(August 1985)

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Volume:
1
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1985-04-21
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 April 1985. According to the listings in Amazing Heroes #70 and The Comics Journal #98, the expected on-sale date was April 21.


England Swings! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Reuben Flagg

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Reuben Flagg; Grace DeWolfe

Indexer Notes

The page features letters from Anita Bennett, Dave Way, Liz Calhoun, and Jorge L. Gonzalez. The replies are by Mike Gold.


The page also includes the issue indicia and a thumbnail of the cover of American Flagg! #24.

Mad Dogs... & Englishmen! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Howard Chaykin
Pencils:
Howard Chaykin
Inks:
Howard Chaykin
Colors:
Alex Wald
Letters:
Ken Bruzenak

Genre:
adventure; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Anatoly Vronski; Titania Weis; Lovey Vronski; Antonio de la Cristo; Sherman Peabody; Reuben Flagg; Yuri Kholyakov; Pam; Olga Panova; Grace DeWolfe; Charlie

Reality? What Reality? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Gold
Pencils:
Alex Wald (signed)
Inks:
Rick Burchett (signed)
Colors:
Alex Wald ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Bag Man
Synopsis:
An essay about the Bernhard Goetz New York Subway incident. It's accompanied by a listing of First Comics' April 1985 (August 1985 cover-date) releases. There's also a cartoon of Bag Man surrounded by police officers.

Indexer Notes

The page appears pages 6 and 7 of "Mad Dogs... & Englishmen!"

What!? No First Comics? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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)

There Is a Heppy Land, Fur, Fur Away... (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:
Medea Blitz; Jules "Deathwish" Folquet; Dennis Klaatu; Mr. Cottonmouth; Deiter "Daddy Fleshbucks" Reich; Mort Gort; Raul the Cat; Madge; George; Amanda "Mandy" Krieger

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 7. Parts 2-6 each spotlight a different member of the American Flagg! supporting cast. The final part in issue #27 brings all the feature's characters together for a full-length episode.

This installment's spotlighted character is Raul the Cat.

A subplot involving Raul, a robot mouse, and a robot dog is an homage-parody of the George Herriman newspaper strip Krazy Kat.

Deiter "Daddy Fleshbucks" Reich is a porn-themed parody of the Daddy Warbucks character from the Little Orphan Annie newspaper strip.

Only the Time Beavers Can Save Us Now! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Maggie's a Mechanic. She Can Fix Anything. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mechanics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. England Swings!
    American Flagg!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Plex Mail
  3. 2. Mad Dogs... & Englishmen!
    American Flagg!
  4. 3. Reality? What Reality?
    First Notes
  5. 4. What!? No First Comics?
  6. 5. The First American Flagg! Graphic Novel
    American Flagg!
  7. 6. There Is a Heppy Land, Fur, Fur Away...
    American Flagg!
  8. 7. Only the Time Beavers Can Save Us Now!
    Time Beavers
  9. 8. The New Starslayer
    Starslayer
  10. 9. Maggie's a Mechanic. She Can Fix Anything.
    Mechanics
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