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Comic books January 1988

  • Issue #1
    Superman The Earth Stealers (1988) 1

    Released post Crisis on Infinite Earths, this is a pre-Crisis type Superman story in which The Man of Steel must find a way to free planet Earth from the clutches of aliens from outer space. Prestige format one-shot, written by John Byrne with pencils by Curt Swan and inks by Jerry Ordway. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #5
    Supernaturals (1987 UK) 5

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    December 26-January 8, 1988. Anthology magazine: "The Legend of the Supernaturals," "Ghostlings," "The Doll," "The Visitor," "A Ghostling Tale," and "The Curse" Christmas Greetings color centerspread pin-up. 9.25-in. x 11.75-in.; part color; 32 pages; price 40p.

  • Issue #68
    Swamp Thing (1982 2nd Series) 68

    "Reflections in a Golden Eye!" Written by Rick Veitch. Art by Rick Veitch and Alfredo Alcala. If Swamp Thing ever has a chance of finding a bright future, he's going to have to take a painful journey through the dark horrors from out of his past! Suggested for Mature Readers. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #18
    Swiftsure (1985) 18
    Published Jan 1988 by Harrier.

    Cover art by Geoff Harrold. Spring in Paris: Part Three, script by Rob Sharp, art by Geoff Harrold; On the trail of his parents murderer, Michael and his murderous alter-ego, Lone Shark, has discovered the next ex-member of the female assassin squad, the Amazons, now lives in Paris. Babel: The Alternative Vision, script and art by Rob Sharp. In The Hall of the Moutain King, script by Rob Sharp, art by Dave Harwood. Lost Soul Part 3 starring Morningstar, script and art by Nigel Kitching. 28 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #3
    Swords of Texas (1987) 3

    Cover by Ben Dunn and Mark McKenna. Written by Chuck Dixon and Stephen Scott Beau Smith. Art by Ben Dunn, Flint Henry and Mark McKenna. The Scout mini-series continues! Featuring Swords of Texas story "Head Out on the Highway" by Chuck Dixon, Ben Dunn and Mark McKenna. Plus: Beau La Duke in The Dogs of Danger back-up story "Kickin' Asphalt" by Stephen Scott Beau Smith and Flint Henry. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1
    Tales of GI Joe (1988) 1

    Featuring material original presented in GI Joe (1982 Marvel) #1 - "Operation: Lady Doomsday!" Written by Larry Hama. Art by Herb Trimpe and Bob McLeod. Re-presenting the saga of America's greatest heroes! G.I. Joe - the ultimate weapon of democracy! Featuring a 2-page diagram of "The Pit," the G.I. Joe Command Center. Plus, "Hot Potato!" Written by Hama. Art by Don Perlin and Jack Abel. 48 pages, FC. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #1
    Tales of the Techno Mutant Warriors (1988) 1

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    By Ray Dell. Mature readers. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #4
    Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) 4

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    An anthology series exploring the Turtles world, published in alternate months with the original TMNT title. I, Monster. Casey and the Turtles meet the mysterious Rat King. Story, art and wraparound cover by Jim Lawson. Black and white; 32 pages. Cover price $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #198801
    Tannen's Magic Manuscript 198801

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    Vol. 9 # 4. Magic demonstrations, articles, and news. Carl Ballantine article and cover. Magazine format; black and white; 60 pages on slick paper. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #1
    Team Yankee (1988) 1

    Cover art by Rod Whigham. Zero Hour, script by David Drake, pencils by Rod Whigham, inks by Gerald Forton; The Russians begin their attack across the border into Western Germany and are met with resistance from Team Yankee. Larry Doyle discusses the new mini-series, Team Yankee. Definitions of various military terms used in this issue. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #4A-1ST
    Tears from Heaven HC (1988 FB) The Complete Love and Rockets 4A-1ST

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    Love and Rockets: Book 4 - 1st printing. By Los Bros Hernandez. This volume contains all the essential elements of Los Bros. Hernandez: Starting off with Gilbert's epic 'Errata Stigmata' title story, and continuing through many, many short stories by both Gilbert and Jaime, including 'Penny Century: On the Road Ag'in,' the entire 'Rocky' saga, 'The Reticent Heart,' plus a bonus six-page story by Gilbert done for this volume, 'The Many Faces of 'Big' Danny Chesterfield,' Love & Rockets Volume 4 can't miss. With nearly all the collected volumes back in print, it's now easier than ever to see why Time Magazine called this cartooning pair one of the Top 100 Innovators of the Century. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 124 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $30.00.

  • Issue #4B-1ST
    Tears from Heaven HC (1988 FB) The Complete Love and Rockets 4B-1ST

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    Signed and numbered by the Los Bros Hernandez - Volume 4 - 1st printing. "Tears from Heaven!" By Los Bros Hernandez. This volume contains all the essential elements of Los Bros. Hernandez: Starting off with Gilbert's epic 'Errata Stigmata' title story, and continuing through many, many short stories by both Gilbert and Jaime, including 'Penny Century: On the Road Ag'in,' the entire 'Rocky' saga, 'The Reticent Heart,' plus a bonus six-page story by Gilbert done for this volume, 'The Many Faces of 'Big' Danny Chesterfield,' Love & Rockets Volume 4 can't miss. With nearly all the collected volumes back in print, it's now easier than ever to see why Time Magazine called this cartooning pair one of the Top 100 Innovators of the Century. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 124 pages, B&W. Mature Readers NOTE: Limited to 150 copies. Cover price $30.00.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Tears from Heaven TPB (1988 FB) The Complete Love and Rockets 4-1ST

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    Love and Rockets: Book 4 - 1st printing. By Los Bros Hernandez. This volume contains all the essential elements of Los Bros. Hernandez: Starting off with Gilbert's epic 'Errata Stigmata' title story, and continuing through many, many short stories by both Gilbert and Jaime, including 'Penny Century: On the Road Ag'in,' the entire 'Rocky' saga, 'The Reticent Heart,' plus a bonus six-page story by Gilbert done for this volume, 'The Many Faces of 'Big' Danny Chesterfield,' Love & Rockets Volume 4 can't miss. With nearly all the collected volumes back in print, it's now easier than ever to see why Time Magazine called this cartooning pair one of the Top 100 Innovators of the Century. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $10.95.

  • Issue #18
    Teen Titans Spotlight (1986) 18

    Millennium Week 4. Aquaman and Aqualad take the fight to the Manhunters under the sea in "Sea Change". Millennium story thread continues in Millennium #5. Script by Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn, art by Art Thibert. Thibert cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #RAPHAEL
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figure (1988 Playmates) RAPHAEL

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    Item #5003 - Raphael with Sai and assorted ninja weapons - Featuring Turtlistic arm movement ! Deluxe weapons assortment, weapons belt and weapons rack included! Raphael is the witty, street smart turtle. His preferred weapon of choice is the sai and his shell is as hard as old chewing gum. 4 1/2-in. tall.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles An Adventure to Color SC (1988 Random House) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 (Item #394-89481-2) - 1st printing. "How It All Began!" Adapted from the teleplay by David Wise and Patti Howeth. Learn the origin of Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael, how they met news reporter April O'Neal, and how they became the world's most fearsome fighting team. "Heroes in a half-shell...Turtle Power!" Softcover (Saddle-Stitched/Stapled), 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.99.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles An Adventure to Color SC (1988 Random House) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 (Item #394-89482-0) - 1st printing. "Shredder Gets Splintered!" Adapted from the teleplay by David Wise and Patti Howeth. While the Heroes in a Half Shell face off agianst Krang, the evil despot from Dimension X, Splinter, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' teacher, settles old scores with the villain Shredder! Softcover (Saddle-Stitched/Stapled), 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.99.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles An Adventure to Color SC (1988 Random House) 3-1ST

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    Volume 3 (Item #394-89483-9) - 1st printing. "Rat Trap!" Adapted from the teleplay by David Wise and Patti Howeth. Art by Richard Courtney. Using the robotic Mousers, Shredder sets a deadly trap fo Splinter! Can the Heroes in a Half Shell save their mentor before it's too late? Softcover (Saddle-Stitched/Stapled), 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.99.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles An Adventure to Color SC (1988 Random House) 4-1ST

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    Volume 4 (Item #394-89484-7) - 1st printing. "Mutant Madness!" Adapted from the teleplay by David Wise and Patti Howeth. Art by Fernando Fernandez. The evil Shredder unleashes the mutant muscle-heads Bebop and Rocksteady on the world and not even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may be able to stop them. Softcover (Saddle-Stitched/Stapled), 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TPB (1988 Mirage) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. Collects Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1984-1993) #1-11 and the 1-shots: Raphael (1985), Michaelangelo (1985), Donatello (1986), and Leonardo (1986).

    Story and art by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.

    Collecting the first epic saga feautring the Heroes in a Half-Shell's earliest battles with the dreaded Foot Clan and their nefarious leader - Shredder!

    Softcover, 8-in. x 9 1/2-in., 550 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #387
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 387

    Cover pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Brett Breeding. "Judgment Day," script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Brett Breeding; Thor crashes on Pangoria, a planet under the absolute control of Pegas; But even Pegas is helpless before the might of Arishem the Celestial judge; Thor and Pegas forces try to fight back to no avail, until they understand the bigger threat--Exitar!; Meanwhile, Balder is attacked by the minions of Demons of Death. 36 pgs., full color. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #387MJ
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 387MJ

    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Thor faces Arishem the Celestial in "Judgment Day!" Script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Brett Breeding. Appearances by Balder and Heimdall. Frenz/Breeding cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #7
    Those Annoying Post Brothers (1987) 7

    The Moray Caper. Story, art and cover by Matt Howarth. The savage misadventures of the infinitely-regenerating, dimension-hopping, violent reprobates Ron and Russ Post. Ron and Jeri use a combination of cleverness and flat-out violence to pull off The Moray Caper. 32 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #19
    Thundercats (1985 1st Series Marvel) 19

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    "Doomgaze!" Based on the screenplay by Steve Perry. Adapted by Steve Perry. Art by James Mooney and Michael Esposito. When the Ro-Bears come under attack the Thundercats soon find themselves face-to-face with Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living. Plus, who is Ta-She and, what is her mysterious connection to the Thundercats' greatest enemy? 32 pages, FC Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Too Bizarro TPB (1988 Chronicle Books) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Dan Piraro. Welcome back tot he fertile imagination of Dan Piraro. Following the success of his first book, BIZARRO, and a phenomenally rapid increase in newspaper syndicaton, Piraro now presents his second delightful collection of cartoons. A must for both old and new fans these 200 cartoons showcase Piraro's acclaimed drawing style and his wonderfully skewed life-view. Softcover (Horizontal Format), 8-in. x 5 1/2-in., 104 pages, B&W. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #ITEM#1
    Totally Minnie Promotional Press Kit (1988 Walt Disney) ITEM#1 Totally Minnie Promotional Press Kit (1988 Walt Disney) ITEM#1

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    Sent out to promote TOTALLY MINNIE, a 1988 musical television special on NBC hosted by Suzanne Somers and starring Minnie Mouse, this press kit includes 7 pages of full color character and logo designs, a 28-page retrospective on the character of Minnie Mouse, a 6-page report on Minnie's new album, and 9 pages of Minnie and her friends having fun! Everything comes inside an illustrated 2-pocket, paperstock folder.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Transformation The Breakthrough HC (1988 Novel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Whitley Strieber. This is the follow up to Whitley's startling and controversial book - Communion. Transformations chronicles Whitley's efforts to form a relationship with the unknown reality he has come to call "the visitors." Hardcover, 300 pages, Text Only. Cover price $18.95.

  • Issue #36
    Transformers (1984 Marvel) 1st Printing 36
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    • Paper: White
    • Newsstand Edition.
    • Label #1D52C4-019

    Early comic book version of the famous "transforming" robots. The four kids who helped Blaster and the other Transformers in the last issue are on board Blast Off, the Decepticon spaceship, and traveling in space when they get captured by other Transformers. And then the Transformers have to figure out what to do with the kids in "Spacehikers." Script by Bob Budiansky and art by Jose Delbo & Ian Akin & Brian Garvey. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #36MJ
    Transformers (1984 Marvel) Mark Jewelers 36MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Early comic book version of the famous "transforming" robots. The four kids who helped Blaster and the other Transformers in the last issue are on board Blast Off, the Decepticon spaceship, and traveling in space when they get captured by other Transformers. And then the Transformers have to figure out what to do with the kids in "Spacehikers." Script by Bob Budiansky and art by Jose Delbo & Ian Akin & Brian Garvey. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #7
    Transformers Comic Magazine Digest (1987) 7

    Transformers reprints (issues 13 and 14) and character profiles. Digest size. 64 pages; full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #4
    Transformers Headmasters (1987) 4
  • Issue #146
    Transformers Magazine (1984 UK) 146

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  • Issue #147
    Transformers Magazine (1984 UK) 147

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  • Issue #148
    Transformers Magazine (1984 UK) 148

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  • Issue #149
    Transformers Magazine (1984 UK) 149

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  • Issue #150
    Transformers Magazine (1984 UK) 150

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  • Issue #5
    Trekker (1987 Dark Horse) 5

    Story and art by Ron Randall. Mercy tracks the thieves of an intersteller doomsday weapon, and gets some surprises about the mysterious Rigel organization in "The Babel Cannon." 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #6
    Trouble with Girls (1987 Malibu/Eternity) 6

    Meet super spy and super guy Lester Girls as he saves the world and gets the girl. But he doesn't want adventure, fame, glory and girls. He just wants peace and quiet. In this issue, with the help of Apache Dick, Lester Girls resumes his search for Bud Rose, the man who can help Lester solve the problem of why things are the way they are for him in "A Girls' Best Friend." Script by Will Jacobs & Gerard Jones and art by Tim Hamilton. Issue also has "When Lester Met Apache," a story of "Little Girls – The Adventures of Lester When He Was A Boy." Cover price $1.95.

  • Vol. 126 #1
    True Detective (1924-1995 MacFadden) True Crime Magazine Vol. 126 #1
  • Vol. 137 #6
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  • Issue #1814
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    Published Jan 1988 by TV Guide.

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    January 2, 1988. Cover: Women of "Falcon Crest." Inside: Sunday interview shows; women of "Falcon Crest"; pro football violence. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1815
    TV Guide (1953) 1815
    Published Jan 1988 by TV Guide.

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    January 9, 1988. Cover: Emma Samms of "Dynasty." Inside: Bob Costas; Emma Samms; TV news; review of "Jake and the Fatman." Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1817
    TV Guide (1953) 1817
    Published Jan 1988 by TV Guide.

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    January 23, 1988. Campaign politics and TV; Johnny Depp ("21 Jump Street"); Mel Harris ("thirtysomething")review of "Tour of Duty"; Bobby Knight. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1818
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    Published Jan 1988 by TV Guide.

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    January 30, 1988. Cover: Pricilla and Elvis Presley. Inside: "Elvis and Me"; Pat Robertson; Joe Theismann on the Super Bowl; Joan Van Ark ("Knots Landing"). Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Two Thousand Maniacs PB (1988 Novel) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Herschell Gordon Lewis. The gut-wrenching novelization of a film so violent it could only have been made in the independent underground of sixties cinema. Softcover, 5-in. x 7 1/2-in., 144 pages, Text Only. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #18
    Ultra Klutz (1986) 18
  • Issue #184
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  • Issue #225
    Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) 225

    The Fall of the Mutants tie-in. "False Dawn!" Part 1 of 3. Magik cameo. Story by Chris Claremont. Art by Marc Silvestri and Dan Green. The events of this story take place after Incredible Hulk (1st Series 1962-1999) #340. Like true champions, the X-Men set out to face their most difficult challenge yet, their own impending doom. The government sanctioned strike force Freedom Force show up to stop the X-Men from making the ultimate sacrifice. Meanwhile, the Adversary moves all the pieces into place, and who is the mysterious Roma. Plus, don't miss the triumphant return of Colossus! NOTE: 1st appearance of Roma Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #225MJ
    Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 225MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Fall of the Mutants tie-in. "False Dawn!" Part 1 of 3. Magik cameo. Story by Chris Claremont. Art by Marc Silvestri and Dan Green. The events of this story take place after Incredible Hulk (1st Series 1962-1999) #340. Like true champions, the X-Men set out to face their most difficult challenge yet, their own impending doom. The government sanctioned strike force Freedom Force show up to stop the X-Men from making the ultimate sacrifice. Meanwhile, the Adversary moves all the pieces into place, and who is the mysterious Roma. Plus, don't miss the triumphant return of Colossus! NOTE: 1st appearance of Roma Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #224
    Uncle Scrooge (1954 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone/Gemstone) 224

    Cover art by Don Rosa. Cash Flow starring Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie, and the Beagle Boys, script and art by Don Rosa. Forgotten Precaution starring Uncle Scrooge, script and art by Carl Barks. Kitty-Go-Round starring Uncle Scrooge, script and art by Carl Barks. 36 pgs. $0.95. Cover price $0.95.