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Comic books May 1989

  • Issue #3
    Elementals (1989 2nd Series Comico) 3

    Vortex and Ratman are reunited as the Elementals leave the mystical realm where they've been and in Philadelphia, CaptainCadaver begins a killing spree in "Everybody's Happy When the Dead Come Home." Script by Bill Willingham and art by Mike Leeke & Mike Chen. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Vol. 93 #5
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 93 #5
  • Vol. 111 #5
    Esquire (1933 Esquire, Inc.) Magazine Vol. 111 #5

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    Vol. 111 #5 - Man At His Best. In this issue: Ultimate Health and Fitness! Sex and Other Pleasures: Laugh - it can help the immune system; Stay Married - it's cheaper, and you might live longer; Hug Your Kids - it reduces their stress hormones; Use It or Lose It - just thinking about sex builds disease-fighting neuropeptides; Then Use It Again - sex raises your oxygen intake and alleviates depression. Plus: The War Between Blacks and Jews - An Epic History by Taylor Branch. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #142
    Everything's Archie (1969) 142

    Last 75c cover priced issue. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. Hats, All Folks, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Archie finds a lucky hat and everything goes well for him until Jughead finds a way to cancel out the good luck. Making It, script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Reggie and Veronica want to quit the Archies when better opportunities come along, but they are the first ones back when someone wants to put the group on television. Leonardo Jones, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Doug Crane, inks by Tom Moore; Jughead paints pictures of things from the future, which everyone just laughs at. Move Groove, script by Rich Margopoulos, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Mike Esposito; The teens are assigned a composition about transportation and everyone chooses a different era to write about. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #10
    Ex-Mutants (1988) The Shattered Earth Chronicles 10
  • Issue #8
    Excalibur (1988 1st Series) 8

    "Excaliburs New York Adventure!" Guest-starring the New Mutants. Jean Grey cameo. Story by Chris Claremont. Art and cover by Ron Lim and Joe Rubinstein. In the aftermath of Inferno, the team decides to take some R&R in the Big Apple. But in light of their recent actions during the demon invasion, some members of the team have some soul-searching to do. Featuring a full page pin-up of Excalibur and King Arthur on back cover by Ron Lim and Joe Rubinstein. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Featuring a humorous cameo by none other than Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #82
    Fangoria (1979-2015 O'Quinn Studios) 1st Series 82

    This issue includes the following: a feature on Reggie Nalder; the Return of the Swamp Thing; the comic books of Clive Barker; a piece on Doug "Pinhead" Bradley; a piece on zombie movie Night Life; an article about actor Brion James; a feature on Leviathan; a Killer Klowns from Outer Space poster; and more. Cover photo is from Night Life. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #326
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 326

    Frightful Four appearance in "The Illusion" Story by John Harkness. Art by Keith Pollard and Romeo Tanghal. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Sinnott. Mr. Fantastic stops by Four Freedoms Plaza to see how the FF are progressing, and then he tries to help the Human Torch flame off. Meanwhile, the Wizard has assembled a new Frightful Four: Klaw, Titania, Hydroman and himself. The Frightful Four attack at the exact time Reed is experimenting on Johnny! A desperate battle rages as the Invisible Woman, Ms. Marvel, and the Thing fight to repel the invaders. (Note: Beginning with this issue, Steve Englehart scripts under the pseudonym John Harkness.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #326MJ
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 326MJ

    Mark Jewelers Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #206
    Fantasy Collector (1988- Camille Cazedessus) Fanzine 206

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    Issue #206 - May 1989. Edited by Camille Cazedessus. Sixth part of a reprint of Fenton Ash's "A Son of the Stars" from 1907. Primarily an adzine. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 12 pages, black and white.

  • Vol. 42 #5
    Fate Magazine (1948-Present Clark Publishing) Digest/Magazine Vol. 42 #5

    Volume 42 - Number 5, May 1989. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. Articles and Stories. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos.) Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #83
    Firestorm (1982 2nd Series) 83

    Firestorm is back to battle the powerful Svarozhich and face the consequences of losing control of his powers during the fight against the alien Invasion forces. Written by John Ostrander, with art by Tom Grindberg and Sam De La Rosa. Cover by Grindberg. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #81
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  • Issue #26
    Flash (1987 2nd Series) 26
    Published May 1989 by DC.

    "The Porcupine Man." Jerry and Tina McGee and Mason Trollbridge continue searching for Wally, whose speed had previously sent him careening out of control across the country. This issue has basically the same prickly cliffhanger ending as the previous issue. Script by William Messner-Loebs, pencils by Greg LaRocque, inks by Larry Mahlstedt. Cover art by Greg LaRocque and Larry Mahlstedt. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #3
    Flash (1987 2nd Series) Annual 3

    Wally West's Justice League International Boom Tube arrives, but since he's out investigating his roots, his mother breaks out his teleporter manual and discovers a fun way to shop. Written by William Messner-Loebs, with art by John Koch and Tim Dzon. Plus, a behind-the-scenes visit by Wally and Chunk to JLI headquarters by Messner-Loebs and Don Simpson, and Who's Who pages drawn by Greg LaRocque & Larry Mahlstedt, Carmine Infantino & John Nyberg, Joe Kubert, Koch & Dzon, and Mike Parobeck. Cover by Steve Lightle. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #10
    Force of Buddha's Palm (1988) 10
  • Issue #10
    Fright (1988 Eternity) 10

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  • Issue #7
    Fright Night (1988) 7
    Published May 1989 by Now.

    The Legion of Endless Night, Part 4. Story by James Van Hise. Art by Doug Murphy. Cover by Corey Wilkinson. Adventures of the monster hunters Charley and Peter, based on the beloved vampire film from 1985. A backwoods couple and their unusual offspring help Peter and Charley escape The Legion of Endless Night. Also featuring a Rust backup story. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #15
    Fusion (1987) 15
    Published May 1989 by Eclipse.

    The story of Indio and Haven's first meeting continues and shows their struggles to stay alive during the war and their battle with a deadly mechanical assassin in "The Nesting – Part 2." Script by Axel Shaikman & Christy Marx and art by Steve Gallacci & Lela Dowling & Larry Dixon & Judy Meadows. Issue also has "Under the Big Top" with script and art by Ken Macklin & Lela Dowling. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #4
    Galaxy Class (fanzine) 4

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    Star Trek: The Next Generation fanzine. In this issue: fiction by Roberto Debono, Karina Lumbert, and Laurie Hayes; episode reviews; "Q Who?" storyboards; and more. 7.5-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 32 pages on white paper. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #1
    Gallery of Proven Sellers (1989 Diamond Comic Distributors) 1

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    Illustrated catalog featuring best selling items of 1989. Magazine format. Newsprint. 7.5-in. x 10.5-in. 72 pages, B&W with blue. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #4
    Gammarauders (1989) 4

    Original cover price: $1.50. The bioborgs are the last hope for civilization as we know it...which isn't good news, considering that they're hopelessly outnumbered deep in the heart of Slugnoid territory. Written by Peter Gillis, pencilled by Gordon Purcell and inked by Dave Cooper. New Format. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Garfield Presents Babes and Bullets TPB (1989) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Based on the story by Jim Davis. Adapted by Ron Tuthill. Art by Gary Barker. Garfield's on the case, sniffing out a trail of mystery. Softcover (Horizontal Format), 8 1/2-in. x 5-in., 64 pages, PC/PB&W. All Ages Cover price $5.95.

  • Vol. 30 #5
    Gent (1956-2011 Dugent Publishing) Magazine Vol. 30 #5

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    Vintage men's interest magazine that features short fiction stories, music reviews, adult humor comics, interviews, fashion, and nude pin-up photography. 8" x 11", 82 pages, mostly B&W with some color pages. -MATURE READERS- Cover price $4.50.

  • Issue #86
    GI Joe (1982 Marvel) 86
    Published May 1989 by Marvel.

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    Special 25th Anniversary issue! The Joe team hooks up with the original G.I. Joe to keep Cobra from taking over a covert laser defense system in "...Not Fade Away!" Characters: FEATURE: G.I. Joe--Hawk; Lady Jaye; Repeater; Muskrat; Lift-Ticket; Shockwave; Lightfoot; Stalker; GUESTS: G.I. Joe [Joseph Colton; 1st in modern comics]; G.I. Jane; VILLAINS: Cobra Commander [Fred VII]; Dr. Mindbender; Firefly; Techno-Viper; Scrap-Iron; Cobra Soldiers; CAMEOS: Alpine; Hit 'N Run; Roadblock; Outback; Flint; More. Written by Larry Hama, with art by Marshall Rogers and Randy Emberlin. Cover by Ron Wagner and Bob McLeod. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #86MJ
    GI Joe (1982 Marvel) Mark Jewelers 86MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Special 25th Anniversary issue! The Joe team hooks up with the original G.I. Joe to keep Cobra from taking over a covert laser defense system in "...Not Fade Away!" Characters: FEATURE: G.I. Joe--Hawk; Lady Jaye; Repeater; Muskrat; Lift-Ticket; Shockwave; Lightfoot; Stalker; GUESTS: G.I. Joe [Joseph Colton; 1st in modern comics]; G.I. Jane; VILLAINS: Cobra Commander [Fred VII]; Dr. Mindbender; Firefly; Techno-Viper; Scrap-Iron; Cobra Soldiers; CAMEOS: Alpine; Hit 'N Run; Roadblock; Outback; Flint; More. Written by Larry Hama, with art by Marshall Rogers and Randy Emberlin. Cover by Ron Wagner and Bob McLeod. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #12
    GI Joe European Missions (1988) 12

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    All New! All Purpose! All Soldier! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #21
    GI Joe Special Missions (1986) 21

    "The Lower Depths!" Written by Larry Hama. Art by Herb Trimpe and Andy Mushynsky. Deep in the sewers beneath New York City, he Joes race against the clock to stop the Dreadnoks' latest demolition scheme. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #21MJ
    GI Joe Special Missions (1986) Mark Jewelers 21MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #18
    Green Arrow (1987 1st Series) 18

    Cover pencils by Dan Jurgens, inks by Dick Giordano. The Horseman Part Two starring Green Arrow, script by Mike Grell, pencils by Dan Jurgens, inks by Dick Giordano and Frank McLaughlin; The Horseman and GA meet and try to find the gang members who brutally killed Dawn. Suggested for Mature Readers. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #31
    Grendel (1986 Comico) 31

    Someone starts sabotaging the Holy Week ceremonies while Pope Innocent XLII tries to maintain control of his empire and Orion tries to decipher the secret behind the Tower construction in "Devil's Holiday." Script by Matt Wagner and art by John K. Snyder & Bernie Mireault. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #7
    Grey (1988) 7
    Tags: Manga
    Published May 1989 by Viz Media LLC.
  • Issue #58
    Grimjack (1984) 58

    Grimjack seeks help from a sorceress in removing his doom in "Witchie Woman." Script by John Ostrander and art by Flint Henry. Issue also has "Munden's Bar – Doing Business" with script by Kim Yale and art by Peter Krause & Aubrey Bradford. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1
    Grips Adventures (1989) 1

    Cover art by Brandon McKinney. Grips (part 1), script by Kris Silver, pencils by Brandon McKinney, inks by Keith Aikens; Legion X-1 is assigned to capture and terminate Grips for being too violent and dangerous; They don't do very well. Enter Legion X-2 [Grips part 2], script by Kris Silver, art by Nigel Tully; Renegade Legionnaires X-2 take on Grips; They work better as a team than Legion X-1 did. 52 pgs. $2.50. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #51
    Groo the Wanderer (1985 Marvel) 51

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    Comic featuring the humorous misadventures of the mighty but not-so-great (mentally) warrior named Groo. This issue features "The Valley of Mas and Menos" in which Groo and Chakaal help out a town caught between a feud. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation in the book states that the monthly average total paid circulation for the book during the preceding year was 96,205. Story and art credits: Sergio Aragonés. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #51MJ
    Groo The Wanderer (1985 Mavel) Mark Jewelers 51MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Comic featuring the humorous misadventures of the mighty but not-so-great (mentally) warrior named Groo. This issue features "The Valley of Mas and Menos" in which Groo and Chakaal help out a town caught between a feud. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation in the book states that the monthly average total paid circulation for the book during the preceding year was 96,205. Story and art credits: Sergio Aragonés. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #5
    Gun Fury (1989) 5
    Published May 1989 by Aircel.
  • Issue #9
    Haywire (1988) 9
    Published May 1989 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Vince Giarrano, inks by Jose Marzan Jr. Jenette Kahn introduces the L.E.G.I.O.N. comic. Burns and Exhumations, script by Michael Fleisher, pencils by Vince Giarrano, inks by Jose Marzan Jr.; Alex is hit by a series of surprises; First, the discovery that his father was a criminal; Then, he also finds a mysterious gem in his pocket; Finally, White Lotus reveals her identity as Alex's latest paramour; Meanwhile, a vengeful Scorpio (an employee of cocaine dealers) commits several very public crimes to draw Haywire into a battle; Finally, he succeeds, but he ends up wishing he hadn't; During the battle, Haywire and White Lotus fight side-by-side, but Haywire has no memory of Alex's relationship with her; Consequently, he leaves her behind to deal with a very angry group of policemen. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Vol. 43 #3
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    Vintage supermarket tabloid magazine full of high profile true crime stories of the FBI and the CIA, some with testimonials from those involved in, or close to the cases themselves. 8.5" x 10.5", 66 pages, B&W. Recommended for ages 16+.

  • Issue #33
    Heathcliff (1985-1991 Marvel/Star Comics) 33

    Comic book version of the popular comic strip cat, Heathcliff. In this issue, Heathcliff helps out a spy who bungles every mission and can't stay out of trouble in "The Other Bond." Script by Laura Hitchcock and art by Howard Post & Roberta Edelman. Then in "From State Pen to Play Pen," Heathcliff's dad escapes from jail and spends the day disguised as a baby. Script by Angelo DeCesare and art by Howard Post & Jacqueline Roettcher. Issue also has a Top Dog story "Working Like a Dog" in which Top Dog decides that he wants a career and auditions for a dog food commercial. Script by Angelo DeCesare and art by Warren Kremer & Jacqueline Roettcher. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #18
    Hellblazer (1988) 18

    Part 5 of the 9-part 'The Fear Machine' cycle. At last, John Constantine is once more a man with a mission, setting out on a search of his own for Mercury. Written by Jamie Delano, with pencils by Mark Buckingham and inks by Alfredo Alcala. Painted cover by Dave McKean. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #2
    Hellstalker (1989) 2

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    b&w. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #2
    Hero Hotline (1989) 2

    Terrorists take a school bus full of kids hostage. Who you gonna call? The Hero Hotline, of course...but can Microwavabelle handle it, knowing that her own children are among the hostages? Written by Bob Rozakis, with art by Stephen DeStefano and Kurt Schaffenberger. Cover by DeStefano and Karl Kesel. New Format. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #1990
    HotSpur Book for Boys HC (1965-2014 D.C. Thompson & Co.) UK Annuals 1990

    1990 - A Fleetway Annual! Includes comic stories, prose, articles, and word puzzles. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #2
    Huntress (1989 1st Series) 2
    Published May 1989 by DC.

    The Huntress tracks her family's killers, digging deeper into the tense balance of power of the criminal underworld...and getting deeper into her transformation into the woman who stalks the animals that prey on the innocent. Written by Joey Cavalieri, with art by Joe Staton and Bob Smith. Cover by Staton. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #355
    Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 355

    "Now you see It..." Cameos by Thing, Thor, Whirlwind, Iron Man, and the Shaper of Worlds. Story by Peter David. Art by Jeff Purves and Herb Trimpe. Mickey Berengetti has left town and the Hulk is the boss. The Hulk's old rival Ben Grimm is his man-servant and long time annoyance Rick Jones is his chauffeur. Betty and Marlo both love and adore him and his limo has just run down the Leader on his way to work. The Hulk is having the most perfect day. Problem is, it's too perfect. The golden man from over the rainbow Glorian has returned to give the Hulk everything he desired. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #355MJ
    Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 355MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade SC (1989 Storybook) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Based on the story by George Lucas, and the screenplay by Jeffrey Boam. Adapted by Les Martin. This time, Indy's on a rescue mission: his father has gone missing on a quest for the Holy Grail, and Indy must put the clues together to locate him. His exploits put him on his father's trail, but treachery isn't far behind! Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 110 pages, Text (with 16 pages of B&W pictures from the movie). Cover price $2.95.

  • Vol. 66 #5A
    Inside Detective (1935-1995 MacFadden/Dell/Exposed/RGH) Vol. 66 #5A

    Volume 66, Issue 5A - May 1989 - "Little Victim and the Stalking Child Molester!" One of many vintage supermarket tabloid magazines full of high profile FBI and CIA cases of the era, accompanied by black and white photographs and testimonials from those involved in, and close to the events themselves. 8.5" x 10.5", 58 pages, B&W, recommended for 16+. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #29
    Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy (1984 Allenwood Press) Magazine 29

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