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Comic books March 1988

  • Issue #564
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 564

    Features include A.B.C. Warriors (script by Pat Mills, art by Simon Bisley), Judge Dredd in "Oz" part 20 (script by Wagner/Grant, art by John Higgins), Nemesis in "Purity's Story" (script by Mills, art by David Roach), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "Care" (script by Alan McKenzie, art by R. Elson), Styrontium Dog in "Stone Killers" part 5 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra). Dog-House Boys (Strontium Dog) back cover by Ezquerra.

  • Issue #565
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 565

    Features include A.B.C. Warriors (script by Pat Mills, art by Simon Bisley), Strontium Dog in "Stone Killers" part 6 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Judge Dredd in "Oz" part 21 (script by Wagner/Grant, art by John Higgins), Nemesis in "Purity's Story" (script by Mills, art by David Roach), and Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by Mamo-Mason, art by Massimo Belardinelli). Ezquerra front cover? Bisley back cover.

  • Issue #566
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 566

    Features include A.B.C. Warriors (script by Pat Mills, art by Simon Bisley), Tyranny Rex in "In His Image" (chapter 1) (script by John Smith, art by Steve Dillon), Judge Dredd in "Oz" part 22, "Wipe-Out" (script by Wagner/Grant, art by Barry Kitson), Strontium Dog in "Stone Killers" part 7 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Nemesis in "Purity's Story" (script by Pat Mills, art by David Roach). Dillon front cover. Judge Dredd back cover by Kitson.

  • Issue #567
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 567

    Features include Tyranny Rex (John Smith, art by Steve Dillon), Strontium Dog in "Stone Killers" part 8 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra), Rogue Trooper in "The Legend" (art by Dillon), Judge Dredd in "Oz" part 23, "All or Nothing" (script by Wagner/Grant, art by Barry Kitson), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "Plastic Surgeon" (script by C. Smith, art by Glenn Fabry), and Hap Hazzard (script and art by Dillon). Liam Sharp front cover. Judge Dredd back cover by Will Simpson.

  • Issue #22
    2000 AD Monthly/Presents/Showcase (1986 2nd Series) 22

    Ron Randall cover; The V.C.s; Gerry Finley-Day script; J. Richardson art; Aldrich MK. II letters; Dan Dare in "Servant of Evil: Death in Space"; Tom Tully script; Dave Gibbons art & letters; Dan Dare Pin-Up by Dave Gibbons Cover price $1.25.

  • Vol. 2 #3
    Aboriginal Science Fiction (1986) Vol. 2 #3

    Volume 2, Issue 3 - March/April 1988. Science Fiction and fantasy magazine. 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #598
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 598
    Published Mar 1988 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. Checkmate starring Superman and Checkmate (1st appearance), script by Paul Kupperberg and John Byrne, inks by Ty Templeton; the Checkmate agency defeats a terrorist. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #598
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    Canadian edition with $.95 cover price. Cover art by John Byrne. Checkmate starring Superman and Checkmate (1st appearance), script by Paul Kupperberg and John Byrne, inks by Ty Templeton; the Checkmate agency defeats a terrorist. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #2A
    Adventurers Book II (1988) 2A

    Regular # 2. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #12
    Adventurers Club (1983) 12

    1988. The Hero Games, Iron Crown Quarterly. In this issue: Double-Blind - An adventure for Danger International & Super-Agents; The Superhero and the Legal System; Raid on Barluien - A MERP adventure. Cover by Tom Lyle. Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #438
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 438

    There's a new Brainiac in town when Vril Dox takes control of a powerful circus performer in "The Amazing Brainiac". Script by John Byrne, pencils by Jerry Ordway, inks by John Beatty. Ordway cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #438
    Adventures of Superman (1987) Canadian Price Variant 438

    Canadian Edition with $1.00 cover price. There's a new Brainiac in town when Vril Dox takes control of a powerful circus performer in "The Amazing Brainiac". Script by John Byrne, pencils by Jerry Ordway, inks by John Beatty. Ordway cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #371
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  • Issue #3
    Agent Unknown (1987) 3

    Stories by Robert J. Sodaro. Art by Dell Barras. Cover by Dell Barras. Super-spy action with highly trained agents, clandestine agencies, worldwide threats and plenty of acronyms. Deuces and Jacks are brothers and agents of Law Enforcement Division (LED); Stacey Anne Duncan is a fellow agent who has her own solo adventures. Deuces and Jacks confront the legacy of their father, a scientist murdered by foreign agents; Crack shot Stacey Anne draws a bead on terror. Deuces and Jacks: Eightball In The Corner Pocket; Stacey Anne Duncan: They Shoot Mad Dogs Dont They? Final issue of the series. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #3
    Air Fighters Classics (1987) 3

    Written by Charles Biro & Dick Wood, Nathaniel Nitkin and unknown. Art by Al Camy, Mort Leav, Tony DiPreta, Fred Kida, John Cassone, Harry Sahle and Bob Fujitani. Retouched art by Miyako Graham. Reprint of Air Fighters Comics Vol. 1 (1941-1943) #4, featuring: The secrets of the Bird-Plane in the Airboy story; Skywolf in "The Return of Genghis Khan"; the origin of Skinny McGinty; a treason suspect in the Iron Ace story; 2-page text story "Air Convoy"; the menace of Madame Claw in the Black Angel story; miniature invaders in the Bald Eagle story; and the Flying Dutchman in "The Man with the Mechanical Face"! Softcover, 64 pages, full color. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #37
    Airboy (1986 Eclipse) 37

    Help arrives from different directions just as Airboy, Sky Wolf and La Lupina are put on trial and scheduled for execution in Bogantilla in "Iron Justice." Script by Chuck Dixon and art by Stan Woch & Willie Blyberg. Issue also has an Airboy Index and "Splt lvl, 2 bdrms, Glndle" in which Sky Wolf and Riot adjust to the married life. Script by Chuck Dixon and art by Dan Spiegle. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #12
    Albedo (1985 1st Series Thoughts and Images) 12

    Cover art by Steven A. Gallacci. Untitled Erma Felna story, script and art by Steven A. Gallacci; Erma continues as a member of the "space guard"; After the transport she and Toki are on is rescued, they come across a derelict near the edge of known space; Later, an exploration party including Dr. Kalakahaii is dispatched. Debt: Chapter 2 starring konny and czu, script and art by Matt Howarth, inks by D. M. Kister. The Grapes of Rat starring Albedo, script and art by Adrian Kleinbergen. 36 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1
    ALF (1988) 1
    Published Mar 1988 by Marvel.

    Comic book version of the TV sitcom and cartoon that aired on NBC from 1986 to 1990 featuring an Alien Life Form (ALF) living with a family. It's a big problem when ALF's spaceship gets accidently picked up by the garbage men in "At Your Disposal." Then ALF goes along on the family's ski resort vacation but struggles with having to stay indoors and out of sight, especially when Brian is having bully problems in "Snow Skin Off My Nose." And in "Play Misty for Me," ALF tells Willie and Kate about his "glory days" as an orbit guard on Melmac. Scripts by Michael Gallagher and art by Dave Manak & Marie Severin. Photo cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Vol. 33 #3
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 33 #3

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  • Issue #56
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 56

    "Have you ever Heard a Spaceship Scream? - Warped!" Part 1 of 5. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Jim Lee and Tony DeZuniga. In the aftermath of their battle with the Great Beasts, Alpha Flight finds themselves blazing a path across the black void of outer space inside an uncontrollable Box. If they can't find a way to get him under control they may find themselves lost in space forever! Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #136
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 136

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    Interview with Kirk Alyn; article on Superman in TV & film featuring interviews with Noel Neill, Phyllis Coates, Robert Shayne, Jack Larson, Marc McClure, Helen Slater Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #137
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 137

    Flash Gordon is spotlighted; interviews with Dan Barry, Buster Crabbe, Steve Holland. Cover by Sandy Plunkett. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #298
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 298
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    "Chance Encounter!" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Todd McFarlane. Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Chance is back in business and working a new job for the Life Foundation! The clandestine organization wants Chance to steal an arms shipment coming into the west side docks! That should be a piece of cake for the high-flying mercenary! However the Daily Bugle dispatches an undercover photographer to observe the delivery! And beneath the moonlit sky, fireworks explode when Chance and the Amazing Spider-Man throw down on the docks! First appearance (and cameo on the last page) by Eddie Brock (aka Venom). First appearance of Carlton Drake of the Life Foundation. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Joy Mercado, and Joe Robertson. (Notes: Chance previously appeared in Web of Spider-Man 15. This issue begins Todd McFarlane's 2-year run as the penciler of the Amazing Spider-Man series.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #298MJ
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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.75.

  • Vol. 62 #6
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 62 #6

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  • Issue #50
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 50

    Reuben is given the presidency and returns to Chicago to a lot of surprises, including the return of someone he thought dead in "The Best Man – Sort Of." Script by Howard Chaykin and art by Mike Vosburg. Last issue in this series. Cover price $1.75.

  • Vol. 108 #3
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 108 #3

    March 1988. Stories: "Water Rite" by Ben Bova, "Interference" by Paul Ash, "Too Wet to Plow" by Elizabeth Moon, "Defensive Only" by Timothy Zahn, "The Collector's Guide" by Tobias Grace, and "Low Hurdle" by J.O. Jeppson. Science Fact article, "The Farther Shores of Fusion" by Thomas Donaldson. Cover by Laura Lakey. Illustrations by Laura Lakey, Bob Walters, Martin Cameron, Val Lakey Lindahn, and Dell Harris. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 192 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #355
    Archie (1943) 355

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo. Stories by Mike Pellowski, Frank Doyle and Jim Ruth. Art by Dan DeCarlo, Jr. & Jim DeCarlo. Featuring Archie in: "Treasure Hunt"; "The Look of Love"; "Tightening Up"; and "Writer's Cramp"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #195
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 195

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. You Don't Need Drugs... public service announcement with the Archie gang. "Turn-A-Round," script by Jim Ruth, pencils by Rex Lindsey, inks by Jon D'agostino; Archie and Jughead go ice sailing; Betty and Veronica decide to join them but they are much better at it. "Crammin'," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan Parent, inks by Jon D'agostino; Archie breaks the fourth wall to show us his and his friends study habits. "Making The Grade," script by Joe Edwards, pencils by Hy Eisman, inks by Rudy Lapick; Miss Grundy teaches the class a lesson on the importance of homework. "Big Ethel's Guide to Babysitting," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan Parent, inks by Rudy Lapick. "New Moves," script by Rich Margopoulos, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Archie tricks Reggie into going to Debbie's house and learning the "new moves" she taught Archie. 36 pgs., full color. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #20
    Area 88 (1987) 20
    Tags: Manga
    Published Mar 1988 by Eclipse.

    Story & art: Kaoru Shintani. With murder in his heart, Shin takes off to shoot down Kanzaki, the man who betrayed him. But can he live with the consequences when he finds out Ryoko is on the plane he just fired upon? Deluxe B&W Format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #21
    Area 88 (1987) 21
    Published Mar 1988 by Eclipse.

    Story & art: Kaoru Shintani. Kanzaki joins forces with the mafia to have Shin assassinated! Meanwhile, Shin awaits judgement for firing upon Kanzaki's civilian jet liner! Deluxe B&W Format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #289
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 289

    "The Cube Root!" Part 4 of 5. Guest-starring Machine Man and Stingray. Script by Ralph Macchio. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. The Avengers and the Super-Adaptoid's heavy metal horde battle from cover-to-cover on Hydro-Base! The Sub-Mariner, Captain Marvel, She-Hulk, Marrina, and Stingray vs. Tess-One, Sentry 459, Machine Man, the awesome android, and the Super-Adaptoid! Wow, will Hydro-Base stay afloat with all this action? The blockbuster battle swings back and forth in each team's favor until Machine Man comes to his senses and switches sides! When Stingray and Machine Man attack the Super-Adaptoid inside the Avengers' communications complex, an Avengers' victory looks just seconds away; but the resourceful Adaptoid summons the mysterious being called Kubik...and absorbs his cosmic powers! And now an Avengers' defeat looks imminent! 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #289MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "The Cube Root!" Part 4 of 5. Guest-starring Machine Man and Stingray. Script by Ralph Macchio. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. The Avengers and the Super-Adaptoid's heavy metal horde battle from cover-to-cover on Hydro-Base! The Sub-Mariner, Captain Marvel, She-Hulk, Marrina, and Stingray vs. Tess-One, Sentry 459, Machine Man, the awesome android, and the Super-Adaptoid! Wow, will Hydro-Base stay afloat with all this action? The blockbuster battle swings back and forth in each team's favor until Machine Man comes to his senses and switches sides! When Stingray and Machine Man attack the Super-Adaptoid inside the Avengers' communications complex, an Avengers' victory looks just seconds away; but the resourceful Adaptoid summons the mysterious being called Kubik...and absorbs his cosmic powers! And now an Avengers' defeat looks imminent! 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #30
    Avengers West Coast (1985) 30

    "None So Blind" Story by Al Milgrom. Art by Al Milgrom and Mike Machlan. The West Coast Avengers are abducted by an alien race called the Sligs and then transported to another dimension to fight the Examiner. Cameo appearances by the Vision and the Scarlet Witch. Avengers Lineup: Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Dr. Pym, Iron Man, Moon Knight, Tigra, and Wonder Man. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #30MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "None So Blind" Story by Al Milgrom. Art by Al Milgrom and Mike Machlan. The West Coast Avengers are abducted by an alien race called the Sligs and then transported to another dimension to fight the Examiner. Cameo appearances by the Vision and the Scarlet Witch. Avengers Lineup: Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Dr. Pym, Iron Man, Moon Knight, Tigra, and Wonder Man. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #33
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 33

    In Australia, the Badger confronts some kangaroo hunters and then gets mistaken for a local legend who defends the kangaroos in "Kid Kang." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Art Nichols. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Dear Slur" with script by Mike Baron and art by Dave Garcia. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #416REP
    Batman (1940) 416REP
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1988 by DC.

    2nd or later printing Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #417
    Batman (1940) 417
    Published Mar 1988 by DC.

    The KGBeast arrives in Gotham on a mission to cripple the country's strategic defense initiative in "Ten Nights Of The Beast!" Part 1 of 4, continued next issue. Script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Mike Zeck cover. 1st printing. NOTE: Most issues from 397-432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #417
    Batman (1940) Canadian Price Variant 417

    Canadian Newsstand Edition ($1.00 cover price variant). 1st printing. The KGBeast arrives in Gotham on a mission to cripple the country's strategic defense initiative in "Ten Nights Of The Beast!" Part 1 of 4, continued next issue. Script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Mike Zeck cover. 1st printing. NOTE: Most issues from 397-432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Batman A Death in the Family TPB (1988 DC) 1st Edition 1-1ST

    1st DC Edition - 1st printing. Collects Batman (1940-2011) #426-429.

    Written by Jim Starlin. Art by Jim Aparo and Mike DeCarlo.

    In defiance of Batman, Jason Todd, the second Boy Wonder, embarks on a quest to find his mother, but meets the Joker... and his final fate!

    Softcover, 144 pages, full color.

    NOTE: Other recommendations - Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying TPB (1990) and Batman Under the Hood TPB (2005 DC)Vol. 1-2. - Odinson, mycomicshop.com Archivist Cover price $3.95.

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    Titan Edition - 1st printing. Collects Batman (1940-2011) #426-429.

    Written by Jim Starlin. Art by Jim Aparo and Mike DeCarlo.

    In defiance of Batman, Jason Todd, the second Boy Wonder, embarks on a quest to find his mother, but meets the Joker... and his final fate!

    Softcover, 144 pages, full color.

    NOTE: Other recommendations - Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying TPB (1990) and Batman Under the Hood TPB (2005 DC)Vol. 1-2. - Odinson, mycomicshop.com Archivist Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1419
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  • Issue #1420
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  • Issue #1421
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  • Issue #1422
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  • Issue #166
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  • Issue #167
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  • Issue #168
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  • Issue #169
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  • Issue #170
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