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Comic books April 1997

  • Issue #1036A
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1036A

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    Bonus 16-page Havok supplement. April 1, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Lost in Americana" part 3 (script by John Wagner, art by Trevor Hairsine), Mercy Heights in part 4, "Vile Bodies" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Kevin Walker), Nokolai Dante part 2 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy No. # 1" part 3 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "King of Hearts" part 4 (script by Pat Mills, art by Nick Percival). Walker cover.

  • Issue #1036B
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1036B

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    NO bonus supplement. April 1, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Lost in Americana" part 3 (script by John Wagner, art by Trevor Hairsine), Mercy Heights in part 4, "Vile Bodies" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Kevin Walker), Nokolai Dante part 2 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy No. # 1" part 3 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "King of Hearts" part 4 (script by Pat Mills, art by Nick Percival). Walker cover.

  • Issue #1037
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1037

    April 8, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Fog on the Eerie" part 1 (script by John Wagner, art by Calum Alexander Watt), Mercy Heights in part 5, "A Matter of Life and Death" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Kevin Walker), Nikolai Dante in part 3 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy No. # 1" part 4 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "King of Hearts" part 5 (script by Pat Mills, art by Nick Percival). Judge Death back cover by LOL. Front cover by Dermot Power.

  • Issue #1038
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1038

    April 15, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Fog on the Eerie" part 2 (script by John Wagner, art by Calum Alexander Watt), Mercy Heights part 6 in "Murder in the Dark" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Andrew Currie), Nikolai Dante part 4 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy No. # 1" part 5 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "KIng of Hearts" part 6 (script by Pat Mills, art by Nick Percival). S.B. Davis cover.

  • Issue #1039
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1039

    April 22, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Fog on the Eerir" part 3 (script by John Wagner, art by Calum Alexander Watt), Mercy Heights in part 7, "The Fedayeen" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Andrew Currie), Nikolai Dante part 5 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy No. # 1" part 6 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "King of Hearts" part 7 (script by Pat Mills, art by Nick Percival). S.B. Davis cover.

  • Issue #1040A
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1040A

    Bonus Star Wars trading cards attached to cover. April 29, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Fog on the Eerie" part 4 (script by John Wagner, art by Calum Alexander Watt), Mercy Heights in part 8, "Dark Places" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Andrew Currie), Nikolai Dante part 6 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy No. # 1" part 7 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "The Grail War" part 1 (script by Pat Mills, art by Steve Tappin). Julian Gibson cover.

  • Issue #1040B
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1040B

    NO bonus cards. April 29, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Fog on the Eerie" part 4 (script by John Wagner, art by Calum Alexander Watt), Mercy Heights in part 8, "Dark Places" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Andrew Currie), Nikolai Dante part 6 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy No. # 1" part 7 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "The Grail War" part 1 (script by Pat Mills, art by Steve Tappin). Julian Gibson cover.

  • Issue #8
    2099 World of Tomorrow (1996) 8

    In the wake of the Phalanx invasion, change is afoot for Marvel's futureverse! The X-Men's Cerebra makes a decision that will affect the fate of the world! Spidey makes a visit to the island of Wakanda! Plus: Doom no more?! Written by Ben Raab and Joe Kelly. Pencils by Jason Armstrong and David Brewer. Cover by David Brewer and Rob Hunter. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #19
    A Distant Soil (1991 Aria/Image) 19

    Jason undergoes a painful initiation into the Resistance; Seren and his team arrive on the starship Siovansin to begin their campaign against 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
    Aaron Strips (1997) 1
    • Discounted from $1.80.

    Story and art by Aaron Warner. Reprints the "Adventures of Aaron" newspaper strips; Look for various cameo appearances of other mainstream comic strip characters like Garfield, Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbes, Bloom County, & Blondie just to name a few. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #732
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 732

    Cover art by Tom Grummett and Denis Rodier. The Saving Skull starring Superman, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Tom Grummett, inks by Denis Rodier; the Atomic Skull attacks Superman, disrupting his powers. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #2
    Addam Omega (1997) 2

    Story, art and cover by Bill Hughes. Space opera and futuristic intrigue from writer-artist Bill Hughes (Star Wars: Droids). Capt. Manhattan, Long John, Ripper, and their new teammate Addam Omega confront an alien infestation on a frontier world. But now that Manhattan knows Omegas secret, he has to wonder what other tricks the enigmatic robot has up its sleeve? 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1
    Adventures in the DC Universe (1997) 1

    "Mow You See 'Em...!" Starring the JLA. Story by Steve Vance. Art by Steve Vance, John DeLaney, and Ron Boyd. Inspired by the innovative Batman: The Animated Series, this action packed series takes a look at the DCU with a All-Ages spin that everyone can enjoy. In this debut issue the Justice League must figure who or what is behind the mysterious disappearance of some of their most dangerous foes. Introducing a mysterious new villain. All Ages Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #545
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 545

    Cover pencils by Stuart Immonen, inks by Jose Marzan, Jr. Power Crisis!, script by Karl Kesel, pencils by Scot Eaton, inks by Jose Marzan, Jr.; Superman has a new wife, new powers, and a new home; big changes begin here; first appearance of Superman Blue; Continued in Action Comics #732. 36 pgs. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #13
    Akiko (1996) 13
    Tags: Manga
    Published Apr 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Cornered by the famished lizard-wolves, Akiko and company manage to escape with some help from the most unexpected guest star, as P.Q. Goybi returns to the adventure! Goybi is "vacationing" in the solitude of Smoo's snowy North. Grumpy as always, he cannot hide his pleasure at seeing them all again. Does P.Q. Goybi hold the key Akiko needs to find Alia Rellapor's castle? Don't miss..."A Narrow Escape (Chapter 13)"! Plus: 3-page story "The Experiment"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1
    Amanda and Gunn (1997) 1
  • Issue #422
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 422

    Cover pencils by Joe Bennett, inks by Wellington Dias. "Exposed Wiring," script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Joe Bennett, inks by Bud LaRosa; Electro is strapped into an electric chair; Elsewhere, Det. Lewis questions Fortunato, prompting him to later contact the Rose; At ESU, Professor Howard pairs Peter up with Paul Stacy; Elsewhere, Dragonfly trains under Madame Qwa; Fortunato and Rose agree to team up against Tarantula; MJ tells her therapist she sometimes thinks she lost her baby because she wasn't good enough; On a yacht in the Aegean, Alison Mongrain calls Norman Osborn about the "project" she has undertaken; Hoping to bond with the electrical force, Electro tells Delilah to throw the electric chair switch; Tarantula issues a contract, to Madame Qwa, on "an old colleague of mine," Joe Robertson Meanwhile, Delilah introduces the Rose to the "all-new, supremely powerful, and super-charged Electro." 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Vol. 117 #4
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 117 #4

    April 1997. Cover by George H. Krauter. Stories: "Finder's Fee" by David Alexander and Hayford Peirce, "This Old Rock" by G. David Nordley, "The Mendelian Lamp Case" by Paul Levinson, "Warrior's Honor" by Uncle River, and "The Dream of Castles" by Wil McCarthy. Softcover, 5-in. x 7.25-in.; 160 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #26
    Animaniacs (1995) 26
    Published Apr 1997 by DC.

    Cover is a spoof of EC horror comics. Pancake House Of Horror, script by Sean Carolan and Jennifer Moore, pencils by Leonardo Batic and Omar Aranda, inks by Scott McRae, Horacio Ottolini, and Khato; Wakko, Yakko and Dot accidentally stop at Pointy's restaurant and become the main course; Pointy is parody of Clive Barker's Pinhead character. A Paw Worth Fighting For!, script by Sean Carolan and Jennifer Moore, pencils by Leonardo Batic and Omar Aranda, inks by Scott McRae, Horacio Ottolini, and Khato; Skippy Squirrel gets a magical Monkey Paw from a box of cereal. Tickle-Me Evil!, script by Sean Carolan and Jennifer Moore, pencils by Leonardo Batic and Omar Aranda, inks by Scott McRae, Horacio Ottolini, and Khato; Buttons tries to protect Mindy from a possessed doll. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #504
    Animerica (1992) 504
    Published Apr 1997 by Viz.

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    Anime & Manga Monthly - news, reviews, video games, music & more. Meet the characters - Battle Arena Toshinden. Enter our third annual Animerica Mecha Challenge. Plus: Beyond Sailor Moon. Manga Feature: their destiny was foreordained in X/1999 by CLAMP. 80 pages. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #31
    Aquaman (1994 3rd Series) 31
    • Signed by writer Peter David with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Cover pencils by Jim Calafiore, inks by Mark McKenna. Shark Bait, script by Peter David, pencils by Roger Robinson, inks by Ken Branch; Uses his powers aggressively has caused a physical change in Aquaman, and he goes back to Poseidonis to think about them; But the shark has taken over the city, and Aquaman must use his powers again to drive him off. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1A
    Arcanum (1997 Image) 1A
    Published Apr 1997 by Image.
  • Issue #1B
    Arcanum (1997 Image) 1B
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    • Signed by cover artist Marc Silvestri with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
    • Discounted from $1.70.
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    Marc Silvestri variant cover Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1DFSIGNED
    Arcanum (1997 Image) 1DFSIGNED
    Published Apr 1997 by Image.

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    DF ed signed/#ed by Brandon Peterson w/COA, ltd to to 250 copies Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1MEGACON
    Arcanum (1997 Image) 1MEGACON
    Published Apr 1997 by Image.

    Mega-Con 1997 Limited Edition; Gold Mega-Con Stamp on cover. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #458
    Archie (1943) 458

    Cover by Stan Goldberg & Mike Esposito. Stories by Barbara Slate and Angelo Decesare. Art by Stan Goldberg & Henry Scarpelli. Archie's days as a youth reporter for Action News seem numbered -- that is, until he accidentally videotapes two bank robbers on the run in "Ace Reporter"! Then, while Veronica vacations in Europe, Archie sends her an electronic Valentine in "E-Mail and Female"! Finally, Mr. Weatherbee makes Archie and Reggie spend President's Day dressed as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln to teach them a lesson in "An Honest Mistake"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #22
    Archie and Friends (1991) 22

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    Cover by Stan Goldberg & Mike Esposito. Stories by Ken Penders and Dan Parent. Art by Stan Goldberg, Dan Parent and Rudy Lapick. When Archie helps TV star Lisa Loving with her flat tire, it leads to a guest-stint on her TV show, 'Roommates"! Of course, the whole gang wants to get in on the act, and soon The Archies band is performing on TV in "Lucky Star"! Plus: "Bowl Me Over!" 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #68
    Archie Annual Digest (1975) 68
  • Issue #147
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 147
  • Issue #1A
    Armageddon Rising (1997) 1A

    Regular Edition. Desiree "Assault on Liberty" by Paul Davis & Naser Subashi with art by Naser Subashi. Wicked "Days of Darkness" by Sean Shaw & Paul Davis with art by Sean Shaw. Spinnerette "Truce or Consequences" by Janet Hetherington with art by Ronn Sutton. B&W, 32 pages, standard paper stock. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1B
    Armageddon Rising (1997) 1B

    Special Foil Edition. Desiree "Assault on Liberty" by Paul Davis & Naser Subashi with art by Naser Subashi. Wicked "Days of Darkness" by Sean Shaw & Paul Davis with art by Sean Shaw. Spinnerette "Truce or Consequences" by Janet Hetherington with art by Ronn Sutton. B&W, 32 pages, standard paper stock. Mature readers. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1
    Art of Usagi Yojimbo (1997) 1

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  • Issue #1A
    Ash (1997) 1/2 Edition 1A
    Published Apr 1997 by Event.

    Wizard 1/2 Edition Certificate of Authenticity. Ash has his hands full with an arson and a kidnapping in this untitled tale. Script by James Robinson, art by Joe Quesada & Jimmy Palmiotti (pages 1-6); script by Mark Waid & Brian Augustyn, art by Humberto Ramos & Palmiotti (pages 7-12). Plus: Waid & Augustyn comment on their work for Event Comics; Painkiller Jane concept designs by Rick Leonardi; Robinson's plot and Quesada's pencils for page 2 of Ash #1/2; Waid & Augustyn's plot and Ramos' pencils for pages 7 and 8 of Ash #1/2. Cover by Quesada & Palmiotti.

  • Issue #1B
    Ash (1997) 1/2 Edition 1B
    Published Apr 1997 by Event.

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    Wizard 1/2 Special Edition, Includes Wizard Certificate of Authenticity. Written by James Robinson, Mark Waid and Bryan Augustyn. Art by Joe Quesada, Humberto Ramos and Jimmy Palmiotti. Cover by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti.

  • Issue #1DSIGNED
    Ash (1997) 1/2 Edition 1DSIGNED
    Published Apr 1997 by Event.

    Wizard 1/2 Special Edition signed by Jimmy Palmiotti, Includes Wizard Certificate of Authenticity. Written by James Robinson, Mark Waid and Bryan Augustyn. Art by Joe Quesada, Humberto Ramos and Jimmy Palmiotti. Cover by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti.

  • Issue #8
    Astro City (1996 2nd Series) 8

    Heroes are systematically being hunted down, but the Confessor and Altar Boy refuse to pack it in in "Patterns." Part 5 of 6, continued from the previous issue. Continues next issue. Script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Brent Anderson, inks by Will Blyberg. Cover by Alex Ross. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #8
    Athena (1995 A.M. Works) 8

    Cover art by Dean Hsieh. Act 2 / scene 2 Knockout, script and art by Dean Hsieh; Athena has a fight with a gang that is bullying some teenagers, then joins the rest of the band for a show that ends in another fight. Emmeleia arrives in Pan Athens. 36 pgs. $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #12
    Avengelyne (1996 2nd Series Maximum) 12

    The Possession: Part 3 of 4 - Written by Robert Napton and Rob Liefeld. Art by John Stinsman, Dave Ahn, John Livesay, Norm Rapmund and Sean Parsons. Cover by Dave Ahn and John Livesay. Avengelyne has been demonically possessed and continues to do Taliesen's bidding as he attempts to collect seven magical talismans before the time of the great convergence! He sends her to get the last amulet that is being held by Crymelord and B'lial. Avengelyne is tricked by her foes, who trap her in a circle of power. Father Peter prepares to perform an exorcism. 24 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #13
    Avengelyne (1996 2nd Series Maximum) 13

    The Possession: Part 4 of 4 - Written by Robert Napton and Rob Liefeld. Art by Dave Ahn, John Stinsman, John Livesay, Sean Parsons and Eric Cannon. Cover by John Stinsman and John Livesay. Ancient sorceries face off against Avengelyne and the white fire of creation that empowers her, as the conclusion of this epic storyline threatens to alter the course of Avengelyne's life forever! 24 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #14
    Avengelyne (1996 2nd Series Maximum) 14

    Written by Robert Napton and Rob Liefeld. Art by Scott Clark, Dave Ahn and John Livesay. Cover by Scott Clark and Carlson. Mayhem rules the day as Blood Wulf crashes to Earth and Avengelyne has to pick up the pieces! Avengelyne's first encounter with an extraterrestrial takes a bizarre twist as Blood Wulf proves once again why he's the biggest and baddest heavy in the galaxy -- with the arsenal to prove it! 24 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #6
    Avengers (1996 2nd Series) 6

    "A Hard Day's Night!" Industrial Revolution Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and the Hulk. Plot by Rob Liefeld and Jeph Loeb. Script by Jeph Loeb. Pencils by Ian Churchill. Inks by Jonathan Sibal and Lary Stucker. Cover by Ian Churchill. Plot continues from Fantastic Four (1996 2nd series) #6. With Avengers Island on the brink of disaster, Bruce Banner journeys to the Baxter Building to seek assistance from his former college colleague! Reed agrees to help shut down the gamma core reactor and the FF and Bruce rush back to the island! However Iron Man is already on-site and planning to take care of the reactor himself! As the FF, Shell-Head, and the Avengers discuss what to do next; Bruce loses control and transforms once again into the Hulk! Oh my, the heroes have just gone from the frying pan into the fire! Story concludes in Iron Man (1996 2nd series) #6. Cameo appearance by Loki. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Hellcat, Swordsman, and Thor. (Note: This issue features a 3-page preview of the upcoming events in the Spider-titles.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #28
    Azrael Agent of the Bat (1995) 28

    Angel Insane: Part 2 of 2: Exit - Written by Dennis O'Neil. Art and Cover by Barry Kitson & James Pascoe. Assigned to "liberate" the Gray Abbot from Arkham Asylum, Jean-Paul unwittingly releases the inmates, allowing the Joker, the Riddler, Two-Face and the rest of the villains the run of the institution. Too bad they capture Azrael along the way! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #9
    Aztek the Ultimate Man (1996) 9

    Guest-starring Superman! A comatose child's only hope of recovery lies in the encouragement of his hero, Superman. But when Aztek goes to Metropolis to ask the Man of Steel for his help, he runs into a bigger problem--the deadly Parasite! Written by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar. Art by N. Steven Harris and Keith Champagne. Cover by Steve Lightle. FC, 32 PG. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #24
    Bacchus (1995 ECC) 24
    Published Apr 1997 by ECC.

    Stories by Eddie Campbell and Wes Kublick. Art by Eddie Campbell and Ed Hillyer. Cover by Eddie Campbell and Pete Mullins. The acclaimed series by artist Eddie Campbell, featuring the latter-day adventures of the immortal Greek gods. One Man Show concludes, as the Eyeball Kid reduces the number of his enemies significantly. Potatoes of the Night; All the World´s a Stage; Avenging Angel with Dirty Faces; plus an Alec story and a Montague Hale one-pager. 36 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #31
    Backlash (1994) 31
    Published Apr 1997 by Image.

    Guest-starring the WildC.A.T.s. Written by Sean Ruffner and Brett Booth. Art by Pete Woods and John Tighe. After failing to stop Haroth from releasing the Drahn, Backlash and his team return to PSI to lick their wounds. Realizing they will need help in defeating the alien race, Backlash is forced to find the one man who has battled the Drahn alone and lived to tell the tale. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #541
    Batman (1940) 541
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1997 by DC.

    The Spectre of Vengeance Part 2 of 2: Mask of Guilt - Written by Doug Moench. Art by Kelley Jones and John Beatty. Cover by Kelley Jones. The Spectre first attacks and later joins Batman and they utilize their unique talents to pursue a ruthless killer in Gotham City! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #17
    Batman and Robin Adventures (1995) 17

    "But a Dream!" Written by Paul Dini and Ty Templeton. Art by Joe Staton and Rick Burchett. The Mad Hatter is dead! Can the Dynamic Duo solve the mystery? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #93
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) 93

    Cover art by Will Simpson. Freakout, part 3, script by Garth Ennis, art by Will Simpson; a drugged Batman goes after Doctor Freak. 32 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #61
    Batman Shadow of the Bat (1992) 61

    Batman must simultaneously protect a mob witness and an innocent boy in "Second Chances." Written by Alan Grant. Pencils by Jim Aparo. Inks by Stan Woch. Cover by Chris Moeller. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #4
    Batman The Long Halloween (1997) 4

    "New Year's Eve." Batman tries to thwart The Joker's plan to fumigate New Year's Eve partiers with deadly gas. Clues are uncovered that suggest that Harvey Dent might be Holiday. Script by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Tim Sale. Cover price $2.95.