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Comic books January 1988

  • Issue #14
    Sam Slade Robohunter (1986) 14
  • Issue #7
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    Samhain (1986) #007, Dream Demon, Predator, The Stepfather, Near Dark, New Wave Vampires, Dario Argento

  • 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 #144
    Savage Sword of Conan (1974 Magazine) 144

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    Conan stars in "The Waiting Doom." Script by Charles Dixon, breakdowns by Gary Kwapisz, finished art by Ernie Chan. Pin-ups by Armando Gil (4), Dale Eaglesham, Fraja Bator, Alfredo Alcala, and Tom Grindberg. Bator back cover. Joe Jusko front cover. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #2
    Scarlet in Gaslight (1987) 2

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    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) 1-1ST

    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. Cover price $35.00.

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

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    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

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    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 Flash Gordon SC (1988 Pioneer Books) 1-1ST

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    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. Among the most famous of the movie serials, the Flash Gordon series influenced a whole generation of science fiction fans, writers and filmmakers, and were the direct inspiration for Star Wars. Buster Crabbe starred in Flash Gordon (1936), followed by Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938), and Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940). Screen credits are included for the completist. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 96 pages, Text (with B&W Photos). Cover price $16.95.

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

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    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 #1-1ST
    Serial Adventures of the Phantom SC (1988 Pioneer Books) 1-1ST

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    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. Lee Falk's immortal hero, one of the first costumed crime-fighters in comics, first came to the screen in 1943. A fifteen-part Columbia serial, it featured Tom Tyler (who also played the original Captain Marvel), Jeanne Bates as Diana Palmer, and Ace the Wonder Dog as the Phantom's faithful canine Devil. 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-REP
    Shootin' MAD PB (1979 Warner Books) By Sergio Aragones 1-REP

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    Warner Books Edition - 2nd and later printings. NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary. By Sergio Aragones. A collection of hilarious strips from the pages of MAD Magazine and the mind of a legendary cartoonist! Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • 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
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #1618379018

    "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
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    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 #1-1ST
    Silver Surfer Judgment Day GN (1988 Marvel) 1-1ST

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    Marvel Graphic Novel Volume 38 - 1st printing.

    Written by Stan Lee. Art by John Buscema.

    The Sentinel of the Spaceways battles evil incarnate - Mephisto - for the very soul of Nova (Frtankie Ray). But when the Surfer is not strong enough he calls on arguably the most powerful being in creation - The World Devoureror, Galactus! When Galactus and Mephisto do battle they shake the very foundations of reality. Can the universe survive such a cataclysmic confrontattion?

    Softcover, 64 pages (One illustration per page), 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., full color. Cover price $10.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Silver Surfer Judgment Day GN (1988 Marvel) 1-REP

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    Marvel Graphic Novel Volume 38 - 2nd and later printings.

    Written by Stan Lee. Art by John Buscema.

    The Sentinel of the Spaceways battles evil incarnate - Mephisto - for the very soul of Nova (Frtankie Ray). But when the Surfer is not strong enough he calls on arguably the most powerful being in creation - The World Devoureror, Galactus! When Galactus and Mephisto do battle they shake the very foundations of reality. Can the universe survive such a cataclysmic confrontattion?

    Softcover, 64 pages (One illustration per page), 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., full color. Cover price $10.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Silver Surfer Parable HC (1988 Marvel/Epic) 1st Edition 1-1ST

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    1st (1988) Edition - 1st printing. Collects Silver Surfer (1988) #1-2. Written by Stan Lee. Art by Moebius. Includes a 14-page "Making of..." section. When the space-god known as Galactus arrives on Earth to rule over mankind, only the stalwart Silver Surfer, his former herald, stands in his way. Hardcover, 80 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.

  • 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 #1
    Skeleton Crew (1988) fanzine 1

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  • 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 #73
    Space and Time (1966-2019) Magazine 73

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  • 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
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #2091611001

    "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
    Star Trek (1984 1st Series DC) Canadian Price Variant 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

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    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.