(May 1985)

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Volume
1
Price
1.25 USD; 1.60 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1985-01-21
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 promotions page states the issue would be available in January 1985. The listings in Amazing Heroes #64 and The Comics Journal #95 both state the expected on-sale date was January 21, 1985.


Manhunt (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
Kirsten "Bullets" KIsco; Reuben Flagg

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

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

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
Howard Chaykin
Inks
Howard Chaykin
Letters
typeset

Characters
Raul the Cat; Reuben Flagg

Indexer Notes

The page includes letters from Matthew Brown, Des Roden, T.M. Maple, Peter Muldoon, Nina Twersky, David Alan Wright, and Lance M. Smith. The replies are by Mike Gold.

The page also features the issue indicia and the cover for American Flagg! #21.

Bullets... & Ballots Part 2 (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
C. K. Blitz; Nadine Domeczek; Amanda "Mandy" Krieger; Medea Blitz; Stagolee DeLyons [Roy Magruder]; Reuben Flagg; Kirsten "Bullets" Kisco; Loretta; Russell Magruder; Angel Hollywood; Bill Windsor-Jones; Luther Ironheart; Desiree Deutschmarx Overholt de la Cristo; Antonio de la Cristo; Raul the Cat; Harris Angrilli; Cyril Farid-Khan; Pooch; Mrs. Russell Magruder; Dorit; Cheryl

Michael Moorcock's Elric: The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Keeping Going (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
Alex Wald (signed)
Inks
Alex Wald (signed)
Colors
Alex Wald (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Popeye; Alice the Goon
Synopsis
An essay arguing the point of whether a comics feature's original creator or creative team is always superior to successors. It is accompanied with a listing of First's January 1985 (May 1985 cover-date) releases.

Indexer Notes

The page appears between pages 8 and 9 of "Bullets... & Ballots Part 2."

The essay is accompanied by a panel featuring the Thimble Theatre characters Alice the Goon and Popeye.

The First Choice (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Birthday Bullets! Part 2 "Executive Privilege" (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
Mark Thrust [Reuben Flagg]; Chief Rad Burns; Jasmine Steinway

Mauser's Story (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The First Choice Keeps Getting Better! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Manhunt
    American Flagg!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Plex Mail
  3. 2. Bullets... & Ballots Part 2
    American Flagg!
  4. 3. Michael Moorcock's Elric: The Sailor on the Seas of Fate
    Elric of Melnibone
  5. 4. Keeping Going
    First Notes
  6. 5. The First Choice
  7. 6. Birthday Bullets! Part 2 "Executive Privilege"
    Mark Thrust Sexus Ranger
  8. 7. Mauser's Story
  9. 8. The First Choice Keeps Getting Better!
  10. 9. ["Everything you know about comics... is going to change completely on February 28, 1985"]
    Shatter
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Steven Samuels
  • R. S. Martin
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  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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