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American Flagg (1983 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 1

    It's Chicago in the year 2031 and when Reuben Flagg, former star of the "Mark Thrust" TV series, arrives as the new rookie Ranger, he tries to find out what is causing gangs to commit violence in "Hard Times." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 2

    Reuben Flagg encounters a lot more than he expected when he has to serve as a bodyguard and driver for the mayor in "Hard Times Part 2: Jukebox Saturday Night." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #3
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 3

    When Reuben Flagg tries to find the murderer of Chief Plexus Ranger Hilton Krieger, Krieger's daughter Mandy joins in the investigation in "Hard Times Part 3: Killed in the Ratings." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has a text feature "The Origins of Independent Comics – Part 1" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #4
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 4
    • Comic is autographed by writer/artist Howard Chaykin and includes a Lone Star Comics Certificate of Authenticity.

    When Reuben Flagg discovers that the subliminals on television that cause violence originate from Brazil, he journeys there to find out more in "Southern Comfort." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has a text feature "The Origins of Independent Comics – Part 2" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #5
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 5

    Reuben Flagg resorts to undercover work and other means as he continues his investigation into the subliminals that cause violence in "Southern Comfort - Part 2." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #6
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 6
    • Signed by creator Howard Chaykin (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    As Reuben Flagg keeps going in his investigation of the subliminals that cause violence, he discovers the existence of a secret organization, the American Survivalist Labor Committee in "Southern Comfort – Part 3." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #7
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 7
    • Signed by creator Howard Chaykin (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    A blizzard causes all sorts of problems for Reuben Flagg including dealing with a new robotic deputy, Luther Ironheart in "State of the Union." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has a text feature "The Origins of Independent Comics – Part 3" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #8
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 8
    • Signed by creator Howard Chaykin (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Reuben Flagg finds out what happen to a downed plane, has to rescue some hostages and deal with other problems in "State of the Union – Part 2." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has a text feature "The Origins of Independent Comics – Part 4" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #9
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 9

    Reuben Flagg goes all out on a manhunt in his homicide investigation and finds the people responsible in "State of the Union – Part 3." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has a text feature "The Origins of Independent Comics – Part 5" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #10
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 10
    • Signed by creator Howard Chaykin (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Scheiskopf takes over the Plex Mall and declares Reuben Flagg a traitor in "Solidarity for Now." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has a text feature "The Origins of Independent Comics – Part 6" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #11
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 11

    To go on the offensive against Scheiskopf and his forces, Reuben Flagg forms the Video Rangers in "Solidarity for Now – Part 2." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has a text feature "Scapegoat in Four Colors – Part 1" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #12
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 12

    With the Video Rangers and the plan all set, Reuben Flagg tries to bring things to an end with Scheiskopf in "Solidarity for Now – Part 3." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has a text feature "Scapegoat in Four Colors – Part 2" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #13
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 13

    Gretchen tells about her past and how she lost her memory and her true identity of Margaret Krieger and Reuben Flagg tries to lead things while he is out of active duty as a result of his injuries in "Mother's Day." Script by Howard Chaykin and art by James Sherman & Rick Burchett. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #14
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 14

    Reuben Flagg deals with blackmail, trying to get Mandy to be reasonable about her mother, a wedding and other events in "Disorder in the Court." Script by Howard Chaykin and art by Pat Broderick & Rick Burchett. Issue also has a text feature "Scapegoat in Four Colors – Part 3" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #15
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 15

    Reuben Flagg and Luther Ironheart travel to the wilds of western Canada for the opening of the first Candian Plex-Mall in "Northern Lights…Double Cross." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has a text feature "Scapegoat in Four Colors – Part 4" by Charles Meyerson and an "American Flagg Dossier – Part 2" with pinups. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #16
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 16

    It's Reuben Flagg versus a bunch of Canadian Communist cowboys in an all-out barroom brawl and he also discovers who is the Black Beaver, while back in Chicago, the mayoral elections are going on in "Northern Lights…Double Cross – Part 2." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has an "American Flagg Dossier – Part 3" with pinups. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #17
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 17

    Things heat up for Reuben Flagg as he still tries to take care of everything in western Candada and things also heat up in the Chicago mayoral race in "Northern Lights…Double Cross – Part 3." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has an "American Flagg Dossier" with pinups. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #18
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 18

    Counterfeiters, smugglers, traitors and murderers – Reuben Flagg deals with all of those as he wraps up the case in western Canada in "Northern Lights…Double Cross – Part 4." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has an "American Flagg Dossier – Part 4" with pinups. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #19
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 19

    Back home in Chicago, Reuben Flagg finds out quickly how the city's mayoral election will go in "Bullets and Ballots." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has "Mark Thrust – Sexus Ranger" in "Birthday Bullets" with script by Elliot S. Maggin and art by Judith Hunt & Larry Stroman. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #20
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 20

    Reuben Flagg teams up with a new ranger, Bullets Kisco, while mayoral candidates Mandy and CK get a surprise in the mayoral race in "Bullets and Ballots – Part 2." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has "Mark Thrust – Sexus Ranger Birthday Bullets – Part 2" in "Executive Privilege" with script by Elliot S. Maggin and art by Judith Hunt & Larry Stroman. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #21
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 21

    Reuben Flagg and Bullets Kisco continue their manhunt for escaped killer Roy Magruder while blackmail becomes a part of the mayoral contest in "Bullets and Ballots – Part 3." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has "Mark Thrust – Sexus Ranger" in "The Hot Slot" with script by Alan Moore and art by Larry Stroman & Don Lomax. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #22
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 22

    As Reuben Flagg hunts for Magruder, the blackmail video comes out and the result is a surprising write-in candidate winner for the mayoral election in "Bullets and Ballots – Part 4." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has "Luther Ironheart – Machineries of Joy" with script by Alan Moore and art by Larry Stroman & Don Lomax. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #23
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 23

    Reuben Flagg and the cast of the Mark Thrust TV series are brought to London in the hopes that they can help mediate a peace between England and Ireland in "Mad Dogs & Englishmen." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has "Raul – There is a Heppy Land, Fur, Fur Away" with script by Alan Moore and art by Larry Stroman & Don Lomax. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #24
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 24

    While there seems to be more to the peace mediation attempts between England and Ireland, Reuben Flagg tries to hook up with an old girl friend in "Mad Dogs & Englishmen – Part 2." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has "Jules 'Deathwith' Folquet and Zen and the Art of Motormater Maintenance" with script by Alan Moore and art by Don Lomax. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #25
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 25

    Reuben Flagg and Russian ranger Yuri Kholyakov try to track Titania Weiss in England but Kholyakov has been given secret orders in "Mad Dogs & Englishmen – Part 3." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has "Welcome to the Pleasure Dome" with script by Alan Moore and art by Don Lomax and "Collecting Dust: A Guide to Preserving Comic Books – Part 1" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #26
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 26

    As Reuben Flagg locates Titania Weiss, he learns what Yuri Kholyakov was ordered to do and everything else and has a final moment with his former girl friend in "Mad Dogs & Englishmen – Part 4." Script and art by Howard Chaykin. Issue also has "The Peoples' Choice" with script by Alan Moore and art by Don Lomax and "Collecting Dust: A Guide to Preserving Comic Books – Part 2" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #27
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 27

    Reuben Flagg and company arrive in Kansas and try to end the strange phenomenon that has overcome everyone in "The Erogenous Zone." Script by Alan Moore and art by Don Lomax. Issue also has "Collecting Dust: A Guide to Preserving Comic Books – Part 3" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #28
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 28

    Reuben Flagg is back in Chicago and things haven't gotten any better there as he deals with a bunch of problems including the new mayor in "The Fire This Time." Script by Howard Chaykin and art by Joe Staton & Hilary Barta. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #29
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 29

    Bad things are happening in Chicago including the mayor being set up and influenced and Reuben Flagg tries to deal with all in "The Fire This Time – Part 2." Script by Howard Chaykin and art by Joe Staton & Hilary Barta & Rick Burchett. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #30
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 30

    With Raul the mayor strung out and Chicago in flames, Reuben Flagg has to figure out what is going and quickly in "The Fire This Time – Part 3." Script by Howard Chaykin and art by Joe Staton & Hilary Barta & Rick Burchett.. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #31
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 31

    The Chicago PlexMall is being audited, Arcadia Driftwood returns, the Black Beaver goes into wrestling and Reuben Flagg is trying to make sense of all of it in "That's Entertainment – Part 1." Script by Howard Chaykin & Steven Grant and art by Mark Badger & Randy Emberlin. Issue also has "The Origin of Bob Violence" with script by Steven Grant and art by Joe Staton & Hilary Barta. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #32
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 32

    C.K. puts his plan into action, Raul advises Reuben Flagg and everybody is after the underground TV station in "That's Entertainment – Part 2." Script by Howard Chaykin & Steven Grant and art by Mark Badger & Randy Emberlin. Issue also has "Bob Violence: Here Comes Mavis" with script by Howard Chaykin & Steven Grant and art by Joe Staton & Hilary Barta. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #33
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 33

    The battle for Q-USA continues with the KKK and Gotterdammecrats invading and Sam finds out about a plan to kill Reuben Flagg in "That's Entertainment – Part 3." Script by Steven Grant and art by Mark Badger & Randy Emberlin. Issue also has "Bob Violence: Mavis Streetweis and Scum the Incredibly Stupid Mutant Dog" with script by Howard Chaykin & Steven Grant and art by Norm Breyfogle & Hilary Barta. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #34
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 34

    It's Arcadia going against Sam, Reuben battling Vulgate and Luther versus Billy the Mountain as the saga concludes in "That's Entertainment – Part 4." Script by Steven Grant and art by Mark Badger & Randy Emberlin. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #35
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 35

    As Reuben tries to iron out problems about how his TV station is run, he finds out about a plot to kill Bill in "Oklahoma U.K. – Part 1." Script by Steven Grant and art by Mark Badger & Randy Emberlin. Issue also has "Bob Violence" with script by Howard Chaykin & Steven Grant and art by Norm Breyfogle & Rick Burchett. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #36
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 36

    Reuben is captured by Indians as he tries to rescue Bill but he then joins up with them and tries to figure out why Bill has been kidnapped in "Oklahoma U.K. – Part 2." Script by Steven Grant & Mark Badger and art by Mark Badger & Randy Emberlin. Issue also has "Bob Violence: Long Live the King" with script by Steven Grant and art by Norm Breyfogle & Paul Abrams. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #37
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 37

    Bill is scheduled for execution and Reuben and Trish have been captured, so someone else has to ride to the rescue in "Oklahoma U.K. – Part 3." Script by Steven Grant and art by Mark Badger. Issue also has "Bob Violence: The Future is Now" with script by Steven Grant and art by Norm Breyfogle & Paul Abrams. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #38
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 38

    The job and all of the responsibilities and all of the problems that go with it start to wear on Reuben in an untitled story. Script by J.M. De Matteis & Mark Badger and art by Mark Badger & Randy Emberlin. Issue also has "Bob Violence" with script by Steven Grant and art by Norm Breyfogle & Paul Abrams. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #39
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 39

    After quitting his job as a ranger, Reuben goes on the road and meets Vinnie Vroom just when someone comes into town looking for him in "Snakes." Script by J.M. De Matteis & Mark Badger and art by Mark Badger & Randy Emberlin. Issue also has "Bob Violence" with script by Steven Grant and art by Joe Staton & Paul Abrams. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #40
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 40

    Reuben tries to get away from the Plex after quitting his job but there is no getting away from the Plex, and for some it's more deadly in "Scarecrow." Script by J.M. De Matteis & Mark Badger and art by Mark Badger & Randy Emberlin. Issue also has "Bob Violence" with script by Steven Grant and art by Joe Staton & Paul Abrams. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #41
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 41

    Still on the open road, Reuben and his fellow travelers find a deserted robot factory outside of Las Vegas and something strange is going on in there in "Revolution." Script by J.M. De Matteis & Mark Badger and art by Mark Badger. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #42
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 42

    Robot Luther Ironheart declares his independence and decides to help his fellow robots but when Reuben has some hitmen coming after him, he needs Luther's help in "Massacre." Script by J.M. De Matteis & Mark Badger and art by Mark Badger. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #43
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 43

    Reuben arrives in California and is looking for peace and quiet and relaxation, while back in Chicago, Mandy has big problems in "Surrender." Script by J.M. De Matteis & Mark Badger and art by Mark Badger. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #44
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 44

    As Reuben gets too much into relaxing and forgetting about what is going on around him, a cult of Mark Thrust worshipers wants to find him and shocking news comes from Chicago in "Reuben Redux?" Script by J.M. De Matteis & Mark Badger and art by Mark Badger. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #45
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 45

    Reuben returns to Chicago to avenge the mayor's death, stop all of the rioting and get things back to normal and the key to that is finding out what happen to the food shipments from the Plex in "There's No Place Like Home." Script by J.M. De Matteis & Mark Badger and art by Mark Badger. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #46
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 46

    A special issue in which the first four years of Reuben Flagg's adventures are summarized and a preview of what is to come in the future issues is given. Issue has reprinted material by Howard Chaykin, Steven Grant, Mark Badger and J.M. De Matteis and new material by Paul Smith and Mike Vosburg. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #47
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 47

    Now back in Chicago, Reuben has to deal with the city in shambles, no mayor and no chief ranger and a group out to start a revolution in "Sometimes a Great Notion Goes Awry." Script by Howard Chaykin & Mindy Newell and art by Paul Smith. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #48
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 48

    Reuben's old girl friend is back in his life and he has new chief ranger Yuri Kholyakov to deal with; and if that isn't enough, he also gets skyjacked to Mars in "Sometimes a Great Notion Goes Awry – Part 2." Script by Howard Chaykin & Mindy Newell and art by Paul Smith. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #49
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 49

    Reuben manages to take control of things in the shuttle bound for Mars and find out what is going on in "Sometimes a Great Notion Goes Awry – Part 3." Script by Howard Chaykin & Mindy Newell and art by Mike Vosburg. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #50
    American Flagg (1983 1st Series) 50

    Reuben is given the presidency and returns to Chicago to a lot of surprises, including the return of someone he thought dead in "The Best Man – Sort Of." Script by Howard Chaykin and art by Mike Vosburg. Last issue in this series. Cover price $1.75.