(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
Bob Farrell (credited as Robert W. Farrell) (publisher); Ruth Roche (credited) (editor); S. M. Iger (credited) (art editor)

America's Champion of Justice (Table of Contents)

Black Cobra / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Cobra [Steve Drake]
Reprints

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

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

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Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; Debbie (introduction); Steve Drake's unnamed boss; Griggs; Adam Cleve (villain, killed); unnamed Russian agent posing as Adam Cleve
Synopsis
FBI agent Steve Drake in his alias as Black Cobra takes down a Communist spy who was broadcasting secret code from the Voice of America offices.

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)

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

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Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; Debbie; Dr. Sykes; Joe (villain); Louie (villain)
Synopsis
In order to prevent a trio of crooks from getting it, FBI agent Steve Drake injects himself with Formula Alpha, a serum invented by Dr. Sykes which enables a person to go without sleep for a week or longer. After switching to his alias Black Cobra, he captures the crooks, enabling Dr. Sykes to be ushered to the Pentagon where he will explain his formula to the military.

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)

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

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Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Cobra [Steve Drake]; the Cobra Kid (introduction; unnamed office boy); Steve Drake's unnamed boss; Lew (villain); Peggy (killed); Karen (killed); Webb (deckhand)
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)

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 helps the Czech resistance now suffering under Communist rule.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. America's Champion of Justice
    Black Cobra
  2. 1. Ace Spy Smasher / The Voice of Treason
    Black Cobra
  3. 2. Scourge of Evil / The Case of the Confused Crooks
    Black Cobra
  4. 3. A Million Dollar Surprise!
  5. 4. Assignment: Manhunt! / Only the Vile Die Young!
    Black Cobra
  6. 5. Black Cobra Smashes The Ring of Red Death!
    Black Cobra
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