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Comic books June 1989

  • Issue #18
    Escape Magazine (1986 UK) 18

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    Cover by Jean-Claude Gotting. Edited by Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury. Stories by Howard Chaykin, Will Eisner, Bill Sienkiewicz, Steven Appleby, Chris Long, Brian Bolland, Paul Gravett, Alex Varenne, Peter Lydon, James Sillavan, Jean-Claude Gotting, Mark Robinson, and Bill Watterson. Influential independent comics anthology from Great Britain, featuring many artists who would go on to greater fame. Will Eisner and Bill Sienkiewicz on Paris; a classic Calvin & Hobbes strip; an interview with Jules Feiffer. 8 1/2 in. x 11 in., 64 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #9
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 9

    Part 1 of 2 - "The Two-Edged Sword!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. 3Ever since the macabre events of Inferno, Captain Britains super powers have been on the fritz. Can Kitty find a cure in time for the team to take on their doppelgangers from another dimension? Featuring a full page pin-up on back cover by Alan Davis and Paul Neary. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Faculty Funnies (1989) 1

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick. The Awesome Foursome, script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; When one of Archie's science emperiments explodes, four faculty members at Riverdale High gain super-powers and decide to fight crime as the Awesome Foursome. You Don't Need Drugs To... public service announcement with the Archie gang. The Good Old Days, script by Hal Smith, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Miss Haggly reminisces. Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race cereal ad. 36 pgs. $0.95. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #83
    Fangoria (1979-2015 O'Quinn Studios) 1st Series 83

    This issue includes the following: an interview with Yvette Vickers; "The Women of Crystal Lake" part one; the first word on Friday the 13th Part VIII (among other Friday the 13th articles); a feature on Puppetmaster; part one of an interview with Roger Corman; a Phantasm II poster; and more. Cover photo celebrates the Friday the 13th series. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #327
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 327

    Frightful Four continued. "Why?!!" Story by John Harkness. Art by Keith Pollard and Romeo Tanghal. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Sinnott. The Thing has suddenly been turned back into Ben Grimm during the battle with the Frightful Four! Even without the Thing, the remainder of the Fantastic Four defeats the Frightful Four and forces them to flee. Mr. Fantastic becomes the leader of the FF again and the new team goes after the Frightful Four. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #327MJ
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 327MJ

    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
    Fantastic Things Catalog (1989) 3

    Fantastic Things Catalog #3, original art for sale from Rich Halegua (largest dealer of original comic art and owner of Comic Art & Graffix Gallery). Cover by Glenn L. Barr. Catalog features page after page of image representations for original comic strip art, original comic book covers and pages, as well as original pulp covers and illustrations. Paper cover, glue-bound spine, 8 1/4-in. x 10 3/4-in., 32 pages, black and white. NOTE: Future Rich Halegua original art catalogs were titled Comic Art & Graffix Gallery.

  • Vol. 76 #6
    Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949 Mercury Digest) Vol. 76 #6

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    Volume 76, Issue 6 - June 1989. Cover by David Hardy. Fantasy and Science Fiction stories by Bradley Denton, Chet WIlliamson, John Morressy, and Isaac Asimov. Softcover. 5-in. x 7-in., 162 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations). Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1
    Fantazone (1989) 1

    Fantazone (1989) #001, Summer 1989. "Tiger Beat Presents Fantazone." Batman (the movie), Nightmare on Elm Street V, Star trek V, Alien Nation, Ghostbusters, and more. 8-5/8 in. x 10-7/8 in.; part color, part black and white; 68 pages on slick paper. Cover price $2.95.

  • Vol. 42 #6
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    Volume 42 - Number 6, June 1989. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. Articles and Stories. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos.) Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #15
    Filmfax (1986) 15

    Features in this issue include: Ken Tobey article and interview; Mel Blanc article and interview; part one of detailed history on Monogram Pictures; feature in The Adventures of Robin Hood; and more. Cover montage highlighted by Mel Blanc surrounded by Looney Tunes characters. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #84
    Firestorm (1982 2nd Series) 84

    It never rains but it pours...at least that's how Ronnie and Mikhail feel as they're stranded in Moscow, stalked by Svarozhich...and unable to summon Firestorm to help them out of this mess. Written by John Ostrander, with art by Tom Grindberg and Sam De La Rosa. Cover by Grindberg. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #17
    Fish Police (1988 Comico/Apple) 17

    Inspector Gill comes across a slug with a bottle, the S.H.A.R.K. agents and the Fish Police get lost in the underground tunnels and Goldie and Bass are on the trail of Hook in an untitled story. Script and art by Steve Moncuse. Issue also has two editions of "Fish Sticks." The first one with script by Steve Moncuse and art by Eric Shanower and the second one with script by Steve Moncuse and art by Arthur Adams. Wraparound cover. Last regular issue of Fish Police published by Comico. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #22
    Flaming Carrot (1984 AV/Dark Horse) 22

    Story and art by Bob Burden. Captured by Space Aliens, Flaming Carrot, Screwball and the Trekkies are subjected to weird, inhuman experiments--which have the unexpected side-effect of giving Flaming Carrot a new power! Many Trekkies die fighting valiantly for Earth before Flaming Carrot and Screwball overcome the evil invaders from another world! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #27
    Flash (1987 2nd Series) 27
    Published Jun 1989 by DC.

    "Running from Myself." Wally's friends finally find him, but he's covered in spikes, stripped to the shorts, and hallucinating. Script by William Messner-Loebs, pencils by Greg LaRocque, inks by Larry Mahlstedt. Cover art by Greg LaRoque and Larry Mahlstedt. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #11
    Force of Buddha's Palm (1988) 11
  • Issue #2-1ST
    Forgotten Realms The Avatar Trilogy PB (1989 TSR Novel) 2-1ST

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    Book 2: Tantras - 1st printing. By Richard Awlinson (pen-name for Scott Ciencin). Cover by by Jeff Easley. Welcome to the Time of Troubles. Magic has gone crazy, strange, terrifying monsters stalk the land, and the gods have been banished form the heavens to walk among mankind. Gods destroy gods and their war threatens to wipe out all the mortal races of the Realms. This is the tale that changed the face of Faerûn forever! Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., Text Only. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #2-REP
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    Book 2: Tantras - 2nd and later printings. NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary. By Richard Awlinson (pen-name for Scott Ciencin). Cover by by Jeff Easley. Welcome to the Time of Troubles. Magic has gone crazy, strange, terrifying monsters stalk the land, and the gods have been banished form the heavens to walk among mankind. Gods destroy gods and their war threatens to wipe out all the mortal races of the Realms. This is the tale that changed the face of Faerûn forever! Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., Text Only. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Four Cases of Murder TPB (1989 Malibu Graphics) Starring Perry Mason 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Story and art by Erle Stanley Gardner. Edited by Tom Mason. Starring Perry Mason, this collection of crime dramas includes The Case of the Innocent Thief, The Case of the Nervous Horse, The Case of the Missing Husband, and The Case of the Constant Cricket. Softcover (Horizontal Format), 136 pages, B&W. Cover price $17.95.

  • Issue #11
    Fright (1988 Eternity) 11
  • Issue #8
    Fright Night (1988) 8
    Published Jun 1989 by Now.

    The Revenge of Evil Ed! Story by Tony Caputo. Art by Neil Vokes. Adventures of the monster hunters Charley and Peter, based on the beloved vampire film from 1985. Evil Ed finds new ways to mess with Charley when he becomes the new DJ at The Club; Charley learns that his girlfriend Natalia's father was killed by a vampire. Also featuring a Rust backup story. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #2
    Futurama (1989 Slave Labor) 2

    I Want to be a Machine, Part 2. Story by Christopher Klein. Art and cover by Ken Holewczynski. Unrelated to Matt Groenings later cartoon, this Futurama is set in a world where androids and humans populate rival dance clubs. Karls drug causes Zara to see the appeal in synthetic things…and synthetic people. 24 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #87
    GI Joe (1982 Marvel) 87
    Published Jun 1989 by Marvel.

    The Joes, Sneak-Peek, Shockwave and Outback discover how destructive total war can be when they witness Cobra's annihilating "Assault on Castle Destro!" Written by Larry Hama, with art by Tony Salmons and Randy Emberlin. Cover by Marshall Rogers and Bob McLeod. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #87MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #13
    GI Joe European Missions (1988) 13

    "The Prisoner!" Written by Steve Alan. Art by Robin Smith. Starring Flint and Destro. "Terror Tower!" Starring Alpine and the Crimosn Guard. Written by Mike Collins. Art by Kev Hopgood and Dave Harwood. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #22
    GI Joe Special Missions (1986) 22

    "Decisions!" Written by Larry Hama. Art by Dave Cockrum and Andy Mushynsky. GI Joe struggles to sort out a tricky hostage situation. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #22MJ
    GI Joe Special Missions (1986) Mark Jewelers 22MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Dave Cockrum art. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1
    Gizmo and the Fugitoid (1989) 1
  • Issue #2
    Gizmo and the Fugitoid (1989) 2

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  • Issue #32
    Grendel (1986) 32
    Published Jun 1989 by Comico.

    A bloodthirsty C.O.P., a hallucinogenic heretic and a determined rat become the three key players in the battle to reign in "Devil's Disclosure." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Jay Geldhof. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Grendel The Devil Inside HC (1989 Limited Edition) 1-1ST

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    Signed by Matt Wagner and Bernie Mireault - 1st printing. Collects Grendel: The Devil Inside (2001) 1-3. Written by Matt Wagner. Art by Bernie Mireault. The spirit of Grendel seethes in the mind of everyone it encounters. A touch of death, of fear, of anger infects all, gripping at the soul, and wreaking havoc on the lives of those in its path. In this now-classic chapter of the Grendel saga, we return to Brian Li Sung, a once-successful Broadway stage manager who became Grendel after losing the love of his life-the granddaughter of the original Grendel, Hunter Rose. Now down and out, living in the slums of Brooklyn, Li Sung struggles as an off-off-off-Broadway stage manager by day; by night, he stews in the hatred and violence that is Grendel, and becomes a cold- blooded killer. When old friends can't help him, and the city can no longer cope with this scourge of destruction, it's up to one desperate cop to stop the murderous rampage, or die trying. Hardcover, 88 pages, full color. Mature Readers NOTE: Limited to 2,000 copies Cover price $35.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Grendel The Devil Inside TPB (1989 Comico) 1-1ST

    Comico Edition - 1st printing. Collects Grendel: The Devil Inside (2001) 1-3. Written by Matt Wagner. Art by Bernie Mireault. The spirit of Grendel seethes in the mind of everyone it encounters. A touch of death, of fear, of anger infects all, gripping at the soul, and wreaking havoc on the lives of those in its path. In this now-classic chapter of the Grendel saga, we return to Brian Li Sung, a once-successful Broadway stage manager who became Grendel after losing the love of his life-the granddaughter of the original Grendel, Hunter Rose. Now down and out, living in the slums of Brooklyn, Li Sung struggles as an off-off-off-Broadway stage manager by day; by night, he stews in the hatred and violence that is Grendel, and becomes a cold- blooded killer. When old friends can't help him, and the city can no longer cope with this scourge of destruction, it's up to one desperate cop to stop the murderous rampage, or die trying. Softcover, 88 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $11.95.

  • Issue #8
    Grey (1988) 8
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jun 1989 by Viz Media LLC.
  • Issue #59
    Grimjack (1984) 59

    Grimjack tries to determine the truth when a son accuses a father of murder in "Still Waters." Script by John Ostrander and art by Flint Henry & Jeff Easley. Issue also has "Munden's Bar – The Legend of the Lone Lizard" with script by Kim Yale & Nick Varga and art by Gary Fields. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1
    Groo Chronicles (1989) 1

    Stories by Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones. Art and cover by Sergio Aragones. Sword and sorcery comedy from Sergio Aragones, as Groo's skill with the sword is only exceeded by his stupidity, making him dangerous to friend and foe alike. After Marvel picked up the Groo series, it reprinted the original issues from Pacific Comics in special double-sized editions. Groo tries to figure out who is trying to kill him; Sage teaches warriors how to use a catapult; Groo becomes a guard for the king's messenger. Friends and Enemies; Sage; The Missive! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #2
    Groo Chronicles (1989) 2

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    Stories by Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones. Art and cover by Sergio Aragones. Sword and sorcery comedy from Sergio Aragones, as Groo's skill with the sword is only exceeded by his stupidity, making him dangerous to friend and foe alike. After Marvel picked up the Groo series, it reprinted the original issues from Pacific Comics in special double-sized editions. Groo gets a job with a caravan crossing the desert, but will he have the patience to wait until their destination to get paid? Also, the first Groo story, from Destroyer Duck #1, and other early stories from Starslayer (1982 Pacific/First) #5 and Epic Illustrated (1980 Magazine) #27, plus a new Rufferto story. The Caravan; Sage; Groo, the Wanderer; Rufferto. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #52
    Groo the Wanderer (1985 Marvel) 52

    Comic featuring the humorous misadventures of the mighty (physically) but not-so-great (mentally) warrior named Groo. This issue features "The Arana" in which Groo and Chakaal try to stop a human sacrifice. Story and art credits: Sergio Aragones. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #52MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #6
    Gun Fury (1989) 6
    Published Jun 1989 by Aircel.
  • Issue #2
    Hamster Vice (1989) 2

    The Roach Wars. Story, art and cover by Dwayne Ferguson. Eclipse Comics picks up one of the more popular send-ups inspired by TMNT madness, originally from Blackthorne. This is just what it sounds like: Rodent cops spoofing a successful mid-80s TV show that also had Vice in the title. The Hamsters have handled roaches before, but this time they may be fatally outnumbered and outgunned. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1
    Hawk and Dove (1989 3rd Series) 1

    When his brother, the original Dove, died, Hawk believed he would be continuing his crime-fighting career as a solo hero. He was wrong. Now, Hawk and Dove are back together...and things will just keep getting weirder from here on in. Hawk and the new Dove may be a tenuous team, but they'll have to make the best of things as they are launched in mysterious new directions and deadly new adventures. The question is, which will get them first...the bad guys or the dissent between them? Written by Barbara and Karl Kesel, with art by Greg Guler and Scott Hanna. Cover by Guler and Karl Kesel. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #10
    Haywire (1988) 10
    Published Jun 1989 by DC.

    Cover art by Vince Giarrano. Jenette Kahn relates the story of a trip she took to the Middle East. Love and Death, script by Michael Fleisher, pencils by Vince Giarrano, inks by Jose Marzan Jr.; Haywire has second thoughts about leaving White Lotus to the police, so he rescues her (causing gratuitous damage, of course); The Black Dragon society, though, is not too happy with White Lotus, and they put a plan in motion to deal with her and Haywire; Meanwhile, a man who was crippled during one of Haywire's rampages has gained control of a similar power-suit, which he needs to use to escape Combine forces; Finally, it turns out that Alex has a brother he doesn't know about, a waiter who steals from his rich clients; And some of those clients think Alex is responsible for the thefts. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #34
    Heathcliff (1985-1991 Marvel/Star Comics) 34
  • Issue #120
    Heavy Metal Magazine (1977) 120

    Cover by Olivia. Stories and Art by Schuiten, Miguel Angel Prado, Antonio Navarro, Peter Kuper, Herikberto, Laurent Theureau & Patrick Galliano, Kenneth Smith and Daniel Torres. The illustrated fantasy magazine. In this issue: "The Hollow Planet"; "Manuel Montano"; "The Adventures of Glenn Dykstra"; "Mystery"; "Burned"; "July Butterfly"; "The Protoplasmid Zen-Master Sphinx of Autolycus V"; and "Wet Papier Mache"! 112 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #19
    Hellblazer (1988) 19

    Part 6 of the 9-part 'The Fear Machine' cycle. The mysterious life and death of "The Broken Man," and what does this all mean to Constantine? Written by Jamie Delano, with pencils by Mark Buckingham and inks by Alfredo Alcala. Painted cover by Dave McKean. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 1

    First printing (2nd printings exist). Cover art by Martin Wagner. Part I Joey Gunther, script and art by Martin Wagner; Joey daydreams in class, then meets up with roommate Gunther to play pool. First appearance of Joey and Gunther in the comic book. Based on the comic strip that appeared in The Daily Texan, the student newspaper at The University of Texas at Austin. 32 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1
    Hepcats Special Edition (1989) 1

    Joey & Gunther. Story, art and cover by Martin Wagner. Reprints the first issue of Wagners acclaimed (and short-lived) anthropomorphic slice-of-life series that started as a college newspaper strip. After daydreaming his way through class, Joey meets up with his roommate Gunther to play pool. Also includes a new backup story and supplementary material for new readers. 32 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1SIGNED
    Hepcats Special Edition (1989) 1SIGNED

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    Autographed edition, signed by creator Martin Wagner. Joey & Gunther. Story, art and cover by Martin Wagner. Reprints the first issue of Wagners acclaimed (and short-lived) anthropomorphic slice-of-life series that started as a college newspaper strip. After daydreaming his way through class, Joey meets up with his roommate Gunther to play pool. Also includes a new backup story and supplementary material for new readers. 32 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #3
    Hero Hotline (1989) 3

    The Hotline's in trouble up to its collective neck as the team battles the chaos-causing super-villain Snafu at the Stock Exchange; Diamondette opens Pandora's Box on live TV; the heroes search for the woman who might have been kidnapped by aliens...and Mister Muscle is framed for murder. Written by Bob Rozakis, with art by Stephen DeStefano and Kurt Schaffenberger. Cover by DeStefano and Karl Kesel. New Format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1989
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    The program to a yearly convention held in June in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1982 (except 86).