Friday, August 27, 2010

Justice Society of America 100-Page Super Spectacular #1


Download Justice Society of America 100-Page Super Spectacular, No. 1, 1975 Issue
(Published in May of 2000)
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Comic books haven't always been 32-page magazines. During the Golden Age of comics, most issues were 64 pages in length before shrinking to 52, then 48, and, finally, to the current standard of 32 pages. Beginning in the 1960s, DC Comics regularly published the fondly remembered 80-Page Giants, a format that lasted until 1971. But, as if to outdo itself, DC that very same year introduced yet another oversized format, the 100-Page Super Spectacular. These mammoth compilations were everything their name implied a and proved so popular that, in 1974, DC began to publish many of their ongoing titles in the format, featuring a lead story of new material backed up by reprints that spanned the company's rich and varied publishing history.

Circumstances soon forced DC to scale back these 100 page efforts. But what if there HAD existed one last Super Spectacular DC's original superhero team, the Justice Society of America — a "lost" issue that had never seen print...?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Batman #261


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Note: this is the final issue of 100-Page Super Spectacular.

TITLE:
Batman #261
PUBLICATION DATE: Mar/Apr 1975 (onsale 12/31/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $1.00
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: Last 100-Page Giant
CONTENTS: "Batman"
Stories:
  • Batman: "The Mystery That Never Was" (20 pages)
    Dennis J. O'Neil (Writer), Irv Novick (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Batman: "Crime's Man-Hunt" (13 pages)
    Joseph Greene (Writer), Dick Sprang (Artist)
    From Detective Comics #92, October 1944
  • Batman: "The 1,001 Inventions of Batman" (8 pages)
    Edmond Hamilton (Writer), Dick Sprang (Penciller), Charles Paris (Inker)
    From Batman #109, August 1957
  • Batman: "A Christmas Peril" (12 pages)
    Don Cameron (Writer), Jerry Robinson (Artist)
    From Batman #27, Feb/Mar 1945
  • Batman: "The Great Batman Contest" (8 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Sheldon Moldoff (Penciller), Charles Paris (Inker)
    From Batman #100, June 1956
  • Batman: "The Blockbuster Invasion of Gotham City" (14 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Joe Giella (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #345, November 1965
Features:
  • "Bat-Puzzle" (1 Page)
    (Word search)
  • "Strange Laws" (1 Page)
    (Humor filler by Henry Boltinoff)
  • "The Women in the Batman's Life" (1 Page)
    (Facts about women from Batman's life)
  • "Batman Workshop" (1 Page)
    (Hobby hints)
  • "Letters to the Batman" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Flash #232


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TITLE:
The Flash #232
PUBLICATION DATE: Mar/Apr 1975 (onsale 12/26/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES:
CONTENTS: "The Flash"
Stories:
  • Flash: "Death Rattle of the 12-Hour Man" (20 pages)
    Cary Bates (Writer), Irv Novick (Penciller), Frank McLaughlin (Inker)
  • Green Lantern: "The Duel of the Super-Heroes" (26 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Gil Kane (Penciller), Joe Giella (Inker)
    From Green Lantern #13, June 1962
  • Flash: "The Images of Doom" (12 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Frank Giacoia (Inker)
    From Flash Comics #94, April 1948
  • Johnny Quick: "The 9th Wonder of the World" (9 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Mort Meskin (Penciller), George Roussos (Inker)
    From Adventure Comics #121, October 1947
  • Flash: "Vengeance Via Television" (9 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Joe Giella (Inker)
    From Flash #124, November 1961
Features:
  • "Meet Kid Flash" (2 Pages)
    (History of Kid Flash)
  • "Amazing Speeds" (1 Page)
    (Science facts)
  • "Flash Puzzle" (1 Page)
    (Crossword puzzle)
  • "Flash-Grams" (2 Pages)
    (Letter Column)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

World's Finest Comics #228


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TITLE:
World's Finest Comics #228
PUBLICATION DATE: March 1975 (onsale 12/17/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Superman and Batman"
Stories:
  • Super Sons: "Crown for a New Batman" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Tex Blaisdell (Inker)
  • Vigilante: "The Broadway Posse" (8 pages)
    Dick Wood (Writer), Howard Sherman (Artist)
    From Action Comics #193, June 1954
  • Aquaman: "The Menace of the Land-Sea Beasts" (12 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Nicholas Peter Cardy (Artist)
    From Aquaman #12, Nov/Dec 1963
  • Metamorpho: "The Junk Yard of Doom" (25 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Ramona Fradon (Penciller), Charles Paris (Inker)
    From Brave and the Bold #58, Feb/Mar 1965
  • Eclipso: "Hideout on Fear Island" (13 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Alex Toth (Artist)
    From House of Secrets #64, Jan/Feb 1964
Features:
  • "From the World's Finest Fans" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "The Amazing Reversals of Superman and Batman" (2 Pages)
    (Information on times in which Superman and Batman switched roles)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Unexpected #162


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TITLE:
Unexpected #162
PUBLICATION DATE: Mar/Apr 1975 (onsale 12/12/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Unexpected"
Stories:
  • "I'll Bug You to Your Grave" (8 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Ruben Yandoc (Artist)
  • "Half a Man is Better Than None" (8 pages)
    Dave Wood (Writer), Bill Draut (Artist)
  • "When is It My Turn to Die?" (8 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Alex N. Nino (Artist)
  • "Steps to Disaster" (4 pages)
    Pat Boyette (Artist)
    From Unexpected #116, Dec/Jan 1969
  • "The Corpse That Didn't Die" (4 pages)
    Dave Wood (Writer), Pat Boyette (Artist)
    From Unexpected #112, Apr/May 1969
  • "The Vengeful Windmill" (3 pages)
    Dave Wood (Writer), Bill Draut (Artist)
    From Unexpected #109, Oct/Nov 1968
  • "Friday the 13th Club" (8 pages)
    Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From House of Mystery #4, Jun/Jul 1952
  • "That Dead Old Gang of Mine" (7 pages)
    Carl Wessler (Writer), Abe Ocampo (Artist)
  • "I Fell in Love with a Witch" (8 pages)
    Curt Swan (Penciller)
    From House of Mystery #1, Dec/Jan 1951
  • "Free Me from the Bewitched Bell" (8 pages)
    George Roussos (Artist)
    From My Greatest Adventure #71, September 1962
  • "Master of the Voodoo Machine" (8 pages)
    Carl Wessler (Writer), Bernard Baily (Artist)
    From Tales of the Unexpected #104, Dec/Jan 1967
  • "The Man Who Betrayed Earth" (6 pages)
    Jack Kirby (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #72, March 1958
Features:
  • "Unexpected Mail" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Shazam! #17


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TITLE:
Shazam #17
PUBLICATION DATE: Mar/Apr 1975 (onsale 12/19/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Robert Oksner
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Shazam"
Stories:
  • Marvel Family: "The Pied Un-Piper" (20 pages)
    Dennis J. O'Neil (Writer), Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
  • Captain Marvel, Jr.: "The Idol of Vengeance" (7 pages)
    From Marvel Family #7, December 1946
  • Captain Marvel: "Captain Marvel Gets Promoted" (7 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #53, February 1946
  • Captain Marvel: "Captain Marvel Sails Before the Mast" (8 pages)
    From Marvel Family #41, November 1949
  • Mary Marvel: "Jives Becomes a Jockey" (7 pages)
    From Marvel Family #33, March 1949
  • Captain Marvel: "The Curse of the Black Thumb" (7 pages)
    Otto Binder (Writer), C.C. Beck (Artist)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #129, February 1952
  • Captain Marvel: "Captain Marvel's Wedding" (9 pages)
    Otto Binder (Writer), C.C. Beck (Artist)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #150, November 1953
  • Captain Marvel: "The Haunted Girl" (12 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #57, March 1946
Features:
  • "Shazam Trivia Quiz #2" (1 Page)
    (Trivia)
  • "Legends of Shazam" (1 Page)
    (Text: History of Zeus)
  • "Shazam Puzzle Page" (1 Page)
    (Puzzles)
  • "Shazamail" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Justice League of America #116


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TITLE:
Justice League of America #116
PUBLICATION DATE: Mar/Apr 1975 (onsale 12/5/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Justice League of America"
Stories:
  • Justice League of America: "The Kid Who Won Hawkman's Wings" (20 pages)
    Cary Bates (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Starman/Black Canary: "Mastermind of Menaces" (24 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Murphy Anderson (Artist)
    From Brave and the Bold #61, Aug/Sep 1965
  • Justice League of America: "The Challenge of the Untouchable Aliens" (25 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Mike Sekowsky (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker)
    From Justice League of America #15, November 1962
  • Just a Story: (The End) (8 pages)
    Howard Purcell (Writer/Artist)
    From Comic Cavalcade #19, Feb/Mar 1947
Features:
  • "JLA Super-Villain Quiz" (2 Pages)
    (Trivia)
  • "JLA Puzzle" (1 Page)
    (Crossword)
  • "JLA Mail Room" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Young Romance #204

I don't have any scans of this one, but if some kind soul would send me a copy (or at least alert me as to where one is) I'll upload it to this clearing house for fans of DC's 100-Page Super Spectacular comic books as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance!


Currently unavailable





TITLE:
Young Romance #204
PUBLICATION DATE: Mar/Apr 1975 (onsale 12/5/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART:
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Young Romance"
Stories:
  • "The Boy Who Lived in My House" (7 pages)
  • "3 On Our Honeymoon" (14 pages)
  • "Don't Steal My Love Away" (12 pages)
    Jay Scott Pike (Penciller)
    From Girls' Romances #141, June 1969
  • "Deception" (11 pages)
    Jay Scott Pike (Penciller)
    From Heart Throbs #122, Oct/Nov 1969
  • "Enter Marriage... Exit Romance" (10 pages)
    From Young Romance #159, Apr/May 1969
  • "One-Man Girl" (13 pages)
Features:
  • "Thoughts During a School Play" (3 Pages)
    (Poetry/Art)
  • "The Alphabet of Differences Between Boys and Girls" (7 Pages)
    (Poetry/Art)
  • "Dates 'n' Mates" (1 Page)
    (Fashion tips)
  • "Paul--the Other Side" (2 Pages)
    (Advice column)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tarzan #235


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TITLE:
Tarzan #235
PUBLICATION DATE: Feb/Mar 1975 (onsale 11/28/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Joe Kubert
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Tarzan"
Stories:
  • Tarzan: "The Magic Herb" (18 pages)
    Joe Kubert (Writer/Artist)
  • Congo Bill: "The Mail-Order Hunter" (6 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), Edwin J. Smalle, Jr. (Artist)
    From Action Comics #189, February 1954
  • Detective Chimp: "Bobo's New York Adventure" (6 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller)
    From Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #35, Sep/Oct 1957
  • "I Shoot with a Camera" (2 pages)
    From My Greatest Adventure #4, Jul/Aug 1955
  • Tarzan: "The Mahagga" (47 pages)
    Russ Manning (Writer/Artist)
Features:
  • "Maureen O'Sullivan: The Most Famous Jane of All" (1 Page)
    (Movie information and photo)
  • "Tarzan's Jungle Album" (1 Page)
    (Movie photo)
  • "The Dum-Dum" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Detective Comics #445


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TITLE:
Detective Comics #445
PUBLICATION DATE: Feb/Mar 1975 (onsale 11/28/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Jim Aparo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Detective Comics"
Stories:
  • Batman: "Break-In at the Big House" (12 pages)
    Len Wein (Writer), Jim Aparo (Artist)
  • Star Hawkins: "The Case of the Robot-Spy" (8 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Mike Sekowsky (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker)
    From Strange Adventures #116, May 1960
  • "The Human Bomb" (10 pages)
    France E. Herron (Writer), Dan Barry (Penciller), Sy Barry (Inker)
    From Big Town #2, February 1951
  • Manhunters Around the World: "The Swiss Border Patrol" (6 pages)
    Curt Swan (Penciller), John Fischetti (Inker)
    From Star Spangled Comics #105, June 1950
  • Casebook Mystery: "The Case of the Crooked Gambler" (4 pages)
    Jim Mooney (Penciller), Charles Paris (Inker)
    From Gang Busters #5, Aug/Sep 1948
  • Roy Raymond: "The Man Who Slept 200 Years" (6 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), Ruben Moreira (Artist)
    From Detective Comics #222, August 1955
  • Elongated Man: "Ten Miles to Nowhere" (10 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Artist)
    From Detective Comics #327, May 1964
  • "24 Hours from Death" (8 pages)
    Bob Brown (Artist)
    From Gang Busters #25, Dec/Jan 1951
  • Doctor Mid-Nite: "Case of the Talking Shadows" (6 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Rudolph Palais (Artist)
    From All-American Comics #101, September 1948
  • Robin: "The Touchdown Trap" (8 pages)
    Bob Rozakis (Writer), Mike Grell (Artist)
Features:
  • "Cops-of-All-Trades" (1 Page)
    (Information about police)
  • "Strange Laws" (1 Page)
    (Humor filler)
  • "Batman's Hotline" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Superman #284


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TITLE:
Superman #284
PUBLICATION DATE: February 1975 (onsale 11/21/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Superman"
Stories:
  • Superman: "The Secret Guardian of Smallville" (20 pages)
    Cary Bates (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), Robert Oksner (Inker)
  • Superman: "The Interplanetary Olympics" (12 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Action Comics #304, September 1963
  • Superman: "King of the Comic Books" (12 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), Joe Shuster (Penciller), Ira Yarbrough (Inker)
    From Superman #25, Nov/Dec 1943
  • Superman: "A Modern Alice in Wonderland" (13 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), Sam Citron (Penciller), Stan Kaye (Inker)
    From Superman #41, Jul/Aug 1946
  • Superman: "Superman Owes a Billion Dollars" (8 pages)
    Robert Bernstein (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), Sheldon Moldoff (Inker)
    From Superman #148, October 1961
  • Superman: "The Death of Clark Kent" (12 pages)
    Alvin Schwartz (Writer), Ira Yarbrough (Penciller), Stan Kaye (Inker)
    From Superman #42, Sep/Oct 1946
Features:
  • "Super-Puzzle" (1 Page)
    (Crossword)
  • "Gate-Crashers in the Fortress of Solitude" (2 Pages)
    (Details about Superman's Fortress)
  • "Metropolis Mailbag" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Brave and the Bold #117


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TITLE:
Brave and the Bold #117
PUBLICATION DATE: Feb/Mar 1975 (onsale 11/19/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Jim Aparo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Brave and the Bold"
Stories:
  • Batman/Sgt. Rock: "Nightmare Without End" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Jim Aparo (Artist)
  • Viking Prince: "Trail of the Black Falcon" (13 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Joe Kubert (Artist)
    From Brave and the Bold #24, Jun/Jul 1959
  • Green Arrow: "1001 Ways to Defeat Green Arrow" (8 pages)
    France E. Herron (Writer), George Papp (Artist)
    From Adventure Comics #174, March 1952
  • Secret Six: (Code Name:Mockingbird) (25 pages)
    E. Nelson Bridwell (Writer), Frank Springer (Artist)
    From Secret Six #1, Apr/May 1968
  • Blackhawk: "The Menace from Inner Space" (13 pages)
    Dave Wood (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Charles Cuidera (Inker)
    From Blackhawk #194, March 1964
Features:
  • "The Brave and the Bold Mailbag" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Super-Heroes -- Super-Warriors" (1 Page)
    (Super-Heroes at war)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Superman Family #169


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TITLE: Superman Family #169
PUBLICATION DATE: Feb/Mar 1975 (onsale 11/26/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Lois Lane Presents the Superman Family"
Stories:
  • Lois Lane: "Target of the Tarantula" (20 pages)
    Cary Bates (Writer), John F. Rosenberger (Penciller), Vince Colletta (Inker)
  • Jimmy Olsen: "The League of Fantastic Supermen" (9 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #63, September 1962
  • Supergirl: "The Anti-Supergirl Plot" (10 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Jim Mooney (Artist)
    From Action Comics #350, May 1967
  • Superboy: "Krypto's Mean Master" (12 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), George Papp (Artist)
    From Adventure Comics #269, February 1960
  • Superboy: "Clark Kent's Super-Dad" (12 pages)
    Jerry Coleman (Writer), John Sikela (Artist)
    From Adventure Comics #236, May 1957
  • Bizarro: "The Good Deeds of Bizarro-Luthor" (12 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), John Forte (Artist)
    From Adventure Comics #293, February 1962
Features:
  • "Four Deaths for Lois Lane" (2 Pages)
    (Details Lois Lane's near-death experiences)
  • "Comedy Cover Capers" (1 Page)
    (Redialogued covers)
  • "The Strange Lives of Lois Lane" (2 Pages)
    (Details Lois Lane's strange transformations)
  • "Letters to Lois" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

House of Mystery #229


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TITLE: House of Mystery #229
PUBLICATION DATE: Feb/Mar 1975 (onsale 11/12/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nestor P. Redondo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The House of Mystery"
Stories:
  • "Sir Greeley's Revenge" (12 pages)
    Otto Binder (Writer), Frank Springer (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #181, Jul/Aug 1969
  • "Sour Note" (6 pages)
    E. Nelson Bridwell (Writer), Jerry Grandenetti (Penciller), George Roussos (Inker)
    From House of Mystery #179, Mar/Apr 1969
  • "Nightmare Castle" (36 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Nestor P. Redondo (Artist)
  • "The Dead Can Kill" (3 pages)
    Marv Wolfman (Writer), Bernie Wrightson (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #183, Nov/Dec 1969
  • "I Was a Spy for Them" (6 pages)
    Mort Meskin (Artist)
    From Tales of the Unexpected #16, August 1957
  • "Mask of the Red Fox" (12 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Alex Toth (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #187, Jul/Aug 1970
  • "Grave Results" (3 pages)
    Marv Wolfman (Writer), Wayne Howard (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #182, Sep/Oct 1969
Features:
  • "Cain's Mail Room" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)
  • "Mystery Crossword" (1 Page)
    (Crossword Puzzle)
  • "Cain's Gargoyles" (1 Page)
    (Cartoon)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Young Love #114


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TITLE: Young Love #114
PUBLICATION DATE: Feb/Mar 1975 (onsale 11/5/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART:
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Agony and Ecstasy of Young Love"
Stories:
  • "Runaway Girl" (7 pages)
  • "Why Can't You Love Me Again?" (14 pages)
  • "I'll Never Give You Up" (7 pages)
  • "Back in Circulation" (9 pages)
  • "Stranger in My Dream" (7 pages)
  • "Dancing Partner" (7 pages)
  • "Love is a Dirty Word" (16 pages)
Features:
  • "The Lesson" (3 Pages)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "There is No Answer" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "How Not to Paint Your Room" (5 Pages)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "One Last Favor" (2 Pages)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "Marc - on the Man's Side" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Action Comics #443


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TITLE: Action Comics #443
PUBLICATION DATE: January 1975 (onsale 10/31/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The World's Greatest Action Heroes"
Stories:
  • Superman: "At Last! Clark Kent -- Super-Hero" (20 pages)
    Elliot S. Maggin (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), Tex Blaisdell (Inker)
  • Sea Devils: "The Ghost of the Deep" (12 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Russ Heath (Artist)
    From Sea Devils #3, Jan/Feb 1962
  • Matt Savage Trail Boss: "Revolt in Painted Canyon" (11 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Gil Kane (Penciller), Joe Giella (Inker)
    From Western Comics #78, Nov/Dec 1959
  • Adam Strange: "The Super-Brain of Adam Strange" (12 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Sid Greene (Inker)
    From Mystery In Space #87, November 1963
  • Hawkman: "Amazing Thefts of the I.Q. Gang" (14 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Murphy Anderson (Artist)
    From Mystery In Space #87, November 1963
  • Black Pirate: (The Man in the Iron Mask) (8 pages)
    Sheldon Moldoff (Writer/Artist)
    From Sensation Comics #4, April 1942
Features:
  • "7 Threats in the 7 Seas" (2 Pages)
    (Highlights of the Sea Devils)
  • "Super-Puzzle" (1 Page)
    (Crossword)
  • "Superman in Action" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Batman #260


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TITLE: Batman #260
PUBLICATION DATE: Jan/Feb 1975 (onsale 10/31/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $1.00
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Batman"
Stories:
  • Batman: "This One'll Kill You, Batman" (20 pages)
    Dennis J. O'Neil (Writer), Irv Novick (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Batman: "The Grade A Crimes" (13 pages)
    Ruth Lyon Kaufman (Writer), Jack Burnley (Artist)
    From Batman #16, Apr/May 1943
  • Batman: "The Perfect Crime -- Slightly Imperfect" (12 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Sheldon Moldoff (Penciller), Sid Greene (Inker)
    From Batman #181, June 1966
  • Batman: "The Case Without a Crime" (12 pages)
    Alvin Schwartz (Writer), J. Winslow Mortimer (Artist)
    From Detective Comics #112, June 1946
  • Adventures of Alfred: "The Pearl of Peril" (4 pages)
    Don Cameron (Writer), Jerry Robinson (Artist)
    From Batman #27, Feb/Mar 1945
  • Batman: "The Riddler's Prison-Puzzle Problem" (15 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Frank Springer (Penciller), Sid Greene (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #377, July 1968
Features:
  • "The Batman Whirly-Word Game" (1 Page)
    (Puzzles and games)
  • "Batman Trivia Quiz" (1 Page)
    (Trivia)
  • "Strange Old Laws" (1 Page)
    (Humor filler by Henry Boltinoff)
  • "Speedy Justice" (1 Page)
    (Filler)
  • "Letters to the Batman" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Unexpected #161


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TITLE: Unexpected #161
PUBLICATION DATE: Jan/Feb 1975 (onsale 10/10/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Unexpected"
Stories:
  • "Has Anyone Seen My Killer?" (8 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Lee Elias (Artist)
  • "The Haunted Dollhouse" (8 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Ruben Yandoc (Artist)
  • "The Face in the Ball" (5 pages)
    Jack Oleck (Writer), Jerry Grandenetti (Artist)
    From Unexpected #118, Apr/May 1970
  • "The Supernatural Swindler" (6 pages)
    George Roussos (Artist)
    From House of Secrets #11, Jul/Aug 1958
  • "Ball of String" (2 pages)
    Bernie Wrightson (Artist)
    From Unexpected #116, Dec/Jan 1969
  • "Roehmer's Revenge" (4 pages)
    Carl Wessler (Writer), George Roussos (Artist)
    From Unexpected #106, Apr/May 1968
  • "The Queen Who Lived Again" (8 pages)
    Ruben Moreira (Artist)
    From My Greatest Adventure #8, Mar/Apr 1956
  • "The House That Hate Built" (8 pages)
    Carl Wessler (Writer), George Tuska (Artist)
    From Unexpected #117, Feb/Mar 1970
  • "Death of the Man Who Never Lived" (4 pages)
    Carl Wessler (Writer), Bruno Premiani (Artist)
    From Unexpected #117, Feb/Mar 1970
  • "Wake Me Before I Die" (3 pages)
    Jerry Grandenetti (Artist)
  • "The Menace of Wrecker's Reef" (8 pages)
    Howard Sherman (Artist)
    From My Greatest Adventure #72, October 1962
  • "The Day Nobody Died" (9 pages)
    Dave Wood (Writer), Werner Roth (Penciller), Frank Giacoia (Inker)
    From Unexpected #115, Oct/Nov 1969
  • "Mis-Judgment Day" (7 pages)
    Gerry Talaoc (Artist)
Features:
  • "Unexpected Mail" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

World's Finest Comics #227


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TITLE: World's Finest Comics #227
PUBLICATION DATE: Jan/Feb 1975 (onsale 10/17/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Superman and Batman"
Stories:
  • Superman/Batman: "Death Flaunts Its Golden Grin" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Tex Blaisdell (Inker)
  • Rip Hunter: "The Secret of Mount Olympus" (25 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), William (Bill) Ely (Artist)
    From Rip Hunter Time Master #11, Nov/Dec 1962
  • Vigilante: "The Reformed Owlhoot Club" (8 pages)
    Dick Wood (Writer), Howard Sherman (Artist)
    From Action Comics #188, January 1954
  • Martian Manhunter: "The Man with 20 Lives" (6 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), Joe Certa (Artist)
    From Detective Comics #227, January 1956
  • Superman/Batman: "The Cape and Cowl Crooks" (18 pages)
    Edmond Hamilton (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From World's Finest Comics #159, August 1966
Features:
  • "DC Comics Stars on the Screen" (3 Pages)
    (Information on movie versions of DC characters)
  • "From the World's Finest Fans" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Shazam! #16


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TITLE: Shazam! #16
PUBLICATION DATE: Jan/Feb 1975 (onsale 10/22/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Robert Oksner
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man"
Stories:
  • Captain Marvel: "The Man Who Stole Justice" (12 pages)
    Elliot S. Maggin (Writer), Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
  • Marvel Family: "The Sneaking Doom" (21 pages)
    From Marvel Family #59, May 1951
  • Captain Marvel: "The Invention Miser" (7 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #103, December 1949
  • Captain Marvel, Jr.: "The Lazy Genie" (5 pages)
    From Captain Marvel, Jr. #118, April 1953
  • Captain Marvel: "The World Hater" (8 pages)
    From Marvel Family #53, November 1950
  • Marvel Family: "The Monarch of Money" (8 pages)
    From Marvel Family #29, November 1948
  • Captain Marvel: "King Kull and the Seven Sins" (8 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #137, October 1952
  • Mary Marvel: "The Green-Eyed Monster" (8 pages)
    E. Nelson Bridwell (Writer), Robert Oksner (Artist)
Features:
  • "Shazam Puzzle Page" (1 Page)
    (Picture Puzzles)
  • "Legends of Shazam" (1 Page)
    (Text: History of Atlas)
  • "Shazamail" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)
  • "Superman - Shazam Battle Page" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Young Romance #203

I don't have any scans of this one, but if some kind soul would send me a copy (or at least alert me as to where one is) I'll upload it to this clearing house for fans of DC's 100-Page Super Spectacular comic books as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance!


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TITLE:
Young Romance #203
PUBLICATION DATE: Jan/Feb 1975 (onsale 10/3/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART:
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Young Romance"
Stories:
  • "Lover Wanted" (9 pages)
  • "Once is Enough" (13 pages)
  • "All That Love for a Dollar" (3 pages)
  • "Our Dream House" (7 pages)
  • "Little Lost Lamb" (12 pages)
  • "Why Can't I Stop Crying?" (8 pages)
  • "Come to My Wedding" (8 pages)
  • "Love Lessons" (11 pages)
Features:
  • "Ode to an Older Man" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/Art)
  • "Kaleidoscope" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/Art)
  • "Without a Doubt" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/Art)
  • "A Nice Thought" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/Art)
  • "I Don't Care About You" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/Art)
  • "A Lover Questions, A Lover Answers" (2 Pages)
    (Question and Answer column)
  • "Fate" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/Art)
  • "Paul--the Other Side" (2 Pages)
    (Advice column)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Justice League of America #115


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TITLE: Justice League of America #115
PUBLICATION DATE: Jan/Feb 1975 (onsale 10/3/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Justice League of America"
Stories:
  • Justice League of America: "The Last Angry God" (20 pages)
    Dennis J. O'Neil (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Justice Society of America: "Evil Star Over Hollywood" (33 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Irwin Hasen (Penciller), Robert Oksner (Inker), Arthur F. Peddy (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker)
    From All-Star Comics #44, Dec/Jan 1948
  • Justice League of America: "Indestructible Creatures of Nightmare Island" (24 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Mike Sekowsky (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker)
    From Justice League of America #40, November 1965
Features:
  • "JLA Puzzle #4" (1 Page)
    (Word search)
  • "JLA Mail Room" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)
  • "DC Cover Gallery" (1 Page)
    (Covers of All-Star Comics #44 and JLA #40)
  • "JLA Membership Quiz" (1 Page)
    (Trivia)
  • "JLA Mail Room--Extra" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tarzan #234


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TITLE: Tarzan #234
PUBLICATION DATE: Dec/Jan 1974 (onsale 9/26/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Joe Kubert
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle"
Stories:
  • Tarzan: "Tarzan and the Lion Man" (18 pages)
    Joe Kubert (Writer/Artist)
  • Detective Chimp: "A Whistle for Bobo" (6 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Artist)
    From Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #27, May/Jun 1956
  • Congo Bill: "The Man-Eater of Mandalao" (6 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), Edwin J. Smalle, Jr. (Artist)
    From Action Comics #176, January 1953
  • "I Was a Jungle Ringmaster" (7 pages)
    John Prentice (Artist)
    From My Greatest Adventure #5, Sep/Oct 1955
  • Tarzan: "Thunder Lizard" (26 pages)
    Russ Manning (Writer/Artist)
  • "I Was a Prisoner in a Human Zoo" (7 pages)
    Ruben Moreira (Artist)
    From My Greatest Adventure #14, Mar/Apr 1957
  • Korak, Son of Tarzan: "White Death" (8 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Alex N. Nino (Artist)
Features:
  • "Tarzan's Animal Facts" (1 Page)
    (A Series of Nature Studies)
  • "Tarzan's Jungle Album" (1 Page)
    (Movie photo)
  • "The Dum-Dum" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Detective Comics #444


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TITLE: Detective Comics #444
PUBLICATION DATE: Dec/Jan 1974 (onsale 9/26/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Jim Aparo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Detective Comics"
Stories:
  • Batman: "Bat-Murderer" (12 pages)
    Len Wein (Writer), Jim Aparo (Artist)
  • Robin: "Dick Grayson Detective" (10 pages)
    David Vern Reed (Writer), Jim Mooney (Artist)
    From Star Spangled Comics #111, December 1950
  • Star Hawkins: "The Case of the Martian Witness" (8 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Mike Sekowsky (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker)
    From Strange Adventures #114, March 1960
  • Manhunters Around the World: "The International Sky Police" (8 pages)
    Leonard Starr (Artist)
    From Star Spangled Comics #109, October 1950
  • Kid Eternity: (The Unknown) (11 pages)
    Al Bryant (Artist)
    From Kid Eternity #10, July 1948
  • Roy Raymond: "The Good-Luck Prophet" (6 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), Ruben Moreira (Artist)
    From Detective Comics #285, November 1960
  • Sierra Smith: "The Case of the Haunted Horse" (8 pages)
    Joe Millard (Writer), Alex Toth (Artist)
    From Dale Evans Comics #9, Jan/Feb 1950
  • "Circus Beat" (6 pages)
    Ruben Moreira (Artist)
    From Gang Busters #48, Oct/Nov 1955
  • Elongated Man: "The Magical Mystery Mirror" (8 pages)
    Mike W. Barr (Writer), Ernie Chan (Artist)
Features:
  • "Bat-Puzzle" (1 Page)
    (Crossword puzzle)
  • "Comedy Cover Capers" (1 Page)
    (Re-dialogued covers)
  • "Batman's Hotline" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

House of Mystery #228


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TITLE: House of Mystery #228
PUBLICATION DATE: Dec/Jan 1974 (onsale 9/12/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Luis Dominguez
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The House of Mystery"
Stories:
  • "The Wisdom of Many, the Wit of One" (9 pages)
    Doug Moench (Writer), Frank Robbins (Artist)
  • "Stamps of Doom" (6 pages)
    Ruben Moreira (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #23, February 1954
  • "The Rebel" (4 pages)
    Maxene Fabe (Writer), Alan Kupperberg (Penciller), Neal Adams (Inker)
  • "The Wizard's Revenge" (8 pages)
    William (Bill) Ely (Artist)
    From House of Secrets #41, February 1961
  • "The Man Who Murdered Himself" (3 pages)
    Marv Wolfman (Writer), Bernie Wrightson (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #179, Mar/Apr 1969
  • "A Coffin for Bonnie and Clyde" (12 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Jack Sparling (Artist)
  • "The Dragon of Times Square" (6 pages)
    Bob Brown (Artist)
    From House of Mystery #74, May 1958
  • "Seven Steps to the Unknown" (6 pages)
    William (Bill) Ely (Artist)
    From Tales of the Unexpected #4, August 1956
  • "Wheel of Fate" (8 pages)
    Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Frank Giacoia (Inker)
    From Sensation Comics #108, Mar/Apr 1952
  • "The Fireworks Man" (12 pages)
    Michael L. Fleisher (Writer), Gerry Talaoc (Artist)
Features:
  • "Cain's Game Room" (2 Pages)
    (Cartoons)
  • "House of Mystery Hidden Message" (1 Page)
    (Crossword Puzzle)
  • "Halloween Monster Cards" (2 Pages)
    (Greeting cards)
  • "Room 13" (1 Page)
    (Magic amulet)
  • "Cain's Mail Room" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Young Love #113

I don't have any scans of this one, but if some kind soul would send me a copy (or at least alert me as to where one is) I'll upload it to this clearing house for fans of DC's 100-Page Super Spectacular comic books as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance!


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TITLE:
Young Love #113
PUBLICATION DATE: Dec/Jan 1974 (onsale 9/5/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART:
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Agony and Ecstasy of Young Love"
Stories:
  • "Someone Help Me" (6 pages)
  • "Someday He'll Be Jealous, Too" (9 pages)
  • "It's Over Too Soon" (7 pages)
  • "I Want to Forget You" (6 pages)
  • "How We Met" (3 pages)
  • "Bet I Can Make Him Love Me" (7 pages)
  • "Afraid to Love Again" (7 pages)
  • "Love Will Come Later" (5 pages)
  • "Meet My Bride" (7 pages)
  • "Love Me -- Love My Father" (12 pages)
Features:
  • "The Kiss Test" (1 Page)
    (Filler)
  • "Tomorrow is Too Late" (4 Pages)
    (Filler)
  • "The Score" (2 Pages)
    (Filler)
  • "Designs for Swinging" (1 Page)
    (Fashion advice)
  • "The Hot Fudge Sundae Blues" (1 Page)
    (Poetry/art)
  • "Marc - on the Man's Side" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Superman Family #168


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TITLE: Superman Family #168
PUBLICATION DATE: Dec/Jan 1974 (onsale 9/24/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Supergirl Presents the Superman Family"
Stories:
  • Supergirl: "The Girl with the See-Through Mind" (20 pages)
    Elliot S. Maggin (Writer), John F. Rosenberger (Penciller), Vince Colletta (Inker)
  • Jimmy Olsen: "Jimmy's D-Day Adventure" (9 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #86, July 1965
  • Lois Lane: "Lois Lane, Super-Telepath" (8 pages)
    Otto Binder (Writer), Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
    From Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #56, April 1965
  • Superboy: "The Fugitive Krypto" (9 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), George Papp (Artist)
    From Superboy #122, July 1965
  • Superman: "The Infernal Imp" (8 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Superman #169, May 1964
  • Superboy: "Lana Lang's Mystic Power" (9 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), George Papp (Artist)
    From Superboy #111, March 1964
  • Superman: "Brainiac's Super-Revenge" (13 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), Stan Kaye (Inker)
    From Action Comics #280, September 1961
Features:
  • "An E.S. Peek at Lena Thorul" (2 Pages)
    (History of Lena Thorul)
  • "Super-Puzzle" (1 Page)
    (Word search)
  • "Comedy Cover Capers" (1 Page)
    (Redialogued covers)
  • "Super Fe-Mail" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Brave and the Bold #116


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TITLE: Brave and the Bold #116
PUBLICATION DATE: Dec/Jan 1974 (onsale 9/17/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Jim Aparo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Brave and the Bold"
Stories:
  • Batman/Spectre: "Grasp of the Killer Cult" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Jim Aparo (Artist)
  • Teen Titans: "The Dimensional Caper" (24 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Nicholas Peter Cardy (Artist)
    From Teen Titans #16, Jul/Aug 1968
  • Silent Knight: "Knight for a Day" (8 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Irv Novick (Artist)
    From Brave and the Bold #2, Oct/Nov 1955
  • Batman/Wonder Woman: "In the Coils of Copperhead" (23 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Bob Brown (Artist)
    From Brave and the Bold #78, Jun/Jul 1968
Features:
  • "The Brave and the Bold Mailbag" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Heroes Who Wouldn't Die" (3 Pages)
    (Origins of Deadman, Ghost Patrol, Gay Ghost, and Robotman)
  • "The Many Lives of the Spectre" (2 Pages)
    (History of the Spectre)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Our Army at War #275


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TITLE: Our Army at War #275
PUBLICATION DATE: December 1974 (onsale 9/3/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Joe Kubert
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Sgt. Rock"
Stories:
  • Sgt. Rock: "Battlefield Graveyard" (13 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Russ Heath (Artist)
  • U.S.S. Stevens: "Lucky... Save Me" (4 pages)
    Sam J. Glanzman (Writer/Artist)
  • Sgt. Rock: "Sergeants Aren't Born" (25 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Joe Kubert (Artist)
    From Showcase #45, Jul/Aug 1963
  • "Man Behind the Flintlock" (6 pages)
    France E. Herron (Writer), Ross Andru (Penciller), Mike Esposito (Inker)
    From All-American Men of War #22, June 1955
  • "Trench Trap" (8 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Russ Heath (Artist)
    From Our Army at War #39, October 1955
  • "The Easy Way" (6 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Mort Drucker (Artist)
    From Star Spangled War Stories #67, March 1958
  • "Valley of Missing Aces" (12 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Ross Andru (Penciller), Mike Esposito (Inker)
    From Our Army at War #106, May 1961
Features:
  • "Battle Album" (2 Pages)
    (Armored Trains)
  • "Table-Top Dioramas" (2 Page)
    (Cut-outs)
  • "Battle Album" (2 Pages)
    (P-51 Mustang and Messerschmitt Me109)
  • "Take Ten" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Batman #259


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TITLE: Batman #259
PUBLICATION DATE: Nov/Dec 1974 (onsale 8/27/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Batman"
Stories:
  • Batman: "The Night of the Shadow" (20 pages)
    Dennis J. O'Neil (Writer), Irv Novick (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Batman: "The Great Batman Swindle" (12 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Dick Sprang (Penciller), Charles Paris (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #222, August 1955
  • Batman: "The Strange Costumes of Batman" (12 pages)
    Edmond Hamilton (Writer), Dick Sprang (Penciller), Charles Paris (Inker)
    From Detective Comics #165, November 1950
  • Batman: "Heroes by Proxy" (11 pages)
    Don Cameron (Writer), Dick Sprang (Artist)
    From Batman #29, Jun/Jul 1945
  • Batman: "Two Batmen Too Many" (12 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Sheldon Moldoff (Penciller), Joe Giella (Inker)
    From Batman #177, December 1965
  • Batman: "The Failure of Bruce Wayne" (10 pages)
    Bill Finger (Writer), Sheldon Moldoff (Penciller), Charles Paris (Inker)
    From Batman #120, December 1958
Features:
  • "Letters to the Batman" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "A New Look for Robin" (2 Pages)
    (Robin costume designs)
  • "Comedy Cover Capers" (1 Page)
    (Humorous covers)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Superboy #205


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TITLE: Superboy #205
PUBLICATION DATE: Nov/Dec 1974 (onsale 8/22/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Superboy Starring the Legion of Super-Heroes"
Stories:
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Legion of Super-Executioners" (20 pages)
    Cary Bates (Writer), Mike Grell (Artist)
  • Superboy: "The One-Man Team" (9 pages)
    George Papp (Artist)
    From Superboy #88, April 1961
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Outcast Super-Heroes" (23 pages)
    E. Nelson Bridwell (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Adventure Comics #350, November 1966
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Forgotten Legion" (24 pages)
    E. Nelson Bridwell (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Adventure Comics #351, December 1966
Features:
  • "Meet 'Iron Mike' Grell" (1 Page)
    (Background on artist Mike Grell)
  • "Super-Talk" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Lore of the Legion" (3 Pages)
    (Background information of Legionnaires)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Shazam! #15


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TITLE: Shazam #15
PUBLICATION DATE: Nov/Dec 1974 (onsale 8/20/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Robert Oksner
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Special Scientists-and-Inventors Issue"
Stories:
  • Captain Marvel: "Captain Marvel Meets... Lex Luthor" (12 pages)
    Dennis J. O'Neil (Writer), Robert Oksner (Penciller), Tex Blaisdell (Inker)
  • Mary Marvel: "The Chameleon Girl" (7 pages)
    From Marvel Family #47, May 1950
  • Captain Marvel: "Sivana's Good Inventions" (8 pages)
    From Marvel Family #50, August 1950
  • Marvel Family: "The King of All Time" (17 pages)
    From Marvel Family #88, October 1953
  • Captain Marvel: "The Incredible Calculator" (8 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #53, February 1946
  • Captain Marvel: "Mr. Tawny's Bouncing Shoes" (6 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #134, July 1952
  • Captain Marvel: "The Day Civilization Went Backwards" (10 pages)
    From Captain Marvel Adventures #115, December 1950
  • Captain Marvel, Jr.: "The Man in the Paper Armor" (8 pages)
    E. Nelson Bridwell (Writer), Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
Features:
  • "Shazam's Scientists and Inventors" (2 Pages)
    (Bridwell/??)
    (Illos and text: Profiles scientists)
  • "A Tour of American Cities with Captain Marvel" (2 Pages)
    (Bridwell/??)
    (Illos and text: Background on various cities)
  • "Legends of Shazam" (1 Page)
    (Text: History of Hercules)
  • "Shazamail" (1 Page)
    (Letters page)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

World's Finest Comics #226


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TITLE: World's Finest Comics #226
PUBLICATION DATE: Nov/Dec 1974 (onsale 8/15/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Superman and Batman"
Stories:
  • Superman/Batman: "The Freak Who Never Fails" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Tex Blaisdell (Inker)
  • Sandman: "I Hate the Sandman" (10 pages)
    Jack Kirby (Writer/Penciller), Joe Simon (Inker)
    From Adventure Comics #87, Aug/Sep 1943
  • Eclipso: "Eclipso's Amazing Ally" (12 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Alex Toth (Artist)
    From House of Secrets #63, Nov/Dec 1963
  • Robotman: "The Crime Collector" (6 pages)
    Joe Certa (Artist)
    From Detective Comics #194, April 1953
  • Deadman: "What Makes a Corpse Cry?" (17 pages)
    Carmine Infantino (Plotter), Jack Miller (Scripter), Neal Adams (Artist)
    From Strange Adventures #207, December 1967
  • Martian Manhunter: "The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel" (6 pages)
    Joe Samachson (Writer), Joe Certa (Artist)
    From Detective Comics #225, November 1955
  • Martian Manhunter: "The Case of the Magic Baseball" (6 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), Joe Certa (Artist)
    From Detective Comics #226, December 1955
Features:
  • "The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade" (2 Pages)
    (Background on Metamorpho)
  • "From the World's Finest Fans" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Eclipso, the Genius Who Fought Himself" (1 Page)
    (Background on Eclipso)
I hate to ask, but does anyone have a larger file of this? This one is only 5.57 MB in size.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Unexpected #160


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TITLE:
Unexpected #160
PUBLICATION DATE: Nov/Dec 1974 (onsale 8/8/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Unexpected"
Stories:
  • "Death of an Exorcist" (8 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Rico Rival (Artist)
  • "Over My Dead Body" (5 pages)
    Carl Wessler (Writer), Ruben Yandoc (Artist)
  • "The Fear Master" (8 pages)
    Jack Sparling (Artist)
    From Tales of the Unexpected #88, Apr/May 1965
  • "Bewitched for a Day" (6 pages)
    William (Bill) Ely (Artist)
    From Tales of the Unexpected #5, September 1956
  • "The Riddle of the Glass Bubble" (6 pages)
    Mort Meskin (Artist)
    From Tales of the Unexpected #18, October 1957
  • "Panic in the Dark" (8 pages)
    Murray Boltinoff (Writer), Lee Elias (Artist)
  • "The Wizard of the Diamond World" (7 pages)
    William (Bill) Ely (Artist)
    From Tales of the Unexpected #93, Feb/Mar 1966
  • "Doom Was My Inheritance" (9 pages)
    Gene Colan (Artist)
    From My Greatest Adventure #74, December 1962
  • "The Man Who Was Death" (6 pages)
    Jim Mooney (Penciller), Sy Barry (Inker)
    From House of Mystery #5, August 1952
  • "Rest in Pieces" (1 pages)
    Murphy Anderson (Artist)
    From Unexpected #119, Jun/Jul 1970
  • "The Unlucky Birthstones" (6 pages)
    Ramona Fradon (Penciller), Charles Paris (Inker)
    From House of Mystery #56, November 1956
  • "The Enchanted Costumes" (6 pages)
    Mort Meskin (Artist)
    From House of Secrets #6, Sep/Oct 1957
  • "Among Us Dwells a Man-Beast" (4 pages)
    George Kashdan (Writer), Ruben Yandoc (Artist)
Features:
  • "Unexpected Mail" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Justice League of America #114


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TITLE: Justice League of America #114
PUBLICATION DATE: Nov/Dec 1974 (onsale 8/6/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Justice League of America"
Stories:
  • Justice League of America: "The Return of Anakronus" (20 pages)
    Len Wein (Writer), Paul Levitz (Writer), Dick Dillin (Penciller), Dick Giordano (Inker)
  • Just a Story: (Detour) (10 pages)
    Howard Purcell (Writer/Artist)
    From Comic Cavalcade #18, Dec/Jan 1946
  • Justice League of America: "Crisis on Earth-Three" (46 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Mike Sekowsky (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker)
    From Justice League of America #29, August 1964
Features:
  • "JLA Puzzle" (1 Page)
    (Crossword puzzle)
  • "Super-Hero Boots" (1 Page)
    (Boots game)
  • "JLA Trivia Quiz" (1 Page)
    (Trivia)
  • "JLA Heroes of the Past" (1 Page)
    (Information about former and reserve members)
  • "JLA Mail Room" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Young Romance #202


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TITLE: Young Romance #202
PUBLICATION DATE: Nov/Dec 1974 (onsale 8/1/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART:
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Young Romance"
Stories:
  • "With a Little Help from My Friends" (10 pages)
  • "All the Girls Fell in Love" (3 pages)
  • "Easier to Forget" (6 pages)
  • "Make Him Come to You" (3 pages)
  • "I'll Take Care of You" (7 pages)
  • "Marked for Life" (6 pages)
  • "Manchaser" (7 pages)
  • "Mismatch" (4 pages)
  • "Just Another Groupie" (8 pages)
  • "Stray Cat" (13 pages)
  • "Don't Treat Me Like the Others" (9 pages)
Features:
  • "Paul - the Other Side" (2 Pages)
    (Advice column)
  • "Two Moods of a Spring Day" (2 Pages)
    (Poetry/Art)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tarzan #233


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TITLE: Tarzan #233
PUBLICATION DATE: Oct/Nov 1974 (onsale 7/30/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Joe Kubert
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle"
Stories:
  • Tarzan: "Tarzan and the Lion Man" (18 pages)
    Joe Kubert (Writer/Artist)
  • Tarzan: "The Land That Time Forgot" (21 pages)
    Russ Manning (Writer/Artist)
  • "I Tracked the Beast of Montrouge Forest" (8 pages)
    Leonard Starr (Artist)
    From My Greatest Adventure #2, Mar/Apr 1955
  • Rex the Wonder Dog: "The Secret of the Golden Crocodile" (10 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Gil Kane (Penciller), Bernard Sachs (Inker)
    From Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #34, Jul/Aug 1957
  • Detective Chimp: "Detective Bobo -- Chimp-Knapped" (8 pages)
    John Broome (Writer), Carmine Infantino (Penciller), Sy Barry (Inker)
    From Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #20, Mar/Apr 1955
  • Congo Bill: "School for Hunters" (6 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), Edwin J. Smalle, Jr. (Artist)
    From Action Comics #199, December 1954
  • Korak, Son of Tarzan: "The Star of Death" (8 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Alex N. Nino (Artist)
Features:
  • "Tarzan's Animal Facts" (2 Pages)
    (A Series of Nature Studies)
  • "Tarzan's Jungle Album" (1 Page)
    (Movie photo)
  • "The Dum-Dum" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Detective Comics #443


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TITLE: Detective Comics #443
PUBLICATION DATE: Oct/Nov 1974 (onsale 7/30/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Jim Aparo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Detective Comics"
Stories:
  • Batman: "Gotterdammerung" (20 pages)
    Archie Goodwin (Writer), Walter Simonson (Artist)
  • Spectre: (Dr. Mephisto) (10 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), Bernard Baily (Artist)
    From More Fun Comics #65, March 1941
  • Green Lantern: "The End of Sports" (12 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Alex Toth (Artist)
    From All-American Comics #98, June 1948
  • Creeper: "The Coming of the Creeper" (23 pages)
    Steve Ditko (Plotter/Artist), Don Segall (Scripter)
    From Showcase #73, Mar/Apr 1968
  • Batman: "The Secret of Hunter's Inn" (12 pages)
    Joe Samachson (Writer), Jerry Robinson (Artist)
    From Batman #18, Aug/Sep 1943
Features:
  • Pin-ups (2 Pages)
    (Simonson)
    (Batman and Manhunter pin-ups)
  • "Batman's Hotline" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Batman's Hotline Extra" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Superman Family #167


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TITLE: Superman Family #167
PUBLICATION DATE: Oct/Nov 1974 (onsale 7/25/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nicholas Peter Cardy
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Jimmy Olsen Presents the Superman Family"
Stories:
  • Jimmy Olsen: "A Deep Death for Mr. Action" (12 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
  • Jimmy Olsen: "The Trail of the Spider" (8 pages)
    Leo Dorfman (Writer), Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
  • Lois Lane: "The Amazing Hydro-Girl" (8 pages)
    Otto Binder (Writer), Kurt Schaffenberger (Artist)
    From Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #60, October 1965
  • Supergirl: "Supergirl's Greatest Victory" (12 pages)
    Otto Binder (Writer), Jim Mooney (Artist)
    From Action Comics #262, March 1960
  • Superboy: "The Lair of Brainiac" (9 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), George Klein (Inker)
    From Superboy #106, July 1963
  • Superboy: "The Day Pete Ross Became a Robot" (11 pages)
    Jerry Coleman (Writer), George Papp (Artist)
    From Superboy #100, October 1962
  • Jimmy Olsen: "Super Lucy Lane" (9 pages)
    Jerry Siegel (Writer), John Forte (Artist)
    From Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #67, March 1963
  • Superboy: "The Insect Queen of Smallville" (8 pages)
    Otto Binder (Writer), George Papp (Artist)
    From Superboy #124, October 1965
Features:
  • "Super Pets and Super-Threats" (2 Pages)
    (Details of super-powered animals)
  • "Fact File on the Superman Family" (2 Pages)
    (Facts about Professor Lang, Bizarro, Superbaby, the Kents, and Pete Ross)
  • "Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Brave and the Bold #115


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TITLE: Brave and the Bold #115
PUBLICATION DATE: Oct/Nov 1974 (onsale 7/18/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Jim Aparo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The Brave and the Bold"
Stories:
  • Batman/Atom: "The Corpse That Wouldn't Die" (20 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Jim Aparo (Artist)
  • Challengers of the Unknown: "The Three Clues to Sorcery" (13 pages)
    Bob Brown (Artist)
    From Challengers of the Unknown #12, Feb/Mar 1960
  • Doctor Fate/Hourman: "Solomon Grundy Goes on a Rampage" (23 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Murphy Anderson (Artist)
    From Showcase #55, Mar/Apr 1965
  • Viking Prince: "Origin of the Viking Prince" (13 pages)
    Bob Haney (Writer), Joe Kubert (Artist)
    From Brave and the Bold #23, Apr/May 1959
  • Atom: "The Case of the Innocent Thief" (10 pages)
    Gardner F. Fox (Writer), Gil Kane (Penciller), Murphy Anderson (Inker)
    From Atom #4, Dec/Jan 1962
Features:
  • "The Brave and the Bold Mailbag" (2 Pages)
    (Letters Page)
  • "Doctor Fate and Hourman What Made Them Tick" (1 Page)
    (Brief origins recaps)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

House of Mystery #227


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TITLE: House of Mystery #227
PUBLICATION DATE: Oct/Nov 1974 (onsale 7/11/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Nestor P. Redondo
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "The House of Mystery"
Stories:
  • "The Vengeance of Voodoo Annie" (12 pages)
    Michael L. Fleisher (Writer), Nestor P. Redondo (Artist)
  • "The Haunting Wind" (4 pages)
    Jack Miller (Writer), John Giunta (Artist)
    From Phantom Stranger #2, Oct/Nov 1952
  • "Cry, Clown, Cry" (8 pages)
    William (Bill) Ely (Artist)
    From House of Secrets #51, December 1961
  • "The Town That Lost Its Face" (8 pages)
    William (Bill) Ely (Artist)
    From House of Secrets #50, November 1961
  • "The Weird World of Anton Borka" (8 pages)
    Howard Purcell (Writer/Artist)
    From House of Secrets #37, October 1960
  • "Demons Are Made... Not Born" (8 pages)
    Don Glut (Writer), Quico Redondo (Artist)
  • "The Girl in the Glass Sphere" (6 pages)
    Joe Maneely (Penciller), Joe Sinnott (Inker)
    From House of Mystery #72, March 1958
  • "The Carriage Man" (20 pages)
    Michael L. Fleisher (Writer), Alfredo P. Alcala (Artist)
Features:
  • "Cain's Game Room" (2 Pages)
    (Cartoons)
  • "Room 13" (1 Page)
    (Horrorscope)
  • "Cain's Mail Room" (2 Pages)
    (Letters page)
  • "Make Your Own Monster" (2 Pages)
    (Paper dolls)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wonder Woman #214


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TITLE:
Wonder Woman #214
PUBLICATION DATE: Oct/Nov 1974 (onsale 7/9/1974)
FORMAT: 96 squarebound pages plus covers
COVER PRICE: $0.60
COVER ART: Robert Oksner
NOTES: -
CONTENTS: "Wonder Woman's Greatest Crises"
Stories:
  • Wonder Woman: "Wish Upon a Star" (20 pages)
    Elliot S. Maggin (Writer), Curt Swan (Penciller), Phil Zupa (Inker)
  • Wonder Woman: "Wanted -- Wonder Woman" (12 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Ross Andru (Penciller), Mike Esposito (Inker)
    From Wonder Woman #108, August 1959
  • Wonder Woman: "The Terror Trees of Forbidden Island" (10 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Ross Andru (Penciller), Mike Esposito (Inker)
    From Wonder Woman #143, January 1964
  • Wonder Woman: "The Invisible Wonder Girl" (9 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Ross Andru (Penciller), Mike Esposito (Inker)
    From Wonder Woman #106, May 1959
  • Wonder Woman: (The Masquerader) (13 pages)
    William Moulton Marston (Writer), Harry G. Peter (Artist)
    From Sensation Comics #26, February 1944
  • Wonder Woman: "Revolt of Wonder Woman" (15 pages)
    Robert Kanigher (Writer), Ross Andru (Penciller), Mike Esposito (Inker)
    From Wonder Woman #144, February 1964
Features:
  • "A Mini-Tour of Paradise Island" (1 Page)
    (Pictures and descriptions of Paradise Island)
  • "Wonder Woman's Mental Radio" (1 Page)
    (Depicts the history of Wonder Woman's mental radio)
  • "Wonder Words" (1 Page)
    (Letters Page)

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(Storyline tie in with Wonder Woman #214)
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