(August-September 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

["Don't laugh -- they're not funny -- "'] (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]; Hotsky Trotsky; Poison Ivan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

"Square Hair" Malloy The Man Who Sold Out Liberty! (Table of Contents: 1)

Fighting American / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Square-Hair Malloy (first appearance, villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Fighting American and Speedboy battle Square-Hair Malloy on top of the Statue of Liberty.
Reprints:
Keywords:
FBI; Statue of Liberty

Stranger from Paradise (Table of Contents: 2)

Speedboy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Vladimir and his family (first appearance)
Synopsis:
A boy in a communist country writes Speedboy a letter.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cold War; communism

Poison Ivan and Hotsky Trotski (Table of Contents: 3)

Fighting American / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Poison Ivan (villain); Hotski Trotski (first appearance, villain)
Synopsis:
Poison Ivan and his companion Hotski Trotski spread anti-American propaganda to neighborhood children.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cold War; propaganda

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

Z Food (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Characters:
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; John (first appearance, villain); Marsha (first appearance, villain); Rammerhead (first appearance, villain); Schwartz; Fodrick; Nutwelder J. Cloudball; Crawlby Wormwood; Comrade Farkriminisch
Synopsis:
Scientists have created "Z Food" which turns the eater into what they think they are. The Fighting American and Speedboy must keep it out of communist hands.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cold War; communists
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Don't laugh -- they're not funny -- "']
    Fighting American
  2. 1. "Square Hair" Malloy The Man Who Sold Out Liberty!
    Fighting American
  3. 2. Stranger from Paradise
    Speedboy
  4. 3. Poison Ivan and Hotsky Trotski
    Fighting American
  5. 4. Z Food
    Fighting American
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