(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.


["Look out! It's Round Robin!"] (Table of Contents)

Fighting American / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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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