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Comic books January 1988

  • 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.
  • Issue #17
    Area 88 (1987) 17
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jan 1988 by Eclipse.
  • Vol. 21 #1
    Armchair Detective (1967-1997 Mysterious Press) Vol. 21 #1

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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Art of Dragon Magazine SC (1988 TSR) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Featuring all the cover art of the first ten years of Dragon magazine's publication. Edited by Jean Blashfield. Introduction by Roger E. Moore. Featuring wonderful Dungeons & Dragons inspired art by Larry Elmore, Clyde Caldwell, Denis Beauvais, David Martin, Steve Oliff, Boris Vallejo, and many more!

    Includes prose fiction and dungeon maps.

    Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 128 pages, PC/PB&W.

    Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Asterix and the Magic Carpet GN (1988 Dargaud Edition) 1-1ST

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    Dargaud (Hodder & Stoughton) Edition - 1st printing. Written by Rene Goscinny. Art by Albert Uderzo. Watziznehm, a famed fakir, arrives on a flying carpet to seek Asterix and Cacfonix's aid for his troubled homeland. Manic misadventures ensue. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/4-in., 48 pages, full color.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Dargaud (Hodder & Stoughton) Edition - 1st printing. Written by Rene Goscinny. Art by Albert Uderzo. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/4-in., 48 pages, full color.

  • Issue #13
    Avalon (1986) 13
    Published Jan 1988 by Harrier.

    Cover by Art Wetherell. Edited by Rob Sharp. Stories and art by Rob Sharp and Art Wetherell. Anthology showcasing the artists and titles published by British press Harrier. The Sound of Silence; Wolfsbane; The Ladykillers. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #287
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 287

    "Invasion!" Part 2 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. The Avengers are hot on the trail of the Fixer! And the twisting trail leads to a warehouse complex in suburban Ohio! Prince Namor spearheads the attack on the Fixer's headquarters, and shortly thereafter all five avengers are dealing with a dozen or so deadly devices! But under the direction of Captain Marvel, Earth's Mightiest Heroes survive the Fixer's traps and rescue Mentallo! Usually the Fixer and Mentallo work together, but not this time. Why not? The mystery only deepens after the Avengers return to Hydro-Base, interview Mentallo, stow the awesome android, and discover the comatose Fixer! Who or what is pulling the strings behind the scenes? Cameo appearances by the Fixer, Machine Man, and the Super-Adaptoid. Flashback cameos by Captain America and Hercules. (Notes: The Super-Adaptoid previously appeared in Marvel Two-in-One 75. Mentallo's prior appearance was in Marvel Team-Up 118. The two-panel subplot involving Dan Smallwood and Marrina was never further developed.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #287MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 287MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Invasion!" Part 2 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. The Avengers are hot on the trail of the Fixer! And the twisting trail leads to a warehouse complex in suburban Ohio! Prince Namor spearheads the attack on the Fixer's headquarters, and shortly thereafter all five avengers are dealing with a dozen or so deadly devices! But under the direction of Captain Marvel, Earth's Mightiest Heroes survive the Fixer's traps and rescue Mentallo! Usually the Fixer and Mentallo work together, but not this time. Why not? The mystery only deepens after the Avengers return to Hydro-Base, interview Mentallo, stow the awesome android, and discover the comatose Fixer! Who or what is pulling the strings behind the scenes? Cameo appearances by the Fixer, Machine Man, and the Super-Adaptoid. Flashback cameos by Captain America and Hercules. (Notes: The Super-Adaptoid previously appeared in Marvel Two-in-One 75. Mentallo's prior appearance was in Marvel Team-Up 118. The two-panel subplot involving Dan Smallwood and Marrina was never further developed.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #28
    Avengers West Coast (1985) 28

    "Star-Crossed!" Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Al Milgrom and Dave Hunt. Cover by Al Milgrom and Mike Machlan. The Zodiac and the Avengers battle again..first at the U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado, and then in Death Valley, California. The Avengers finally defeat the Zodiac LMD's, but Cornelius Van Lunt escapes at the end. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #28MJ
    Avengers West Coast (1985) Mark Jewelers 28MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Star-Crossed!" Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Al Milgrom and Dave Hunt. Cover by Al Milgrom and Mike Machlan. The Zodiac and the Avengers battle again..first at the U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado, and then in Death Valley, California. The Avengers finally defeat the Zodiac LMD's, but Cornelius Van Lunt escapes at the end. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #8-1ST
    Axa TPB (1983-1988 First American Edition) 8-1ST

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    First American Edition - Volume 8 - 1st printing. Collects the British comic strip by Donne Avenell and Enrique Romero. Featuring The Castaway and The Seeker. Softcover, 80 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Babycakes SC (1984 A Harper & Row Novel) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. By Armistead Maupin. When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife decide to start a family, they discover there's more to making a baby then meets the eye. Unexpected help arrives in the form of a British monarch, a grieving gay neighbor, and an international ring of mail-order brides. From the Upper Crustaceans of San Francisco to the leather bars of London, Armistead Maupin takes you on a heartfelt romp celebrating the fundamental absurdities of modern romance. Softcover, 7 1/2-in. x 9-in., 220 pages, Text Only. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #31
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 31

    The Badger has to get to a temple on an island in the South China Sea in order to be cured on the delayed death touch that he received and he has a lot of obstacles in his way in "Kill or be Killed." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – The Audit" with script by Mike Baron and art by Alex Wald. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Barefoot Gen TPB (1988-1989 New Society) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima 2nd Edition 1-1ST

    2nd Edition - Volume 1 - 1st printing. "A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was 7-years-old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb. Starting a few months before that event, the four volume saga of young Gen shows life in Japan after years of war and privations. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., B&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
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    2nd Edition - Volume 2 - 1st printing. "The Day After!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the U.S.A. Starting a few months before that event, the ten-volume saga shows life in Japan after years of war and privations. Volume Two, The Day After, tells the story of the day after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. Gen, his mother, and his newborn sister face the horrors of the day after the bomb. This long story can be compared in scope and intensity to Maus. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #414REP
    Batman (1940) 414REP
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.

    Second printing Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #415
    Batman (1940) 415
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.90) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #2020741018

    Millennium Week 2. Batman and Robin break in to Arkham Asylum to foil Commissioner Gordon's plans in "Millennium". Script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo. The Scarecrow, the Floronic Man. Millennium story thread continues in Millennium #3. 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 #436REP
    Batman (1940) 436REP
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.

    2nd printing with green DC logo. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #415
    Batman (1940) Canadian Price Variant 415

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    Canadian edition with $1.00 cover price. Millennium Week 2. Batman and Robin break in to Arkham Asylum to foil Commissioner Gordon's plans in "Millennium". Script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo. The Scarecrow, the Floronic Man. Millennium story thread continues in Millennium #3. Aparo cover. 1st printing. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #BATMAN04
    Batman Button (1980-1989) BATMAN04

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    The Bat-Signal - When evil threatens Gotham City and even the police need help, they shine this signal across the city's gothic skyline to alert the Caped Crusader of trouble. Full Color, 1-in. diameter

  • Issue #BATMAN05
    Batman Button (1980-1989) BATMAN05

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    Batman with Arms Crossed - Full Color, 1-in. x 2-in.

  • Issue #BATMAN06
    Batman Button (1980-1989) BATMAN06

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    Batman Grim Visage - The Dark Knight is the grim protector of Gotham City. Full Color, 1-in. x 1-in.

  • Issue #BATMAN07
    Batman Button (1980-1989) BATMAN07

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    Batman in Action - With the agility of a jungle cat, Batman can spring into action. Full Color, 1-in. x 1-in.

  • Issue #BATMAN08
    Batman Button (1980-1989) BATMAN08

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    Batman The Dark Knight (Gold - With his trusted Utility Belt within reach, the Batman is prepared for any situation. Full Color, 1-in. x 1-in.

  • Issue #BATMAN09
    Batman Button (1980-1989) BATMAN09

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    Batman and Robin - The only thing standing between the law abiding citizens of Gotham City and the criminal underworld is the Dynamic Duo - Batman and Robin. Full Color, 1-in. diameter

  • Issue #BATMAN13
    Batman Button (1980-1989) BATMAN13

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    Batman: The Cult - Art by Berni Wrightson. This is an image from Batman; The Cult where the Caped Crusader has his physical and mental prowess tested to their limits by the charismatic cult leader, Deacon Blackfire. Full Color, 1 1/2-in. diameter

  • Issue #BATMAN22
    Batman Button (1980-1989) BATMAN22
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.

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    Batman The Dark Knight (Silver) - With his trusted Utility Belt within reach, the Batman is prepared for any situation. Full Color, 1/2-in. x 1-in.

  • Issue #JOKER01
    Batman Button (1980-1989) JOKER01

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    The Joker - Ha-Ha - No one challenges the Batman like the Clown Prince of Crime. Full Color, 1-in. x 1-in.

  • Issue #JOKER02
    Batman Button (1980-1989) JOKER02

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    The Joker Visage - .This is one villain from the Batman's Rogues Gallery that takes insanity to a whole new level. Full Color, 1-in. x 1-in.

  • Issue #JOKER03
    Batman Button (1980-1989) JOKER03

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    Joker from The Killing Joke - Art by Brian Bolland. This image is from the chilling Joker origin story, The Killing Joke, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. This is also the story that changed former Batgirl, Barbara Gordon's life forever, as an encounter with the Clown Prince of Crime leaves her permanently paralyzed from the waist down. This leads to her becoming the information wizard known as Oracle in the pages of Birds of Prey. Full Color, 1 1/2-in. diameter

  • Issue #RIDDLER1
    Batman Button (1980-1989) RIDDLER1

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    The Riddler - .No one tests the Batman's keen deductive skills more so than the giggling madman, the Riddler. Full Color, 1-in. x 1-in.

  • Issue #RIDDLER2
    Batman Button (1980-1989) RIDDLER2

    "Riddle Me This, Batman!" - No one tests the Batman's keen deductive skills more so than the giggling madman, the Riddler. Full Color, 1-in. x 1-in.

  • Issue #775
    Batman Crime-Fighting Toys (1982-1988 DC) #775

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    #775: Batman Handcuffs with Keys -

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  • Issue #778
    Batman Crime-Fighting Toys (1982-1988 DC) #778

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    #778: Batman Binoculars and Telescope - Includes high powered binoculars with vinyl strap and high powered telescope which expands to 7 1/2-in.

    NOTE: This item is a warehouse find. Packaging may have wear and minor damage. NM price refers to Action Figure being unbroken and intact.

  • Issue #779
    Batman Crime-Fighting Toys (1982-1988 DC) #779

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    #779: Batman Crime Fighter Set - Includes: utility belt with pouch and handcuffs, play wrist compass, and play walkie-talkie.

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  • Issue #857
    Batman Crime-Fighting Toys (1982-1988 DC) #857

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    #857: Batman Batpistol Target Set - Includes automatic pop pistol that shoots 4 soft 'n' safe air-filled pop balls with one loading and 2 targets featuring the Penguin and the Joker!

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  • Issue #BOX-01
    Batman Lunch Box (1988) BOX-01

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    Batman vs. the Joker - This lunch box features the Caped Crusader locked in mortal combat with the Clown Prince of Crime. Comes with plastic lunch box and thermos.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Batman Year One HC (1988 DC) 1st Edition 1-1ST

    1st (1988) Edition - 1st printing. Collects Batman #404-407. Written by Frank Miller. Art by David Mazzucchelli and Richmond Lewis. Featuring the early days of Batman by the man who brought you his last. A 25-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham after 12 years abroad, while Lieutenant James Gordon joins a corrupt Gotham police force. Bruce Wayne dons the cape and cowl for the first time to take the fight to the criminal element. Harvey Dent appears as Assistant District Attorney and Selina Kyle becomes Catwoman. Hardcover, 96 pages, full color. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #1410
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  • Issue #1411
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  • Issue #1412
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  • Issue #1413
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  • Issue #1414
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  • Issue #158
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  • Issue #159
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  • Issue #160
    Battle Picture Library (1985-1992 IPC/Fleetway) 2nd Series 160
  • Issue #161
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  • Issue #661
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    January 2, 1988