(November 1983)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
1.50 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Red Circle Productions Inc.
Brand:
Red Circle Comics Group [1980's]
Editing:
Richard H. Goldwater (credited); Robin Snyder (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; 1-4 high-quality baxter paper; 5-14 standard newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fly / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Rudy Nebres (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Fly; Turan; Spider Spry

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Under The Gun! / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robin Snyder
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes a short introduction, a Blue Ribbon Comics #1-6 Features checklist from the 1939 series, and a small cover reproduction of #4. Dated 6/7/83.

The Strange New World of the Fly (Table of Contents)

Fly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fly [Tommy Troy]; Mr. Creacher; Ben March; Abigail March; McCoy (a hood); Turan
Synopsis:
Orphan Tommy Troy stumbles across hoods hassling Mr. Creacher, the superintendant of the orphanage who's been stealing money from the orphanage. Creacher then offers the boy to a strange couple in order to keep him silent. While cleaning their house, Tommy goes into the attic and discovers a magical ring with a fly emblem on it. Putting it on summons Turan, an emmissary of the Fly People. He has been waiting for Tommy and grants him the powers, costume and weapons of the Fly. Tommy -- as the Fly-- then goes back to the orphanage to deliver justice to McCoy and Creacher.
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Indexer Notes

The Fly (origin)
Story is credited in this issue's "Under the Gun" for Joe Simon (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Simon (inker).

The Master of Junk-Ri-La (Table of Contents)

Fly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fly [Tommy Troy]; Ben March; Hans Yunkmann [The Junkman]
Synopsis:
The Fly meets a man who creates weapons and inventions out of junk in order to pull off his crime capers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is credited in this issue's "Under the Gun" for Joe Simon (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Simon (inker)

Tommy Troy Teaches Judo (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Simon ?
Inks:
Joe Simon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Characters:
Tommy Troy
Reprints:

Come into My Parlor (Table of Contents)

Fly / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fly [Tommy Troy]; Spider Spry; Bruiser
Synopsis:
The Fly meets the Spider, also known as Spider Spry.
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Indexer Notes

Vs. Spider Spry, 1st appearance and introduction. Story is credited in this issue's "Under the Gun" for Joe Simon (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Simon (inker)

One of Our Skyscrapers Is Missing (Table of Contents)

Fly / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fly [Tommy Troy]; Dolly Lake
Synopsis:
The Fly investigates when a skyscraper goes missing.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits per Robin Snyder's editorial.

Discovers His Buzz-Gun (Table of Contents)

Fly / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fly [Tommy Troy]; Ben March; Abigail March; Dolly Lake (1st appearance)
Synopsis:
While getting groceries for the Marches, Tommy and Dolly witness a car chase between the police and some crooks. Tommy changes to the Fly and uses his Buzz Gun to aid the police.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is credited in this issue's "Under the Gun" to Joe Simon (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Simon (inker)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fly
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Under The Gun!
  3. 2. The Strange New World of the Fly
    Fly
  4. 3. The Master of Junk-Ri-La
    Fly
  5. 4. Tommy Troy Teaches Judo
  6. 5. Come into My Parlor
    Fly
  7. 6. One of Our Skyscrapers Is Missing
    Fly
  8. 7. Discovers His Buzz-Gun
    Fly
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