The Fly #9 [Newsstand]
(October 1984)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Enterprises Inc.
Brand
Archie Adventure Series
Barcode
0271000693510
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Fly (Archie, 1983 series) #9 [Direct].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Fly / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fly

To Kill a Fly! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Fly / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Marty Greim
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Rex Lindsey
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fly [Thomas Troy]; Red Rogue; the Shield [Joe Higgins]; Turan (flashback); William Gates; a Thomas Troy duplicate
Synopsis
The Fly and the Shield capture the man who successfully framed Thomas Troy.

Indexer Notes

with the Shield, vs the Red Rogue, 1st.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Crusader Comments / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Carl Taylor (signed)
Inks
Sam de la Rosa (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Fox

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Jaguar / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?; Charles Ward [as Chas Ward]
Pencils
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko (see notes)
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?
Editing
Robin Snyder

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jaguar; Cat Girl; Fuad Ramses; Bori (Fuad's wife); John Nightspoor; Catherine
Synopsis
John tells Catherine one of the Jaguar's adventures involving Cat Girl.

Indexer Notes

Additional information from Charles Ward:

While Victor edited the Fly story in this issue, Robin Snyder completed his editing of the Jaguar tale before he and Steve left Archie.

The working title of this story was "The Jaguar in Egypt."

Steve Ditko should also be credited, along with Dick Ayers, as one of the pencilers of this story. Robin Snyder had inherited this Dick Ayers penciled story when he first started to work for Archie on their Red Circle line.

Charles asked to see the written plot/script for the story but he believes that neither Robin nor Rich Buckler knew who had originated this Biblically-based adventure and could not find anything in writing that pertained to the story. As the style of the piece didn't fit what they had in mind for the Jaguar relaunch, its use was postponed until the initial continued storyline was completed.

When Robin sent Charles the pencils after he had completed his script for Steve's debut on the strip in issue #8, he did his best to adapt the extant work to their new version of the world of the Jaguar. He did this by turning the story into an "untold tall tale." As such, his new script contained extensive art and storytelling revisions. Steve made, therefore, many penciling changes on the first 9 pages, as well as totally replacing Ayers original finale that was page 10. Steve then, as indicated, inked the whole job.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Fly
  2. 1. To Kill a Fly!
    The Fly
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Crusader Comments
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Jaguar
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregg Whitmore