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Comic books May 1997

  • Issue #1041
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1041

    May 6, 1997. All color. Features incldue Judge Dredd in "Dance of the Spider Queen" part 1 (script by John Wagner, art by Henry Flint), Marcy Heights part 9, "Love and Death" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Andrew Currie), Nikolai Dante part 7 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy Number # 1" part 8 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "The Grail War" part 2 (script by Pat Mills, art by Steve Tappin). Kevin Walker cover.

  • Issue #1042
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1042

    May 13, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dreddin "Dance of the Spider Queen" part 2 (script by John Wagner, art by Henry Flint), Mercy Heights part 10, "Prophesies of War" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Andrew Currie), Nikolai Dante in "The Romanov Dynasty" part 1 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy No. # 1" part 9 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "The Grail War" part 3 (script by Pat Mills, art by Steve Tappin). Dermot Power cover.

  • Issue #1043A
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1043A

    Bonus X-Files trading cards. May 20, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Dance of the Spider Queen" part 3 (script by John Wagner, art by Henry Flint), Mercy Heights part 11, "Deadly Ground" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Lee Sullivan), Nikolai Dante in "The Romanov Dynasty" part 2 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy No. # 1" part 10 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "The Grail War" part 4 (script by Pat Mills, art by Steve Tappin). Dermot Power cover.

  • Issue #1043B
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1043B

    NO bonus cards. May 20, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Dance of the Spider Queen" part 3 (script by John Wagner, art by Henry Flint), Mercy Heights part 11, "Deadly Ground" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Lee Sullivan), Nikolai Dante in "The Romanov Dynasty" part 2 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy No. # 1" part 10 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "The Grail War" part 4 (script by Pat Mills, art by Steve Tappin). Dermot Power cover.

  • Issue #1044A
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1044A

    Bonus Babylon 5 postcards attached to cover. May 27, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Dance of the Spider Queen" part 4 (script by John Wagner, art by Henry Flint), Mercy Heights part 12, "Whispers" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Lee Sullivan), Nikolai Dante in "The Romanov Dynasty" part 3 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy No. # 1" part 11 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "The Grail War" part 5 (script by Pat Mills, art by Steve Tappin). Trevor Hairsine cover.

  • Issue #1044B
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 1044B

    NO bonus postcards. May 27, 1997. All color. Features include Judge Dredd in "Dance of the Spider Queen" part 4 (script by John Wagner, art by Henry Flint), Mercy Heights part 12, "Whispers" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Lee Sullivan), Nikolai Dante in "The Romanov Dynasty" part 3 (script by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser), Al's Baby in "Public Enemy No. # 1" part 11 (script by John Wagner, art by Carlos Ezquerra), and Slaine in "The Grail War" part 5 (script by Pat Mills, art by Steve Tappin). Trevor Hairsine cover.

  • Issue #1
    2020 Visions (1997) 1

    Fumetti cover (photo blended with art); "Lust for Life" part one; Jamie Delano script; Frank Quitely art; James Sinclair color; Ellie DeVille letters. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #ITEM#4
    3D Art Print (1996-2001) By Ray Zone ITEM#4

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    "Griffith Park Observatory" - Photo depicts a building that have been featured in many Hollywood hits such as 'Jurrasic Park', 'Rebel without a cause', 'Austin Powers', and many more. 16-in. x 20-in.

  • Issue #2
    Aaron Strips (1997) 2

    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 #733
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 733

    Cover art by Tom Grummett and Denis Rodier. The Sins of Change starring Superman Blue, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Tom Grummett, inks by Denis Rodier; the Ray helps Superman in his battle against Metallo. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #11
    Action Girl Comics (1994) 11

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    Cover by Sarah Dyer. Stories and art by Amanda Lewis, Melissa MacAlpin, Chris Tobey Nesmith, Leslee T. Parker, Patty Leidy, Sarah Dyer, Jen Sorensen, Lisa McElroy, Susan Ferguson and Stephanie Gladden. An anthology of comics by female creators. Adventures in makeup; life in Amish country; Scooter and Tink duck out of sex-ed class to go to the playground. 24 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #2
    Adventures in the DC Universe (1997) 2

    "Bombs Away!" Starring the Flash. Story by Steve Vance. Art by Steve Vance, John DeLaney, and Ron Boyd. The Crimson Comet takes on the Bomb Squad with explosive results. Plus, "Catch as Cat Can!" Starring Catwoman. Story by Steve Vance. Art by Steve Vance, John DeLaney, and Ron Boyd. Catwoman tries to stay one step ahead of the Gotham P.D. when she steals a priceless jewel. All Ages Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #2
    Adventures of Aaron (1997 Image) 2
  • Issue #546
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 546

    Cover pencils by Stuart Immonen, inks by Jose Marzan, Jr. Blood & Thunder, script by Karl Kesel, pencils by Stuart Immonen, inks by Jose Marzan, Jr.; It's the all-new, all-different Superman versus Metallo, who wants to see just what's so different about our hero. 36 pgs. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #4
    Age of Heroes (1996 Halloween/Image) 4

    James Hudnall script; John Ridgway cover & art Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #14
    Akiko (1996) 14
    Tags: Manga
    Published May 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. P.Q. Goybi leads Akiko and her friends across Smoo's frozen North to the entrance of a secret tunnel. If all goes well, it should lead them to the domain of Alia Rellapor. However, the door is locked and even Gax's numerous gadgets are no help in gaining entrance. Finally, Akiko uses a little "crazy earth logic" to get them inside, where mysterious noises echo in the darkness down the tunnel! Don't miss..."Negotiations (Chapter 14)"! Plus: Beeba tells a story to the others (who continually interrupt) in "Abnug and the Gope Fish"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #ITEM#74001
    Alien Resurrection Action Figure (1997 Kenner) Movie Edition ITEM#74001

    ITEM #74001: Ripley - Warrant officer and Alien behavioral expert. Includes pulse rifle, flame-thrower and a miniature Alien. Figure stands 6 1/2-in. tall.

  • Issue #ITEM#74006
    Alien Resurrection Action Figure (1997 Kenner) Movie Edition ITEM#74006

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    ITEM #74006: Newborn Alien - Genetic human/Alien hybrid. Figure stands 8-in. tall.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Aliens Labyrinth TPB (1997 Dark Horse) Remastered Edition 1-1ST

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    Remastered Edition - 1st printing. Collects Aliens: Labyrinth (1993) #1-4 and Dark Horse Comics #12-13. Written by Jim Woodring. Art by Kilian Plunkett. Rumor has it that the crew members of space station Innominata are expendable and can be used in clandestine experiments. Rumor has it that Paul Church, the Colonel Doctor in charge of the research facility, has been running tests to determine what makes the Aliens tick and that he's using Colonial Marines as bait. Well, the U. S. Government doesn't like rumors -- they like facts. And so they've sent Colonel Doctor Anthony Crespi to investigate. He's empowered to get the truth any way he can. His goal is to find a way that will get him off that station alive. Harvey Award-winning writer Jim Woodring crafts a spellbinding tale of horror and mystery in Aliens: Labyrinth. Includes a cover gallery and sketchbook. Softcover, 128 pages, full color. Cover price $17.95.

  • Issue #ITEM#27759
    Aliens vs. Corp. Hicks Action Figure Set (1997 Kenner) ITEM#27759

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    ITEM #27759 - Armed with his pulse rifle, motion tracker, and hand-held welder, Corp. Hicks comes outfitted in his authentic Colonial Marines body armor complete with belt, canteenbag, sheath, knife and helmet. His helmet is specially equipped with communicator, lamp, camera, and eye-scanner. Set Includes Alien figure (stands 12-in. tall) and Hicks figure (stands 12-in. tall).

  • Issue #423
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 423

    Cover pencils by Joe Bennett, inks by Joe Pimentel. "Choices!", script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Joe Bennett, inks by Ralph Cabrera, Harry Candelario, and Bud LaRosa; The newly recharged Electro agrees to defend Rose and Delilah against Black Tarantula's True Believers; Madame Qwa assigns Dragonfly to kill Joe Robertson who talks to Ben Urich about his Black Tarantula story; Angela Yin introduces Robbie to her cousin Meiko who follows him as Dragonfly along with a group of True Believers; Her attack attracts Spidey and Electro, who makes short work of the True Believers, then shocks Dragonfly into unconsciousness; Spidey, plagued by headaches since Morbius bit him (SM #77, '97), battles Electro as Robbie pulls Dragonfly from the battle; Electro uses his enhanced abilities to disrupt the electrical impulses in Spidey's brain. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1998
    Amazing Spider-Man Annual HC (1974 World Distributors/Panini Books) Spider-Man Annual 1998

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    A British published book reprinting three Amazing Spider-man stories - 1st printing. Includes Activity games, a crossword puzzles. Hardcover, 64 pages, full color.

  • Issue #1
    American Splendor on the Job (1997) 1

    Written by Harvey Pekar. Art by Gary Dumm, Joe Sacco, Frank Stack and Joe Zabel. Cover by Frnak Stack. Harvey Pekar, master of the autobiographical graphic novel, returns with three more slices from the cake of life. In "Why Don't They Let Us Out?" Harvey is trapped at his hospital job two days before Christmas. Nothing much is happening, and Harvey is forced to make life interesting for himself. Things aren't so simple, though, in "Veteran's Rights." Harvey comes up against a bullheaded supervisor in another department, sparking a war of wits and red tape -- proving that Harvey truly is a soldier for the working class. Both of these stories are illustrated by Frank Stack, the legendary artist who teamed with Harvey on the award winning graphic novel, Our Cancer Year. Finally, Joe Sacco, the acclaimed creator of Palestine, illustrates "Efficiency," Harvey's guide to and failure at squeezing the most out of one's life. This issue features a painted front cover by Frank Stack and a back cover by Joe Zabel. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Vol. 117 #5
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 117 #5

    May 1997. Cover by John Berkey. Stories: "Loose Ends" by Paul Levinson, "Fire and Ice" by Grey Rollins, "Primrose Rescue" by Bud Sparhawk, "On the Application of Quantum Probability Tunneling to Improve Manufacturability of Printed Circuit Board Designs: A Case Study" by Rick Cook and Peter L. Manly, "Cargo" by Steve Johnson, and "The Artifact" by Sherry Briggs. Science Fact article: "Deus Ex Machina" by Charles Sheffield. Softcover, 5-in. x 7.25-in.; 160 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1
    Anarky (1997 1st Series) 1
    Published May 1997 by DC.

    Cover by Norm Breyfogle and Kevin Nowlan. Does a Dog Have Buddha Nature? (Metamorphosis Part 1), script by Alan Grant, pencils by Norm Breyfogle, inks by Joe Rubinstein; Anarky returns to Gotham City to impliment his stand against corrupt politicians, deceptive faiths, and sinister philosophies; Seeking questions of evil against Etrigan the Demon, Anarky conspires to change the world in this 4 part arch. 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #CAP
    Anastasia Promotional Cap (1997) CAP

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    This baseball cap was sent out to promote the animated movie "Anastasia" featuring the voice talents of Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Angela Lansbury, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd, Hank Azaria and Bernadette Peters, and hit theatres in November 1997. Features the Anastasia logo on the front. Color: Navy Blue. One Size fits All.

  • Issue #0A
    Angel Girl Heaven Sent (1997) 0A

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    Regular cover edition. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #27
    Animaniacs (1995) 27
    Published May 1997 by DC.

    The friendly skies ain't so friendly when Slappy Squirrel's plane gets hijacked for her vacation. Good thing Slappy brought along her own cartoon dynamite to protect herself. So who gets to blow up the plane first in "Plane for Keeps"?! Written by David Cody Weiss. Art by Leonardo Batic and Scott McRae. FC, 32 pg. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #505
    Animerica (1992) 505
    Published May 1997 by Viz.

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    Anime & Manga Monthly - news, reviews, video games, music & more. Time-tripping fantasy: Inu-Yasha - a feudal fairy tale. Ranma 1/2 - catch up to the adventures. Get the latest word from Rumiko Takahashi in Animerica's exclusive interview. Manga Feature: their destiny was foreordained in X/1999 by CLAMP. 80 pages. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #32
    Aquaman (1994 3rd Series) 32

    Cover art by John Totleben. Sea of Green, script by Peter David, pencils by Jim Calafiore, inks by Peter Palmiotti and Mark McKenna; Aquaman's powers are out of control, and Swamp Thing helps Aquaman defeat a two-bit villain in order to prove this to him, and give him the help he needs. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1
    Araknis (1997 Morningstar) Retribution 1

    "Special Edition," and is so noted under the issue number on the cover. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #2A
    Arcanum (1997 Image) 2A

    Cover A Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #2B
    Arcanum (1997 Image) 2B

    Cover B Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #459
    Archie (1943) 459

    Stories by Hal Smith, Kathleen Webb, Mike Pellowski and Bill Golliher. Art and Cover by Stan Goldberg & Henry Scarpelli. Archie demonstrates the gliding ability of his new snow skates -- with smashing results, of course -- in "Snow Fun"! Plus, the students at Riverdale High decide to have a 'foam dance' -- by filling the gym with soap suds, they can dance and clean the floor at the same time in "Good Clean Fun!" Then, Veronica has to deliver a package to her father's office, so Archie volunteers to help, hoping to get on Mr. Lodge's good side in "Very Important Package"! Also: "First Class Fool"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #110
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 110

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  • Issue #92
    Archie's Double Digest (1982) 92
  • Issue #25
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest (1995) 25

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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Armageddonquest GN (1997) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Story and art by Ronald Russel Roach. Cover by Joseph Michael Linsner. Sirius collects indie artist Roachs long-in-the-works labor of love in its complete form for the first time. Tazio has been foretold as the Antichrist, whose coming will bring about the end of the world. But Tazio, determined to do good by his fellow man, refuses to accept his destiny. 288 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $13.00. Cover price $13.00.

  • Issue #8
    Army Ants (1996) 8

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  • Issue #2
    Art of Usagi Yojimbo (1997) 2

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  • Issue #1A
    Ash Cinder and Smoke (1997) 1A

    Cover by Joe Quesada. By Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, & Humberto Ramos. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1B
    Ash Cinder and Smoke (1997) 1B

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    Burn Edition Cover by Humberto Ramos, limited to 3500 copies. By Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, & Humberto Ramos. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1C
    Ash Cinder and Smoke (1997) 1C

    Gold Prism Foil Variant. Cover by Joe Quesada. By Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, & Humberto Ramos.

  • Issue #2A
    Ash Cinder and Smoke (1997) 2A

    Cover 2A Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2B
    Ash Cinder and Smoke (1997) 2B

    Cover 2B Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3A
    Ash Cinder and Smoke (1997) 3A
  • Issue #3B
    Ash Cinder and Smoke (1997) 3B
  • Issue #4A
    Ash Cinder and Smoke (1997) 4A
  • Issue #4B
    Ash Cinder and Smoke (1997) 4B
  • Issue #5A
    Ash Cinder and Smoke (1997) 5A