(October 1983)

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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1983-06-14 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
First Comics Inc.
Brand
First Comics
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A.; World Color Press
Editing
Mike Gold (credited) (president, managing editor, editor); Rick Oliver (credited) (associate editor); Joe Staton (credited) (art director); Bruce Patterson (credited) (production coordinator); Rick Felber (credited) (business manager, treasurer); Kathy Kotsivas (credited) (office manager); Rick Obadiah (credited) (publisher, secretary); Kenneth Levin (credited as Kenneth F. Levin) (director); Ralph Musicant (credited as Ralph C. Musicant) (director); Post Graphics (credited) (engraving)

Issue Notes

On-sale date based on listing of FIRST's titles released in June within the regular feature "First Notes" and on Amazing Heroes date for issue #2 (1983-07-14), #3 (1983-08-14) and #4 (1983-09-14).

Previously noted as 1983-09-15 based on: On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Public Catalog, Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) online (http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First) retrieved 15 August 2015. Registration date: 16 October 2008. Copyright registration number: TX0007249531. Copyright Claimant: Howard Chaykin, Inc., address: c/o Law Offices of Harris M. Miller II, 8424A Santa Monica Boulevard, #127, West Hollywood, CA, 90069-4267.

Original indicia copyright information: Copyright 1983 by First Comics, Inc. and Howard Chaykin. Office of publication: 1014 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201.

Back in the USA!! (Table of Contents)

American Flagg / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Gold (see notes)
Pencils
Howard Chaykin (signed as Chaykin)
Inks
Howard Chaykin (signed as Chaykin)
Colors
Lynn Varley (see notes)
Letters
Alex Jay (logo design, see notes); Ken Bruzenak (lettering, see notes)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Reuben Flagg
Reprints
Keywords
United States flag

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein based on Alex Jay's original logo artwork posted to Klein's Facebook page under Comics Logos A #34: AMERICAN FLAGG! on 3 February 2021.

The cover scripter, cover colorist, cover letterer, and cover logo design credits confirmed by Howard Chaykin, posting to the Facebook page, Comic Book Historians on 11 February 2021.

Dirty Words (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

First Notes / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Hard Times (Table of Contents: 2)

American Flagg / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Chaykin
Pencils
Howard Chaykin
Inks
Howard Chaykin
Colors
Lynn Varley
Letters
Ken Bruzenak

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hilton Kreiger; Reuben Flagg; Gretchen Holstrum; Raul; Mandy Kreiger; Charles Blitz; Cyril Farid-Khan
Synopsis
New Plexus Ranger Reuben Flagg takes up his assignment in the Chicago Plexmall.
Reprints

Glenwood Distributors, Inc. (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Plex Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Plex Mail

Indexer Notes

A discussion of some of the themes of American Flagg as well as the summer 1983 comic book convention schedule.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Winning Line-Up! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Capital's New Color Comics (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Judge Dredd is Coming! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Judge Dredd / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Back in the USA!!
    American Flagg
  2. 1. Dirty Words
    First Notes
  3. 2. Hard Times
    American Flagg
  4. 3. Glenwood Distributors, Inc.
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Plex Mail
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. The Winning Line-Up!
  8. 7. Capital's New Color Comics
  9. 8. Judge Dredd is Coming!
    Judge Dredd
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Steve Coates
  • Pat Conolly
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Steven Samuels