(April 1985)

First, 1983 Series
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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); Tim Truman (Grimjack); Steve Rude (Nexus; Badger); Howard Chaykin (Reuben Flagg); Tom Sutton ? (The Black Flame)
Inks
Mike Grell (Jon Sable); Tim 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
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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
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  • Tony R. Rose
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