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Comic books July 1988

  • Issue #581
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 581

    Features include Bad Company (script by Pete Milligan, art by Brett Ewins/J. McCarthy), Strontium Dog (script by Alan Grant, art by Simon Harrison), Judge Dredd in "Full Mental Jacket" part 4 (script by Wagner, art by Steve Parkhouse/McCarthy), and A.B.C. Warriors (script by Pat Mills, art by Simon Bisley).

  • Issue #582
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 582

    Features include Bad Company (script by Pete Milligan, art by Brett Ewins/J. McCarthy), Strontium Dog (script by Alan Grant, art by Simon Harrison), Judge Dredd in Full Mental Jacket" part 5 (script by Wagner, art by Steve Parkhouse/McCarthy), Tyranny Rex "script by John Smith, art by Steve Dillon), and Slaine in "Prologue" (script by A. Mills, art by Glenn Fabry). Fabry cover.

  • Issue #583
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 583

    Features include Bad Company (art by Brett Ewins/J. McCarthy), Strontium Dog in "The No-Go Job" part 4 (script by Alan Grant, art by Simon Harrison), Judge Dredd in "Bloodline" (script by John Wagner, art by Will Simpson), and Tyranny Rex (script by John Smith, art by Steve Dillon). Dillon front cover. Judge Dredd back cover (by Brendan McCarthy?).

  • Issue #584
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 584

    Features include Bad Company (script by Pete Milligan, art by Brett Ewins/J. McCarthy), Strontium Dog in "The No-Go Job" part 5 (script by Alan Grant, art by Simon Harrison), Judge Dredd in "Bloodline" part 2 (script by John Wagner, art by Will Simpson), and Tyranny Rex in "Under Foreign Skies" part 3, "What a Day That Was!" (script by John Smith, art by Steve Dillon). Cliff Robinson back cover.

  • Issue #585
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 585

    Davis cover, features include Bad Company (script by Pete Milligan, art by Brett Ewins/J. McCarthy), Strontium Dog in "The No-Go Job" part 6 (script by Alan Grant, art by Simon Harrison), Judge Dredd in "Bat Mugger" (script by John Wagner, pencils by Alan Davis, inks by Mark Farmer), and Tribal Memories (script by Milligan, art by Riot). Back cover features Nemesis the Warlock.

  • Issue #26
    2000 AD Monthly/Presents/Showcase (1986 2nd Series) 26

    Chuck Roblin cover; Dan Dare; Tom Tully script; Dave Gibbons art & letters; Meltdown Man; Alan Hebden script; Belardinelli art; Jack Potter letters; Cover price $1.50.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Action 21 Magazine (1988 Engale Marketing) Vol. 1 #1

    Vol. 1 - No. 1. Magazine featuring Gerry Anderson comic strips. 20 pages, full color.

  • Issue #0
    Adventurers Book II (1988) 0
  • Issue #4
    Adventurers Book II (1988) 4
  • Issue #442
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 442

    One by one, Superman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man and Captain Marvel lose their powers to Dreadnaught while in battle in "Power Play". Part 2 of 2, continued from Superman #19. Script and co-plot by John Byrne, co-plot and pencils by Jerry Ordway, inks by Andy Kubert. Byrne cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #442
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    Canadian Edition with $1.00 cover price - One by one, Superman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man and Captain Marvel lose their powers to Dreadnaught while in battle in "Power Play". Part 2 of 2, continued from Superman #19. Script and co-plot by John Byrne, co-plot and pencils by Jerry Ordway, inks by Andy Kubert. Byrne cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #375
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 375
  • Issue #0
    AIDS News (1988) 0
    Published Jul 1988

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    AIDS prevention promotional comic produced by People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN). 6-7/8 in. x 10-1/8 in.; full color; 16 pages on white paper.

  • Issue #5
    Air Raiders (1987 Marvel/Star Comics) 5

    On the planet Airlandia, air is more valuable than gold and it's the Air Raiders battling evil ruler Aerozar and his Tyrants of Wind. In this issue, when the Air Raiders fall into Imperator Aerozar's trap, the battle between the two forces takes them into a wind tunnel which leads them to a mysterious underground city in "Winds in the Darkness." Script by George Caragonne and art by Kelley Jones & Jim Sinclair. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #41
    Airboy (1986 Eclipse) 41

    Airboy's investigation of where the arms that his company manufactures leads him to Steelfox in "Reprisal." Script by Chuck Dixon and art by Stan Woch & Ricardo Villagran. Issue also has a reprint of the original 1943 Airboy story which introduced the Valkyrie with art by Fred Kida and Bill Quackenbush. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1
    Airboy vs. the Air Maidens (1988) 1

    No Man's Land - Written by Chuck Dixon. Art by Enrique Villagran. Cover by Tom Lyle. It's Airboy versus the Air Maidens! 'Nuff said! Starring Airboy, Valkyrie, La Lupina, the Black Angel (Holly McCovey), Marlene, Birdie, Rudolpho Falcone (introduction), Nicodemus Alladad (introduction) and Muhad (introduction). 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #5
    ALF (1988) 5
    Published Jul 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. ALF helps out Brian with his ventriloquist act for the school's talent contest in "Stand-In By Your Man." Then ALF shows Willie and Kate the Melmac Manners book in "Mind Your Manners." And in "Mythed Again," when Brian needs help with a book report on old Greek gods, ALF tells him about Melmac's myths and legends. Scripts by Michael Gallagher and art by Dave Manak & Marie Severin. Cover price $1.00.

  • Vol. 33 #7
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 33 #7

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  • Vol. 43 #7-8
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 43 #7-8

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  • Issue #1
    Aliens (1988) 2nd Printing 1

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    Newt and Hicks take the spotlight in this 24-page, b & w tale based on characters and situations from the 20th Century Fox motion picture. Continued next issue. Script by Mark Verheiden, art & cover by Mark A. Nelson. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #60
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 60

    "War! What is it Good For?!" Part 5 of 5. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Jim Lee and Al Milgrom. On one side is the fire-breathing Jade Dragon. On the other is the Dream Queen and the hordes of Liveworld. And stuck in the middle is Alpha Flight. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #144
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 144

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    Matt Howarth interview; article on gays in comics (part 2), featuring interviews with John Ostrander, Tim Truman, Mike Grell, Doug Moench, Marv Wolfman, Keith Giffen, Steve Englehart, Andy Helfer, Mike Carlin, Fred Burke, Howard Cruse, Cat Yronwode, Mark Evanier, Chuck Dixon. Matt Howarth cover. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #145
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 145

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    July 15, 1988. Amazing Heroes Preview Special - Summer 1988. Twenty-Two Comic Books Alan Moore is Looking Forward to This Year. Plus: Comments from Mark Verheiden (Aliens, The American), Jim Starlin (Batman: The Cult, New Gods), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss), Mindy Newell (Catwoman), Dave Sim (Cerebus the Aardvark), Paul Chadwick (Concrete), J.M. DeMatteis (Doctor Fate, Mr. Miracle), Peter David (Dreadstar), Chris Claremont (Excalibur, Wolverine, X-Men), John Ostrander (Firestorm, Manhunter), Kim Yale (Manhunter), Bob Burden (Flaming Carrot Comics & Stories), Mike Grell (Green Arrow), Matt Wagner (Grendel), Mark Evanier (Groo), Jamie Delano (Hellblazer), Chuck Austen (Hero Sandwich), John Moore (American Flagg!), Keith Giffen (Invasion!, Justice League International), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), Pat Mills (Marshal Law), Michael T. Gilbert (Mr. Monster), Arn Saba (Neil the Horse), George Perez (New Titans, Wonder Woman), Carl Potts (Punisher War Journal), Dave Stevens (The Rocketeer Adventure Magazine), Marv Wolfman (Sable), Trina Robbins (Strip AIDS USA), Scott McCloud (Zot!), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Bill Sienkiewicz (Stray Toasters), Alan Moore (The Mandelbrot Set) and more. Rocketeer cover by Dave Stevens. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #302
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 302

    "(Mid) American Gothic!" Script by David Michelinie. Art by Todd McFarlane. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Peter Parker receives a job offer from a high tech company in Kansas! So Spider-Man's alter-ego travels to America's heartland to tour the company's facilities! But upon arrival Peter discovers that there's something rotten in the sunflower state! Good thing the web-slinger made the trip too! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Silver Sable, and the Sandman. (Note: This issue includes a full-page ad for the Evolutionary War saga that ran through Marvel's 1988 annuals.) Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #302MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 302MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "(Mid) American Gothic!" Script by David Michelinie, art and cover by Todd McFarlane. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #3
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 Atlas Publishing) Philippine Series 3

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    Philippines reprint. This issues reprints issue #302 of Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series). Cover price $1.00.

  • Vol. 63 #2
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 63 #2

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  • Issue #5
    American (1987) 5

    Written by Mark Verheiden. Art by Grant Miehm. Cover by Chris Warner. The secret is out! Congress begins investigating "The American Project." Public opinion sways unexpectedly against the American and he is thrown in jail. Only Kiki, the sign-language speaking gorilla, can help clear the American's name. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #198807
    American Cinematographer (1920) 198807

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    July 1988. Film magazine dating back to 1920 dedicated to the art and craft of cinematography. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Willow" Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    American Flagg (1988 2nd Series) 3

    Jules and Raul teamup to try to rescue Reuben who is trying to stay alive in prison while things continue to deteriorate in Chicago in "Little Hitlers – Part 3." Script by Howard Chaykin & John Moore and art by Mike Vosburg & Richard Ory. Issue also has "Overdrive – Institute of Macro-Driving Technology" manual. Cover price $1.75.

  • Vol. 108 #7
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 108 #7

    July 1988. Cover by Janet Aulisio. Stories: "Fatal Statistics" by Pauline Ashwell, "The Longford Collector" by Michael F. Flynn, "And Nothing but the Truth" by Joseph H. Delaney, "Fading into Blackness" by Dr. Robert L. Forward, "A Special Offer" by Bill Johnson, "Siren" by A. J. Austin, and "Grave Reservations" by Rowland Shew. Science Fact article: "Seeking the Missing Mass" by John Gribbin. Probability Zero article: "Together" by Joe Fischetti. Softcover, 5-in. x 7.25-in.; 192 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #358
    Archie (1943) 358

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. Stories by Jim Ruth, Joe Edwards, George Gladir and Mike Pellowski. Art by Dan DeCarlo, Jr. & Jim DeCarlo and Stan Goldberg & Dan Parent. Archie volunteers to be a dog walker to meet girls but ends up spending a little more than he planned on in "The Silliest Thing"! Plus: "Missing Keys!" scrambled word puzzles; Archie wants his parents to go out so he can throw a surprise party for them in "Home On The Range"; Archie tries to get his new shirt to have a worn look in "New Look"; Archie has a hard time answering the phone but forgets his troubles once he answers it in the 1-pager "Bath Wrath"; and Archie and his dad have a paint party in "Paint Job"! Also: Archie and the gang learn about AIDS in a 1-page public service announcement from Archie and The American Foundation for AIDS Research, with art by Dan Decarlo. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #582
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 582

    Betty & Veronica Spring Spectacular. Cover by Dan DeCarlo. Aids awareness public service announcement with the Archie gang, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr. "Turnabout," script by Terry Valle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty and Veronica volunteer as candy stripers at the local hospital and get to meet rock star Keith Roberts. Sunkist ad with Archie. Veronica's Stripes 'n Fashion! fashion page by Dan DeCarlo. "Team Esteem," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The girls' softball team and their new coach, Miss Keystone, fight for better field conditions and better practice time against an indifferent faculty and a resistant boys baseball team. Statement of ownership; Total paid circulation: 57,250. "Tear On The Dotted Line," script by Kathleen Webb, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Livid that Betty is wearing the same style of dress to school that she is, Veronica manages to tear the dress. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #35
    Archie's Double Digest (1982) 35
  • Issue #198
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 198

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. Health Education public service announcement with the Archie gang. "It Came From The Cafeteria!", script by Bill Golliher, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; The gang attempts to destroy a monster made of Miss Beazly's leftovers. "Job Jitters," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Pop Tate takes a vacation to get away from the shop and realizes how much he misses the kids. "The Prom Queen," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Ethel saves the lives of the homecoming king and queen by reminding them to wear their seatbelts before getting into a car accident. "Strike Out!", script by Rich Margopoulos, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; The gang tells Mr. Gorelick to change their personalities, but when sales slump, they want to be changed back to their old style. Archie's Club News. 36 pgs., full color. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #7
    Archie's Story and Game Digest (1986) 7

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  • Issue #28
    Area 88 (1987) 28
    Published Jul 1988 by Eclipse.

    Story & art: Kaoru Shintani. Captured by enemy forces, Mick is presented with a strange offer from Saki's brother, Rishar! Deluxe B&W Format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #29
    Area 88 (1987) 29
    Published Jul 1988 by Eclipse.
  • Issue #1
    Argonauts (1988) 1
  • Issue #4
    Armor (1985 1st Series) 4

    The Amazing Origin Of Armor, Part 4. Story by Neal Adams. Art by Tom Grindberg, Rudy Nebres and Neal Adams. Cover by Neal Adams and Rudy Nebres. Sci-fi superheroics from Neal Adams' Continuity Comics. Armor faces one more training exercise with his alien masters before the revolution that means freedom or death for Rage's human slave army. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #293
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 293

    "And Flights of Angels" Part 3 of 3. Script by Walt Simonson. Art by John Buscema (layouts) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. The Leviathan's rampage continues unabated across the Atlantic Ocean! The scheming Doctor Druid thinks that Marrina (aka the Leviathan) should be killed, but the Avengers with help from Henry Pym make one final attempt to save her! Incredibly Dr. Pym's plan seems to work after the Black Knight fires a special dart down the Leviathan's throat! But sadly Marrina transforms back into the giant sea serpent several minutes later. And then the Avengers finally accept the reality that all means necessary must be used to stop her! To that end the Mighty Thor brings down the thunder and lightning from the heavens, but again to little effect! Thus leaving Earth's Mightiest Heroes with only one weapon left to use…the Black Knight's ebony blade! Will Dane Whitman stab Marrina and invoke the blood curse of the blade? Or will the Avenging Son use the blade to slay the Leviathan himself? A poignant ending to one of the Avengers' saddest tales. Death of Marrina. Cameo appearances by Kang the Conqueror, Ravonna (disguised as Nebula), and Henry Pym. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Captain Marvel, Doctor Druid, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Sub-Mariner. (Notes: The Sub-Mariner appears next in Marvel Comics Presents 7 and searches for Marrina's progeny in Solo Avengers 17. This issue includes a full-page ad for the Evolutionary War storyline set to run through Marvel's 1988 annuals. The letters page includes a letter from comics publisher Charles Novinskie.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #293MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 293MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #34
    Avengers West Coast (1985) 34
    Published Jul 1988 by Marvel.

    Tales to Astonish 2 of 4. Guest-starring Wasp, Vision, and Scarlet Witch. Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Al Milgrom and Mike Machlan. The West Coast Avengers do the unthinkable and invade Latveria. Unfortunately for them the monarch of this country is not known for his hospitality. Doctor Doom shall make their stay most unpleasant. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #34MJ
    Avengers West Coast (1985) Mark Jewelers 34MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Tales to Astonish 2 of 4. Guest-starring Wasp, Vision, and Scarlet Witch. Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Al Milgrom and Mike Machlan. The West Coast Avengers do the unthinkable and invade Latveria. Unfortunately for them the monarch of this country is not known for his hospitality. Doctor Doom shall make their stay most unpleasant. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
    Avengers West Coast (1986) Annual 3

    Evolutionary War crossover. "Heads you Lose!" Guest-starring Black Panther. Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Al Milgrom and Gerry Talaoc. The High Evolutionary's death squad the Sensor's have arrived in Wakanda and it's up to the Hawkeye, Wonder Man, Mantis, Vision, Scarlet Witch, and Black Panther to stop them. "Tails you Win!" Guest-starring Giant Man (Bill Foster) and Ka-Zar. Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Al Milgrom and Chris Ivy. And, The High Evolutionary is in the newly restored Savage Land. Can Moon Knight, Tigra, and Mockingbird stand against his immortal might? Luckily they'll get some help from a hero from Marvel's past. Plus, Chapter 9 of the High Evolutionary's tale that runs through all the Marvel Evolutionary War Annuals. Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Ron Lim and Tony DeZuniga. 64 pages. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1R-REP
    B.C. Loneliness is Rotting on a Bookrack PB (1978 Fawcett Gold Metal/Ballantine) 1R-REP

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    2nd and later printings (Including all Fawcett & Ballantine Reprints). By Johnny Hart. A collection of the popular comic strips set in the prehistoric era of man. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 128 pages, B&W. All Ages Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #37
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 37

    What happens when the Badger and his friend, Lamont the buffalo visit the Galleria Mall in Houston, Texas? Well, all sorts of antics, adventures and chaos in "Where the Buffalo Roam." Script by Mike Baron and art by Angel Medina & Rod Whigham & Jay Geldhof. Issue also has "Mad Town" with script by Roger Salick and art by Eric Shanower. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1
    Batgirl Special (1988) Canadian Price Variant 1

    Canadian edition with $2.00 cover price. Batgirl's final case as she goes after Cormorant, the man who 'killed' her once. But is it a case of justice, or an obsessive desire for revenge? This one-shot special issue, the last Batgirl tale before Batman: The Killing Joke, is written by Barbara Randall, with art by Barry Kitson and Bruce Patterson. Cover pencils by Mike Mignola. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #421
    Batman (1940) 421
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1988 by DC.

    Batman picks up the trail of the so-called 'Dumpster Slasher', and confronts one of the suspects in "Elmore's Lady". Continues story thread begun in #414. Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Joe Rubinstein. Jerry Bingham 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 #421REP
    Batman (1940) 421REP
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1988 by DC.

    2nd or later printing Cover price $0.75.