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Comic books December 1996

  • Issue #2
    100% True (1996) 2

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    Reprints stories from Paradox Press. B&W Magazine. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #1020
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1020

    December 3, 1996. All color. Features include the Hanged Man part 7 (script by Alan Grant, art by Arthur Ranson), Time Flies in "Tempus Fugitive" part 6 (script by Garth Ennis, art by John Beeston), Rogue Troopers in "Venus" part 7 (script by Steve White and Dan Abnett, art by Greg Staples), Mambo in "Fleshworks" part 7 (script and art by Dave Hine), and Judge Dredd in "Darkside" part 4 (script by John Smith, art by Paul Marshall). Jason Brashill cover.

  • Issue #1021
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1021

    December 10, 1996. All color. Features include the Hanged Man part 8 (script by Alan Grant, art by Arthur Ranson), Time Flies in "Tempus Fugitive" part 7 (script by Garth Ennis, art by John Beeston and Roger Langridge), Rogue Troopers in "Venus" part 8 (script by Dan Abnett and Steve White, art by Alex Ronald), Mambo in "Fleshworks" part 8 (script and art by Dave Hine), and Judge Dredd in "Darkside" part 4 (script by John Smith, art by Paul Marshall). Rogue Troopers back cover by Greg Staples. Front cover by Ranson.

  • Issue #1022
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1022

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    December 17, 1996. All color. Features include the hanged Man part 9 (script by Alan Grant, art by Arthur Ranson), Time Flies in "Tempus Fugitive" part 8 (script by Garth Ennis, art by Roger Langridge), Rogue Troopers in "Friday" part 9 (script by Dan Abnett and Steve White, art by Alex Ronald), Mambo in "Fleshworks" part 9 (script and art by Dave Hine), and Judge Dredd in "Darkside" part 6 (script by John Smith, art by Paul Marshall). Jason Brashill cover (based on a design by Greg Staples).

  • Issue #1023
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1023

    December 30, 1996. All color. Features include the Hanged Man part 10 (script by Alan Grant, art by Arthur Ranson), Sinister Dexter in "Learning Kurv" (script by Dan Abnett, art by David Millgate), Time Flies in "Tempur Fugitive" part 9 (script by Garth Ennis, art by Roger Langridge), Robo-Hunter in "War of the Noses" (script by Peter Hogan, art by Rian Hughes), and Judge Dredd in "Darkside" part 7 (script by John Smith, art by Paul Marshall). Paul Johnson cover. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #4
    2099 World of Tomorrow (1996) 4

    Cover pencils by Pascual Ferry, inks by Jaime Mendoza. "De-Evolution," script by Joe Kelly and Ben Raab, pencils by Jason Armstrong, Karl Moline, and Yancey Labat, inks by Jaime Mendoza, Hack Shack Studios, John Lowe, and Pond Scum; Strange 2099 battles Garokk; Metalhead finds Cerebra has been attacked and retrieves Xi'an for help; on Mars, December and Smith are captured by hostile aliens while searching for Twilight; Doom 2099 and Spider-Man 2099 battle the Magus in Latveria; the Savage Land team battle the Phalanx to save Nostromo; Wulf and Uproar find the Vulture 2099. A Guide to the World of Tomorrow Part 1; Descriptions of the various characters in 2099: World of Tomorrow with clip art from previous issues. 52 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #17
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 17

    The mad seer Merais suicide sets up a power shift in the Hierarchy. Story and art by Colleen Doran. Black and white; 32 pages. Mature readers. Painted cover by Doran. Cover price $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1
    Abominations (1996) 1

    Cover and art by Angel Medina. Story by Ivan Velez Jr. Blood Rush starring Abomination (Future Imperfect), Janis Jones, Betty-6, Chira, Sleek, Unit, Captain Agarn, Po, Char, Mok the War Dog, Librito, Cyberslik, Kaspin, and Shulk (Future Imperfect She-Hulk). In the aftermath of the Maestro,humans begin to rebuild; The Abomination discovers the Maestro's death and moves on the city with his mutates; A pregnant Betty-6 and several others escape to the past. Sequel to the Hulk: Future Imperfect mini-series. 36 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #8
    Acme Novelty Library (1995) 1st Printing 8

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    Cover art by Chris Ware. Cut-out and construct peep show. Untitled Jimmy Corrigan story; Jimmy's grandfather grows up during the time of the Chicago World Fair. Untitled Jimmy Corrigan story; Jimmy goes for a walk in his father's town, and has an accident. Scripts and art by Chris Ware. 36 pgs. $4.75. Cover price $4.75.

  • Issue #728
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 728

    Cover art by Tom Grummett and Denis Rodier. "I Killed Superman!" starring Rajiv Naga, Rance Bowie, and Captain Maggie Sawyer, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Tom Grummett, inks by Denis Rodier. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #9
    Adventures of Spider-Man (1996) 9

    Cover pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Rob Stull. Where Demons Ride!, script by Nel Yomtov, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Rob Stull; When Peter heads to Arizona to check out some land that Aunt May has inherited, he discovers that Mysterio is terrorizing the locals in order to drive them off the land. Continuing the all-new adventures based on the hit animated show! 36 pgs. Cover price $0.99.

  • Issue #9
    Adventures of Spider-Man X-Men Flip Book (1996) 9

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    Flip book of combining Adventures of Spider-Man #9 and Adventures of the X-Men #9. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #541
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 541

    Cover pencils by Stuart Immonen, inks by Jose Marzan, Jr. Happily Ever After, script by Karl Kesel, pencils by Stuart Immonen, inks by José Marzan Jr. and Joe Rubinstein; Clark has a Hawaiian honeymoon and gets kidnapped. Story continued from SUPERMAN #118; story continues in ACTION COMICS #728. 36 pgs. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #12
    Adventures of the Mask (1996) 12

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    Written by Michael Eury. Art and cover by Art by Marc Campos. Bigger than the Menendez brothers! More controversial than O.J.! It's the trial of the millennium -- the trial of The Mask! Courtroom high jinks ensue when Kellaway indicts that merry prankster, The Mask, in this wacky spoof of America's obsession with the judicial system! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #9
    Adventures of the X-Men (1996) 9

    This is the 99 cent edition. It is NOT the $1.99 version with Spider-Man Flip-book. Cover pencils by Derec Aucoin, inks by Ralph Cabrera. Vanished, script by Ralph Macchio, pencils by Derec Aucoin, inks by Ralph Cabrera; Spiral abducts Storm and takes her to Mojoworld where she is put under contract by Mojo; The Vanisher steals Sentinel plans for the Hellfire Club but is betrayed as Shaw and Trask fire up a mutant hunting robot to take him down; Vanisher flees to the X-Men for help and the team defeats the Sentinel. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.99.

  • Issue #1
    Age of Apocalypse The Chosen (1996) 1

    "Age of Apocalypse". Wraparound cover. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #9
    Akiko (1996) 9
    Tags: Manga
    Published Dec 1996 by Sirius.

    A Reunion of Sorts (Chapter 9) - Story, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko and her friends scale the perilous Great Wall of Trudd, upon which Spuckler and Mr. Beeba nearly lose their lives! By the time they reach the peak of the enormous wall, night falls and the friends are treated to a spectacular view of the island in twilight. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1
    Albedo (1997 4th Series Antarctic) 1

    Cover by Adrian Kleinbergen. Story and art by Steve Gallacci. The fourth volume of the popular anthology focusing on anthropomorphic and funny-animal comics. The Erma Felna space adventure storyline continues from the 3rd Series; Ermas role in a power struggle gets her exiled to a remote starship. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Aliens Female War TPB (1996 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Aliens: Earth War (1990) #1-4.

    Written by Mark Verheiden. Art by Sam Kieth. Cover by John Bolton.

    Billie only wanted the warmth and security of family, the human connectedness that comes from belonging. What she got was a nightmare without end. Female War is the remastered edition of what was previously titled Aliens: Earth War. This edition features revised dialogue in preparation for the movie Alien: Resurrection.

    Softcover, 112 pages, full color.

    NOTE: See also Aliens: Earth War TPB (1991) Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #1
    Aliens Lovesick (1996) 1

    Written by Thierry Gagnon, Richard Forgues and Randy Stradley. Art by Richard Forgues. Eleven-year-old Jimi has a crush on his older cousin Nancy, who's a pilot for creepy Dr. Dakien, who also has the hots for Nancy. Unbeknownst to Nancy, Dakien's not just creepy, he's completely mad, and Nancy's rejection has driven him off the deep end. He's killed himself to set in motion a plan to go after Nancy and Jimi! Between rescuing Jimi, staving off Dakien's cybernetic doppelgänger, and battling the aliens Dakien has unleashed, there may not be enough Nancy to go around! FC. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    Allegra (1996) 4
    Published Dec 1996 by Image.

    Cover by Scott Clark and Chris Carlson. Untitled story, script by Steve Seagle, pencils by Scott Clark and Pat Lee, inks by Danny Bulanadi, Sal Regla, and Chris Carlson; Allegra remembers her true identity and realizes that she is living in a vast computer simulation run by Dr. Huber and Walter; She uses her power suit to return to the real world and put an end to an experiment she never volunteered for in the first place. 36 pgs. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #3
    Ally (1996) 3
    Published Dec 1996 by Ally-Winsor.

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  • Issue #2
    Amazing Adventures of Professor Jones (1996) 2

    Story, art and cover by Kazuaki Ishida, translated by Kuni Kimura and Elin Winkler. A manga tale translated from Japanese, featuring the exploits of befuddled archeologist Professor Jones and his apprehensive assistant Mr. Nakajima. While searching for a lost city, the trio encounters beautiful bat-winged girl who lives in an ancient temple, and they try to help her regain her memory of her origins. The series was discontinued when publisher Antarctic Press decided to cut back on manga translations. 32 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #418
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 418

    "Torment" Revelations Part 3 of 4. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Steve Skroce. Inks by Bud LaRosa. Cover by Steve Skroce and Bud LaRosa. Story continues from Sensational Spider-Man 11. The 2-year controversial clone saga approaches its apex! And the final chapter finds Peter, Mary Jane, and their unborn child in truly dire straits! At the hospital Mary Jane is in labor, but sadly doesn't know that the attending doctor and nurse are conspiring against her! She needs her husband now! However across town Peter and the wall-crawler (aka Ben Reilly) are locked in battle with Gaunt (aka Mendel Stromm) and his killer robots! Can the expectant father disengage from the fight and reach the delivery room in time? The situation does not look good for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Story concludes in the double-sized Spider-Man 75. Cameo appearances by Arthur Stacy, Anna Watson, Alison Mongrain, Glory Grant, Joe Robertson, J. Jonah Jameson, and Norman Osborn. (Notes: Further details of Norman Osborn's scheme are revealed in Spider-Man: The Osborn Journal (1997). This issue was reprinted in 1997 in the trade paperback: Spider-Man Revelations.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Vol. 116 #14
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 116 #14

    December 1996. Cover by Fred Gambino. Stories: "The Lily Gilders" by Joseph H. Delaney, "The best is yet to be" by H. G. Stratmann, "Gerry Boomers" by A.J. Austin and Daniel Hatch, "A Replant Day Carol" by John Vester, "The Widower's Wife" by Jayge Carr, and "The Shaper" by Rick Shelley. Science Fact article: "The Power Beaming Route to Space" by James Benford. Softcover, 5-in. x 7.25-in.; 160 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    Animal Mystic Water Wars (1996) 2

    Story, art and cover by Greg Williams, credited as The Dark One. The follow-up to 1993s Animal Mystic, featuring an Earth woman transformed into an Amazon warrior queen in outer space. Nikki and the Amazons are attacked by Fischer's mercenaries. 24 pages, Full Color. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #22
    Animaniacs (1995) 22
    Published Dec 1996 by DC.

    Special employment issue! After their latest "incident" on the lot, the Warners are loaned out as personal assistants to a rival studio boss as a way of working off the debt their damage incurred. It doesn't take long before the siblings face off against their temperamental boss and prima donna studio star, Ricky Rodent. This showdown was bound to happen--it's a small world after all. Written by Dana Kurtin. Art by Omar Aranda and Scott McRae. Cover by Walter Carzon and Mike DeCarlo. FC, 32 pg. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #5
    Animeco 5
    Tags: Anime, Manga
    Published Dec 1996 by Limelight.

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    Winter 1996/1997. The official magazine of the Japanese Animation Society of Hawaii. Anime conventions, swimsuit pictorial, Anime shopping in Harajuku, and more. Lea Hernandez cover. 8.5-in. x 11-in.; part color, part black and white; 32 slick pages. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #412
    Animerica (1992) 412
    Published Dec 1996 by Viz.

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    Anime & Manga Monthly - news, reviews, video games, music & more. Anime Series Roundup - find out what's happening in Evangelion, Here is Greenwood, Blue Seed, Maison Ikkoku and Tenchi Muyo! Plus: Animerica Fan Awards. Manga Feature: their destiny was foreordained in X/1999 by CLAMP. 80 pages. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1
    Antarctic Press Jam (1996) 1

    Stories, art and jam cover by Ben Dunn, Fred Perry, Joe Wight, Ted Nomura. English-language manga publisher Antarctic presents a jam book for the tenth anniversary of Ninja High School and the fifth anniversary of Gold Digger. The Ninja High School cast discusses the strips continuity; the aftermath of a U.S. Navy / Twilight X battle; a feature on Families of Altered Wars #38; characters from the various series watch movies together. Ninja High School; Twilight X; Tigerhawk II; Movie Night. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #27
    Aquaman (1994 3rd Series) 27
    • Signed by writer Peter David with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Cover pencils by Jim Calafiore, inks by Peter Palmiotti. The Rising Sun, script by Peter David, pencils by Martin Egeland, inks by Howard M Shum; Aquaman goes to Japan to find Porm's murderer, and discovers that Captain Tanaka has become Demon Gate and killing Porm was his revenge on Aquaman; When Japan refuses to turn Demon Gate over, Aquaman forbids them to use the ocean and declares war. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #3
    Araknis (1996 Mystic/Morningstar) 3

    Written and Illustrated by Michael and Mario Ortiz. 32 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #454
    Archie (1943) 454

    Cover by Stan Goldberg & Henry Scarpelli. Stories by Hal Smith, Frank Doyle, Mike Pellowski and unknown. Art by Stan Goldberg, Sean Murphey, Henry Scarpelli, Rudy Lapick and unknown. Veronica learns what goes around comes around when her Australian cousin sends her a boomerang in "Many Happy Returns"! Also, when Archie's dad gets an eye operation, his scrutiny is better than ever in "The Eye of the Beholder"! Plus, Archie in: "Role Model"; "P.C. Pal"; "Neat Freaked!"; and "The Inspiration"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #144
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 144
  • Issue #89
    Archie's Double Digest (1982) 89

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo. "Leaf it to Reggie!", script by Barbara Slate, pencils by Fernando Ruiz, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead miss Reggie's jokes. "The Outcasts," script by Frank Doyle, art by Stan Goldberg; Professor Flutesnoot thinks Archie and Chuck stole test questions from Miss Grundy's office. "Something Different," script by George Gladir, pencils by Chic Stone, inks by Rudy Lapick; The faculty puts on a show for the Riverdale sports programs. "Taster's Choice"; Reggie is uncovering all of Jughead's secret food stashes at school. "The Error Of His Ways," script by Frank Doyle, art by Chic Stone; Archie arrives at school and the bell rings. "Myth America"; Jughead has a pet dragon. "Metal Fatigue"; Archie tries to score brownie points with Mr. Lodge by polishing the doorknob on the Lodge's front door. 196 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #22
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest (1995) 22
  • Issue #2
    Armature (1996) 2
  • Issue #3
    Armed and Dangerous Hell's Slaughterhouse (1996 Acclaim) 3

    Armed and Dangerous: Hell's Slaughterhouse #3 (#8 of Armed and Dangerous series). "The Brotherhood of Cain" - Everything has hit the fan at once: on the run from Terry Lanyon's thugs, Mitch and Charly Donovan may escape with their lives -- if they don't kill each other first! Everyone has a different story about Harry Donovan's death; was Frank Arcko involved? Terry Lanyon? Under the gun, with Eddy Donovan and Doogie in tow, the Donovan brothers face the truth about their brother's death. And truth may be the deadliest enemy they have. Story, art and cover by Bob Hall. Suggested for Mature Audiences. B&W, 32 PG. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1A
    Art of Abrams (1996) 1A

    Regular cover. Features the art of Paul Abrams. 24 pgs. B&W with color cover. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #1B
    Art of Abrams (1996) 1B
    • Signed by artist Paul Abrams with Lightning Comics certificate of authenticity. 35/50.

    Platinum Edition. Limited to 500 copies. Features the art of Paul Abrams. 24 pgs. B&W with color cover. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #1C
    Art of Abrams (1996) 1C

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    Nude Cover. Limited to 1200 copies. Comes with numbered certificat of authenticity. Features the art of Paul Abrams. 24 pgs. B&W with color cover. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Art of John Romita HC (1996 Marvel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. This volume is filled with never before seen artwork from John Romita, Sr.'s personal archives, as well as many classic sketches, covers, and comic artwork from this master of the medium's illustrious career. THE ART OF JOHN ROMITA is a must have for any fan of vintage comic art. Hardcover, 96 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $34.95.

  • Issue #1
    Ash 22 Brides (1996) 1
  • Issue #2
    Ash 22 Brides (1996) 2
  • Issue #4
    Astro City (1996 2nd Series) 4

    Brian Kinney goes to Astro City hoping to find someplace where he could be someone else in "New Kid in Town." Part 1 of 6, continued next issue. Appearances by the Crossbreed, Julius Furst, Rex, Ironhorse, Jack-in-the-Box, Crackerjack, Glue-Gun, the Confessor. Script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Brent Anderson, inks by Will Blyberg. Cover by Alex Ross. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #0
    Athena (1996 Antarctic) 0

    Story, art and cover by Dean Hsieh. An exploration of Hsiehs Athena, who first appeared in Antarctics Absolute Zero anthology. Athena is a hard-living rock musician playing the scene around Greece with her pals Dionysus and Herma. But strange incidents and her unusually quick healing powers soon reveal that she is actually the mythological Athena, reborn as a modern-day woman. 32 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #9
    Avengelyne (1996 2nd Series Maximum) 9

    Written by Robert Napton, Rob Liefeld and Matt Hawkins. Art by John Stinsman, Marlo Alquiza and Norm Rapmund. Cover by John Stinsman and Marlo Alquiza. Avengelyne's journey into the underworld continues! Making an uneasy alliance with the Crymelord, a mafioso boss hellbent on the destruction of Earth's demons, Avengelyne learns the levels of wickedness mankind is capable of first hand! Plus: Avengelyne pin-up by Dave Ahn and Rapmund. And: Passover back-up by Tom Harrington and Jeff Rebner. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #1A
    Avengelyne Armageddon (1996) 1A

    Written by Robert Napton and Rob Liefeld. Art by Scott Clark, Chris Carlson and Norm Rapmund. Cover by Scott Clark and Chris Carlson. The final chapter begins as the battle of Armageddon ignites in the far future! Avengelyne, Passover, B'liale and a host of angels and demons have united to face an entity more evil than Lucifer himself! Earth serves as the battleground for the greatest conflict of all while the fate of humanity lingers in the balance! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #1B
    Avengelyne Armageddon (1996) 1B

    Special Limited Edition. Written by Robert Napton and Rob Liefeld. Art by Scott Clark, Chris Carlson and Norm Rapmund. Cover by Scott Clark and Chris Carlson. The final chapter begins as the battle of Armageddon ignites in the far future! Avengelyne, Passover, B'liale and a host of angels and demons have united to face an entity more evil than Lucifer himself! Earth serves as the battleground for the greatest conflict of all while the fate of humanity lingers in the balance! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2
    Avengers (1996 2nd Series) 2

    "First Blood" Part 1 of 2. Plot by Rob Liefeld and Jim Valentino. Script by Jim Valentino and Jeph Loeb (assists). Pencils by Chap Yaep. Inks by Jonathan Sibal. Cover by Chap Yaep and Jonathan Sibal. Earth's Mightiest Heroes return to New York with the god of thunder as their newest member! However the team doesn't get much time to rest once a large spaceship appears over Manhattan! The Avengers rush to investigate and discover Kang! Oh no, why has the Conqueror come to the 20th century? The master of time's motive remains unclear, but his fury does not! It's another awesome test for the fledgling avengers vs. the powerful Kang! Cameo appearances by the Fantastic Four, Mantis, Hank Pym, Janet van Dyne, Agatha Harkness, Loki, Ultron-2, and the Enchantress. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Hellcat, Scarlet Witch, Swordsman, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: The first 12 issues of the Avengers' second volume were reprinted in 2006 in the trade paperback: Heroes Reborn Avengers. This issue includes a statement of ownership: average print run 126,858; average paid circulation 123,581.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.95.