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Comic books February 1990

  • Issue #664
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 664

    Features include Chopper in "Song of the Surfer" part 11 (script by John Wagner, color art by Colin MacNeil), Barton part 2 (script by Peter Milligan, art by James McCarthy), Judge Dredd in "Tale of the Dead Man" part 3 (script by Wagner, color art by the Simpsons), Tharg's Future Shocks: "War and Peace" (script by Nicholas Barber, art by Dave D'Antiquis), and Slaine volume 2 part 10 (script by Pat Mills, color art by Simon Bisley). Cliff Robinson cover.

  • Issue #665
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 665

    Features include Chopper in "Song of the Surfer" part 12 (script by John Wagner, color art by Colin MacNeil), Barton part 3 (script by Peter Milligan, art by James McCarthy), Judge Dredd in "Tale of the Dead Man" part 4 (script by Wagner, color art by the Simpsons), Beyond Zero (script by John Brosnan, art by Kev Hopgood), and Zippy Couriers in "Mascot" part 1 (script by Hilary Robinson, color art by Higgins/Perkins). MacNeil front cover. Dave D'Antiquis back cover.

  • Issue #666
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 666

    Features include "Bradley Goes Gothic" (script by "Alan Macabre," color art by "Simon Haggardous"), Beyond Zero (script by John Brosnan, art by Kev Hopgood), Tharg's Future Shocks: "The Mirror" (script by Heath Ackley, art by Martin Griffiths), Judge Dredd in "Tale of the Dead Man" part 5 (script by John Wagner, color art by J. Anderson), Barton part 4 (script by Peter Milligan, art by James McCarthy), and Zippy Couriers in "Mascot" part 2 (script by Hilary Robinson, color art by Higgins/Perkins).

  • Issue #667
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 667

    Features include Judge Dredd in "Tale of the Dead Man" part 6 (script by John Wagner, color art by J. Anderson), Barton (script by Peter Milligan, art by James McCarthy), Rogue Trooper in "The War Machine" (script by Dave Gibbons, color art by Will Simpsons) (two corrected pages appear in issue 673), Zenith phase 3 part 22, "Stairway to Heaven" (script by Grant Morrison, art by Steve Yeowell), and Zippy Couriers in "Mascot" part 3 (script by Hilary Robinson, color art by Higgins/Perkins). Simpsons cover.

  • Issue #44
    2000 AD Monthly/Presents/Showcase (1986 2nd Series) 44

    Rich S. DeLaRosa cover Zenith in "The Parent Trap"; Grant Morrison script; Steve Yeowell art; Kid letters; Meltdown Man; Alan Hebden script; Belardinelli art; Jack Potter letters; Return to Armageddon; Malcolm Shaw script; J. Redondo art; Bill Nutall letters; Tharg's Future Shocks "Want to Live Forever?"; D. Anderson script; M. Belerdinelli art; Steve Potter letters; Inferno; Tom Tully script; Balardinelli art; Pete Knight letters; Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #2
    7-Up Sam Vol. 05 2
    Published Feb 1990 by 7-Up.

    7-Up Sam Vol. 05 (1960) "Seven-Up With Festive Foods" is an in-house promotional comic published by 7-Up. Featuring comic strip advertising art by Vic Herman, the creator of the 7 Up Sam institutional promotional campaign for 7 Up. Learn how selling 7-Up with festive foods is a winning combination. This issue also features the story "7-Up Sells Storewide Displays." 8 pages, fullcolor, 7-in x 10-in.

  • Issue #650
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 650
    Published Feb 1990 by DC.

    Cover art by George Perez. Reflections starring Superman, script by Roger Stern, pencils by Jerry Ordway, Curt Swan, George Perez, Kerry Gammill, and Dan Jurgens, inks by Brett Breeding, Bob McLeod, Art Thibert, and Dennis Janke; Superman's pals reflect on the good things he's done for them. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #14
    Advance Comics (1989) 14

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  • Issue #15
    Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (1988) 15

    Spell Games: Part 3 of 4. "Cat & Mouse!" Written by Dan Mishkin. Art by Jan Duursema. Vajra has returned to Manshaka and, once again, is forced to fight in the Arena of Blood. Can she survive long enough to find escape, not just for herself, but for the child as well. Well first, she'll have to get past a sardonic silver dragon! Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #5
    Adventurers Book III (1989) 5
  • Issue #463
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 463

    Cover pencils by Dan Jurgens, inks by Brett Breeding. Speed Kills, script by Dan Jurgens, pencils by Dan Jurgens, inks by Art Thibert; Superman versus the Flash, in a race necessary to send Mr. Mxyzptlk back to the fifth dimension for another ninety days. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #394
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  • Issue #15
    Akira (1988) 15
    Published Feb 1990 by Marvel.

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    The struggle over Akira continues as Nezu refuses to surrender Akira to Lady Miyako; Kay, Kaneda, and Chiyoko try to help Akira escape, and the Colonel fanatically searches for all of them. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes a behind-the-scenes article about coloring Marvels edition of Akira. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #26
    ALF (1988) 26
    Published Feb 1990 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. Brian runs for student council president and ALF decides to help as his campaign manager in "Campaign in the Neck." Then ALF talks about his legendary ancestor, King Alfur and the glorious days of Hamelot in "For One Brief Shining Melmoment." And in "Take This Job and Love It," ALF gets a job of selling trees but causes problems when he adds some Melmiracle Gro to the trees. Scripts by Michael Gallagher and art by Dave Manak & Marie Severin. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #15
    Alien Legion (1987 2nd Series) 15

    "Vector: Red!" Written by Chuck Dixon. Art by Larry Stroman and Mark Farmer. The now deposed monarchs of Mmrosdia hired mercenaries to fight their revolution - and now the mercenaries refuse to leave until they've received their pay. It's up to Force Nomad to rout the bull-headed soldiers, who are led by the most arrogant, obnoxious individual ever - Jugger Grimrod's father! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #81
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 81

    Quest for Northstar: Part 1 of 2. "Prisoners!" Story by James D. Hudnall. Art by John Calimee and Mike Manley. Cover by John Byrne. When Alpha Flight discovers one of their own maybe still alive, they travel to the home of the Norse Gods. However, they may be too late to help their friend and teammate. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #176
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 176

    Grant Morrison discusses Batman, Animal Man; Lou Ferrigno interview on Death of the Incredible Hulk. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #329
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 329

    "Power Prey!" Acts of Vengeance aftermath. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Erik Larsen. Inks by Andy Mushynsky. Cover by Erik Larsen and Al Gordon. The Acts of Vengeance is over! But Loki, Graviton, and Sebastian Shaw still want another shot at your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Inside Shaw Industries, the X-Men's long-time foe tinkers with past and present Sentinel robots! High above the Earth, the Asgardian god of mischief takes notice and decides to push along Shaw's research by merging the prototypes into the Tri-Sentinel! And then Loki sends the gigantic robot to destroy the Amity Point nuclear power plant! Is the end near for New York City? Not quite! In a brilliant flash of light, the Amazing Spider-Man transforms into Captain Universe! And with the enigma force pulsing through his veins, the wondrous wall-crawler charges the Tri-Sentinel! Can the spectacular one prevent a nuclear meltdown in the Big Apple? In Spidey we trust! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Flash Thompson, and the Black Cat. (Notes: This issue begins Erik Larsen's 2-year run as the penciler of the Amazing Spider-Man title. This story was reprinted in 1993 in the trade paperback: Spider-Man -- The Cosmic Adventures.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #329MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 329MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. In this Acts of Vengeance aftermath story line, Spider-Man still has cosmic powers and wears a Captain Universe costume as he battles the Tri-Sentinel (on loan from the X-Men, apparently) in "Power Prey!" Script by David Michelinie; Erik Larsen begins as regular penciller, inks by Andy Mushynsky. Loki (from Thor) and Graviton cameos. Larsen/Al Gordon cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Vol. 110 #3
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 110 #3

    February 1990. Cover by Dell Harris. Stories: "Weatherman" by Lois McMaster Bujold, "Tongues in Trees" by Ray Brown, "Curlew's Choice" by Ian Stewart, "Parapsychology Today" by Jerry Oltion, "The Sweet Smell of Success" by Grey Rollins, "VRM-547" by W. R. Thompson, and "The Token Pole" by Jack Wodhams. Science Fact article: "Worldlets in Collision" by Stephen L. Gillett, Ph.D. Probability Zero article: "The Broccoli Factor" by Timothy Zahn. Softcover, 5-in. x 7.25-in.; 192 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #20
    Animal Man (1988) 20
    Published Feb 1990 by DC.

    Cover art by Brian Bolland. A memoriam to Sol Harrison of the DC Production department, who had just passed away, by Paul Levitz. The Last Enemy, script by Grant Morrison, pencils by Chas Truog, inks by Doug Hazlewood; Buddy falls into despair over the deaths of his wife and children, but at his lowest point he gets a mysterious phone call; Elsewhere, a seemingly shadowy governmental organization demonstrates their latest weapon for Mr. Lennox. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Apache Dick (1990) 1
  • Issue #4
    Appleseed Book 3 (1989) 4
  • Issue #374
    Archie (1943) 374

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jon D'Agostino. Fruity Pebbles ad with the Flintstones. "Twist of Fate," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Moose punishes his classmates for making passes at Midge by tangling them in the gym's parallel bars. You Don't Need Drugs public service announcement with the Archie gang. Archie's Club News. "Under Wraps!" script by Bob Fleming, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Scott McRae; Archie told both Betty and Veronica that he'd be at each of their parties, but they are scheduled for the same time. "Stage Fright," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie wakes up and pretends to be Captain Ahab, from Moby Dick, as he gets ready and goes to school. "Snow Job," script by Rich Margopoulos, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Mr. Weatherbee calls Archie and asks him to shovel the snow from his driveway; Archie brings Jughead and Reggie along but they move the snow into the neighbor's yard. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #66
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 66
  • Issue #100
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 100

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "We're Getting Santa Mental!", script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Henry Scarpelli; The Archie gang celebrate Christmas and the 100th issue of Archie's Comics Digest. "New View"; Mr. Weatherbee decides to be more friendly to the students and try some new techniques in his job. "Twinkle Toes"; Dilton builds a pair of shoes that can make him a great dancer. "Earthquake"; Chuck is fired from his job and arrested when $100 goes missing. "The Android Maneuver," script by George Gladir, art by Samm Schwartz; Dilton builds an android named Stacy to keep Ethel away from Jughead during a skiing trip. "Season's Greetings," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; Reggie kisses Midge in front of Moose claiming that it's in the Christmas spirit but Moose gets even with his present to Reggie. "Wrap Session," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie does such a bad job wrapping Christmas presents that he gets Veronica to wrap the present he is giving Betty and vice versa. "Auto Suggestion," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan Decarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Alex refuses to drive more slowly: the energy crisis doesn't affect the Cabots because they don't have shortages of oil, and safety issues don't affect Cabot cars. You Don't Need Drugs public service announcement with Archie. 132 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Author's Choice Monthly HC (1989-1992 Pulphouse) 5-1ST

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    Volume 5 - 1st printing. "Into the Eighth Decade!" By Jack Williamson. Author's Choice Monthly was a series of 29 short story collections. These hardcovers have a limited print run and are each is signed by the author. Hardcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 104 pages, Text Only. NOTE: Limited to 350 copies.

  • Issue #314
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 314

    "Along Came a Spider" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Spider-Man. Script by John Byrne. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan. What if the universe disappeared for just a split second? That would be frightening! And what if the awesome weapon that could make that possible…fell into the hands of a sinister super-villainess? That would be terrifying! Unfortunately for Earth's Mightiest Heroes…the former and the latter are now both reality! At the Polydyne Industries laboratory in New Jersey, the genocidal Nebula has seized control of Professor Harker's incredible compressor unit! But even Nebula isn't exactly sure what the compressor unit can do! The Avengers fear the worst and ask Sersi and Spider-Man to help them! With Cap, Thor, Sersi, Jarvis, and the wall-crawler gathered in the underground control room, the universe disappears again! But the five heroes still remain! Now what? Cameo appearances by Starfox, Wonder Man, Hank Pym, and the Wasp. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Iron Man, Sersi, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: The Avengers previously battled Nebula in Avengers 259 and 260. This issue includes a full-page ad for Silver Surfer 34 and Fantastic Four 337.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #314MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 314MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Along Came a Spider" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Spider-Man. Script by John Byrne. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan. What if the universe disappeared for just a split second? That would be frightening! And what if the awesome weapon that could make that possible…fell into the hands of a sinister super-villainess? That would be terrifying! Unfortunately for Earths Mightiest Heroes…the former and the latter are now both reality! At the Polydyne Industries laboratory in New Jersey, the genocidal Nebula has seized control of Professor Harkers incredible compressor unit! But even Nebula isnt exactly sure what the compressor unit can do! The Avengers fear the worst and ask Sersi and Spider-Man to help them! With Cap, Thor, Sersi, Jarvis, and the wall-crawler gathered in the underground control room, the universe disappears again! But the five heroes still remain! Now what? Cameo appearances by Starfox, Wonder Man, Hank Pym, and the Wasp. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Iron Man, Sersi, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: The Avengers previously battled Nebula in Avengers 259 and 260. This issue includes a full-page ad for Silver Surfer 34 and Fantastic Four 337.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #55
    Avengers West Coast (1985) 55

    Acts of Vengeance conclusion. "The Breaking Strain!" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Paul Ryan. Story continued from Avengers (1997 3rd Series) #313. The true mastermind behind the organization of the super-villain community stands revealed, and it is Thor's half-brother, Loki the God of Evil! Loki was the first foe the Avengers ever fought and the reason for their formation. Now the Avengers, East and West Coast, must unite to put an end to the Acts of Vengeance. 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #55MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Acts of Vengeance conclusion. "The Breaking Strain!" Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Paul Ryan. Story continued from Avengers (1997 3rd Series) #313. The true mastermind behind the organization of the super-villain community stands revealed, and it is Thor's half-brother, Loki the God of Evil! Loki was the first foe the Avengers ever fought and the reason for their formation. Now the Avengers, East and West Coast, must unite to put an end to the Acts of Vengeance. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #15
    Bad Company (1988) 15
    Published Feb 1990 by Quality.

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

  • Issue #56
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 56

    Badger has to hold off the alien warrior Dominance in order for a sorcerer to return to his home dimension of Gazastan in "Jump Rope to the Stars." Script by Mike Baron and art by Spyder & Gary Kwapisz. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #5
    Baker Street (1989) 5

    Honour Among Punks: Finale. Cover by Vince Locke. Story by Gary Reed and Guy Davis. Art by Guy Davis. In an alternate London where World War II never happened, Victorian punk rockers must track down a killer known as the Ripper. Susan and Sharon discover the truth about the Ripper crimes. 32 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #444
    Batman (1940) 444
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1990 by DC.

    Batman braves the gauntlet of Crimesmith's security system in "Crimesmith And Punishment". Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Michael Bair cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #4
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 4

    Shaman, Part 4 of 5. Alfred's life hangs by a thread as the trail of the madman terrorizing Gotham City leads to Wayne Manor. Written by Dennis O'Neil, with art by Ed Hannigan and John Beatty. Cover painting by George Pratt, from pencils by Hannigan. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1519
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  • Issue #1520
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  • Issue #1521
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  • Issue #1522
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  • Issue #267
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  • Issue #268
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  • Issue #269
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  • Issue #270
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  • Issue #7
    Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children (1989) 7

    Ricky The Doughnut Boy Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #53
    Best of 2000 AD Monthly (1985) 53

    Featuring: Judge Anderson in "Four Dark Judges" by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Brett Ewins, Cliff Robinson & Robin Smith. Judge Anderson cover by Brett Ewins.

  • Issue #27
    Betty and Veronica (1987) 27

    Written by Frank Doyle, George Gladir, and Kathleen Webb. Art by Dan DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick, Stan Goldberg, and Rod Ollerenshaw. Cover by Dan DeCarlo and Rudy Lapick. The gang discuss how their parents are no good at choosing Christmas presents. Mr. Weatherbee catches Betty and Veronica talking on their cell phones during class and bans them from using the phones. Veronica switches her school paper assignment with Betty's assignment because she wants to interview Brian Blade. You Don't Need Drugs... public service announcement with Archie. Veronica's Long Look Fashions page, art by Dan DeCarlo and Jim DeCarlo. Betty & Veronica advice column. 36 pages, full color. $1.00. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2
    Betty and Veronica Annual Digest Magazine (1989) 2

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. "Designing Woman," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Seeing how despondent Betty is at not selling any of her macaroni sculptures, Veronica goes around and charms, bullies and blackmails the gang into buying them. "Second Chance," pencils by Stan Goldberg; In the far future, humanity is forced to live under the oceans due to catastrophic pollution. "The Gremlins Are Coming," pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; After unintentionally insulting a gremlin, Betty's life becomes one mishap after another. "Have An Ice Day," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Alex books Josie and the Pussycats to play a date in winter, in Alaska. "The Catered Bouquet," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Alex's lavish floral gifts to Josie are crushing Alan's confidence; So Melody of all people steps in with an answer. "Mr. Marvelous," script by George Gladir, art by Samm Schwartz; Lamenting not having a date for the dance, Ethel is confronted by a handsome youth who asks her. 132 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #17
    Betty and Veronica Double Digest (1987) 17

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  • Issue #31
    Betty's Diary (1987) 31