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Comic books April 1989

  • Issue #620
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 620

    April 1, 1989. Features include Strontium Dog (script by Alan Grant, art by S. Harrison), Medivac 318 (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Nigel Dobbyn), Judge Dredd in "Breakdown on 9th Street" part 1 (script by John Wagner, art by John Higgins), Anderson PSI Division in "Helios" part 7 (script by Alan Grant, art by David Roach), and the Daily Dredd (script by Wagner/Grant, art by Ian Gibson). Moon Runners back cover by Massimo Belardinelli.

  • Issue #621
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 621

    Features include Anderson PSI Division in "Helios" part 8 (script by Alan Grant, art by David Roach), Medivac 318 (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Nigel Dobbyn), Judge Dredd in "Breakdown on 9th St." part 2 (script by John Wagner, art by John Higgins), Strontium Dog in "The Final Solution" part 14 (script by Grant, art by Simon Harrison), and the Daily Dredd (script by Wagner/Grant, art by Ian Gibson). Higgins front cover. Moon Runners back cover by Massimo Belardinelli.

  • Issue #622
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 622

    April 15, 1989. Features include Anderson PSI Division in "Helios" part 9 (script by Alan Grant, art by David Roach), Medivac 318 (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Nigel Dobbyn), Judge Dredd in "On Meeting Your Enemy" (script by Grant, art by Barry Kitson/Bouttell), Ziuppy Couriers (script by Hilary Robinson, art by G. Higgins), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "Deadline!" (script by Robinson, art by Ron Smith), and the Daily Dredd (script by Wagner/Grant). Macasso front cover. Moon Runners back cover by Massimo Belardinelli.

  • Issue #623
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 623

    April 22, 1989. Features include Medivac 318 (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Nigel Dobbyn), Strontium Dog in "Tales From the Doghouse" (script by Robinson, art by Simon Jacob), Judge Dredd in "Banana City" (script by John Wagner, art by Will Simpson), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "Reunion" (script by Nicholas Barber, art by Ron Smith), and Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by J. Campbell, art by Chris Weston). Will Simpson front cover. Glenn Fabry back cover.

  • Issue #624
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 624

    April 29, 1989. Features include Medivac 318 (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Nigel Dobbyn), Strontium Dog in "Tales From the Doghouse" (script by Robinson, art by Simon Jacob), Judge Dredd (script by John Wagner, art by Will Simpson), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "Just Between Ourselves" (script by Donkin/Brand, art by Gual), and Nu-Earth Flashback: Cinnabar, part 1 (script by John Smith, art by Steve Dillon/Kevin Walker). Will Simpson front cover. Tyranny Rex back cover by Glenn Fabry.

  • Issue #34
    2000 AD Monthly/Presents/Showcase (1986 2nd Series) 34

    Bart Sears Cover; Zenith in "Enter the Dragon"; Grant Morrison script; Steve Yeowell art; Mark King letters; Inferno; Tom Tully script; Balardinelli art; Tom Frame letters; Meltdown Man; Alan Hebden script; Belardinelli art; Jack Potter letters; Return to Armageddon; Malcolm Shaw script; Redondo art; Bill Nutall letters; Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #640
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 640
    Published Apr 1989 by DC.

    Cover by Rick Burchett. "Exiles" (Part 5), script by Mark Verheiden, pencils by Frank Springer, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Speedy helps quell a riot at an AIDS hospice, as his client reconciles with his brother. "Abandon Hope," script by Alan Grant, pencils by Mark Pacella, inks by Bill Wray; Morgan LeFay captures Etrigan as Glenda and Randu enter Asteroth's domain. "Ready, Aim, Fire," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Stephen De Stefano, inks by Kurt Schaffenberger; Hero Hotline rescues a dog and stops a terrorist. "Where There's Smoke," script by Roger Stern, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Superman rescues a man from a burning building and searches for the arsonists. "Lady of The House," script by Len Strazewski, pencils by Chuck Austen, inks by Gary Martin; Phantom Lady appears to kill Gronk while stealing the information that Mr. Guerrehart was using to blackmail her father. "'Tween A Rock And A Hard Place" (Crack Up Chapter 5), script by Max Collins, pencils by Terry Beatty, inks by John Nyberg; Wild Dog continues his investigation of a crack ring, killing two more members. 52 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #2
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Annual 2

    Superman in Exile: Part 9 of 13 - "Memories of Krypton's Past!" Written by George Perez. Art by Mike Mignola and George Perez. This Startling tale reveals a secret from the Man of Steel's past! Story continues in Superman (1987) #32. Includes pencil sketches of Mignola's work for the book. Includes more tales of the Superman Family by Jerry Ordway and Curt Swan. 48 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #11
    Action Force Monthly (UK) Comic Size 11

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  • Issue #4
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  • Issue #5
    Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (1988) 5

    The Spirit of Myrrth: Part 1 of 4. "The Spirit of Myrrth!" Story by Dan Mishkin. Art by Jan Duursema. The tavern of Selune's Smile is a place of many wondrous happenings, but none more mysterious then the night that the ghost of long dead jester walked through the door. Vajra, Onyx, and Kyri soon find themselves caught up in a murder mystery 100 years in the making. Includes character sheet and information (to be used for the TSR Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game) for the Character: Cyriana of Shadowdale, half-elf magic-user. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #0
    Adventures of Luther Arkwright: Arkeology 0

    No date or issue number. History of Bryan Talbot's series. 24 pages; black and white. Dave McKean back cover. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #453
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 453
    Published Apr 1989 by DC.

    Lost in the void of space, Superman wrestles with his tormented conscience and hallucinations, with story and art by Jerry Ordway. Plus, part 2 of Lex Luthor's 4-part "Hostile Takeover" tale, by Roger Stern, Dan Jurgens and Dennis Janke, continued from Superman (1987) #30 and continuing in Superman (1987) #31. Cover by Ordway. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #384
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 384
  • Issue #48
    Airboy (1986 Eclipse) 48

    Misery strikes at New York and Airboy and company go against him as the saga of what happen to Airboy and Valkyrie in the late stages of World War II continue in "The Diaries – Part 3 – Thirty Seconds Over Brooklyn." Script by Chuck Dixon and art by Ernie Colon. Issue also has an Airboy Index and "The Black Prince," a reprint of an original Black Angel story. Script by unknown and art by John Cassone. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #14
    ALF (1988) 14
    Published Apr 1989 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. A whale is beached at the Valencia Beach near the Tanners, so ALF decides to do something about it in "It's Good for What Whales You." Then ALF tells about some scary shows that his home planet Melmac had in "Night of the Living Bread." And in "Sometimes the Tooth Hurts," ALF has a toothache and the Tanners try to help. Scripts by Michael Gallagher and art by Dave Manak & Marie Severin. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #10
    Alien Legion (1987 2nd Series) 10

    "Biology Lesson!" Written by Chuck Dixon. Art by Larry Stroman and Mark Farmer. Nomad is held captive in a Orestan prison. If they can make it past the prison's one guard, they're home free...Not likely. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #4
    Aliens (1988) 2nd Printing 4

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  • Issue #1
    Aliens (1988) 5th Printing 1

    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 #69
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 69

    Wrath of the Dream Queen: Part 3 of 4. "And all that we Seem...!" Story by James D. Hudnall. Art by John Calimee and Hilary Barta. As if dealing with the daughter of Nightmare, Dream Queen, wasn't enough, now Alpha Flight must contend with China Force, a cadre of Chinese super-heroes. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #162
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 162

    April 1, 1989. A talk with the Roachmill boys--Rich Hedden & Tom McWeeney--and a cover by the same. Plus: a preview of The Atom. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #163
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 163

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    Denys Cowan and Denny O'Neil interviews on The Question; Gerald DiPego and Rex Smith discuss Trial of the Incredible Hulk; Bob Greenberger talks about a day at DC. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #314
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 314
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    "Down and Out in Forest Hills" Script by David Michelinie. Art by Todd McFarlane. Cover by Todd McFarlane. In a cold-blooded move from his prison cell, Jonathon Caesar evicts Peter and Mary Jane from their Bedford Towers condo just in time for Christmas! And now the Parkers have to find a new place to live ASAP! One option is to move back in with Aunt May in Forest Hills! However the famous American novelist Thomas Wolfe once said: "You can't go back home again." Where will the Amazing Spider-Man and his wife decide to live? A heartwarming story. Cameo appearances by J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson, Kristy Watson, and Flash Thompson. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from Topps comics publisher Charles Novinskie.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #314MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 314MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Peter and Mary Jane get evicted in "Down and Out in Forest Hills." Script by David Michelinie, art and cover by Todd McFarlane. Letter to the editor from Topps Comics' Charles Novinskie. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2
    Amazon (1989 Comico) 2

    Tim Sale art. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #12
    American Flagg (1988 2nd Series) 12

    Reuben and company try to figure out how to stop and defuse the robot that has a deadly virus and the story concludes with a surprising ending for Reuben in "Loose Women and Best Men – Part 4." Script by John Moore and art by Mike Vosburg & Richard Ory. Issue also has six pinups by various artists. Last issue in the series. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1B-1ST
    American Flagg State of the Union HC (1989) 1B-1ST

    Signed by Howard Chaykin - First Comics Graphic Novel Volume 20 - 1st printing. Collects American Flagg (1983-1988 1st Series) # 7-9. Story and art by Howard Chaykin. Hardcover, 96 pages, full color. NOTE: Limited to 1,800 copies. Cover price $35.95.

  • Vol. 109 #4
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 109 #4

    April 1989. Stories: "The Gentile Seduction" by Marc Stiegler, "Ryerson's Fate" by Doug Larsen, "Viewpoint" by f. Alecander Frejcha, "Nasty, Brutish, and..." by Harry Turtledove, "Hackers" by Rick Cook, "Greenhouse Diary" by james Brunet, "Mary Alice Blue Eyes" by Rick Wilber, and "Snake Oil" by Joseph H. Delaney. Science Fact article, "Zero Gravity and the Immune System: a Challenge to Man's Survival in Space" by Dr. J. Kevin Steele. Cover by Todd Cameron Hamilton. Illustrations by Todd Cameron Hamilton, Bob Walters, Vincent Di Fate, Doug Beekman, Janet Aulisio, and William R. Warren Jr.. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 192 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #10
    Animal Man (1988) 10
    Published Apr 1989 by DC.

    It's the wild kingdom like you've never seen it as Animal Man meets the Vixen and begins to uncover the true secrets behind his origin in this first part of a 3-part story. Continued from Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) #39. Written by Grant Morrison, with art by Chas Truog and Mark McKenna. Cover by Brian Bolland. New Format. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #3
    Appleseed Book 2 (1989) 3

    Story & art: Masamune Shirow. Cover: Art Adams. Deunan has problems enough without having to deal with a rampaging computer. But Gaia gives her no choice when it brainwashes its keepers and orders the New Olympus police gun platforms to go on a shooting spree. The target: Tartarus, the computer center responsible for managing the city's bioroid population. Deunan and Briareos must spring Hitomi from jail in a desperate bid to stop Gaia from forcing its "final solution" on Olympus! 48 pg. Classic B&W Format. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #366
    Archie (1943) 366
  • Issue #61
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 61
  • Issue #95
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 95
  • Issue #205
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 205

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. "Flipped Out!", script by Bill Golliher, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Mr. Lodge blames Archie when his rare Maldavian coin disappears. Sunkist ad with Archie. Archie's Club News. "The Great Job Hunt," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Ethel is unsuccessful at several jobs but discovers she can make money at her hobby - making miniature furnishings for dollhouses. Health Education public service announcement with the Archie gang. "Gourmet Cafeteria," script by Hal Smith, pencils by Jeff Shultz, inks by Jon D'Agostino; When Miss Beazly's cousin takes over the cafeteria temporarily, everyone is sorry to see her leave and Miss Beazly return. "It's All in the Family," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; When Coach Clayton is in the hospital, Coach Kleats doesn't do very well coaching the basketball team, so Mrs. Clayton steps in and saves the day. Reggie's Dashin' Fashions, pencils by Dan De Carlo Jr. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #6
    Armor (1985 1st Series) 6

    The Amazing Origin Of Armor, Part 6. Story by Neal Adams. Art by Trevor Von Eeden, Rudy Nebres and Neal Adams. Cover by Neal Adams and Rudy Nebres. Sci-fi superheroics from Neal Adams' Continuity Comics. Rage pursues Armor to a strange crystal planet for their final battle - and they must face the strange crystal entity that protects the planet at the same time. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #302
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 302

    "Earth Rocks!" Part 2 of 3. Guest-starring Firelord and Quasar. Plot by Mark Gruenwald. Script by Ralph Macchio. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. After dispatching the Avengers in outer space, Super-Nova streaks towards Earth! And the last Son of Xandar's first stop is Chicago! Super-Nova threatens to destroy the city unless the Avengers hand over Nebula! But Earth's Mightiest Heroes much less Nebula are nowhere to be found! In fact the first superhero on the scene is not even an avenger! It's Quasar! Can Quasar stop Super-Nova? Probably not, but more help is on the way from the west coast! Specifically Hawkeye, Hank Pym, Tigra, and Wonder Man! Meanwhile after the massive explosion onboard Super-Nova's starship, the remaining avengers and Firelord try to get back to Earth! But first they must survive their fiery re-entry into Earth's atmosphere! And it's going to take all of the strength and skill of the Invisible Woman to accomplish that! 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #302MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 302MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Quasar and the West Coast Avengers guest star in Part 2 of the Super-Nova Saga, "Earth Rocks!" Plot by Mark Gruenwald, script by Ralph Macchio, layouts by Rich Buckler, finished art by Tom Palmer. Guest starring Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman (of the Fantastic Four), and Firelord. John Buscema/Palmer cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #43
    Avengers West Coast (1985) 43

    "Vision Quest" Part 2 of 4. Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Mike Machlan. Cover by John Byrne. The Avengers fight their way into a secret government complex and find the Vision, but are they too late to save him? 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #43MJ
    Avengers West Coast (1985) Mark Jewelers 43MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Vision Quest" Part 2 of 4. Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Mike Machlan. Cover by John Byrne. The Avengers fight their way into a secret government complex and find the Vision, but are they too late to save him? 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #5
    Bad Company (1988) 5

    Written by Peter Milligan with art by Bret Ewins. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #46
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 46

    It's Christmas Eve, a major snowstorm is occurring and the Badger hitches a ride with a telephone repairman with a tower of man-hungry demons in pursuit and they all end up in a roadhouse in "The Actor." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Paul Abrams. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #432
    Batman (1940) 432
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1989 by DC.

    1st Printing - Batman teams up with a private investigator to find a 10-year-old boy abducted seven years prior in "Dead Letter Office". Script by James Owsley, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Uncredited cover looks to be pencilled by Mark Bright. 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 #432MULTIPK
    Batman (1940) 432MULTIPK
    Batman (1940) #432MULTIPK
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1989 by DC.

    1989 Multipack Reprint. Cover by Mark Bright. Batman teams up with a private investigator to find a 10-year-old boy abducted seven years prior in "Dead Letter Office". Script by James Owsley, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo. 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 #432REP
    Batman (1940) 432REP
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1989 by DC.

    2nd or later printing with 2nd printing notice after the indicia on first page. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #223
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  • Issue #224
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  • Issue #225
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  • Issue #226
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  • Issue #3
    Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children (1989) 3

    Diary of a Depressed Tap Dancer Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #43
    Best of 2000 AD Monthly (1985) 43

    Featuring: Nemesis the Warlock (Book 2) by Pat Mills & Jesus Redondo; Tharg's Future Shocks by David Perry & Jesus Redondo. Nemesis the Warlock cover by Kevin O'Neill.