(December 1954-January 1955)

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

Issue Notes

Indicia reads: BLACK COBRA (formerly Billy Bunny).

Editing credit added by Eric Schumacher via the GCD Error Tracker.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
Ken Battefield
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Black Cobra [Steve Drake]

Indexer Notes

Art credits added by Eric Schumacher via the GCD Error Tracker.

The Big Blast (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]
Synopsis:
F.B.I. Agent Steve Drake is assigned to prowl around a Guatemalan Air Base which seems to be a target for a red spy ring.

A Message to Gomez (Table of Contents)

Valor Unlimited / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmie Hare (photographer); Robert J. Collier (editor); Sylvester Scovel (reporter); General Gomez; the Black Cobra [Steve Drake] (host/narrator)
Synopsis:
Press photographers in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Black Cobra replaces the original host Brenda Starr.

Trap for Traitors / Grenades For Glory (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Webb ?
Inks:
Robert Webb ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; Debbie; Steve Drake's unnamed boss; Mike (villain, killed)
Synopsis:
The Black Cobra finds himself up against an incredible and fantastic plot to steal one the U.S.A.'s super-tanks.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The art is very similar to the credited Webb-story in this issue, faces, ears, hands and cheek lines.

In the introductory blurb, the story title appears as "Grenades for Glory," which is how the reprint is titled.

No Cowards Allowed (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Pavey; Lieutenant; Johnny; Corporal Berkowitz

Indexer Notes

Small drawing on second page.

Deadline for Danger / The Mystery of the Falling Corpse (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Webb
Inks:
Robert Webb
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; Debbie; Steve Drake's unnamed boss; unnamed spy
Synopsis:
The Black Cobra gets a hurry up call for help from a great atomic plant.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification from reprint.

There is an alternate title in the introductory blurb: "The Falling Corpse."

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Cobra
  2. 1. The Big Blast
    The Black Cobra
  3. 2. A Message to Gomez
    Valor Unlimited
  4. 3. Trap for Traitors / Grenades For Glory
    The Black Cobra
  5. 4. No Cowards Allowed
  6. 5. Deadline for Danger / The Mystery of the Falling Corpse
    The Black Cobra
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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