(December 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; Rick Oliver (Associate Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (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; Michael Mauser; Tyger Lili

Family Album (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 contains the masthead and indicia.

What's Up, Tyger Lili? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Staton
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Rick Burchett
Colors:
Bruce Patterson
Letters:
Ken Bruzenak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
E-Man [Alec Tronn]; Nova Kane; Michael Mauser; Teddy Q; Tyger Lili [Commander Lili Zhong]; Shogun Assassins; Donald Duke; Bruce Lee (mentioned); Bruce Lih (mentioned); Bruce Leh (mentioned); Bruce Loo (mentioned); Bruce Lei (mentioned); Albert Einstein (ghost); Marilyn Monroe (ghost, mentioned); Pauline Einstein (ghost); Wing Fat; Hoy Fat
Keywords:
boa constrictor; DeCaing Arms hotel; Greater Macao Communo-Socialist Workers Party; Hoy Fat Chinese Food; Mauser Detective Agency; Ming Dynasty Vases; movies (Kidneys of the Dragon; Nostrils of the Dragon); Passenger Pigeon Trailways; Snurf Dolls

["Dear First: I've been meaning to..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers John Williams, Paul S. S. Sternberg, Fred Lee Cain, Marian Gibbons, Charles B. Cockett Jr., John Brittan, and Mark A. Santillo.

The Gauntlet (Table of Contents)

Buck Godot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John J. Buckley Jr. (signed)
Pencils:
Phil Foglio (signed)
Inks:
Phil Foglio (signed)
Colors:
Bruce Patterson
Letters:
Phil Foglio

Genre:
satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Buckminster "Buck" Godot; Asteroid Al
Keywords:
Asteroid Als; Mostess Hee-Haws

Indexer Notes

Parody of Hostess Ho-Ho advertisement.

The Origins of "Independent" Comics Part 1 (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Meyerson
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    E-Man
  2. 1. Family Album
    First Notes
  3. 2. What's Up, Tyger Lili?
    E-Man
  4. 3. ["Dear First: I've been meaning to..."]
    E-Mail
  5. 4. The Gauntlet
    Buck Godot
  6. 5. The Origins of "Independent" Comics Part 1
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  • Ramon Schenk
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  • Jerry Hillegas
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