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Comic books August 1997

  • Issue #11
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  • Issue #8
    Reid Fleming (1996 Deep Sea) 8

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    1st (only) printing. Another Dawn, Part 2. Reid cuts himself shaving, setting the tone for an all-around bad day; just when he thinks it cant get any worse, his favorite TV show gets pre-empted. Letters page includes a comment from Matt Groening of The Simpsons. Story, art and cover by David Boswell. Mature readers. B&W, 32 pages, standard paper stock. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    Reporter (1997 Aeon) 3
  • Issue #4
    Resurrection Man (1997) 4

    Cover art by Butch Guice. Scorpion Memories (Part 2) starring Mitch Shelly (Resurrection Man), script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Butch Guice; Mitch's wife and her boyfriend make an attempt on Mitch's life. 32 pgs. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Return of Lum Urusei Yatsura Feudal Furor TPB (1997) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Story and art by Rumiko Takahashi. In this volume, in an alternate reality storyline, Lum and Co. torment each other during Japan's feudal Heian Period (794-1192, to be exact). Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $15.95.

  • Issue #5
    Return of Lum Urusei Yatsura Part 4 (1997) 5
  • Issue #44
    Robin (1993-2009) 44
    Published Aug 1997 by DC.

    The Stupid Death - Written by Chuck Dixon. Art by Staz Johnson & Bob Smith. Cover by Mike Wieringo & Terry Austin. Robin and the Spoiler must escape captivity in a building that is scheduled to be demolished at dawn! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1
    Robotech Vermilion (1997) 1

    Stories by Duc Tran and Jochen Weltjens. Art by Duc Tran and Jochen Weltjens. Cover by Duc Tran. Antarctic Press presents new stories based on the beloved anime series. The mysterious death of a Vermilion squadron trainee leads Rick Hunter to suspect a Zentraedi plot involving top RDF officials, including an RDF general. Also featuring a backup story that takes place just after Scott Bernard's arrival on Earth. Vermilion, Part 1; Mospeada Diary. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1997 2nd Series) 4

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    Cover by Bill Golliher. "Cosmic Cosmetics," script by Bill Golliher, art by Dan DeCarlo; A mystic youth cream turns Hilda and Zelda into four-year-old children who still have the powers of witchcraft. "What's Cooking?", script by Bill Golliher, art by Dan DeCarlo; Hilda and Zelda need an ingredient from Salem for their potion. "Germ Warfare," script by Dan Parent, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Alison Flood; To stop Amy from annoying her, Sabrina reduces her to microscopic size. "Stuck on You," script by Dan Parent, art by Dan DeCarlo; Sabrina has to babysit Esmeralda and keep her from performing magic in front of Harvey. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Samurai Showdown TPB (1997 Viz Digest) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Kyoichi Nanatsuki. Art by Yuki Miyoshi. Based on the bestselling video game - in the year of 1787 it is a time of plague and famine in Japan. Nakoruru, a nature-loving priest, Haohmaru, a warrior with a death wish, and Hanzo, a ninja loyal to the Shogun, are the only thing standing in the way of mankind and the invading hordes of the demonic Dark Kingdom. Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $15.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Samurai Showdown TPB (1997 Viz Digest) 1-REP

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    Reprint. Written by Kyoichi Nanatsuki. Art by Yuki Miyoshi. Based on the bestselling video game - in the year of 1787 it is a time of plague and famine in Japan. Nakoruru, a nature-loving priest, Haohmaru, a warrior with a death wish, and Hanzo, a ninja loyal to the Shogun, are the only thing standing in the way of mankind and the invading hordes of the demonic Dark Kingdom. Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $15.95.

  • Issue #53
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 53
    • Signed by artist Matt Wagner with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Crone Act One of Four, script by Steven T. Seagle and Matt Wagner, art by Guy Davis; Manhattanites are riveted to their radios for the exciting new serial drama, "The Coming Of Night"; But as tensions flare in the real lives of the show's cast, its outrageous plots take second stage to the shocking murders that befall its performers! 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #2
    Savage Dragon Marshal Law (1997) 2

    10 Reasons to Buy This Issue: 1 - Cool story! 2 - Cool art! 3 - Killer unmasked! 4 - Suicidal! 5 - Overlord returns? 6 - Hospital carnage! 7 - Mighty Man R.I.P.! 8 - A new Marshal Law! 9 - It's a sin not to! 10th Anniversary Issue! Thou shalt not ignore it! Written by Pat Mills. Art and cover by Kevin O'Neill. B/W 24 pg. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Admiring a Caldwell painting is like peering through a portal to an alternate dimension; you can actually see the fantastic come to life in vivid detail. His visions are at once unique and familiar, as if the incredible were an everyday occurrence, and Clyde just happened to be there to capture it on canvas. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 72 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #6
    Savant Garde (1997) 6

    Cover pencils by Ryan Odagawa, inks by Chuck Gibson. Untitled starring Savant, Majestic, Met-L, Sheba, Charles Russell, Mabel Bligh, Cybenary, Miranda, Hijinx, Henry Bendix, Saida, Lord Defile, Capri, and Brian O'Connor, script by Barbara Kesel, pencils by Ryan Odagawa, inks by Chuck Gibson; someone is attempting to discredit Savant's civilian identity. 36 pgs. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #9
    Scare Tactics (1996) 9
    Published Aug 1997 by DC.

    Cover by Anthony Williams and Andy Lanning. Snake Oil, script by Len Kaminski, art by Anthony Williams and Andy Lanning; Slither is about to die; While he fights for his life, the gang must risk exposure to get him the help he needs; includes background on Slither. 32 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #199708
    Sci-Fi Magazine (1993) (Sci-Fi Channel) 199708

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    The Official Magazine of the Sci-Fi Channel. In this issue: Spawn movie, Contact, Steel, Event Horizon, Men in Black, and more. 8-in. x 10-7/8 in.; full color; 84 slick pages. Cover price $3.95.

  • Vol. 3 #8
    Sci-Fi Universe (1994) Vol. 3 #8

    Can Voyager Be Saved? Also Jodie Foster interview, Men in Black, Contact, reviews, and more. Full color; 76 pages. Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #1
    Scooby-Doo (1997 DC) 1
    Published Aug 1997 by DC.
  • Issue #17
    Scud The Disposable Assassin (1994-2008) 17
  • Issue #18
    Sensational Spider-Man (1996 1st Series) 18

    "Powerless and Responsibility" Part 3 of 3. Script by Todd Dezago. Pencils by Jason Armstrong. Inks by Ron Boyd. Cover by Mike Wieringo. The vindictive Vulture emerges victorious from the three-way tussle inside the phony Prowler's apartment! The second place finisher, the Sensational Spider-Man, heads home to rest after taking the Prowler to the local hospital. The next day in Central Park, the Vulture tries to finish off the web-slinger; but falls into the clutches of the despondent D.K.! Will the Vulture emerge triumphant again? Or will he emerge as a defeated old man? Final appearance of D.K. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Anna Watson, Billy Walters, J. Jonah Jameson, Dr. Kafka, John Jameson, Mindy Brown, Hobie Brown, and the Living Monolith. (Note: This issue features a gatefold cover detailing the current storyline.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #2
    Sergio Aragones Louder Than Words (1997) 2

    Story and art by Sergio Aragones. He's one of the greatest living cartoonists! Sergio Aragon├ęs proves that a picture paints a thousand words and a one-page strip is good for a million laughs. Sergio's dreamed up 24 pages of all-new material, leaving no stone unturned and no sacred cow untipped! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Seven Years of Highly Defective People: Scott Adams' Guided Tour of the Evolution of Dilbert SC (1997 Andrews McMeel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Scott Adams. Since its debut in 1989, DILBERT has become the comic strip sensation, attracting fans from all corridors of working life. As DILBERT's popularity has grown, so has curiosity about the man behind the drawing table. The is volume is filled with Scott Adams' handwritten notes - notes that answer provocative questions such as, Which characters became unexpected regulars?; What objects are the most challenging to draw?; and Which strips became the biggest hits? This unique treasury is a tour of the origins and evolution of DILBERT's cast, and your tour guide is DILBERT's creator. Includes comic strips from previous Dilbert books. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 256 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #1
    Shadow House (1997) 1

    Painted cover by Daniel Brereton. Stories by Christopher Mills and James Chambers. Art by Kirk Van Wormer, Art Nichols, Pat Broderick, and Fred Harper. A horror anthology in the tradition of Creepy and Eerie, as Autumn, the only living resident of Shadow House, tells tales of terror and the macabre. Private eye Gideon King specializes in cases of the supernatural; The Revenant is a swamp-monster avenger in the Swamp Thing/Heap tradition. Featuring art by famed Marvel artist Pat Broderick. Also featuring a text backup article giving the history of Gideon King, who previously appeared in Nightmark Blood and Honor (1994), among others. Autumns Arrival; Fetid Matter: Episode 1; Dark Streets: Running with the Reaper. 32 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4A
    Shadowflame (1996 Cry For Dawn) 4A

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    Regular cover by Naser Subashi and Rich Buckler. Story by Joe Martino. Art by Rich Buckler. A human cop fights for his life after inheriting superhuman alien technology. Maldestrak, the ancient alien enemy of the Shadowflame, lays waste to Las Vegas in a brutal final battle with Shadowflame. 32 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #4B
    Shadowflame (1996 Cry For Dawn) 4B

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    Variant cover by Rich Buckler. Story by Joe Martino. Art by Rich Buckler. A human cop fights for his life after inheriting superhuman alien technology. Maldestrak, the ancient alien enemy of the Shadowflame, lays waste to Las Vegas in a brutal final battle with Shadowflame. Final issue of the series; rebooted by Arcana in 2007. 32 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #6
    Shadowman (1997 2nd Series) 6

    "Nothing is True Part Two" - While Zero's looking for love in all the wrong places, someone else is looking to pitch him back to Deadside for good. Dead Jack Boniface wants Mama Nettie's love, and he's willing to send Zero to Hell to get it! Written by Jamie Delano, with art and cover by Charles Adlard. Suggested for Mature Readers. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1A
    Shi The Series (1997) 1A

    Regular cover. Red cover, woman in middle with sword, two heads on either side of her. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1B
    Shi The Series (1997) 1B

    Diamond Edition cover. White cover, woman in front of flag hanging off sword.

  • Issue #0
    Ship of Fools (1997 Image) 0
  • Issue #44
    Shivers (1992) 44

    The Magazine of Horror Entertainment. In this issue: Confront the aliens, monsters and weird enemies of the Men in Black; Millennium episode guide continues; The X-Files - Scully betrays her partner in the thrilling season finale; Stephen King - an interview with the godfather of modern horror; meet the terrifying Daughters of Dracula; Ingrid Pitt; Golem. Cover price $5.99.

  • Issue #4
    Shotgun Mary Blood Lore (1997) 4

    Reversals. Story by Herb Mallette. Art by Neil Googe. Cover by Neil Googe. A spin-off from Warrior Nun Areala, featuring a rogue nun with a penchant for bikes and big guns. Mary and Zoe make a frontal attack on Campton's estate. When he flees, they follow him, to discover the secret that caused him to order Deidres murder. Final issue of the series; followed by Shotgun Mary Son of the Beast (1997) #1. 24 pages, Full Color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #130
    Silver Surfer (1987 2nd Series) 130

    "End of a World!" Story by J.M. DeMatteis. Art by Cary Nord and Ralph Cabrera. Future Conan artist Cary Nord pencils this tale of the Surfer's return to Zenn-La seeking answers. For months now his lost memories have plagued him. Now, he'll find the answers he seeks even if it kills him. And when Galactus discovers him eavesdropping on the forbidding events of the past, it just may. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #32
    Simpsons Comics (1993) 32

    Cover art by Bill Morrison. Rhymes and Misdemeanors, script by Jeff Rosenthal, pencils by Tim Bavington, Stephanie Gladden, and Phil Ortiz, inks by Tim Bavington and Bill Morrison; Lisa and Martin have a poetry battle. Article about new Simpsons products. Covers and information for 8 Bongo Comics that were never produced. 36 pgs. $2.25. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #26
    Skeleton Key (1995 1st Series) 26
  • Issue #3
    Sonambulo Sleep of the Just (1997) 3

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  • Issue #2
    Sonic Super Special (1997) 2

    "Brave New World!" It's a decidedly different type of story featuring Sonic and his friends, as they deal with the ramifications of the aftermath of the Great War. Now that Robotnik has been vanquished, the Freedom Fighters face the awesome task of rebuilding not only Mobotropolis, but life as they once knew it. 48 pages, FC. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #49
    Sonic the Hedgehog (1993 Archie) 49

    Endgame: Part 3 of 4 - "Escape from the Floating Island!" Written by Ken Penders and Michael Gallagherr. Art by Sam Maxwell and Pam Eklund. The Kingdom of Arcorn is being tricked into believing that hteir greatest hero has betrayed it. Can Sonic clear his good name or will Robotnik rule supreme? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #25
    Soulsearchers and Company (1993) 25

    From Here to Infinity - Written by Peter David & Richard Howell. Art by Dave Cockrum & Jim Mooney. Cover by Amanda Conner & Steve Leialoha. The Soulsearchers have been defeated by the man from Arnold's past, and he's itching to take his permanent revenge on his former partner! Janocz, Kelly and Peterson do their best to overcome him, but Bridget and Baraka can't help because they've been banished to another dimension -- permanently! (Gee, what will they do to pass the time?) 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #25
    Sovereign Seven (1995) 25

    New Blood - Written by Chris Claremont. Art and Cover by Ron Lim & Chris Ivy. A new era of Sovereign excitement begins as Power Girl arrives on the scene! Molly Savoy, the sheriff of Crossroads, faces the evil of Nike -- in the form of a possessed Power Girl! The Sovereigns come to Molly's aid, but can they defeat Power Girl without killing her? 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #64
    Spawn (1992) 64
    Published Aug 1997 by Image.

    "Checkmate!" Written by Todd McFarlane. Art by Greg Capullo, Todd McFarlane, and Chance Wolf. Cover by Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane. Spawn heads out to take down Jason Wynn once and for all. Meanwhile, Sam and Twitch investigate Spawns alley and come face-to face with Cogliostro. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: This issue is dedicated to Mary Doonanco. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1
    Spawn The Official Movie Magazine (1997) 1
  • Issue #2-REP
    Spawn TPB (1997-2001 Image) 2nd Edition 2-REP

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    2nd Edition - Volume 2 - 2nd and later printings. "Dark Discoveries!" Collects Spawn (1992) #6-9 and 11.

    Written by Todd McFarlane, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller. Art by Todd McFarlane.

    Softcover, 116 pages, full color.

    Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #56
    Spectre (1992 3rd Series) 56

    Cover by John Totleben. "The Haunting of Jim Corrigan. Conclusion: Forgiveness". Part 5 of 5. Story by John Ostrander. Art by Tom Mandrake. To conclude his inquiry into the Jim Corrigan mystery, Nate Kane may have to face a berserk Spectre. 32 pages. Full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #82
    Spider-Man (1990) 82
    Published Aug 1997 by Marvel.

    "You've Got to Have Friends (of Humanity?)" Part 1 of 3. Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna. The anti-mutant Friends of Humanity group holds a rally on the Empire State University campus! And their twisted message is shockingly well-received...particularly by one Paul Stacy! Later than evening the web-slinger confronts Paul on a Manhattan rooftop! But the wall-crawler is hit by a spell of vertigo...at the exact moment Paul shoves him off the roof! Is this how the Stacy family finally gets their revenge on your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man? Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Jill Stacy, Robin Vega, and the Shocker. (Note: This issue features a gatefold cover detailing the current storyline.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Spider-Man Super Thriller Warrior's Revenge PB (1997 Pocket Novel) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Neal Barrett, Jr. Art by James W. Fry. The Incredible Hulk is raging through the streets of New York City and not even Spider-Man may be able to stop him. Meanwhile, the Super Skrull, an alien shape-shifting warrior with all the combined powers of the Fantastic Four, is out to assassinate a statesman. This time Spidey may have bitten off more than he can chew. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 134 pages, Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations). Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Spider-Man The Octopus Agenda PB (1997 Novel) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Diane Duane. Art by Darick Robertson. Can Spider-Man and Venom set aside the difference long enough to save the planet from the deadly schemes of Doctor Octopus. Softcover, 4 1/2-in. x 7-in., 262 pages, Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations). Cover price $6.50.

  • Issue #17
    Spider-Man Unlimited (1993 1st Series) 17

    "I, Robotmaster!" Script by Glenn Greenberg. Pencils by Joe Bennett. Inks by Joe Pimentel. Cover by Joe Bennett and Joe Pimentel. A mysterious man is dropping off boxes of toys at local hospitals in New York City! And no one knows the exact reason why! However Peter Parker and Arthur Stacy put their heads together and correctly deduce the next drop location! When Spider-Man intercepts the latest package of toys, he gets a big surprise! The shadowy benefactor is none other than Mendel Stromm! Hold on, didn't Stromm (aka Gaunt) die in Amazing Spider-Man 418? Apparently not! So what does the web-slinger do now? Mendel suddenly seems like a real nice guy! But appearances can be deceiving! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, Joe Robertson, J. Jonah Jameson and Dr. Kafka. Flashback cameos by Ben Reilly and Norman Osborn. (Note: This issue features a gatefold cover recapping Stromm's involvement in the Revelations storyline.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2
    Spin World (1997) 2

    Spacing Dutchman. Story by Eric Vinicoff. Art and cover by Brent Anderson. A science fiction miniseries set in the Spacing Dutchman, an artificial world in orbit around the Earth. Sharon and Keiko follow their dreams off the planet and into this strange new world. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Squadron Supreme TPB (1997 Marvel) 1st Edition 1-1ST

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    1st Edition - 1st printing. Collects Squadron Supreme (1985 1st Series) #1-12 and Captain America (1968-1996 1st Series) #314. Written by MARK GRUENWALD. Art by JOHN BUSCEMA, BOB HALL, PAUL RYAN, and PAUL NEARY. Before WATCHMEN, before KINGDOM COME, before THE AUTHORITY, there was SQUADRON SUPREME, a deconstructionist view of the super-hero paradigm in a real world setting. Published before such stories became commonplace, it set the standard for post-modernist super-hero fiction, and influenced a generation of creators. Softcover, 352 pages, full color.

    NOTE: After Mark Gruenwald's sudden death in 1996, the writer was cremated and his ashes were mixed with the ink used on this 1st printing. - Odinson, Lone Star Comics Archivist Cover price $24.99.