(October 1966)

Harvey, 1966 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Illustrated Humor, Inc.
Brand
Giant Size Harvey Thriller
Editing
Joe Simon; Leon Harvey
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Only Leon Harvey is credited in the indicia as editor.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fighting American / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look out! It's Round Robin!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Round Robin
Reprints

Round Robin! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Joe Simon ?;Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon (see notes)
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson; Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Round Robin (introduction); Yakima Fuldoon; Floyd Dragnet
Synopsis
Police chief Floyd Dragnet calls on Fighting American and Speedboy to help capture the crook Round Robin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First two pages of Round Robin open, interrupted by an introduction to Fighting American, "Peter Piper's Red Vipers" which includes Fighting American's origin. Page 13 opens with a four panel origin of Speedboy, with what appears to be new Joe Simon art, followed the conclusion of the Red Robin story. last app. in FIGHTING AMERICAN #7 (Prize)

Peter Piper's Red Vipers (Table of Contents: 2)

Fighting American / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Martha Von Lohded; Mary Stewart; Peter Piper
Synopsis
Nelson Flagg's older brother, Johnny, is killed by enemies of America. The Army transfers Nelson's brain into Johnny's body to create the Fighting American, who tracks down and captures Peter Piper and his gang.
Reprints
Keywords
Cold War

Indexer Notes

New art on splash page, possibly by Joe Simon, has Fighting American and Speedboy interrupting Round Robin story to present Fightin American's origin story.

Roman Scoundrels (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Commissar Yutz (villain, introduction, death); Shepard Shoestring (introduction); Rupert Blatzbier (introduction); Theda Barracuda (introduction); Eric Von Junkheap (introduction)
Synopsis
Fighting American and Speedboy travel to Hollywood to be in a motion picture but the movie is being directed by communists who want to kill them.
Reprints
Keywords
communist; Hollywood; movie set

Duel to the Finish Line (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Mary Grady; Gnortz; Bohltz; Dan Grady
Synopsis
Enemy agents kill race car driver Dan Grady before the big European race but the Fighting American takes his place and wins the auto race.
Reprints
Keywords
auto racing; Cold War; Eiffel Tower; France

Fighting American: The Hero Who Laughed at Himself (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Perrin
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Reprint of a fanzine article on Fighting American, accompanied by illustrations.

Find the King of the Crime Syndicate (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Nelson Flagg; Johnny Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Doubleheader [Casper Dewberry] (first appearance, villain); Mary Stewart
Synopsis
Doubleheader has created a device to fling energy which he uses to fix various sporting events and to help him win at gambling. The Fighting American and Speedboy put an end to his criminal enterprise.
Reprints
Keywords
gambling

The League of the Handsome Devils! (Table of Contents: 7)

Fighting American / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Fighting American [Nelson Flagg; Johnny Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Big Deal [Sleppinger] (first appearance, villain); the Handsome Devils (first appearance, villains); Mike Malone; Adam Sanfield
Synopsis
The Fighting American and Speedboy battle a group of muggers who kill their victims and are only identified as "handsome devils" by eye witnesses.
Reprints
Keywords
mugging

Indexer Notes

next app. in FIGHTING AMERICAN #0-87135-600-7 (Marvel)"

Flash Farrell Gets the Picture at Goodyear Aerospace (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

You'll Never See The Likes of Them Again (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of Yafata's Moustache (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting American [Johnny Flagg; Nelson Flagg]; Speedboy [Dan Sprite]; Viva Yafata [Harvey Nibble] (villain, introduction); Bosworth Nibble; La Mombo; El Ropo (villain, introduction); Jispers
Synopsis
Bosworth Nibble contacts the Fighting American to ask him to go to Mexico to find his son, Harvey Nibble, who he believes has been captured by bandits.
Reprints
Keywords
bandits; firing squad; Mexico

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Fighting American (Marvel, 1989 series).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Look out! It's Round Robin!"]
    Fighting American
  2. 1. Round Robin!
    Fighting American
  3. 2. Peter Piper's Red Vipers
    Fighting American
  4. 3. Roman Scoundrels
    Fighting American
  5. 4. Duel to the Finish Line
    Fighting American
  6. 5. Fighting American: The Hero Who Laughed at Himself
  7. 6. Find the King of the Crime Syndicate
    Fighting American
  8. 7. The League of the Handsome Devils!
    Fighting American
  9. 8. Flash Farrell Gets the Picture at Goodyear Aerospace
  10. 9. You'll Never See The Likes of Them Again
  11. 10. The Secret of Yafata's Moustache
    Fighting American
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