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Comic books January 1988

  • Issue #555
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 555

    Features include Bad Company (script by Pete Milligan, art by Brett Ewins/J. McCarthy), Nemesis in "The Two Torquemadas" (script by Pat Mills, art by John Hicklenton), Judge Dredd in "Oz" part 11, "Shipwrecked" (script by Wagner/Grant, art by Will Simpson), A.B.C. Warriors (script by Pat Mills, art by Steve Bisley). John Higgins cover. Back cover features Judge Fire.

  • Issue #556
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 556

    Features include Bad Company (script by Pete Milligan, art by Brett Ewins/J. McCarthy), Nemesis in "The Two Torquemadas" (script by Pat Mills, art by John Hicklenton), Judge Dredd in "Oz" part 12, "Chopper For Oz," A.B.C. Warriors (script by Pat Mills, art by Steve Bisley). Bisley front cover. Back cover features Judge Fear.

  • Issue #557
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 557

    Features include Bad Company (script by Pete Milligan, art by Brett Ewins/J. McCarthy), Nemesis in "The Two Torquemadas" (script by Pat Mills, art by John Hicklenton), Judge Dredd in "Oz" part 13, "Hero's Welcome" (script by Wagner/Grant, art by Barry Kitson), and A.B.C. Warriors. Back cover features Judge Mortis.

  • Issue #558
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 558

    Features include A.B.C. Warriors, Zenith in "Interlude: Whitlock" (chapter 1) (script by Grant Morrison, art by Steve Yeowell), Judge Dredd in "Oz" part 14, "Re-enter the Judda" (script by Wagner/Grant, art by Brendan McCarthy), Nemesis in "Purity's Story" book eight (script by Pat Mills, art by David Roach), and Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by P. Reid, artg by Massimo Belardinelli). Back cover features Judge Death.

  • Issue #559
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 559

    Features include A.B.C. Warriors (script by Pat Mills, art by S.M.S.), Zenith in "Interlude: Peyne" (chapter 2) (script by Grant Morrison, art by Steve Yeowell), Judge Dredd in "Oz" part 15, "The Lost Tribe" (script by Wagner/Grant, art by Brendan McCarthy), Nemesis in "Purity's Story" (script by Pat Mills, art by David Roach), and Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by John Smith, art by Simon Harrison). McCarthy front cover. Judge dredd back cover by Liam Sharp.

  • Issue #20
    2000 AD Monthly/Presents/Showcase (1986 2nd Series) 20

    Ron Randall cover; Dan Dare; Jack Adrian script; Dave Gibbons art & letters; The V.C.s; Gerry Finley-Day script; Cam Kennedy art; Aldrich MK III letters; Dan Dare Pin-Up; Dan Dare; Henry Miller script; Goring art; Jack Potter letters; Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #1A-1ST
    2061 Odyssey Three HC (1988 Del Rey Books Novel) 1A-1ST

    1st printing. By Arthur C. Clarke. In 2061: Odyssey Three, Arthur C. Clarke revisits one of the most famous futures ever imagined (see 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey Two). Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths, must once again confront Dave Bowman - or whatever Bowman has become - a newly independent HAL, and the alien race that has decided Humanity will play a role in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wants to or not. Hardcover, 6 1/2-in. x 9 1/2-in., 280 pages, Text Only. Cover price $17.95.

  • Issue #1B-1ST
    2061 Odyssey Three HC (1988 Del Rey Books Novel) 1B-1ST

    Book Club Edition - 1st printing. By Arthur C. Clarke. In 2061: Odyssey Three, Arthur C. Clarke revisits one of the most famous futures ever imagined (see 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey Two). Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths, must once again confront Dave Bowman - or whatever Bowman has become - a newly independent HAL, and the alien race that has decided Humanity will play a role in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wants to or not. Hardcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 208 pages, Text Only.

  • Vol. 2 #2
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    Volume 2, Issue 2 - January/February 1988. Science Fiction and fantasy magazine. 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Aces High HC (1988 EC) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Aces High (1955 EC) #1-5. High flying tales of war from the Golden Age of comics. Hardcover, 9 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., 162 pages, B&W. NO Cover Price. NOTE: Originally only available in the Complete EC Library Slipcase Set.

  • Issue #596
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 596
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. Hell is Where the Heart Is... starring Superman and the Spectre, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by John Byrne and Keith Williams; in this Millenium crossover, Superman and the Spectre team to free the people of Smallville from apparent death. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #596
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    Canadian edition with $.95 cover price. Cover art by John Byrne. Hell is Where the Heart Is... starring Superman and the Spectre, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by John Byrne and Keith Williams; in this Millenium crossover, Superman and the Spectre team to free the people of Smallville from apparent death. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #44
    Action Force (1987 British G.I. Joe) Magazine 44
  • Issue #45
    Action Force (1987 British G.I. Joe) Magazine 45

    Bryan Hitch art and cover British G.I. Joe series (see also G.I. Joe European Missions) Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #46
    Action Force (1987 British G.I. Joe) Magazine 46

    Bryan Hitch art and cover British G.I. Joe series (see also G.I. Joe European Missions) Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #47
    Action Force (1987 British G.I. Joe) Magazine 47

    British G.I. Joe series (see also G.I. Joe European Missions) Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #48
    Action Force (1987 British G.I. Joe) Magazine 48

    British G.I. Joe series (see also G.I. Joe European Missions) Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #9
    Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters (1986) 9

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    Stories by Don Chin and Mark Martin. Art by Sam Kieth, Chuck Fiala, Christopher Parsonavich, Ken Meyer, Jr. and Mark Martin, plus pinups by Ty Templeton, Herb Wood, Bryan Robles, Ron Lim, and Mike Dringenberg. Cover by Brent Anderson. 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. This one features hamsters with space-borne super-combat skills, and was the most popular, other than TMNT itself. A final-issue retrospective of the series, featuring tributes by all the artists involved and behind-the-scenes info from Don Chin. Reminiscing; Bruce and the Magic Sax; Disciples of Discipline...A Warped Morality Play; Spend Christmas with Adolescent Radioactive Big Butt Hamhocks; Hamsters Cancelled. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #436
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 436

    Millennium Week 3. Superman's search for Lana Lang takes him to Smallville, where he's ambushed by the Manhunters in "Junk". Continued in Action Comics #596. Script and co-plot by John Byrne, co-plot and pencils by Jerry Ordway, inks by John Beatty. Ordway cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #436
    Adventures of Superman (1987) Canadian Price Variant 436

    Canadian Edition with $1.00 cover price. Millennium Week 3. Superman's search for Lana Lang takes him to Smallville, where he's ambushed by the Manhunters in "Junk". Continued in Action Comics #596. Script and co-plot by John Byrne, co-plot and pencils by Jerry Ordway, inks by John Beatty. Ordway cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #369
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 369
  • Issue #1-1ST
    Agent 13 The Midnight Avenger GN (1988) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Flint Dille, Buzz Dixon, and Dan Spiegle. Target: America! In the late 1930s, unable to keep America out of World War II for much longer, the evil Brotherhood sets a diabolical plan in motion that will leave the United States an unwitting pawn of this powerful organization of evil. Only one man can stop them - Agent 13! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, full color. Cover price $7.95.

  • Issue #2
    Agent Unknown (1987) 2

    Stories by Robert J. Sodaro. Art by Dell Barras. Cover by Dell Barras. Super-spy action with highly trained agents, clandestine agencies, worldwide threats and plenty of acronyms. Deuces and Jacks are brothers and agents of Law Enforcement Division (LED); Stacey Anne Duncan is a fellow agent who has her own solo adventures. Deuces and Jacks confront the forces of F.I.S.T., the Federation of International Storm Troopers. Stacey Anne finds her Olympic-level gymnastic abilities coming in handy as she encounters an old friend from her CIA past. Deuces and Jacks: Go Fish; Stacey Anne Duncan: Old Friends. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Vol. 2 #5
    Air and Space Smithsonian Magazine (1986) Vol. 2 #5

    Aviation, space travel, and space-related physics. December/January 1988. This issue features: Destination Shiphol, Soviets Blaze Sky Trail over Top of the World, Up from Africa, Flexible Fliers and more! 116 pages, PC/B&W.

  • Issue #2
    Air Fighters Classics (1987) 2

    Cover by Charles Biro. Written by Charles Biro & Dick Wood, Harry Stein, Nathaniel Nitkin and unknown. Art by Al Camy, Mort Leav, Fred Kida, John Cassone, Harry Sahle, Al Jaffe and Bob Fujitani. Retouched art by Miyako Graham. Reprint of Air Fighters Comics Vol. 1 (1941-1943) #3, featuring: The return of Hirota in the Airboy story; Skywolf in "Wanted by the Nazis"; the plot to kill de Gaulle in the Iron Ace story; 2-page text story "Warriors at Home"; the return of Baroness Blood in the Black Angel story; 1-page article "Our Eagles"; Bald Eagle in "The Invisible Sabotage"; 2-page Wun Wing Spin story; and the Flying Dutchman in "The Strange Nazi Corpse Bombs"! Softcover, 64 pages, full color. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1
    Air Fighters Meet Sgt. Strike Special (1988) 1

    Tomorrow the Stars - Written by Chuck Dixon. Art and Cover by Tom Lyle. The Air Fighters meet Sgt. Strike! Starring Skywolf, Cocky, Judge, Turtle, the Black Angel, Sgt. Strike, Colonel Mattelson, the Flying Dutchman, Airboy, Birdie, Valkyrie, Johnny Trumble, Baron Von Tundra, the Mite (Dr. Mittelgard) and Goro. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #35
    Airboy (1986 Eclipse) 35

    Thinking that President Guillermo can unite the people, Airboy, Sky Wolf and La Lupina try to get to him in "Steel Trap." Script by Chuck Dixon and art by Stan Woch & Willie Blyberg. Issue also has an Airboy Index and "Lightning Strikes" in which Sky Wolf and Riot try to protect an atomic bomb from enemy hands. Script by Chuck Dixon and art by Dan Spiegle. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #54
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 54

    "Goblyn!" Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Hugh Haynes and Whilce Portacio. The team attempts to find the diminutive beast known as Goblyn. But if they find him, he just may be the death of them. They took a chance on Purple Girl, can they afford to do the same for a creature who is uncontrollable? Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Amazing Adventures GN (1988 Marvel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Tales of exotic places, people, and times by some of the top talents in comics! Featuring stories by Chris Claremont, Michael Golden, Terry Austin, Bill Mantlo, Larry Stroman, Jackson Guice, Mike Vosburg, J.M. DeMatteis, Val Mayerik, Mike Baron, Huw Thomas, John Ridgeway, Steve Perry and Rick Veitch. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #132
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 132

    Interview with Howard Chaykin on American Flagg!, Blackhawk. Chaykin cover. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #133
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 133

    January 15, 1988. Amazing Heroes Preview Special - 1988 Edition. Featuring comments from Mark Verheiden (Aliens, The American), Mike Baron (Badger, Sonic Disruptors), Chris Warner (Black Cross), Dave Sim (Cerebus the Aardvark), Paul Chadwick (Concrete), Mark Evanier (Crossfire, Groo the Wanderer), Joshua Quagmire (Cutey Bunny), Stuart Kerr (Deadworld), Daniel Chichester (Doctor Zero), John Ostrander (Firestorm, Manhunter, Suicide Squad), Bob Burden (Flaming Carrot Comics & Stories), William Messner-Loebs (Flash, Jonny Quest), J.M. DeMatteis (Forever People, Martian Manhunter), Matt Wagner (Grendel), Chuck Austen (Hero Sandwich), David Michelinie (Iron Man), Keith Giffen (Justice League International), Bo Hampton (The Lost Planet), Brad W. Foster (Mechthings), Alan Moore (Miracleman), Michael T. Gilbert (Mr. Monster), George Perez (Wonder Woman, New Teen Titans), Denny O'Neil (The Question), Rick Veitch (Swamp Thing), Scott McCloud (Zot!) and more. Mr. Monster/Concrete cover by Michael T. Gilbert and Paul Chadwick. Cover price $5.50. Cover price $5.50.

  • Issue #296
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 296

    "Force of Arms" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Alex Saviuk. Inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by John Byrne. Doc Ock has a problem! He's scared of the wall-crawler! And unable to sleep peacefully at the psychiatric hospital where he's undergoing rehabilitation! The doctors don't know what to do! But a surprise reunion with four mechanical friends proves to be the cure-all! And suddenly Doctor Octopus prowls the streets again! Now the person who can't sleep...is your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #296MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 296MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Doctor Octopus is at it again in "Force of Arms." Script by David Michelinie, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta. John Byrne cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Vol. 62 #5
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  • Issue #5
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    American Fantasy (1986 2nd Series Robert & Nancy Garcia) #005, Winter 1988, Robert R. McCammon interview, Jeffrey K. Potter showcase Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #48
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 48

    Reuben's old girl friend is back in his life and he has new chief ranger Yuri Kholyakov to deal with; and if that isn't enough, he also gets skyjacked to Mars in "Sometimes a Great Notion Goes Awry – Part 2." Script by Howard Chaykin & Mindy Newell and art by Paul Smith. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #3
    Amethyst (1987 Mini-Series) 3
  • Issue #1-1ST
    An Oz Sketchbook SC (1988 IWOC) By Dick Martin 1-1ST

    1st printing. BY Dick Martin. A collection of cartoons and artwork featuring Dorothy and your favorite characters from The Wizard of Oz! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 40 pages, B&W. All Ages

  • Vol. 108 #1
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 108 #1

    January 1988. Stories: "Falling Free" (part 3) by Lois McMaster Bujold, "Strangers" by Poul Anderson, "The Worlds I Used to Know" by Rick Shelley, "Now You See It" by Geoffrey A. Landis, and "User Friendly" by Alice Laurance. Science Fact article, "Cosmology Without the Big Bang" by Paul S. Wesson. Cover by David Hardy. Illustrations by David Hardy, Nicholas Jainschigg, Judy Mitchell, William R. Warren Jr., and Vincent Di Fate. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 192 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1S-1ST
    Angry Candy HC (1988 An Easton Press Novel) By Harlan Ellison 1S-1ST
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    1st Edition - Signed by Harlan Ellison - 1st printing. Written by Harlan Ellison. Art by Kent Bash. A collection of short stories exploring the theme of death. Hardcover (Leatherbound), 6-in. x 9-in., 328 pages (accented in 22kt gold), Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations).

  • Issue #4
    Anime Journal (1987) 4

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  • Issue #1988
    Another Rainbow/Gladstone Catalog 1988

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    Mail order catalog for collectors of Carl Barks. Includes lithographs, signed limited edition posters, and more. Includes Artist Photos. Includes Artist Photos. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 20 Pages plus one sided insert Full Color

  • Issue #1989
    Another Rainbow/Gladstone Catalog 1989

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    Mail order catalog for collectors of Carl Barks. Includes lithographs, signed limited edition posters, and more. Includes Artist Photos. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 20 Pages Full Color

  • Issue #354
    Archie (1943) 354

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. Stories by Nate Butler, George Gladir, Frank Doyle and unknown. Art by Dan DeCarlo, Jr. & Jim DeCarlo and Samm Schwartz. Archie tries to dress and act like a punk to impress a punk girl named Tina in "Out of the Ordinary"! Plus: Sabrina in the 1-pager "Monster Party"; "Archie as the Soda Jerk" crossword; when a folk dance rehearsal ends just before a basketball game, the guys don't have time to change and are forced to play in their folk dancing outfits in "Just Folks"; Archie and Jughead make fun of the girls for re-enacting a scene from a soap opera when he and Jughead just re-enacted scenes from a western show in "The Tube Talker"; and Archie thinks he has a lot of problems until he talks to Greg in "Lucky Loser"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #579
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 579

    Archie's Christmas Stocking Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #580
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 580

    Betty & Veronica Christmas Spectacular. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. You Don't Need Drugs... public service announcement with the Archie gang. "Christmas Past, Present and Future," script by Joe Edwards, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Veronica mistakenly believes that her father has gone broke and is selling their mansion, which leads her to reminisce with Betty about past Christmases. Betty's Christmas Coats fashion page, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr. "Jingle Belle," script by Kathleen Webb, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; The Sugar Plum Fairy helps Betty lure Archie away from Veronica (temporarily). "The Biggest Brownie," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Moose helps some kids prepare for a merry Christmas, with Veronica's help. "Keep the Faith," script by Kathleen Webb, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; Archie doesn't want the girls to know he is playing Santa at the department store, but it does help Betty get a date with him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #581
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 581

    Little Archie. Cover pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Mike Esposito. "Go With the Floe," script and pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Mike Esposito; After Little Archie protects Sue Stringly and her scrawny Christmas tree from the South Side Serpents, the two run out onto the ice after her dog Snuffles and get caught on an ice floe that takes them out into the middle of the river. "The Christmas Comet (or Halley-Luiah!)", script and pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Mike Esposito; Little Archie goes to Crackstone Manor to retrieve the camera he left there the last time Mad Doctor Doom captured him (in Archie Giant Series # 570). "The Pikers," script and pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Mike Esposito; Mr. Weatherbee is ice-fishing for the legendary Perilous Pike of Logger's Pond, but the boys almost catch the Perilous Pike using a sandwich as bait. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #194
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 194

    Cover pencils by Dan De Carlo. You Don't Need Drugs public service announcement featuring the Archie gang. Trash Triumph, script by George Gladir, pencils by Hy Eisman, inks by Jon d'Agostino; Miss Grundy's students each give an opinion on what to do with Riverdale's garbage, since the town has run out of places to put it. On the Air!, script by Rod Ollerenshaw, pencils by Henry Scarpelli, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty gets a job as a traffic reporter at local radio station WRIV, but the station's shock jock only hired her so he would have someone to ridicule on the air. The Dance Flaw!, script by Joe Edwards, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Midge has a family obligation so she insists that Moose go to the school dance without her, but she's angry when he actually has a good time. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #203
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 203

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick. "May I Cut In?", script by Rich Margopoulos, pencils by Doug Crane, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie is tired with how often other guys asks to dance with Veronica, so he goes to dance with another girl. "It's All In The Image," script by Hal Smith, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Reggie fakes a picture of himself lifting a car, and Moose thinks he is no longer the strongest kid in school. "One Day In The Life Of A Teacher," script by George Gladir, pencils by Chic Stone, inks by Rudy Lapick; A day in the life of Miss Grundy. Archie's Club News. "Team Player," script by Rich Margopoulos, pencils by Doug Crane, inks by Tom Moore; Dilton is upset when he doesn't make the football team, but he helps win a game by dressing up as a ram and distracting the other team. Health Education public service announcement with the Archie gang. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #16
    Area 88 (1987) 16
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jan 1988 by Eclipse.