(October 1985)

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Volume:
1
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1985-06-21
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 June 1985. According to the listings in Amazing Heroes #74 and The Comics Journal #100, the expected on-sale date was June 21.


Saturday Night--Dead! (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; Dana DeNonno; Cameron Parkehouse

[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 Charles N. Wirstrom, William Barber, and Charles Van Meter. The replies are by Mike Gold.

The page also includes the issue indicia and a miniature of the cover of American Flagg! #26.

Mad Dogs & Englishmen! Part 3 (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:
Reuben Flagg; Donna DeNonno; Yuri Kholyakov; Olga Panova; Sherman Peabody; Cameron Parkehouse; Titania Weis; Dave; Keith; Antonio de la Cristo

Summer Thrills (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Gold
Pencils:
Joe Staton (E-Man); Rich Larson (Whisper); Doug Rice (Dynamo Joe)
Inks:
Joe Staton (E-Man); Rich Larson (Whisper); Doug Rice (Dynamo Joe)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
E-Man; Whisper; Dynamo Joe
Synopsis:
A teaser essay for these series: The Original E-Man and Michael Mauser; Whisper; and Dynamo Joe. A listing of First Comics' June 1985 (cover-dated October) releases.

Get a Super Helping of Super Heroes (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 First American Flagg! Graphic Novel (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Welcome to the Pleasure Dome (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Mort Gort; Deiter "Daddy Fleshbucks" Reich; Medea Blitz; Luther Ironheart; Amanda "Mandy" Krieger; Raul the Cat; Jules "Deathwish" Folquet

Indexer Notes

Part 5 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 Medea Blitz.

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

Collecting Dust: A Guide to Preserving Comic Books, part 1 (Table of Contents)

Collecting Dust / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Meyerson
Pencils:
Alex Wald (signed)
Inks:
Alex Wald (signed)
Colors:
Alex Wald (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
An essay on comic-book collecting and preservation. It is accompanied by a cartoon of Death reading a crumbling comic book.

Indexer Notes

The article appears on the page between pages 2 and 3 of "Welcome to the Pleasuredome."

Comix Fair '85 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

She Vowed Never to Wear the Costume Again... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Saturday Night--Dead!
    American Flagg!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Plex Mail
  3. 2. Mad Dogs & Englishmen! Part 3
    American Flagg!
  4. 3. Summer Thrills
    First Notes
  5. 4. Get a Super Helping of Super Heroes
  6. 5. The First Choice
  7. 6. The First American Flagg! Graphic Novel
    American Flagg!
  8. 7. Welcome to the Pleasure Dome
    American Flagg!
  9. 8. Collecting Dust: A Guide to Preserving Comic Books, part 1
    Collecting Dust
  10. 9. Comix Fair '85
  11. 10. She Vowed Never to Wear the Costume Again...
    Whisper
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