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Comic books July 1990

  • Issue #65MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Comic featuring the humorous misadventures of the mighty but not-so-great (mentally) warrior named Groo. This issue features "The Garbage Issue" in which Groo and company try to help out a town that has a garbage problem. Story and art credits: Sergio Aragonés. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2
    Guardians of the Galaxy (1990 1st Series) 2

    Quest for the Shield: Part 2 of 6 - "The Stark Truth!" Written by Jim Valentino. Art by Jim Valentino and Steve Montano. The Guardians are on a quest to find a lost artifact from the 2oth Century and have arrived on the peaceful world of Courg. What they've found instead is death incarnate. Who, or what, is the universal threat known as The Stark?! And what is their connection to the hero Iron Man? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2MJ
    Guardians of the Galaxy (1990 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 2MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Quest for the Shield: Part 2 of 6 - "The Stark Truth!" Written by Jim Valentino. Art by Jim Valentino and Steve Montano. The Guardians are on a quest to find a lost artifact from the 2oth Century and have arrived on the peaceful world of Courg. What they've found instead is death incarnate. Who, or what, is the universal threat known as The Stark?! And what is their connection to the hero Iron Man? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    NOTE: All text is in German - 1st printing. By H.R. Giger. This oversized, deluxe volume from Germany is a collector's dream-come-true! It chronicles this evocative artist's career from 1963 to 1988 and features full-color reproductions of his paintings and three dimensional art. Most noted for his design work for the motion picture Alien, this volume includes Giger designs for the motion picture Poltergeist II, as well as various movie posters and album cover illustrations. (This is the original edition and the sparse accompanying text is not translated into English). Hardcover, 12-in. x 10-in., 96 pages, PC/PB&W. MATURE READERS

    NOTE: All text is in German. Cover price $100.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Havok and Wolverine Meltdown TPB (1990 Marvel/Epic) 1st Edition 1-1ST

    1st Edition - 1st printing. Collects Havok and Wolverine (1988) #1-4.

    Written by Walter & Louise Simonson. Art by Jon J. Muth (Havok) and Kent Williams (Wolverine).

    X-Men teammates, Havok and Wolverine, head south of the border and get caught up in a caper that may prove to be the death of them both.

    Softcover, 200 pages, full color.

    Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #14
    Hawk and Dove (1989 3rd Series) 14

    Hank's girlfriend is also Hawk and Dove's deadliest enemy - Kestrel. Events are set into motion that will eventually lead the duo to their true origin. 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 #2
    Hawkworld (1990 2nd Series) 2

    Katar and Shayera kick off their goodwill tour of Earth in Chicago...but no slick presentation can prepare them for the campaign launched by Byth. Written by Timothy Truman and John Ostrander, with art and cover by Graham Nolan. New Format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #49
    Heathcliff (1985-1991 Marvel/Star Comics) 49

    Comic book version of the popular comic strip cat, Heathcliff. In this issue, when Grandpa threatens to make Heathcliff live outside, Heathcliff runs away and joins a ship heading out to sea in "The Flying Junkman." Script by Angelo DeCesare and art by Howard Post & Roberta Edelman. Then in "Fire Works," Heathcliff has lots of fire fighting duties while he is the mascot for Fire Company No. 1. Script by Angelo DeCesare and art by Howie Post & Leon. Cover price $1.00.

  • Vol. 14 #3
    Heavy Metal Magazine (1977) Vol. 14 #3

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    Cover by Joseph Zavilinski. Stories and Art by Hermann, Miguel Angel Prado, Rick Geary, Peter Kuper, Theureau & Galliano, Alfonso Azpiri, Varillo & Montana, Daniel Torres and Segura & Jose Ortiz. The illustrated fantasy magazine. In this issue: "The Towers of Bois-Maury"; "The Night"; "The General Store"; "The Wall," a story about Donald Trump building a wall in New York; "Brief Encounter"; "Lorna"; "Home Sweet Home"; "Heroes"; "Attila"; and "Fallen Angel"! Plus: H.R. Giger gallery. 112 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #31
    Hellblazer (1988) 31

    Constantine rides an emotional roller coaster as he's reunited with his family at his father's funeral. Written by Jamie Delano, with art by Sean Phillips. Painted cover by Kent Williams. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Hero (1990 Marvel) 3
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    Cover pencils by Steve Purcell, inks by Sam de la Rosa. Essential Evil, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Steve Purcell, inks by Sam de la Rosa; Death strikes Cody again. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #8
    Hero Alliance (1989 Innovation) 8

    Written by Robert Ingersoll and David Campiti. Art by Mark Jones and Mike Witherby. Cover by Bart Sears and Rick Bryant. The Dying of the Light; What happens when you're pushing 50?; How long can you keep up the pace?; Not realizing Kris's fate at Marc hands, these are the thoughts plaguing Victor; As a young man, he equalled and even surpassed the exploits of the Golden Guardman, once the ultimate hero; But now, filling the Guardman's shoes, Victor finds himself less than capable of coping; And the same might be said about William Vader, a 64 year-old security guard for Lundelman Research. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #5
    Horobi Part 1 (1990) 5
    Published Jul 1990 by Viz.
  • Issue #16
    Huntress (1989 1st Series) 16
    Published Jul 1990 by DC.

    It's the Huntress vs. the mob and the corruption of volatile TV host Mike Cobb. And, in the aftermath, Helena is forced to adopt a new identity. Written by Joey Cavalieri, with art and cover by Joe Staton and Bob Smith. Suggested for Mature Readers. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #3
    I Love Lucy (1990 Eternity) 3

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  • Issue #371
    Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 371

    Featuring the original Defenders. Story continued from last issue. The creature from the dark dimension has usurped control of the Hulk's body. Can Namor the mighty Sub-Mariner contain the Dark Hulk long enough for Doctor Strange to find a way to send the fiend back from whence it came? "Strange but true." Guest-starring Dr. Strange and Namor. Story by Peter David. Art by Dale Keown and Bob McLeod. 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #371MJ
    Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 371MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Featuring the original Defenders. Story continued from last issue. The creature from the dark dimension has usurped control of the Hulk's body. Can Namor the mighty Sub-Mariner contain the Dark Hulk long enough for Doctor Strange to find a way to send the fiend back from whence it came? "Strange but true." Guest-starring Dr. Strange and Namor. Story by Peter David. Art by Dale Keown and Bob McLeod. 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2
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  • Issue #258
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 258

    First printing. Armor Wars II. Part 1 of 9. "Lo, A Spectral Enemy Rises..." Script by John Byrne. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by John Romita Jr. and John Byrne. It begins anew! The next Armor Wars saga! A secret organization has discovered a way to take control of the biochip implanted near Tony Stark's spinal cord! And at this point the group's motives are unclear! In the meantime Tony has developed a second (and identical) suit of armor that can be controlled remotely! And he may need it very soon as an emergency has occurred at the Stark Enterprises' nuclear research facility! By the time Shell-Head arrives on the scene, the first reactor is in meltdown stage! But before Iron Man can fix the reactor, he must first fix his eyes on the Titanium Man! First appearance of Kearson DeWitt. Cameo appearances by the Living Laser, Jim Rhodes, and Mrs. Arbogast. (Notes: The second printing was published in 1992 as part of the JC Penney box set. See Iron Man (1968 1st series) JC Penney Reprint 258. This issue begins John Byrne's 2-year run as the writer of the Iron Man series. In 2013 Marvel published a 4-issue limited series (catalogued as Iron Man Armor Wars 2) which illustrates how the Michelinie - Layton creative team would have written the second Armor Wars saga back in 1990. The four issues are numbered 258.1, 258.2, 258.3, and 258.4.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #258MJ
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 258MJ

    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1
    Iron Marshal (1990) 1

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  • Issue #7
    Jam (1990 Slave Labor/Dark Horse/Caliber) 7

    Stories and art by Bernie Mireault, James Robinson, Rupert Bottenberg, and David Bacha. Cover by Bernie Mireault. Mireaults Jammer, an ordinary man in an altered jogging suit, encounters offbeat superhero action and slice-of-life adventures. The Jammer realizes that the cocaine-crazed therapist Dr. Mandigo has ulterior motives. Backup story: Half-Hangit Maggie, written by Leave it to Chances Robinson. 32 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. NOTE: This series changes publishers three times. Issues 1-5 Slave Labor, issues 6-8 Dark Horse, issues 9-14 Caliber. All issues B & W. A color reprint series was published by Tundra in 1992. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #3
    Jazz Age Chronicles (1990 Caliber) 3

    Story, art and cover by Ted Slampyak. An adventurous archaeologist and a hard-boiled private eye join forces to investigate the occult in the 1930s. Ace tries to prove that his pal is innocent before the real killer wins the election, in the conclusion of Vote Early and Often. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #43
    Judge Dredd (1986 Quality) 43

    "The D.N.A. Man" is written by John Wagner, with art by Brett Ewins; reprinted from 2000 AD (1977 United Kingdom) #113-115. Plus: "Monsteroso M-16" is written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, with art by Robin Smith; reprinted from 2000 AD (1977 United Kingdom) #412. Also: "Back on the Streets" is written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, with art by Cam Kennedy; reprinted from 2000 AD (1977 United Kingdom) #435. And: Tharg's Time Twisters story "Que Sera, Sera!" is written by Stavros, with art by Robin Smith; reprinted from 2000 AD (1977 United Kingdom) #346. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #99
    Jughead with Archie Digest (1974) 99
  • Issue #4
    Jughead's Diner (1990) 4
  • Issue #1
    Jughead's Time Police (1990) 1

    Jughead Jones is secretly a member of the Time Police, an organization from the future which has a sworn duty to keep time on its proper track. With Time Police Marshal January McAndrews (Archie Andrew's descendent from the future), Jughead goes on a lot of timely adventures! In this issue, when Jughead learns that his family tree never took root and he no longer exists, he and January have to journey to the past to find out what caused this time disruption. And what caused it? Jughead eating a bowl in spaghetti in "A Yen for Spaghetti," a book length story in four chapters." Script by Rich Margopoulos and art by Rex Lindsey & Jon D'Agostino. Issue also has "A Timely Look at the Time Police" and "Spending Time with Jughead" one-page features. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #40
    Justice League America (1987) 40

    After battling Despero, the team gathers for Mr. Miracle's funeral in "Hell On Earth". Part 3 of 3, continued from the previous issue. Plot by Keith Giffen, script by J.M. DeMatteis, pencils by Adam Hughes, inks by Jose Marzan Jr. Superman, Orion. Hughes cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #16
    Justice League Europe (1989) 16

    Part 2 of 5, continued from the previous issue. When the League's Moscow Embassy is destroyed by the Extremists, a team from another dimension, the Rocket Reds call for the JLE. Continued next issue. Written by Keith Giffen and Gerard Jones, with art by Bart Sears and Randy Elliott. Cover pencils by Sears. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #3
    Justice Machine (1990 Innovation) 3

    Written by Mark Ellis. Art by Darryl Banks and Mike Gustovich. Cover by Darryl Banks and Mike Gustovich. Ragnarok Portfolio (Part Two); Blazer saves her teammates from certain death, then passes out. Meanwhile, Youthquake surprises Kirchoff and Larson, allowing Challenger and Talisman to get the upper hand; The five decide to join forces and -- with Woolcott in tow-- head for the abandoned warehouse; They find the other Machiners just leaving with Blazer unconscious. Leaving Blazer with Robert and Woolcott, the others storm Deverouxs warehouse, where a major battle ensues; Challenger stops the countdown but is attacked by Deveroux in an armored suit; Challenger defeats him, but not without sustaining serious injuries. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Ka-zar Guns of the Savage Land GN (1990 Marvel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. X 11-in., full color. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #10
    Katy Keene Comics Digest Magazine (1987) 10

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  • Issue #1
    Knights of Pendragon (1990 1st Series) 1

    Commander Dai Thomas is brought to the HQ of the Weird Happenings Organisation for a briefing on a series of mysterious murders in "Brands & Ashes." Alistaire Stuart, Alysande Stuart, Captain Britain. Story by Dan Abnett & John Tomlinson, pencils by Gary Erskine, inks by Andy Lanning. Cover by Alan Davis. This comic is printed on SCANGLOSS - an environmentally safe paper which uses half as many trees as normal paper and a minimum amount of chlorine bleach. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1
    L. T. Caper Agent for HERO (1990) 1

    Features L.T. Caper, Stern Wheeler by Jim Aparo and Ralph Kanna. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #22
    Laugh Comics (1987 2nd Series) 22

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Blast Back to the Past," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie and Dilton go back in time to try to rescue Mr. Weatherbee's romance with Gwen, but end up nearly ruining the romance between Archie's parents. Archie's Club News. "Confessions of a Teen Witch," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Sabrina explains how as a teen witch she is just like everyone else...except not. "The Eyes Have It," script by Bill Webb Jr., pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Alexander explains his black eye as the result of an encounter with spies, but no one buys his story. "Setting Things Straight," script by Rich Margopoulos, pencils by Tim Kennedy, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica enlists Archie to help her straighten her permed hair to impress a fashion designer. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #89
    Laugh Comics Digest (1974) 89
  • Issue #12
    Law of Dredd (1989) 12

    Brian Bolland reprint Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #17
    Legion (1989 1st Series) 17

    It's an all-out assault on Dagon-Ra and his space pirates...but is it also a trap? Script by Alan Grant, with art by Barry Kitson and Mark McKenna. Cover by Kevin Maguire and Al Gordon. New Format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Legion (1989) Annual 1

    Vril Dox and his L.E.G.I.O.N. travel to Colu to settle the score with his father Brainiac...with Superman still on hand to try to stop Vril from committing murder. Lobo appearance. Continued from Adventures of Superman Annual (1987-1997 2nd Series) #2. Written by Alan Grant, with art by Jim Fern and Jeff Albrecht. Cover by Jerry Bingham. New Format. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #9
    Legion of Super-Heroes (1989 4th Series) 9

    The all-new origin of the Legion concludes as the story focuses on the super girl Laurel Gand, who's been flying through recent issues. Written by Tom Bierbaum and Mary Bierbaum, with pencils by Keith Giffen and Paris Cullins, and inks by Bob Lewis. Cover by Giffen and Al Gordon. Deluxe format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #3
    Legion X-1 Vol 2 (1989) 3

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    Cover by Richard Carter. "Return of the Eradicators" part 3, script by Kris Silver, art by Richard Carter; Blue Falcon returns to tell his teammates what he has learned about the government's intent, but is much too late; He joins the Eradicators against his own team; But now the Army has also been sent in to control both groups. Character background on Cinnamon Hodges [Fear]. Background on Assassin Force. 36 pgs., B&W. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #3
    Legion X-2 Vol 2 (1989) 3

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    Cover by M. Villalovos. "Battle Lords" part 3, script by Kris Silver, art by D. Villalovos and M. Villalovos; Prisoners of the Battle Lords and held in their own HQ, Legion X-2 plans their escape. Article on the fate of Silver Wolf comics and the creation of Greater Mercury Comics by Kristoffer A. Silver. Character background on Catherine Blake [Silver Sabre]. Assassin Force background article. 36 pgs., B&W. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1
    Lensman Galactic Patrol (1990) 1
  • Issue #4
    Lensman Secret of the Lens (1990) 4
  • Issue #279
    Life with Archie (1958) 279

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  • Issue #43
    Little Archie Comics Digest Annual (1977) 43
  • Issue #10-11
    Little Shoppe of Horrors Magazine (1972) 10-11

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    Double issue #10/11. Little Shoppe of Horrors is a movie fanzine. This double issue—10 & 11—includes: The Making of Hammer's Kiss of the Vampire; Interviews with Don Sharp, Anthony Hinds, Ian Scoones, James Bernard, Edward de Souze, Jennifer Daniel, and Isobel Black; Music from Hammer Horror-An In-depth Examination Interviews with Philip Martell (Hammer's Music Director) and composers Harry Robinson, Malcolm Williamson, and David Whitaker; The Unfilmed Hammer: An A to Z Guide; Two Titans of Animation and their work for Hammer: Ray Harryhausen and Jim Danforth; and interviews with Andree Melly, Oscar Quitak, Peter Melrose, John Carson, Thorley Walters, Jenny Hanley, Linda Hayden, and Margaret Robinson. Cover art by Steve Karchin. 172 pgs. 1990. Cover price: $9.95. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #354
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    Published Jul 1990 by Locus.

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  • Issue #2
    Logan's Run (1990 Adventure Comics) 2
  • Issue #36
    Lone Wolf and Cub (1987 First) 36

    Matt Wagner cover Cover price $3.25.