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Comic books August 1989

  • Issue #638
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 638

    Features include Anderson PSI Division in "Triad" part 4 (script by Alan Grant, art by Arthur Ranson), Medivac 318 (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Nigel Dobbyn), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "Brand Loyalty" (script by Mike Collins, art by Marshall), Judge Dredd in "Kirby's Demon" (script by John Wagner, color art by Carlos Ezquerra), Strontium Dog in "Tales From the Doghouse" (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Simon Jacob), and Strontium Dog in "The Final Solution" part 17 (script by Alan Grant, art by Simon Harrison). Ezquerra cover.

  • Issue #639
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 639

    Features include Anderson PSI Division in "Triad" part 5 (script by Alan Grant, art by Arthur Ranson), Medivac 318 (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Nigel Dobbyn), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "The Getting of Wisdom" (script by Mike Collins, art by Dave D'Antiquis), Judge Dredd in "Curse of the Spider Man" (script by John Wagner, color art by Mick Austin), Survivor (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Ron Smith), and Strontium Dog in "The Final Solution" part 18 (script by Alan Grant, art by Simon Harrison). Ron Smith front cover. Judge Dredd back cover by Liam Sharp.

  • Issue #640
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 640

    Features include Anderson PSI Division in "Triad" part 6 (script by Alan Grant, art by Arthur Ranson), Medivac 318 (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Nigel Dobbyn), Judge Dredd in "The Amazing Ant-Man" (script by Alan Grant, color art by Carlos Ezquerra), Survivor (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Ron Smith), and Strontium Dog in "The Final Solution" part 19 (script by Alan Grant, art by Simon Harrison).

  • Issue #641
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 641

    August 26, 1989. Features include Anderson PSI Division in "Triad" part 7 (script by Alan Grant, art by Arthur Ranson), Moon Runners in "Old Acquaintance" part 1 (script by Sydney Falco, art by Massimo Belardinelli), Zippy Couriers in "The Searchers" part 1 (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Graham Higgins), Judge Dredd in "The Little U-Front Disaster" (script by John Wagner, color art by Chris Weston), Survivor (script by Robinson, art by Ron Smith), and Strontium Dog in "The Final Solution" part 20 (script by Alan Grant, art by Simon Harrison). Belardinelli back cover.

  • Issue #38
    2000 AD Monthly/Presents/Showcase (1986 2nd Series) 38

    Rich S. DeLarosa cover; Zenith in "Epilogue: Late Results"; Grant Morrison script; Steve Yeowell art; Mark King letters; Meltdown Man; Alan Hebden script; Belardinelli art; Jack Potter letters; Inferno; Tom Tully script; Balardinelli art; Tom Frame letters; Return to Armageddon; Malcolm Shaw script; J. Redondo art; Tony Jacob letters; Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Abyss (1989 Dark Horse) 1

    Written by Randy Stradley. Art and cover by Michael Kaluta. Two thousand feet below the surface of the Caribbean, an American nuclear submarine sinks under mysterious circumstances. The crew of Deepcore, an experimental underwater drilling rig, are pressed into service by the U.S. Navy to undertake a rescue mission. But what they discover may change the world for all time...and may require them to make the ultimate sacrifice! 32 pages, FC Cover price $2.25.

  • Vol. 1 #8
    Action 21 Magazine (1988 Engale Marketing) Vol. 1 #8

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    Vol. 1 - No. 8. Magazine featuring Gerry Anderson comic strips. 20 pages, full color.

  • Issue #644
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 644
    Published Aug 1989 by DC.

    644 - Thinking he's Superman, Matrix battles the real man of steel in "Doppelganger." Story by Roger Stern & George Perez. Art by Perez & Brett Breeding. Cover by Perez. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
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    Old Scores written by Grant Morrison with art by Mark Farmer.

  • Issue #1
    Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters Massacre (1989) 1

    Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters Massacre The Japanese Invasion! Story by Don Chin. Art by Ken Hooper. Cover by Stan Sakai. One of the many martial-arts funny-animal comics that appeared in the wake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles success, and nearly broke the comics industry. This one features hamsters with space-borne super-combat skills, and was the most popular, other than TMNT itself. When the Hamsters learn that their book is being cancelled to make way for more manga, they head to Japan to settle the score. Featuring cameos by writer and editors Don Chin, Dean Mullaney, and Catherine Yronwode. Contains parodies of Area 88, Speed Racer, Astro Boy, Mai the Psychic Girl, Legend of Kamui, Lone Wolf and Cub, and Godzilla. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #8
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  • Issue #9
    Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (1988) 9

    Catspaw: Part 1 of 4. "Night of the Moonpenguin!" Story by Jeff Grubb. Art by Jan Duursema. In-between adventures and low on coin, Timoth decides to take a job as a courier. However, his first assignment soon draws the attention of underbelly of Waterdeep. The stalwart centaur soon learns he carries an item many would kill to possess. Includes character sheet and information (to be used for the TSR Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game) for the Map: Waterdeep - City of Splendors. NOTE: This 4-part story is just good ole fashion D&D fun. - Odinson, Lone Star Comics Archivist Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #2
    Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989) 2

    Written by Matthew Costello and Mark Wheatley. Art by Mark Wheatley, Ernie Guanlao, and Damon Willis. Adapts the Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python) film featuring Eric Idle. Baron Munchausen continues his tale of escape from a city under siege by traveling to the moon and meeting its ruler. When the Baron flirts with the Moon King's wife, all hell breaks loose. 36 pages, full color. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Adventures of Luther Arkwright TPB (1989 2nd Edition) 1-1ST

    2nd Edition - Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Book 1: Rat Trap!" By Bryan Talbot. Introduction by Ramsey Campbell. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 96 pages, B&W. Cover price $11.95.

  • Issue #457
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 457

    While Superman takes on Intergang, Matrix starts to mimic the man of steel's actions in "Echoes." Plot by George Perez. Script by Roger Stern. Layouts by Dan Jurgens. Finishes by Ty Templeton. Cover by Jurgens & Jerry Ordway. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #388
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 388
  • Issue #9
    Akira (1988) 9
    Published Aug 1989 by Marvel.

    Tetsuo continues his assault on the hidden government complex beneath the Olympic stadium, despite the danger to the city if Akira is released. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes an article on Otomos architectural art. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #18
    ALF (1988) 18
    Published Aug 1989 by Marvel.

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    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. When ALF gets a "snootful" of chemicals, pollen and bugs, it causes him to grow and grow and grow. And that makes it even more difficult to keep ALF's existence a secret in "Melmacattack of the 50 Foot ALF." Then ALF and Willie try to move ALF's stuff in "A Moving Experience." And in "Back Off," while Kate and the kids are out of town, Willie injures himself and has ALF as a caregiver. Scripts by Michael Gallagher and art by Dave Manak & Marie Severin. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #12
    Alien Legion (1987 2nd Series) 12

    "Dirty Fighting!" Written by Chuck Dixon. Art by Larry Stroman and Mark Farmer. Jugger Grimrod, Hero of Ragallun, is the instructor in a class in Dirty Fighting. But it is the students who want to teach him a lesson. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Aliens (1989) 1st Printing 1

    1st printing. Written by Mark Verheiden. Art and cover by Denis Beauvais. The world goes mad for Hicks and Newt. In their desperate attempt to escape an Earth overrun with Aliens, their ship lands at a top secret Marine Base where a crazed General is attempting to train Aliens for use in battle! FC Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #73
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 73

    "Homeward Bound!" Part 3 of 5. Story by James D. Hudnall. Art by John Calimee and Mike Manley. In order to stop the malevolent Sorcerer, Alpha Flight ventures to the mystical Crossroads, a place that leads to many pathways but none lead back home. Yes, the very Crossroads the Incredible Hulk was exiled to (see Incredible Hulk (1st Series 1962-1998) #300-313). However, the villain they pursue intends to see that Canada's heroes never make it back home. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #170
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 170

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    Amazing Heroes Preview Special. Includes comments from Randy Stradley (The Abyss), Mark Verheiden (Aliens II, The American, Predator), Grant Morrison (Animal Man, Doom Patrol), Will Jacobs (Apache Dick), Mike Baron (Badger, Deadman, Nexus), Gary Reed (Baker Street), Alan Moore (Big Numbers, Taboo), Donald Simpson (Border Worlds), Dave Sim (Cerebus the Aardvark), Ann Nocenti (Classic X-Men, Daredevil), Alan Grant (Detective Comics), Gerard Jones (El Diablo, The Score, The Shadow Strikes, The Trouble With Girls), Bob Burden (Flaming Carrot Comics), Mark Waid (Gotham by Gaslight, Legion of Super-Heroes), John Ostrander (Grimjack), Jamie Delano (Hellblazer), Dan Vado (Hero Sandwich), Mike Grell (James Bond: Permission to Die), Pat Mills (Marshal Law), Andy Mangels (Nightmare on Elm Street in 3-D), Ted McKeever (Plastic Forks), Mark Badger (The Score), Carl Potts (Shadowmasters), Neal Adams (Shaman), Peter Milligan (Skreemer), Neil Gaiman (Swamp Thing Annual), Steve Bissette (Taboo), Dave Gibbons (World's Finest), Peter Stone (Zero Patrol), Scott McCloud (Zot!) and others. Cover by Todd McFarlane features Wolverine, Spider-Man, Captain America & Human Torch. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #318
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 318
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1572425007

    "Sting Your Partner!" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Todd McFarlane. Cover by Todd McFarlane. With new armament from Justin Hammer, the sinister Scorpion is back in business! But before Mac Gargan can resume his personal agenda, he has to do a job for Mr. Hammer! Fortunately it's a fairly simple one: kidnap an army general from the Brooklyn National Guard Armory and hand him over to Hammer Industries! However both Lance Bannon and the wondrous wall-crawler are also at the armory taking pictures for the Daily Bugle! When the Scorpion hears the name of the hated J. Jonah Jameson, he decides to go off-script! And he will regret that decision...post-haste! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, and the Chameleon. (Note: The Scorpion previously appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 18.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #318MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 318MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Scorpion's on the rampage in "Sting Your Partner!" Script by David Michelinie, art and cover by Todd McFarlane. Green Goblin cameo. Cover price $1.00.

  • Vol. 109 #8
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 109 #8

    August 1989. Cover by Kelly Freas. Stories: "Labyrinth" by Lois McMaster, "Treetops" by Mary Caraker, "Justice Machine" by Timothy Zahn, "Dancing with Myself" by Charles Sheffield, "True Confessions" by Geoffrey A. Landis, and "The Innocents" by Mary Caraker. Science Fact article: "Neural Nets" by Rick Cook. Softcover, 5-in. x 7.25-in.; 192 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #14
    Animal Man (1988) 14
    Published Aug 1989 by DC.

    Buddy finally gets home to find his house haunted...by Animal Man. Something strange is going on here... Written by Grant Morrison, with guest-artists Tom Grummett and Steve Montano. Cover by Brian Bolland. New Format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Appleseed Book 3 (1989) 1
  • Issue #3
    Aquaman (1989 2nd Limited Series) 3

    Earth's waters have turned Mera into a rampaging psychotic who threatens to ruin Aquaman's attack plans. Plot and layouts by Keith Giffen, script by Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Curt Swan, with inks by Al Vey. Cover by Swan and Vey. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #369
    Archie (1943) 369

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Jim DeCarlo. Stories by Frank Doyle and Mike Pellowski. Art by Stan Goldberg & Rudy Lapick. The gang shrug off Jughead's way to keep cool but may have second thoughts in "The Heat Beaters"! Plus: Archie fixes Mr. Weatherbee's desk and door with his special lubricant in "Slip Up"; a stray cat makes Mr. Lodge a believer in Psychokinesis in "Mind Games"; and when Archie gets to pick the line-up for the ball game, the guys try to get special treatment in "Line-Up Lament"! Also: 1-page Sabrina the Teenage Witch cross out letter game "Brew Recipe!" by Rod Ollerenshaw. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #63
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 63
  • Issue #97
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 97
  • Issue #595
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 595

    First 95-cent cover price. Betty & Veronica Spectacular. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. "Canada Calling," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; The girls win a contest and are going to Canada to be models for fashion designer Maxine. "The Painfully Rich," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Veronica moans to Betty how difficult her life has been because she is wealthy. Sophisticated Style fashion page, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr. "Who's Sorry Now," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; Everyone is puzzled when Betty's conversation becomes riddled with titles of old popular songs. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #208
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 208

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. "O' Say Can You Sync?", script by Bill Golliher, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Miss Grundy records herself singing the school Alma Mater; When she loses her voice the day of her scheduled performance, Archie has her lip sync to the recording. Archie's Club News. "Lover Boy's Lament," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Moose tells us about his relationship with Midge. "To Paint Or Not To Paint," script by George Gladir,pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Nancy tells Chuck to try his hand at painting, but as a result, Chuck attracts the attention of more girls. "Team Steam," script by Joe Edwards, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Patti Pacer challenges Coach Kleats to a baseball team vs. softball team game. You Don't Need Drugs... public service announcement with the Archie gang. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #306
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 306

    "There is a Fire Down Below" Part 2 of 3. Script by John Byrne. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. While swimming into Upper New York Bay, the Sub-Mariner is ambushed by a legion of Lava Men! However, Prince Namor has plenty of company at the bottom of the bay! Namely his fellow avengers! Trapped within a rocky sphere, the Avengers desperately try to break free before suffocating! Thanks to the Prince of Asgard, Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the Avenging Son escape their undersea prisons! But then they find themselves in the subsurface lair of Jinku…staring at a giant lava monster! Meanwhile as Hydro-Base teeters on the brink of plunging into the bay, Jarvis sends a distress call to the Avengers' west coast branch! Cameo appearance by the West Coast Avengers. Flashback cameo by N'astirh. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Gilgamesh, Quasar, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Sub-Mariner. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #306MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 306MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "There is a Fire Down Below" Part 2 of 3. Script by John Byrne. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. While swimming into Upper New York Bay, the Sub-Mariner is ambushed by a legion of Lava Men! However, Prince Namor has plenty of company at the bottom of the bay! Namely his fellow avengers! Trapped within a rocky sphere, the Avengers desperately try to break free before suffocating! Thanks to the Prince of Asgard, Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the Avenging Son escape their undersea prisons! But then they find themselves in the subsurface lair of Jinku…staring at a giant lava monster! Meanwhile as Hydro-Base teeters on the brink of plunging into the bay, Jarvis sends a distress call to the Avengers' west coast branch! Cameo appearance by the West Coast Avengers. Flashback cameo by N'astirh. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Gilgamesh, Quasar, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Sub-Mariner. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #47
    Avengers West Coast (1985) 47

    "With Friends Like These" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Mike Machlan. Cover by John Byrne. With the Avengers unable to further help the Vision regain his personality, the Scarlet Witch accepts an offer of assistance from a shadowy organization in Texas. However, it's a trap! Cameo appearances by Captain America and the She-Hulk. (Note: The title of the series changes from the West Coast Avengers to Avengers West Coast with this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #47MJ
    Avengers West Coast (1985) Mark Jewelers 47MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "With Friends Like These" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Mike Machlan. Cover by John Byrne. With the Avengers unable to further help the Vision regain his personality, the Scarlet Witch accepts an offer of assistance from a shadowy organization in Texas. However, it's a trap! Cameo appearances by Captain America and the She-Hulk. (Note: The title of the series changes from the West Coast Avengers to Avengers West Coast with this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #9
    Bad Company (1988) 9

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

  • Issue #50
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 50

    Special double-sized issue in celebration of the comic's 50th issue. Issue has "Anemone of the People" in which the Badger and company try to deal with a drilling operation going bad at a resort on the Yucatan Peninsula which puts them at odds with a dictator (script by Mike Baron and art by Jeffrey Butler & Mark Nelson) and "Tear the Roof Off the Sucker" in which Mavis and the Badger's plans for a new home run into all kinds of opposition (script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Paul Abrams). Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #436
    Batman (1940) 436
    Tags: Batman Year 3 (part 1)
    Published Aug 1989 by DC.
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    • Signed by cover artist George Perez with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    1st appearance of Tim Drake. Cover art by George Perez. "Batman Year 3 (Part 1 of 4): Different Roads," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by John Beatty; Someone is killing off Gotham's mob bosses, and Batman keeps arriving too late to prevent the murders; Boss Zucco is up for parole, and Alfred Pennyworth pleads with the parole board not to let him free; Nightwing returns to Gotham, having heard that Batman's sanity is eroding, and sets off in search of his mentor; The Post-Crisis origin of Robin (Dick Grayson) in flashback. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #437
    Batman (1940) 437
    Tags: Batman Year 3 (part 2)
    Published Aug 1989 by DC.

    Last 75-cent cover price. Cover art by George Perez. "Batman Year 3 (Part 2 of 4): Changes Made," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by John Beatty; Nightwing catches up with Batman in the rubble of the clifftop home of one of Gotham's mob bosses; Alfred remembers Dick's arrival at Wayne Manor and his introduction to Batman's world; Batman refuses to talk to Nightwing about his feelings regarding Jason's death, and neither of them is yet aware that Boss Zucco, the killer of Dick's parents, has been granted parole; Batman offers to help the surviving mob bosses, and Alfred considers killing Zucco. The Post-Crisis origin of Robin (Dick Grayson) in flashback. Story continues in Batman #437. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Batman Vow from the Grave TPB (1989 Titan) 1-1ST

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    Titan Books - 1st printing. Collects stories from Detective Comics #404, 408and 410 and Batman #237. Written by Denny O'Neil, Len Wein, Steve Englehart, and Marv Wolfman. Art by Neil Adams, Vin & Sal Amendola, and Dick Giordano. Cover by Neil Adams. Introduction by Jonathan Ross. Softcover, 96 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.79.

  • Issue #1493
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  • Issue #1494
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  • Issue #1495
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  • Issue #1496
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  • Issue #240
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  • Issue #241
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  • Issue #242
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  • Issue #243
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