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Comic books January 1988

  • Issue #662
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    January 9, 1988

  • Issue #663
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    January 16, 1988

  • Issue #664
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    January 23, 1988

  • Issue #1
    Battleforce (1988) 1

    The Hungry Dogs. Story by Jack Herman. Art and cover by Stan Timmons and Dan Panosian. Blackthorne Publishing presents a licensed comic based on the Battletech mecha-suit role-playing game. As conflict between the Federated Suns and the Capellan Confederation escalates, Corporal Nazerine Lugosi and her misfit mecha-suit warriors of Abel Company are enlisted to lead an ambush on the strategic world of Tibolt. Plus blueprints for a Battlemaster mech and a brief history of Battletech. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #14-1ST
    Battlestar Galactica PB (1978-1988 Berkley Novel Series) 14-1ST

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    Volume 14 - 1st printing. "Book 14: Surrender the Galactica!" By Glen A. Larson. Based on the cult hit sci-fi classic Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., Text Only.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Bennett Cerf's Riddles HC (1960 A Dr. Seuss Book) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary. Beginner Books Presents: Bennett Cerf's Riddles! Art by Roy McKie. Question: What do you get if you put three ducks in a box? Answer: A box of quackers. Hardcover, 6 1/2-in. x 9-in., 64 pages, full color. All Ages

  • Issue #28
    Best of 2000 AD Monthly (1985) 28

    Featuring: Harry Twenty on the High Rock by Gerry Finley-Day & Alan Davis; Judge Dredd by John Wagner, Alan Grant & Barry Mitchell. Cover by Brian Bolland.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Best of Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy TPB (1988) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Ernie Bushmiller. Edited by Brian Walker. A collection of cartoons featuring Nancy, Sluggo, Fritzi and the rest of Bushmiller's lovable cast, selected from over forty years of classicstrips. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in.m, 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $10.95.

  • Issue #164
    Betty and Me (1966) 164

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo. You Don't Need Drugs . . . public service announcement with the Archie gang. "Relatively Speaking," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie makes the mistake of telling Betty he thinks of her as a sister. "Giant Sale," script by Jim Ruth, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty's poster-size picture of Archie gets snatched by the wind and lands in Mr. Weatherbee's yard, right when Mr. Weatherbee wants some Archie-free time. "Top This," script by Rich Margopoulos, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty searches for a gift for Archie's birthday that Veronica can't top with her millions. "Initially Yours," script by Kathleen Webb, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Somebody is carving "Archie Loves Betty" in area trees - and it isn't Archie. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #28
    Betty and Veronica Digest (1980) 28
  • Issue #1A
    Black Cross Special (1988) 1A

    1st printing - Story and art by Chris Warner. The return of one of Dark Horse's most requested characters! Join Conrad, the man branded by his own action as Black Cross, as he makes his way in a violent future. Reprinting the two stories from Dark Horse Presents #1& #3, with ten pages of new material, and a new cover painted by Chris Warner. B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1B
    Black Cross Special (1988) 1B

    2nd printing - Story and art by Chris Warner. The return of one of Dark Horse's most requested characters! Join Conrad, the man branded by his own action as Black Cross, as he makes his way in a violent future. Reprinting the two stories from Dark Horse Presents #1& #3, with ten pages of new material, and a new cover painted by Chris Warner. B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #5
    Blade of Shuriken (1987) 5
  • Issue #1-1ST
    Blood Feast PB (1988 Novel) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Herschell Gordon Lewis. From the Godfather of gore comes the shocking, unexpurgated novelization of America's first splatter movie! Softcover, 5-in. x 7 1/2-in., 144 pages, Text Only. Mature Readers Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #1
    Blood Wing (1988) 1
  • Issue #1-1ST
    Bloodlore GN (1988 Bent Nail) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Scott Alan Roberts and Suzanne Holl. Art by Scott Alan Roberts. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, full color. Cover price $7.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Bloom County Tales too Ticklish to Tell TPB (1988) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Berke Breathed. Introduction by Milhail Gorbachev. A Bloom County book. Softcover, (Horizontal Format) 10-in. x 8 1/2-in., 122 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $7.95.

  • Issue #20
    Blue Beetle (1986 DC 1st Series) 20

    Millennium Week 2. Blue Beetle heads to Iran to protect one of the Guardians' chosen ones, where he tangles with Catalyst in "Iran Scam!" Story picks up from events in Millennium #2. Script by Len Wein, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Danny Bulanadi. Justice League cameo. Chris Wozniak/Dick Giordano cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #20
    Blue Beetle (1986 DC 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 20

    Canadian edition with $1.35 cover price. Millennium Week 2. Blue Beetle heads to Iran to protect one of the Guardians' chosen ones, where he tangles with Catalyst in "Iran Scam!" Story picks up from events in Millennium #2. Script by Len Wein, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Danny Bulanadi. Justice League cameo. Chris Wozniak/Dick Giordano cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Books, Books, Books: A Hilarious Collection of Literary Cartoons - 1st printing. Edited by S. Gross and Jim Charlton. America's premiere cartoonists pay uproarious tribute to the wonderful world of books! Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 9-in. x 6-in., 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $13.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Books, Books, Books A Collection of Literary Cartoons HC 1-REP

    Books, Books, Books: A Hilarious Collection of Literary Cartoons - 2nd and later printings. Edited by S. Gross and Jim Charlton. America's premiere cartoonists pay uproarious tribute to the wonderful world of books! Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 9-in. x 6-in., 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $13.95.

  • Issue #24
    Booster Gold (1986 DC 1st Series) 24

    Millennium Week 3: Someone close to Booster betrays him, attacks him...then makes him an offer in "Betrayal". Script and pencils by Dan Jurgens, inks by Ty Templeton. Jurgens/Templeton cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #24
    Booster Gold (1986 DC 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 24

    Canadian edition with $1.35 cover price. Millennium Week 3: Someone close to Booster betrays him, attacks him...then makes him an offer in "Betrayal". Script and pencils by Dan Jurgens, inks by Ty Templeton. Jurgens/Templeton cover. Cover price $1.35.

  • Issue #15
    Boris the Bear (1986 Dark Horse) 15

    Written by James Dean Smith and Steve Mattsson. Art by James Dean Smith. Cover by James Dean Smith and Gary Martin. A Day in the Life of Boris the Bear; Boris battles with Rufus the cat. Later he visits a comic shop and meets a very spoiled (and rich) kid who hogs all of the comics. 28 pages, B&W. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Buck Alice and the Actor Robot PB (1988 Novel) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Walter Koenig. This science fiction thriller, written by Walter Koenig (the actor that played Chekov in the original Star Trek), takes a hard look at the human condition, both good and bad, in a post apocalyptic world. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 246 pages, Text Only. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #3
    Bullwinkle and Rocky (1987 Marvel/Star Comics) 3

    Comic book version of the classic cartoon series. In this issue, Bullwinkle hasn't received an issue of Thyme, his favorite magazine, in five years. So he and Rocky go to the magazine's offices to complain and Bullwinkle ends getting put on the cover of the magazine as Thyme's first moose of the year at which Boris and Natasha see a way to use that to their advantage in "Moose of the Year or Thyme Marches On" and "A Star is Born or A Million Dollar Moostake." Issue also has "Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties – The Return of Snidely Whiplash" in which Dudley has to rescue Nell who has been kidnapped by Snidely again and a "Bullwinkle's Corner" gag strip. Scripts by David Manak and art by Ernie Colon & Al Milgrom. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #BOX-SET
    Bullwinkle and Rocky Role Playing Party Game (1988) BOX-SET

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    Join the fun at Frostbite Falls and Wossamotta U. With Bullwinkle, Rocky, and all their pals! The Bullwinkle and Rocky Game lets you play the role of your favorite character-from Dudley do-Right and Mr. Peabody to Boris Badenov and Snidely Whiplash! Easy to learn, the Bullwinkle and Rocky game is really three games in one. The narration game has all the fun of role-playing with none of the complex rules! Using cards as cues, you and your friends take a Bullwinkle and Rocky story, a fractured fairy tale, or any other story and retell it your way! The only limit to the looniness is your own imagination as the story takes dramatic turns, implausible twists, and silly leaps of logic! And incredible easy to learn, too. In the everybody can do something game, you play an actual Bullwinkle and rocky character, in adventures based on your favorite TV cartoons! Boris and Natasha have another fiendish plan - can Bullwinkle and Rocky stop them? Will Bullwinkle ever pull a rabbit out of his hat? No dice in this game-take a spin on one of the six character-customized spinners to find out how things turn out! The Mr. Know-It-All graduate game gives you even more freedom and flexibility. Make up your own characters! Design your own adventures! Use your favorite Bullwinkle and Rocky characters....or don't it is up to you! INCLUDES: Puppets: Hand puppets of your favorite characters. Raise silliness to new heights! Character cards: Pictures and game statistics for all the zany characters from the cartoons: Rocky and Bullwinkle (of course) Inspector Fenwick, Sherman, and even Horse! Spinners: Boris Badenov is hatching another evil scheme! Rocky swoops down to stop him. Who will succeed? Spin each character's rotational randomizer to find out! Spinners aren't just for kids anymore. Cards: Filed with strange places and unusual happenings! Use them to prompt the action, or to take the story in a completely unbelievable direction. Diplomas: Sort-of-official documents from Wossamotta U., proof that you've mastered the intricacies of Bullwinkle and Rocky role-playing! Rules: Illustrated rule books that clearly explain how to play the game, complete with comments from Rocky and Bullwinkle and their friends!

  • Issue #8
    California Girls (1987) 8

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    Cover art by Trina Robbins. Promo for Brought to Light, a graphic novel depicting the Iran-Contra scandal. The Sound of Breaking Glass, script and inks by Trina Robbins, pencils by Barb Rausch; Max agrees to model designer Paul LeMans's new dress made of glass beads, but they attend the opera where the diva's high notes break the glass. Fashions and fashion tips. Paper doll page. Profile of fan designer Ventura. A Flash from the Past, script and art by Trina Robbins; Mo and Max find their great-grandmother's diary and after they read it they realize that their lives in modern times are really very easy. 36 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Calvin and Hobbes TPB (1987 Andrews McMeel) 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. By Bill Watterson. Foreword by Garry Trudeau. Softcover ; 8 1/2-in x 9-in.,128 pages, B&W. Cover price $12.99.

  • Issue #337
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 337

    "The Long Road Back" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Tom Morgan and Dave Hunt. Cover by Mike Zeck and Bob McLeod. The Demolition Man, Falcon, Nomad and Vagabond are searching for Steve Rogers in Washington state. Once they find him, can they convince him to become a super hero again? First appearance of The Captain (aka Steve Rogers). Meanwhile, the Serpent Society (Black Racer, Copperhead, Fer-de-Lance, Puff Adder) is up to no good in Las Vegas. 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #337MJ
    Captain America (1968 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 337MJ

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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Long Road Back" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Tom Morgan and Dave Hunt. Cover by Mike Zeck and Bob McLeod. The Demolition Man, Falcon, Nomad and Vagabond are searching for Steve Rogers in Washington state. Once they find him, can they convince him to become a super hero again? First appearance of The Captain (aka Steve Rogers). Meanwhile, the Serpent Society (Black Racer, Copperhead, Fer-de-Lance, Puff Adder) is up to no good in Las Vegas. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #11
    Captain Atom (1987 DC) 11
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.

    Millennium Week 4. Captain Atom tries to reason with a Manhunter-influenced Firestorm in "a matter of choice!" Script by Cary Bates, co-plot by Greg Weisman, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Bob Smith. Jerry Bingham cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1
    Captain Atom (1987 DC) Annual 1

    The hoax that is Major Force is perpetrated upon the world in "The Dark Side of the Force". Part 2 of 2, continued from Captain Atom #12. Script by Cary Bates, co-plot by Greg Weisman, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Bob Smith. 39 pages of story. Broderick cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #11
    Captain Atom (1987 DC) Canadian Price Variant 11

    Canadian edition with $1.00 cover price - Millennium Week 4. Captain Atom tries to reason with a Manhunter-influenced Firestorm in "a matter of choice!" Script by Cary Bates, co-plot by Greg Weisman, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Bob Smith. Jerry Bingham cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #4
    Captain Thunder and Blue Bolt (1987) 4
  • Issue #14
    Care Bears (1985 Marvel/Star Comics) 14

    Join the Care Bears in their magical home, the incredible land of Care-A-Lot. In this issue, when the Care Bears do some cooking, they inadvertently create a Ninja Bread Man. And No-Heart wants the Ninja Bread Man so that he can make him evil in "The Ninja Bread Man." In "The Lunchback of Notre Dame," the Care Bears journey to Paris, France, to help a little girl who has lost her daddy. Script by Michael Gallagher and art by Howard Post & Roberta Edelman & Jacqueline Roettcher. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #11
    Cases of Sherlock Holmes (1986 Renegade) 11

    The Adventure of Black Peter. Story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Art by Dan Day. Painted cover by Dan Day and David Day. The Day brothers contribute moody black-and-white illustrations to Arthur Conan Doyle's classic adventures of Sherlock Holmes, presented in their original text. A much-hated sailor is murdered with a harpoon, a feat that would require incredible strength. The only clue is a tobacco pouch monogrammed with the victim's initials, even though he didn't smoke. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #106
    Cerebus (1977) 106

    Photo cover by Gerhard. Greatness Among Flies, script by Dave Sim, art by Dave Sim and Gerhard (backgrounds); The Tower grows so tall that Cerebus falls off towards the Moon. The Final Ascension storyline. 28 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #5
    Champions (1987 Hero) 5

    Cover pencils by Chris Marrinan, inks by Al Gordon. "Testing...", script by Dennis Mallonee, pencils by Chris Marrinan, inks by Dell Barras; Foxbat, Pulsar, Sylvia the Last Vampire, and the awesome Exo-Skeleton Man take on the Champions. Sylvia and Exo-Skeleton Man character profiles by Dennis Mallonee. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Childhood is Hell TPB (1988 A Cartoon Book by Matt Groening) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons and Futurama) reveals dozens of zany, daffy, and downright insolent reasons why childhood can be hell! Collects comic strips from his other creation - Life in Hell. Groening used Life in Hell to explore a wide range of topics about love, sex, work, and death. Softcover (Saddle-Stitched/Stapled), 9-in. x 9-in., 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Childhood is Hell TPB (1988 A Cartoon Book by Matt Groening) 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons and Futurama) reveals dozens of zany, daffy, and downright insolent reasons why childhood can be hell! Collects comic strips from his other creation - Life in Hell. Groening used Life in Hell to explore a wide range of topics about love, sex, work, and death. Softcover (Saddle-Stitched/Stapled), 9-in. x 9-in., 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #3
    Children of Fire (1987) 3

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    Fantasy adventure comics by Richard Corben, featuring the Neverwhere story Children of Fire. Also, "Kittens for Christian," written by Jan Strnad, revised and reprinted from Corbens earlier Fantagor comic. Final issue of the series. Mature readers. Full color; 32 pages. Cover by Corben Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #7
    Chronicles of Corum (1987) 7

    Cover by Mike Mignola Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Cloak and Dagger Predator and Prey GN (1988 Marvel) 1-1ST
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.45) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #2035438016

    Marvel Graphic Novel Volume 34 - 1st printing. Written by Bill Mantlo. Art by Larry Stroman and Al Williamson. Softcover, 64 pages, 8 1/4-in. x 11-in., full color. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Collected Bade Biker and Orson TPB (1988 Mirage) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Bade Biker and Orson (1986) #1-4. Story and art by Jim Lawson. Softcover, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #1988CP
    Collectible Cereal Box: Post (1947-Present) 1988CP Collectible Cereal Box: Post (1947-Present) 1988CP

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    1988 Cocoa Pebbles with Dino Stuffed Toy (Unopened Box/with Cereal) - Yabba-Dabba-Doo! Box Details: Box is unopened, 7 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in. Stuffed dinosaur toy is still sealed in separate window box which is attached to the top of the cereal box.

    NOTE: This item is for collecting only. Do NOT eat expired cereal.

  • Issue #1988CPN
    Collectible Cereal Box: Post (1947-Present) 1988CPN Collectible Cereal Box: Post (1947-Present) 1988CPN

    1988 Cocoa Pebbles with Dino Stuffed Toy (Opened Box/NO Cereal) - Yabba-Dabba-Doo! Box Details: Box is opened, 7 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in. Stuffed dinosaur toy is still sealed in separate window box which is attached to the top of the cereal box.

  • Issue #1988SGCTOY
    Collectible Cereal Box: Post (1947-Present) 1988SGCTOY Collectible Cereal Box: Post (1947-Present) 1988SGCTOY

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    1988 Sugar Golden Crisp with Sugar Bear Stuffed Toy (Unopened Box/with Cereal) - Box Details: Box is unopened, 7 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in. Stuffed bear toy is still sealed in separate window box which is attached to the top of the cereal box.

    NOTE: This item is for collecting only. Do NOT eat expired cereal.

  • Issue #1988SGCTOYN
    Collectible Cereal Box: Post (1947-Present) 1988SGCTOYN Collectible Cereal Box: Post (1947-Present) 1988SGCTOYN

    1988 Sugar Golden Crisp with Sugar Bear Stuffed Toy (Opened Box/NO Cereal) - Box Details: Box is opened, 7 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in. Stuffed bear toy is still sealed in separate window box which is attached to the top of the cereal box.

  • Issue #737
    Comics Buyer's Guide (1971) 737

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    January 1, 1988. Fantastic Four 'Masterworks' misprint - replacement copies available next fall; preview of Marvel's Doctor Zero; Funnies of the '30s; Comics Price Guide Issue. Cover price $1.50. Cover price $1.50.