CBG Index

The Buyer's Guide for Comic FandomHere are the beginnings of the long-requested index and/or guide to Comics Buyer’s Guide and its precursor, The Buyer’s Guide to Comic Fandom. Here you’ll find nuggets of history as well as notes on who did what — where else could you find Klaus Janson, Neal Adams, and Jack Kirby drawing consecutive covers of the same title?

This is a long-term project. We expect this to come together slowly, a few months at a time — and the initial content will be far from a full index. Thanks to Russ Maheras, we have clean specimens of all the covers from the first decade, plus his research into the cover artist credits for each (created for his fanzine Maelstrom #8). Commentary from the “Weeks of Wonder” chronologies will also be added — as previously published in Comics Buyer’s Guides #1162-1168, #1616, and the 1997 CBG Annual.

The images should aid in the identification, particularly, of some of the earliest issues of TBG, not all of which had issue numbers or dates printed on them. We’re also noting, where we can, how many sections each of the newspaper issues had. This can be very helpful in reconciling some of those loose sections with their parent issues.

This is not an attempt to archive the actual articles from those issues, although in cases where the articles have already been archived on this site, links will be provided. But we welcome more contributions about the content of these issues, and have set up a subforum for submitting such material — or for discussing it — on the site. We’ll try to upload appropriate additions at regular intervals.

You can reach individual issues posted to date by clicking the menus for years, below — or by navigating withing the pages themselves. More issues will be added as we get to them.

Available Issues

1971 issues | 1972 issues | 1973 issues | 1974 issues | Just added! 1975 issues

If you have information to contribute for a specific issue or issues or have a question or comment, start a new thread (with the issue number in the title if it’s in reference to one) in the CBG/TBG Index Discussion Forum. We will try to make updates from time to time on existing index pages — and will have your contrbutions available for the later issues when we get to them.

Russ’ Maheras Cover Index to TBG #1-400 (1971-1981)

From Russ Maheras’ excellent indexing work in Maelstrom #8, here’s a quick thumbnail guide to who drew which covers of the first 400 issues of TBG, what’s on them, and how many sections were in each issue. Records for individual issues will appear on site as we get them prepared.

Issue numbers and/or dates that are bolded/italicized did not appear on covers and are deductions based on careful examination of unmarked issues and/or surrounding issues. Newsprint tabloid catalogs consist of one section unless otherwise noted. Footnotes appear at the bottom.

No. Cover date Sect. Pgs. Cover artist(s) Cover theme
1 Feb. 1971 1 20 John Fantucchio Golden Age heroes
2 April 1971 1 20 Dennis Fujitake Sword and sorcery
3 May 1971 1 12 Dan Adkins Western (gunfighter)
4 June 1971 1 16 (Text cover) MESS, Alan Light editorial, ad rates
5 July 1971 1 12 Robert Kline Science fiction (space)
6 Aug. 1971 1 16 Dan Adkins Science fiction (space)
7 Sept. 1971 1 24 Martin L. Greim Hulk
8 Oct. 1971 1 24 Dennis Fujitake Sword and sorcery
9 Nov. 1971 1 20 Steve Fabian Fantasy (loin-clothed hunter)
10 Dec. 1971 1 24 Don Newton Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner
11 Jan. 19721 1 24 John Fantucchio (Reprint of TBG 1 cover)
12 Feb. 1972 2 36 Jim Pinkoski Science fiction (space)
13 March 1972 2 44 John Fantucchio Superhero
14 April 1972 2 48 Craig Russell/Dan Adkins Marvel hero montage
15 May 1972 2 48 Dennis Fujitake Science fiction (dinosaurs)
16 June 1972 2 60 Bill Black Captain Marvel Jr.
17 July 1972 2 44 Klaus Janson New Gods, Darkseid
18 Aug. 1, 19722 2 32 Neal Adams Green Lantern, Green Arrow
19 Aug. 15, 1972 1 24 Jack Kirby Mister Miracle
20 Sept. 1, 1972 2 44 (Photo cover) Star Trek (Mr. Spock)
21 Sept. 15, 1972 1 24 Alan “Jim” Hanley Captain Marvel (Shazam) family
22 Oct. 1, 1972 2 40 (Text cover) Rex Miller Auction #1
23 Oct. 15, 1972 2 28 Tom Armstrong Blackhawks, Sgt. Rock
24 Nov. 1, 1972 2 36 Craig Russell Science fiction (space)
25 Nov. 15, 1972 2 28 Steve Massey Science fiction (space)
26 Dec. 19723 2 40 John Fantucchio Captain Marvel (Shazam), Superman
27 Jan. 1, 1973 2 40 Don Rosa Medieval combat
28 Jan. 15, 1973 2 32 Dan Adkins/Sally Merwin Science fiction (space)
29 Feb. 1, 1973 2 40 Neal Adams Poster for Broadway play Warp
30 Feb. 15, 1973 2 28 Ned Young Sword and sorcery
31 March 1, 1973 2 40 Andrew Warner Science fiction (space)
32 March 15, 1973 2 40 Tim Boxell Horror (werewolf)
33 April 1, 1973 2 36 Dick Calkins Buck Rogers Sunday strip reprint
34 April 15, 1973 2 36 Paty Greer Conan, Vision, Scarlet Witch
35 May 1, 1973 2 44 David Hunt Doctor Strange
36 May 15, 1973 2 40 Bruce D. Patterson TBG-Man
37 June 1, 1973 2 44 Jay Massena Doctor Strange, Warlock
38 June 15, 1973 2 40 (Four miniature covers)4 “Covers that almost made it”
39 July 1, 1973 2 44 (Photo cover) Plug for Inside Comix
40 July 15, 1973 2 48 Dan Adkins Science fiction (space)
41 Aug. 1, 1973 3 68 (Photo montage) 1973 NY Comic Art Convention
42 Aug. 15, 1973 2 48 “JMF” Superman
43 Sept. 1, 1973 3 48 Craig Russell, Dan Adkins Doctor Strange
44 Sept. 15, 1973 2 48 Eric Vincent Science fiction (space)
45 Oct. 1, 1973 2 48 Tom Armstrong Enemy Ace
46 Oct. 15, 19735 2 48 Carl Taylor E-Man
47 Nov. 1, 1973 2 48 Bernie Wrightson Horror (corpse leaving grave)
48 Nov. 15, 1973 2 48 Russell Myers Broom Hilda
49 Dec. 1, 1973 2 48 Howard Bender The Shadow
50 Dec. 15, 1973 2 48 Alan “Jim” Hanley Superhero spoof
51 Jan. 1, 1974 2 48 Kerry Roseman Montage of comic strip characters
52 Jan. 15, 1974 3 64 “Chang” Science fiction (space)
53 March 1, 1974 3 72 Bob Conway Science fiction (space)
54 March 15, 1974 2 48 Wayne Pond Superman
55 April 1, 1974 2 48 “Fanthom” Conan
56 April 15, 1974 3 64 Dan Adkins The Destroyer
57 May 1, 1974 3 56 Steven Kelez Flash Gordon
58 May 15, 1974 3 56 Gray Morrow Horror (human sacrifice)
59 June 1, 1974 3 68 John King Frankenstein
60 June 15, 1974 3 56 (Photo cover) Star Trek (Mr. Spock, Scotty)
61 July 1, 1974 3 64 Charles Clarence “C.C.” Beck Billy Batson (Captain Marvel/ Shazam)
62 July 15, 1974 4 76 Russ Maheras Captain America
63 Aug. 1, 1974 3 56 Tim Boxell Science fiction (pirate, alien)
64 Aug. 15, 1974 2 48 Milton Caniff 1974 San Diego Comic Con
65 Sept. 1, 1974 3 68 Jim Garrison Science fiction (flying saucers)
66 Sept. 15, 1974 3 56 Ric Cruz, Sam de la Rosa Fantasy (elves)
67 Oct. 1, 1974 3 72 (Photo cover) Montage of superhero movie serials
68 Oct. 15, 1974 3 68 Tom Armstrong Sword and sorcery
69 Nov. 1, 1974 3 68 “Lynes” Captain Marvel (Shazam)
70 Nov. 15, 1974 4 80 Phillip Yeh Cartoon cover of comic fans
71 Dec. 1, 1974 4 84 Alan “Jim” Hanley The Mighty Mites
72 Dec. 15, 1974 3 72 Zdenek Burian Tarzan
73 Jan. 1, 1975 3 68 Eric Vincent Animation space sequence
74 Jan. 15, 1975 3 72 John Adkins Richardson Captain Marvel (Shazam) serial
75 Feb. 1, 1975 3 72 Tom Armstrong Sword and sorcery
76 Feb. 15, 1975 4 84 Dave Taylor, Ed Romero Doctor Strange
77 March 1, 1975 5 100 Charles Clarence “C.C.” Beck Caricatures of The Buyer’s Guide staff members and others
78 March 15, 1975 4 96 David Weiss Captain America
79 April 1, 1975 5 104 (Photo cover) TBG subscriber Terry Yakish as the Shadow
80 April 15, 1975 4 88 Montage of Mac Raboy art Captain Marvel Jr.
81 May 1, 1975 4 84 (Unsigned – John Byrne?) Superhero
82 May 15, 1975 4+C6 92 Tim Corrigan Doctor Strange, Mxyzptlk
83 June 1, 1975 5 116 (Photo cover) Today’s collector
June 15, 1975 6 128 Bob Hencey Dick Tracy
85 July 1, 1975 6 128 John Byrne, Duffy Vohland The Spectre
86 July 15, 1975 5 108 Alan Hutchinson Pogo Possum and his pals
87 July 18, 19757 3 72 Frank Thorne Sword and sorcery (girl/monsters)
88 July 25, 1975 3 60 Richard Krauss Cartoon of TBG reader at home
89 Aug. 1, 1975 2 48 “Gallery” Conan
90 Aug. 8, 1975 3 72 Alan “Jim” Hanley Superhero montage
91 Aug. 15, 1975 3 64 (Photo cover) Star Trek (Captain Kirk)
92 Aug. 15, 19758 3 72 Guy Gilchrist Superheroes playing poker
93 Aug. 29, 1975 3 72 Tom Christopher Sword and sorcery
94 Sept. 6, 1975 3 68 Roy Kinnard, Russ Maheras Captain America and Bucky save TBG publisher Alan Light from Hitler
95 Aug. 22, 19759 3 60 (Photo cover) Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan
96 Sept. 19, 1975 2 48 Alan “Jim” Hanley The Spirit reading TBG
97 Sept. 26, 1975 2 48 (Photo cover) Mel Blanc
98 Oct. 3, 1975 3 60 Russ Maheras Comic characters montage
99 Oct. 10, 1975 2 48 Bob Murphy Dr. Satan, a 1940 Republic Serial
100 Oct. 17, 1975 4 80 Russ Maheras Comic characters montage
101 Oct. 24, 1975 3 56 Marc Hempel Captain America, Bucky
102 Oct. 31, 1975 3 60 Bob Conway The Ray
103 Nov. 7, 1975 2 48 Tim Corrigan Comic characters montage
104 Nov. 14, 1975 3 72 Paul Chadwick The Spirit
105 Nov. 21, 1975 2 48 Jack Kirby Kirby self-portrait and montage of superhero characters
106 Nov. 28, 1975 4 84 Frank Thorne Red Sonja
107 Dec. 5, 1975 3 56 Eric Vincent Cheech Wizard, Vaughn Bode (posthumous tribute cover)
108 Dec. 12, 1975 4 96 Roy Kinnard, Russ Maheras Fantastic Four
109 Dec. 19, 1975 3 64 Tim Corrigan Marvel superheroes
110 Dec. 26, 1975 4 96 Russ Maheras Doc Savage film spoof
111 Jan. 2, 1976 2 48 Designed by Shel Dorf Dick Tracy’s look: 1931-1975
112 Jan. 9, 1976 3 64 Charley Parker Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics)
113 Jan 16, 1976 2 48 Interfan (Deal “D.L.” Whitley) Ebony from The Spirit
114 Jan. 23, 1976 2 48 Jim Engel Gag cover: FBI bursts in on funny animals watching cartoons at home
115 Jan. 30, 1976 2 48 Marc Hempel Gag cover saluting “fan” artists
116 Feb. 6, 1976 4 84 Russ Maheras The Shadow, Doctor Doom
117 Feb. 13, 1976 3 72 Bob Murphy Spy Smasher
118 Feb. 20, 1976 4 92 Tom Fisher Gag cover of hold-up man stealing Howard the Duck comic from child
119 Feb. 27, 1976 3 56 (Unsigned) Sword and sorcery
120 March 5, 1976 3 72 Bob Murphy Terry and the Pirates
121 March 12, 1976 2 48 Rick Burchett Captain America, Bucky
122 March 19, 1976 3 64 Mike Vosburg Linda Lovecraft
123 March 26, 1976 3 60 Ric Cruz, Sam de la Rosa Swamp Thing
124 April 2, 1976 4 80 Alan “Jim” Hanley Captain Marvel (Shazam), Plastic Man
125 April 9, 1976 3 60 Bob Vojtko Tribute to fanzine publishers
126 April 16, 1976 4 88 Mike Machlan, Jim McPherson Marvel heroes fighting space aliens
127 April 23, 1976 3 60 Alan “Jim” Hanley, Jim Engel, Chuck Fiala, Roy Kinnard, Russ Maheras Goodguy fighting Doctor Quaint
128 April 30, 1976 4 84 Stephen “Flame” Taylor The Demon
129 May 7, 1976 3 60 David Mattingly Batman
130 May 14, 1976 4 84 Interfan (Mike Machlan, Doug Herring) Steve Clement Superheroes
131 May 21, 1976 3 60 Fred Fredericks Mandrake the Magician
132 May 28, 1976 4 84 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Warlock
133 June 4, 1976 4 80 Robert “R.C.” Harvey TBG-Man
134 June 11, 1976 4 80 Bob Murphy Dick Tracy
135 June 18, 1976 3 56 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Conan
136 June 26, 1976 410 92 Russ Maheras Spoof of Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man crossover
137 July 2, 1976 3 60 (Montage of comic strips) “Collecting Original Artwork”
138 July 9, 1976 4 88 Tim Corrigan Spoof: Sub-Mariner meets “Jaws”
139 July 16, 1976 3 56 Bob Murphy Scorchy Smith
140 July 23, 1976 3 72 Fred Hembeck Superman TV show
141 July 30, 1976 3 60 Interfan (William Neville, Ric Cruz) The Justice Society of America
142 Aug. 6, 1976 4 84 Aaron McClellan Captain America, Bucky
143 Aug. 13, 1976 2 48 Charley Parker Thor, Galactus
144 Aug. 20, 1976 4 80 Russ Maheras Science fiction (space)
145 Aug. 27, 1976 3 60 (Photo montage) 1976 San Diego Comic Convention
146 Sept. 3, 1976 3 72 Russ Maheras Horror (monster, archaeologists)
147 Sept. 10, 1976 3 56 Mike Nasser Martian Manhunter
148 Sept. 17, 1976 3 72 Bob Murphy Phantom
149 Sept. 24, 1976 3 60 Russ Maheras Fantastic Four
150 Oct. 1, 1976 4 80 Alan “Jim” Hanley, Dick Kulpa Famous ducks of the comics
151 Oct. 8, 1976 3 60 Russ Maheras Superman
152 Oct. 15, 1976 3 72 Bob Murphy Batman, Robin, Joker
153 Oct. 22, 1976 3 68 Vincent Davis Comic fan cartoon
154 Oct. 29, 1976 3 72 Rich Mrozek The Hulk
155 Nov. 5, 1976 3 60 Bob Murphy Wash Tubbs
156 Nov. 12, 1976 4 92 William A. Meugniot (“WAM”) Science fiction (space)
157 Nov. 19, 1976 3 52 Russ Maheras The Hulk
158 Nov. 26, 1976 4 84 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Enemy Ace
159 Dec. 3, 1976 3 56 Randy Lance Ka-Zar
160 Dec. 10, 1976 4+C11 88 Elton Dorval Wallace Wood tribute
161 Dec. 17, 1976 3 60 Dan Hoffman Prince Valiant
162 Dec. 24, 1976 3 64 Ken Kramer Howard the Duck, Pogo
163 Dec. 31, 1976 3 60 Jack Katz The First Kingdom
164 Jan. 7, 1977 2 44 Randy Lance Superhero Christmas
165 Jan. 14, 1977 3 56 Elton Dorval Steve Canyon 30th anniversary
166 Jan. 21, 1977 3 60 Russ Maheras Robert E. Howard’s Almuric
167 Jan. 28, 1977 3 52 Steve Adams Conan, Howard the Duck spoof
168 Feb. 4, 1977 4 84 Russ Maheras Conan
169 Feb. 11, 1977 3 60 Doug Potter Gag Donald Duck cover
170 Feb. 18, 1977 4 92 Aaron McClellan, “K. Alder” Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
171 Feb. 25, 1977 3 60 Doug Potter Wonder Woman
172 March 4, 1977 4 88 “Brown” Doc Savage
173 March 11, 1977 3 60 Doug Herring The Eternals (Ikarus)
174 March 18, 1977 4 88 Tim Corrigan The Hulk, Dragonman
175 March 25, 1977 3 60 Stephen “Flame” Taylor The Eternals (Ikarus)
176 April 1, 1977 4 88 Steve Kelez Science fiction (space)
177 April 8, 1977 3 56 Alan “Jim” Hanley Goodguy
178 April 15, 1977 4 80 (Full color photo montage) TBG Salutes the Conventions”
179 April 22, 1977 3 60 Marc Hempel Iron Man
180 April 29, 1977 5 120 Donnie Pitchford Popeye
181 May 6, 1977 4 84 Dan Hoffman Tarzan
182 May 13, 1977 4 92 Marc Hempel Vampirella, Creepy, Eerie
183 May 20, 1977 3 64 (Photo cover) Stan Lee
184 May 27, 1977 5 104 Tim Corrigan, Willie Blyberg Galactus, Thor
185 June 3, 1977 4 72 Russ Maheras Science fiction (space)
186 June 10, 1977 5 116 Basil Wolverton Ugly woman
187 June 17, 1977 3 72 Robert Susor Captain America
188 June 24, 1977 4+C12 84 Randy Lance Conan
189 July 1, 1977 3 72 Steven Kelez Tarzan
190 July 8, 1977 4+C13 96 Fred Fredericks Salute to stuntman David Sharpe
191 July 15, 1977 3 72 Randy Lance Swamp Thing, Howard the Duck
192 July 22, 1977 4 88 Robert Susor Conan
193 July 29, 1977 3 72 William “Bill” Black Dr. Fate, Starman, The Spectre
194 Aug. 5, 1977 4 80 Roy Kinnard, Russ Maheras Flash Gordon spoof
195 Aug. 12, 1977 3 60 Bob Murphy Red Ryder
196 Aug. 19, 1977 4 76 Jay Massena Science fiction (space)
197 Aug. 26, 1977 3 60 Shel Dorf Frankenstein spoof
198 Sept. 2, 1977 4 84 Dan Hoffman Flash Gordon
199 Sept. 9, 1977 3+I14 68 John Totleben Batman
200 Sept. 16, 1977 4 80 Alan “Jim” Hanley Cartoon montage
201 Sept. 23, 1977 3 64 (Photo cover) Walter Koenig
202 Sept. 30, 1977 4 88 Brad Caslor The Spirit spoof
203 Oct. 7, 1977 3 64 Jerry Ordway Marvel heroes battle DC heroes
204 Oct. 14, 1977 4 96 Dan Hoffman The Shadow
205 Oct. 21, 1977 3 68 Jim Chadwick Superhero battle spoof
206 Oct. 28, 1977 4 84 Doug Herring Superhero battle spoof
207 Nov. 4, 1977 3 72 Eric Vincent Science fiction (space)
208 Nov. 11, 1977 5+C15 100 Charles Clarence “C.C.” Beck (Reprint of TBG 77 cover)
209 Nov. 18, 1977 3 72 (Photo cover) Superman (Steve Reeves)
210 Nov. 25, 1977 4 88 Charley Parker Fantastic Four, Nick Fury
211 Dec. 2, 1977 4 88 Jackson “Butch” Guice Conan, Kull, Kane
212 Dec. 9, 1977 5 116 “McVay” Science fiction (space)
213 Dec. 16, 1977 3 60 Fred Hembeck Comic character montage
214 Dec. 23, 1977 4 92 Bob Murphy Li’l Abner
215 Dec. 30, 1977 3 60 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Lord Aragorn
216 Jan. 6, 1978 3 68 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Conan
217 Jan. 13, 1978 3 64 Mike Machlan, Jerry Ordway Atlas heroes
218 Jan. 20, 1978 4+C16 80 Alan “Jim” Hanley Captain Marvel (Shazam), The Spirit
219 Jan. 27, 1978 3 56 John Fantucchio (Reprint of TBG 1 cover)
220 Feb. 3, 1978 5 116 Bob Murphy The Dragon Lady
221 Feb. 10, 1978 3 72 Larry Dean Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu
222 Feb. 17, 1978 4 84 Gary Kwopisz The Simarillion (wolves, castle)
223 Feb. 24, 1978 4 84 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Sword and sorcery (dragon)
224 March 3, 1978 3 72 Jim Chadwick Fantastic Four
225 March 10, 1978 4 92 Rick Stasi Spider-Man, The Creeper
226 March 17, 1978 4 88 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Lord of the Morgul Host
227 March 24, 1978 3 64 Bret Blevins Science fiction (space)
228 March 31, 1978 4+C17 96 Neil Riehle, Sam de la Rosa Star Wars
229 April 7, 1978 3 72 Dan Hoffman Batman
230 April 14, 1978 4 80 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Red Sonja
231 April 21, 1978 4 84 (Photo cover) Noel Sickles, Milton Caniff
232 April 28, 1978 4+I, C18 96 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Hawkman, Hawkgirl
233 May 5, 1978 3 72 Bruce “B.C.” Boyer Thor
234 May 12, 1978 4 88 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Sword and sorcery (castle siege)
235 May 19, 1978 3 72 Willie Peppers Nova battles other heroes (spoof)
236 May 26, 1978 4+C19 88 Ken Kramer R2-D2, Pogo and his pals
237 June 2, 1978 4 92 Bob Miller Spider-Man
238 June 9, 1978 4+C20 92 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Fantasia
239 June 16, 1978 3 64 (Unsigned) Howard the Duck
240 June 23, 1978 4 96 Paul Bianca Mister Miracle
241 June 30, 1978 4 76 “C. Pealer” Spider-Woman
242 July 7, 1978 4 96 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Lord of the Rings
243 July 14, 1978 4 80 Charley Parker Annihilus
244 July 21, 1978 4 84 Mark Heike Iron Man
245 July 28, 1978 3 64 Brad Caslor Donald Duck, Howard the Duck
246 Aug. 4, 1978 4 84 (Photo cover) 1978 Comic Art Convention
247 Aug. 11, 1978 3 68 Dan Hoffman, Pete Iro Prince Valiant
248 Aug. 18, 1978 4 80 William Garnett Herbie, Thor, Sif, Volstagg (spoof)
249 Aug. 25, 1978 3 68 Stephen “Flame” Taylor The Shadow
250 Sept. 1, 1978 4 88 Mike Gustovich, “Alder” Superhero
251 Sept. 8, 1978 4 88 Alan “Jim” Hanley Madman
252 Sept. 15, 1978 3 72 Fred Hembeck Jack of Hearts
253 Sept. 22, 1978 3 68 Jim Newsome Star Hawks
254 Sept. 29, 1978 4 76 Dan Clowes Science fiction (space)
255 Oct. 6, 1978 4 80 Sam de la Rosa, Doug Herring The Atom
256 Oct. 13, 1978 3+C21 72 Chester Gould, Rick Fletcher, Max Allan Collins Dick Tracy
257 Oct. 20, 1978 4+I22 84 Doug Herring Sub-Mariner
258 Oct. 27, 1978 4+C23 84 “V.P.” Fantasy (wizard)
259 Nov. 3, 1978 3 72 William “Bill” Black The Hulk
260 Nov. 10, 1978 4 84 Jim Newsome Rog 2000
261 Nov. 17, 1978 4 80 “S. McManus” (Shawn?) Science fiction (space)
262 Nov. 24, 1978 4 80 John Heebink, Aaron McClellan Wonder Woman
263 Dec. 1, 1978 3 64 Jim Newsome Thor, Odin
264 Dec. 8, 1978 4+C24 76 Alan “Jim” Hanley Fred Hembeck spoof
265 Dec. 15, 1978 3 68 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Skeleton on horseback
266 Dec. 22, 1978 4 80 Eddie Eddings Conun the Hanna-Barbarian
267 Dec. 29, 1978 3 68 Fred Hembeck Dennis the Menace
268 Jan. 5, 1979 3+C25 72 Stephen “Flame” Taylor “The Fall of Théoden”
269 Jan. 12, 1979 2 44 (Photo cover) Superman movie
270 Jan. 19, 1979 3 56 Bob Murphy Charlie Chan
271 Jan. 26, 1979 3 40 Mitch O’Connell Batman
272 Feb. 2, 1979 4 96 Russ Maheras Science fiction (space)
273 Feb. 9, 1979 2 48 Mark Heike The Hulk
274 Feb. 16, 1979 4 80 Gilbert and Mario Hernandez Doom Patrol
275 Feb. 27, 1979 4 80 Dan Hoffman Frankenstein
276 March 2, 1979 4 88 Tim Fuller Silver Surfer, Warlock, Captain Marvel
277 March 9, 1979 3 60 Bruce Schwartz Science fiction (space)
278 March 16, 1979 4+I26 84 Wes Crum Thor, Iron Man
279 March 23, 1979 3 56 Steve Crooks Sub-Mariner
280 March 30, 1979 4 96 Jim Newsome Howard the Duck, Red Sonya, Devil Dinosaur
281 April 6, 1979 3 72 Marc Hempel Science fiction (space)
282 April 13, 197927 3 72 Wes Crum Human Torch, Sub-Mariner
283 April 20, 1979 4 80 Stephen “Flame” Taylor Sword and sorcery
284 April 27, 197928 3+C29 72 Tim Fuller Horror (werewolf spoof)
285 May 4, 1979 3 72 Wes Crum The Spectre
286 May 11, 1979 3 72 Tim Fuller Canine the Barbarian
287 May 18, 1979 3 56 Steve Vance Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel
288 May 25, 1979 4 92 Adam Burns Silver Surfer, Ego (spoof)
289 June 1, 1979 3 72 Eddie Eddings The Hulk
290 June 8, 1979 5+C30 112 Wes Crum Thor, Ikarus
291 June 15, 1979 3 72 Jim Newsome Captain America
292 June 22, 1979 5 100 Wes Crum Human Torch, Spider-Man
293 June 29, 1979 4 96 Fred Hembeck Sub-Mariner
294 July 6, 1979 4 80 Doug Herring Galactus, Sphinx
295 July 13, 1979 3 68 Wes Crum Human Torch, Doctor Doom
296 July 20, 1979 4 88 Eddie Eddings Science fiction (space spoof)
297 July 27, 1979 3 72 Mitch O’Connell Science fiction (alien attack)
298 Aug. 3, 1979 4 96 Brian Clarke Superman, Wonder Woman, Hulk spoof
299 Aug. 10, 1979 4 80 “Jacques” Silver Surfer, Galactus
300 Aug. 17, 1979 4 92 Rudi Franke Comic characters montage
301 Aug. 24, 1979 3 72 Par Holman Science fiction (aliens in comic book store spoof)
302 Aug. 31, 1979 4 76 Brian Hayes Superman
303 Sept. 7, 1979 3 72 “Mr. Mystery Artist” Green Arrow
304 Sept. 14, 1979 3+C31 64 Brian Hayes X-Men
305 Sept. 21, 1979 4 80 Steve Lightle Fantasy (elf in cave)
306 Sept. 28, 1979 4 80 Tim Fuller Hawkman, Adam Strange (spoof)
307 Oct. 5, 1979 3 72 Brad Caslor Science fiction (space)
308 Oct. 12, 1979 4 80 Richard “Grass” Green, Doug Potter Science fiction (giant alien woman)
309 Oct. 19, 1979 3 68 Alan “Jim” Hanley, Dennis Jensen Captain Marvel (Shazam), Captain Marvel
310 Oct. 26, 1979 3 72 Rich Bruning Marvel characters (spoof)
311 Nov. 2, 1979 3 72 Jackson “Butch” Guice Killraven, Skar
312 Nov. 9, 1979 4 88 Fred Hembeck Micronauts
313 Nov. 16, 1979 3 64 Wes Crum Wonder Woman, Spider-Woman
314 Nov. 23, 1979 4 96 Steve Kelez Science fiction (aliens and kids)
315 Nov. 30, 1979 4 76 Wes Crum Union Jack
316 Dec. 7, 1979 4+I, C32 80 Jayson “Jay” Disbrow Valgar Gunnar
317 Dec. 14, 1979 4 60 Jim Pinkoski Conan, Wonder Woman, Isaac Asimov
318 Dec. 21, 1979 4+C33 80 Jackson “Butch” Guice Swamp Thing
319 Dec. 28, 1979 4 68 D. Anderson Science fiction (futuristic city)
320 Jan. 4, 1980 3 64 Alan “Jim” Hanley Goodguy, Santa Claus
321 Jan. 11, 1980 3 56 Brad Caslor Funny animals
322 Jan. 18, 1980 3 60 Larry “Lynski” Johnson Fantasy (elves in space)
323 Jan. 25, 1980 3 68 Doug Herring Micronauts, Psycho-Man
324 Feb. 1, 1980 3 72 Jackson “Butch” Guice Rawhide Kid
325 Feb. 8, 1980 3 68 Brad Caslor Science fiction (Wood E.C. tribute)
326 Feb. 15, 1980 4 88 Wes Crum Swamp Thing, Man Thing
327 Feb. 22, 1980 4 80 Steve Kelez Flash Gordon
328 Feb. 29, 1980 4+C34 80 Terry Beatty Batman
329 March 7, 1980 3 60 Wendy Pini Elfquest
330 March 14, 1980 4 84 Richard Comely Captain Canuck, Uncle Sam
331 March 21, 1980 4 80 Mitch O’Connell Conan
332 March 28, 1980 4 80 Wes Crum Black Knight
333 April 4, 1980 3 72 Wes Crum Human Torch
334 April 11, 1980 4 80 “R. Holmes” Science fiction/sword and sorcery
335 April 18, 1980 4 84 Mitch O’Connell Conan
336 April 25, 1980 4+C35 80 Rick McCollum Doctor Fate, Doctor Strange
337 May 2, 1980 3 72 Jim Newsome Solomon Kane fights a werewolf
338 May 9, 1980 3 68 Doug Herring Green Lantern Corps
339 May 16, 1980 3 64 Rudi Franke Conan
340 May 23, 1980 3 60 Wes Crum Warlock, Captain Marvel, Thanos
341 May 30, 1980 3 60 Carol Strickland Wonder Woman, Black Cat, Elasti-Girl, Storm, Ms. Marvel
342 June 6, 1980 4 88 Rudi Franke Howard the Duck
343 June 13, 1980 3 72 Mark Heike (Golden Age hero, pirates)
344 June 20, 1980 3 60 Jordan Faris Batman
345 June 27, 1980 4 88 Richard Howell Wonder Woman
346 July 4, 1980 4 80 William “Bill” Black “Howard the Hulk” spoof
347 July 11, 1980 3 72 Terry Beatty Zack Mosley (Smilin’ Jack) tribute
348 July 18, 1980 3 68 Pete Silvia Science fiction (space spoof)
349 July 25, 1980 3 60 Tim Fuller “Ace Convoy” (Star Wars spoof)
350 Aug. 1, 1980 3+C36 72 “Mr. Mystery Artist” Doctor Solar
351 Aug. 8, 1980 4 80 “S. McManus” (Shawn?) Science fiction (space)
352 Aug. 15, 1980 4+C37 80 Gary Sassaman The Hulk
353 Aug. 22, 1980 3 40+ Rudi Franke Conan
354 Aug. 29, 1980 3 68 William “Bill” Black Captain America
355 Sept. 5, 1980 3 68 Terry Beatty Underground comix tribute
356 Sept. 12, 1980 4 80 Jackson “Butch” Guice Star-Lord
357 Sept. 19, 1980 3 56 Terry Beatty Censorship and E.C. horror comics
358 Sept. 26, 1980 3 72 Mitch O’Connell Swamp Thing
359 Oct. 3, 1980 3 72 William “Bill Black” “Eggs-Men” Howard the Duck spoof
360 Oct. 10, 1980 3 72 Terry Beatty The Spirit, P’Gell
361 Oct. 17, 1980 3 72 Doug Hazlewood The Hulk
362 Oct. 24, 1980 3 64 Rudi Franke Star Wars spoof
363 Oct. 31, 1980 3 64 Mark Heike Phantom Lady
364 Nov. 7, 1980 3 64 Fred Hembeck Metamorpho
365 Nov. 14, 1980 3+C38 72 Jayson “Jay” Disbrow Valgar Gunnar
366 Nov. 21, 1980 3 72 Alan “Jim” Hanley, Dennis Jensen All-American Jack
367 Nov. 28, 1980 3 72 William “Bill” Black Batman
368 Dec. 5, 1980 3+C39 72 Ken Holden Carl Barks salute (Disney ducks)
369 Dec. 12, 1980 3 72 Barb Rausch Katy Keene
370 Dec. 19, 1980 4 84 William Garnett Tomar-Re, Green Lantern of Xudar
371 Dec. 26, 1980 4 72 Terry Beatty Santa with bag of collectibles
372 Jan. 2, 198140 3 60 Rudi Franke Conan
373 Jan. 9, 1981 3 72 “Mr. Mystery Artist” Warlord
374 Jan. 16, 198141 3 48 Terry Beatty Batman
375 Jan. 23, 1981 3 60 Rudi Franke Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu
376 Jan. 30, 1981 3 64 Eric Vincent Science fiction (lizard warriors)
377 Feb. 6, 1981 3 72 Mark Heike Horror (Satan confronts two kids)
378 Feb. 13, 1981 3+C42 72 “B.D. Griffiths,” Dan Hoffman Tarzan
379 Feb. 20, 1981 4 80 “J. Albanese” Doctor Strange, Clea, Eternity
380 Feb. 27, 1981 4 76 Rudi Franke Sword and sorcery (female warrior)
381 March 6, 1981 3 60 Mitch O’Connell Science fiction (space)
382 March 13, 1981 2 48 John V. Cody Science fiction (space)
383 March 20, 1981 5 112 Terry Beatty Mike Mist, Ms. Tree
384 March 27, 1981 4 84 Ken Holden Carl Barks salute (Disney ducks)
385 April 3, 1981 3 72 Mitch O’Connell, Bill Reinhold Captain Stern
386 April 10, 1981 4 72 Terry Beatty Dick Tracy
387 April 17, 1981 3 72 Rudi Franke The Hulk
388 April 24, 1981 3 68 Bill Reinhold, Mitch O’Connell Doctor Strange
389 May 1, 1981 3 64 Terry Beatty Superman, Hawkman, Flash Wonder Woman, Green Lantern
390 May 8, 1981 4 80 Rudi Franke Conan
391 May 15, 1981 3 72 Milton Caniff The Dragon Lady
392 May 22, 1981 4 80 Wes Crum Galactus, Silver Surfer
393 May 29, 1981 4 64 Jordan Faris Science fiction (space)
394 June 5, 1981 6 88 William “Bill” Black Green Lantern
395 June 12, 1981 4 64 “J. Albanese” Fantasy (man and dragon)
396 June 19, 1981 4 80 Russ Maheras (Reprint of TBG 98 cover)
397 June 26, 1981 3 60 “Vicatan” The Hulk
398 July 3, 1981 3 72 Ernie B. Patricio Science fiction (space)
399 July 10, 1981 4 76 Mitch O’Connell Horror (pirate, girl, living skeletons)
400 July 17, 1981 3 72 Terry Beatty Montage of 400 character heads

Notes:

Note1 • TBG 11 had “Feb.” on cover, but was actually January 1971 issue.
Note2 • TBG 18 was first bi-weekly issue.
Note3 • Though TBG was published bi-weekly at this time, only one issue was published in December 1972.
Note4 • The cover of TBG 38 featured four mini “Covers That Almost Made It.” Art by John Cody, Bob Conway, Mike Nicastre and Dick Kulpa.
Note5 • Cover dates for issues 46-52 are best guesses only. For issues dated 45 and earlier, deadline dates on Page 2 were two weeks after cover dates; when the next cover date appeared after a seven-issue lapse, the deadline dates on Page 2 were now two weeks before the cover dates. Issues 51 (Jan. 1, 1974) and 52 (Jan. 15, 1974) were the only issues with publication dates on the inside pages. These issues were dated on the upper right corner of Page 2, above the deadline information.
Note6 • TBG 82 shipped with extra eight-page, tabloid-sized Dynapubs catalog.
Note7 • TBG 87 was the first weekly issue.
Note8 • TBG 92 was misdated. It was the Aug. 22, 1975 issue.
Note9 • TBG 95 was misdated. It was either the Sept. 12 or 13, 1975 issue.
Note10 • TBG 136 was dated slightly out of sequence; should have been June 25, 1976.
Note11 • TBG 160 had extra 12-page Comic City catalog (tabloid-sized).
Note12 • TBG 188 had extra 16-page Moondance Comics catalog (digest-sized).
Note13 • TBG 190 had extra three-section, 52-page Mile High Comics catalog (tabloid-sized).
Note14 • TBG 199 had extra Art of Alex Nino ad insert (tri-fold).
Note15 • TBG 208 had extra full color, 52-page Superhero Enterprises catalog (comic book-sized).
Note16 • TBG 218 had extra full color, 52-page Superhero Enterprises catalog (comic book-sized).
Note17 • TBG 228 had extra 12-page catalog for Doug Sulipa’s Comic World (tabloid-sized).
Note18 • TBG 232 had both an extra 12-page, tabloid-sized Comic City catalog, and a one-sheet, quad-folded fanzine called Ed Savage’s 10-Cent Comics.
Note19 • TBG 236 had extra two-section, 32-page Mile High Comics catalog (tabloid-sized).
Note20 • TBG 238 had extra two-section, 40-page American Comic Book Company catalog (tabloid-sized).
Note21 • TBG 256 had extra 20-page American Comic Book Company catalog, “Pulp Price List #10″ (tabloid-sized).
Note22 • TBG 257 had extra full-color, quad-fold, enamel stock Cinefantastique ad slick with Close Encounters of the Third Kind poster on one side.
Note23 • TBG 258 had extra 12-page Bud Plant Fantasy & Comic Art catalog number 15 (tabloid-sized). Fall/winter 1978.
Note24 • TBG 264 had extra full-color, 52-page Superhero Enterprises catalog (comic book-sized).
Note25 • TBG 268 had extra 12-page Comic City catalog (tabloid-sized).
Note26 • TBG 278 had extra full-color, quad-fold, enamel stock Cinefantastique ad slick with Forbidden Planet poster on one side.
Note27 • TBG 282 was misdated “April 13, 1978.”
Note28 • TBG 284 was misdated “April 27, 1978.”
Note29 • TBG 284 had extra two-section, 28-page American Comic Book Company catalog, Book and Magazine List 1979 (tabloid-sized).
Note30 • TBG 290 had extra 20-page American Comic Book Company “Special Blend” catalog for 1979 (tabloid-sized).
Note31 • TBG 304 had extra 20-page American Comic Book Company “Potpourri” catalog (tabloid-sized).
Note32 • TBG 316 had extra four-section, 72-page American Comic Book Company master catalog 1980 (tabloid-sized); 12-page E.Gerber Products & Comix Corner Auction and Comic Book Sale 1979 (tabloid); and one-sheet, full-color, letter-sized ad for posters from S.Q. Productions.
Note33 • TBG 318 had extra 28-page Bud Plant Fantasy Comic Art catalog number 16 (tabloid-sized).
Note34 • TBG 328 had extra two-section, 40-page American Comic Book Company Paperback Book Catalog 1980 (tabloid-sized).
Note35 • TBG 336 had extra 12-page American Comic Book Company catalog (tabloid-sized).
Note36 • TBG 350 had both an extra four-page American Comic Book Company catalog (tabloid-sized), and a Gerber Products, Inc., catalog
Note37 • TBG 352 had extra 24-page Bud Plant Fantasy Comic Art catalog number 17 (tabloid-sized).
Note38 • TBG 365 had extra four-page American Comic Book Company catalog (tabloid-sized).
Note39 • ¾ TBG 368 had extra 48-page Pacific Comics catalog number 13 (actually 24 tabloid pages).
Note40 • TBG 372 was misdated “Jan. 2, 1980.”
Note41 • TBG 374 was misdated “Jan. 16, 1980.”
Note42 • TBG 378 had an extra four-page Gerber Products, Inc., catalog (page size unknown).

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