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Comic books January 1988

  • Issue #21
    Robotech Masters (1985) 21
    Published Jan 1988 by Comico.

    Adaptation of the Masters saga of the1980s popular animated TV series, Robotech. When Bowie and Musica go on the run, Dana and her squad are ordered to bring them back and Commander Leonard wants to initiate another all-out attack in "Final Nightmare." Script by Mike Baron and art by Harrison Fong & Bill Anderson. Back cover has a Robotech pinup. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #21
    Robotech The New Generation (1985) 21

    Adaptation of the New Generation saga of the1980s popular animated TV series, Robotech. Scott Bernard and company encounter a vigilante who used to be a Robotech soldier and is enacting his own brand of justice and Rook tries to help him in "Hired Gun." Script by Markalan Joplin and art by Thomas Tenney & Rich Rankin. Back cover has a pinup of Rand and Annie. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Roxanna and the Quest for the Time Bird GN (1987-1989 NBM) 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. "The Riege Master!" By Letendre and Loisel. The world of Akbar is in peril, for the Cursed God threatens to rise again. A powerful sorceress sends her daughter Roxanna, a beautiful auburn-haired warrior woman, on a harrowing quest to find a magical artifact that can bend space and time. A fantastic fantasy adventure in the tradition of Lord of the Rings and Dungeons and Dragons! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #6
    Rust Vol. 1 (1987 Now 1st Series) 6

    Story by Fred Schiller. Art by George Booker. Cover by Tony Akins. The cult series about a reluctant superhero with a metal skin. Scott and Cheryl find friends while riding the rails to Minnesota; there, a mysterious group is waiting for Rusts arrival. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1
    Saga of Ra's Al Ghul (1988) 1

    "Into the Den of the Death-Deathers!" Written by Dennis O'Neil. Art by Bob Brown and Dick Giordano. Wraparound cover by Jerry Bingham and Dick Giordano. See how it all began! Re-presenting the original Ra's Al Ghul stories, the Batman's greatest nemesis. Learn of the early days of their struggle...and meet Talia, daughter of the demon and the Dark Knight's greatest love! Plus, "Daughter of the Demon!" Written by Denny O'Neil. Art by Neal Adams and Dick Giordano. When Robin is kidnapped, Batman sets out on a globe-trotting journey that will bring him face-to-face with the man that will become his greatest adversary - Ra's Al Ghul! Featuring the back-up tale "Night of the Living Dead!" Starring El Diablo. Written by Cary Bates. Art by Neal Adams. Deluxe Format, 48 pages, FC. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #14
    Sam Slade Robohunter (1986) 14
  • Issue #2
    Samurai (1987 2nd Series Aircel) 2
  • Issue #4
    Savage Henry (1987 Vortex/Rip Off Press) 4

    Story, art and cover by Matt Howarth. A spin-off from Howarths Post Bros., featuring the adventures of Henry, guitarist for a trans-dimensional rock band. Cthulu reveals how he came to join the band; Cthulu and Hiroshima get into a fight that levels the entire city of Bugtown. 24 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #2
    Scarlet in Gaslight (1987) 2

    Cover art by Seppo Makinen. Invasion, script by Martin Powell and Wayne R. Smith, art by Seppo Makinen; Moriarty brings Dracula, and Lucy, to London; He seeks a cure for his daughter, Agatha. Blood of My Blood article, script by Wayne R. Smith, art by Seppo Makinen; Musings on Dracula. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #100
    Science Fiction Chronicle (1979-2006 Algol Press/DNA Publications) 100

    January 1988. The Monthly SF and Fantasy Newsmagazine. Book and publishing news and reviews. World Fantasy Con report. Worldcon masquerade report. Carl Lundgren cover painting. 8-in. x 11-in.; black and white; 54 pages on white paper. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Scout The Four Monsters HC (1988 Eclipse) Limited Signed Edition 1-1ST

    Includes tip-in plate signed and numbered by Timothy Truman. Limited to 1,750 copies - 1st printing. Collects Scout (1985-1987) #1-7. Story and art by Timothy Truman. Created by Timothy Truman, Scout features the Native American hero, Emanuel Santana, and his one-man war against oppressive governmental forces in a post-apocalyptic United States. Hardcover, 166 pages, full color. Includes a Lone Star Comics Certificate of Authenticity Cover price $35.00.

  • Issue #22
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) 22

    Cover art by Walter Simonson. No Man Escapes The Manhunters, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Howard Simpson, inks by Bob Downs, Howard Simpson, and Damon Willis; a tie-in to Millenium, Week 2; it ties in all the characters who've been called Manhunter into the Millenium continuity, and it outlines the origins of the cult right up until the Millenium story-line. 52 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #22
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 22

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover art by Walter Simonson. No Man Escapes The Manhunters, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Howard Simpson, inks by Bob Downs, Howard Simpson, and Damon Willis; a tie-in to Millenium, Week 2; it ties in all the characters who've been called Manhunter into the Millenium continuity, and it outlines the origins of the cult right up until the Millenium story-line. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Serial Adventures of the Green Hornet SC (1988 Pioneer Books) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. By James Van Hise. Pioneer presents a series of books on the great superhero serials by James Van Hise, a writer who focuses on pulp, comics and sci-fi history. Radio superhero (and the Lone Ranger's 1930s nephew), The Green Hornet came to the screen in two Universal serials in 1940 and 1941, starring Gordon Jones and Keye Luke (as co-hero Kato). Interestingly, whenever Britt Reid put on the mask of The Green Hornet, his voice was dubbed by Al Hodge, who played GH on the radio. Screen credits are included for the completist. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 96 pages, Text (with B&W Photos). Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #2
    Serius Bounty Hunter (1987) 2
  • Issue #6
    Shadow (1987 2nd Series DC) 6

    Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz. Passion Play, script by Andy Helfer, art by Bill Sienkiewicz; The Shadow and his operatives battle Reverend Light and his followers; Shadows and Light Part 6. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Shadowalker (1988 Aircel) 1
    Published 1988 (est.) by Aircel.

    Written by Gordon Derry. Art by Tom Grummett. 6 1/2-in. x 10-in., 24 pages, B/W. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Shuriken Team-Up (1988) 1

    Its a Small World After All! Story by Brian Marshall. Art by Reggie Byers and Delfin Barral. Cover by Jimmy Palmiotti. Kyoko Shidara, aka Shuriken, is hired to protect a computer programmer with a revolutionary new program, Project Bedlam. When the thief called Balance intervenes and the result threatens the world, Libra and the Japanese supergroup Kokutai join forces with Shuriken to put things right. Featuring a cover by future superstar artist Jimmy Palmiotti. Followed by Shuriken Cold Steel (1989) #1. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #11
    Silent Invasion (1986 1st Series) 11

    The Great Fear, Part 2. Story by Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas. Art and cover by Michael Cherkas. The cult-classic series about alien invasions and conspiracy paranoia was years ahead of its time. Matt sets out to stop Senator Callahan before aliens take over America. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #7
    Silver Surfer (1987 2nd Series) 7

    "Triangle!" Guest-starring Mantis. Avengers and Captain Marvel flashback cameos. Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Marshall Rogers and Joe Rubinstein. The Kree Empire invades Zenn-La and soon learn this planet is under the protection of the Silver Surfer, wielder of the Power Cosmic. Meanwhile, Mantis watches from the shadows as the Elders of the Universe continue their scheming. Plus, Norrin Radd confronts the Supreme Intelligence, Master of a Thousand-Thousand Worlds. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #7MJ
    Silver Surfer (1987 2nd Series) Mark Jewelers 7MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Triangle!" Guest-starring Mantis. Avengers and Captain Marvel flashback cameos. Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Marshall Rogers and Joe Rubinstein. The Kree Empire invades Zenn-La and soon learn this planet is under the protection of the Silver Surfer, wielder of the Power Cosmic. Meanwhile, Mantis watches from the shadows as the Elders of the Universe continue their scheming. Plus, Norrin Radd confronts the Supreme Intelligence, Master of a Thousand-Thousand Worlds. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #5
    Silverblade (1987) 5
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.

    Jonathan Lord battles his evil counterpart, leaving the way clear for the Avenger Demon to conquer the woman it has chosen to be its mortal consort. "When Blades Collide" is written by Cary Bates, with art and cover by Gene Colan and Steve Mitchell. New Format. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #7
    Slaine the Berserker/King (1987) 7
  • Issue #3
    Slash Maraud (1987) 3
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.

    Squeeze Plays - Written by Doug Moench. Art and Cover by Paul Gulacy. The only way Slash and his gang are going to leave the fight between them and the Shriek Screamers and the Devil Hogs is to kill their foes...or be carried out! 32 pages, full color. Mature Readers. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics HC (1986) 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. Edited by Bill Blackbeard and Martin Williams. Foreword by Jahn Canaday. This is a tribute to the fun and creativity of newspaper comic strip'. Featuring fantastic tales of Popeye, Mickey Mouse, Prince Valiant, Snoopy, and more! Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 336 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #2
    Solo Avengers (1987-1989 Marvel) 2

    "The Way of the Arrow" Part 2 of 5. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Lee Weeks and Joe Rubinstein. Origin of Hawkeye updated. The details of Clint's first meeting with Trick Shot are revealed along with the duo's first adventure together. Cameo appearances by Mockingbird and the Swordsman (flashback). Second story: "Out of Control" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Kieron Dwyer. Inks by Bob McLeod. The two men involved in the accidental creation of Captain Marvel (aka Monica Rambeau) in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 16 square off again! Dr. Picaro seeks revenge against Professor LeClare, and it's up to Monica to save the day! (Note: This issue includes a full-page essay from Mark Gruenwald responding to various fans' letters.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1
    Solo Ex-Mutants (1988) 1
  • Issue #1-1ST
    Someplace Strange GN (1988 Epic) 1-1ST

    Epic Edition - 1st printing.

    Written by Ann Nocenti. Art by John Bolton.

    Three teenagers take a walk through a dreamscape that would give the denizens of Wonderland nightmares. Features a character called "The Hero" which is a composite of Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America.

    Softcover, 64 pages, full color.

    Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Someplace Strange HC (1988 Graphitti Designs) Limited Signed Edition 1-1ST

    Graphitti Designs Edition - Signed by Ann Nocenti and John Bolton - 1st printing. Written by Ann Nocenti. Art by John Bolton. Three teenagers take a walk through a dreamscape that would give the denizens of Wonderland nightmares. Features a character called "The Hero" which is a composite of Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America. Hardcover, 80 pages, full color. NOTE: Limited to 1,200 copies. Cover price $35.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Something Under the Bed is Drooling TPB (1988 Andrews McMeel) A Calvin and Hobbes Collection 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Bill Watterson. A Calvin and Hobbes Collection! Softcover ; 8 1/2-in x 8 1/2-in.,128 pages, B&W. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #2
    Sonic Disruptors (1987) 2

    The Chinese have taken over Little Bopper...but the biggest threat to the United States of Rock are the drugs eating away at it from the inside! Written by Mike Baron, with art by Barry Crain and John Nyberg. Cover by Crain and Nyberg. Suggested for Mature Readers. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #134
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 134

    "Sin-Cere" Part 1 of 3. Script by Peter David. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by Sal Buscema. In a surprising decision, the city's mental health officials decide that Stan Carter has been adequately rehabilitated and can be released. Setting the Sin-Eater free -- is that really a good idea? Meanwhile, another criminal is also roaming the streets -- Max Dillon (aka Electro). The Spectacular Spider-Man has hands full in this one! 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #10
    Spectre (1987 2nd Series) 10
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.

    Millennium Week 4. Cover by Jerry Bingham. "Infinite possession." Story by Doug Moench. Art by Gray Morrow. Jim Corrigan and the Spectre head to the Louisiana bayou to try to destroy the Manhunters headquarters on Earth. Part of Week 4 of the Millennium crossover event. The cover combines with the covers of Captain Atom (1987 DC)#11, Detective (1937-)#582, and Suicide Squad (1987 1st series)#9 to form one image. Story elements from all four issues also intertwine. 32 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #6
    Speed Racer (1987) 6
    Published Jan 1988 by Now.

    Hollywood Challenge. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Jill Thompson. Cover by Brian Thomas. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Trixie debates whether to put college on hold so she can be part of the Go-Team; Hollywood actor Paul Truman competes against Speed. Featuring early work by Jill Thompson of Scary Godmother fame. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1
    Spellbound (1988 Marvel) 1
  • Issue #7
    Spider-Man Comics Magazine (1987 Digest) 7

    Digest size reprints of 3 classic Spidey tales by Stan Lee, John Buscema, & John Romita: "The Speedster and the Spider," "Rocked by the Shocker," and "The Web Closes." Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #39
    Spirit (1983 Kitchen Sink) 39

    Cover art by Will Eisner. Almanack of the Year 1948 starring the Spirit. Ice starring the Spirit. A Prisoner of Love starring the Spirit and PS. The Explorer starring the Spirit and Ebony. Scripts and art by Will Eisner. 36 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #46
    Star Trek (1984 1st Series DC) 46

    Shore leave means skiing, reconciling the past and trying to avoid a Federation watchdog assigned to the Enterprise, in "Getaway". Script by Mike Carlin, pencils by Tom Sutton, inks by Ricardo Villagran. Joe Brozowski/Lewis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #46
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    Canadian edition with $1.00 cover price. Shore leave means skiing, reconciling the past and trying to avoid a Federation watchdog assigned to the Enterprise, in "Getaway". Script by Mike Carlin, pencils by Tom Sutton, inks by Ricardo Villagran. Joe Brozowski/Lewis cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #3
    Star Trek (1984 DC) Annual Canadian Price Variant 3

    Canadian edition with $2.00 cover price. It's a look at Kirk's first mission as captain of the Enterprise, as he takes the reins from Captain Pike and encounters the mysterious Tralmanii in "All Those Years Ago..." Script by Mike W. Barr, co-plot by Barr, Marv Wolfman and Dave Cockrum, pencils by David Ross, inks by Bob Smith. 40 pages of story. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Star Trek Encyclopedia SC (1988 Pioneer) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By John Peel. Edited by Hal Schuster. A reference book to every actor, director, writer, to ever work the series, and complete details on each character, alien race, planets, ships and devices! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 370 pages, Text Only. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Star Trek Final Frontier PB (1988 Pocket Novel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Diane Carey. Commander George Samuel Kirk was aboard the Enterprise under the command of Captain Robert April before his famous son was born. Starfleet has just been founded and the Enterprise has just been built, and is sent on its first mission. The mission takes the Enterprise into the heart of hostile Romulan territory, where cosmopolitical machinations and advanced weapons technology will decide the fate of a hundred innocent worlds. Softcover, 4 in. x 7 in., 434 pages, text only. Timeframe: Framing story after "The City on the Edge of Forever," main plot before original series, 2243, 2267 Cover price $4.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Star Trek Spock's World HC (1988 Novel) 1-1ST

    Book Club Edition - 1st printing. By Diane Duane. Cover by Joseph Csatari. It is the twenty-third century. On the planet Vulcan, a crisis of unprecedented proportion has caused the convocation of the planet's ruling council -- and summoned the U.S.S. Enterprise from halfway across the galaxy, to bring Vulcan's most famous son home in its hour of need. As Commander Spock, his father Sarek, and Captain James T. Kirk struggle to preserve Vulcan's future, the planet's innermost secrets are laid before us, from its beginnings millions of years ago to its savage prehistory, from merciless tribal warfare to medieval court intrigue, from the exploration of space to the the development of o'thia -- the ruling ethic of logic. And Spock -- torn between his duty to Starfleet and the unbreakable ties that bind him to Vulcan -- must find a way to reconcile both his own inner conflict and the external dilemma his planet faces...lest the Federation itself be ripped asunder. Diane Duane, author of three previous bestselling STAR TREK novels and an episode of the new STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION television series, as well as countless other bestselling science fiction and fantasy novels, has crafted a tale of unprecedented scope and imagination, at once a generations-spanning historical novel and a thrilling science fiction adventure. Hardcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 280 pages, Text Only. No Cover Price. Timeframe: after Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 2275

  • Issue #126
    Starlog (1976) 126
    Published Jan 1988 by Starlog.

    Secrets of Star Trek: The Next Generation; interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger; Robert Hays wonders "Can Starman be saved?"; ALIENS - howling commando Bill (Hudson) Paxton; Maureen O'Sullivan - Tarzan's legendary Jane; Beauty & the Beast - TV's hit fantasy; Patrick Macnee - still an Avenger after all these years; plus: Blake's 7, Robin of Sherwood, Empire of the Sun. LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis & Brent Spiner in Star Trek: TNG cover. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #7
    Stealth Force (1987) 7
  • Issue #10
    Strange Tales (1987 2nd Series) 10

    "The Felonious Feline!" Part 2 of 3. Guest-starring Black Cat. Story and cover by Terry Austin. Art by Brett Blevins and Bob Wiacek. Dagger meets a new gal pal - the Black Cat. Plus, Cloak has fallen into the morbidly disfigured hands of the creature named Mr. Jip!. "Hierarchies!" Part 3 of 3. Story by Peter Gillis. Art by Richard Case and Randy Emberlin. Doctor Strange, along with the dark Sorcerer Kaluu, have arrived in Africa to battle an evil force from beyond this realm of existence. The Sorcerer Supreme and the dark wizard Kaluu confront a being of ultimate evil. And, the good Doctor pays a terrible price - his left eye! Cover price $0.75.

  • 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.