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Comic books January 1988

  • 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.

  • Issue #738
    Comics Buyer's Guide (1971) 738

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    Original cover price: $1.50. January 8, 1988. Weekly or bi-weekly Marvel Universe series? You tell Marvel; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are on TV; Marvel treasure hunt - 'The Story of Marvel Comics' will publish finds; comics people play roles in final 'Sable' TV show; Dark Wolf joins Eternity line-up; Dinosaurs for Hire - the untold origin; 'Black & White Bust' hurting traditional small press publishers. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #739
    Comics Buyer's Guide (1971) 739

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    January 15, 1988. First plans new manga novel in full color; Comics on Video; Archie Comics launches campaign to fight AIDS; Old Superheroes, IX - Ron Goulart takes a look at The Human Torch. Cover price $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #740
    Comics Buyer's Guide (1971) 740

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  • Issue #52
    Comics Interview (1983) 52

    52 - Frank Miller interviews Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima on Lone Wolf & Cub, Japanese comics (6 pages); Frank Miller on Dark Knight, Elektra, Ronin (9 pages); Rick Obadiah (First Comics publisher) on Lone Wolf & Cub, manga (7 pages); Rick Oliver (editor) on Lone Wolf & Cub (4 pages); Kurt Goldzung (First Comics sales manager) on American Flagg, Badger, Nexus, Sable (8 pages); Paul Guinan on Lone Wolf & Cub, Badger, Nexus, American Flagg (5 pages). Kojima cover. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #119
    Comics Journal (1977) 119

    Interview with Dick Giordano. Alan Moore on writing comics, part one. Jules Feiffer, David Levine, Brad Holland, and Jimmy Margulles on contemporary editorial cartooning. Berke Breathed and the Pulitzers. A Drew Friedman sketchbook. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #24
    Comics Revue (1984-2009 Comics Interview) 24

    Newspaper comic strip reprints: Popeye, Bloom County, Flash Gordon, Secret Agent Corrigan, Steve Canyon, Hagar the Horrible Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #1
    Comics Scene (1987 2nd Series) 1

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    Interviews with Frank Miller, Chris Claremont, John Byrne, Christopher Reeve, Alan Moore, Dave Sim, and Mike Grell Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #22
    Comics Values Monthly (1986) 22

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    Marvel, DC, independent color, independent black & white comic values; top 100 comics. Cover features the cover of Green Lantern #1 (1960) by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #2147
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2147

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

  • Issue #2148
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2148

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

  • Issue #2149
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2149

    Weekly British War comics digest. "VLR: Very Long Range" Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #2150
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2150

    Weekly British War comics digest. "The Siege of Lookout Hill" Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #2151
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2151

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

  • Issue #2152
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2152

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

  • Issue #2153
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2153

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

  • Issue #2154
    Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) 2154

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

  • Issue #7-1ST
    Complete E.C. Segar Popeye Dailies TPB (1987-1990 FB) Nemo Bookshelf Edition 7-1ST

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    Volume 7 - 1st printing. "1931-1932!" By E.C. Segar. Foreword by Donald Phelps. Edited and with introduction by Rick Marschall. Softcover (Horizontal Format), 10 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 150 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #9
    Conan Saga (1987) 9
    Published Jan 1988 by Marvel.

    Barry Smith reprint ("Red Nails" from Savage Tales #2-3, plus 4 miscellaneous Smith pages) plus new cover. Red Nails (part 1 of 3), script by Roy Thomas, art by Barry Windsor-Smith; Conan and Valeria enter a mysterious walled city; After they become separated, Valeria discovers that the city is indeed inhabited. The Lurker From the Catacombs (Red Nails part 2 of 3), script by Roy Thomas, art by Barry Windsor-Smith; Conan and Valeria are hired by Prince Olmec to defend his side of the strange walled city. He Comes From the Dark (Red Nails part 3 of 3), script by Roy Thomas, art by Barry Windsor-Smith; Princess Tascela plans to sacrifice Valeria and use her blood to retain Tascela's youth. Cover from Conan Annual #1 by Barry Windsor-Smith. To the memory of Robert E Howard by Barry Windsor-Smith. The Nemedian Chronicles. 8" x 11". 68 pgs., B&W. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #202
    Conan the Barbarian (1970 Marvel) 202

    Cover art by Armando Gil. The Seven Lives of Thulsa Doom!, script by Jim Owsley (plot, script) and Valdis Semeiks (plot), pencils by Valdis Semeiks, inks by Geof Isherwood (finishes); Riding with Conan's group toward Koth, Thulsa Doom's plans are revealed; Anneka's father, Shapur, gets ever more aggressive. 36 pgs. Cover price $1.00. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #202MJ
    Conan the Barbarian (1970 Marvel) Mark Jewelers 202MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover art by Armando Gil. The Seven Lives of Thulsa Doom!, script by Jim Owsley (plot, script) and Valdis Semeiks (plot), pencils by Valdis Semeiks, inks by Geof Isherwood (finishes); Riding with Conan's group toward Koth, Thulsa Doom's plans are revealed; Anneka's father, Shapur, gets ever more aggressive. 36 pgs. Cover price $1.00. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #44
    Conan the King (1980) 44
    Published Jan 1988 by Marvel.

    The evil Crassus and King Xantus may be dead, but Queen Leora has escaped to form a devilish alliance with the mage Caliastros and the Warlord of Koth! And the trio has captured King Conan's son, Prince Conn, and robbed him of his memory. Can Rufio and Deryck rescue Conn before he's used as a weapon against his own father? "The Spoils of Victory" is written by Don Kraar, with art by Mike Docherty and Fraja Bator. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #233
    Cracked (1958 Major Magazine) 233

    Art by John Severin, Mike Ricogliano, Bill Wray, Frank Caruso, Rob Orzechowski, Bob Fingerman, Walter Brogan, Rick Altergott, Mark Pacella, and Don Orehek. Scripts by Peter Bagge and others. Movie parodies of "Robocop," "Predator," "Inner Space," "Beverly Hills Cop II," "Untouchables," "Superman," and "James Bond." Oprah Winfrey parody. Cover by Severin. Cover price $1.35.

  • Issue #73
    Cracked Collectors Edition (1974) 73

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    "Monster Party!" First 100-page issue. All reprints with art by John Severin and others, except for all-new Frankenstein story by Dick Briefer (2-color story). Parodies of Stephen King, aliens, werewolves, "King Kong," vampires, and more. Monster shut-ups. Uggly Family back cover by Dan Clowes (as "Stosh Gillespie"). Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #20
    Critters (1986) 20

    Fantagraphics long-running anthropomorphic anthology (i.e., funny animal comic). Gnuff in Natural Selection, story and art by Freddy Milton; Fission Chicken by J. P. Morgan; SpeakingStone: In Search of Ancient Mixtups, story by Kate Worley and art by Reed Waller, the creators of Omaha. Black and white; 32 pages. Cover by Waller. Cover price $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1
    Critters Special (1988) 1

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    A special issue of Fantagraphics long-running anthropomorphic anthology, reprinting the original Nilson Groundthumper and Hermy stories from Albedo #1-2, plus an original NG&H story. Story, art and cover by Stan Sakai. Black and white; 32 pages. Cover price $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #7
    Dai Kamikaze! (1987) 7
    Published Jan 1988 by Now.
  • Issue #250
    Daredevil (1964 1st Series) 250

    Cover pencils by John Romita, Jr., inks by Al Williamson. Boom, script by Ann Nocenti, pencils by John Romita, Jr., inks by Al Williamson; With an ecology group making waves and Matt providing legal advice from his free clinic against Kelco's chemical spills, Bullet is called in to help clean up the opposition to big business. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #250MJ
    Daredevil (1964 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 250MJ

    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover pencils by John Romita, Jr., inks by Al Williamson. Boom, script by Ann Nocenti, pencils by John Romita, Jr., inks by Al Williamson; With an ecology group making waves and Matt providing legal advice from his free clinic against Kelco's chemical spills, Bullet is called in to help clean up the opposition to big business. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Daredevil and the Punisher Child's Play TPB (1988 Marvel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Daredevil (1964-1998 1st Series ) #182-194.

    Written by Frank Miller. Art by Frank Miller and Klaus Jansen. Cover by Frank Miller.

    The Protector of Hell's Kitchen and the man in the skull t-shirt tackle the drug problem that is running rampant among America's youth. The Punisher has just escaped prison and he aims to take out the drug pushers in his own unique fashion, one bullet at a time. Can Daredevil coral this vigilante and protect the local kids from the illegal drugs that threaten their lives? A must read for any Daredevil/Punisher/Miller fan.

    Softcover, 64 pages, full color.

    Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Daredevil and the Punisher Child's Play TPB (1988 Marvel) 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. Collects Daredevil (1964-1998 1st Series ) #182-194.

    Written by Frank Miller. Art by Frank Miller and Klaus Jansen. Cover by Frank Miller.

    The Protector of Hell's Kitchen and the man in the skull t-shirt tackle the drug problem that is running rampant among America's youth. The Punisher has just escaped prison and he aims to take out the drug pushers in his own unique fashion, one bullet at a time. Can Daredevil coral this vigilante and protect the local kids from the illegal drugs that threaten their lives? A must read for any Daredevil/Punisher/Miller fan.

    Softcover, 64 pages, full color.

    Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #14
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 14

    Cover by Paul Chadwick and Michael T. Gilbert . This month's offering includes our regular MASQUE feature written & illustrated by Mark Badger, another great CONCRETE story by Paul Chadwick, and we proudly present MR. MONSTER in his very first solo story for Dark Horse Comics, written and drawn by Michael T. Gilbert, preluding his regular monthly series! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Dark Wolf Collection TPB (1988 Eternity) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Dark Wolf (1987 Malibu) #1-4 and the story from the Elite Presents (1987) 1-Shot. By R.A. Jones, Butch Burcham, and Mike Roberts. Introduction by Archie Goodwin. Softcover, Cover price $7.95.

  • Issue #2
    Darkewood (1987) 2
    Published Jan 1988 by Aircel.
  • Issue #1S-1ST
    Day the Martians Came HC (1988 An Easton Press Novel) By Frederik Pohl 1S-1ST

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    1st Edition - Signed by Frederik Pohl - 1st printing. Written by Frederik Pohl. Art by A.C. Farley. Introduction by James Gunn. Hardcover (Leatherbound), 6-in. x 8 1/2-in., 250 pages (accented in 22kt gold), Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations).

  • Issue #1
    DC Direct Currents (1988) 1

    Cover feature: Flash Gordon; interview with David Mazzucchelli and Richmond Lewis; John Byrne, Mike Carlin, Curt Swan and Julie Schwartz each give a quote about Superman's 50th Anniversary; back cover features the cover of Detective Comics #20.

  • Issue #239
    DC Heroes Role-Playing Module Wonder Woman Strangers in Paradise SC (1988 Mayfair) #239

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    DCHRPG #239 - 1st printing. By Dan Greenberg and George Perez. Cover by George Perez. A Sourcebook and solitaire adventure featuring Wonder Woman - This extensive volume provides your imagination everything it needs to bring your favorite super-heroine, her supporting cast, and enemies to life. Play as Wonder Woman and defend Paradise Island against the likes of Darkseid, Cheetah, Silver Swan, Circe, and more! Includes maps and information on the Amazons of Themyscira, the Gods of Mt. Olympus, and a 32-page how-to-use booklet. These game rules work in conjunction with the award-winning DC Heroes Role-Playing Game. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 64 pages (Main Source Book is 32 pages and how-to-use booklet is 32 pages), Text (with B&W illustrations).

  • Issue #230
    DC Heroes Role-Playing Reference The Belle Reve Sourcebook SC (1988 Mayfair) #230

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    DCHRPG: #230 - 1st printing. Cover by Karl Kesel. A Task Force X (a.k.a. The Suicide Squad) Sourcebook - This extensive volume provides your imagination everything it needs to bring your favorite super-heroes/villains, their supporting cast, and enemies to life. Play as the Deadshot, Nightshade, Captain Bommerang, Vixen, or Shade the Changing Man and take on the diabolical likes of Captain Cold, Javelin, Killer Frost, Parasite, and more! Includes maps and information on Belle Reve Prison. These game rules work in conjunction with the award-winning DC Heroes Role-Playing Game. Softcover, 40 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations).

  • Issue #44
    DC Releases 44
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.

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    A monthly 4-page 8-1/2in. x 11in. illustrated consumer newsletter featuring DC comic releases for each month. This month: Millennium is cover spotlighted, featuring Joe Staton/Bruce Patterson art. The interior features cover art for Millennium (1987) #4 and #5 by Joe Staton and Bruce Patterson, and Peacemaker (1988/01-04 DC) #1 by Tod Smith.

  • Issue #14
    Death Rattle (1985 2nd Series) 14
  • Issue #582
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 582

    Cover art by Jerry Bingham. Sole Survivor starring Batman and Robin, script by Jo Duffy, pencils by Norm Breyfogle, inks by Pablo Marcos; an android double takes Commissioner Gordon's place, A Millennium crossover, continued in Millennium #5. 32 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #582
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 582

    Canadian Edition. Cover art by Jerry Bingham. Sole Survivor starring Batman and Robin, script by Jo Duffy, pencils by Norm Breyfogle, inks by Pablo Marcos; an android double takes Commissioner Gordon's place, A Millennium crossover, continued in Millennium #5. 32 pgs. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #19
    Dick Tracy (1984 Blackthorne Publishing) 19

    Story, art and cover by Chester Gould, plus supplemental material by Shel Dorf. 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 November 2, 1942 – January 9, 1943, featuring the Pruneface story arc. The escaped Pruneface rents a spare room from the mother of Tracys fiancee; when the jig is up, he escapes to a prolonged stand-off with police during a raging blizzard. Squarebound, 72 pages, B&W. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #26
    Dick Tracy Monthly/Weekly (1986) 26

    The Search for Bonnie Braids. 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 strips from September – October 1951. Tracy mounts a desperate search for his infant daughter after Crewy Lou accidentally abducts her. Meanwhile, Crewy Lou abandons both stolen car and baby, and makes her last stand in a forest service observation tower. First issue in the weekly format. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #27
    Dick Tracy Monthly/Weekly (1986) 27

    Spinner Record. 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 strips from October 1951 – January 1952. When Tracy is accused of stealing evidence, he tracks the frame-up to recording buff Spinner Record. The evidence to clear Tracy is saved on an LP record, which is accidentally mixed into the stock of Spinners LP store and sold to a young woman. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #28
    Dick Tracy Monthly/Weekly (1986) 28

    Junior and Models Tragedy. 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 strips from January- March 1952. Junior Tracy falls in love with Model Jones, whose brother is a petty hood. Model is torn between her plans to marry Junior and devotion to her criminal brother, leading to tragedy. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #29
    Dick Tracy Monthly/Weekly (1986) 29

    Tonsils. 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 strips from March-May 1952. Talent agent Dude the Dapper literally holds people at gunpoint to force them to listen to his latest discovery, the singer named Tonsils. This is certainly effective in getting him noticed, but the agents union does not approve, and neither does Dick Tracy. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1
    Dick Tracy Special (1988) 1

    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 October – December 1931, presenting the debut of Dick Tracy on the comics page. After his girlfriend Tess is abducted by Big Boys thugs and her father murdered, Dick Tracy joins the police force. He goes undercover with Big Boys gang to find and rescue her – but shes being forced to take part in the gangs next heist. 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    Dick Tracy Unprinted Stories (1987) 3

    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 includes strips from June 14 – September 2, 1956. Flattop Jr. hides out with a woman named Skinny who loves his paintings, but she gives him away when she exhibits his artwork. The situation ends badly for her, leaving Flattop Jr. a haunted figure slowly coming unhinged. 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1
    Diggers (1988) 1

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    b&w. Cover price $1.50.