(October-November 1954)

Farrell, 1954 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Excellent Pub., Inc.
Brand:
Ajax; A Farrell Publication
Editing:
Robert W. Farrell (publisher); Ruth Roche (editor); S. M. Iger (art editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

America's Champion of Justice (Table of Contents)

The Black Cobra / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Ace Spy Smasher / The Voice of Treason (Table of Contents)

The Black Cobra / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; Debbie (introduction); Steve Drake's unnamed boss; Griggs; Adam Cleve (villain, killed); unnamed Russian agent posing as Adam Cleve

Indexer Notes

Last appeared in CAPTAIN FLIGHT COMICS (Four Star Pub, 1944 series) #11. Black Cobra's secret identity is changed from Jim Hornsby to Steve Drake in this issue.

Scourge of Evil / The Case of the Confused Crooks (Table of Contents)

The Black Cobra / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; Debbie; Dr. Sykes; Joe (villain); Louie (villain)

Indexer Notes

Black Cobra injects himself with Formula Alpha, a serum invented by Dr. Sykes which enables a person to go without sleep for a week or longer.

A Million Dollar Surprise! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Assignment: Manhunt / Only the Vile Die Young (Table of Contents)

The Black Cobra / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; the Cobra Kid (introduction; unnamed office boy); Steve Drake's unnamed boss; Lew (villain); Peggy (killed); Karen (killed); Webb
Synopsis:
Lew kills unsuspecting women for their jewelry and makes it look like suicide. But the Black Cobra and the Cobra Kid can see right through that ruse!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This reprint of the first appearance of the Cobra Kid was modified in many ways:
The Black Cobra is now Steve Drake rather than Jim Hornsby;
The Cobra Kid is now an unnamed office boy instead of Bob Hornsby;
Steve Drake works for the FBI (as opposed to Jim Hornsby who worked in the D.A.'s office);
Steve Drake's boss is an unnamed FBI agent (rather than District Attorny Hornsby);
The killer, Lew Griffin, is now simply called Lew;
The first victim, Peggy Austin, is now simply called Peggy;
The second victim, Karen Hale, is now simply called Karen.

Black Cobra Smashes The Ring of Red Death! (Table of Contents)

The Black Cobra / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; Colonel Ivanovov (villain, killed); General Konstanty (villain, killed)
Synopsis:
Black Cobra tries to help people under communist rule.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. America's Champion of Justice
    The Black Cobra
  2. 1. Ace Spy Smasher / The Voice of Treason
    The Black Cobra
  3. 2. Scourge of Evil / The Case of the Confused Crooks
    The Black Cobra
  4. 3. A Million Dollar Surprise!
  5. 4. Assignment: Manhunt / Only the Vile Die Young
    The Black Cobra
  6. 5. Black Cobra Smashes The Ring of Red Death!
    The Black Cobra
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