(October 1983)

First, 1983 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

Panic in the Pulpit! (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; Gantry Babbitt

Dirty Words (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Gold
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.
Also holds the masthead and indicia.

God Told Me To! (Table of Contents)

E-Man / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Rick Burchett
Colors:
Wendy Fiore
Letters:
Ken Bruzenak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
E-Man [Alec Tronn]; Nova Kane; Michael Mauser; Little Church of Strict Observance [the Feeder [Gantry Babbitt/Emperor Sado]; Baker Babbitt; Thoughtmaster-One; Thoughtmasters; Harvey; Camera One; Donald; Garner; Ted]; Orgeeans; Mrs. Babbitt; Eddy Babbitt; Donald Duke; Mother Teresa (mentioned); Norman Lear (mentioned); Rube Goldberg (mentioned); Saturnian Savate-Savvy Simian (form used by E-Man); Paw; Paw's son; Ronald Reagan; Prime Minister Vitaly Vorotnikov
Keywords:
alligators; casino; Garment Synthesizer; George Washington Bridge; Hotel Pink Flamingo; Inflatable Hydraulic Pogo-Stick; Jack Chick Comics (mentioned); Max Rafferty Elementary School; nuclear missile; Orgee (planet); Orgeean Emotion-Batteries; People for the American Way (mentioned); Soviet Union; the Good Time Gosh-Wow Hour (evangelist show)

["Dear First Comics: I've had mixed emotions..."] (Table of Contents)

E-Mail / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Gold
Pencils:
Bruce Patterson [as Beedeep] (illustration)
Inks:
Bruce Patterson [as Beedeep] (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Mike Vaughn, T. E. Pouncey, Randy H. Crawford, Jef Peckham, and David Lipson.

If Twinkles Be My Destiny (Table of Contents)

Nexus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Baron (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Rude [as Dude] (signed)
Inks:
Steve Rude [as Dude] (signed)
Colors:
Wendy Fiore
Letters:
Mike Baron

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Nexus [Horatio Hellpop]; Clausius (slave trader)
Keywords:
Mostest Twinkles

Indexer Notes

Parody of a Hostess Twinkies advertisement.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Panic in the Pulpit!
    E-Man
  2. 1. Dirty Words
    First Notes
  3. 2. God Told Me To!
    E-Man
  4. 3. ["Dear First Comics: I've had mixed emotions..."]
    E-Mail
  5. 4. If Twinkles Be My Destiny
    Nexus
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