(April-May 1955)

Prize, 1954 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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

["Look, Fighting American! The horses have sprouted wings!"] (Table of Contents)

Fighting American / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
Jack Kirby
Letters:
Ben Oda

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

Indexer Notes

Cover colors and inks credits from Greg Theakston via the GCD Error List (5 April 2008); the original indexer credited the inks to Joe Simon

Sneak of Araby (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Little Abdul (first appearance, villain); Col. Flopkin (first appearance, villain); Scarlet O'Haircut (first appearance, villain); Ali Bubu; Shishkabob the Sorcerer; Shashlik; Alikhan
Synopsis:
A genie takes Fighting American and Speedboy to Kishmir on the Desert, in the Middle East, to stop the communists from getting the oil owned by Little Abdul.
Reprints:
Keywords:
communist; desert; genie; oil; sneezing powder

Three Coins in the Pushcart (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice ?; Joe Simon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Skudnik; Yakfoot; Grummel; Gorgeous Georgia [Gloria Swandive]
Synopsis:
Communists send three agents, dressed as the Fighting American, to sabotage his reputation.
Reprints:
Keywords:
communists; sabotage

Indexer Notes

Greg Theakson, via the GCD Error List (5 April 2008), challenged the original indexer's crediting of the pencils to Jack Kirby. John Prentice pencils per Harry Mendryk's Simon and Kirby blog. Carl Wessler script per Robin Snyder, via Wessler's record books. Title is a parody of the 1954 movie "Three Coins in the Fountain."

About Space-Face (Table of Contents: 3)

Fighting American / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; 20-20 (first appearance, villain); Skurvee (first appearance, villain); Space-Face (first appearance, an alien); Mister Sharp; Lucy Liverwurst
Synopsis:
Someone is stealing government secrets and the prime suspect is the alien Space-Face.
Reprints:
Keywords:
communist; space alien

Indexer Notes

Wessler script per Robin Snyder, via Wessler's record books. Originally titled "Out of This World". Next appearance in Fighting American (Harvey, 1966 series) #1.

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

Rube / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Look, Fighting American! The horses have sprouted wings!"]
    Fighting American
  2. 1. Sneak of Araby
    Fighting American
  3. 2. Three Coins in the Pushcart
    Fighting American
  4. 3. About Space-Face
    Fighting American
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Rube
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Gregory Fischer
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