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Comic books January 1988

  • Issue #14
    Strikeforce Morituri (1986) 14

    Cover pencils by Brent Anderson. All My Trials..!, script by Peter B. Gillis, pencils by Brent Anderson, inks by Al Williamson; the alien Horde takes a family hostage; the Morituri is on trial for treason. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #7
    Strontium Dog (1987 Quality) 7

    Alan Grant story; Carlos Ezquerra art Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #9
    Suicide Squad (1987 1st Series) 9

    Millennium 4. Cover art by Jerry Bingham. The Final Price, script by John Ostrander, pencils by Luke McDonnell, inks by Bob Lewis; The Suicide Squad is sent in to destroy the Manhunter's temple; Karin Grace is revealed to be a Manhunter, but she changes sides before she dies. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #9
    Suicide Squad (1987 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 9

    Canadian edition with $1.00 cover price. Millennium 4. Cover art by Jerry Bingham. The Final Price, script by John Ostrander, pencils by Luke McDonnell, inks by Bob Lewis; The Suicide Squad is sent in to destroy the Manhunter's temple; Karin Grace is revealed to be a Manhunter, but she changes sides before she dies. 36 pgs. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #13
    Superman (1987 2nd Series) 13

    Millennium: Week 2. "Toys in the Attic!" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Karl Kesel. John Byrne gives one of the Man of Steel's oldest enemies in upgrade in this Millennium tie-in issue. The Toyman has never been this dangerous before. Plus, Lana Lang...a Manhunter? Say it isn't so. It's a mystery that leads Superman back to where it all began...back to Smallville. Story continues in Adventures of Superman (1939-2006) #436, Action Comics (1938- ) #596, and Millennium (1987) #2. Cover price $0.75.

  • 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 #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
    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 #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 #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 #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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    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 #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 #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
  • Issue #18
    Ultra Klutz (1986) 18
  • 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.

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

    Cover by Ernie Colon. "Keep Away," script by Robert L. Fleming, art by Ernie Colon; The cops from New York's 8th Precinct have to locate a gun nut who's abducted a child, but the situation is complicated by 10th Precinct colleagues. 36 pgs., full color. $1.00. Cover price $1.00.

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

    1st printing Collects Valor (1955-1965 E.C. Comics) #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 #2
    Vietnam Journal (1987) 2

    Cover by Don Lomax. The Dogs of War!, script and art by Don Lomax; A trained army dog and his wounded American soldier owner wait to die in amongst the dead from a recent battle with the Vietcong when Scott 'Journal' Neithammer comes across them. See why Vietnam Journal was tabbed by Comic Book Resources as 'one of the most gritty and brutally honest war stores ever published.' 36 pgs., black and white. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #49
    Vigilante (1983 1st Series) 49

    Vigilante bears witness to the Homeless Avenger's fate...and that event is only the lead-in to the most senses-shattering anniversary issue you've ever seen! Written by Paul Kupperberg, with art by Steve Erwin and Ricardo Villagran. Cover by Dennis Fincke and Dick Giordano. Suggested for Mature Readers. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Visionaries (1988 Marvel/Star Comics) 1

    "The End...Beginning!" Based on the animated screenplay by Flint Dille. Adapted by Jim Salicrup. Art by Mark Bagley. "It is a time when magic is more powerful than science, and only they who control the magic... control destiny. They are the Visionaries!" In this epic fantasy, the Knights of the Magical Light, endowed with the powers of Wisdom, Speed, Knowledge, Strength, Decay, Destruction, Fear, Invulnerability, and the Animal Totems of Power, will decide the fate of Prysmos! Their war will either rebuild this wondrous world, or destroy it. FC, 48 pages Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Walt Disney's Mickey and Donald (1988) 1
  • Issue #3
    Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Adventures (1987 Gladstone) 3
  • Issue #125
    Warlord (1976 1st Series DC) 125

    Morgan goes against the Scavenger in a battle for Tara's life in "Queen's Requiem." Script by Michael Fleisher and art by Jan Duursema & Tom Mandrake. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #125
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    Canadian edition with $1.35 cover price. Morgan goes against the Scavenger in a battle for Tara's life in "Queen's Requiem." Script by Michael Fleisher and art by Jan Duursema & Tom Mandrake. Cover price $1.35.

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

    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
    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
    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

    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
    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

    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.

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

    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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    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.