(July 1985)

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Volume:
1
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.60 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1985-03-21
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

Issue Notes

No copyright registration was filed for the issue. There is no official on-sale date. The issue's First Notes promotions page indicates that it was scheduled to go on sale in March 1985. According to the listings in Amazing Heroes #68 and The Comics Journal #97, the expected on-sale date was March 21.


Blackmail... & White Trash! (Table of Contents)

American Flagg! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Chaykin (signed)
Inks:
Howard Chaykin (signed)
Colors:
Leslie Zahler ?
Letters:
Ken Bruzenak ?; Alex Jay (American Flagg! logo)

Genre:
adventure; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Reuben Flagg; Angel Hollywood; Stagolee DeLyons [Roy Magruder]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plex Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Gold (announcement and letter replies)
Pencils:
Howard Chaykin
Inks:
Howard Chaykin
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Reuben Flagg

Indexer Notes

The page features letters from Christian Mork, Gary Dunaier, and Willie Holmes. The replies are by Mike Gold.

The page also includes the issue indicia and a miniature of the cover of American Flagg! #23.

Bullets... & Ballots Conclusion! (Table of Contents)

American Flagg! / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Chaykin
Pencils:
Howard Chaykin
Inks:
Howard Chaykin
Colors:
Leslie Zahler
Letters:
Ken Bruzenak

Genre:
adventure; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Nadine Domeczek; Reuben Flagg; Stagolee DeLyons [Roy Magruder]; Kirsten "Bullets" Kisco; C. K. Blitz; Amanda "Mandy" Krieger; Luther Ironheart; Barb; Cyril Farid-Khan; Donna; Angel Hollywood; Russell Magruder; Raul the Cat; Denise; Medea Blitz

Inferiority Complex (Table of Contents)

First Notes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Gold
Pencils:
Alex Wald ?
Inks:
Alex Wald ?
Colors:
Alex Wald ?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
An essay about taking pride as a comics reader. It's accompanied by a listing of First Comics' March 1985 (July 1985 cover-date) releases. There's also a cartoon showing a figure reading comics with a bag over his head.

Indexer Notes

The page appears pages 6 and 7 of "Bullets... and Ballots Conclusion!"

Danger! Mystery! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The First Choice (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The New Starslayer (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Machineries of Joy (Table of Contents)

American Flagg! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Larry Stroman
Inks:
Don Lomax
Colors:
Alex Wald
Letters:
Ken Bruzenak

Genre:
adventure; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Luther Ironheart; Raul the Cat; Dennis Klaatu; Tim Barada; Elspeth Niktu; Deiter "Daddy Fleshbucks" Reich; Mort Gort; Mr. Cottonmouth; Amy Little; Dirty the Dog

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 7. Parts 2-6 each spotlight a different member of the American Flagg! supporting cast. The final part in issue #27 brings the characters together for a full-length episode.

This installment's spotlighted character is Luther Ironheart.

Amy Little, Deiter "Daddy Fleshbucks" Reich, and Dirty the Dog are porn-themed parodies of the Annie, Daddy Warbucks, and Sandy the Dog characters from the Little Orphan Annie newspaper strip.

Michael Moorcock's Elric (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Comics Never Looked Like This. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The First American Flagg! Graphic Novel (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Blackmail... & White Trash!
    American Flagg!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Plex Mail
  3. 2. Bullets... & Ballots Conclusion!
    American Flagg!
  4. 3. Inferiority Complex
    First Notes
  5. 4. Danger! Mystery!
  6. 5. The First Choice
  7. 6. The New Starslayer
    Starslayer
  8. 7. Machineries of Joy
    American Flagg!
  9. 8. Michael Moorcock's Elric
    Elric
  10. 9. Comics Never Looked Like This.
    Shatter
  11. 10. The First American Flagg! Graphic Novel
    American Flagg!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Steven Samuels
  • R. S. Martin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
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