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Comic books January 1988

  • Issue #226MJ
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 226MJ

    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Armor Wars. Part 2 of 8. "Glitch!" Guest-starring Stingray. West Coast Avengers cameo. Story by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Art by Mark Bright and Bob Layton. Tony Stark's super technology has been stolen, and Marvel tech-villains are using it to commit their nefarious acts of crime. Whether with the governments help or not, whether by the law or by breaking it, Iron Man's taking it all back. First Iron Man takes on the Raiders. Then, will he cross the line. Are Marvel's techno-heroes also a target in his private war? The underwater marine-biologist/super hero Stingray is about to find out. Plus, what is Project: Firepower, and what does it mean for Iron Man? 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #55
    Jon Sable Freelance (1983) 55

    "The Trojan Wars, part II". Part 2 of 3. Story and cover by Mike Grell. Art by Tony Salmons. Jon Sable heads to France to try and track down the IRA's shipment of guns, plus the man known as "Jacklight". While back in the states, Myke's old CIA flame arrives at her door intent on restarting the fire. She could use Jons help, but he has run into trouble, and also finally runs into "Jacklight", who in reality is someone very close to him. 32 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #20
    Jonny Quest (1986 Comico) 20

    Dr. Benton Quest has to go it alone in order to retrieve stolen plutonium. And if he doesn't, the results will be catastrophic in "Time Storm." Script by William Messner-Loebs and art by Marc Hempel, Mark Wheatley & Kathryn Mayer. Issue also has Jonny Quest pinups inside and on back cover. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #11
    Judge Dredd (1986 Quality) 11

    "Juve's Eyes" is written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, with art by Ron Smith; reprinted from 2000 AD (1977 United Kingdom) #414-415. Plus: "Sunday Night Fever" is written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, with art by Cam Kennedy; reprinted from 2000 AD (1977 United Kingdom) #416-418. Cover by Tom Grindberg. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #84
    Jughead with Archie Digest (1974) 84

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo. "Rabid Robot," script by George Gladir, art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead is testing a robot for Mr. Lodge. Betty & Veronica Double Digest ad. "A Questionable Girl," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty keeps answering questions with questions. "The Dream," script by George Gladir, art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead tries out for the school football team, while Ethel tries out for the cheerleading squad. "Just Another Day in the Life of Jughead!", script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Mr. Weatherbee asks Jughead to be careful while the painters are finishing up painting the school. "It's a Breeze," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; The wind catches Betty's jacket and lifts her in the air. "The Punk," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Jughead joins the punk movement and calls himself Captain Thrash. "Ace Place," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; The gang tries some other places to eat besides the Choklit Shop. "Joystick Jackpot," script by George Gladir, art by Samm Schwartz; Archie and Reggie try to break Jughead of his video game addiction. Plus puzzles, other stories, and more. 132 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.35.

  • Issue #15
    Justice (1986 Marvel) 15

    "Rude Awakening!" Guest-starring Nightmask. Story by Mark Gruenwald and Peter David. Art by Lee Weeks. Get ready for the most eye-opening and shocking story of this series. Everything you think you know about Justice is wrong, and the dreamscape hero known as Nightmask is coming along for the ride. This issue brings closure to last fifteen issues and sets the stage for the future of Justice. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #9
    Justice League America (1987) 9

    Millennium Week 1. One of the Justice League's own turns out to be a Manhunter in "Seeing Red". Story picks up from events in Millennium #1. Plot and breakdowns by Keith Giffen, script by J.M. DeMatteis, pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon. Back-up tale: Jack-O-Lantern hears out Rumaan Harjavti's proposal in "Brief Encounter". Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Plot and pencils by Giffen, script by DeMatteis, inks by Gordon. Maguire/Gordon cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #9
    Justice League America (1987) Canadian Price Variant 9

    Canadian Edition with $1.00 cover price. Millennium Week 1. One of the Justice League's own turns out to be a Manhunter in "Seeing Red". Story picks up from events in Millennium #1. Plot and breakdowns by Keith Giffen, script by J.M. DeMatteis, pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon. Back-up tale: Jack-O-Lantern hears out Rumaan Harjavti's proposal in "Brief Encounter". Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Plot and pencils by Giffen, script by DeMatteis, inks by Gordon. Maguire/Gordon cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #13
    Justice Machine (1987 Comico/Innovation) 13

    During a mission to a deep-space command post, the Justice Machine tries to find out what is going on when someone starts killing crew members one by one in "Lionheart." Script by Peter Gillis and art by Mike Gustovich. Back cover has a Youthquake pinup. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #2
    Kilgore (1987) 2

    Story by Brian Chin. Art by Brian Chin. Cover by Brian Chin. During World War II, Colonel Kilgore is in charge of defense in the San Francisco bay area, but he's really more interested in women and booze. Kilgore finds trouble in Hollywood. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Krazy and Ignatz The Komplete Kat Komics TPB (1988-1992 Eclipse) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "1916!" Introduction by Bill Blackbeard. Collects the Krazy and Ignatz comic strips from 1916. Softcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 64 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Krazy and Ignatz The Komplete Kat Komics TPB (1988-1992 Eclipse) 1-REP

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    Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. "1916!" Introduction by Bill Blackbeard. Collects the Krazy and Ignatz comic strips from 1916. Softcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 64 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    L'Incal GN (1981) Moebius 5-1ST

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    La Cinquieme Essence. Volume 5 - 1st Printing. The fifth volume of the Incal series in the original French language. by Moebius and Jodorowsky. Starring detective John Difool. Hardcover, 8 1/2" x 11 1/2", full color, 48 pages.

  • Issue #1
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    The Sunday comic strips in comic book form. 24-page, 7-in. x 11-in., full color comic strip newspaper inserts.

  • Issue #2
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    The Sunday comic strips in comic book form. 24-page, 7-in. x 11-in., full color comic strip newspaper inserts.

  • Issue #3
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    The Sunday comic strips in comic book form. 24-page, 7-in. x 11-in., full color comic strip newspaper inserts.

  • Issue #4
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    The Sunday comic strips in comic book form. 24-page, 7-in. x 11-in., full color comic strip newspaper inserts.

  • Issue #5
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    The Sunday comic strips in comic book form. 24-page, 7-in. x 11-in., full color comic strip newspaper inserts.

  • Issue #74
    Laugh Comics Digest (1974) 74
  • Issue #16
    Legend of Kamui (1987) 16

    The Sword Wind: Chapter 2: After Sunset Part 1 - Story, Art and Cover by Sanpei Shirato. Hiding among the farmers and homeless wanderers of Owari-han, Kamui discovers another man of deep secrets! A genuine ninja story. 32 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #17
    Legend of Kamui (1987) 17

    Story, Art and Cover by Sanpei Shirato. Hoping to mask his true ninja identity, Kamui struggles to maintain a safe existence! A genuine ninja story. 32 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #42
    Legion of Super-Heroes (1984 3rd Series) 42

    Millennium Week 2 cross-over. You only thought you knew Laurel Kent...but with the coming of the Millennium, everything you believed is about to change! Written by Paul Levitz, with art by Greg LaRocque and Mike DeCarlo. Cover by Steve Lightle. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #264
    Life with Archie (1958) 264

    Cover pencils by Henry Scarpelli. You don't need drugs to... public service announcement with the Archie gang. We The People (Part One), script by George Gladir, art by Henry Scarpelli; Mr. Lodge, delegate to the Constitutional Convention. arrives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter; Meanwhile, Mr. Weatherbee and Professor Flutesnoot argue over Federalist views and George Washington arrives in the city. Independence Hall article. Philadelphia's Incredible Benjamin Franklin article. We The People (Part Two); Mr. Weatherbee looks for an editorial to accompany Chuck's Federalist political cartoon. Archie's Club News. We The People (Part Three); The Lodges leave the Cooper Inn for the Mantle estate, where Reggie and Veronica meet and Mr. Lodge and Mr. Mantle discuss the Great Compromise. We The People (Part Four); Reggie steals the Convention notes, but Jughead's runaway pigs allow Archie to retrieve the papers. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    1st printing. By Dean R. Koontz. In the midst of a raging blizzard, lightning struck on the night Laura Shane was born. And a mysterious blond-haired stranger showed up just in time to save her from dying. Years later, in the wake of another storm, Laura will be saved again. For someone is watching over her. But just as lightning illuminates, darkness always follows close behind. Hardcover, 352 pages, Text Only.

  • Issue #28
    Little Archie Comics Digest Annual (1977) 28

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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Little Shop of Horrors Book SC (1988) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. "Feed Me, Seymour!" The complete behind-the-scenes story of the original cult movie, the Off-Broadway musical, and the second blockbuster film! Softcover, 176 pages, B&W. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #324
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    Published Jan 1988 by Locus.

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  • Issue #9
    Lone Wolf and Cub (1987 First) 9

    Frank Miller introduction and cover Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #276
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 276

    Cover art by Richard Williams. "The Wretches Of Ecchflick," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; Spoof of the movie The Witches of Eastwick. "One Morning In Sherwood Forest," script by Fares Garabet, art by Don Martin. "Mad's Updated Children's Books," script by Matthew T. Smith, art by George Woodbridge. "Duck Edwing Looks At Superman," script and art by Don Edwing (as Duck Edwing); featuring Superman and Lois Lane. "The Lighter Side Of...," script and art by Dave Berg. "Nationwide Survey Results That Advertisers Never Tell Us About," script by Tom Koch, art by Paul Coker. "A Mad Look At Skiing," script and art by Sergio Aragon├ęs. "Commemorative Chrismas Ornaments," script by John Prete, art by Al Jaffee. "Spy vs. Spy" by Anthony Prohias. "The Unwatchables," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Angelo Torres; Spoof of the movie The Untouchables. "Recycling Toilet Seats," script and art by Paul Peter Porges. "Merchandising Spin-Offs That Hollywood Missed Out On," script by Mike Snider, art by Bob Clarke. "The Mad People Watcher's Guide To A Typical Football Game," script by Mike Snider, art by Jack Davis. "Charity Drives We'd Like To See," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Spoof of the movie Predator. "Two For the Road," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $1.35.

  • Issue #309
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  • Issue #8
    Maelstrom (1987) 8
    Published Jan 1988 by Aircel.

    Cover by Jim Somerville. "Retribution," script by Jim Somerville, pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Jim Somerville; Captured and tortured by Mogadon, Maelstrom is rescued by Rak-Kur-Rok. 28 pgs., B&W. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Vol. 74 #1
    Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Pulp Vol. 74 #1

    Volume 74, Issue 1 - January, 1988. Cover by Jill Bauman. Fantasy and Science Fiction stories by Pat Cadigan, Harry Turtledove, Dean Whitlock, Bradley Denton, Reginald Bretnor, Barry N. Malzberg, Jack Dann and Vance Aandahl. Science article by Isaac Asimov. Softcover. 5-in. x 7-in., 162 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations). Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Magician's Wife (1988 Titan Books) TP 1-1ST

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    First printing. By Jerome Charyn and Francois Boucq. Softcover, 9 x 11 1/2-in, Color interior.

  • Issue #16
    Mai the Psychic Girl (1987) 16

    Story: Kazuya Kudo. Art: Ryoichi Ikegami. Shocked by Garten's power and cruelty, Kenmochi and Kaieda devise a new plan. Featuring Part 29: "The Face Off" and Part 30: "A Voice from the Past." Deluxe B&W Format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #17
    Mai the Psychic Girl (1987) 17

    Story: Kazuya Kudo. Art: Ryoichi Ikegami. What awaits Mai at the Hotel Okurei? Could her father really be safe, or has she fallen into a trap? Featuring Part 31: "The Trap" and Part 32: "The Hotel Okurei." Deluxe B&W Format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Making a Fortune Investing in Comics SC (1988) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Mike Benton. A behind-the-scenes look at comic collecting! Includes hints and advice on collecting vs. investing, organizing your collection, protecting your collection, where do prices come from, a guide to price guides, making money in comics, predicting the future, investing in Marvels, the trap of the first issue, and investing in the '70s!, A fun read and look back at the growing hobby of comic book collecting from the 1980s. Softcover, 58 pages, B&W. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #1
    Marksman (1988) 1

    Cover pencils by Pete McDonnell, inks by Gordon. "The Origin of the Marksman," script by Steve Perrin, pencils by Pete McDonnell, inks by Jim Janes; In this classic first issue, secrets of the origin (told in flashback) of the Marksman are revealed; Marksman battles the Demon. "Ghost Story" starring the occult detective, Rose, script by Dennis Mallonee, pencils by Walt Davis, inks by Dell Barras. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #58
    Marvel Age (1983) 58
    Tags: Fall of The Mutants (part PREVIEW)
    Published Jan 1988 by Marvel.

    Chris Claremont and Louise Simonson discuss "The Fall of the Mutants"; 2-page strip by Jim Salicrup and Keith Wilson; interview with Doug Murray; article on The Star Brand #11; article on Marshal Law; article on Spellbound; Fall of the Mutants. Cover by Brett Blevins Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #1988 CONAN
    Marvel Comics Art Print (1986-1991) 1988 CONAN

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    Conan - 10 1/2-in. x 13-in., ready-to-be-framed Full Color Print.

  • Issue #1988 DAREDEVIL
    Marvel Comics Art Print (1986-1991) 1988 DAREDEVIL
    Published 1988 (est.) by Marvel.

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    Daredevil - Art by John Romita Jr. 10 1/2-in. x 13-in., ready-to-be-framed Full Color Print.

  • Issue #1988 WOLVERINEHULK
    Marvel Comics Art Print (1986-1991) 1988 WOLVERINEHULK
    Published 1988 (est.) by Marvel.

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    Wolverine Vs. the Hulk - Art by Todd McFarlane. Originally Published as the cover for Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) #340. 10 1/2-in. x 13-in., ready-to-be-framed Full Color Print.

  • Issue #1988 X-MEN1
    Marvel Comics Art Print (1986-1991) 1988 X-MEN1
    Published 1988 (est.) by Marvel.

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    X-Men and the New Mutants - Art by Arthur Adams. 10 1/2-in. x 13-in., ready-to-be-framed Full Color Print.

  • Issue #1988 X-MEN2
    Marvel Comics Art Print (1986-1991) 1988 X-MEN2
    Published 1988 (est.) by Marvel.

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    X-Men and Ka-Zar vs Sauron - Art by Arthur Adams. 10 1/2-in. x 13-in., ready-to-be-framed Full Color Print.

  • Issue #36
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 36

    Cover art by Charles Vess. "Fandral's Follies," script by Alan Zelenetz, art by Charles Vess; Loki tricks Una's father with one more false goat, leading him to commission Fandral to take the goat to the Isle of Love and get help from the priestess of Freya; The Isle of Love is populated only by maidens tending to the Temple of Freya, all of whom are sworn to vows forbidding them to love until their apprenticeship is over; Fandral nonetheless relentlessly flirts with every maiden he meets; He convinces the boat girl that even though she breaks her vows with him, he'll take her with him and marry her; When she notices him wooing other women immediately afterwards, she runs off heartbroken and prepares to leap from a cliff; Cameos by Thor, Volstagg, Hogun, and Loki. "Touch of Fire... Dawn of Fear!" starring Man-Thing, script by Michael Fleisher, art by Tom Sutton; Man-Thing deals with kidnappers. Man-Thing pin-up by Sutton. Back cover art by Charles Vess. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #207
    Marvel Tales (1964 Marvel) 207

    Cover art by Bob Hall. The Smoke of that Great Burning!, script by Chris Claremont (Plot) and Ralph Macchio (Script), pencils by John Byrne, inks by Al Gordon; Spider-Man and Luke Cage stop some arsonists; reprinted from Marvel Team-Up (Marvel, 1972 series) #75. Your Chitlin' Heart [Bacon Up is Hard To Do Part 1] starring Peter Porker and the Mutant Master of Sound, The Spectacular Spider-Ham, script by Steve Mellor, pencils by Joe Albelo, inks by Pierre Fournier. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #207MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #HC006
    Marvel Universe Model Kit (1988) HC006

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    Item #HC006 "Amazing Spider-Man" - Snap the pieces into place and create your very own wall-crawler. NOTE: Near Mint grade refers to the model kit itself, not the packaging. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #HC007
    Marvel Universe Model Kit (1988) HC007

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    Item #HC007 "The Punisher" - Snap the pieces into place and create your very own Frank Castle. NOTE: Near Mint grade refers to the model kit itself, not the packaging. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #HC009
    Marvel Universe Model Kit (1988) HC009

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    Item #HC009 "Iron Man" - Snap the pieces into place and create your very own Golden Avenger! NOTE: Near Mint grade refers to the model kit itself, not the packaging. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #11
    Masters of the Universe (1986 Marvel/Star Comics) 11

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    "Whose Enemy Am I Anyway?" - Written by George Caragonne. Art by Ron Wilson and Danny Bulanadi. Cover by Tom Morgan and Danny Bulanadi. He-Man and one of his deadliest enemies, Hordak -- the best of friends?! What's going on here?! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.00.