(June-July 1954)

Prize, 1954 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Headline Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Prize Group
Editing:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Throw them down the sky well!"] (Table of Contents)

Fighting American / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Jack Kirby (signed by Joe Simon)
Colors:
Jack Kirby
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover colors credit from Greg Theakston via the GCD Error List (5 APril 2008)

The League of the Handsome Devils! (Table of Contents: 1)

Fighting American / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fighting American [Nelson Flagg; Johnny Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Big Deal [Sleppinger] (first appearance, villain); the Handsome Devils (first appearance, villains); Mike Malone; Adam Sanfield
Synopsis:
The Fighting American and Speedboy battle a group of muggers who kill their victims and are only identified as "handsome devils" by eye witnesses.
Reprints:
Keywords:
mugging

Find the King of the Crime Syndicate (Table of Contents: 2)

Fighting American / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fighting American [Nelson Flagg; Johnny Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Doubleheader [Casper Dewberry] (first appearance, villain); Mary Stewart
Synopsis:
Doubleheader has created a device to fling energy which he uses to fix various sporting events and to help him win at gambling. The Fighting American and Speedboy put an end to his criminal enterprise.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gambling

Investigate the City of Ghouls (Table of Contents: 3)

Fighting American / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fighting American [Nelson Flagg; Johnny Flagg]; Mary Stewart; Gen. Dragonin (first appearance, villain, death); Blaggart (first appearance, villain, death); Ghosts of Shasta (first appearance, villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Fighting American and Speedboy, along with Mary, are captured by Reds and taken to Mount Shasta where a battle ensues between the Reds and the Ghosts of Shasta. Both sides are destroyed when Fighting American calls in an air strike.
Reprints:
Keywords:
air strike; anti-aircraft; California; Cold War; communist; G-Man; Mount Shasta; Reds; subway

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Gerard / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Throw them down the sky well!"]
    Fighting American
  2. 1. The League of the Handsome Devils!
    Fighting American
  3. 2. Find the King of the Crime Syndicate
    Fighting American
  4. 3. Investigate the City of Ghouls
    Fighting American
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Gerard
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Gregory Fischer
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  • Tony R. Rose