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Comic books March 1978

  • Issue #54
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 54

    March 4, 1978. Features include Dan Dare (art by Dave Gibbons), M.A.C.H. 1 in "The Dolphin Tapes" (script by Steve McManus, art by Redondo), Colony Earth (script and art by Jim Watson), Judge Dredd (script by John Howard, art by Ian Gibson), Encounter the Mess (script by Roy Preston, art by Trev Goring), Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by Charles Swift, art by McCarthy/Ewins), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), and Walter the Wobot (script by Joe Collins, art by Brian Bolland). Gibbons cover.

  • Issue #55
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 55

    March 11, 1978. Features include Dan Dare (script by Jack Adrian, art by Dave Gibbons), M.A.C.H. 1 in "The Dolphin Tapes" part 2 (script by Steve McManus, art by Redondo), Colony Earth (script and art by Jim Watson), Judge Dredd (script by John Howard, art by Ian Gibson), Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by V. Wernham, art by Ferrer), Encounter the Sun God (script by Roy Preston, art by Trev Goring), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), and Walter the Wobot (script by Joe Collins, art by Brian Bolland). Gibbons cover.

  • Issue #56
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 56

    March 18, 1978. Features include Dan Dare (script by Jack Adrian, art by Dave Gibbons), Tharg's Future-Shocks (script by Alan Hebden, art by Magullanes), Colony Earth (script and art by Jim Watson), Judge Dredd in "Elvis" part 4 (script by John Howard, art by Ian Gibson), Encounter the Day of the Phoenix (script by Oniano, art by McCarthy/Ewins), M.A.C.H. 1 in "Dolphin Tapes" part 3 (script by Oniano, art by Montero), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), and Walter the Wobot (script by Joe Collins, art by Brian Bolland). Gibbons cover.

  • Issue #57
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 57

    March 25, 1978. Features include Dan Dare (script by Jack Adrian, art by Dave Gibbons), M.A.C.H. 1 in "The Dolphin Tapes" part 4 (script by Oniano, art by Montero), Colony Earth (script and art by Jim Watson), Judge Dredd (script by John Howard, art by Brian Bolland), Encounter Galactic Crush (script by Roy Preston, art by Ferrer), Inferno (script by Tom Tully, art by Belardinelli), and Walter the Wobot (script by Joe Collins, art by Brian Bolland). Gibbons cover.

  • Issue #481
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 481
    Published Mar 1978 by DC.

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    Cover art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. It's A Bird, It's A Plane...It's Supermobile! starring Superman and the Justice League, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman battles Amazo, first appearance of the Supermobile. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #481SURVEY
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 481SURVEY
    Published Mar 1978 by DC.

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    DC Comic Questionnaire Insert Variant. This variant of Action Comics #481 contains a 4-page, 6.75-in. x 8.5-in., bound in DC customer survey form. Otherwise, the comic is identical to ordinary copies. No info is available as to how many copies of this issue or other May cover-dated issues contained the survey. However, survey copies almost never turn up so distribution of this variant type must have been very limited. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #481MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 481MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. Cover art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. It's A Bird, It's A Plane...It's Supermobile! starring Superman and the Justice League, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman battles Amazo, first appearance of the Supermobile. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #481
    Action Comics (1978 Whitman) 481

    Whitman edition Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #456
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 456

    Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. This Power...This Responsibility, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; a pair of alienthought explorers test Superboy by sending illusionary attackers after him. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #456SURVEY
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 456SURVEY

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    DC Comic Questionnaire Insert Variant. This variant of Adventure Comics #456 contains a 4-page, 6.75-in. x 8.5-in., bound in DC customer survey form. Otherwise, the comic is identical to ordinary copies. No info is available as to how many copies of this issue or other May cover-dated issues contained the survey. However, survey copies almost never turn up so distribution of this variant type must have been very limited.
    Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. This Power...This Responsibility, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; a pair of alienthought explorers test Superboy by sending illusionary attackers after him. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #456MJ
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 456MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. This Power...This Responsibility, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; a pair of alienthought explorers test Superboy by sending illusionary attackers after him. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #251
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 251
  • Vol. 3 #1
    Air Trails (1976-1978 Challenge Publications) Pulp 3rd Series Vol. 3 #1

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  • Issue #2
    Alfred Hitchcock's Anthology (1977-1989 Davis) 2

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  • Vol. 23 #3
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 23 #3
  • Issue #31
    Algol (1963) 31
    Published Mar 1978 by Algol Press.

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    Vol. 15, No. 2, Whole No. 31, Spring 1978. Cover by C. Lee Healy. Algol Began as a fanzine (won a Hugo in 1974 for best fanzine) before turning into a semi-pro magazine. At issue #34, title changes to Starship, and ran until issue #44 before ending. Features articles on SF and SF publishing, interviews with authors, and reviews. Vincent Di Fate, Richard A Lupoff, Susan Wood, and Frederick Pohl contributed columns on a regular basis. In this issue - Harlan Ellison's SFWA resignation speech. Also A. Bertram Chandler, Gordon R. Dickson, Frederik Pohl, Richard Lupoff, Susan Wood, Vincent DiFate, Joe Staton illo, more; 84 pages, b&w, 8 1/4-in. x 11-in. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #178
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 178
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0778949021
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #2060707007

    The"Green Grows the Goblin!" Part 3 of 5. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Joe Sinnott. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the frantic cover says it all! Aunt May lies near death in her hospital bed awaiting life-saving surgery! But the doctors can't operate until her next of kin (aka the wondrous wall-crawler) signs the consent forms! Oh no! Where is the web-slinger? Currently fighting for his own life vs. the Green Goblin! It's a painful predicament in more ways than one for the Spectacular Spider-Man! Cameo appearances by Silvermane, Glory Grant, Joe Robertson, J. Jonah Jameson, Anna Watson, and Harry Osborn. (Note: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 587,702; average paid circulation 281,860.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #178PIZ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 178PIZ

    Pizzazz Variant, has centerfold subscription offer for "Pizzazz" Magazine. The Green Goblin's still at it in "Green Grows the Goblin!" Script by Len Wein, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Jim Mooney. Silvermane cameo. Statement of owndership: average print run 587,702; average paid circulation 281,860. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #178MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 178MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The"Green Grows the Goblin!" Part 3 of 5. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Joe Sinnott. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the frantic cover says it all! Aunt May lies near death in her hospital bed awaiting life-saving surgery! But the doctors can't operate until her next of kin (aka the wondrous wall-crawler) signs the consent forms! Oh no! Where is the web-slinger? Currently fighting for his own life vs. the Green Goblin! It's a painful predicament in more ways than one for the Spectacular Spider-Man! Cameo appearances by Silvermane, Glory Grant, Joe Robertson, J. Jonah Jameson, Anna Watson, and Harry Osborn. (Note: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 587,702; average paid circulation 281,860.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 98 #3
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 98 #3
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    March 1978. Cover by Paul Lehr. Stories: "The Outcasts of Heaven Belt"(part 2) by Joan D. Vinge, "Moontrack" by George W. Olney, "The Broken Dome" by Vonda N. McIntyre, "Too Much at Steak" by Gary D. Douglass, and "To Keep and Bear Arms" by Larry Matthews. Science Fact article: "The Disposal of Nuclear Waste in Space: Will It Ever Be Feasible?" by Michael McCollum. Special feature: "Science Fiction Crossword Puzzle" by Felix Polz. Illustrations by Paul Lehr, Vincent Di Fate, Mike Hinge, Jack Gaughan, and Janet Aulisio. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #60
    Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 60

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. Scavenger, Ravager, Plunderer, Thief!, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Don Newton, inks by John Celardo; Aquaman battles The Scavenger and Kobra. The Edge of Nowhere, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Juan Ortiz, inks by Vince Colletta; the end of Meras quest; Arthur Curry Jr. dies. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #60MJ
    Aquaman (1962 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 60MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Don Newton art. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #60UK
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    UK Edition by publisher Thorpe & Porter. Identical to US edition, but has 12p cover price. Cover art by Jim Aparo. Scavenger, Ravager, Plunderer, Thief!, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Don Newton, inks by John Celardo; Aquaman battles The Scavenger and Kobra. The Edge of Nowhere, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Juan Ortiz, inks by Vince Colletta; the end of Meras quest; Arthur Curry Jr. dies.

  • Issue #269
    Archie (1943) 269

    Stories by Mike Pellowski, Frank Doyle, Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Dan DeCarlo, Jr., Joe Edwards, Jim DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick and unknown. Archie and Betty get a chance to prove their football skills to a semi-pro in "Your Big Chance"! Plus: Archie is forced to wear a sombrero to school to protect a skin condition on his face in "The Hat Trick"! Also featuring Archie in "A Mynah Crisis" and "Carrier Pigeon"! And Fat Charley stars in the 1-pager "Groan Up" by Joe Edwards. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #52
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 52

    "The Bench Warmers"; Chuck's football skills desert him when he loses his lucky dime. "A Likely Story" one-page Li'l Jinx story, script and art by Joe Edwards. "Snowbound"; The gang find themselves stranded in Riverdale High when a snowstorm blocks the roads and kills the electricity. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #468
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 468

    The World of Archie. Hostess Twinkies ad with Josie. "The Big Blowup"; Veronica's cousin gets Archie to use the school's helium tanks to fill up his balloons. When I'm Calling You Puzzle activity page. "News Views" half-page Li'l Jinx story. Archie's Gag Bag. "Light Touch of Trouble"; Frankie is hired as a model but they use him for pick-pocketing practice. Archie Club News. "The Salesman"; Archie gets a job selling magazine subscriptions. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #267
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 267

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Hostess ad with Josie, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. Uniform Code, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; After a discussion with Betty on class consciousness, Veronica decides the serving staff needs a more casual, less class conscious look. Quest Zest, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; As a special day at school, all boys must stay silent all day. Sweater Girl, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Jealous of the attention Betty is getting for earning a letter sweater, Veronica purchases a sweater of her own that just happens to have a large 'R' on it. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #242
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 242
  • Issue #56
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 56

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    Hostess Twinkies ad with Josie. Going to Pot; Archie gets a job selling a new kind of cooking pot, but since his first prospective customer is Mr. Lodge things don't work out well. Weather Retort, pencils by Dan De Carlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The girls are trying to think up descriptions of cold winter weather but Melody just doesn't get it. The Joys of Toys; Harvey and Sabrina go toy shopping for his nephew, and Sabrina plays a trick on the bad-tempered shop owner by bringing the toys to life after they leave. The Surprise Visit, art by Dexter Taylor; The school board drops by for a surprise visit and Mr. Weatherbee is sure that Little Archie is going to cause some sort of trouble. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 387 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 387 #1

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  • Vol. 2 #2
    Asimov's Science Fiction (1977-2019 Dell Magazines) Vol. 2 #2
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    March-April 1978 - Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 180 pages, Text (With B&W illustrations and photos). Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #169
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 169

    "If We Should Fail -- The World Dies Tonight" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Dave Hunt (finishes). Cover by Dave Cockrum and Joe Sinnott. The Black Panther, Captain America, and Iron Man are spending a relaxing afternoon at Avengers Mansion, when all of a sudden an armored intruder attacks! The three avengers quickly halt Jason Beere's reckless assault. However, before he collapses the megalomaniac mumbles something about four neutron bombs scattered throughout the world! The shield-slinger travels to Peru to disarm the first bomb, Shell-head to Moscow for the second one, and T'challa to the Arctic Circle for the third. But where, oh where, is the fourth bomb? (Notes: Jason Beere appears next in Iron Man 115. This issue was a fill-in story during the Korvac Saga.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #169MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 169MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. In this all-new fill-in story, the Avengers split up to face threats in Peru, the Arctic Circle, and Moscow! "If We Should Fail--The World Dies Tonight." Script by Marv Wolfman, layouts by Sal Buscema, finished art by Dave Hunt. Dave Cockrum/Joe Sinnott cover. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #169UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 12p cover price. "If We Should Fail -- The World Dies Tonight" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Dave Hunt (finishes). Cover by Dave Cockrum and Joe Sinnott. The Black Panther, Captain America, and Iron Man are spending a relaxing afternoon at Avengers Mansion, when all of a sudden an armored intruder attacks! The three avengers quickly halt Jason Beere's reckless assault. However, before he collapses the megalomaniac mumbles something about four neutron bombs scattered throughout the world! The shield-slinger travels to Peru to disarm the first bomb, Shell-head to Moscow for the second one, and T'challa to the Arctic Circle for the third. But where, oh where, is the fourth bomb? (Notes: Jason Beere appears next in Iron Man 115. This issue was a fill-in story during the Korvac Saga.) 32 pages

  • Issue #1
    Bantha Tracks (1978) 1

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    Before it became Bantha Tracks, this newsletter was called The Official Star Wars Fan Club for the first four issues. "George Lucas: The Man Behind Star Wars" article. Brief "Star Wars II" sequel info. "Star Wars Cast & Crew Find Mutual Interest: Comic Books" article. Star Wars Q&A. Info on the triangular decal included in the Star Wars Fan Club membership kit. 4 pgs. March, 1978.

  • Issue #297
    Batman (1940) 297
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1978 by DC.
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #2068614009

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. Hostess snack cakes ad with Aquaman and Mera. "The Mad Hatter Goes Straight!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Vince Colletta; The Mad Hatter, sad that crime isn't fun anymore, reminisces about his youth, when he would fantasize about being a white-hatted sheriff or a plume-hatted cavalier, or wearing the hat of a Foreign Legionnaire; Since his fantasies were always about fighting as a good guy, he decides to give up crime and go straight; Hatter begins by mimicking a sheriff on horseback and stops two muggers from robbing Bruce Wayne and his date. Letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. A Word About the Fight of the Century article by publisher Jenette Kahn. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #297MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 297MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Do we really believe "The Mad Hatter Goes Straight!" Nah, and neither does Batman in this book-length story written by David V. Reed with pencils by Rich Buckler and inks by Vince Coletta. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #297UK
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    Published Mar 1978 by DC.

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 12p cover price. Cover art by Jim Aparo. Hostess snack cakes ad with Aquaman and Mera. "The Mad Hatter Goes Straight!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Vince Colletta; The Mad Hatter, sad that crime isn't fun anymore, reminisces about his youth, when he would fantasize about being a white-hatted sheriff or a plume-hatted cavalier, or wearing the hat of a Foreign Legionnaire; Since his fantasies were always about fighting as a good guy, he decides to give up crime and go straight; Hatter begins by mimicking a sheriff on horseback and stops two muggers from robbing Bruce Wayne and his date. Letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. A Word About the Fight of the Century article by publisher Jenette Kahn. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #16
    Batman Family (1975 1st Series) 16
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    Giant-size issue. All-new. Final 60-cent cover price. Batgirl and Robin star in "Fury of the Five-in-One Foe!" Script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Don Heck, inks byJohn Celardo. The Harlequin guest-stars. Man-Bat stars in "Bulls-Eye For Murder!" Script by Bob Rozakis, art by Michael Golden. Jim Aparo cover. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #157
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK 157

    March 4, 1978

  • Issue #158
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK 158

    March 11, 1978

  • Issue #159
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK 159

    March 18, 1978. Published by IPC Magazines, Ltd. in the U.K. "Tough action war stories every week!" Combined with Valiant (also an IPC publication). 9 x 11 in.; black and white (color centerspread); 32 pages; 9p cover price.

  • Issue #160
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK 160

    March 25, 1978

  • Issue #897
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  • Issue #898
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  • Issue #899
    Battle Picture Library (1961-1984 IPC/Fleetway) 1st Series 899

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  • Issue #900
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  • Vol. 22 #1
    Baum Bugle A Journal of Oz (1957) Vol. 22 #1

    The Baum Bugle: A Journal of Oz (1978) Volume 22 #1 is published three times annually by The International Wizard of Oz Club.

  • Issue #2067
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    Published 1978 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #2068
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    Published 1978 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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