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Comedy Magazine, Vol. II, #1, Sept./Oct. 1985 issue. Billy Crystal cover and 5 pg. interview. Interviews with Julie Brown, Elayne Boosler, articles on Sinbad, "Up and Coming" comic John McDonnell, and even "The Humor of Salvador Dali". Devoted to comedy in all forms, has jokes and humor articles, then current comedy movies, TV shows and books reviews, and a directory of comedy clubs at the time. 55 pages including covers. Published by Erikson Publishing, Tampa Fl., Ruth Erikson and Darlene Tottle were the main people running it. Have looked for this a few times on the net, never see one for sale, almost no mentions of it besides a few comedian and writer bios. So if you're a Billy Crystal, Julie Brown, or Elayne Boosler fan, or nostalgic comedy fan, or are researching old comedy clubs or magazines, you need this, and you may not see another one. Only Very Good/Fine condition, with reading kinks/light bends here and there, some thumbed spots along open edge, but complete, not torn, no writing on it, no mailing label. Due to scarcity, I'm going to ask a whole...$5 (View)
Sarasota Industry, Feb./March 2006. Vince Vaughn cover story and interview, for "The Break Up" movie. Also a "Love Guide" for Valentine's Day, about chocolate makers, flowers, love letter writing. Local coverage of Sarasota area culture. 8x11", 80 pages, $3.95 cover, NM...$1 (View)
Entertainment Weekly, .75¢ ea., or $10 for all:
This is a batch of mostly subscription issues of Entertainment Weekly and Premiere from the 1990's, for .75¢-$1 each. Condition ranges from VG (Very Good) to VF (Very Fine) or better, but most all either have an address label, blacked-out address label, or removed address label patch, and general "use," but are complete. Great for scrapbooking your favorite celebrity, TV show, or movie, or cut out and sell articles/photo clippings. Note: To save time, and wear on my scanner, the picture page has GENERIC pics, ok? Will be happy to describe the condition of any you want, and do scans or camera pics if necessary, but for .75¢, it's hardly worth being picky about condition.
- #203/204 Dec/Jan 1993: "Best of 1993" in Entertainment.
- #224 May 27, 1994: Billy Crystal, Summer Movie Preview.
- #231 July 15, 1994: Jeff & Lloyd Bridges, Batman movie #3.
- #232 July 22, 1994: "Models Inc.", Sandra Bullock article, etc.
- #233 July 29, 1994: Susan Sarandon, James Cameron/True Lies.
- #234 Aug. 5, 1994: Jim Carrey MTV's Real World, Tom Arnold.
- #235 Aug. 12, 1994: Courtney Love, Joe Eszterhas, Ab Fab.
- #236 Aug. 19, 1994: Harrison Ford, Robert Evans.
- #239 Sept. 9 1994: Oprah Winfrey, summer box office.
- #240 Sept. 16, 1994: Laura Leighton, Fall TV Preview.
- #241 Sept. 23, 1994: Jennie Garth/Jason Priestly, 90210 stuff.
- #242 Sept. 30, 1994: "Quiz Show" cast (Redford & Co.).
- #243 Oct. 7, 1994: Meryl Streep, Brett Butler, Burt Reynolds.
- #324 April 26, 1996: David Schwimmer, James & the Giant Peach.
- #325 May 3, 1996: Hootie & the Blowfish, 25 best-selling albums.
- #441 July 17, 1998: Spice Girls, Summer TV.
- #442 July 24, 1998: Tom Hanks, Leann Rimes.
- #443 July 31, 1998: Cameron Diaz, History of Gross-out movies.
- #444 Aug. 7, 1998: Sam Jackson/Kevin Spacey, 25 Greatest Actors.
- #445 Aug. 14, '98: Jamie Lee Curtis/Michelle Williams, Halloween H20.
- #446/447 Aug. 21/28, 1998: Bullock/Kidman, Fall Movie Preview.
- #448 Sept. 4, 1998: Backstreet Boys, Felicity/Keri Russell.
1998 Premiere, $1 each:
- June: Tom Hanks, Summer Movie Preview etc.
- August: Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Studio 54, etc.
- September: Drew Barrymore, Fall Movie Preview, Brian De Palma.
- October: Claire Danes, 100 Most Daring Movies, "Vanguard".
Parade on clearance, now .50¢ each:
A supplement in many Sunday newspapers, many feature celebrity covers and interviews. I saved some, all in nice condition and complete (some will have some minor bends or other defects, I have a more detailed list), from the local Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Cheap to mail in cardboard (around $3.50-3.75 for 1), why pay $4-$5 shipping that auctions want? Pics are of my actual copies. The main cover celebrity is noted first.
- May 17, 1998 (View), March 31, 2002 (View), Nov. 1, 2009 (View), June 9, 2013. (View), all Sandra Bullock.
- December 6, 1998: Julia Roberts; Stacy Edwards. (View)
- September 22, 2002: Salma Hayek. (View)
- Jennifer Lopez: December 8, 2002 (View), March 25th, 2007. (View)
- April 1, 2007: Halle Berry; Sigourney Weaver. (View)
- June 3, 2007: Jessica Alba. (View)
- June 10, 2007 (View), July 11, 2010. (View), both Angelina Jolie.
- July 15, 2007: Catherine Zeta-Jones; profile of Brittany Snow. (View)
- October 28, 2007: Natalie Portman, w/3 page article by her. (View)
- December 9, 2007: Jack Nicholson; Jenna Fischer ("The Office"). (View)
- March 30, 2008: Mick Jagger; John Krasinski ("The Office"). (View)
- June 1, 2008: Anne Hathaway; William Shatner interview. (View)
- June 29, 2008: Christian Bale, "Batman is Back"; Jane Krakowski. (View)
- July 27, 2008: Marilyn Monroe article by Liz Smith; Jon Hamm. (View)
- January 24, 2010: Jennifer Garner. (View)
- Cher, November 21, 2010, (View), Nov. 25, 2018 (View)
- May 15, 2011: Johnny Depp & Penelope Cruz; Amy Poehler. (View)
- July 24, 2011: Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family" TV show). (View)
- January 8, 2012: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter); Kaley Cuoco. (View)
- February 19, 2012: Madeleine Stowe; Al Roker. (View)
- March 18, 2012: Jennifer Lawrence; Suzanne Collins; Stana Katic. (View)
- July 1, 2012: Katy Perry. (View)
- Sept. 16, 2012: Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere; Zooey Deschanel. (View)
- November 25, 2012: Taylor Swift; Helen Mirren. (View)
- September 29, 2013: Mindy Kaling (The Office, Mindy Project). (View)
- February 9, 2014: The Beatles 50th Anniversary story. (View)
- March 2, 2014: Ellen DeGeneres, for 86th Oscars host. (View)
- March 30, 2014: Eva Longoria. (View)
- July 13th, 2014: Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis. (View)
- April 26, 2015: Scarlett Johansson. (View)
- Dec. 3, 2017: Star Wars The Last Jedi/Chewbacca; Mark Hamill. (View)
Comics & Collectibles Mags, Con programs, Price Guides:
VF/NM to NM unless noted.
Batman Returns Official movie magazine (1992, Topps). 72 pages covering the 2nd movie, with cool deep 3-D Batman hologram on the cover. Over 150 photos, cast/character profiles, Batmobile and weapons info, all the behind-the-scenes stuff, etc. . ($5.95 cover price)...$4 (View)
Comic Book Marketplace #70, Aug. 1999. NM-. Celebrates Batman's 60th anniversary, with a Neal Adams Batman & Robin cover. Put out by Overstreet/Gemstone, this is "The magazine for Golden, Silver and Bronze age comics collectors." No price guide, but has market reports from various dealers. 80 pages, this issue is pretty much all Batman. Interviews with Neal Adams (with pencil sketches throughout), Jerry Robinson, Adam West, and a text overview and graphic gallery of Batman's history, with comic covers and panels from various decades. Inside back cover and back cover have color 9-comic galleries too. Lots of nice dealer photo ads too, and regular columns. No mailing label. Tiny thumbed white stress on right edge, no tear; bottom spine corner tiny tip bump. A nice mag for Bat collectors, and not a big print run. $5.95 cover...$6 (View)
Comics Scene #6, from 1989 (inside says Vol. 4, #17, most call it Vol. 2), NM. Bob Kane Batman cover, and interview with Kane about the movie. Plus Keith Giffen on Justice League Europe, and interviews with Frank Miller, Mike Grell, Carl Barks, Chuck Dixon, Max Allan Collins, Ann Nocenti, and articles on Moon Knight, Frank Thorne's "Ribit" character, actor John Wayne Hames about the Superboy TV series, Ms. Tree and more. 70 pages, lots of pictures, $3.50 cover price, yours for...$3 (View)
Comics Scene #9 (Vol. 4 #20 inside), VF-. Punisher cover. Articles/interviews with Michael Keaton for 1st Batman movie; Batman storyboard artist Michael White; Punisher stuff about the Dolph Lundgren movie and interview with comic writer Carl Potts; preview of the 1st Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie; the Now Comics Green Hornet series; interviews with Clayton Moore the Lone Ranger; a look at Eclipse Comics "Hobbit" adaptation; cartoon voice master Charles Fleischer on Roger Rabbit and more. Cover has a light 2" double bendy line area near Punisher name, and bit of print crease at bottom staple, and some light reading kinks. $3.95 cover, yours for...$1.50 (View)
Premiere, July 1989, Michael Keaton cover. Nice long article/interview with Keaton about his Batman role and career. Also articles on Bill Murray/Ghostbusters, Peter Weir/Dead Poets Society, Terry Jones (of Monty Python) and his Erik the Viking movie, Kate Capshaw, and the usual coverage of Hollywood stuff. 104 pages. No mailing label. VF+ (some spine stress lines, couple bends along the top, nothing major)...$3 (View)
Comics Buyer's Guide:
The Comics Buyer's Guide was the main hobby paper/mag for a long time. I have a few special back issues, when it was still in weekly newspaper format. Some will have a few pages with bent over corners, and maybe an ad form cut out, but otherwise complete, in very decent shape, with mailing label. Listed by date/issue number:
Sept. 15, 2000, #1400. Memorial to Carl Barks, creator of Uncle Scrooge. Letters from fans/pros about Barks' passing, 1 page tribute inside...$2 (View)
Sept. 28, 2001, #1454. Tribute to Archie comics. About 6 pages of Archie history/coverage. $3.50 cover price...$2 (View)
March 5, 2004, #1581. Memorial to Julius Schwartz, longtime editor and writer for DC comics. About 7 pages of letters/tributes/career coverage. $3.99 cover...$2 (View)
Mad Magazine Super Special #89, Sept. 1993. Bagged with Spy vs. Spy hologram card, not available on regular newsstands. Have 3 NM copies. Wrinkles in the pic are from the bag...$5 ea. (View)
Floridacon 1981 − Held in Gainesville, Fl., this is a 3-color, 14-16 page program. Cover art by Pat Broderick, back cover art of Robin by George Perez. Black & white interior, has 1 page of Shazam/Capt. Marvel art by C.C. Beck; splash page of Nightcrawler by Bob McCleod; 2 pg. Maxwell Mouse strip art by Joe Sinardi; 2 splash pages by Russ Martin (Medieval Warriors, and not sure of other guy, resembles The Shadow); 2 pg. spread of various Rudy Young art (cartoonist for Gainesville Sun), has 1 image of topless female, so be warned; ads for various stores. Some foxing on front lower left corner, and area of very light tan up the left side, looks more like normal paper browning than foxing there. Some spine kinks, light handling kinks, but no writing, no creases. Let's give it a Fine. Have no idea of value, but it's 37 years old. How about...$2 (View)
MegaCon programs − Held in Orlando FL.. These are nice 26-28 page programs, most have exclusive cover art I believe. Black & white interiors, with some full color ads, has small pics and bios of various media and comic book guests, ads from shops and companies, some gaming and Anime company info. Ask me if you need to know about the major guests. All mine were mailed to me so have the address printed on back, and some handling wear. I see some places asking $3-$10 for these, don't know why. Buy mine cheaper, only $1 each! (View all my Megacon programs):
- 2002 − Nice Green Arrow cover painting, artist unknown. Minor handling, let's give it a VF.
- 2003 − Nice Witchblade and Magdalena cover by FJM and Gorder. VF/VF+.
- 2005 − Green Lantern vs. Sinestro cover (Hal Jordan GL it appears), by Peters? Has light fold line up the right side through 'Megacon', but not creased, affects cover and a few pages. F/VF.
- 2006 − Superman vs. invisible guy in tuxedo riding a flaming head horse? By George Perez. Light mailing fold up the middle, mostly noticeable on bottom half but doesn't bother the looks much.
Collecting Toys Feb. 1997 issue, with Darth Vader cover. This issue has interview with Lucasfilm's Stephen Sansweet, with pics of lots of Star Wars toys in his collection, and articles on Hot Wheels, toy soldiers, Six Million Dollar Man toys, etc. Not a price guide. $3.95 cover...$1 (View)
Hallmark Dream Books: Great for research to see what ornaments you missed or to check original prices etc.. I have 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, most in average used but decent condition. Some have folded corners and pen marks inside, some don't. Also have the "Historical Review of Merry Miniatures 1974-1999" (30 page catalog), "Spring Pictorial Review 1991-1997" (30 page catalog of Springtime releases), and the 1999 Spring Collection pamphlet. Have seen internet store prices of $3.95-up, and auction store prices from $2.99 to a very high $7.49, plus the usual high shipping! But most seem to sell for a mere $1 each, which is all I want for singles, but would prefer to move all as one lot. Can mail all in the Priority Mail flat rate envelope for $6.70, singles will vary around $1.84-$3.50 or so, depending on flexible or stiff packaging (First Class Flats rate vs. Parcel rate)...$1 each, or buy all 7 catalogs ('99 pamphlet is free) for...$4 (View)
"Vintage Collectables" catalog #1, from 2006 I believe. Large 9x12" glossy paper catalog featuring many of William (Bill) Hughes' amazing high-end collectibles. 114 pages with many color pics of rare collectibles. Divided into Sports (mostly baseball), Disney (rare movie posters, original animation art, comics etc.), Barbarians (lots of graded Conan and similar comics, Ken Kelly paintings), CGC graded comics like Batman & Superman (many rare high grade Golden Age comics, some original art), Champions/Marvel Mania (Gold & Silver Age comics), and Classics/Legends/Horror/Science Fiction items like movie posters, lobby cards, more graded comics of those genres. Gorgeous catalog of stuff most will never get to see or own otherwise. Has some shelfwear scratches, most on back in the gloss, but noticeable there, front has only light minor stuff, otherwise excellent condition. $30 cover price, yours for...$10 (View front & back)
Franklin Mint Almanac:
Nice glossy 8x11" mags/catalogs, about 30-32 pages, with various collectibles articles and "showcase" sections for new Franklin Mint offerings. All 3 almanacs have the address label blacked out with marker. (View all)
Fall 1991 − "Carousel art" is the cover and main article, focusing on animals and the Carousel Museum; plus Tabletop Treasures (animal themed collectibles on dining tables); and Zoo/animal pins. Something spilled near this, so it has a 5" long by up to 1.5" wide moisture warp area on back cover near top edge, goes thru the mag but nearly disappears by the front...$.50¢, or free if you buy the other 2.
April/May 1994 − Articles on famous Doll artist/designer Maryse Nicole; The Petite Elite Museum in L.A. (miniature art of all kinds); Samurai history (plenty of pics of swords, armor etc.). Average used/Fine shape...$1
Feb./March 1995 − John Wayne cover painting (another on back cover), article on son Michael Wayne's poster collection, with pics; author Judith Kratnz and her majolica collection; Pop Culture/baby boomer collectibles. Nicest shape of the 3, 5-6 small spine stress marks, call it Very Fine minus...$2
Price guides etc.:
Combo #17, June 1996. A price guide and article mag for gaming cards, comics, action figures and non-sports cards. Nice Vampirella cover by Conner & Palmiotti. This special edition issue came with 1 of 2 Shi vs. Tomoe phone cards, and I ordered two copies, one of each, so have both cards. (So if you want both cards, you need to buy both mags.) Bags have been opened, but they have all inserts. Both come with a Fantasy Adventure gaming card too (Mayfair Games); one has #2 War Hawk, other one has #3 Jodian Darklord. Mags are NM. Articles on Vampirella's new direction, How to Play Killer Instinct, Iria (Anime character), interviews with Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), William Stout, George Perez, various columns related to all collecting areas it covers, etc. . The phone cards are by Dynamic Entertainment, plastic, full color art by Tucci & friends, 3 minutes of time, never used. Shi one was limited to 3300, Tomoe to 3100. Put next to each other they make one art scene. Both cards have a light scuff line or two on them, came that way, but no color off, and you only notice the scuffs when glinted. If you're a Vampi or Shi/Tomoe completist, you need this. Still at cover price...$8 ea., or both for $14 (View)
Inquest #26, June 1997 − Great Star Wars photo cover of Luke rescuing Leia (in slave outfit) on the sail barge. Sealed. Interview with Walter Koenig (Star Trek's Chekov), guide to Bespin's Cloud City, Middle Earth Lidless Eye checklist, and booklet about Wizards of the Coast summer camps. I bet most Star Wars fans missed this. 2 copies. At cover price...$3.99 ea. (View)
Overstreet 'Fan' #17. Nov. 1996, Justice League cover. Sealed, has Spawn Fan Edition comic #2 (about NM-), and Shi promo card...$6 (View mag & comic)
Sci-fi Collector #1, by Beckett, April 1999. Articles and price guide for various Sci-fi stuff, including Star Wars, Star Trek, Babylon 5, both cards and toys. Nice condition. $4.99 cover...$2 (View)
Wizard #65, Dec. 1996/Jan. 1997 (2) − Wolverine cover, double-size issue. Bags opened, but has an X-Men/WildCATS poster, and 5.5"x8.5" sheet of 9 gift tags w/various comic characters: Spawn, Milk & Cheese, Lady Death, Witchblade, Hellboy, Avengelyne, Concrete, Animal Mystic, and Bone...$2 ea. (View set) (View gift tags)
Misc. Men's/Mature Audience:
Covers Scream Queens and Horror/Sci-Fi movies mostly. All are Near Mint newsstand copies, no mailing labels. Cover price was about $6, most of mine are still that. The publisher wants $10-$20 ea. for these, and is out of most of mine. (I see people paying $9.99-$16.99 for these on auction/buy-it-now all the time, why?) Requires an "Over 18" age statement:
January 1997 Vol. 5, #7 − Elvira photo cover. Great 12 page article with a few full page pics of Elvira, A.K.A. Mistress of the Dark, the Hostess with the Mostest on Elvira's Movie Macabre (you WILL like this!); articles on the Women of Mars Attacks, Sofia Shinas (The Crow II), Lynn Lowry, the amazing Vanessa Taylor & Jacqueline Lovell, Athena Massey, Krista Allen (Emmanuelle Queen of the Galaxy movie, w/some great pics!), Thuy Trang (Crow sequel, Power Rangers movie), and more. 1 copy left!...$6 (View)
June 1997 Vol. 5, #12 − "Sci-fi's Sexy 50", Natasha Henstridge (of "She Spies" TV show and Species movies) cover painting. Usual suspects like Kristen Cloke, Star Trek women, Emmanuelle Beart, various Vampire women, Bond Girls, Lucy Lawless, B movie queens, and many more. Articles on Cynthia Geary, Sheeri Rappaport for "Little Witches" movie, Alice Krige (Trek's Borg Queen), Honey Gregory, Jocelyn Seagrave, centerfold of thong-wearing Tiffany Shepis, w/interview and more hot pics of her; Jodie Fisher, Swedish model Ahnna Rasch and more. These are the best issues of the year. Have 2 copies...$6 ea. (View)
FHM #1, U.S. version, March/April 2000. Rachael Leigh Cook cover (and it's not Rachel, or Lee/Liegh or Cooke). First USA issue, comes in unopened bag, with a separate supplement of exclusive photos of some of the "World's Sexiest Women", including Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Shania Twain, other celebs and various models. A "Men's magazine" (FHM stands for "For Him Magazine"), meaning mature audience. Have 2 copies...$8 ea. (View)
Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Swimsuit issue, Feb. 1989 (Vol. 70, #6). Kathy Ireland on cover, with inside pics of Rachel Hunter, Stephanie Seymour, Kelly Emberg and more. It has all the covers from previous swimsuit issues, and articles on all the cover girls, including legends like Cheryl Tiegs, Christie Brinkley, Elle MacPherson, Paulina Porizkova, Carol Alt, and the rest, in and out of bikinis and thongs. Nice near mint newsstand copy, no mailing label, unlike most I see for sale. Complete too...$8 (View)
Heavy Metal, September 1995. Signed by artist Olivia De Berardinis in gold ink on lower right cover. Bought through Diamond Dist. in mid/late 1990's, solicited by the publisher. NO certificates were provided by them. Julie Strain "Smokin' " cover painting. Inside has a 4 page story of the making of that litho, with nude pics of Julie, and art prelims. Comic stories include Drunna's latest adventure, "Mandragore." NM. "Over 18" age statement required, as it contains nudity and mature stories...$25 (View) I have a number of Olivia's calendars too, some signed. View all my Olivia items here
Cinescape #0, 1994. A preview issue that was a Hero Illustrated magazine insert. Full size 8.5"x11", 34 pages, covers mostly new movies. Jim Carrey as The Mask cover and movie preview article, plus Star Trek Generations & Voyager coverage, James Bond, Aliens vs. Predator "story behind the movie", Flintstones live action movie special effects and more. Lots of pics too. Have 2, VF+ or better...$1 ea. (View)
Starlog #191, polybagged with Jabba the Hutt promo card, for the Star Wars Galaxy cards set. Sold only through comic shops, not on newsstands. George Lucas interview, preview of Jurassic Park theme park, Rene Auberjonois interview (Odo on Deep Space 9), more. $4.95 cover. Have 3 sealed copies, NM/NM-...$3 ea. (View)