Sasquatch and Box race against the clock to find their missing teammate before its too late.48 pages, FC. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #130
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 130

    J.M. DeMatteis and Kent Williams discuss Blood; a look at the Shadow Line Saga. Kent Williams cover. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #131
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 131

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    A look at Comico's 5th Anniversary. Cover by Steve Rude and Bernie Mireault. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #295
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 295
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    "Mad Dogs" Part 2 of 3. Script by Ann Nocenti. Pencils by Cindy Martin. Inks by Kyle Baker. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz. Story continues from Web of Spider-Man 33. The Mad Dog Ward admits a new patient...Peter Parker! And the hospital staff and the other patients (in this de facto prison) are glad to have him! But most of them don't know who he really is! Unfortunately, thanks to a mixture of drugs; Aunt May's nephew isn't quite sure who he is either! However one hospital employee recognizes the terror and corruption taking place in the Mad Dog Ward! And she decides to help Spider-Man lead the inmate revolt! Story concludes in Spectacular Spider-Man 133. (Notes: The web-slinger returns to the Mad Dog Ward in Spider-Man (1990) 29-31.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #295MJ
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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
    American (1987) 3

    Written by Mark Verheiden. Art and cover by Chris Warner. Featuring the Americar, the Ameri-signal, the return of Kid America, and the wildest baseball game in comics history! The mystery deepens and the action intensifies in: "TEAM AMERICA" 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #47
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 47

    Now back in Chicago, Reuben has to deal with the city in shambles, no mayor and no chief ranger and a group out to start a revolution in "Sometimes a Great Notion Goes Awry." Script by Howard Chaykin & Mindy Newell and art by Paul Smith. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #2
    Amethyst (1987 Mini-Series) 2
  • Vol. 107 #12A
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 107 #12A

    December 1987. Stories: "Falling Free" (part 1) by Lois McMaster Bujold, "The Gift" by Pat Forde, "Pulsebeat" by J.B. Cather, "Interesting Times" by Christopher Anvil, "A Hog on Ice" by Rob Chilson and William F. Wu, and "Retrograde Analysis" by William Ballard. Science Fact article, "The Lost Years of Cosmology" by Dr. John Gribbin. Cover by Vincent Di Fate. Illustrations by Vincent Di Fate, Judy Mitchell, Nicholas Jainschigg, Hank Jankus, and Doug Chaffee. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 192 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Vol. 107 #12B
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 107 #12B

    Mid-December 1987. Stories: "Falling Free" (part 2) by Lois McMaster Bujold. Novelettes, "Last Favor" by Harry turtledove, "Captives of the Slavestone" by Ian Stewart. Science Fact article, "Nanotechnology" by Chris Peterson and Eric Drexler. Short Stories,"The Report of the All-Union Committee on Recent Rumors Concerning the Moldavian SSR" by D.C. Poyer, and "Chrysalis" by Gregory Kusnick. Cover by Robert Daniels. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 192 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #21
    Animator (1987) 21
    Published Dec 1987 by Atlas.

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  • Issue #2
    Aniverse (1987) 2
    Published Dec 1987 by Weebee.

    J.B. Space and his starfaring crew face the unicorn assassin Gore. Story by Randy Zimmerman and Susan Van Camp; art by Kirk Jarvinen, Zimmerman and William Messner-Loebs (inks). Final issue of this series; the characters returned in Tales from the Aniverse (Massive) #1. Black and white; 32 pages. Cover by Jarvinen and Zimmerman. Back cover by Mark Bloodworth. Cover price $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #53
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 53
  • Issue #87
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 87
  • Issue #14
    Area 88 (1987) 14
    Tags: Manga
    Published Dec 1987 by Eclipse.
  • Issue #15
    Area 88 (1987) 15
    Tags: Manga
    Published Dec 1987 by Eclipse.

    Mission 15: The Death Loop - Story, Art and Cover by Kaoru Shintani. The first sixty seconds of aerial battle determine the winner! And at Area 88, winning is surviving! Biweekly! Starring Shin Kazama, Saki, Mario, Mick, Greg and Hoover. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #6
    Aristocratic Xtraterrestrial Time Traveling Thieves (1987) 6

    "Censored" Written by Henry Vogel. Art by Mark Propst. 24 Pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #12
    Avalon (1986) 12
    Published Dec 1987 by Harrier.

    Edited by Rob Sharp. Stories and art by Rob Sharp, Nigel Dobbyn, Tim Sell, Dean Willetts, Paul H. Birch, and John Erasmus. Anthology showcasing the artists and titles published by British press Harrier. The End!; Ales Well…; Earth-Core; Diana, Part 3; Maelstrom. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #286
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 286

    "The Fix is On!" Part 1 of 5. Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Ralph Macchio. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. After the epic encounter in Olympus, Earth's Mightiest Heroes enjoy rest and relaxation on Hydro-Base. And while they do, Doctor Druid takes time to eavesdrop on his teammates' whereabouts. Is Doctor Druid's monitoring of his fellow avengers a warning sign of future trouble? In the meantime a call for help comes in from the heartland of America! The Avengers plus Marrina fly to Ohio to check on the Mad Thinker's awesome android that has stood inactive for a long time. However the big gray android is active now! And apparently working for the Fixer! The Mad Thinker's featureless and pudgy creation has battled the Fantastic Four to a standstill in the past! How will the Avengers fare against the rambunctious robot? Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Captain Marvel, Doctor Druid, She-Hulk, and the Sub-Mariner. (Notes: The Mad Thinker's awesome android previously appeared in Captain America 311. This issue began a difficult stretch for the Avengers series as many of the fan-favorite characters were either starring in the West Coast Avengers series or absent from the east coast lineup due to major events in their own titles. This issue includes a full-page ad for the Fall of the Mutants storyline in the X-Titles.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #286MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Fix is On!" Part 1 of 5. Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Ralph Macchio. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. After the epic encounter in Olympus, Earth's Mightiest Heroes enjoy rest and relaxation on Hydro-Base. And while they do, Doctor Druid takes time to eavesdrop on his teammates' whereabouts. Is Doctor Druid's monitoring of his fellow avengers a warning sign of future trouble? In the meantime a call for help comes in from the heartland of America! The Avengers plus Marrina fly to Ohio to check on the Mad Thinker's awesome android that has stood inactive for a long time. However the big gray android is active now! And apparently working for the Fixer! The Mad Thinker's featureless and pudgy creation has battled the Fantastic Four to a standstill in the past! How will the Avengers fare against the rambunctious robot? Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Captain Marvel, Doctor Druid, She-Hulk, and the Sub-Mariner. (Notes: The Mad Thinker's awesome android previously appeared in Captain America 311. This issue began a difficult stretch for the Avengers series as many of the fan-favorite characters were either starring in the West Coast Avengers series or absent from the east coast lineup due to major events in their own titles. This issue includes a full-page ad for the Fall of the Mutants storyline in the X-Titles.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #27
    Avengers West Coast (1985) 27

    "Star Struck!" Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Al Milgrom and Mike Machlan. The Zodiac ambush Hawkeye, and the Sagittarius life model decoy takes his place in the Avengers. No one on the team seems to notice the switch except Mockingbird, who senses that something is wrong with her husband. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #27MJ
    Avengers West Coast (1985) Mark Jewelers 27MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Star Struck!" Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Al Milgrom and Mike Machlan. The Zodiac ambush Hawkeye, and the Sagittarius life model decoy takes his place in the Avengers. No one on the team seems to notice the switch except Mockingbird, who senses that something is wrong with her husband. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #30
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 30

    When the Badger tries to avenge what happened to Doctor Hubert Louis Fu at an international competition, he is struck down by a delayed death touch delivered by Negative Kung and only the Grand Master can save him in "Grand Master Part 1." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Rocky LXVIX" with script by Mike Baron and art by Barry Crain. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #414
    Batman (1940) 414
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1987 by DC.

    In "Victims!", Batman is affected on a personal level when a string of murders plague Gotham. Story thread picks up again in #421. Script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Aparo cover. 1st printing. NOTE: Most issues from 397-432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #414
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    Canadian edition with $1.00 cover price. In "Victims!", Batman is affected on a personal level when a string of murders plague Gotham. Story thread picks up again in #421. Script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Aparo cover. 1st printing. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1406
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  • Issue #1407
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