(April 1985)

First, 1983 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume:
1
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.60 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1984-12-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
First Comics, Inc
Brand:
First Comics
Editing:
Mike Gold (editor/managing editor); Rick Oliver (editorial coordinator)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

No copyright registration was filed for the issue. There is no official on-sale date. The issue's "First Notes" publisher promotional page indicates it went on sale in December 1984. According to listings in Amazing Heroes #66, the expected on-sale date was December 21, 1984.


Strange Bedfellows (Table of Contents)

American Flagg! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Chaykin (signed)
Inks:
Howard Chaykin (signed)
Colors:
Leslie Zahler ?
Letters:
Ken Bruzenak ?; Alex Jay (American Flagg! logo)

Genre:
adventure; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Amanda "Mandy" Krieger; Reuben Flagg; Raul the Cat; C. K. Blitz

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

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

Script:
Mike Gold (letter replies)
Pencils:
Howard Chaykin
Inks:
Howard Chaykin
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Reuben Flagg; Kirsten "Bullets" Kisco

Indexer Notes

The page features letters from B.C. Moore, T.M. Maple, Greg McBryde, Lawrence G. Knight, and Cara Sherman Tereno. It also includes the issue's indicia and a miniature of the cover to American Flagg! #20.

Bullets & Ballots! (Table of Contents: 2)

American Flagg! / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Chaykin
Pencils:
Howard Chaykin
Inks:
Howard Chaykin
Colors:
Leslie Zahler
Letters:
Ken Bruzenak

Genre:
adventure; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Cyril Farid-Khan; Felix; Amanda "Mandy" Krieger; Reuben Flagg; Luther Ironheart; Nadine Domeczek; Pooch; Kirsten "Bullets" Kisco; Medea Blitz; Rutsky; Angel Hollywood; Stagolee DeLyons [Roy Magruder]; the Turner twins; Harris Angrilli; C. K. Blitz; Margaret "Peggy" Krieger

The First choice is better than ever: The Badger (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils:
Jeffrey Butler (signed)
Inks:
Jeffrey Butler (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
The Badger
Synopsis:
A house ad for Badger (First, 1985 series) #5.

Indexer Notes

The ad features a re-colored detail from the cover to Badger #5. It appears between pages 6 and 7 of "Bullets and Ballots!"

Christmas Presents (Table of Contents: 4)

First Notes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Gold
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
The article features Christmas-gift recommendations from the writers and artists published by First. A list of First's December 1984 (April 1985 cover-date) releases is also included.

Indexer Notes

The page appears between pages 8 and 9 of "Bullets & Ballots!"

The First Limited Series (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils:
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks:
Terry Beatty (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters:
Michael Mauser; Ms. Tree
Synopsis:
A house ad for The P. I.'s: Michael Mauser and Ms. Tree (First, 1985 series) #3.

Indexer Notes

The ad features a cover detail from The P. I.'s: Michael Mauser and Ms. Tree #3. The page appears between page 20 of "Bullets and Ballots!" and page 1 of "Birthday Bullets!"

Birthday Bullets (Table of Contents: 6)

Mark Thrust Sexus Ranger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils:
Judith Hunt
Inks:
Larry Stroman
Colors:
Alex Wald
Letters:
Ken Bruzenak

Genre:
adventure; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Nadine Domeczek; Reuben Flagg [Mark Thrust]; Jasmine Steinway; Bernardo O'Toole; Waterford Sheriff; Chief Burns

The First Choice (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils:
Joe Staton (Michael Mauser; Teddy Q); Mike Grell (Jon Sable); Timothy Truman (Grimjack); Steve Rude (Nexus; Badger); Howard Chaykin (Reuben Flagg); Tom Sutton ? (The Black Flame)
Inks:
Mike Grell (Jon Sable); Timothy Truman (Grimjack); Howard Chaykin (Reuben Flagg); ? (other characters)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Michael Mauser; Jon Sable; Grimjack; Badger; Nexus; Reuben Flagg; The Black Flame; Teddy Q
Synopsis:
A house subscription ad for the publisher's titles.

Indexer Notes

The ad appears between pages 2 and 3 of "Birthday Bullets!"

The First Choice (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A house ad listing First's titles. A list of the publisher's distributors is at the bottom of the page.

Indexer Notes

The ad is featured on the inside back cover.

The First choice is better than ever: Nexus (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils:
Steve Rude (signed)
Inks:
Steve Rude (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Nexus; Badger; Judah the Hammer
Synopsis:
A house ad for Nexus (First, 1985 series) #7.

Indexer Notes

The ad features a detail from the cover for Nexus #7. The ad appears on the issue's back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Strange Bedfellows
    American Flagg!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Plex Mail
  3. 2. Bullets & Ballots!
    American Flagg!
  4. 3. The First choice is better than ever: The Badger
    Badger
  5. 4. Christmas Presents
    First Notes
  6. 5. The First Limited Series
  7. 6. Birthday Bullets
    Mark Thrust Sexus Ranger
  8. 7. The First Choice
  9. 8. The First Choice
  10. 9. The First choice is better than ever: Nexus
    Nexus
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Steven Samuels
  • R. S. Martin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose