(July 1983)

First, 1983 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
First Comics, Inc
Brand:
First Comics
Editing:
Mike Gold (Editor); Rick Oliver (Associate Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[Look Out! This Comic Book Is About to Explode!!] (Table of Contents)

E-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks:
Joe Staton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
E-Man; Teddy Q; Nova; Michael Mauser

A Serious Editorial, Honest (Table of Contents)

First Notes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Gold
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.
Also includes masthead and indicia.

The Paper Bomb! (Table of Contents)

E-Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike W. Barr
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Joe Staton
Colors:
Wendy Fiore
Letters:
Ken Bruzenak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
E-men; Michael Mauser; Teddy Q; Nova

Indexer Notes

Story page 10, panel 1 has a cameo by Fred Hembeck & Smilin' Ed Smiley outside a Fantaco, the Place for Comic Relief store.

["Martin, Joe and Mike, Whew. This was my..."] (Table of Contents)

E-Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Gold
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Thomas Long, Guy W. West, William Decker, S. Vincent Kampton, L. Stephen Borer, and Tom Conti.

Mauser, P.I. (Table of Contents)

Michael Mauser Private Eye / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike W. Barr
Pencils:
Rick Burchett
Inks:
Rick Burchett
Colors:
Wendy Fiore
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Michael Mauser; Tom Swellhack; John Hillerham

Indexer Notes

Parody of Magnum P.I. television show.

Fuzzyvision (Table of Contents)

Teddy Q / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bruce Patterson
Pencils:
Bruce Patterson
Inks:
Bruce Patterson
Colors:
Wendy Fiore
Letters:
Bruce Patterson

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Teddy Q

Indexer Notes

Parody of a Hostess Snowballs advertisement.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Look Out! This Comic Book Is About to Explode!!]
    E-Man
  2. 1. A Serious Editorial, Honest
    First Notes
  3. 2. The Paper Bomb!
    E-Man
  4. 3. ["Martin, Joe and Mike, Whew. This was my..."]
    E-Mail
  5. 4. Mauser, P.I.
    Michael Mauser Private Eye
  6. 5. Fuzzyvision
    Teddy Q
This issue was most recently modified by:
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