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Comic books January 1988

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy HC (1987-1992 NBM) The Complete 1924-1943 3-1ST

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    Volume 3 - 1st printing. "1927-1928!" The Complete Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy by Roy Crane were published by the Flying Buttress Classics Library. Widely considered to be one of the first great adventure strips, Wash Tubbs the wise-cracking, girl-chasing opportunist is back for more fun and adventure. Volume 3 (1927-1928) reprints Crane's classic comic strips with an introduction by Bill Blackbeard. Wash and Gozy Gallup battle Mexican bandits and Wash meets his arch-nemesis Bull Dawson for the first time. Hardcover, (Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $32.50.

  • Issue #2
    Wasteland (1987 DC) 2
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.

    Cover by Don Simpson. Stories by John Ostrander and Del Close. Art by William Messner-Loebs, George Freeman and David Lloyd. The controversy continues...and the definition of 'weird' is taken to its limit with three more journeys into the terror inside us all! Featuring: "That's Entertainment"; "Ghengis Sings!"; and "Warning Signals"! 32 pages, full color. Mature Readers. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #34
    Web of Spider-Man (1985 1st Series) 34

    "Fourth and Eternity" Story by Jim Shooter. Art by Sal Buscema and Vince Colletta. An Alien named A'sai ambushes Uatu the Watcher and holds him prisoner. The Watcher wagers his freedom on a pick-up football game being played in New York City. Why is Spider-Man playing for the underdog? (Note: This issue contains a full page ad for Iron Man's first Armor Wars saga.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #34MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #27
    Weirdo (1981) 27
    Published Jan 1988 by Last Gasp.

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    Cover by Robert Crumb. Several short strips by David Carrino and Peter Bagge. Harvey Sez column; Harvey Pekar praises Terry Laban's "Unsupervised Existence," Daniel Clowes' "Eightball" and Chester Brown's "Ed the Happy Clown"; A Kominsky-Crumb masthead illustration is included. Untitled Mode O'Day story, script and art by Robert Crumb; Mode is persuaded to become a partner in a new restaurant. "The Prince and the Art Girl," script and art by Carol Lay; Carol is wooed by a prince. "Texas Characters," script and art by Penny Moran Van Horn; Recollections of a co-worker. "Report from the Disaster Scene," script and art by Lloyd Dangle; Lloyd's prelude to the 1989 San Francisco earthquake. "Merci Areevwahr Ameriker," script and art by Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Aline's observations about what's being left behind in the USA. "Oh, Baby," script and art by Art Spiegelman and Charles Burns. 44 pgs., B&W. 8-in. x 11-in. $2.95. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    White Company HC (1988 Illustrated Novel) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Art by N.C. Wyeth. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known as the creator of SHerlock Holmes, but his personal favorite story he ever wrote was this sweeping historial adventure set in the Middle Ages. The classic tale is accompanied by beautiful water color illustrations from renown artist N.C. Wyeth. Hardcover, 366 pages, Text (with full color Chapter Illustrations). Cover price $17.00.

  • Issue #97
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    Games Workshop's Monthly Games Magazine. In this issue: Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader - Ultra-Marines! Plus: Warhammer Fantasy Battle - The Valley of Death. And: Stormbringer - More Epic Adventure. Also: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay; 'Eavy Metal; Call of Cthulhu; Citadel Miniatures; The Art of Ian Miller. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Who's Who in Oz HC (1988 Peter Bedrick Books) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Jack Snow. This guided tour through the fairyland created by L. Frank Baum contains descriptions of over 630 Oz charatcers with hints on the parts they play in the 29 Oz books published between 1900 and 1951. Includes over 490 illustrations of the celebrated Oz characters by John R. Neill, Frank Kramer, and "Dirk". Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 278 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations). Cover price $15.95.

  • Issue #15
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    Published annually by Will Eisner and the New York School of Visual Arts.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Winging It TPB (1988-1999 Solo) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Story and art by Roberta Gregory. Lupe Contreras is the sort of person who can take care of HERSELF, thank you! When this finally becomes unbearable, she commits suicide. But this is only the beginning. She experiences a Heaven and Hell to fulfill her worst expectations. It might be only a hallucination. But maybe not. (That's the problem!) And then she returns to her life she wanted to leave. But not exactly. Shortly thereafter, she finds herself out in the desert with some unearthly individuals: a fallen angel, a couple of extraterrestrials, and a prophet from another world. And then things REALLY start happening! Softcover, 166 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #2
    Wizard of 4th Street (1987) 2

    Written by Simon Hawke. Art and cover by Phil Normand. A six issue, limited series adaptation of a major new urban fantasy novel by Simon Hawke author of the best-selling Berkeley/Ace SF Series Time Wars. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1
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    Story and art by Gilbert Shelton. Gilbert Shelton's exciting cartoon novel of election-year politics, international nuclear terror, professional football, science fiction, motorcycle and auto racing, pestilence, famine, economic and romantic love! 46 pages, B&W Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1
    Wonder Wart-Hog and The Nurds of November (1988) 1

    Story and Art by Gilbert Shelton - Saddle Stitched - 40 Pages - B&W Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #12
    Wonder Woman (1987 2nd Series) 12
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    • Paper: White
    • Signed by George Perez on 06/08/2020.
    • Label #2122075025

    Millennium Week 1. Wonder Woman meets her namesake, while Hippolyte battles the hellspawn of the Hydra in "The Challenge Of The Gods Book 3: Echoes Of The Past". Part 3 of 4, continued from the previous issue. Story concludes next issue. Some story elements also continue into Millennium #5. Script by Len Wein, plot and layouts by George Perez, finishes by Bruce Patterson. Perez cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #12
    Wonder Woman (1987 2nd Series) Canadian Price Variant 12

    Canadian Edition with $1.00 cover price. Millennium Week 1. Wonder Woman meets her namesake, while Hippolyte battles the hellspawn of the Hydra in "The Challenge Of The Gods Book 3: Echoes Of The Past". Part 3 of 4, continued from the previous issue. Story concludes next issue. Some story elements also continue into Millennium #5. Script by Len Wein, plot and layouts by George Perez, finishes by Bruce Patterson. Perez cover Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #12
    Wordsmith (1985 Renegade) 12

    Last issue of the Wordsmith, Clay Washburn, who in the 1930s and 1940s, tries to make a living by cranking out fiction for the popular "pulp" magazines of the day and struggles with whatever life puts in his path. In addition to Clay's world, in each issue, you also often see the adventures of the fictional characters that he is working on. In this issue, "Old Dogs and New Tricks," with the war looming and the pulp magazines struggling to survive, Clay helps out some writing friends and they enter the world of comic books. Look for a cameo by legendary comic artist Jack Kirby (referred to as Jake Corby in the story). Script by Dave Darrigo and art by R.G. Taylor. Issue also has multi-page text feature and art on the old pulp magazines. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #2
    World of Krypton (1987 2nd Series) 2
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #3729705001

    Cover pencils by John Byrne, inks by Walt Simonson. After the Fall, script by John Byrne, pencils by Mike Mignola (breakdowns) and Rick Bryant (finishes), inks by Rick Bryant; 1,000 years in the future, Van-L walks across the devasted planet of Krypton, reminiscing about the start of the war. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #2
    World of Krypton (1987 2nd Series) Canadian Price Variant 2

    Canadian edition with $1.00 cover price. Cover pencils by John Byrne, inks by Walt Simonson. After the Fall, script by John Byrne, pencils by Mike Mignola (breakdowns) and Rick Bryant (finishes), inks by Rick Bryant; 1,000 years in the future, Van-L walks across the devasted planet of Krypton, reminiscing about the start of the war. 36 pgs. Cover price $1.00.

  • Vol. 68 #1
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  • Issue #24
    X-Factor (1986 1st Series) 24
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    • Signed by writer Louise Simonson, artist Walt Simonson, and editor Tom DeFalco with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Fall of the Mutants! Part 1 of 3. "Masks!" 1st full appearance of Archangel. Story by Louise Simonson. Art by Walter Simonson and Bob Wiacek. One of the biggest mutant events to ever hit the comic racks begins here. The powerful mutant known as Apocalypse finally makes his move and unleashes his Four Horseman on an unsuspecting world. The only thing standing between humanity and total annihilation is X-Factor. However when the fourth and final Horseman, Death, reveals his true identity, the group will be rocked to its very core. This is a pivotal chapter in the lives of the original X-Men. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #24MJ
    X-Factor (1986 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 24MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Fall of the Mutants! Part 1 of 3. "Masks!" 1st full appearance of Archangel. Story by Louise Simonson. Art by Walter Simonson and Bob Wiacek. One of the biggest mutant events to ever hit the comic racks begins here. The powerful mutant known as Apocalypse finally makes his move and unleashes his Four Horseman on an unsuspecting world. The only thing standing between humanity and total annihilation is X-Factor. However when the fourth and final Horseman, Death, reveals his true identity, the group will be rocked to its very core. This is a pivotal chapter in the lives of the original X-Men. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #17
    X-Men Classic (1986-1995 Marvel) Classic X-Men 17
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    • Paper: White
    • Witnessed Sigs: Ann Nocenti on 05/17/2019, Chris Claremont on 08/08/2019. Newsstand Edition.
    • Label #F83B1F-054

    This issue integrates 2 new pages into a reprint of Uncanny X-Men 111. "Mindgames!" Script by Chris Claremont, new pencils by Kieron Dwyer, reprint pencils by John Byrne, inks by Terry Austin. New back-up story: "A Taste for Vengeance." Script by Claremont, art by John Bolton. New Jon Bogdanove/Austin illustration and front cover; new Bolton back cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #17MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. This issue integrates 2 new pages into a reprint of Uncanny X-Men 111. "Mindgames!" Script by Chris Claremont, new pencils by Kieron Dwyer, reprint pencils by John Byrne, inks by Terry Austin. New back-up story: "A Taste for Vengeance." Script by Claremont, art by John Bolton. New Jon Bogdanove/Austin illustration and front cover; new Bolton back cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #3
    Xenon (1987) 3
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jan 1988 by Eclipse.

    Metamorphosis III - Written by Masaomi Kanzaki, Fred Burke (translation) and Satoru Fujii (translation). Art by Masaomi Kanzaki and Wayne Truman (touch ups). Cover by Masaomi Kanzaki. Heavy metal warrior! The science fiction adventure continues! Plus: 2-page text piece "Japan -- A Land In Love with Robots" written by Frederik Schodt. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Yakuza (1987) 3
    Published Jan 1988 by Eternity.

    Cover art by Kevin Farrell. Untitled story, script by C. J. Henderson and Pater Palmer, pencils by Kevin Farrell, inks by James Baldwin; Gilly and Yoshio have a disasterous dinner date, while Chobei reveals his plans for the future. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" text story; The fate of those who deny Hattori what he wants. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #8
    Young All Stars (1987) 8
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.

    Millennium Week 2 - "Manhunters of the World, Unite!" Written by Roy and Dann Thomas. Art by Brian Murray and Malcolm Jones III. The Manhunters are looking for a few good heroes to kill a dangerous enemy. The heroes are the Young All-Stars. And the enemy? Green Lantern! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.25.