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Comic books January 1988

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    1st printing. By H.R. Giger. With an extra-large format, this beautiful volume contains most of Swiss artist H.R. Giger's work through the 1980's and early 1990's. Giger's art of this period features more color than in his previous books, and there are nearly 300 images painstakingly collected from his work and life. Includes artwork from Poltergeist II, Debbie Harry's album Koo Koo, his New York City series, and an introduction by Harlan Ellison. Softcover, 12-in. x 17-in., 96 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers Cover price $69.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Happy Days One Hundred Years of Comics HC (1988) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Denis Gifford. From 1870 to 1970, Denis Gifford intsrtucts the reader on the highlighs (and lowlights) of comics publishing. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Hawkeye TPB (1988 Marvel) By Mark Gruenwald 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Hawkeye (1983 1st Series) #1-4.

    Written by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Mark Gruenwald, Brett Breeding, and Danny Bulanadi. Foreword by Gruenwald.

    Hawkeye plays a deadly game of cloak and dagger to bring down a madman. Plus, learn how Earth's Mightiest Marksman met and fell in love with his future wife, Mockingbird.

    Softcover, 96 pages, full color.

    Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Hawkeye TPB (1988 Marvel) By Mark Gruenwald 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. Collects Hawkeye (1983 1st Series) #1-4.

    Written by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Mark Gruenwald, Brett Breeding, and Danny Bulanadi. Foreword by Gruenwald.

    Hawkeye plays a deadly game of cloak and dagger to bring down a madman. Plus, learn how Earth's Mightiest Marksman met and fell in love with his future wife, Mockingbird.

    Softcover, 96 pages, full color.

    Cover price $7.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Hawkmoon The Jewel in the Skull TPB (1988 First Publishing) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Hawkmoon: The Jewel in the Skull (1986) #1-4. Created by Michael Moorcock. Adapted by Gerry Conway. Art by Rafael Kayanan. Softcover, 112 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #3
    Hawkmoon The Sword of the Dawn (1987) 3

    Cover by Dave Dorman. The Sword of the Dawn part three, script by Roger Salick, art by Rafael Kayanan; Dorian and Huillum are captured by sea pirates, led by Valjon, and must fight their way free. Adapted from the novel by Michael Moorcock. 36 pgs., full color. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Vol. 42 #1
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  • Issue #21
    Heathcliff (1985-1991 Marvel/Star Comics) 21

    Comic book version of the popular comic strip cat, Heathcliff. In this issue, Heathcliff and Iggy discover a plot to kidnap Dynamo, the world's most exciting dog and star of movies and TV, and end up in a wild chase in the Citrus T.V. Studios in "Lost in T.V. Land." Script by Angelo DeCesare and art by Warren Kremer & Jacqueline Roettcher. Then in "Whatever Floats Your Boat," Heathcliff learns how it is better to make friends than enemies Script by Michael Gallagher and art by Warren Kremer & Jacqueline Roettcher. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #9
    Heathcliff's Funhouse (1987 Marvel/Star Comics) 9

    Comic book version of the popular comic strip cat, Heathcliff. In this issue, Iggy and Heathcliff rent a raft for a trip on the river. And when they enter a water cave, they discover a land where dinosaurs still live in "I Was a Dinosaur's Mother." Script by Angelo DeCesare and art by Warren Kremer & Jacqueline Roettcher. Then in "Which Mouse is Witch," Heathcliff messes with Salem Sally the witch mouse and then Sally teaches him a lesson. Script by Michael Gallagher and art by Warren Kremer & Ruth Leon. Cover price $1.00.

  • Vol. 11 #4
    Heavy Metal Magazine (1977) Vol. 11 #4

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    Cover by Olivia. Stories and Art by Sicomoro, Drew Friedman, Miguel Angel Prado, Daniel Torres, Stephen Hall, Fernando Rubio, Raphael Liberatore and Yves Chaland. Winter 1988. The illustrated fantasy magazine. In this issue: "The Scarlet Mummy"; "Forgotten Films"; "Hey, Mister, Can You Spare A Buck?"; "Deadly Medley"; "Nocturne"; "Details"; "Earth vs. Saturn"; "Adolphus Claar and the Polo-Playing Thief"; and "The Lord of Eltingville: His Way" (1 page). 112 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1
    Hellblazer (1988) 1
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    From out of the pages of Swamp Thing comes John Constantine: man of mystery, risk-taker, thrill-seeker, master of the supernatural! After leading Swamp Thing through dark journeys in the legendary 'American Gothic' saga, this man obsessed with power and driven by inner demons sets off on his own excursions into the dark corners of the world. Constantine's knowledge of the occult is his stock in trade and his influence upon the supernatural realms makes him the only man to call when the horrors beyond our mortal realm threaten! Not that he's always successful in his missions...a man like John Constantine has many past failures that are always haunting him...literally! In this special 40-page premiere issue, Constantine must travel from the heart of London to the jungles of Africa and to a church in Greenwich Village...all in search of a deadly, insatiable spirit which consumes whatever and whoever crosses its path! Written by Jamie Delano, with art by John Ridgway, and a painted cover by Dave McKean. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #4
    Hero Sandwich (1987) 4

    Story by Dan Vado. Art and cover by Chuck Austen and Norman Felchle. Superhero soap opera from Slave Labor Graphics publisher Vado and future mainstream star Austen. The killer is revealed – and Allisons combat skills get their time to shine. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #4
    Honeymooners (1987 Triad) 4
  • Issue #3
    I.F.S. Zone (1988) 3
    Published Jan 1988 by KHB.

    IFS - the International Fallout Shelter Zone. "Wanted for Treason," by Ken Branch and Tom Ferrara. Untitled story by Jeffrey G. Bethune. "The Invisible Samaritans," by Tom Ferrara and Tim Appel. "The Test," by Mike Calleri and John Drury. Super-hero action/adventure. Not bad amateur art in each story. B&W. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #29-1ST
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    Volume 29 - 1st printing. Highlight of the year's best illustration. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 10-in., full color.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Impact HC (1988 EC) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Impact HC (1988 EC) - Collects Impact (1955 EC) #1-5. Hardcover, 9 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., 162 pages, B&W. NO Cover Price. NOTE: Originally only available in the Valor/MD/Impact HC Slipcase Set (1988 EC).

  • Issue #339
    Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 339

    Cover pencils by Steve Geiger, inks by Bob McLeod. Native Son, script by Peter David, pencils by Todd McFarlane, inks by Jim Sanders III; The Hulk and his pals are on the trail of the stockpiled Gamma bombs when they run across a SHIELD agent playing dad to a confused boy with mutant powers; The Hulk takes a liking to the kid. Story elements continued from Spectacular Spider-Man #118. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #339MJ
    Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 339MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover pencils by Steve Geiger, inks by Bob McLeod. Native Son, script by Peter David, pencils by Todd McFarlane, inks by Jim Sanders III; The Hulk and his pals are on the trail of the stockpiled Gamma bombs when they run across a SHIELD agent playing dad to a confused boy with mutant powers; The Hulk takes a liking to the kid. Story elements continued from Spectacular Spider-Man #118. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #46
    Infinity Inc. (1984-1988 1st Series) 46

    Millennium Week 3. The Infinitors have to interrupt their search for Solomon Grundy to battle the Floronic Man...and an all-evil Harlequin has appeared and she's a Manhunter! Written by Roy and Dann Thomas, with art by Vince Argondezzi and Tony DeZuniga. Cover by Argondezzi and DeZuniga. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Vol. 65 #1A
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    January 1988 - "Blanche's Strangler was a Four-Time Loser!" Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Ballantine Books edition - 1st printing. By Budd Hopkins. There have been tens of thousands of verified UFO sightings and landings. But it is the actual temporary abductions that are the most controversial and dramatic stories behind this phenomenon. In the summer of 1983, Kathie Davis was floated out of her room in rural Indianapolis, while she slept, then subjected to a physical examination inside a UFO. The story she told the world afterwards, and corroborated by specialists and hundreds of other victims all over the country, is not to be missed or dismissed lightly. Softcover, 4 in. x 7 in., 318 pages, text with photos and illustrations. Cover price $4.95.

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

    Armor Wars. Part 2 of 8. "Glitch" Guest-starring Stingray. Plot by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Mark Bright (breakdowns) and Bob Layton (finishes). Cover 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 crimes! With or without the government's help and inside or outside the law, the Invincible Iron Man's taking it all back! First Iron Man takes on the Raiders! Then, will Shell-Head cross the line...and target Marvel's techno-heroes in his private war? The underwater marine biologist/superhero Stingray is about to find out! Plus, what is Project: Firepower, and what does it mean for the armored avenger? Cameo appearances by Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Tigra, Wonder Man, Edwin Cord, Jim Rhodes, Marcy Pearson, Abe Zimmer, Rae LaCoste, and Mrs. Arbogast. (Note: This eight-part story was reprinted in 2015 in the softcover: Iron Man Stark Wars Epic Collection.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • 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.