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Comic books October 1990

  • Issue #699
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 699

    Features include Judge Dredd in "Necropolis" part 26 (script by John Wagner, color art by Carlos Ezquerra), the Harlem Heroes part 23 (script by Michael Fleisher, art by Steve Dillon and Kev Walker), Dry Run part 12 (script by Tise Vahimagi, color art by Kev Hopgood), Chronos Carnivel in "The Caverns of Colony Five" part 5 (script by Hilary Robinson, art by Ron Smith), Tharg's Future Shocks: "The Big, Bigger, Biggest Bomb" (script by P. Carstairs, color art by Mike Hadley). Cover by Power.

  • Issue #701A
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 701A

    Bonus cards set 2 (Kano by Brendan McCarthy, Judge Dredd by Richard Dolan). Features include Judge Dredd in "Theatre of Death" part 2 (script by John Wagner, art by Ron Smith), Time Flies part 2 (script by Garth Ennis, art by Philip Bond), Anderson PSI Division in "Shamballa" part 2 (script by Alan Grant, color art by Arthur Ranson), the Harlem Heroes part 24 (script by Michael Fleisher, art by Steve Dillon, art by Kev Walker), and Hewligan's Haircut in part 2, "Under a Bridge with Dick and Harry" (script by Peter Milligan, color art by Jamie Hewlett). Judge Death back cover by Cliff Robinson. Hewlett front cover.

  • Issue #701B
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 701B

    NO bonus cards. Features include Judge Dredd in "Theatre of Death" part 2 (script by John Wagner, art by Ron Smith), Time Flies part 2 (script by Garth Ennis, art by Philip Bond), Anderson PSI Division in "Shamballa" part 2 (script by Alan Grant, color art by Arthur Ranson), the Harlem Heroes part 24 (script by Michael Fleisher, art by Steve Dillon, art by Kev Walker), and Hewligan's Haircut in part 2, "Under a Bridge with Dick and Harry" (script by Peter Milligan, color art by Jamie Hewlett). Judge Death back cover by Cliff Robinson. Hewlett front cover.

  • Issue #702A
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 702A

    Bonus cards set 3 (Nemesis the Warlock by Simon Bisley, Judge Dredd by Barry Kitson). Features include Judge Dredd in "Nightmares" part 1 (script by John Wagner, color art by Steve Dillon), Time Flies part 3 (script by Garth Ennis, art by Philip Bond), Hewligan's Haircut" part 3 (script by Peter Milligan, color art by Jamie Hewlett), the Harlem Heroes part 25 (script by Michael Fleisher, art by Dillon and Kev Walker), and Anderson PSI Division in "Shamballa" part 3 (script by Alan Grant, color art by Arthur Ranson). One-page Judge Anderson profile.

  • Issue #702B
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 702B

    NO bonus cards. October 27, 1990. Features include Judge Dredd in "Nightmares" part 1 (script by John Wagner, color art by Steve Dillon), Time Flies part 3 (script by Garth Ennis, art by Philip Bond), Hewligan's Haircut" part 3 (script by Peter Milligan, color art by Jamie Hewlett), the Harlem Heroes part 25 (script by Michael Fleisher, art by Dillon and Kev Walker), and Anderson PSI Division in "Shamballa" part 3 (script by Alan Grant, color art by Arthur Ranson). One-page Judge Anderson profile.

  • Issue #52
    2000 AD Monthly/Presents/Showcase (1986 2nd Series) 52

    Tom Artis cover; Meltdown Man; Alan Hebden script; Belardinelli art; Jack Potter letters; The Mean Arena; A. Ridgeway script; M. White art; Pete Knight letters; Inferno; Tom Tully script; Balardinelli art; Peter Knight letters; Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #658
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 658
    Published Oct 1990 by DC.

    The Sinbad Contract, Part 3 of 3. Continued from Adventures of Superman (1939) #471. In an effort to drown his sorrow over the death of someone close to him, Luthor sets a new scheme in motion which might be more than both Superman and Sinbad can handle. Written by William Messner-Loebs, with art by Curt Swan and Dennis Janke. Cover by Kerry Gammill and Bob McLeod. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #22
    Advance Comics (1989) 22

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  • Issue #471
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 471

    Part 2 of the 3-part "Sinbad Contract," continued from Superman (1987) #48 and continuing in Action Comics (1938 DC) #658. Superman had a rough enough time in his first encounter with Sinbad...but now he's discovered that Luthor and Lexcorp figure into the problem. Written by William Messner-Loebs, with art by Curt Swan and Dennis Janke. Cover by Kerry Gammill and Bob McLeod. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #402
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 402

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  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Mad Magazine PB - 1st printing. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
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    Mad Magazine PB - Reprint. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #23
    Akira (1988) 23
    Published Oct 1990 by Marvel.

    Tetsuo's followers continue their assault on Lady Miyako's temple; Tetsuo undergoes withdrawal from the drugs that keep his powers in check; the mysterious force causes the reappearance of Kaneda. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #34
    ALF (1988) 34
    Published Oct 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. Kate needs a magician for Brian's birthday party and ALF is available but has to first demonstrate his magical talents in "That Old Melmac Magic." When Lynn juggles boyfriends, ALF tells Lynn about his great-great grating grandaunt in "Gone With the Rind," which amounts to an ALF version of "Gone With the Wind." Scripts by Michael Gallagher and art by Dave Manak & Michael James & Rusty Haller & Marie Severin. Issue also has a one-page ALF gag strip. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #4
    Alias (1990 Now) 4
    Published Oct 1990 by Now.

    Blastpoint. Story by Chuck Dixon. Art by Todd Fox. Cover by Lenin Delsol. A crime drama from longtime Batman scribe Dixon, unrelated to either the later Marvel comic or the espionage TV series. As the net closes on the mystery killer called Alias, he mounts an explosive defense. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #4
    Aliens Earth War (1990) 4

    Written by Mark Verheiden. Art by Sam Keith. Cover by John Bolton. All the stops are out! Ripley and her crew transport the Alien Queen Mother to Earth and prepare themselves for the final showdown. While Ripley is rigging bombs for a major meltdown of both the planet and its alien infestation, Newt is stealing away to try to save the life of a lone little girl. With the clock ticking down, Newt is lost inside a mountain teeming with the alien horde- and Ripley finds herself exactly where she wants to be: face-to-face with her highness! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #3
    Aliens vs. Predator (1990) 3

    Written by Randy Stradley. Art by Phill Norwood and Karl Story. Cover by Phill Norwood. All hell breaks loose as the warring Predators begin their attack on the Alien brood- with the planet's inhabitants caught right in the middle! Machiko has a plan to roust all the invaders, but what can she do alone, with only a gun at her side? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1
    All Hallow's Eve (1990) 1

    Cover art by John Lang. All Hallow's Eve, script by Mitchell Perkins, art by John Lang; Nesbitt's Abbey is haunted by Sam O'hain and his evil hobgoblins; Join the McCormley children as they are told the story of the very first Jack O'lantern. Text article on the author, illustrator, and calligrapher with illustrations. Pinup of characters in story. 52 pgs. $4.95. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #89
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 89

    Building Blocks Saga: Part 3 of 4. "Faith!" Guest-starring Wolverine and Forge. Story by Fabian Nicieza. Art by Michael Blair and Mike Manley. Cover by Jim Lee. It's the return of James Hudson, the one true Guardian! How did Alpha Flight's founder survive the explosion that supposedly killed him two years ago (see Alpha Flight (Vol. 1) #12)? Oh yeah, Puck is back to! Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #184
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 184

    Avengers issue, spotlighting both the Marvel ones and the British TV ones. Cover by Ian Gibson. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #340
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 340

    "The Hero Subtracter" Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Erik Larsen. Inks by Mike Machlan, Randy Emberlin, and friends. Cover by Erik Larsen and Mike Machlan. Due to concerns about his dear aunt's health, Peter debates whether or not it's time to give up being Spider-Man. And fortuitously he bumps into a doctor on the street that might be able to take away his powers! But has Spidey checked the references on this mysterious Doctor Turner? That might be a good idea first! In the meantime though, the wondrous wall-crawler has a rendezvous with the Femme Fatales at Kennedy Airport! And these ladies play rough! First appearances of Knockout and Mindblast. Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Mary Jane Watson, J. Jonah Jameson, and the Chameleon. (Note: Bloodlust and Whiplash previously appeared in Marvel Comics Presents 49 & 50.) 32 pages. $1.00 cover price. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #340MJ
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    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $1.00.

  • Vol. 110 #11
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 110 #11

    October 1990. Cover by Kelly Freas. Stories: "Outlaw"(Conclusion) by W. R. Thompson, "Heroes" by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, "Wall of Death" by Ian Stewart, "To Tame a Tiger" by Mary Caraker, "The Man on the Cover" by Stanley Schmidt. Science Fact article: "Where Buffalo Roam..." by John and Mary Gribbin. Softcover, 5-in. x 7.25-in.; 192 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #28
    Animal Man (1988) 28
    Published Oct 1990 by DC.

    Buddy finds the weirdness mounting when he meets the super-hero called Nowhere Man and begins to suspect that Ellen is having an affair. Written by Peter Milligan, with art by Chas Truog and Mark Farmer. Cover by Brian Bolland. New Format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Anime Shower Special (1990) 1
  • Issue #3
    Ape City (1990) 3
  • Issue #381
    Archie (1943) 381

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Rudy Lapick. Stories by Frank Doyle, George Gladir and Mike Pellowski. Art by Stan Goldberg, Mike Esposito and Rod Ollerenshaw. Archie finds a bracelet and tracks down the owner. Betty and Veronica are afraid she will be competition for them, but she turns out to be a middle-aged lady in "Finder's Fee"! Plus: Archie spends the day picking up cans and bottles at the beach while Reggie is busy playing volleyball to impress the Baxter twins in "Fun in the Sun"; Archie takes his campers on a hike in the woods in "Forest Feast"; and Archie and Betty are playing a basketball-shooting game in "Hoop Scoop"! Also: 1-page Archie word puzzle by Rod Ollerenshaw which features the names of 17 girls. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #12
    Archie 3000 (1989) 12
  • Issue #104
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 104
  • Issue #612
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 612

    World of Archie Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #613
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 613

    Betty and Veronica Spectacular. Cover by Dan DeCarlo. "Snow Summer At All," script by Kathleen Webb, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica decides to get away from the Riverdale heat by flying to New Zealand for the skiing. Capri Sun ad with the Archie gang. Veronica's Fashion Collection fashion page, art by Dan DeCarlo. "The Rain's Not A Pain," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica hates summer and is very vocal about it, until Archie shows up. "Coming Clean," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Henry Scarpelli; Veronica is determined to have Archie help her with the dance decorating, even though it means he has to cut his date with Betty short. "Dakota," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Mike Esposito; Veronica becomes obsessed with wild west chic, but her efforts to learn to toss a lariat become a menace to everyone in the mansion. Drugs Are Uncool! public service announcement, art by Dan DeCarlo. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #614
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 614

    PEP Comics. Cover by Henry Scarpelli. "All in a Day's... Work?", script by Karen A. Szczuka, art by Henry Scarpelli; The teens from Riverdale High travel to the offices of Archie Comics to work for the summer, but things don't work out very well; appearances by many Archie Comics employees and creators, named and unnamed. Archie Club News. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2
    ARM (1990) 2
  • Issue #13-1ST
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    Volume 13 - 1st printing. "Ad Statum Perspicuum!" By F. Paul Wilson. 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 #324
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 324

    "Imaginary Borders" Part 6 of 6. Guest-starring Alpha Flight and Stingray. Script by Fabian Nicieza. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Chris Ivy. Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. This is it! The cataclysmic conclusion to the Crossing Line storyline! No less than 15 super-heroes and 3 super-villains are trapped in the dimensional nexus…with enough radiation to make eastern Canada uninhabitable for the next 50 years! But that's not their biggest obstacle at the moment! It's getting past the Combine! The two Russian terrorists that have become fused together by the nuclear explosion on the Waterwind! The mightiest heroes including the Crimson Dynamo, Guardian, Perun, Quasar, and the Vision tackle the Combine; while Shaman, Fantasma, Puck, and Captain America try to keep the nexus portal open and aid the dying civilians! The situation is so dire that even Tyrak, Orka, and Merrano pitch in to help! Will the Avengers, Alpha Flight, and the People's Protectorate find the path to salvation? Or will North America suffer a nuclear catastrophe of historic proportions? A pulse-pounding finale! Second Story: "Armies of the Night" Part 6 of 7. Script by Mark Gruenwald. Pencils by Rik Levins. Inks by Fred Fredericks. Mother Night stands revealed as the tormentor of the Avengers' support staff! With help from Machinesmith and Minister Blood, the close ally of the Red Skull plots the downfall of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! And Jarvis, Michael, Fabian, Peggy, and John will be her instruments of vengeance! (Notes: Mother Night previously appeared in Captain America 370. Per the letters page in Avengers 327, Tom Palmer is erroneously credited as the inker of this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #325
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 325

    "Party Games!" Part 7 of 7. Guest-starring Diamondback. Script by Mark Gruenwald. Pencils by Rik Levins. Inks by Fred Fredericks and Diverse Hands. Cover by John Byrne. The Avengers' atomic adventure in Newfoundland is over. And now it's time to celebrate Sersi-style! The enchanting Eternal throws one of her world famous parties at her Soho loft apartment! Steve Rogers, Wendell Vaughn, Jennifer Walters, and the Avengers' support staff attend in civilian attire! It looks like a fun evening! But has anyone checked the ID of the catering crew? Mother Night and Minister Blood crash the party! And hypnotize Jarvis and his fellow staffers into firing guns at the crowd! However, one avenging attendee is impervious to Mother Night's hypnotic gaze! Can the last man (or synthezoid) on the guest list revive the party? Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Quasar, Sersi, She-Hulk, and the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #324MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 324MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Imaginary Borders" Part 6 of 6. Guest-starring Alpha Flight and Stingray. Script by Fabian Nicieza. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Chris Ivy. Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. This is it! The cataclysmic conclusion to the Crossing Line storyline! No less than 15 super-heroes and 3 super-villains are trapped in the dimensional nexus…with enough radiation to make eastern Canada uninhabitable for the next 50 years! But that's not their biggest obstacle at the moment! It's getting past the Combine! The two Russian terrorists that have become fused together by the nuclear explosion on the Waterwind! The mightiest heroes including the Crimson Dynamo, Guardian, Perun, Quasar, and the Vision tackle the Combine; while Shaman, Fantasma, Puck, and Captain America try to keep the nexus portal open and aid the dying civilians! The situation is so dire that even Tyrak, Orka, and Merrano pitch in to help! Will the Avengers, Alpha Flight, and the People's Protectorate find the path to salvation? Or will North America suffer a nuclear catastrophe of historic proportions? A pulse-pounding finale! Second Story: "Armies of the Night" Part 6 of 7. Script by Mark Gruenwald. Pencils by Rik Levins. Inks by Fred Fredericks. Mother Night stands revealed as the tormentor of the Avengers' support staff! With help from Machinesmith and Minister Blood, the close ally of the Red Skull plots the downfall of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! And Jarvis, Michael, Fabian, Peggy, and John will be her instruments of vengeance! (Notes: Mother Night previously appeared in Captain America 370. Per the letters page in Avengers 327, Tom Palmer is erroneously credited as the inker of this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #325MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Party Games!" Part 7 of 7. Guest-starring Diamondback. Script by Mark Gruenwald. Pencils by Rik Levins. Inks by Fred Fredericks and Diverse Hands. Cover by John Byrne. The Avengers' atomic adventure in Newfoundland is over. And now it's time to celebrate Sersi-style! The enchanting Eternal throws one of her world famous parties at her Soho loft apartment! Steve Rogers, Wendell Vaughn, Jennifer Walters, and the Avengers' support staff attend in civilian attire! It looks like a fun evening! But has anyone checked the ID of the catering crew? Mother Night and Minister Blood crash the party! And hypnotize Jarvis and his fellow staffers into firing guns at the crowd! However, one avenging attendee is impervious to Mother Night's hypnotic gaze! Can the last man (or synthezoid) on the guest list revive the party? Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Quasar, Sersi, She-Hulk, and the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #63
    Avengers West Coast (1985) 63

    "When Lives the Lightning" Story by Roy and Dann Thomas. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. Cover by Paul Ryan. Miguel Santos discovers his father's hidden lair in the Santa Ana Mountains and accidentally gains the power to generate lightning. While testing his powers, the Living Lightning runs into the Original Human Torch, Dr. Pym, and the Wasp. Can the Avengers short circuit this new villain? First appearance of the Living Lightning. Cameo appearance by the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #63MJ
    Avengers West Coast (1985) Mark Jewelers 63MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "When Lives the Lightning" Story by Roy and Dann Thomas. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. Cover by Paul Ryan. Miguel Santos discovers his father's hidden lair in the Santa Ana Mountains and accidentally gains the power to generate lightning. While testing his powers, the Living Lightning runs into the Original Human Torch, Dr. Pym, and the Wasp. Can the Avengers short circuit this new villain? First appearance of the Living Lightning. Cameo appearance by the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #100
    Baby Huey the Baby Giant (1956) 100
  • Issue #64
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 64

    After seeing a legendary pony mistreated at a carnival, Mavis, the Badger's wife, resolves to do something about it in "Quint." Script by Mike Baron and art by Steve Butler & Randy Clark. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #455
    Batman (1940) 455
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1990 by DC.

    As Vicki Vale investigates the 'crimes of whim' plaguing Gotham, Tim Drake's frustration grows after attending his mother's funeral in "Identity Crisis: Part One." Script by Alan Grant, art by Norm Breyfogle and Steve Mitchell. Cover by Breyfogle. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Batman Murders PB (1990 Novel) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. by Craig Shaw Gardner. The manical Joker sets out to destroy the Batman once and for all. As the bodycount in Gotham City begins to rise the Dark Knight Detective races against the clock to stop the Clown Prince of Crime's latest and deadliest gag to date. From the author that wrote the novelization Batman: The Movie PB (1989 Novel). Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 246 pages, Text Only. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1
    Bats Cats and Cadillacs (1990) 1

    Odds 'n Even. Story by Diane M. Piron. Art by Hannibal King. Cover by John K. Snyder III. A humorous horror tale about the monsters next door. Don has trouble sleeping one night, and accidentally learns some disturbing information about his neighbors Ian and Rich and the lovely Teresa. 24 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1554
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  • Issue #1555
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  • Issue #1556
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  • Issue #1557
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  • Issue #301
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