(October-November 1954)

Farrell, 1954 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Excellent Pub., Inc.
Brand
Ajax; A Farrell Publication
Editing
Robert W. Farrell (publisher); Ruth Roche (editor); S. M. Iger (art editor)

America's Champion of Justice (Table of Contents)

The Black Cobra / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
superhero
Reprints

Ace Spy Smasher / The Voice of Treason (Table of Contents: 1)

The Black Cobra / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
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Colors
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?

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; Debbie (introduction); Steve Drake's unnamed boss; Griggs; Adam Cleve (villain, killed); unnamed Russian agent posing as Adam Cleve

Indexer Notes

Last appeared in CAPTAIN FLIGHT COMICS (Four Star Pub, 1944 series) #11. Black Cobra's secret identity is changed from Jim Hornsby to Steve Drake in this issue.

Scourge of Evil / The Case of the Confused Crooks (Table of Contents: 2)

The Black Cobra / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; Debbie; Dr. Sykes; Joe (villain); Louie (villain)

Indexer Notes

Black Cobra injects himself with Formula Alpha, a serum invented by Dr. Sykes which enables a person to go without sleep for a week or longer.

A Million Dollar Surprise! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

Assignment: Manhunt / Only the Vile Die Young (Table of Contents: 4)

The Black Cobra / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Genre
superhero
Characters
the Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; the Cobra Kid (introduction; unnamed office boy); Steve Drake's unnamed boss; Lew (villain); Peggy (killed); Karen (killed); Webb
Synopsis
Lew kills unsuspecting women for their jewelry and makes it look like suicide. But the Black Cobra and the Cobra Kid can see right through that ruse!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint of the first appearance of the Cobra Kid was modified in many ways:
The Black Cobra is now Steve Drake rather than Jim Hornsby;
The Cobra Kid is now an unnamed office boy instead of Bob Hornsby;
Steve Drake works for the FBI (as opposed to Jim Hornsby who worked in the D.A.'s office);
Steve Drake's boss is an unnamed FBI agent (rather than District Attorny Hornsby);
The killer, Lew Griffin, is now simply called Lew;
The first victim, Peggy Austin, is now simply called Peggy;
The second victim, Karen Hale, is now simply called Karen.

Black Cobra Smashes The Ring of Red Death! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Black Cobra / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; Colonel Ivanovov (villain, killed); General Konstanty (villain, killed)
Synopsis
Black Cobra tries to help people under communist rule.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. America's Champion of Justice
    The Black Cobra
  2. 1. Ace Spy Smasher / The Voice of Treason
    The Black Cobra
  3. 2. Scourge of Evil / The Case of the Confused Crooks
    The Black Cobra
  4. 3. A Million Dollar Surprise!
  5. 4. Assignment: Manhunt / Only the Vile Die Young
    The Black Cobra
  6. 5. Black Cobra Smashes The Ring of Red Death!
    The Black Cobra
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