(December 1985)

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Volume:
1
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1985-08-16
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 August 1985. According to the listings in Amazing Heroes #77 and The Comics Journal #101, the expected on-sale date was August 16.


Lustbusters (Table of Contents)

American Flagg / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Amanda "Mandy" Krieger; Reuben Flagg

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Ostrander (letter replies)
Pencils:
Howard Chaykin
Inks:
Howard Chaykin
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Reuben Flagg
Synopsis:
The issue's letters page, including the issue indicia and a miniature of the cover of American Flagg! #28.

Indexer Notes

The page features letters by T. M. Maple, Wm. Waters, and Jill Beifuss. John Ostrander replies.

The Erogenous Zone (Table of Contents)

American Flagg! / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Don Lomax
Inks:
Don Lomax
Colors:
Les Dorscheid
Letters:
Ken Bruzenak

Genre:
adventure; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Amanda "Mandy" Krieger; Bill Windsor-Jones; Reuben Flagg; Jules "Deathwish" Folquet; Dennis Klaatu; Mort Gort; Mr. Cottonmouth; Pornjob; Dirty the Dog; Amy Little; Elspeth Niktu; Barton "Daddy Fleshbucks" Reich; Medea Blitz; Raul the Cat; Luther Ironheart; Max Hedrhum; Roy

Indexer Notes

Part 7 of 7. The full-length concluding episode. Parts 1-6 were back-up stories in American Flagg! #21-26.

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

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.

A Public Services Message (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
An essay about telemarketing and the Fantagraphics series Journey. It is accompanied by a panel from Grimjack, and a listing of First Comics' August 1985 (cover-dated December) releases.

Indexer Notes

The page appears between pages 6 and 7 of "The Erogenous Zone."

Collecting Dust: A Guide to Preserving Comic Books, part 3 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Charles Meyerson
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The article appears between pages 8 and 9 of "The Erogenous Zone."

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

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

The First Choice... Keeps Getting Better! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

High Calber Entertainment (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Jon Sable Freelance / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The First Computer-Generated Comic (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Lustbusters
    American Flagg
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Plex Mail
  3. 2. The Erogenous Zone
    American Flagg!
  4. 3. A Public Services Message
    First Notes
  5. 4. Collecting Dust: A Guide to Preserving Comic Books, part 3
    Collecting Dust
  6. 5. What?! No First Comics?
  7. 6. The First Choice... Keeps Getting Better!
  8. 7. High Calber Entertainment
    Jon Sable Freelance
  9. 8. The First Computer-Generated Comic
    Shatter
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • R. S. Martin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose