(July 1983)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Red Circle Productions Inc.
Brand:
Red Circle Comics Group [1980's]
Editing:
Robin Snyder
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Fly / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks:
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Fly; Fly Girl

Under The Gun! (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robin Snyder
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

The 1st part of Robin Snyder's Fly indexes. Includes reprinted covers of Laugh #128 and Pep #151, where the Fly had a back up.

I Killed The Fly (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fly / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Rich Buckler
Pencils:
Jim Sherman (1st page by Rich Buckler)
Inks:
Jim Sherman (1st page by Rich Buckler)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fly; Spider Spry; Turan
Synopsis:
Spider Spry fatally shoots the Fly. Turan changes the Fly back into Thomas Troy and heals the Fly's body during the change.

A Woman's Place (Table of Contents: 3)

Fly-Girl / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Rich Buckler; Stan Timmons
Pencils:
Adrian Gonzales
Inks:
Ricardo Villagran
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Peter Kircheimer

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fly Girl; Big Max Cardona; Harry Howell
Synopsis:
Fly Girl contemplates whether or not to join Thomas in becoming superheroes again. Later, she saves her producer from a mafia boss as Fly-Girl and decides to relaunch her crime-fighting career.
Reprints:

Under The Gun! (Table of Contents: 4)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robin Snyder
Letters:
typeset

The Mugging (Table of Contents: 5)

Fly / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Rich Buckler
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fly; Diamond Jack (a masked mugger); Officer McGee; Ol' Abbey (a witch); Lovecraft (Abbey's magic parrot); the Marches (flashback)
Synopsis:
Thomas Troy is mugged by a masked thief named Diamond Jack. He tracks the thief as the Fly but must stop a witch and her mystical parrot from killing the thief.

Indexer Notes

Ol' Abbey is possibly Abigail March, Thomas's adoptive mother from the original series. Clues pointing toward this fact is her name, her being a witch, and The Fly stating that she talked as if they had met before.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Hangman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Robin Snyder
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Sam de la Rosa
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Sam de la Rosa

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

A vignette featuring various "Hangmen".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Fly / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rudy Nebres (signed)
Inks:
Rudy Nebres (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fly

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Fly
  2. 1. Under The Gun!
  3. 2. I Killed The Fly
    The Fly
  4. 3. A Woman's Place
    Fly-Girl
  5. 4. Under The Gun!
  6. 5. The Mugging
    Fly
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Hangman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Fly
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Peter Croome
  • Matthew Thompson
  • Luke A.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gregg Whitmore