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Comic books January 1988

  • 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 #82
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    Read about the world of comics in Speakeasy - Britain's #1 comics newspaper. Featuring: Alan Moore's 'Maxwell the Magic Cat' strip; Mike Kaluta interview; Blueberry by Charlier and Giraud; comic videos; plus Brute, Harrier, Catalan. The Shadow cover by Mike Kaluta.

  • 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 #134MJ
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 134MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. 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

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    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 #9
    Spider-Man Comics Magazine (1987 Digest) 9

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    Digest size reprints of 3 classic Spidey tales by Stan Lee & John Buscema: "In the Blaze of Battle," "The Night of the Prowler," and "To Prowl No More." 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 #11
    Star Brand (1986) 11
    Published Jan 1988 by Marvel.

    "Celebrity!" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Tom Palmer. Ken Connell's been toying with the notion now for 10 issues. The Star Brand has granted him abilities far beyond those of ordinary people. Now it's time to go public. Ken becomes a bonafide super-hero. He gets a costume and everything. Even Marvel Comics wants to license his likeness. Just look how happy he is on the cover. Don't worry, the good times won't last for long. Cover price $0.75.

  • 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 #ITEM#2
    Star Trek Button (1985-1990) ITEM#2

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    Star Trek Button featuring the classic phrase - "Where No Man Has Gone Before!" Perfect for collectors. 1-in. in Diameter Cover price $1.00.

  • 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 HC (1988 Pocket Novel) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Diane Carey. The maiden voyage of the first starship would either fulfill idealists' grandest dreams or plunge the Federation into a new kind of warfare. Hardcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 336 pages, text only. No Cover Price. Timeframe: Framing story after "The City on the Edge of Forever," main plot before original series, 2243, 2267

  • 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 #1-1ST
    Star Wars Tatooine Manhunt SC (1988 West End Games) RPG 1-1ST

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    1st printing. An adventure for use with Star Waers: The Role-Playing Game. Ruthless bounty hunters and Rebel agents clash in a desperate manhunt for an elusive hero on the desert world of Tatooine. Includes: 32 pages booklet, dossiers for PCs and NPCs, maps, guidelines and rules for play, and a Star Warriors space combat scenario and full color counters. Designed for gamemaster and one or more players. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 32 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #113
    Starburst (1978- Present Visual Imagination) 113

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    Starburst is the British "fantastic media magazine." Issue #113 includes: Preview of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Predator; the making of Steven Spielberg's Innerspace; Spaceballs - Mel Brooks interview. Schwarzenegger Predator cover. Cover price $3.60.

  • 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 #1-1ST
    Steel-Belted Grimm TPB (1988 A Mother Goose and Grimm Book) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Mike Peters. A miscellany of madcap MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM, the nationally syndicated cartoon strip by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters. Softcover (Horizontal Format), 7-in. x 5-in., 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Steel-Belted Grimm TPB (1988 A Mother Goose and Grimm Book) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. By Mike Peters. A miscellany of madcap MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM, the nationally syndicated cartoon strip by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters. Softcover (Horizontal Format), 7-in. x 5-in., 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #21-1ST
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    Volume 21 - 1st printing. Story and art by Milton Caniff. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Stig's Inferno TPB (1988 Vortex Comics) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Klaus Schonefeld and Ty Templeton. Softcover, 96 pages, B&W. Cover price $6.95.

  • 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 #10MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #116
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    Manchu

    NOTE: Includes complete game.

  • 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 #13
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    Canadian edition with $1.00 cover price. 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 $1.00.

  • Issue #SET-01
    Superman Button Collection (1988 DC) SET-01

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    Set-01: DC Comics celebrates the Man of Steel button sets. SET 1 features 4 buttons by four great artists; Joe Shuster, Curt Swan, John Byrne, and Jerry Ordway. Cover price $6.00.

  • 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.