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Comic books February 1981

  • Issue #17
    1984/1994 (1978 Magazine) 17

    Stories in this issue include: Asshole of the Universe! by Will Richardson (a.k.a. Bill DuBay) and Alex Nino; Mad Amy by Will Richardson (a.k.a. Bill DuBay), Kevin Duane, and Jose Ortiz; Ghita of Alizarr part eight by Frank Thorne; Kid Rust by Bill DuBay and Jose Ortiz (in color); The Big Cerebration by Jim Stenstrum and Abel Laxamana; and Man is God! by John Ellis Sech and Alex Nino. Cover art by Jim Stenstrum and Will Richardson (a.k.a. Bill DuBay). Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #198
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 198

    February 7, 1981. Features include Tharg in "The Revenge of the Thill-Suckers" (art by Q. Twerk), the Mean Arena (script by Tom Tully, art by John Richardson), Return to Armageddon (script by Malcolm Shaw, art by Jesus Redondo), Judge Dredd in "Pirates of the Black Atlantic" part 2 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ron Smith), Meltdown Man (script by Alan Hebden, art by Belardinelli), and Dash Decent in "Dust to Dust" (script by Angus and Kevin O'Neill, art by O'Neill). Twerk wraparound cover.

  • Issue #199
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 199

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    February 14, 1981. Features include Tharg in "Revenge of the Thrill-Suckers" (art by Q. Twerk), the Mean Arena (script by Tom Tully, art by Steve Dillon), Judge Dredd in "Pirates of the Black Atlantic" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ron Smith), Meltdown Man (script by Alan Hebden, art by Belardinelli), and Return to Armageddon (script by Malcolm Shaw, art by Jesus Redondo). Superman stars in a back cover public service announcement for the Health Education Council. Brian Bolland front cover.

  • Issue #200
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 200

    February 21, 1981. Features include Strontium Dog in "Portarit of a Mutant" part 1 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra), the Man Arena (script by Tom Tully, art by Steve Dillon), Return to Armageddon (script by Malcolm Shaw, art by J. Redondo), Judge Dredd in "Pirates of the Black Atlantic" part 4 (script by T.B. Grover, art by Ron Smith), Tharg at the Party (art by Ezquerra), and Meltdown Man (script by Alan Hebden, art by Belardinelli). The back cover features Tharg by Dave Gibbons and is part one of a giant poster.

  • Issue #201
    2000 AD (1977 IPC/Fleetway) UK 201

    February 28, 1981. Features include Strontium Dog in "Portrait of a Mutant" part 2 (script by Alan Grant, art by Carlos Ezquerra), the Mean Arena (script by Tom Tully, art by John Richardson), Return to Armageddon (script by Malcolm Shaw, art by Redondo), Judge Dredd in "Any Confessions?" (script by T.B. Grover, art by Emberton), and Meltdown Man (script by Alan Hebden, art by Belardinelli). Emberton front cover. The back cover features Tharg's Future War by Dave Gibbons and is part two of a giant poster.

  • Issue #516
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 516
    Published Feb 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. "Time and Time Again," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman learns that the worlds history has been distorted by "time bombs" planted through history by Vandal Savage; But Lex Luthor, in getting the Man of Steel to defuse the bombs, hopes to make himself master of the alternate Earth. "The Clueless Capers of Chronos," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta; Chronos returns to trap the Atom in a blender full of pancake syrup. 36 Pages, Full Color, $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #516MJ
    Action Comics (1938 DC) Mark Jewelers 516MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Variant. It is believed these variants were distributed only in regions near U.S. military bases. Cover art by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano. Time and Time Again starring Superman and Vandal Savage, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. The Clueless Capers of Chronos starring Atom, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #286
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 286
  • Issue #1
    All-War Monthly (1981-1982 Byblos) 1

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    52 pages

  • Issue #1
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  • Issue #213
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 213
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    • Paper: White
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    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #3709720021

    "All They Want To Do Is Kill You, Spider-Man" Part 1 of 3. Script by Denny O'Neil. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom. The forces of evil are gathering! And the plot begins with a prison break at Rykers Island! A mysterious villainess breaks the Wizard out of maximum security! Why? Because she wants deadly revenge against her hated enemy and Spider-Man too! The Wingless Wizard kicks off the attack by dispatching a spider robot to the World Trade Center to engage the web-slinger! After that doesn't work, he switches to plan B: set Peter Parker's apartment building on fire! Wow, this is getting very serious...and very personal! Cameo appearance by J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: The Wizard previously appeared in Fantastic Four 218. This issue includes a full-page ad (with art by Frank Miller) for the Doctor Strange 2nd series. At one time Roger Stern and Frank Miller were going to team up on the title; however, another artist ended up penciling the series.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #213MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Wizard battles Spider-Man at the World Trade Center in "All They Want To Do is Kill You, Spider-Man." Script by Denny O'Neil, breakdowns by John Romita Jr., finishes by Jim Mooney. There's also a great full-page Dr. Strange ad drawn by Frank Miller--at one time he was going to be taking over the book, but that never happened. Cover price $0.50.

  • Vol. 6 #4
    American Film (1977-1992 American Film Institute) Magazine Vol. 6 #4

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    Vol. 6 #4, Feb. 1981 - Articles include Kevin Brownlow on Gance's Napoleon and first-time directors. 8.5" x 11", 80 pages, PC/B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Vol. 101 #2
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 101 #2

    February 1981. Cover by Vincent Di Fate. Stories: "Shuttle Down"(Part 3) by Lee Correy, "The Saturn Game" by Poul Anderson, "All the Colors of the Vacuum" by Charles Sheffield, "The Politics of Plenty" by Eric Vinicoff, and "Mostly Meantime" by Jack Wodhams. Softcover, 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #301
    Archie (1943) 301

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    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "M.V.P. Spree," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; When the lights go out at the football game that will determine the MVP for the year, Svenson fixes them and gets the award. "Do You Remember?" half-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "The Swinger," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; Archie gets stressed out when he has the house to himself for the weekend and the whole gang decides to visit. "Letter Perfect," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; Mr. Weatherbee convinces Archie and Jughead to reject the free advertising that companies receive by putting their logos on clothes and tires. Archie Club News. "Paint By Numbers," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; Archie helps Mr. Lodge see through a phony painting salesman. Hostess snack cakes ad with Josie. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #125
    Archie and Me (1964) 125

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg. "You Gotta Have Heart!", script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Mr. Weatherbee catches Archie sleeping in study hall. "Finish Line" one-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Charley hasn't finished his homework but he has finished a box of chocolates. Weighty Problem activity page. "Angel with a Pitchfork," script by George Gladir, pencils by Joe Edwards, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Miss Finch thinks of Archie like a guardian angel because when he's around nothing goes wrong. "Diet Riot," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Joe Edwards, inks by Jon D'Agostino; When Archie takes up cooking it makes it easier for Mr. Weatherbee to stick to his diet. Archie Club News. Archie's Gag Bag. "When Things Get Hairy!", script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Joe Edwards, inks by Jay Dee; The boys are all wearing fake mustaches because they're putting together a barbershop quartet. "What Good Taste" Hostess Twinkies Cakes ad starring Josie. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #17
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 17
  • Issue #78
    Archie at Riverdale High (1972) 78

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  • Issue #46
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 46
  • Issue #503
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 503

    Sabrina's Christmas Magic. Cover art by Stan Goldberg. "Blockhead," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Sabrina enters an outdoor Christmas decoration contest; Hilda decorates the backyard with her own spooky decorations. "Wanted" one-page story; Li'l Jinx writes two Christmas wish lists. Archie Club News. "Holiday Happenings," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Sabrina's neighbor Alphonso tries to bring the Christmas spirit into the Spellman residence but Hilda uses her magic to mess up his plans. "The Gift of Giving," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Sabrina and Zelda try to keep Hilda from peeking at her Christmas presents. "Tragic Magic," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Horace B. Rotten, Hilda's cousin, stops by for Christmas to wreak havoc. Hostess Fruit Pies ad with Josie. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #302
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 302

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Sisters, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica and Betty decide to become sisters; But when Betty moves into the mansion, Veronica begins to miss the perks of being an only child. Betty And Veronica's Christmas Fashions two-pager, art by Dan DeCarlo. Green Thumb Blues, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Jealous of Archie's admiration for Betty's horticultural ability, Veronica attempts to raise some plants of her own. Health Nuts, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Despite having a fully stocked gym at home, Veronica joins a health club to be trendy. Hostess Twinkies ad with Sabrina, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #80
    Archie's TV Laugh Out (1969) 80

    Cover by Stan Goldberg. "Critic at Large," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Rudy Lapick; Stung by a critic's bad reviews of their shows, Veronica hatches a plot to embarrass the critic. "The New Look," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; Hilda acquires new furniture for the living room and becomes overly obsessive with protecting it. "Horse Laugh," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Alex matches his snowmobile against Alan's horse to see who can get supplies to a snowed in family first. "The Swim Gym," script and art by Dexter Taylor; When the school gym floor breaks due to rotted boards from a water leak, Archie and the kids convert it into an indoor swimming pool. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Vol. 5 #2
    Asimov's Science Fiction (1977-2019 Dell Magazines) Vol. 5 #2

    February 16, 1981 - Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 180 pages, Text (With B&W illustrations and photos). Cover price $1.50.

  • Feb 1981
    Astronomy (1973 AstroMedia Corp) Feb 1981

    Vol. 9 #2 - Feb. 1981. Coverage of when the Voyager 1 satellite passed by Saturn and its moons. Such data as atmospheric winds, ring rotation and much more is presented along with extensive photographs taken as Voyager got closer and closer. 81/4-in. x 11 1/4-in., 84 pages, full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #26
    Attack (1971 5th Series Charlton) 26

    Reprints from Submarine Attack (1958) #39 and #36. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Montes & Ernie Bache and unknown. Trapped aboard a dying submarine deep in enemy waters, a brave naval officer battles for the lives of his men and himself in..."The Medal Man"! Also featuring: "Sell-Out" and "Milk Run Sailor"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #204
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 204
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    "Claws Across the Water!" Part 1 of 2. Plot by Jim Shooter and Bob Budiansky. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Don Newton. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Bob Budiansky and Joe Rubinstein. A letter marked "Life and Death" arrives in the mail at Avengers Mansion! Who sent the letter? And why? The Avengers have a lot of questions! Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately, there's only one definitive answer...the Yellow Claw! What diabolical plan for world domination has the century-old villain set in motion? Earth's Mightiest Heroes fly to the South China Sea to find out! The Vision and the Wasp infiltrate Yellow Claw's island fortress through the air, while the other avengers invade from the ground! After battling the island's high-tech defenses, the Avengers breakthrough and confront the Yellow Claw! But then the Avengers abruptly leave. What happened? The Yellow Claw is still a free man. Cameo appearance by Hawkeye. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Jocasta, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp, and Wonder Man. (Note: The Yellow Claw previously appeared in Nova (1st series) 18. This issue includes a full-page ad (with art by Frank Miller) for the Doctor Strange 2nd series. At one time Roger Stern and Frank Miller were going to team up on the title; however, another artist ended up penciling the series. This issue also contains a full-page ad for the Spider-woman 1st series.) Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #204MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 204MJ

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    The Avengers battle the Yellow Claw in "Claws Across the Water!" Plot by Jim Shooter and Bob Budiansky, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Dan Green. Budiansky/Joe Rubinstein cover. Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. It is believed these variants were distributed only in regions near U.S. military bases. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #11
    Bantha Tracks (1978) 11

    February 1981. Howard Kazanjian interview (Raiders of the Lost Ark executive producer), Star Wars on National Public Radio. 8 pages.

  • Issue #332
    Batman (1940) 332
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1981 by DC.
    Auction opens January 4
    • Paper: White
    • Label #3723994007

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. "Fallout!" (The Lazarus Affair), script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Robin refuses to tolerate Talia's presence and leaves the Batcave; Batman handles the Gregorian Falstaff problem and realizes that his enemy is being bankrolled by an outside interest from a Swiss bank account; Robin goes to Catwoman for help with the Falstaff problem. Hostess snack cakes ad with the Flash. 1st solo Catwoman story, "Cat's Paw!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Steve Mitchell; Catwoman tracks down a gang of crooks that are robbing a chemical warehouse. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #332MJ
    Batman (1940) Mark Jewelers 332MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Batman in "The Lazarus Affair!" Script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank McLaughlin. 1st solo Catwoman story, "Cat's Paw!" Art by Don Newton. First standard 50-cent cover-priced issue. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #332UK
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    Published Feb 1981 by DC.

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 15p cover price. Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. Your United Nations at Work public service announcement. The Great Clayface - Joker Feud starring Batman, Batwoman, Robin, and Bat-Girl, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris. The Boyhood of Bruce Wayne Jr. starring the Second Batman and Robin Team and Batwoman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris. 36 pgs. $0.12.

  • Issue #301
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK 301

    February 7, 1981

  • Issue #302
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK 302
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    February 14, 1981

  • Issue #303
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK 303

    February 21, 1981

  • Issue #304
    Battle Action (1977-1981 IPC) UK 304

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    February 28, 1981

  • Issue #1049
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  • Issue #1050
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  • Issue #1051
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  • Issue #1052
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  • Issue #2220
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    Published 1981 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #2221
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    Published 1981 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #2222
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    Published 1981 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #2223
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    Published 1981 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #117
    Betty and Me (1966) 117

    Cover by Stan Goldberg. "Pop That Dream," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty dreams that Archie has proposed, and when she laughs about it later to Archie and Veronica, Archie becomes incensed. Archie's Riddlers word scramble by Joe Edwards. Fashions Galore page, art by Dan DeCarlo. "Talk Show," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo Jr., inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty offers to write a speech for class President Archie, but Reggie swipes the speech and delivers it himself. "Power Play," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie can only buy one raffle ticket from Betty, because Veronica made him buy her whole book the previous evening. "Betty" answers reader letters, script by Eda Edwards, art by Joe Edwards. "Bumble Tumble," script by George Gladir, art by Stan Goldberg; When Betty finds out that Archie is breaking their date to go out with Veronica, she tries to exhaust him at the roller disco so he'll be too tired to go. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #140
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 140

    Reprints from #69 and Cheyenne Kid (1958 Charlton) #25. Cover by Jose Delbo. Stories by unknown. Art by Jose Delbo and John Severin. Featuring Billy the Kid in "Don Diablo & the Vultures"! Plus: Cheyenne Kid in the back-up tale "The Fury of the Gods"! And: 1-page text story "Just One Shot"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #171
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 171

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "A Cannon for Batman," script by Gerry Conway, art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; To learn the secret of a Civil War campaign patch created in the image of his bat-emblem, Batman is sent back to 1862 by Prof. Carter Nichols and meets Scalphunter. Aquaman and the Space Capsule ad for Hostess Fruit Pies. Back-up story: "Double or Nothing," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis tries to take on a casino run by one of the Councils members, but a blonde out for vengeance against his target complicates matters. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #171MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #171UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 15p cover price. Cover by Jim Aparo. "A Cannon for Batman," script by Gerry Conway, art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; To learn the secret of a Civil War campaign patch created in the image of his bat-emblem, Batman is sent back to 1862 by Prof. Carter Nichols and meets Scalphunter. Aquaman and the Space Capsule ad for Hostess Fruit Pies. Back-up story: "Double or Nothing," script by Cary Burkett, art by Dan Spiegle; Nemesis tries to take on a casino run by one of the Councils members, but a blonde out for vengeance against his target complicates matters. 36 pgs., full color

  • Issue #11
    Buck Rogers (1979 Whitman) 11
  • Vol. 23 #1
    Caper Magazine (1956-1983 Dee Publishing) Vol. 23 #1

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