(November 1983)

Archie, 1983 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.50 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Red Circle Productions Inc.
Brand
Red Circle Comics Group [1980's]
Editing
Richard H. Goldwater (credited); Robin Snyder (actual)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; 1-4 high-quality baxter paper; 5-14 standard newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fly / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Rudy Nebres (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Fly; Turan; Spider Spry

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Under The Gun! / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Includes a short introduction, a Blue Ribbon Comics #1-6 Features checklist from the 1939 series, and a small cover reproduction of #4. Dated 6/7/83.

The Strange New World of the Fly (Table of Contents: 2)

Fly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fly [Tommy Troy]; Mr. Creacher; Ben March; Abigail March; McCoy (a hood); Turan
Synopsis
Orphan Tommy Troy stumbles across hoods hassling Mr. Creacher, the superintendant of the orphanage who's been stealing money from the orphanage. Creacher then offers the boy to a strange couple in order to keep him silent. While cleaning their house, Tommy goes into the attic and discovers a magical ring with a fly emblem on it. Putting it on summons Turan, an emmissary of the Fly People. He has been waiting for Tommy and grants him the powers, costume and weapons of the Fly. Tommy -- as the Fly-- then goes back to the orphanage to deliver justice to McCoy and Creacher.
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Indexer Notes

The Fly (origin)
Story is credited in this issue's "Under the Gun" for Joe Simon (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Simon (inker).

The Master of Junk-Ri-La (Table of Contents: 3)

Fly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fly [Tommy Troy]; Ben March; Hans Yunkmann [The Junkman]
Synopsis
The Fly meets a man who creates weapons and inventions out of junk in order to pull off his crime capers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is credited in this issue's "Under the Gun" for Joe Simon (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Simon (inker)

Tommy Troy Teaches Judo (Table of Contents: 4)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Joe Simon ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
Tommy Troy
Reprints

Come into My Parlor (Table of Contents: 5)

Fly / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fly [Tommy Troy]; Spider Spry; Bruiser
Synopsis
The Fly meets the Spider, also known as Spider Spry.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Vs. Spider Spry, 1st appearance and introduction. Story is credited in this issue's "Under the Gun" for Joe Simon (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Simon (inker)

One of Our Skyscrapers Is Missing (Table of Contents: 6)

Fly / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon
Pencils
Al Williamson
Inks
Angelo Torres
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fly [Tommy Troy]; Dolly Lake
Synopsis
The Fly investigates when a skyscraper goes missing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits per Robin Snyder's editorial.

Discovers His Buzz-Gun (Table of Contents: 7)

Fly / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fly [Tommy Troy]; Ben March; Abigail March; Dolly Lake (1st appearance)
Synopsis
While getting groceries for the Marches, Tommy and Dolly witness a car chase between the police and some crooks. Tommy changes to the Fly and uses his Buzz Gun to aid the police.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is credited in this issue's "Under the Gun" to Joe Simon (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Simon (inker)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fly
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Under The Gun!
  3. 2. The Strange New World of the Fly
    Fly
  4. 3. The Master of Junk-Ri-La
    Fly
  5. 4. Tommy Troy Teaches Judo
  6. 5. Come into My Parlor
    Fly
  7. 6. One of Our Skyscrapers Is Missing
    Fly
  8. 7. Discovers His Buzz-Gun
    Fly
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