(August 1984)

First, 1984 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
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Grimjack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Timothy Truman [as Truman] (signed)
Inks:
Timothy Truman [as Truman] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Grimjack
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spill Yer Guts! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Ostrander (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Letters page, but since no letters has a column by John Ostrander telling how the book came about. Also a small repro of the cover for the next issue and a short promo.

A Shade of Truth (Table of Contents)

Grimjack / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ostrander
Pencils:
Timothy Truman
Inks:
Timothy Truman
Colors:
Janice Cohen
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Grimjack
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ties in to Trade War

Submitting Submissions (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Gold (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Staton [as S.] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Staton [as S.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Teddy Q.

Indexer Notes

Promo page for First Comics with checklist and illustration. Mike Gold lists guidelines for artists and writers for submitting material.

He's Fighting Back! (Table of Contents)

Starslayer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Starslayer

Indexer Notes

Promo for the Starslayer series.

Discover the Mystery of the Red Planet (Table of Contents)

Mars / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for the Mars series.

[Various ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
(various)
Pencils:
(various)
Inks:
(various)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Nine classified-style ads: Johnson Smith Co.; Mile High Comics; Charles Atlas; Howard F. Rogofsky; Grand Book, Inc.; Wate-On; SQP; A & S Comics; American School.

First Comics at Your Doorstep (Table of Contents)

First Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for subscriptions to First Comics. One year (12 issues) for $12.00.

Scapegoat in Four Colors Part 1 (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Meyerson
Pencils:
(various)
Inks:
(various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Part one of a history of the evolution of the Comics Code.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with parts of panels from pre-Code comics.

The Revolution Will Be Televised! (Table of Contents)

American Flagg / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Chaykin [as Chaykin] (signed)
Inks:
Howard Chaykin [as Chaykin] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
American Flagg

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for American Flagg series. "Issue No. 12 On Sale in May".

The First Choice (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Timothy Truman [as Truman] (signed)
Inks:
Timothy Truman [as Truman] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Grimjack; American Flagg; Michael Mauser; E-Man; Nova Kane; Teddy Q.; Jon Sable

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for First Comics with characters in a group shot.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Grimjack
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Spill Yer Guts!
  3. 2. A Shade of Truth
    Grimjack
  4. 3. Submitting Submissions
    First Notes
  5. 4. He's Fighting Back!
    Starslayer
  6. 5. Discover the Mystery of the Red Planet
    Mars
  7. 6. [Various ads]
  8. 7. First Comics at Your Doorstep
    First Comics
  9. 8. Scapegoat in Four Colors Part 1
  10. 9. The Revolution Will Be Televised!
    American Flagg
  11. 10. The First Choice
    First Comics
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